Pope Francis is not only the first American to become the head of the Catholic church he is also the first Jesuit. An order that has long had a thorny relationship with its leaders. There were no successful instances of harmonious coexistence with indigenous people during Europe’s colonisation of the Americas, though during this tour of Cordoba’s Jesuit history you’ll see how the Jesuits came about as close as anyone with their work with the indigenous people. Their churches and schools are well preserved in Cordoba and during the trip you’ll see how they achieved a glimmer of light in what, in the main, was a very dark period of history.

Destination

The Sierras of Cordoba

Min / Max group size

2 / 8

When to travel

All year round

Number of days

4 nights / 4 days

Itinerary

Day 1  

Transfer from the airport to the centre of Cordoba city.

Afternoon to relax in the city of Cordoba.

Night at Hotel Azur Real

Jesuit block in the city of Cordoba

Jesuit block in the city of Cordoba

Day 2  

Morning: the tour of the region’s Jesuit history will start in the city of Cordoba with a  tour of the ‘Jesuit square’ and other historical sites.

Afternoon: visit to the Jesuit Estancia at Alta Gracia and the Home-Museum of  “ Che” Guevara.

Night at Hotel Azur Real

Che Guevara's famous motorbike 'El Poderoso'

Che Guevara’s famous motorbike ‘El Poderoso’

Day 3

Breakfast, after lunch transfer to Estancia El Colibri, visiting on the way the Jesuit Estancias at Jesús María and Colonia Caroya .

Night at Estancia El Colibrí

Jesuit Estancia at Alta Gracia

Jesuit Estancia at Alta Gracia

 

Day 4  

Day to relax and enjoy the Estancia.

Night at Estancia El Colibrí

Estancia El Colibrí from the swimming pool

Estancia El Colibrí from the swimming pool

Day  5

Full day excursion to Santa Catalina and La Candelaria.

Night at Estancia El Colibrí

Santa Catalina

Santa Catalina

Day 6

Transfer to the airport for your next destination.

End of trip

 

Price

  • Price includes – Double rooms, Bed & breakfast accommodation at Hotel Azur Real. Double rooms, Full board (excluding alcoholic drinks) at Estancia El Colibrí – includes activities at Estancia. Private transfers with English speaking guide. Please enquire if you require single accommodation. Entrance fees to all museums. All local tax.
  • Price does not include  – Bank charges. International flights to Argentina. Transport to Cordoba. Personal medical insurance (compulsory). Any visa fees and extras such as tips, laundry etc.

Prices are quoted in US dollars. However, we do receive payments in UK pounds, a sterling rate will be given at the time of booking.

Notes

This program is an example of one of many programs we organize round Argentina. All our trips are tailor-made and we can adapt all our programs to your specific needs. And, if you would like help organizing transport, accommodation or any other activity in any other part of the country we would be very happy to help.