Magic of the Andes – A Journey through Northern Argentina & Peru

  • 16 Days , 2 Countries , 5 Cities
  • From $4,400
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The northern part of Argentina impressed its visitors with the fantastic colors of the Humahuaca Gorge, spectacular salt flats, and the city of Salta. Peru instead is home to legendary domains of the Inca: Cusco, once for the Inca the Navel of the world, and the famous Incan city Machu Picchu, deeply hidden in the Sacred Valley.
Countries Visited Argentina, Peru
Places Visited Buenos Aires, , Salta, Purmamarca
Suggested Duration 16 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours, Adventure Tours, Hiking & Trekking Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Arrive in Buenos Aires and private transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, explore the city visiting the colorful La Boca district, the famous May Square, modern Puerto Madero, and beautiful Recoleta.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Buenos Aires - Find the gems of this beautiful city

    Today you find the gems of this beautiful city by yourself.

    In Buenos Aires, we recommend you visit the Tigre Delta or visit a Tango Show including dinner.

    The Tigre Delta is one of the best day trips from Buenos Aires where you discover a natural paradise of lush green islands and river inlets. Enjoy a boat ride through the Tigre Delta and its islands, admire the unique architecture of elegant homes, and learn about the culture of the native isleños.

    Tango Show including dinner - Discover the history of the San Telmo neighborhood in Buenos Aires. El Viejo Almacen offers the most classic house of tango for all times more than 50 years of tradition. The dining with a menu of international cuisine a la carte and an extensive wine cellar with the best national wines make for a delightful evening.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 3

    Iguazu Falls - Admire one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world

    Flight to Foz do Iguazu and hotel transfer. The Iguazu Falls are made up of 275 separate waterfalls, providing a sensational sight. Producing vast sprays of water, it is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. In the afternoon visit the Brazilian side of the falls with views of the full scale of the cascades.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 4

    Iguazú Falls - Devil's Throat and explore the Guarani Village

    Today you visit the Argentinean side of the famous Iguazú waterfalls, including the Devil’s Throat, the most prominent and one of the highest falls.

    In the afternoon, explore the Fortín Mborore and Guarani Village which welcomes you and shares the secrets of the jungle, natural medicine, crafts, chants and dances, and ancient guaraní philosophy.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 5

    Salta - Iguazu Falls to Salta, the “Pretty One”

    Fly to Salta where you will be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel. See stunning mountain and desert landscapes, abundant wildlife, pre-Inca ruins, Spanish-colonial architecture, and Andean villages, and sample some of Argentina & most distinctive local food and wine.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 6

    Purmamarca - Visit one of Argentina’s most postcard-worthy towns

    Today you will visit one of Argentina’s most postcard-worthy towns, Purmamarca, which lies beneath the shadows of the spectacular Cerro de Los Siete Colores (Hill of Seven Colors). The area & collection of adobe houses and 17th-century Spanish colonial church are pretty in their own right, but the backdrop of jagged hills displaying layers of red, purple, yellow and orange makes for a particularly vivid sight in the early hours when the rising sun illuminates the natural tapestry. Within the town, itself sits one of Argentina’s oldest and prettiest churches, the centuries-old Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima, constructed from adobe and thistle wood and dating back to 1648. Spending a night in the pueblo also means you can take advantage of the dry air and high altitude by doing some stargazing.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 7

    Purmamarca - Admire the impressive Salinas Grandes, a massive salt desert

    Today you will visit the impressive Salinas Grandes, a massive salt desert covering around 3,200 square miles. It used to be a lake, but once it dried up, all the salt is concentrated in this area. If you’re wondering, yes, you may taste it! You will have time to take amazing pictures and stroll around the main plains before heading back to Salta.

    We recommend you, before leaving Purmamarca to visit the community Hornaditas with a short hike accompanied by llamas.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 8

    Salta - Explore one of the UNESCO sites the Quebrada de Humahuaca

    Start the adventure to explore one of the UNESCO sites, the Quebrada de Humahuaca. It's one of the most fascinating gorges in South America, with colorful rock formations, craggy rocks, and a beautiful panorama.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 9

    Lima - Guided city tour by visiting the historical center

    Private transfer to Salta Airport to fly to the capital of Peru, Lima.

    Arrive at the airport in Lima and meet your English-speaking guide. Start the city tour by visiting the historical center (World Cultural Heritage since 1988) the Cathedral, San Francisco Convent, and the Lima Art Museum (MALI).

    Check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to find the gems of the city.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 10

    Sacred Valley - Visit the Sacsayhuaman ruins

    Private transfer to the Lima Airport to fly to Cusco. Visit the Sacsayhuaman ruins where a shaman ceremony will be held. Transfer to the Sacred Valley with a stop at the Awanakancha community to meet the traditional weavers and see llamas and alpacas.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 11

    Sacred Valley - Visit of the Chichubamba community

    Visit of the Chichubamba community. Choose 3 activities like creating ceramics, producing artisanal chocolate or textile art to get in touch with the local people. Lunch with the locals is included.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 12

    Sacred Valley - Hike into the salt flats of Maras

    Hike in the Sacred Valley to the salt flats of Maras and the ancient circular terraces of Moray.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 13

    Cusco - Vistadome train to Machu Picchu

    Take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu, the only known Inca city to remain intact. Guided tour of the citadel’s agricultural terraces, houses and temples. Return to Cusco by train and bus.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Train Train
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  • DAY 14

    Cusco - Walking city tour

    Walking city tour with a visit of the Plaza de Armas, the cathedral and Korikancha, the temple of the sun. Another highlight will be the San Pedro market with a wide variety of Andean products.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 15

    Cusco - Day at leisure in Cusco

    The day is at leisure to explore the gems of the city.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 16

    Depart to the Cusco Airport

    Our journey came its final day.

    After having breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for flight home.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $4,400 per person

Price per person in double occupancy
The rate is based on 4-star accommodation
Price excludes in-tour flights and international flights
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What’s Included?

  • 16 nights 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All services on a private basis (except El Viejo Almacen Show house is shared basis)
  • All services by deluxe non-smoking A/C minivan
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sites and museums
  • Professional English speaking guides/assistance for all services
  • Road tolls, parking fees

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Buenos Aires
    • City full day city tour
      • Visit the colorful La Boca district
      • The famous May Square, modern Puerto Madero, and beautiful Recoleta
  • Iguazú
    • Full day excursion to visit the Argentinean side of the famous Iguazú waterfalls, including the Devil’s Throat, the most prominent and one of the highest falls. (also the Brazilian side)
  • Salta
    • Half-day city tour with drive up to San Bernardo Hill and visit of the Art & Crafts market
  • Purmamarca
    • Visit the Quebrada de Humahuaca
  • Lima
    • City tour with visit of the Monastery of San Francisco and the Lima Art Museum (MALI)
  • Cusco
    • Visit the Sacsayhuaman ruins where a shaman ceremony will be held.
    • Explore the Plaza de Armas, the cathedral and Korikancha
    • Discover the San Pedro market
  • Sacred Valley
    • En route stop at the Awanakancha community to meet the traditional weavers and see llamas and alpacas.
    • Visit the Chichubamba community and get in touch with the local people.
    • Hike in the Sacred Valley to the salt flats of Maras and the ancient circular terraces of Moray.
  • Machu Picchu
    • Guided tour of the citadel’s agricultural terraces, houses, and temples.

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