ARGENTINA - BOLIVIA

Itinerary

DURATION: 17 DAYS – 16 NIGHTS

CODE:ARGCHIBOL17D16N

STAR: Argentina

END: Bolivia

DAY 01: ARGENTINA

Llegada Aeropuerto Internacional - Punto de encuentro con un guía de  INFOBA DMC Argentina.

Traslado del Aeropuerto Internacional al hotel seleccionado.

Día libre.

Noche en Buenos Aires.

DAY 02: BUENOS AIRES CITY TOUR

From the Teatro Colón, we observe the symbolic Obelisk. We arrive at PLAZA DE MAYO: historical, political and foundational epicenter. We emphasize Metropolitan Cathedral, House of Government, the Cabildo, Municipality. We will introduce ourselves to SAN TELMO, Barrio Tango. Further south, we will reach La Boca with its Estadio de Boca Juniors, the greatest exponent of the Argentine Passion: El Futbol. Going around we see the "conventillos", colorful veneer buildings that Italian immigrants adopted it as their home years ago and today it is home to humble people. We will visit the famous CAMINITO: center of maximum tourist attraction of the zone. The tour is heading north. Walking through the old port, we see the physiognomy changing, we observe the recycled dikes of PUERTO MADERO. We will visit Palermo, a residential neighborhood with parks and elegant buildings. Views of the San Martiniano Institute, embassies, museums and significant monuments. Completing, the region of Forests: The Rosedal, The Magna Carta Monument and the Four Regions of Argentina and the Zoo. In the impressive Av. Del Libertador, we finally arrive at the sophisticated RECOLETA, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods where, among other attractions, we find the famous cemetery.

Dinner show with transfers included

Night in Buenos Aires

DAY 03: BUENOS AIRES, SALTA   

Transfer from the hotel to the Domestic Airport.

Flight from Buenos Aires to Salta.

Arrival at Salta Airport.

Transfer from the Airport to the selected hotel

Half day city tour.

You will visit the Cathedral, the Church of San Francisco, the Historical Museum of the North, the Artisan Market and Cerro San Bernardo. The Church of San Francisco is a magnificent Franciscan temple. You will visit different historical places of the city and they will arrive until the hill San Bernardo where you can admire the places that we have already seen. The visit continues to the city of San Lorenzo that will surprise you with the singular beauty of its ravine. The tour ends with a visit to the handicrafts market.Night in Salta.

DAY 04: SALTA, CALAFATE         

The route begins with the Lerma Valley passing through tobacco fields and colonial villages such as Germany, which used to be the end point of the Belgrano railway. Entrance to the Las Conchas River Gorge where the curious formations eroded by wind and water will be the main attraction: the dunes, the toad, the bishop, the devil's throat, castles, amphitheater, among others. Then, it continues along the National Route 68, arriving in Cafayate, the youngest city in the Calchaquís Valleys, internationally recognized for its vineyards, in particular the Torrontés, which can be sampled on visits to its

Wineries, be they artisan or industrial type.

Night in Cafayate

DAY 05: SALTA

Return to Salta

Free afternoon

Night in Salta

DAY 06: SALTA, SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

Departure by bus to the beautiful Chilena town of San Pedro de Atacama. (Remember to have all the documentation in order to carry out the customs formalities) Arrival to San Pedro de Atacama 10 hours of travel aprox. Reception at the bus station and transfer to the Hotel. San Pedro de Atacama is a small town next to the Atacama Salt Flat and the slopes of the Cordillera de los Andes, in the middle of the driest desert in the world. High volcanos next to the salar, colorful contrasting lagoons populated by flamingos and unique geological formations, are the attraction of this magical and mysterious land. The small towns of indigenous and colonial origin still retain their architecture and traditional ways of life.

DAY 07: GEYSER DE TATIO

The tour begins at 04:00 am and is traveled for 2 hours to reach the geothermal field, located at 4,320 m.s.n.m. Where there will be approximately 15ºC LOW 0, here you will make a walk among the geysers, being able to appreciate their activity and have breakfast watching the show. Then there will be a stop, about 45 minutes in the pool, with temperatures between 25ºC and 30ºC. The journey continues through the Bofedal of Putana, where you can see different migratory birds, finally arriving at Machuca.

Machuca is a small town with a picturesque church dating from 1933, and has the characteristic that when approaching San Pedro you can see a "forest" of millenary cacti, called Cactus Cardon. Arrival in San Pedro is at noon. And transfer to your hotel.

DÍA 08: VALLE DE LA LUNA

Breakfast at the hotel and free morning. In the afternoon at 15.00 pm departure from the hotel and visit the valley of death and viewpoint of Cari, where you can appreciate much of the Cordillera de la Sal and its main minerals. The tour continues with the visit to the park of the Valley of the Moon, knowing the three Marias, Salt Mine and Quebrada de Cari. Finally, climb to the Great Dune where the sunset is expected to be able to appreciate the different nuances that the Andes mountain range takes in the sun. Return to hotel and overnight.

