NATURE IN CENTRAL HILLS

Spectacular geological sites that give rise to multicolored rock formations of capricious ripples surrounded by green hills and bathed by several crystalline water rivers. Argentina ́s Central Hills is an important condor nesting site and flight training ground for fledgling condors.

MAIN ITEMS

  • National Park Quebrada del Condorito (Condor ́s Gorge).
  • The High Peaks Road.

Nature lovers will enjoy this program as it included a visit to Natinal Park and one of the more scenic journeys in the area: The High Peaks Road.

DAY BY DAY

  • DAY 1. ARRIVE IN CÓRODOBA, THE HIDDEN GEM OF ARGENTINA.

    Upon arrival at the Córdoba airport, you will be greeted by one of our guides and transferred to Hotel Azur Real. After check in we start a 2 1⁄2 hours walking tour. We will visit the Jesuit Block. It contains the core buildings of the capital of the former Jesuit Province of Paraguay: the church, the Jesuit priests’ residence, the university, and the Colegio Convictorio de Montserrat. Then we go to Paseo del Buen Pastor, a place with some interesting architectural nuances and interesting sculpture by local artist. Your guide will introduce you into the tradition of having mate, one of the most importat cultural features in Argentina. Evening at your leisure to explore the city and try the local cuisine, an interesting mixture of different backgrounds. Night at Hotel Azur Real ****.

  • DAY 2. CORDOBA TO SAN JAVIER.

    After breakfast, we leave behind the hectic city of Córdoba and we go straight to a more peaceful and relaxing place. We take national route 20 and after 1 hour drive we arrive at the entrance on National Park Quebrada (gorge) del Condorito (condor).
    This national park protects 370 sq km of stunning rocky grasslands across the Pampa de Achala in the Sierras Grandes. The area, particularly the gorge itself, is an important condor nesting site and flight training ground for fledgling condors. A 9km hike (two to three hours) from the park entrance at La Pampilla leads to North Balcony, a clifftop where you can view the massive birds circling on the thermals rising up the gorge. On our way we will make a quick stop at a traditional family run grocery store called Almacén de Quito and we will get there our lunch (included). This place is known for keeping the enviroment of old local pubs (pulperías) serving always fresh food. We continue our day along the high peaks road till reach San Javier. A little town at the foot of Champaquí Mt and surrounded by native forest.
    Night at Posada La Matilde.

  • DAY 3. SAN JAVIER

    Day at your leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities, walking paths around the property, visit the farm and vineyard. Optional (not included): yoga, archery, horseriding Night at La Matilde

  • DAY 4. TREKKING TO PUESTO FERREYRA

    Afer breaksfast we start our full day trekking to Puesto Ferreryra, a rural spot full of real local life and natural beauty. From the main square in San Javier we start the 5.5 kilometers trekk until we reach Puesto (spot) Ferreyra (1400 m.a.s.l.). Along the way we will observe the endemic species of the área. We will have unique panoramic views over the region and even over valleys on the other side of the mountain. We will enjoy an authentic asado (BBQ) in the middle of a scenic lansdcape. Difficulty: middle to low. Night at La Matilde.

  • DAY 5. SAN JAVIER TO YOUR NEXT DESTINATION.

    Private transfer without guide to airport.

Prices valid upto DEC 2019

Net Price per person in USD:

 
English or French speaking guide.
SINGLE 1250
DOUBLE 655
TRIPLE 515
4 PAX (2 DOUBLES) 539

 

Service Included:

  • 1 night at Hotel Azur Real with breakfast buffet.
  • 3 nights at Posada La Matilde with breakfast buffet.
  • Walking city tour.
  • Entrance fee at Jesuit block.
  • Trekking & Picnic mentioned.
  • Transfers mentioned.

Services not included:

  • Lunch and dinners not mentioned.
  • All services not mentioned.