Cachi with Colorados. Full day with transportation

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Tour Number

Activity Level

102406


Categories

Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out od the car.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (advanced), Italian (fluent), Norwegian (conversational), Spanish (fluent)

Forest and desert, condors and cactus, colonial town


After crossing a short forest area, the lanscape will suddenly become drier at "Quebrada de Escoipe". We will climb the steep "Cuesta del Obispo" until the highest point "Piedra del Molino", at 3456m. This will be already inside "Los Cardones National Park", wich protects a special variety of cactus. Then we will drive downhill towards the Calchaquí valley, where the colonial town of Cachi is. After lunch we will come back to Salta taking the side road of "Los Colorados", a magnificent area, formed by red sandstones.
IMPORTANT! All the tours can be combined with the others or tailor made if you have special requests.

Itinerary

After leaving the Lerma Valley, with its tobacco plantations we will cross a short area of rain forest.
Then, the mountains will start becoming drier while we follow the canyon called "Quebrada de Escoipe". The cactus will start showing up, and at the place called "El Maray" we will start climbing the step road known as "Cuesta del Obispo", where it is usual to see condors flying. Later we will reach the highest point (3457m) at "Piedra del Molino".
We will be already inside "Los Cardones National Park", wich means "cactus", and we will see lots of them in the Tin Tin area. From here we will go down into the Calchaquí Valley, where the colonial town of Cachi is.
After the visit of the town and having lunch we will continue along the mythic 40 road south near Seclantás, to join a secondary road, the way to "Los Colorados", some beautiful red mountains that will take us back to Tin Tin, on our road back to Salta.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Suggested by Guide: I will pick you up at the location you provide in Salta City

Duration: 10 hours

The tour without any additional activity lasts around 10 hours. This can change in summer when the rain can block the road.

Transportation

Toyota Hilux 4x4.
Capacity for 4 passangers
Conditioned air.
Year 2012

What’s Included

Other: This price includes an English, Spanish, French or Italian guide. A 4x4 vehicule with capacity for 4 passangers. The price can be divided between all the prople joining the tour.

What’s Extra

Other: Food and drinks are not included.

A Recent Review of this tour

Wonderful and knowledgeable guide and beautiful tour.
Helena Lindskog

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    102406


    Categories

    Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.
    You must be able to get in and out od the car.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), French (advanced), Italian (fluent), Norwegian (conversational), Spanish (fluent)

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