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The Devil's Throat

The Devil's Throat: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

1. 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.

From Salta: Cafayate Day Trip with Wine Tasting

2. 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.

From Salta: 2-Day Guided Trip to Cafayate and Cachi

3. From Salta: 2-Day Guided Trip to Cafayate and Cachi

DAY 1: 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 winery 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. DAY 2: Depart Salta and journey along Provincial Route 68, traveling through the small towns of Cerrillos, La Merced and El Carril. Then, drive along Provincial Route 33 to pass the dramatic Gorge of Escoipe and Los Laureles. Next, start your journey along the famous winding road of the Cuesta del Obispo (Bishop's Slope). Admire the magnificent rock formations and natural walls en route to the summit at 3,348 meters above sea level. Look for condors flying above, and marvel at the majesty of the "King of the Sky." Get a stunning view of El Valle Encantado ("The Enchanted Valley"), where the scenery is like something out of a fairytale. Notice how the landscape changes as you leave the sub-tropical valleys to go to Recta del Tin Tin, built during the time of the Incas. Travel through the Parque Nacional los Cardones ("National Park of the Cactus"), named for its abundance of cardon grande cactus bush formations. Arrive in the beautiful town of Cachi in time for lunch. Then, stroll through streets of perfectly-preserved colonial architecture. Visit the town church in Central Plaza, and go to the historical museum showcasing the history of the Aboriginal communities. Pick up some souvenirs in the craft market and enjoy some free time to shop before the return drive to Salta. You choose the dates, but the order of the excursions may change depending on the availability of the agency

Salta: 2-Day Tour to Cafayate

4. Salta: 2-Day Tour to Cafayate

Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes of Salta Province on a 2-day tour from Salta city. Visit the amazing natural reserve of La Quebrada de las Conchas (Devil's Throat) and taste the local wines in Cafayate. Day 1 Head south along Provincial Route 68 and pass through the farming towns of Cerrillos, La Merced, El Carril, Coronel Moldes and La Viña in the Lerma Valley. See tobacco plantations and more as you make your way towards the ghost town of Alemanía. Marvel at the different rock formations of striking colors. Then, learn about the wines of Salta, including the acclaimed Torrontes wine, with a visit to 1 or 2 wineries in Cafayate. Get dropped off at your hotel and enjoy some free at leisure. Day 2 Get picked up from your hotel in Cafayate in the afternoon and make your way back to Salta city on Provincial Route 68. Enjoy stunning views of the different landscapes along the way.

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What people are saying about The Devil's Throat

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 182 reviews

The excursions was great. Only thing is that we should have perhaps skipped the amphitheater to have time to see closer the "castle/cathedral" formation close to the rock formation that looks like the titanic. Or maybe have less time in the cafayate town thatbis cute but doesn not require that much time to visite even to shop around. The guide,Angy and driver Carlos were great. Angy to the time to translate all in english for us. Very knowlegeable too.

Fernando, the guide was really involved in his sharing through all explanations all the way to Salinas Grandes! Providing good tips to avoid the crows and be able to take the best pictures! Nice day around Salta.

The trip was amazing. Views are breathtaking and guide is very helpful and welcoming. She spoke for me in English because all other people understand Spanish. Great

Very good friendly guide on the tour, Maria / Maru i think her name was. Excellent English speaker and very knowledgeable about the landscape.

great tour. relaxed, not rushed. ac worked well. we were not constantly taken to the markets to shop. enjoyable.