Visit Cafayate, Salta

05 Oct

On the Visit Cafayate, Salta tour we pick up at Salta hotel from 0715 for a day of colored ancient rock and unique high altitude wine. The Quebrada de las Conchas – Shell Gorge – on the day tour from Salta to Cafayate is one of THE great drives of the world. We make various stops on our tour through Shell Gorge at some pre-historic rock formations dating back to an ice age when dinosaurs roamed here. We will visit with time for photographs sites such as the Devil’s Throat, the Amphitheater, the Obelisk, the Castle and other colorful viewpoints.

The Garganta del Diablo – Devil’s Throat – is a popular stop and as you see from this clip of two of our favorite clients, tough to fit in one lens.

Upon arrival in Cafayate we will visit one or two wineries, known as bodegas, for tours and tastings included in tour price. Cafayate is the only place in the world the Torrontes grape is cultivated. After the winery visits, you have at leisure time for lunch, try the famous wine ice cream, wander the plaza and cathedral and visit the artesan stalls dotted around the pretty town.

The tour returns through the gorge, stopping at special places different from the outward journey. Arrival back to Salta approx 18.30 with drop off at hotel.

On certain dates throughout the year, award-winning photographer Gracie Johnson leads intensive landscape photography tours in Salta and the surrounding area. Contact us to inquire about photography tours with Spirit of South America.

Stay one or more nights in Cafayate and return to Salta with the bus tour on a different date. See details and book

Visit Cafayate, Salta on a group minibus day tour bookable online now – See ITINERARY or, as part of a small group 2 day tour through Cachi and Cafayate HERE  as part of a private guided day tour or 3 day tour of the Calchaqui Valley HERE.

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