Tour Calchaqui Salta is a two-day, overnight small group tour from Salta through the valleys of the southern loop, visiting cachi and Cafayate, returning to Salta. The tour is ideal for individuals and couples who want to make the whistlestop tour of the Calchaqui valley but require us to fix up the group. (For a private guided tour of Cachi to Cafayate, please see the itinerary HERE) and the Private tour of the Salta Wineries including Colome HERE
Itinerary for the Cachi & Cafayate Tour
DAY 1 – We pick you up at your hotel in Salta at 0800 for the drive south into the Lerma Valley, then into a lush section of cloud forest and fruit valley before the climb up the Cuesta del Obispo. We stop at the top at 3300m-10800 Feet altitude for a view of the hills then continue along the Recta del TinTin, part of the original Inca Trail, through the National cactus park.
We see the majestic Nevado mountain range and arrive at Cachi with time for lunch (not included). We continue on with stops at the Artisan route of llama wool weavers, Seclantas and Molinos- wonderful lost pueblos of the puna and enter spectacular Arrow Gorge. We will stop to visit the rock formations and finally arrive at our overnight destination – Cafayate.
DAY 2 – After breakfast we will visit a further couple of wineries including tastings. You will have time for lunch (not included) before our drive into Shell Gorge – a magnificent color spectacle where dinosaurs once roamed. We will stop at various sites for photos and visits to the rock formations before arriving back in Salta at approx 1930.
This two day tour requires SEVEN DAYS advance booking and costs US$175 per person. Book your spot online with a US$60 deposit HERE. Tell us at check out the date required and the hotel for pick up in Salta. Accommodation is not included. You will need to make your own reservation in Cafayate. The balance of payment is due at pick up in US$Cash.
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