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THE COLOURS OF NORTHERN ARGENTINA

THE COLOURS OF NORTHERN ARGENTINA

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12 DAYS - SMALL GROUP ESCORTED TOUR
$5230 PP SHARE TWIN
INCLUDING FLIGHTS CHRISTCHURCH/CHRISTCHURCH BASIS

17/28 April 2020

(Group size: maximum 12 guests)

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HOSTED BY NICOLE KNAPP
MANAGER RETAIL & DEVELOPMENT, WORLD TRAVELLERS CHRISTCHURCH CITY

 

“Creating travel experiences for clients has been my professional career and passion for the last 10 years and I have done more than my fair share of travel around our remarkable planet.  I visited Northern Argentina last year and,  to be honest,  I really didn’t know what to expect before I went.  I was completely blown away by what I experienced and I fell in love with everything this region offers.  If you’re looking for a beautiful culture with a deep history, delicious food and wine and amazing scenery for your next trip, this is the place for you.  Come join me!”

HIGHLIGHTS

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Beautiful Buenos Aires

Historic architecture, tango parlours, antique shops, cobblestone streets, colourful street art, San Telmo the oldest neighbourhood, Palace of Justice, Casa Rosada Presidential Palace, La Boca picturesque neighbourhood, Recoleta Cemetery with Evita’s tomb

Iconic Iguazu Falls 

A natural wonder of awesome dimensions.

Salta

The high altitude city of churches, central plaza, panoramic views, artisan markets and art exhibitions

Humahuaca Gorge Day Trip

Purmamarca Village with its narrow streets, Hill of Seven Colours and craft market, ancient ruins of Pucara, Archaeological Museum, the colours of La Pollera del Coya Hill, La Paleta del Pintor (Painter’s Palette)

Los Cardones National Park

  Encantado Valley, picturesque chapel and archaeological museum of Cachi,

National Route No. 40, the strange landscape of the Quebrada de Las Flechas

Cafayate

Surrounded by wineries and vineyards, wine tasting

Dinner and Tango Show in Buenos Aires

YOUR ITINERARY

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DAY 1 - 17 APR 2020 

FLY CHRISTCHURCH/AUCKLAND, THEN AUCKLAND/BUENOS AIRES WITH AIR NEW ZEALAND

ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES

AIRPORT TO HOTEL (PRIVATE), BUENOS AIRES

 On arrival at the airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Buenos Aires, capital of the Republic of Argentina and the country's largest city, is undeniably one of Latin America's hottest destinations. Located on the shores of the Rio de la Plata, the city's combination of European architecture and the passion of its people ‒ the porteños (people of the port) work together to create a colourful and dynamic modern city.

SPEND THE NIGHT AT: PATIOS DE SAN TELMO, BUENOS AIRES

Room Type: Standard Double Room Includes: Breakfast

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 DAY 2 - 18 APR 2020 
BUENOS AIRES - CENTRO, SAN TELMO & LA BOCA HALF DAY TOUR (PRIVATE)

 This morning's excursion will introduce you to the magic of the Argentine capital.

After being picked up from your hotel we start with a visit of 'San Telmo', the oldest barrio (neighbourhood) of Buenos Aires which is famous for its historic architecture, tango parlours and antique shops. We take our time and wander through the cobblestone streets learning about the history of the area and seeing its sights including its impressive old churches and its abundance of colourful street art.

 We leave San Telmo and the tour continues past the many architectural highlights of Buenos Aires including the Palace of Justice, the Argentine National Congress building, the 'Cabildo (old town hall) and the presidential palace 'Casa Rosada' (pink house).

 Next we visit ‘La Boca', the most picturesque of all neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires. This extravagant zone is completely different to the old and to the modern Buenos Aires and romantic stories tell us that tango was born in this working class area. We wander its famous street “Caminito” where you will have the chance to view the spectacle of impromptu tango dancing, street performers and have the chance to buy some local handicrafts.

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On our way back to your hotel we pass through the newly restored Puerto Madero area where you can choose to be dropped off at for lunch by the waterfront (lunch not included).  The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure with the chance to visit some of Buenos Aires' many great museums or do some shopping.

