Second part of Argentina – La Rioja & Mendoza

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After our first experience with a night bus in South America (and we surprisingly managed to get some sleep) we arrived in a town called La Rioja. The city is situated approximately halfway between Salta and Mendoza, and it is therefore a nice place to spend a few days to break up the long distance. The area around La Rioja is very beautiful and we went on a small excursion with the owner of our hostel, to a place called Digue de los Sauces where we did a small hike up a hill and later we drove to another viewpoint where we sat and enjoyed a beer and the view.

Around 3 hours from La Rioja is the Talampaya national park. It is only possible to visit the park with an organized tour, so we booked a 3 hours tour with a strange 4WD truck/bus. The vehicle had a removable roof, so we could stand up and enjoy the views while driving through the... (Read More)