What makes this trip special?
Bodegas of Mendoza
Wineries of Luján de Cuyo, Maipú and Uco Valley
Sandstone cliffs, Petroglyphs and rare fauna
Talampaya National Park
Red rocks and white wines
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Day-by-day itinerary for 'Ruta 40 from Mendoza to Salta'
From Mendoza to Barreal (250 km/4 hours drive)
Barreal to Villa Union (388 km/7 hours drive)
Villa Union to Belen (340 km/6 hours drive)
Belen to Cafayate (270 km/4 hours drive)
Cafayate to Molinos (112km/3 1/2 hours driving)
Molinos to Salta via Cachi (200km/6 hours driving)
Guide prices for 'Ruta 40 from Mendoza to Salta'
|staying in mid-range hotels
||2 people sharing
|staying in upper range hotels
||2 people sharing
Prices are per person and include:
- hire car for one named driver with unlimited mileage
- all accommodation
- all meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner)
- all excursions as described
Prices do not include:
- international flights
- domestic flights
- items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc
- travel insurance
- airport and departure taxes
- car-hire: petrol
- car-hire: refundable deposit
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'Ruta 40 from Mendoza to Salta'
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Hotels for 'Ruta 40 from Mendoza to Salta'
Days 1 - 2
This small and exclusive ranch is surrounded by Bodegas Salentein’s vineyards and located at the Andes’ foothill. It has 16 comfortable rooms, divided in three houses, among gardens, vineyards, fruit plantations, and an organic garden. The rooms are spacious and all fitted with a TV and wifi. Activities include: bike rides in the plantations, horse riding (for all levels) in San Pablo Ranch, bodega visits and wine tasting.
There is also a swimming pool and art gallery for guests to enjoy.
Exterior of Casa los Sarmientos
Posada de Los Patos
This small Posada loacted out of town has just ten rooms, and each has heating and air conditioning as well as views across the Andes. There is Wi-Fi in the comunal areas whilst in the summer the outdoor pool is open and a nice place to relax.
Days 4 - 5
Canyon de la Talampaya
Hotel Canyon de la Talampaya has 28 rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, cable televsions, air conditioning and central heating. There is an outdoor swimming pool as well as a restaurant on site.
Hosteria Belen (Belen)
Centrally located in its namesake small town, this hotel features an indigenous art motif throughout and has 25 rooms (16 standard, 8 superior and 1 suite). All rooms have en-suite bathroom, cable television and free wifi. Each room includes access to the mini-gym and has its own parking space. The suite meanwhile includes a minibar and a higher quality of décor, whilst The hotel has its own restaurant.
Days 7 - 8
Vinas de Cafayate Wine Resort
This wine resort is located around 2km from the centre of Cafayate, within a vineyard and at the foot of the San Isidro hill. There are 22 rooms and all have a private bathroom with tub, heating and air conditioning as well as a mini bar and TV. There is a wine cellar on site that hosts tastings, and a swimming pool with lovely views over the vineyards and towards Cafayate.
Hacienda de Molinos
near Cachi - Calchaqui Valley
Molinos is a delightful and traditional hacienda dating back to the 18th century when it was home to the last governor of Salta. It has 18 spacious guest rooms, all with private bathrooms (bath tub and shower) and hairdryer set around interior patio courtyards. There is a restaurant, swimming pool, games room and parking for those with a car. It is situated opposite the church in Molinos, and within walking distance of the centre of the village.
Days 10 - 11
20-minutes drive out from the city of Salta this is a most attractive, up-market guest house with stylish public areas and high quality furnishings. Bedrooms have attractively rustic décor and private bathrooms. There is a swimming pool and BBQ area, whilst lunch and dinner can be provided. There are optional activities offered locally at extra cost such as horse riding, walks, cooking classes or massages.