DAY 09: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA – LAGUNAS DE COLORES- LOS FLAMENCOS.

Transfer at 09.00 am from the hotel in San Pedro to Hito Cajón on the Bolivian border (coming from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile - 1 hour), entering the Eduardo Abaroa Reserve, visit: the Laguna Verde, the deserts Chalviri lagoon and Its hot springs of Polques, geysers, Sol de Mañana and Laguna Colorada. Visit stone tree, Ramaditas lagoons, Honda, Chiarkota, Hedionda lagoon. Overnight at Los Flamencos Eco-hotel.

DAY 10: LOS FLAMENCOS –SALAR - COQUESA.

At 8:00 a.m.- After breakfast visit Cañapa lagoon, viewpoint of the volcano Ollague, San Juan, entrance to the salt lake and on the way visit Incahuasi island which is a natural habitat of giant cacti, a 40-minute walk through the place, continue towards The population of Coquesa, accommodation in "Tambo Coquesa Lodge" return to the salt lake to observe the sunset. Accompanied by a welcome coca cocktail.

DAY 11: SALAR – PULACAYO - COLCHANI

Departure from the hotel at 08.30 am to the salar, walks on Sajchilla Island with giant cactus, unexplored site, 20 minutes walk, we continue to the town of Colchani, before a stop in Salt Museum before first hotel, white deserts in their fullness , Typical landscapes of extraction like pyramids of salt, eyes of salt, observation of elaboration of Salt Iodada in rustic form, crafts of salt. Transfer to hotel, accommodation and lunch on site. In the afternoon at 14.00 p.m. we leave for Pulacayo about 22 km from Uyuni surrounded by several hills of the Chichas mountain range such as Cerro Paisano or Cerro Pupuzani, with an altitude of 4200 m and its climate is typical of the Andean zones: Cold, dry and strong winds, during most of the year, temperatures range between 5 ° C and 12 ° C. It would be the second largest mine with silver deposits in Bolivia, we returned to the hotel in the town of Colchani and overnight.

DAY 12: COLCHANI – POTOSI – CASA DE LA MONEDA.

After breakfast at 08.00 am departure from the hotel we return to the city of Potosí, trip of about 04 hours. Accommodation in the hotel and in the afternoon at 15.00 pm visit to one of the historical centers of the colony as the Museum La Casa de la Moneda, in addition to colonial streets and artisan markets, the Church of San Lorenzo which has sculptures carved in A stone of baroque mestizo style and the church of San Francisco highlighted by its remarkable ceilings. Finally the Tower of the Company and the Arch of Cobija. Return to hotel and overnight.

DAY 13: CERRO RICO DE POTOSÍ - CIUDAD DE SUCRE.

Breakfast at the hotel and at 09.00 am we went out to visit a private mine managed by the miners themselves allowing us to see the way of life their beliefs and working conditions, similar to those of the Spanish colony. They will be provided with protective clothing and helmets for entry. At 3:00 p.m. we will return to the city of Sucre, trip of approx. 02.30 hours, accommodation and hotel night.

DAY 14: SUCRE AEROPUERTO – LA PAZ.

Transfer from the hotel to the airport at the agreed time, present an hour before for local flights. Reception at El Alto Airport in the city of La Paz at the agreed time, transfer to the hotel and accommodation, day off and overnight.

DÍA 15: CIUDAD DE LA PAZ.

In the morning at 09.00 am departure from the hotel tour of artisan markets in clothing, musical instruments, souvenirs, and also artifacts of witchcraft until arriving at the Church of San Francisco, continuing to the Plaza de Armas "Murillo", surrounded by the Government Palace, Parliament and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Following Calle Jaén and arriving at the Costumbrista Museum and passing through a replica of the Semisubterraneo temple of Tiwanaku. Immediately we head to the south and the impressive Valley of the moon for its peculiar formation produced by erosion. Return to hotel and overnight.

DÍA 16: LA PAZ – COPACABANA.

Departure to hrs. 07:30 am trip approximately 3 and a half hours from La Paz. The road that we follow borders the Lake, we will arrive at 11:30 hrslunch hrs. 13:30 we will board motorboat to visit the Isla del Sol, sailing the majestic Lake Titikaka for about an hour arriving to the Island, visit the ruins of the Pilkokaina Temple, the steps of Yumani, the agricultural terraces, the entire tour with specialized guide to Copacabana and La Paz, overnight.

DÍA 17: LA PAZ – AEROPUERTO.

Pick up from your hotel and at the agreed time transfer to the international airport of El Alto in the city of La Paz and take international flight, to appear three hours before.

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