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Self-drive Argentina: Highlights of the hidden northwest

14 days from £3,580pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Argentina / Iguazu Falls

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Overview & Highlights

Drive from Salta through wild canyons, Spanish colonial towns and vineyards in the Andean northwest, with Buenos Aires and the Iguazú Falls..

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 and a visit to the immense Iguazú Falls.

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. The scenery 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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  • Guided visit to the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls

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What our clients say

  • Another superb holiday with JLA I would never travel to Latin America with another company.

    BD, Hartlepool
  • Great experience from JLA from start to end.

    JD, Bristol
  • The boat trip to the base of the Iguacu falls Argentinian side was exhilarating and awesome.  The visit to Machu Pichu was even more impressive than we expected - our…

    HJ, Potters Bar
  • Machu Picchu was amazing and exceeded our expectations. But the trip was full of other great highlights, which came as more of a surprise - Arequipa and Cusco were lively…

    DL, Twickenham
  • I had a brilliant trip. The experiences were varied the people great company and the tour leader exceptional. What’s not to love!

    HL, Newcastle
  • This tour is an excellent introduction to Brazil and will appeal to anyone with an interest in wildlife and landscapes.  In the Pantanal, there are excellent chances to get quite…

    KM, Basingstoke
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Our Expert's Opinion

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 that offers 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.

Sallly
Sally Dodge Travel Expert A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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Real Latin american experts

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Millie
    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

  • Alex
    Alex Walker - Travel Expert

    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

  • Carrie
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

  • Sophie
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

  • Charlotte
    Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert

    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

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