- Che Guevara´s House.
- UNESCO Sites: Jesuit Block in the city & Estancias
DAY BY DAY
Day 1. Arrive in Cordoba, the hidden gem of Argentina.
Upon arrival transfer to Hotel Azur Real. After check in we start the walking city tour visting the Jesuit Block (UNESCO SITE). Night at Hotel Azur Real.
Day 2. Alta Gracia – Che Guevara´s house
After breakfast we leave the city south direction heading to Alta Gracia following Che Guevara´s frootprints. Alta Gracia is located 50km south from Cordoba and it´s the home town of several historic buildings: Jesuit Estancias and 3 Museums: Liniers Viceroy, Manuel de Falla & Che Guevara´s.
In the 1930s, the family of young Ernesto (Che) Guevara moved to Alta Gracias because a doctor recommended the dry climate for his asthma. Though Che lived in several houses – including one in Rosario, where he was born – the family’s primary residence was Villa Beatriz, which was purchased by the city and restored as this museum. Its cozy interior is now adorned with a photographic display of Che’s life. Two huge photographs commemorate a visit from Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez.
Drive back to Cordoba.
Night at Azur Real Hotel
Day 3. Córdoba to Ascochinga
We leave the city in north direction along national route 9 to visit a region full of history, culture and local traditions. Today we will visit 2 Jesuit Estancias – declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one wineyard.
Features of the mixture of local habitants, Italian inmigrants and Spanish colonialism will be seen on every corner. The Jesuit estancias were devoted to agricultural and livestock activities. They had camp tender stations, pens and pasturelands for cattle, sheep, mules and horses, as well as orchards, fields to grow wheat and corn, ponds and irrigation ditches to water the crops and operate the mills.
After a interesting dosis of local history, it´s time to explore another side of the region: winemaking. The craft winery Di Candi is waiting for us for a wine tasting.
Night at Estancia La Paz
Day 4. Estancia La Paz to Cordoba
Morning free to enjoy and have a trekk alongside Ascohinga River or on the shore of the lake. At midday we go to Candonga. We will find a small church that dates from the XVIII century and was declared National Historic Munument in 1941. It’s surrounded by a stuning mountain landscape then we will have time for a horseback ride.
We will enjoy a BBQ – Asado.
Night at Estancia La Paz
Day 5. Estancia La Paz next destination
Transfer out to airport to cath your next fligth.