RUTA 40 DRIVE THE WINE REGIONS OF ARGENTINA

Salta to Mendoza

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Argentina ranks fifth in wine production in the world. And its vines grow on the western valleys and slopes of Andes Mountain Range, creating a stunning combination of high vineyards, snow-capped mountains, red formations and beautiful bodegas. Ruta 40, the longest in Argentina, links these regions with other must-see geographical features like the coloured mountain in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, Salinas Grandes and the Puna. Drive in the Calchaquí Valley, home to the highest vineyards and oldest wineries. A dive that combines a foodie experience with culture, history, architecture and unequalled destinations. Continue to Talampaya and Ischigualasto’s amazing formations. San Juan and its olive groves. End your trip in Mendoza, the wine capital of Argentina, visiting magnificent wineries. Pamper yourself at one of our selected lodges.

Specifics:

  • Shortest drive: 2 hours
  • Longest drive: 7 hours
  • Minimum and maximum altitude: 700 mt /2,310 ft and 4,895 mt/16,153 ft.
  • Landscape photography
  • Pre Hispanic and colonial history
  • Learn about wines, blending and pairing
  • Geology and palaeontology
  • Ischigualasto and Talampaya Natural Parks – UNESCOWHS

 

What’s Included: Accommodation in hotels in single or double occupancy; all transfers; all lunches and three dinners; wine tastings; all organized activities; local experts; entrance tickets to sites and  parks; snacks and beverages on truck; bilingual guides.

Add ons: Iguassu falls and jungle |Patagonia glaciers | Buenos Aires culture & arts

Highlights:

Valle Calchaquí – Cafayate vineyards and bodegas – Modert Art - Inca – Wine tastings – Argentine asado – Quebrada de Humahuaca – Salinas Grandes – Seven Colours mountain – Two WHS - Pairing local food with local wines - The Andes – Red mountains – Aconcagua - State of the art wineries – Local communities – Cardones – Lujan de Cuyo - Spa - Learn what makes altitude wines unique – Colonial whitewashed old towns - Gourmet – Cooking lessons – Valle de Uco

bodega en Mendoza

Wine Road

Ruta 40

Region: Norhtwest and Cuyo regions in Argentina
Where: Salta | Purmamarca | Cachi | Colomé | Cafayate | Belén | Talampaya | Ischigualasto |San Juan | Mendoza |
When: All year round. Grape Harvest: February and March
Start: Salta
End: Mendoza
Trip length: 13 days/12 nights.
Hotels: Sophisticated and Casual
Activity level: Easy

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