Cafayate
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From Salta: Cafayate Day Trip with Wine Tasting

1. From Salta: Cafayate Day Trip with Wine Tasting

After departing from central Salta, head south into the stunning, red-tinged lands of rock formations and towering cliffs. The trip begins south of the province, where you’ll soak up some local culture by visiting the historic villages of the Lerma Valley. Afterwards, head to the Quebrada de las Conchas, a canyon of curiously shaped rocks, eroded for centuries by water flow and strong winds. Marvel at the complex rock formations within the ravine, from the Devil’s Throat, to the Amphitheater, to The Castles, among many other spectacular displays. After a thorough exploration, head to Cafayate to visit a vineyard to taste some of the best wines that the region has to offer, including Torrontés. After the tasting, you’ll head back to Salta through the Quebrada de las Conchas.

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From Salta: Full-Day Tour to Cafayate with Wine Tasting

2. From Salta: Full-Day Tour to Cafayate with Wine Tasting

Depart Salta and head south along Provincial Route 68, offering panoramic views of the farms and tobacco plantations of the Lerma Valley. Admire the new and old tobacco chimneys made of adobe and clay, and see tobacco leaves being dried under the sun. Pass the town of Alemania and marvel at the red mountains and rock formations of attractions such as the "Devil´s Throat" and "House of the Parrots." Upon arrival in Cafayate, visit 1 or 2 wineries to learn more about the local wine industry and famous torrontes wines. Following lunch, journey back to Salta via a different route to see a completely different landscape from the morning drive.

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From Tucumán: Tafí del Valle, Quilmes Ruins and Cafayate

3. From Tucumán: Tafí del Valle, Quilmes Ruins and Cafayate

Discover Tafí del Valle, the Quilmes Ruins, and the winemaking town of Cafayate on this full-day tour from Tucumán with a Spanish-speaking guide. Pass through various other attractions on your way, such as the San Jose del Monte Ruins, Los Sosa Gorge, "el Indio" monument, Menhires Park, La Angostura Lake, and El Mollar. Start the tour with pickup at your centrally located hotel in Tucumán between 7:30 AM-8:15 AM. Make your first stop at the small town of Tafí del Valle, which offers numerous attractions. If you like, sample some of the area's excellent farmhouse cheeses, some seasoned with peppers. Explore the local market, admire the stunning surroundings of the countryside, and enjoy a great chance for photos. Next, visit the Quilmes Ruins, the largest pre-Colombian settlement in Argentina and a place chosen by the locals to set their defense against the enemy. These ruins belonged to the Calchaquí natives who settled on the hillsides and on the mountain range called Calchaquí. Learn about the archaeological site with the help of your guide.  In the afternoon, arrive in Cafayate, a town famous for its wines, and have the chance to visit a winery. At the end of the tour, you can either return to Tucumán or stay in Cafayate to continue your trip (no drop-off or accommodation included in Cafayate).

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What people are saying about Cafayate

They were punctual for picking up from the hotel. The guide spoke both Spanish and English, and described step by step what we saw or what we would see. It was a wonderful experience, I never thought of seeing such places ... The caves along the road to CAFAYATE are extraordinary. I consider it an experience to do both for the good wine that gratified us on arrival and for the magnificent places that characterizes this beautiful land.

Beautiful hike, the guide was perfect. Beautiful view, and even the tasting is beautiful it is a guided tour of a vineyard.

Very good experience for the places traveled, wonderful landscapes, excellent winery.

The guide Antonio was the best. Very nice tour, excellent landscapes.

Very good excursion what if you could add other wineries