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Barreal, Valle de la luna and Talampaya - Self Drive

7 days and 6 nights
from USD 1.030

Discover landscapes from another time. A getaway to San Juan and La Rioja to enjoy Barreal, Talampaya and Valle de la Luna.

Day 1: San Juan - Barreal. Visit to Calingasta

Upon arrival at San Juan airport we will pick up the rental car. We will start driving on route 40 to reach the Calingasta Valley, visit the town and the beautiful landscapes on the banks of the De los Patos River.

Day 2: Visit to El Leoncito National Park and the Astronomical Complex.

Today we suggest visiting El Leoncito National Park and the CASLEO Astronomical complex. Prior reservation is required for night visits. Another possibility is to have a landyachting experience in Barreal.

Day 3: Barreal - San Juan. Visit to the Domingo Sarmiento Museum

After breakfast at the hotel we say goodbye to Barreal and hit the road on Route 40 to San Juan City. In the afternoon, we suggest visiting the Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Museum.

Day 4: Visit to Caucete and the Southern Wine Route.

Today we propose a day full of gastronomic experiences. First, visit Caucete in the town of Vallecito, famous for its olive production. Also, we will have time to visit the Sanctuary of the Difunta Correa. Finally, we suggest visiting the different wineries of the Southern Wine Route: Alto Verde, Las Marianas, La Guarda, Seguisa or the champagne winery Miguel Mas.

Day 5: Fértil Valley. Cuesta de Huaco. Talampaya National Park

We say goodbye to San Juan and hit route 40 to drive 180 kilometers uphill along Cuesta de Huaco to arrive at the Talampaya National Park. Upon arrival we will park the vehicle at the entrance and take the Full Talampaya experience which includes a 4x4 ride on a 6-hour tour discovering Petroglyphs, the Botanical Garden and several rock formations: the Gothic Cathedral, El Monje, the Shimpa Canyon. There is also a chance to do a trek to the balconies of Talampaya.

Day 6: Ischigualasto Provincial Park (Valle de La Luna)

After breakfast we drive to Ischigualasto Provincial Park (Valle de la Luna) to visit its impressive desert rock formations that resemble the lunar surface. There we will visit Pintado Valley and the Cancha de Bochas

Day 7: Villa Unión – La Rioja

Drive from Villa Unión to La Rioja touring beautiful landscapes along the Cuesta de Miranda to drop off the rental car at the airport.

Included in the Package

  • 7 day Car rental with unlimited mileage (pick-up in San Juan and drop-off in La Rioja)
  • 2 nights in Barreal.
  • 2 nights in San Juan.
  • 2 nights in Villa Unión.
  • Full Talampaya 4x4 experience in the National Park.
  • All breakfasts.

Not Included

  • Domestic airline tickets Buenos Aires – San Juan – La Rioja – Buenos Aires
  • Extra charges and optional activities or meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • National park Entrance Fees

Notes

Prices

Season Summer 2021/22 - From 01/12/2021 Until 31/03/2022
Base Category Price
Double 3* USD 1.030
Double 4* USD 1.220

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Mendozais the capital of the province of the same name. It is located in the west of the Argentine Republic, at the foot of the Andes chain. The city of Mendoza is an incredible oasis for cultivating. It is known internationally for its spectacular wineries. This is the ideal destination for those who love the mountains and wine.

Mendoza
 

Mendozais the capital of the province of the same name. It is located in the west of the Argentine Republic, at the foot of the Andes chain. The city of Mendoza is an incredible oasis for cultivating. It is known internationally for its spectacular wineries. This is the ideal destination for those who love the mountains and wine.

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