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From Salta: 2-Day Guided Trip to Cafayate and Cachi1 Reviews
Embark on a full-day tour to Cachi and Cafayate with a guide. Discover panoramic views, visit a winery, and travel through the towns of Cerrillos, La Merced, and El Carril.
- Explore the breathtaking landscapes of La Quebrada de las Conchas in Cafayate
- Wonder in awe at the stunning red rock formation Garganta del Diablo
- Enjoy the amazing Cuesta del Obispo
- Drive through the magnificent landscapes of the Gorge of Escoipe and Las Laurele
- Visit Los Cardones National Park
DescriptionDAY 1: Depart Salta and head south along Provincial Route 68, offering panoramic views of the farms and tobacco plantations of the Lerma Valley. Admire the new and old tobacco chimneys made of adobe and clay, and see tobacco leaves being dried under the sun. Pass the town of Alemania and marvel at the red mountains and rock formations of attractions such as the 'Devil´s Throat' and 'House of the Parrots.' Upon arrival in Cafayate, visit 1 winery to learn more about the local wine industry and famous torrontes wines. Following lunch, journey back to Salta via a different route to see a completely different landscape from the morning drive. DAY 2: Depart Salta and journey along Provincial Route 68, traveling through the small towns of Cerrillos, La Merced and El Carril. Then, drive along Provincial Route 33 to pass the dramatic Gorge of Escoipe and Los Laureles. Next, start your journey along the famous winding road of the Cuesta del Obispo (Bishop's Slope). Admire the magnificent rock formations and natural walls en route to the summit at 3,348 meters above sea level. Look for condors flying above, and marvel at the majesty of the 'King of the Sky.' Get a stunning view of El Valle Encantado ('The Enchanted Valley'), where the scenery is like something out of a fairytale. Notice how the landscape changes as you leave the sub-tropical valleys to go to Recta del Tin Tin, built during the time of the Incas. Travel through the Parque Nacional los Cardones ('National Park of the Cactus'), named for its abundance of cardon grande cactus bush formations. Arrive in the beautiful town of Cachi in time for lunch. Then, stroll through streets of perfectly-preserved colonial architecture. Visit the town church in Central Plaza, and go to the historical museum showcasing the history of the Aboriginal communities. Pick up some souvenirs in the craft market and enjoy some free time to shop before the return drive to Salta.
IncludesDriver/guide Pick-up and drop off at downtown hotels all days Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz minivan Certified bilingual guide in Spanish and English Entry ticket to winery in Cafayate
- This tour involves around 2 hours of traveling through low-quality dirt roads and another 2 hours through the highway on the way back. All vehicles are of a high-quality minivan