Mountains, colours, sun, and wine.
To deserve the famous torrontes wine, we should cross the amazing gorge called "Quebrada de las Conchas". This unique landscape is formed by sandstone red rocks that the wind took thousands years to shape.
Once in Cafayate, we will have lunch in one of the local winneries, together with one of their excellent wines.
In the afternoon, on our way back to Salta, we may add a 2 hours walk to discover the beauty of the sunset lighting the mountains.
Starting early in Salta, we will be following the Lerma Valley, sorrounded by tobacco plantations until we leave the valley to enter into the mountains.
Here we will change the green for the red mountains. In every corner we will have a suggestive formation, and we can stop as many times as you want, to enjoy the views and take pictures.
There are some classic stops knowned as "La Garganta del Diablo" (The Devil's Gorge), "El Anfiteatro" (The Anphitheatre), "Los Castillos" (The Castles). . . buy there are also some other beautiful spots to stop and walk a bit, or if you prefer, to bike as much as you want, always followed buy the car, and with the possibility to give up when you feel tired.
In Cafayate we will visit a winnery, learn about wine making, and taste these particular wines, enjoying a meal.
In the afternoon we will take the same road back to Salta. The light will give thee landscape a complete different character. . . it will seem another road.
You can also go for a 2 hs walk in a side gorge.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel in Salta, or up to 30 km away from the city.
If you are staying further, you can pay and extra for the pick up, wich will vary according to the location of your hotel.
End location: I will leave you at your hotel.
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, or if we choose one of the suggested activities, like walking or biking.
Toyota Hilux 4x4.
Capacity for 4 passangers
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.
If you wish we can walk for 2 hours in a beautiful canyon out of the main road.
You can choose to ride a bike along the main gorge. The price for the bike rental is extra.
Food and beverages are not included.
No museum entries.
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Graciela was fantastic - friendly, informative without being overwhelming, very flexible based on my specific interests; she recommended a spot in Cafayate for lunch that served empanadas that were very tasty - great choice! She was very knowledgeable about the times of day that certain portions of the route thru the gorge would be more stunning, and she was right on point; drive coming back through the Southern portion of the gorge, in the afternoon, was particularly beautiful; overall money well spent