This is a Circuit for lovers of the countryside, and the rural activities. It is done through asphalt roads within the oasis, therefore services for tourists and their vehicle are available; lodging is done in inns in La Paz.
This journey takes up a day. Operable all year long.
This trip starts at the village of La Paz, the gateway to Mendoza for travellers that are going to visit the East of the Country. Going through National Route 7, along this highway there is a cold meat factory. It is also interesting to visit in La Paz, the Chapel of the Villa Antigua. Arriving to Santa Rosa, there are beekeeping farms and old farmhouses that are interesting and are usually close to vineyards, fruit orchards and wineries whose owners will not hesitate to receive affectionately the travellers. There are also places in which the tourists can go horseback riding, buy arts and crafts and go sulky riding. Continuing westwards and by the same National Route 7, near the Alto Verde, you should take the Provincial Route 67 towards south, to visit the rural areas of Junín first, and then Rivadavia. Both departments have a great concentration of wineries, food industry and poultry farms, in addition, there is the opportunity to taste grapes directly from the vines, during the months of February, March and April, freshly picked or dried fruit and several varieties of wine. In Rivadavia it is interesting to visit the Recreational Tourism Complex, which with its lake and the Casa de la Cultura, offers a wide range of sports and other activities. There is also the possibility to go to a hut where there are presentations of Creole shows, dances and typical foods.
This circuit presents an alternative: from the village of Las Catitas, taking the Provincial Route 153, about seventy-five kilometres there is the Ñacuñán Biosphere Reservation, for the ecotourism and the desert ecosystem lovers.