SPEND THE NIGHT AT: PATIOS DE SAN TELMO, BUENOS AIRES

 Room Type: Standard Double Room Includes: Breakfast


DAY 3 - 19 APR 2020
HOTEL TO AIRPORT (PRIVATE), BUENOS AIRES TO IGUAZU FALLS

Our representative will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight to Puerto Iguazu.

 AIRPORT TO ARGENTINEAN FALLS (PRIVATE), PUERTO IGUAZÚ

 On arrival at Puerto Iguassu airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Iguazu National Park for a guided tour.  From the entrance a small train will take you on a tour of the park.  On the first of the two stops you'll follow pathways to the top of the Cataratas ("the Falls") where you'll have a spectacular view of the falls and the surrounding scenery including an abundance of orchids, colourful birds and other native wildlife.  The second stop is at La Garganta del Diablo ("The Devil's Throat"), the largest fall in the park and also the highlight of the tour. A suspended platform at the brink of the fall allows for startlingly close views of this breathtaking natural wonder.  At the end of the tour you will be taken to your hotel.

* For those who want a little more adventure, we recommend the Great Adventure Boat Tour, which enables you to gain a different perspective as you cruise on a motorboat underneath the falls (must be prebooked)

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SPEND THE NIGHT AT: JARDIN DEL IGUAZU, PUERTO IGUAZÚ

Room Type: Standard Room Includes: Breakfast


 

 DAY 4 - 20 APR 2020
 HOTEL TO AIRPORT (SHARED), PUERTO IGUAZÚ TO SALTA

 Our representative will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight to Salta.

 AIRPORT TO HOTEL (PRIVATE), SALTA

 Upon arrival in Salta this afternoon you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.  After checking in you will embark on an afternoon walking tour of the downtown area of the city of Salta.  You will visit the 9 de Julio Square and the historical buildings that surround it, including Cathedral Church, Day Palace, Cabildo and San Francisco Church.  Lean more about the particularities of the life and the movement of the saleno in his day to day.  Visit the Mercado de Abasto which is an interesting spot for lovers of culinary art and the High Mountain Museum (MAAM) for those interested in the region's fascinating archaeology. 

Upon conclusion of the tour you will be taken to your hotel where you will check in and have the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.

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SPEND THE NIGHT AT: BRIZO HOTEL, SALTA

 Room Type: Standard Room Includes: Breakfast

 


 

DAY 5 - 21 APR 2020
SALTA FREE DAY

 Today is at your leisure for independent sightseeing of Salta.

A stroll of the cobbled streets radiating out from the leafy town square offer local shops and cafes for a leisurely day.

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 SPEND THE NIGHT AT: BRIZO HOTEL, SALTA

 Room Type: Standard Room

 Includes: Breakfast


DAY 6 - 22 APR 2020
 FULL DAY HUMAHUACA GORGE (PRIVATE), SALTA

 After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, depart on a guided tour to Humahuaca Gorge. We'll leave from Salta City and after a while we'll arrive at Purmamarca Village, where you will have time to look closely at the well-known Hill of the Seven Colours, the Church and the Craft Market on Humahuacathe Square. You will have the opportunity to take a brief stroll down its narrow streets and meet some of the locals. We'll then continue towards Tilcara town where you will visit the ancient ruins of Pucará and the Archaeological Museum. Visit Huacalera, which offers unique events such as the Crossing of the Capricorn Tropic, from where the colours of La Pollera del Coya Hill can be seen. There will also be good opportunities to take pictures here. You will then be taken to visit the town called Uquía and its church, where the paintings of the “Arcabuceros” Angels are the most important legacy kept in Cuzqueña School zone. The arrival in Humahuaca will be at noon. This town has an important Church and the

Independence Monument (the Indian) of the sculptor Soto Avendaño. After lunch, on the route coming back to Salta City, you will look at La Paleta del Pintor (Painter's Palette) framing the town of Maimara and Purmamarca. Return to your accommodation in Salta City.

