Hi, we are travelling to Argentina late Feb 2015 for 13 nights. Having looked at how vast Argentina is, we've decided to limit ourselves to three places and use internal flights for travel to try to get the most out of our time.
Based on some high level research, we feel that Salta would be a great base for us to do some of the things we enjoy - scenery, self drive tours, great food & wine, walking.
- Does that seem like the logical order to do things? Having only looked at Salta at high level, I'm not sure that we'd spend all 6 nights in one base or whether we'd move around there and come back to Salta to fly back to BA.
- Should we split the BA nights or just do 4 or 5 nights to start with and just an overnight before flying back to the UK? (I have read that internal flights can be unreliable so not willing to chance Salta - BA - UK all in one trip).
- Is 6 nights in and around Salta about right? Or could we potentially fit in another destination? We had thought about Bariloche but that would mean only 2 nights there which probably isn't enough, plus we couldn't find flights that worked in terms of linking us directly to another place, as they seemed to go via BA for Bariloche.
- For BA, is 3 nights in the City long enough? We like cities and exploring them but if they're too big and it's too hot then I can find it unpleasant and long to be elsewhere. I was wondering if a couple of nights out of town at an Estancia would work for the final part of our BA trip.
Would appreciate any suggestions. I see this very much as a taster trip to Argentina/South America as there is SO much more we'd like to see and experience but we're trying not to spend the whole trip travelling from one place to another - would rather have a couple of decent bases and try to enjoy them properly.