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Self-drive Argentina: Highlights of the hidden northwest

16 days from £3,600pp

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Self-drive Argentina: Highlights of the hidden northwest

16 days from £3,600pp

Price excludes international flights at the beginning and end of the trip


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We’ve enhanced this holiday of self-drive exploration in Argentina’s north-west at the foot of the Andes with time in the magnificent capital, Buenos Aires; a visit to the immense Iguazú Falls, and a few days on an estancia in the hilly region around one of Argentina’s most pleasant cities, Cordóba.

The sunlit mountains and russet-red rockscapes of the provinces of Salta and Jujuy are a rugged canvas interwoven with white colonial churches, characterful markets and adobe villages. Springtime (Apr-May) is especially lovely when shades of green, wildflowers and deep red carpets of chilis drying out in the high-altitude sunshine add vibrant glimpses of colour to the view through your windscreen. Throughout the year, there’s tasty regional food and wine to please your taste buds too. Our self-drive holidays give you freedom as soon as you get behind the wheel but you have the added security of knowing your accommodation is booked for you at the end of a day on the road.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Buenos Aires. Transfer to hotel close to colonial centre and commercial district of the capital.

Day 2

Walking tour along the Avenida de Mayo.

Day 3

Fly to Puerto Iguazú. Visit the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls.

Day 4

Guided excursion to the Argentine side of the falls.

Day 5

Fly to Salta in the northwest. Collect your hire car.

Day 6

Drive to Molinos in your hire car.

Day 7

Self-drive to Cafayate in the wine district.

Day 8

Drive to Purmamarca in the northern canyons by hire car.

Day 9

At leisure to explore the Humahuaca Gorge independently.

Day 10

Return to Salta; overnight.

Day 11

Drop off car. Fly to Córdoba. Transfer to estancia.

Days 12-13

At leisure to enjoy the facilities at the ranch.

Day 14

Fly to Buenos Aires.

Day 15

At leisure in the capital.

Day 16

Transfer to airport for your international flight home.

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What our experts say

This holiday would be a great option for someone who has already been to Argentina, perhaps seen the south of the country and would now like to explore the northwest at their own pace in a hire car. It’s a wonderful region and offers some beautiful, scenic drives through rugged canyons and multi-coloured rock formations. We’ve pre-booked your accommodation along the way so that you have the security of knowing where you’ll be staying each night.

Sophie Barber

Sophie Barber

Travel Consultants

Included in this holiday

Buenos Aires
Places visited

Devil's Throat, Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Things to do

Kenton Palace


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