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West 4

6 days/5 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. From Cachi we ascend to the Abra El Acay mountain pass, at 4,890 meters. We return the same way to the "pueblo" of La Poma. 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:


Distance traveled: 120 km in 4 hours

Included: Breakfast, Lodging in Hotel Killa Cafayate

In the morning we will visit the Quebrada de las Conchas, exploring its valleys surrounded by sedimentary rocks in the most amazing shapes and colors. The afternoon is free, and we recommend visiting some "bodegas", or hiking up the Divisadero river valley. It is possible to rent bicycles or go horseback riding.

The "Los Castillos" rock formation, in the Quebrada de CafayateThe Garganta do Diabo (Devil's Throat), Quebrada de las ConchasThe main square of Cafayate, province of Salta, ArgentinaThe main square of Cafayate, Salta, ArgentinaThe cathedral of Cafayate, Cafayate, province of SaltaThe town of Cafayate, Salta

Day 3:


Included: Breakfast, Lodging in Hotel Killa Cafayate

In Cafayate one can: visit "bodegas"; search for handicrafts in wool, silver, leather, ceramic; see the town and surroundings on bicycle or horseback; enjoy the northern Argentine cuisine, such as empanadas, humitas, tamales, locro, carbonada, quinoa, llama meat, goat cheese.

The town of Cafayate, Salta, ArgentinaGrapevines, Cafayate, province of Salta, ArgentinaThe 'Quebrada de las Conchas'The sedimentary rock formations known as "Los Castillos"The valley known as the 'Quebrada de Cafayate', Salta

Day 4:

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 5:

Cachi -> Abra El Acay, La Poma

Distance traveled: 100 km in 6 hours

Included: Breakfast,Lunch, Lodging in Hosteria La Poma

From Cachi we ascend the Calchaquí valley to the Abra El Acay pass, getting to 4,890 meters of altitude. We return via the Calchaquí valley, spending the night in the "pueblo" of La Poma, at 3,000 meters.

Road in the upper Calchaquí valley, province of Salta, ArgentinaRoad from 'Abra El Acay' to La Poma, SaltaThe Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus), province of Salta, ArgentinaIn the Abra El Acay (4,890m altitude, SaltaThe pueblo of La Poma, in the upper Calchaquí valley, Salta

Day 6:

La Poma -> Salta

Distance traveled: 250 km in 5 hours

Included: Breakfast,Lunch

From La Poma we descend the Calchaquí valley, entering the Los Cardones National Park, driving along the Tin Tin Stretch. After ascending to the Piedra del Molino, at 3,300 meters of altitude, we descend via the fascinating Cuesta del Obispo.

Photographing cacti, province of SaltaSign marking the "Piedra del Molino" view point, SaltaThe 'Cuesta del Obispo', Salta, 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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