OVERVIEW – One of the more off-the-beaten-track private guided tours for those who don’t want to connect with tour bus hordes and love the idea or undulating lunar landscapes and real locals. For wine lovers, depart one great wine region after enjoying our Private tours to the Uco Valley and Lujan de Cuyo and arrive in another, boasting the highest vineyards in the world. This tour is also offered as a travel photography workshop tour on certain dates throughout the year.
Itinerary Mendoza to Salta tour
DAY 1 – P/up hotel in Mendoza and drive north via Olive Route to Difunta Corea, a bizarre shrine frequented by hundreds of thousands of Argentines who leave car number plates and doll houses as offerings to the Saint. Time for a parilla bbq lunch (Not inc) before continuing the drive north through San Augustin de Valle Fertil to visit Ischigualasto National Park – part of Moon Valley, Valle de la luna. O/N Villa Union
DAY 2 – Return to Moon Valley to visit the other park in Moon Valley -Talampaya National Park with optional tour of the canyons. Time for lunch (not inc) then continue along the Cuesta de Miranda to Chilecito. Visit a local winery in the town then continue across the plain to Tinogasta. O/N
(Optional DAY – Drive to Termas at Fiambala and visit Don Diego Bodega. O/N)
DAY 3 – Drive north to Londres and visit the important Inca site at El Shincal. Lunch in Belen then continue to EL Eje and leave the road to head up into the Andean Pre-Cordillera and the Puna. Plenty of stops for lunar landscape photos. O/N El Penon
DAY 4 – Continue North towards Chile – Antofogasta and Tolar Grande – Pure high altitude desert. Continue to San Antonio do los Cobres. O/N
NOTE Option to continue from Tolar Grande across the salt plains and drive to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. See details at Tolar Grande Tour
DAY 5 – From San Antonio we continue across the salt plain, past deserted mining villages and arrive at the spectacular Salinas Grandes salt flats at 3350 metres altitude. After time for photos we descend the switchback Cuesta de Lipan and arrive to Purmamarca.
DAY 6 – A morning visit to the famous 7 color hill and optional walk of Los Colorados. We continue into Humahuaca Gorge to Uquia and Humahuaca. After visiting these ancient sites, we return through Humahuaca Gorge to Tilcara. Time for lunch (at leisure) and an optional visit to the hill top pre-Columbiam village then continue to Salta city via the cloud forest route.
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