Best Things To Do in Cafayate, Argentina

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PLACES TO SEE

  • Museo Arqueologico: This private museum is a collection from the excavation done by archaeologist Rodolfo Bravo and is worth visiting to check out the ceramics, from the black and gray wares of the Candelaria and Aguada cultures to late Diaguita and Inca pottery.
  • Museo de la vid y El vino: Set in the grounds of the old museum known as "La Encantada Winery”, this is a dedicated wine museum which defines the unique characteristics of Calchaquies Valleys and its ultimate wines.
  • Museo de Vitivinicultura: Here you can explore the range of antique wine making equipment and displays a detailed history of local wine production. It is a part of the Bodega Encantada winery.
  • Iglesia Nuetla Senora del Rosario: This simple church is located opposite the main square of Cafayate, built between 1890 and 1895. This is one of the three Argentina’s churches with five ships. The center is a bit wider than the rest and it is chaired by the patron saint of Cafayate, Our Lady of the Rosary.
  • Ruinas de Los Quilmes: The ruins of Quilmes, as they are known, belonged to the Calchaquí natives who settled on the hillsides and on the mountain range called Calchaquí, from which the tribes got their name: Quilmes and Calchaqui. They still enclose a breathtaking view of a stone fortress and traces of old civilization.
  • Rio Colorado: This is an amazing hike which begins at a distance of around 6 kilometers from the centre of the town and you will be able to explore more if you get a local guide. The hike includes five scenic waterfalls and the water is fresh and clean both to swim and drink.
  • Quebrada de Cafayate: Valley famous for rock formations caused due to the erosion of wind and soil. There are amazing rock formations like the Giant, the Obelisk, the Priest and the Frog, the sinking Titanic. The most alluring one is the devil’s throat which is a home to a gigantic natural amphitheatre with 45 degrees cut that provides ample space to climb and is a spectacular sight.
  • You can taste the incredible local produce Torrontes (white) and Malbec (red) wine at any of the wine yards and also shop for them at a cheaper price. The goat cheese at Cabras de Cafayate is also a must try.

Below we have a list of things to do in Cafayate and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Cafayate getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Cafayate with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Cafayate

Here is the list of things to do in Cafayate and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Quebrada De Cafayate

    4.5 (880 Votes)
    Quebrada De Cafayate

    Outdoors, Geological Formation

    This dale in the Andes in one thing you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Cafayate. The naturally formed variations in the rock due to erosion of wind and soil unite to create a picture-perfect sight. The distinctive formations include the Giant, the Obelisk, the Priest and the Frog, the sinking Titanic. The most enthralling is the naturally formed amphitheatre with clean 45 degrees cut that...Read more
  2. Museo De La Vid Yel Vino

    4.3 (552 Votes)
    Museo De La Vid Yel Vino

    Museum, Food And Drinks, Specialty Museum

    A solely wine dedicated museum formerly known as "La Encantada Winery”, this is a delight to the wine lovers. The museum has a detailed tour on the exclusive uniqueness of the wines from the Calchaquies Valleys.
  3. Museo De Vitivinicultura

    Museum, Food And Drinks, Specialty Museum

    Housed in a 19th century building and part of the Bodega Encantada winery, Museo de vitivinicultura offers the exhibit of wide range of wine producing equipments and a elaborated history of the traditional wine production in the town.
  4. Rio Colorado

    4.4 (891 Votes)
    Rio Colorado

    Outdoors, Hiking Trail

    This is an amazing hike to 5 striking waterfalls. While you have to walk 6 kilometers southwest of town, a 1.5 hour long hike upstream will take you to the waterfall where you can swim and splash. Look out for the hidden paintings on your expedition and have fun!
  5. Winery Nanni Or Bodega Nanni

    Outdoors, Food And Drinks, Restaurant, Winery

    This is one of the finest wineries in Cafayate with a lovely grass patio. Take a tour, opt for a wine tasting session and explore the organic range of wines on your visit. A petite restaurant offers dishes that can compliment your wine tasting affair!
  6. Antigua Bodega Vasija Secreta

    Museum, Food And Drinks, Winery, Specialty Museum

    A colonial winery and museum displaying the mechanism and machinery used to make wine a hundred years ago! Wine tasting tours are available. 
  7. Plaza Central

    Outdoors, Cafe, Market, Square

    A charming central square to enjoy an evening stroll, shop for souvenirs or grab a coffee at any of the cafeterias. Many restaurants serving heavenly steak dinners are also available!
  8. Bodega Domingo Hermanos

    4.3 (109 Votes)
    Bodega Domingo Hermanos

    Outdoors, Food And Drinks, Winery, Vineyard

    A petite but interesting winery, guided tours available only in Spanish. Drop in for some excellent in-sight on the wine making process! 
  9. Bodega El Esteco

    4.1 (138 Votes)
    Bodega El Esteco

    Outdoors, Food And Drinks, Winery, Vineyard

    One of the oldest wineries in the Salta province, a short-drive will take visitors to enjoy its delectable range. Guided tours are available or the visitors can opt to stay at the hotel set in the winery and extend this lavish affair. 
  10. Museo Arqueologico

    4.1 (853 Votes)
    Museo Arqueologico

    Museum

    This is a collection of the excavations done by archaeologist Rodolfo Bravo. There is a huge collection of ceramics, from the black and gray wares of the Candelaria and Aguada cultures to late Diaguita and Inca pottery.
  11. Iglesia Nuestra Senora Del Rosario

    Church, Religious Site

    Constructed between 1890 and 1895, this simple church is the local cathedral and religious centre of Cafayate. Set right in the heart of the town, this aesthetic building is the one of the three churches of Argentina with five ships. It hosts the worship place of patron saint of Cafayate, Our Lady of the Rosary.
  12. Ruinas De Los Quilmes

    Outdoors, View Point, Ancient Ruin, Hill

    The ruins of Quilmes, as they are known, belonged to the Calchaquí natives who settled on the hillsides and on the mountain range called Calchaqui, from which the tribes got their name: Quilmes and Calchaqui. They still enclose a breathtaking view of a stone fortress and traces of old civilization.
  13. La Estancia De Cafayate Golf Course
    La Estancia de Cafayate is a 550-hectare (1360 acre) secluded wine and residential sporting estate. Carefully designed by California architect and master planner, Jack Zehren, the property offers approximately 360 homesites with spectacular Andean Mountain views. The design celebrates the area’s rich culture with meandering vineyards, horse pastures and an 18-hole golf course designed by ...Read more
  14. Hotel Munay Cafayate

    4.2 (5 Votes)
    Silverio Chavarría 64, 4427 Cafayate, Salta, Argentina
  15. Cafayate, Salta Province, Argentina