Andes and Iguazu Falls holiday in Argentina
Description of Andes and Iguazu Falls holiday in Argentina
This magnificent Argentina holiday is a tailor made trip that takes in the natural and cultural wonders of the country, the two greatest being the Andes and Iguazu Falls. Not forgetting the immense Altiplano. Starting and ending in Buenos Aires, with three domestic flights to help speed up your journey around this enormous country, you will visit a wide array of contrasting sites along the way.
Starting in Salta in the northwest, this town is in the foothills of the Andes Mountains and a great place to get to grips with the vast size of landscapes in Argentina. Drive from here into the Andes Cordillera to explore remote villages, the Seven Colours Mountains of the Humahuaca Valley and high altitude vineyards of El Cafayate.
Among these wonderful landscapes in Argentina, cultural heritage highlights include pre-Inca ruins at Quilmes or Santa Rosa de Tastil, as well as a chance to meet the ingenious Guarani people of Jejy who lead a hunter gatherer lifestyle in the rainforests.
Wildlife and wonderful plantlife are a feature of all the landscapes you visit on this holiday with thousands of species of plants, birds, butterflies and mammals inhabiting the mountain valleys and rainforests. The natural highlight for many people is the visit to Iguazu Falls National Park, up on the border with Brazil. This is one of the greatest cascades on earth, made up of a collection of 275 waterfalls ranging between 40 and 80m in drop and spread over a distance of 2.5km.
On this tailor made holiday in Argentina, although you will be travelling independently using a variety of private and public transfers, we will provide a bespoke handbook for your trip with all the details you need to make this a very memorable holiday. As well as round the clock support with us via mobile phone.
PlanetThis is a tailor-made, independent trip; groups are very small, normally comprised of 2 to 4 people, helping to minimise the negative environmental and social impact.
Travellers will experience the extraordinary beauty of this natural environment: salt deserts and colourful mountains of the Andes, powerful waterfalls, dense jungles, abundant flora and fauna. Useful tips on how to travel responsibly, as well as information on local flora and fauna can also be found in the road book we provide to our travellers.
Fundación Roth: Travellers will have a chance to stay at this ecological centre, part of the “Yerba Mate Route”. Visit the oldest mate mill in the province and learn how organic yerba mate is cultivated, surrounded by countless native trees. An interesting project carried out by the foundation is the Tree Nursery where native trees and medicinal plants are grown organically and later used to reforest the surroundings, especially degraded areas.
On this tour, we work with small hotels run by people aware of their environmental responsibilities.
PeopleWe support local employment and communities in our choice of accommodation, tours, restaurants, etc. This trip is no different from others we provide, in that it encourages real interaction between people while respecting the culture, history and customs of each individual community. This carefully planned itinerary includes several villages along the way, where the traveller can gain insight into the local culture: seeing local people go about their daily life, meet and mingle with them.
In these small communities, they will meet local people, eat local produce and have a truly authentic experience, while at the same time supporting local businesses. We always take into consideration the feedback we receive from the local population to try to improve the quality of services in the best way possible.
All travellers are provided with detailed guidelines as to how to travel responsibly. We provide our travellers with a road book with useful information on local culture and customs.
We donate 3% of the total price of this trip to co-fund micro-projects implemented by local schools, associations and ONGs. These are community projects based on education and conservation activities, especially addressed to young people.