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South 3

3 days/2 nights

From Salta, we will travel through the Quebrada de las Conchas, arriving in Cafayate, at 1,660 meters of altitude. We will drive up the Calchaquí valley via the Quebrada de Flechas, visiting 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.

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 Killa Cafayate

From Salta, we will drive to Cafayate via the Quebrada de las Conchas, with its splendid rock formations, a gift from nature. Arriving in Cafayate, at 1,660 meters of altitude, we can visit "bodegas", view handicrafts or explore the town and its surroundings.

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, ArgentinaRoad along the valley known as the 'Quebrada de Cafayate'In the 'Quebrada de las Conchas'Rainbow over Cafayate, province of Salta, Argentina

Day 2:

Cafayate -> Cachi

Distance traveled: 180 km in 5 hours

Included: Breakfast, Lodging in Hostal Llaqta Mawk'a

The morning is free. We suggest browsing the handicrafts in llama and sheep wool, silverware, ceramics. At the end of the morning we will ascend the gorgeous Calchaquí valley up to Cachi. In this valley, nature left the rocks in the most fantastic positions, as in the Quebrada de Flechas. We will visit the picturesque "pueblos" of Molinos and Seclantas. In Cachi we can enjoy the tranquility, colonial architecture, the archaeological museum.

In Cachi [-]:

» Pío Pablo Díaz Archaeological Museum

A good opportunity to see the area's history

The 'Quebrada de Flechas', in the Calchaquí valley, SaltaThe 'Quebrada de Flechas', in back the Nevado de Cachi (6,400 m)The town of Seclantás, in the 'Calchaquí' valley, SaltaThe town of Cachi, ArgentinaThe Pío Pablo Díaz Archaeological museum, "pueblo" of Cachi

Day 3:

Cachi -> Salta

Distance traveled: 200 km in 6 hours

Included: Breakfast,Lunch

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

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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