Drive Salta to Mendoza Tour is an option for transiting between the two great destinations in Argentina and spending a couple of days in the back country of the Andes, traveling the famous Route 40 that extends 5200km along the length of Argentina The tourism infrastructure is somewhat nascent along the route so expect to dine and sleep in traditional Argentine style.
NOTE the Salta to Mendoza tour is very bespoke. We can pick up from Cafayate, Salta, any of the northern Humahuaca pueblos, San Pedro de Atacama and Tucuman – please email or chat live.
Itinerary Salta to Mendoza Tour
DAY 1 (Sample from Cafayate) Pick up at hotel after breakfast and drive south into Tucuman province through the Calchaqui Valley. Optional visit to Quilmes Ruins, a pre-Inca city. Continue across the open plain to Londres and visit El Shincal – an important Inca City and rarely touristed, you may have the entire site to yourself as you climb the steps to the ancient ceremonial plateau. Time for lunch (not included) then continue south through some other-planet landscape and arrive Tinogasta for Overnight.
DAY 2 Early morning departure and drive south to Chilecito for a visit to a local winery and lunch (not included). Then continue to La Rioja province and arrive in the Valle de la Luna, Moon Valley, at the best time of the afternoon to visit Ischigualasto National Park. (entrance fees extra). Overnight
DAY 3 Early morning departure and return to Moon Valley for a visit to the other National Park at Talampaya. Optional tour of the giant canyons in double decker bus.After lunch we continue the drive south into Mendoza province and stop at the traditional Argentine shrine at Difunta Correa- a wildly popular spot visited from far and wide. Continue via the Olive Route into Mendoza city and drop off at hotel.
Please contact us for current cost and schedule of this private Salta to Mendoza tour.