Mendoza to Salta

Mendoza - San Agustin de Valle Fertil - Villa Union - Belen - Tafi del Valle - Cafayate - Cachi - Salta (11 days / 10 nts)  From $N/A

Mountain view from Mendoza

Day 1: Arrive in Mendoza
Meet & greet at the Airport by one of our representatives, who will assist you with all the details relative to the car rental delivery paperwork, and basic information about the region and local driving. Departure to the hotel. Overnight in Mendoza.

Day 2: Mendoza
Take some time today to vist sMendoza - Mendoza vineyards in the Andesome wineries and the city of Mendoza. Most wineries offer guided tours that allow visitors to learn more about harvesting, winemaking process and the viticulture in Mendoza. Overnight in Mendoza.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 3: Mendoza - San Agustin de Valle Fertil
Departure from the hotel towards the province of San Juan. Arrival in San Agustín del Valle Fertil. Overnight in Valle Fertil.

Total distance to drive: 412 km (258 miles), paved road.
Driving time: 5 hours

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 4: Valle Fertil - Villa Union
Start early and devote this full day to visit the Ischigualasto Provintial Park, also known as Moon Valley, in the morning. and Talampaya Canyon National Park in the afternoon. Take one of the internal paths. After visiting the park depart towards Villa Union. Overnight in Villa Union.

Total distance to drive: 177 km (111miles) + Internal Circuits within the Parks. Driving time: 2 hours ( Not included internalcircuit)

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 5: Villa Union - Belen
Today the scenery of the sierras of Famatina and Sañogasta with its amazing lonelinessSan Juan - Ischigualasto Park will be our travel mate. Drive on along National Route 40 to the town of Londres, where you must detour to El Shincal Ruins, 5 km, dirt road. After visitng the ruins, return to Route 40, and continue northwards to Belen. Overnight in Belen.

Total distance to drive: 350 km.
Driving time: 6-7 hours. Overnight in Belen

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 6: Belen - Tafi del Valle
Departure towards Tafi del Valle. Overnight in Tafi del Valle.

Total distance to drive: 265 km (166miles)
paved road. Driving time: 5 hours

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 7: Tafi del Valle - Cafayate
Departure towards Cafayate. The route passes by Abra del Infiernillo, the highest point from wNorthwest - Quebrada de Cafayatehere you will enjoy a great panoramic view of the surrounding valleys. Take a detour to Quilmes. After a short visit to this interesting archaeologic site continue driving to Cafayate. Overnight in Cafayate

Total Distance to Travel: 132 km (83miles) 119 km paved road, 13 km dirt road. Driving time: 2 hours

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 8: Cafayate
Take advantage of this day to visit the nice and quiet city of Cafayate and its iria surrounding wineries. If you prefer something more active you can join a horseback ride, do some trekking in the Divisadero area, or even practice sandboard in the nearby sand dunes. Overnight in Cafayate.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 9: Cafayate - Cachi
Driving the legendary National Route 40, you will reach the Quebrada de las Flechas (Arrows’ Ravine). This is a very particular rock ravine formed by 20-meter-high rock walls that skirt the winding road. Before arriving in Cachi, you could enjoy lunch today at Hacienda de Molinos Hotel.

Total distance to drive: 170 km(106miles), gravel road (except for the first 24 km). Driving time: 4 -5 hours.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 10: Cachi - Salta
Departure towards Salta passing by Payogasta, the so-called “recta de Tin-Tin”. ‘LNorthwest - Los Cardones National Parkos Cardones National Park’ “Cuesta del Obispo”, up to the greenish “Quebrada de Escoipe” where the landscape suddenly turns sub-tropical. Finally pass by the farming towns of Chicoana, El Carril and Cerrillos, to reach Salta. Overnight in Salta.

Total distance to drive: 157 km (98miles) 107 km gravel road, 50 km paved road. Driving time: 4 hours.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 11: Fly out from Salta
If you have time, visit the city of Salta. In due time drop off the rental vehicle at the airport office.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Included: hotel accommodation with breakfast, rental vehicle (unlimited kms, tax airport, drop off and partial insurance included), transfer/ tours/ meals/ services as detailed.

Not included: International and domestic Air Fare, airport taxes, park entrance fees, meals not mentioned, gratuities and personal expenses.

-Prices per person/USDollars, minimum 2 passengers
-This program may be altered depending on the airline`s schedule
-The services are subject to the availability & rates at the moment of the reservation
- Car Rental: Category E (Chevrolet Corsa 4doors or similar) / Category H (Chevrolet Aveo or similar)