Ischigualasto rock formations in Valle de la Luna, Argentina

Scenic Tour of Argentina: Mendoza, Barreal, Salinas Grandes & More

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Places Visited

 Salinas Grandes, Mendoza, Salta, Buenos Aire...

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Suggested Duration

15 Days

Do you dream of big adventure? Do you imagine yourself deep within one of the planet’s great deserts, casting your conquering eye over the swath of wildlife that you just traversed? Do you long for a journey into the heart of life? If you’ve ever wanted to truly see the world, this scenic tour of Argentina will show you the way.

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the oenophile offerings of the sensational wineries of Mendoza, the largest wine-producing region in Latin America and one of the most scenic areas in all of Argentina
  • Wind your way through the Ruta de los Caracoles, the Road of the Snail, to marvel at the astounding natural scenery
  • Enjoy the sights at some of Argentina’s best national parks, from the lunar landscape and fascinating fossils of Ischigualasto Provincial Park to the sheer and soaring faces of the Talampaya Gorge
  • Experience the incredible feats of engineering that dot this sparse and seemingly inhospitable landscape, like the Ullum Dam and the truly astounding telescopes at the Leoncito Astronomical Complex
  • Revel in the ancient history of this venerable area at the pre-Hispanic Incan strongholds of Quilmes, Cachi and Tilcara

Detailed Description

While the popular imagination might still conjure up the images of dune-strewn wastelands and impassible arid plains, the deserts of the world are truly unique examples of the incredible power of the will to live. This power is a testament to the amazing diversity of life on this planet and to the great natural wonders that fill the world. This 15-day scenic tour of Argentina will give a glimpse of the best deserts of arresting Argentina, a country filled with natural monuments and man-made memorials to the beauty of nature and the power of life. Your vacation will be filled with unforgettable activities and adventures that are sure to change the way you thought about the world’s great deserts.

Sink into the sumptuous surroundings of Argentina’s great wine regions, from the high plains and towering peaks of Mendoza, the home to the world’s best Malbecs. Marvel at the amazing scenes of the Quebrada de las Flechas and the Cerro de los Siete Colores – the Hill of Seven Colors – before taking in the ancient edifices of the famous Pucara of Tilcara. Also, take in the eerie outcroppings of rock at Ischigualasto National Park and the incredible archaeological offerings at Tamalpaya National Park before settling in at your luxury accommodations deep in the heart of Argentina.

This is a trip filled with romance and adventure, with the inspirations of a dazzling sunset and the memories of magical evenings. It’s a trip for the daring and the bold, those who long to live and who live to explore, for those who are looking for a vacation unlike any other they’ve ever experienced. It’s a trip dedicated to showing you all of the best of this captivating country, and it’s sure to be an Argentina travel experience that you remember for the rest of your life.

Starting Price

$3,745 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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