2-Day Calchaquí Valley Tour To Cachi And Cafayate - Salta
OverviewExperience the incredible Calchaqu Valley on this activity-filled overnight tour from Salta that combines stunning natural scenery with Argentine wine. Youll enjoy a scenic round-trip drive to the towns of Cachi and Cafayate, admiring gorges, rivers, vineyards and mountain towns along the way. Make plenty of photo stops at panoramic viewpoints, and learn about the history of the area from an experienced guide. Visit Cachis Archeological Museum if you wish on Day 1, and enjoy a winery tour and tasting in Cafayate on Day 2. Accommodation is not included.
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Multi-Day Trip
- Perfect for all ages and skill level
Know More about this tourAfter booking, you may contact the local tour operator for recommendations on hotels in Cafayate; accommodation is not included, but you will receive advice on popular hotels in town that fit your needs. Some popular options include the Vias de Cafayate Wine Resort (buffet breakfast included), La Casa de la Bodega Wine Boutique Hotel (buffet breakfast included) and Patios de Cafayate Wine Hotel (one of the most luxurious options; breakfast included).
Meals are also excluded from the tour price, giving you the flexibility to make your own decisions about where you eat. Most hotels include breakfast of some sort; your guide will give you recommendations on where to enjoy lunch and dinner.
Inclusions for 2-Day Calchaquí Valley Tour To Cachi And Cafayate
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes Benz coach
- Winery tour and tasting
Exclusions for 2-Day Calchaquí Valley Tour To Cachi And Cafayate
- Food and drinks
- Overnight accommodation
- Gratuities (optional)
- Archeological museum (optional)
Itinerary:Day 1: Salta – Cachi – Cafayate
After hotel pickup by coach, your overnight tour begins by heading out of town on Route 68 toward Cachi, about 100 miles (160 km) southwest of Salta. Drive through the Lerma Valley, passing through towns like El Carril and Chicoana, and continue into the Calchaquí Valley, a series of incredible valleys, rivers and gorges spread across Salta and its neighboring provinces that’s on UNESCO’s tentative list to become a World Heritage site.
During the drive, make a few stops to admire natural attractions like Quebrada de Escoipe (Escoipe Gorge), and then arrive in Cachi around midday. You have about 1.5 hours of free time to eat lunch and explore. Have lunch at one of the local restaurants, or find a pretty spot to enjoy a picnic if you brought a packed lunch with you. Then wander around the village at your leisure to see its historical architecture, from the whitewashed adobe homes to the 16th-century church, a National Historic Monument. If you’re interested, you may visit the Archeological Museum (Museo Arqueológico) to see its collection of artifacts from this region, some dating back 10,000 years (optional; entrance at own expense).
After lunch, return to your coach for the drive to Cafayate, another 100 miles (160 km) south in the wine region of the Calchaquí Valley. On the way, admire the beautiful landscapes along the Calchaquí River, see Quebrada de las Flechas (Arrows Gorge) and pass through mountain towns like Seclantas, Molinos and San Carlos. As a group, you may let your guide know whenever you want to stop for quick photo ops.
When you arrive in Cafayate in the evening, enjoy a short tour of town while everyone is dropped off at their hotels. Your guide will tell you what time to meet up in the morning, and then you’re free to enjoy dinner and explore at your leisure for the rest of the night.
Overnight: Your selected hotel in Cafayate (own expense)
Day 2: Cafayate – Winery – Salta
Meet your guide in the morning and head to a nearby winery (usually either Vasija Secreta or Domingo Hermanos) for a 1- to 1.5-hour tour and tasting. Learn about the winemaking process in Cafayate as you tour the winery, visiting the vineyards or barreling facilities, and then enjoy a tasting of Argentine varietals like torrontés (the region’s signature white varietal) and malbec.
Return to Cafayate, where you have free time for lunch; check out one of the local restaurants on the town square, perhaps. Then start the drive back to Salta, which takes you past more of the Calchaquí Valley’s striking natural attractions. One of the most impressive is Quebrada de las Conchas (Shells Gorge), known for its many rock formations caused by wind and water erosion; make photo stops at formations like Devil’s Throat (Garganta del Diablo) and the Amphitheater (Amfiteatro).
Then continue north through the Lerma Valley to Salta, where you’ll arrive in the evening. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age to drink wine is 18 years old
Children must be accompanied by an adult
It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes and bring water
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.