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Calchaquí Valley Wine Tourism

4 days/3 nights

El Esteco, Etchart, Nanni, Mounier, Yacochuya, Vasija Secreta, Domingo Hermanos, El Transito: these are some of the "bodegas" (wineries) that we will visit along the Wine Route, in the Calchaquí valley. We will stay in the towns of Cafayate and Cachi, also visiting Angastaco, Molinos, and Seclantas. 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. In Cafayate, besides the "bodegas", there are many opportunities for fine dining and a large choice of handicrafts.

The 'Quebrada de Cafayate' valley, SaltaThe "Los Castillos" rock formation, in the Quebrada de CafayateWinery, Cafayate, Salta, Argentina

Day 2:


Distance traveled: 50 km

Included: Breakfast, Lodging in Hotel Killa Cafayate

This day will be dedicated to the appreciation of the wines of Cafayate and the cuisine of northern Argentina - empanadas, humitas, tamales, locro, carbonada, quinoa, llama meat, goat cheese. In the morning we will visit the vineyards on bicycle.

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
Grapevines, Cafayate, Salta province, ArgentinaThe El Esteco winery, Cafayate, Salta, ArgentinaVines, Cafayate, Salta, Argentina

Day 3:

Cafayate -> Cachi

Distance traveled: 180 km in 6 hours

Included: Breakfast,Lunch, Lodging in Hotel La Merced del Alto

In the morning we will visit some "bodegas". We 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 stop for lunch in the picturesque "pueblo" of Angastaco.

In Cachi [-]:

» Pío Pablo Díaz Archaeological Museum

A good opportunity to see the area's history

Sedimentrary rocks in the 'Quebrada de Flechas'The town of Seclantás, in the 'Calchaquí' valley, SaltaThe town of Cachi, ArgentinaThe Pio Pablo Diaz museum, in Cachi

Day 4:

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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