• AMAZING ARGENTINA

    32 days from£5,995 PP
    Join tour escorts Anthony and Eileen as we explore the amazing sights of Argentina, a country full of fantastic scenery and friendly locals, as well as dusty roads and rustic campsites which all add to the charm.

    Our journey starts in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires where you’ll have time to settle in and meet your fellow travellers before embarking on an adventure through the Andes, passing through rainforests and driving along rustic roads as we head to Tilcara for the first part of our journey.

    On our return route back to Buenos Aires you’ll drive along the famous Ruta 40 stopping at the Talampaya National Park and Valle de la Luna Provincial Park on your way to Mendoza, known throughout the world for its production of the famous Malbec wine, before heading back across to Buenos Aires were you can choose to extend your holiday with a 4 day trip to Iguazú Falls.
     

    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    • Guided tour of Buenos Aires
    • Talampaya National Park excursion (allow approx. £40 per person)*
    • Valle de La Luna National Park excursion (allow approx. £15 per person)*
    • Mendoza wine tasting including lunch (allow £60-£70 per person)*
    • Three nights in Buenos Aires 4 star hotel
    • Welcome meal in Buenos Aires
    • Tango evening and farewell meal in Buenos Aires
    *Optional, payable locally.

    32 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

    DAYS 1 - 4: BUENOS AIRES AND SAN ANTONIO DE ARECO

    DAY 1

    Overnight flight from London to Buenos Aires.

    DAY 2

    Arrive in Buenos Aires where you will meet your your escorts and transfer to your hotel (Bed and Breakfast basis). Enjoy a welcome meal where you can meet the rest of your fellow travellers. Overnight Buenos Aires Hotel.

    DAY 3

    Guided tour of Buenos Aires with lunch included. Buenos Aires is home to the tango and with strong European influences is known as the Paris of Latin America. Overnight Buenos Aires Hotel.

    DAY 4

    Transfer to the motorhome depot and drive the short distance to your first campsite (56 miles). Overnight San Antonio De Areco campsite.

    DAYS 5 - 9: ROSARIO, VILLA CARLOS PAZ AND NONO


    DAY 5

    Get used to your motorhome on another short drive and easy drive towards Rosario (106 Miles). Overnight Rosario campsite.


    DAY 6 - 7

    An early start is required as you make the longer journey to Villa Carlos Paz (300 miles). Free day on Day 7 to explore the interesting town of Cordoba, which is only a bus ride away from the site. 2 nights Villa Carlos Paz campsite.


    DAY 8 - 9

    A short but spectacular drive into the mountains as you head to to Nono. A visit to Mina Clavero is highly recommended (90 miles). 2 night Nono campsite.

    DAYS 10 - 12: SAN PEDRO AND SALTA


    DAY 10 

    A long but interesting drive to San Pedro (319 miles). You can call in at the salt flats on the way. Overnight San Pedro campsite.


    DAYS 11 - 12 

    Continue north to Salta (278 miles). Nicknamed Salta la Linda – Salta the Fair, it has become a major tourist destination due to its old, colonial architecture and the natural scenery of the valleys to the west. 2 nights Salta campsite.

    DAYS 13 - 16: TILCARA, SALTA AND CACHI


    DAYS 13 – 14

    Passing through the rainforest we head along the road to Tilcara (110 miles) from where you can visit the Humahuaca Valley. 2 nights Tilcara campsite.


    DAY 15

    Head back down the mountains to Salta for an overnight stay (125 miles). Overnight Salta campsite.


    DAY 16

    Be prepared for a spectacular drive on the way to Cachi – there’s lots to see along the way (100 miles). Overnight Cachi campsite.

    DAYS 17 - 20: CAFAYATE AND LONDRES


    DAYS 17 – 19

    The fabulous scenery will make up for the bumpy roads to Cafayate where you can meet with the local gauchos (100 miles). 3 nights Cafayate campsite.


    DAY 20

    Drive to Londres (165 miles) where you can visit the ruins of Quilmes, a fortified citadel which was built by the Quilmes Indian civilisation. Overnight Londres campsite.

    DAYS 21 - 24: LA RIOJA, TALAMPAYA NATIONAL PARK, VALLE DE LA LUNA AND SAN JUAN


    DAY 21

    Continue to the city of La Rioja located on the foot of the Velasco Sierras mountains (152 miles). Overnight La Rioja campsite.


