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Adventure & Wine in Argentina (Self Drive)

13 Days / 12 Nights
Private Tour

Enjoy 13 days in Argentina exploring the best of nature. You will pass through many cities, have the opportunity to hike, do walks, visit the famous Talampaya National Park, and experience wine tasting while driving and choosing the best options for yourself. Check the full itinerary out. 

Itinerary at a Glance
  • Day 1

    Arrival in Buenos Aires


  • Day 2

    Transfer to Mendoza


  • Day 3

    Embalse Valle Grande


  • Day 4

    Free day


  • Day 5

    Transfer to Chacras de Coria


  • Day 6

    Chacras de Coria


  • Day 7

    High Mountain


  • Day 8

    San Agustin Del Valle Fertil


  • Day 9

    Moon Valley


  • Day 10

    Talampaya National Park


  • Day 11

    Free day


  • Day 12

    Return to Buenos Aires


  • Day 13

    Final Departure


Included
  • Meet & Greet airport services & transfers
  • Flight from Buenos Aires airport to Mendoza/ from San Juan to Buenos Aires
  • Car rental for the mentioned days (quoted according to passengers number)
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Buenos Aires (breakfast included)
  • Accommodation for 6 nights in Mendoza (breakfast included)
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in San Juan (breakfast included)
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in La Rioja (breakfast included)
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Route map and assistance

 

Excluded
  • International and domestic flights 
  • Airport taxes
  • Entrance Fees for National Park
  • The tours suggested during the self-drive itinerary
  • Entry visa to Argentina
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Extras

 

Itinerary

  1. 1
    Day 1: Arrival in Buenos Aires

    Upon your arrival at the airport you will be transferred to the hotel. 

    Spend the rest of the day at leisure. 

     

     

  2. 2
    Day 2: Transfer to Mendoza

    After breakfast, you will be taken to the airport to flight to Mendoza. Your rental car will be ready for you as soon you leave the airport. Drive to San Rafael, a 3h 30 min long trip.

  3. 3
    Day 3: Embalse Valle Grande

    Your adventure starts, so we recommend comfortable clothes, backpacking food & water and personal items you might need such as sunglasses and camera. 

    Drive to the Embalse Valle Grande on Route 173, where you can enjoy rafting, windsurf, kayak, relaxing boat trips. On the way you will see the "Atuel Canyon", a natural beauty of rocky walls formed by erosion. 

    If you continue further on the road you will see the El Nihuel Dam, an artificial lake and hydroelectric complex (1hs and 20 min distance from Atuel Canyon).

    Return to San Rafael. 

     

     

  4. 4
    Day 4: Free day

    Enjoy free day in San Rafael. 

     

     

  5. 5
    Day 5: Transfer to Chacras de Coria

    Drive towards Chacras de Coria. The trip duration is between 2h to 3h from route 143 and route 40. You can stop by Uco Valley on the way for lunch or to explore its many wineries.

    Overnight in Chacras de Coria

     

  6. 6
    Day 6: Chacras de Coria

    Enjoy a complete winery tour with lunch included in Lujan de Cuyo (8h long). You can leave the car at the hotel, as your guide will pick you up.

     

  7. 7
    Day 7: High Mountain

    Drive to the mountains on your last day in Mendoza. On the way there are some nice stops, and the best ones are Potrerillos, Uspallata and Penintentes. There you will find restaurants and services. 

    As you drive up the slopes, see abandoned railroad stations, rocky Inca messenger huts, and glacial valleys criss-crossing the Mendoza River. When you arrive at Puente del Inca, you will find a natural arch carved by glacial melt, and coated in minerals that formed coloured hues. There are some local craft shops and a few restaurants.

  8. 8
    Day 8: San Agustin Del Valle Fertil

    Next destination: Valle Fertil. It takes around 5h from Mendoza. 

    If you prefer, you can stop at the Villavicencio Natural Reserve before leaving Mendoza from Route 52 or you can make stop at "La Difunta Correa" Santuary from Route 141. 

     

  9. 9
    Day 9: Moon Valley

    This day is dedicated to the Moon Valley circuit. From San Agustin de Valle Fertil, take the Route 510 for a 50 minutes trip to the Moon Valley. Stop on the way for pictures. 

    The Moon Valley and the Talampaya National Park are huge, so we recommend to start it early. They have a rich collection mammals, dinosaurs and pants fossils. There are six geological formations in total. 

    Return to San Agustin.

  10. 10
    Day 10: Talampaya National Park

    Explore the Talampaya National Park. From Route 510 it will take you around 1h30 minutes’ drive. Don’t miss the Talampaya Canyon, which is the park’s main tourist attraction. There are three guided circuits you can choose: 

    1) "El Murallon'' circuit: see petroglyphs made in the stone by aborigine cultures between the 3rd and the 10th Century BC and the rock formations caused by erosion at the Totem, La Torre, La Catedral and la Chimenea.

    2) "Los Cajones" circuit: will show you a 15 meters blackboard made on the stone called "Los Pizarrones" that contains drawings made by aborigines.

    3) "La Ciudad Perdida'' circuit: the longest circuit (6h duration). You will enjoy both hiking and drive. Following hiking you will arrive at an enormous crate that contains a labyrinth made by erosion. 

    Overnight in Villa Union.

     

  11. 11
    Day 11: Free day

    Enjoy this day at leisure in Villa Union. 

     

  12. 12
    Day 12: Return to Buenos Aires

    Drive to San Juan airport, where you will drop off the car and flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. 

    Overnight in Buenos Aires.

  13. 13
    Day 13: Final Departure

    You will be transferred to the airport to take your flight back home. End of the tour.

Golden Accommodation:

Hotels

Prices
Prices are per person and exclude international flights.

Prices

  • 8999$ Price per person in Triple Room
  • 11205$ Price per person in Double Room
  • 16200$ Price per person in Single Room

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