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 SPEND THE NIGHT AT: BRIZO HOTEL, SALTA

 Room Type: Standard Room Includes: Breakfast

 


 DAY 7 - 23 APR 2020
SALTA ‒ CAFAYATE (ANGASTACO) (PRIVATE), SALTA

After breakfast, the journey starts in Salta and proceeds on to the famous Cuesta del Obispo, from an altitude of 1,100 m to 3,348 m/a/s/l in only 20 km. once in Los Cardones National Park you will descend to the Encantado Valley, which marks a transition between two climatic regions: monte (with jungle- like vegetation) and pre-puna (An arid plateau). If weather permits, you might be gifted with the majestic flight of a condor overhead. Continuing with the trip, you will travel across the Payogasta Village where, a few minutes later, you will arrive at the small city of Cachi for lunch and to visit its picturesque chapel and the archaeological museum. Then you will continue to the south along the famous National Route No. 40. You'll view small villages such as: San Jose, Seclantás and Molinos, also known as “the Poncho's capitol”. Molinos has an historical chapel built in the seventeenth century and a Vicuñas breeding place (one species of llamas) that belongs to a local artist cooperative.

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After Angastaco, you will begin to notice one of the strangest landscapes in South America, the Quebrada de Las Flechas. The strong contrast between desert, green valley and snow capped mountains on the background will take your breath away. After San Carlos, you will arrive in the most important wine areas of the region: first Animaná (name of the local Indian tribe) and finally the small city of Cafayate, with ten thousand inhabitants surrounded by wineries and extended vineyards.

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 SPEND THE NIGHT AT: LOS SAUCES, CAFAYATE

 Room Type: Standard Room Includes: Breakfast


 

DAY 8 - 24 APR 2020 
 CAFAYATE - SALTA (QUEBRADA DEL RIO LAS CONCHAS) (PRIVATE)

In the morning you will have a couple of guided tours at some local wineries to see their process and then taste different wines produced in the area. After lunch (not included) you will depart Salta and head through the barren, spectacular Quebrada de Cafayate, a wild landscape of richly coloured sandstone and unearthly rock formations. Carved out by the Río de las Conchas, the canyon's twisted sedimentary rock exhibits a stunning array of tones, from rich red ocher to ethereal green. It's one of the country's more memorable drives and a short way from Cafayate we reach Los Médanos an extensive dune field where a series of distinctive land forms are found including the impressive Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat) and Anfiteatro (Amphitheater). 

On arrival at Salta we transfer to the airport for our evening flight to Buenos Aires.

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 AIRPORT TO HOTEL (PRIVATE), BUENOS AIRES

On arrival at Buenos Aires airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

 

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 SPEND THE NIGHT AT: Esplendor Plaza Francia, BUENOS AIRES

 Room Type: Standard Room Includes: Breakfast


 

DAY 9 - 25 APR 2020
BUENOS AIRES - RECOLETA WALKING TOUR (PRIVATE)

This morning you will further discover what makes Buenos Aires great as we take a walking tour through one of its better known and sophisticated districts; Recoleta with its open green spaces mixed in with elegant boutique shopping, cafés, embassies and impressive architecture. We visit such landmarks as the Pilar Church and Evita Monument before taking a short walk through the Recoleta cemetery where Evita's tomb can be found.

Afternoon at leisure.

 DINNER & TANGO SHOW LA VENTANA (SHARED)

Includes: Dinner

Tango expresses the heart and spirit of Argentina and no visit to Buenos Aires would be complete without it. This evening you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to La Ventana where you will experience the intimacy of this dance in equally intimate surrounds while you indulge in delicious Argentinean cuisine. At the end of the show you will be taken back to your hotel.

*Before the show you have the option of arriving before the others and taking a short tango lesson with a professional dancer or a wine tasting. This comes at an additional cost but if you would like to book either of these please let your consultant know.

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 SPEND THE NIGHT AT: Esplendor Plaza Francia, BUENOS AIRES

 Room Type: Standard Room Includes: Breakfast


DAY 10 -  26 APR 2020
 HOTEL TO AIRPORT (PRIVATE), BUENOS AIRES

 You have the day free for independent sightseeing and shopping and late 10pm check out from your hotel.

Our representative will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight.

