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Self Drive Andean Wonder: Route 40 North

Highlights

Mendoza - Barreal - El Chiflón - Chañarmuyo - Cafayate - Cachi - Salta - Purmamarca

REF :

EU-TBK0307

Dates

Prices*

Single Supp

*Price per person based on twin/double share

Full Itinerary

DAY 1: MENDOZA.

Arrival at the airport and collect the car rental. Free time to visit the vineyards in Maipú or Lujan de Cuyo.


DAYS 2 & 3: MENDOZA (B).

Free days to discover the various wine regions, take the High Mountain Route to admire the Aconcagua Peak or an adventure activity such as rafting, tirolyn or horseback riding.


DAY 4: MENDOZA - BARREAL (B).

Today depart to the province of San Juan to reach Barreal, a unique valley. Observe the clear night skies in the Provincial Park El Leoncito.

Driving distance: 235km Approximately 4 to 5 hours driving time.


DAY 5: BARREL - EL CHIFLÓN (B).

Depart today for Ischigualasto Provincial Park, where you will visit Moon Valley. After a long day arrive at El Chiflón, home for the next 2 nights.

Driving distance: 434km Approximately 7 to 8 hours driving time.


DAY 6: EL CHIFLÓN (B).

This morning drive to Talampaya National Park and continue to discover the interesting rock formations. Spend the afternoon walking through El Chiflón Provincial Park.

Driving distance: 26km Approximately 1 hour driving time.


DAY 7: EL CHIFLÓN - CHAÑARMUYO (B).

Head north to cross the Cuesta de Miranda and reach Chilecita, where the highest cable car in the world is located. Take a tour of the town and continue onto Chañarmuyo.

Driving distance: 327km Approximately 5 to 6 hours driving time.


DAY 8: CHAÑARMUYO - CAFAYATE (B).

Early start recommended to visit the ruins of Shincal in Catamarca. Continue to the ruins of Los Quilmes in Tucumán and end the day arriving at Cafayate.

Driving distance: 411km Approximately 6 to 7 hours driving time.


DAY 9: CAFAYATE (B).

Day at leisure to visit the regional vineyards and the Quebrada de Cafayate.

Driving distance: 41km Approximately 3 to 4 hours driving time.


DAY 10: CAFAYATE - CACHI (B).

Today drive via route 40 towards Cachi, passing through the unique landscape of the Quebrada de las Flechas.

Driving distance: 157km Approximately 5 hours driving time.


DAY 11: CACHI - SALTA (B).

Depart via route 33 and passing through Los Cardones National Park, Quebrada del Escoipe and Cuesta del Obispo until you reach Salta.

Driving distance: 162km Approximately 5 hours driving time.


DAY 12: SALTA (B).

Day at leisure to explore the city and its surroundings.


DAY 13: SALTA - PURMAMARCA (B).

Morning departure for Purmamarca located in the heart of the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Upon arrival take a tour of the village and walk around Los Colorados or drive to the Salinas Grandes (Salt Flats) via the Cuesta de Lupan.

Driving distance: 188km Approximately 3 hours driving time.


DAY 14: PURMAMARCA (B).

Early Spend today visiting the Quebrada de Humahuaca, UNESCO’s natural and cultural heritage of humanity. Time permitting, take a detour to El Hornocal.

Driving distance: 137km Approximately 3 hours driving time.


DAY 15: PURMAMARCA - SALTA (B).

Time at leisure until you are ready to depart to Salta airport to drop off your vehicle and take your scheduled flight or extend your stay.

Driving distance: 188km Approximately 3 hours driving time.


WHAT’S INCLUDED

Accommodation - 14 nights in minimum 3-star hotels.

Meals - As specified in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).

Luggage - One normal suitcase and one handbag per person to fit vehicle rented.

Hertz Car Rental - FREE KM except when specified, airport taxes, Insurance with excess.

Tours - Self-drive.


WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

International flights and airport taxes.

Tips.

Early Check-in / Late Check-out.

Travel Insurance.

Car hire extras including additional driver, GPS, etc.


NOTES

  • Suggested season to travel - April to November.

  • Minimum driver age is 21 years old and must hold a clean valid driver license.

  • Rates are based on a Chevrolet Onix or similar with basic CDW cover and excess. Upgrades and excess waiver are possible for additional fee.

  • Check required group internal flights at time of booking.

  • Tour prices are based on shared group services (not private services).

  • Passport copies required 30 days prior to arrival for all passengers.

Itinerary

DAY 1:  Arrival - Mendoza

DAY 2:  Mendoza

DAY 3:  Mendoza

DAY 4:  Mendoza - Barreal

DAY 5:  Barrel - El Chiflón

DAY 6:  El Chiflón

DAY 7:  El Chiflón - Chañarmuyo

DAY 8:  Chañarmuyo - Cafayate

DAY 9:  Cafayate

DAY 10:  Cafayate - Cachi

DAY 11:  Cachi - Salta

DAY 12:  Salta

DAY 13:  Salta - Purmamarca

DAY 14:  Purmamarca

DAY 15:  Depart Purmamarca - Salta (or extend your trip)

Interests
History & Culture
Astronomy & Stargazing
Wine & Gastronomy
Flydrive
Wildlife & Nature
Archaeology & Palaeontology
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