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CACTI OF ARGENTINA - WITH GREENTOURS

 

DATES:  1 - 17 October 2018

LEADERS:  Willy Smith, Ian Green & Seda Soylu

COST:  London return; £5,595, Buenos Aires return; £4,845

ACCOMMODATION:  Hotels

 

Argentina cacti  

 

WHY VISIT?
 

Northwestern Argentina is home to over 70 species of cacti. They range from the 300-year-old Trichocereus pasacana (3m tall) to the improbably tiny Blossfeldia liliputana. 

 

Argentina cacti  

 

HIGHLIGHTS
 

  • Lobivia aurea: It's spectacular orange-yellow blooms dwarf the plant itself. 

 

  • Soehrensia formosa: It's brilliant scarlet blooms are clear from afar. 

 

  • Hieroglyph-engraved menhirs sit among dry Chaco forest. 

 

  • Inca's Empire of the Sun: We'll come across plenty of evidence of this ancient civilisation. 

 

  • Purmamarca:  Nestled at the foot of the Mountain of Seven Colours, its church is adorned with cactus woodwork! 

 

Argentina cacti  

 

ITINERARY
 

   DAY 1

   Depart UK.

   DAYS 2 - 3

   Córdoba, Villa Carlos Paz and Tanti.

   DAYS 4 - 5

   La Rioja.

   DAYS 6 - 7

   Catamarca.

   DAYS 8 - 9

   Tafí del Valle and Ruinas de Quilmes.

   DAYS 10 - 11

   Salta & Santa Rosa de Tastil.

   DAY 12

   Yungas cloud forest.

   DAYS 13 - 14

   Quebrada de Humahuaca & the high Puna.

   DAY 15

   Pucará de Tilcara.

   DAY 16

   Return to Buenos Aires.

 

A full itinerary is available to download from the Greentours website

 

Argentina cacti  

 

BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES
 

To secure your place, please download and complete the booking form

For any enquiries or to check availability, please contact Greentours direct. 

 

See our full schedule of upcoming tours for 2018.

 

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