DAY 11 -  27 APR 2020
 FLY BUENOS AIRES TO AUCKLAND WITH AIR NEW ZEALAND

 

DAY 12 -  28 APR 2020
 FLY AUCKLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH WITH AIR NEW ZEALAND

 

Arrangements conclude

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TRIP INCLUSIONS

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Fully escorted from start to finish by our own Nicole Knapp, World Travellers Christchurch City

Small group maximum of 12 travellers

Accommodation in double or twin rooms with private facilities at hotels specified or similar

All breakfasts throughout

Hotel taxes

Private transfers in comfortable and modern air-conditioned mini-buses

Small group tours with English-speaking guides

Half day private tour of Buenos Aires

Half day private tour of Iguazu Falls (Argentine side)

Half day guided walking tour of Salta

Full day guided tour of Humahuaca Gorge

Half day Recoleta Walking Tour (Buenos Aires)

Dinner and Tango Show (Buenos Aires)

Domestic flights in Argentina with Aerolineas Argentinas: Buenos Aires-Iguazu, Iguazu-Salta, Salta-Buenos Aires

Late check out to 10pm on 26th April at Hotel Esplendor Palermo Soho

Domestic flights in New Zealand with Air New Zealand: Christchurch-Auckland and Auckland-Christchurch

Return economy international airfares with Air New Zealand:  Auckland-Buenos Aires-Auckland

EXCLUSIONS

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Airport entrance/departure taxes

(not required for NZ passport holders in Buenos Aires, Salta or Iguazu, please check for information on other passport nationalities)

Gratuities

Travel insurance

Any items not mentioned as included

TERMS & CONDITIONS

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TRAVEL INSURANCE

For members of this escorted group comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory upon payment of your deposit. You should ensure that such insurance will protect you against cancellation and loss of deposits or payments prior to departure due to unforeseen circumstances, medical expenses arising from sickness or injury during your travel and protect you also against loss of or damage to your belongings. Please check natural disaster coverage and length of duration coverage. We can arrange comprehensive travel insurance for you and can provide you with a quote and answer any queries you may have regarding the insurance we offer. 

 

Prices are per person (pp) in NZD, twin share. All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of publication but is dependent upon availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Valid for sale until sold out.  Credit card surcharges apply. For full terms and conditions please contact a World Travellers consultant.

Prices – Deposits – Payments

Prices listed are valid at the time of publication but are subject to change. They may be varied by advertising or special offers, or changed after the publication date for any reason, including without limitation, to cover changes in government taxes and charges, exchange rate variations, fuel surcharges, airline charges, a force majeure event or other material increases by suppliers. Prices will be confirmed at time of booking and honoured for up to seven days. Once the security deposit is paid the price will be guaranteed.

The published price is based on a minimum of 10 paying guests. 

If this number is not reached the trip will still go ahead but will be re-costed. 

A $1000 deposit per person is required within seven days of booking confirmation. Final payment of the balance is due before Fri 14 Feb  2020. World Travellers reserves the right to cancel any ticket or booking or, refuse to honour any price or carry any passenger where any payment has not been received by World Travellers within the specified time. All fares and charges are in New Zealand currency. Payment in full is required at time of booking for reservations made after 14 Feb 2020. If World Travellers is unable to confirm your reservation, all monies will be refunded.

 CANCELLATION POLICY

The following World Travellers cancellation fees apply:

 Cancellation Date Received:                               Fee Per Person:

Up to/including 14 Feb 2020                             Loss of deposit

                     On/after 14 Feb 2020                                          100% of holiday package price

All cancellations must be received in writing by World Travellers Christchurch City and are not effective until this notification has been received. If your holiday has commenced, 100% of the full holiday package price is charged. There is no refund for unused services or if portions of the holiday package are missed. Additional cancellation fees may also be charged in respect to accommodation reserved outside the holiday package dates.

If you request changes after World Travellers has issued your documents, World Travellers may charge you an administration and processing fee of $70 per person in addition to any applicable cancellation fees.

 Health and Fitness

A good level of fitness and health is required to participate in this holiday package. In some destinations there are extensive sightseeing excursions by foot and which can include climbing of stairs and uneven surfaces. Mobility is needed boarding or alighting coaches and trains. We recommend a visit to the doctor and dentist before travelling to overseas destinations. It is your responsibility to advise World Travellers of any pre-existing medical conditions that may affect the normal conduct of a holiday package and the enjoyment of other passengers.