Cafayate, Argentina

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clock-o11 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Northwest Argentina is renowned for its extraordinary landscapes and unique Torrontes wine, and this full-day trip from Salta combines both into one tour. Journey through the dramatic Calchaquí Valleys; marvel at colorful rock formations such the Devil’s Throat, the Amphitheater and The Castles in the Quebrada de las Conchas reserve; then indulge in wine tasting at some of Cafayate’s most renowned wineries.
  • Full-day tour of the Calchaquí Valleys, Quebrada de las Conchas, and Cafayate wineries from Salta
  • Marvel at the colorful cliffs and unusual rock formations of the Calchaquí Valleys and Quebrada de las Conchas reservation
  • Admire natural landmarks such as the Devil’s Throat, the Amphitheatre, and The Castles
  • Sample Argentina’s famous Torrontes wine at some of Cafayate’s best wineries
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up, wine tasting, and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalised experience
After being picked up from your central Salta hotel, meet your guide and small group of no more than 15 people, and set off south along Route 68. Keep your camera close to hand as you wind your way through the wild landscapes of the Lerma Valley, along the Río de las Conchas, and into the heart of the Quebrada de las Conchas canyon.
Jump out to admire some of the reservation’s most memorable landmarks, including the imposing Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) and the aptly nicknamed Anfiteatro (Amphitheater), as your guide explains the region’s unique geology, sculpted over millions of years. Continue to La Punilla, where the unusual rock formations offer ample photo opportunities, and Los Castillos (The Castles), where the striking red rocks are reminiscent of a castle.
Arrive in Cafayate, where you’ll have time to enjoy lunch (own expense) and explore the town, before visiting some of the region’s wineries. Depending on the day, visit one or more of Cafayate’s wineries, and get chance to taste Argentina’s famous Torrontes wine, an aromatic white wine.
After a full day exploring the region’s impressive landscapes, return to Salta, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

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J
, Sep 2017

Plenty of geographical marvels to wonder at, with a knowledgeable guide to explain them all. So much to see that inevitably you don't get to spend much time at each place. The town of Cafayate is a lovely sleepy place with colonial architecture and plenty of food and drink options. If craft markets aren't your thing, ask to be directed straight to the town centre it's only a few minutes' walk and given a meet time and place. Wine-tasting was great - four different wines! If purchasing, watch what the natives if there are any on the tour are paying first, so that you can avoid gringo pricing. The tour started a little late because the guide had to get a bus from where he lives into Salta. They must know that, so why don't they a pay for a taxi, b put him up in a hotel or c change the advertised start time?

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, Sep 2017

The scenery is wonderful and if you are into geology you will have a super time. The vineyard/winery tour is not worth the effort 10 minutes of historical input then sales. Cafayate is small but the restaurant the guide suggests was good value. The guide on the tour was fantastic very knowledgeable and personal. I think his name was Martine. Like anywhere in Argentina there is a long time spent on a bus but if you like spectacular scenery it will be wort your while.

c
, Aug 2017

Couldn't have been better! An excellent tour in every way, beautiful, interesting and varied, and lead by an expert, intelligent and articulate guide, in both beautiful English and Spanish. I highly recommend this tour! Thank you, Fernando!

P
, Aug 2016

awesome tour of cafayate and jeremy and staff took time in making sure i well informed of the tour


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