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South 2

5 days/4 nights

From Salta, we will travel through the Quebrada de las Conchas, arriving in Cafayate, at 1,660 meters of altitude. We will visit a few "bodegas" in Cafayate. We drive up the Calchaquí valley via the Quebrada de Flechas, spending the night in the Colomé "bodega". We will see the towns of Angastaco, Molinos, Seclantas and Cachi. We return to Salta by way of the Los Cardones National Park and the Cuesta del Obispo. In Salta we will visit the Cerro San Bernardo, the historic center, churches, and appreciate its cuisine.

Optional: Welcome [-]


Included: Lodging in Hotel Salta

After our transfer from the airport to the hotel, we hold a briefing session, where we will discuss the most important aspects of our trip. During the remaining part of the day we will do a city tour: we will visit the San Bernardo hill, the monument to Güemes, and walk around the city center (Plaza 9 de Julio). Next morning, after breakfast, our adventure trip begins.

The 'Cabildo', a colonial building, on the Plaza 9 de JulioChurch in Salta, province of Salta, Argentina

Day 1:

Salta -> Cafayate

Distance traveled: 200 km in 5 hours

Included: Lunch, Lodging in Hotel Patios de Cafayate

From Salta, we will drive to Cafayate via the Quebrada de las Conchas, with its splendid rock formations, a gift from nature. In Cafayate, besides the "bodegas", there are many opportunities for fine dining and a large choice of handicrafts.

In Cafayate [-]:

» Visit wineries
» Museum of the Grapevine and Wine
» Vino Tinto Vinoteca

Wines from the Calchaquí valley, spirits and tobacco

» Look around for handicrafts
» Jorge Barraco Silversmith

Wide variety of handicrafts in metal

» Go for a hike, ride a bicycle, go horseback riding
» Visit the Quebrada de las Conchas
The 'Quebrada de Cafayate' valley, ArgentinaGrapevines, Cafayate, province of Salta, ArgentinaWinery, Cafayate, Salta, Argentina

Day 2:

Cafayate -> Colomé

Distance traveled: 140 km in 4 hours

Included: Breakfast,Lunch, Lodging in Estancia Colomé

From Cafayate we will proceed to Cachi via the Calchaquí valley, getting to know the Quebrada de Flechas, amongst others, and enjoying its beautiful scenery and rocks sculpted by nature. We will spend the night in the Colomé "bodega", which offers us a luxury hotel and art museum.

The 'Quebrada de Flechas', in the Calchaquí valley, SaltaThe Colomé winery and hotel, Molinos, Salta, ArgentinaThe Colomé winery and hotel, Molinos, Salta, ArgentinaIn the Colomé winery, Salta, Argentina

Day 3:

Colomé -> Cachi

Distance traveled: 90 km in 4 hours

Included: Breakfast, Lodging in Hotel La Merced del Alto

From Colomé we will follow the Calchaquí valley to the town of Cachi, at 2,200 meters of altitude. In Cachi we recommend a visit to the archaeological museum.

In Cachi [-]:

» Pío Pablo Díaz Archaeological Museum

A good opportunity to see the area's history

Landscape in the Calchaquí valley, province of Salta, ArgentinaThe town of Cachi, ArgentinaThe Pio Pablo Diaz museum, in Cachi

Day 4:

Cachi -> Salta

Distance traveled: 200 km in 6 hours

Included: Breakfast,Lunch, Lodging in Hotel Salta

From Cachi we will leave the Calchaquí valley, climbing to the Los Cardones National Park, with its uncountable cacti of the Trichocereus genus, that resemble guardians of the Altiplano. We will drive along the Tin Tin Stretch, on our way to the Piedra del Molino, at 3,300 meters of altitude, before descending the Cordillera via the fantastic Cuesta del Obispo.

Road leading to Cachi, in the 'Calchaquí' valleyThe Tin Tin Stretch, province of Salta, ArgentinaPhotographing cacti, province of SaltaThe 'Cuesta del Obispo', Argentina

Day 5:


Distance traveled: 80 km in 5 hours

Included: Breakfast

In Salta we will go to the 'Cerro San Bernardo', which offers a spectacular view of the city and the Lerma Valley. The rich 'salteña' culture includes churches, museums, handicrafts and the fine northern Argentinian cuisine - empanadas, humitas, tamales, locro, carbonada, quinoa, llama meat, goat cheese.

The '9 de Julio' (9th of July) square, center of SaltaChurch in Salta, province of SaltaBuildings on the historic center of Salta (Plaza 9 de Julio)

Optional: Last night [-]


Included: Lodging in Hotel Salta

We drop off the group in the hotel and the rest of the day is free. The following morning, with adequate time, we transfer the group to the airport and our services end.

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