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Wines and Mountains – Salta & Mendoza

7 DAYS - 6 NIGHTS

A trip next to the Cordillera de los Andes, with its best landscapes and flavors. A trip to the cultural heart of the region.

– Enjoy the unique landscape in Salinas Grandes on the border crossing between Salta and Jujuy Province 

– Immerse yourself in this trip through the Quebrada de Humahuaca, declared a World Heritage Site

– Visit a winery in the Uco Valley while you taste the different types of wines that Mendoza has to offer. 

– The Andes Mountain are waiting for you to dazzle you with its amazing landscapes

– Enjoy of a sunset at a winery is an experience that everyone should live if visiting Mendoza 

Day 1  – Arrival Salta 

We welcome you at Salta airport. Upon arrival a transfer will be waiting for you ready to take  to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.  We recommend you visit Mount San Bernardo from where you will be able to see amazing views of the city. 

Accommodation in Salta – Double or Single Base
Meals: None

Day 2  – Full Day Quebrada de Humahuaca and Salt Flat 

Leaving early in the morning, we enter Jujuy province to visit Unesco World Heritage Quebrada de Humahuaca. We visit Purmamarca and its colorful “Seven Colours Hill”. Then, we enter the Quebrada de Humahuaca, passing through the Posta de Hornillos, continuing towards the town of Tilcara. We continue to Huacalera, passing through the Tropic of Capricorn, from where you can see the colors of the hill called “Pollera de la Colla”. We visit the mystical Church of Uquía, where the paintings of the Arcabuceros Angels (important vestige in the area of ​​the Cuzqueña school) are located. Then we arrive in Humahuaca and admire its important Cathedral and the Independence Monument (El Indio) by the sculptor Soto Avendaño. After lunch we return to observe “Paleta del Pintor” mountain range that frames the town of Maimara from the route. And at the end of the afternoon, we arrived in the city of Salta.

Accommodation in Salta – Double or Single Base
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3  – Salt Flat 

Early, after breakfast we start our day of traveling through incredible landscapes. We make a parallel route of the Train of the Clouds railway by Quebrada del Toro. Then we continue, starting the ascent until reaching 4080 meters above sea level and get to San Antonio de los Cobres. We take a break for lunch and enjoy some of the typical meals offered in the village. Back in the vehicle, we cross route 40 until we reach Salinas Grandes, right on the border between Salta and Jujuy. Then we return to Salta.

Accommodation in Salta – Double or Single Base
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4  – Salta – Mendoza

At the indicated time, according to the flight, transfer to Salta airport to take a flight to the city of Mendoza, famous for its vineyards and high mountains. Upon arrival, we moved to the hotel. The rest of the day is free.

Accommodation in Mendoza – Double or Single Base.
Meals: Breakfast
Domestic Flight from Salta to  Mendoza is not included.
There are direct flights from Salta to Mendoza but keep in mind that depending on your travel date, the flight can have a stop over in Buenos Aires.  

Day 5  – Full Day Uco Valley 

Today we will visit the Uco Valley, a wine region by essence. We will visit Salentein and Andeluna and we’ll have a gourmet experience harmonized with exceptional wines.

Located in the heart of the Uco Valley, Salentein is one of the most historical and yet modern wineries in Mendoza. It has one of Argentina’s largest scale productions, yielding millions of bottles annually, that are sold and consumed around the globe. Salentein aims to make the best Argentine wines using the best of Old World and New World winemaking styles, all while maintaining respect for the people and terroir.

When walking through the winery, we will notice it is designed in the shape of a cross. This design of Salentein’s entire property is meant to be both spiritual and practical, intriguing the visitors while moving wine production along. When entering the underground cellar, people almost get lost among the 5,000 oak barrels. A very special and interesting tasting is in store for us here.

We continue for lunch at one of the great rising stars of the region: Bodega Andeluna. The building would look quite at home in a remote part of Texas as a hunting lodge. Situated at the foot of the Andes just outside of the town of Tupungato in the Uco Valley, Andeluna has magnificent views of the mountains. The huge windows of the dining room are designed to take advantage of the effect, allowing us to enjoy the view as much as the food. The kitchen is entirely open for viewing from the dining area, and it is remarkable to see the creativity of these chefs in action. Here we will have a multi-course wine tasting lunch including the top label Pasionado. Then we go back to our accommodation.

Accommodation in Mendoza – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Day 6 – Andes Mountain Full Day

Experience the immensity of the Andes range. Enjoy panoramic views of beautiful mountain landscapes. Explore the mountains with a local guide stoping at places such as Potrerillos and Uspallata. We then arrive at Puente del Inca with its fascinating geological shapes and thermal springs. From here we enter the Aconcagua Provincial Park and the Horcones lagoon with incredible views of Aconcagua Peak. We continue our trip to Las Cuevas, the last Argentine village before the border with Chile. Then we go back to our hotel in Mendoza.

Accommodation in Mendoza – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – Departure Mendoza

At the indicated time we transfer to Mendoza´s Airport where our services end.

Included Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED SERVICES

– Private Transfer from / to Salta Airport
– 3 Nights’ Accommodation in Salta – Double or Single Base 
– Full Day Tour Quebrada de Humahuaca 
– Full Day Salta Flat
– Private Transfer from / to Mendoza Airport
– 3 Nights’ Accommodation in Mendoza – Double or Single Base 
– Full Day Uco Valley with Wine Tasting and Lunch 
– Full Day Andes Mountain
– 3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch 

NON INCLUDED SERVICES

– Entrances to National Parks 
– Tips
– Flights 
– Meals non shown in the itinerary
– Optional Excursions  

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