We will be waiting you at the airport or bus terminal station of the city of Catamarca. Our guide will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, a tour of the City of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca and its surroundings, highlighting the 25 de Mayo square, surrounded by her big orange. Also we will visit the Craft Market, the Cathedral Basilica, a luxury of the history of architecture, the Dique El Jumeal, the archaeological ruins of Pueblo Perdido de la Quebrada and of course La Gruta de La Virgen del Valle. Finally we will visit the Archaeological Museum Adam Quiroga and the church of San Francisco. Finished our journey we back to the hotel. Night in Catamarca.
Breakfast at the hotel. Early in the morning we checked-out to move to Tinogasta, tourist area with its old buildings, landscapes of high mountains that offer beautiful viewpoints and areas virtually untouched. These lands are also known for its vineyards and fine regional wines artisanal production. We will visit the premises of Bodega Alta Esperanza, one of the most emblematic of the region. Our guide will teach us about the wines of Catamarca, manufacturing processes and systems vine training. Also we will share a talk on tasting techniques and taste the wines of our hosts. After the visit, while enjoying a stunning mountain landscape, we head to the Hotel Casa Grande, where we stay. This boutique hotel has the characteristic of being entirely built of adobe, with a perfect alchemy between rusticity and comfort. Tinogasta night.
Breakfast at the hotel. Early in the morning we will transfer to make the tour of the Los Seismiles, an area fully rugged and mountainous (one of the most beautiful of the Argentina), which houses more than 200 volcanoes, where stand the famous Ojos del Salado (with its 6891 m above sea level is the highest volcano in the world) and Pissis (of 5 main summits higher than 6700 meters above sea level). This place has a very special power in the center of the Cordillera de los Andes and transmits to visitors an amazing feeling of freedom. Here we will have a picnic lunch (of course accompanied with wines and other beverages) while we admire the immensity of the volcanoes. If you are looking for references to this place, you will see that many of their visitors from all over the world point it as one of the most impressive landscapes that have been in their life.
Back to Tinogasta we will Check-Out to embark on our return to the city of San Fernando in the Valley of Catamarca. Night in Catamarca.
Breakfast at the hotel. When you tell us, we will transfer from the hotel to the airport or bus station in Catamarca. Farewell. If you wish we can combine your stay in Catamarca with any of the wonderful destinations that ALTURA – Argentina Tourism & Wines has to offer in Argentina.
Note: This Program of activities is presented as a guide and it is flexible. You may propose suggestions or changes that will help us make you enjoy your stay in Catamarca even more.
In Tinogasta: Alta Esperanza, Bodega Cuello Roca, Vittorio Longo, Saldaño, Elías J. Saleme, Yucuco
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