    DAYS 22 - 23

    Travel to Talampaya National Park (115 miles), where you can take an optional guided excursion. Talampaya contains the most complete continental fossil record known from the Triassic Period. On the second day you can take an optional guided tour of the moon-like Valle de la Luna Provincial park, also known as Ischigualasto.


    DAY 24

    Continue to San Juan (215 miles). Overnight San Juan campsite.

    DAYS 25 - 28: MENDOZA AND LABOULAYE


    DAYS 25 – 27

    Travel to Mendoza (110 miles). Located next to the Andes in the shadow of Mount Aconcagua, home of General San Martin, the founder of modern Argentina. We will organise an optional visit to a local vineyard including wine tasting and a meal – a real highlight of the tour. 3 nights Mendoza campsite.


    DAY 28

    Head back towards Buenos Aires and stay at an en-route hotel, including bed and breakfast (355 miles). Overnight Laboulaye hotel.

    DAYS 29 - 32: LUJÁN, TANGO EVENING IN BUENOS AIRES AND RETURN TO UK


    DAY 29 

    Travel to the River Plate area of Buenos Aires (270 miles). Overnight Luján campsite.


    DAY 30

    Return your motorhome (45 miles) and transfer to a Buenos Aires Hotel. As the finale of the tour you will attend a local Tango show with meal. Overnight Buenos Aires hotel.


    DAY 31

    If not taking the Iguazú excursion you will be transferred to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.


    DAY 32

    Arrive UK. This ends the tour arrangements.

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • The services of experienced Tour Escorts
    • Return economy flights London to Buenos Aires (Indirect)
    • All airport taxes
    • 27 days motorhome hire with 3,500 mileage allowance (extra mileage chargeable) and GPS
    • Full propane tank
    • Third party vehicle insurance (payable excess US$2000 – credit card details must be left on pickup)
    • 25 nights site fees (includes electrical hook-up where available)
    • One night hotel stay in Laboulaye (Bed and Breakfast basis)
    • Three nights hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires including buffet breakfast
    • Transfers (as stated)
    • Buenos Aires excursion
    • Welcome meal
    • Farewell meal with Tango evening
    • Tour daybook
    • Road atlas and map of Argentina
    Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a medium-sized motorhome
     
    EXCLUSIONS
    • Personal insurance – please ask for a quote
    • Motorhome fuel or refills of propane gas
    • Meals and drinks (unless stated)
    • Excursions or entrance fees (other than those stated)
    • Road tolls
    • Personal expenditure, tips etc
    • Park entry fees (approx. £55)
    • Any single supplements, extra adult or child supplements - available on request

    EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY -

    4 DAY IGUAZU FALLS EXCURSION
    Fly from Buenos Aires to the magnificent Iguazú Falls on the Argentine-Brazil border.
     
    DATES

    11 October 2018
    10 October 2019

    PRICE

    from £1,195 per person

    WHAT’S INCLUDED
    • Internal return flights from Buenos Aires to Iguazú and transfers
    • Change to 3 nights hotel accommodation in Iguazú (bed and breakfast basis)
    • Guided tour of Argentine and Brazilian sides of the Falls
    • One night hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires on return from the Falls (Bed and Breakfast Basis)
    • Entrance fees to the Falls
    EXCLUSIONS
    • Personal insurance – please ask for a quote
    • Additional flight supplements
    • Personal expenditure, meals (other than breakfast), drinks,  tips etc
    • The excursion will not be accompanied by a Tour Escort
    • Any single supplements

    A FEW THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

    The country's facilities are far from 4-star, campsites are basic and don’t always have hot running water. The motorhomes are the best available, but aren’t necessarily comparable to the standards in other destinations. This goes for the roads too, varying from tarmaced dual carriageways to dust tracks, however this all adds to the authentic experience.

    If you are happy to leave any British notions of health and safety behind and adopt an altogether more South American attitude, then you'll have the time of your life on this truly unforgettable adventure.
    We take a maximum of 6 motorhomes on this tour, so it's best to book early.

    PAYMENTS
    In order to minimise the fluctuating inflation in Argentina, we require different payment terms to our normal conditions. In order to secure your place on this tour we will require a larger deposit and earlier staged payments.
    ALTITUDE SICKNESS
    During parts of the tour you will be travelling to altitudes of up to 4,000 metres, therefore suffering from altitude sickness is possible. We recommend you speak to your doctor in advance to discuss ways of preventing this if you think you could be affected. We also recommend you speak with your Travel Insurance provider to check you have cover in place when travelling to this level of altitude.