Cafayate Tours

Cafayate
The town of Cafayate and the region that surrounds it have earned the nickname “Tuscany of Argentina” for its position as the nation’s second major wine producer after Mendoza. While much of Salta is dominated by arid landscapes, the microclimate surrounding Cafayate is home to some of the planet’s highest altitude vineyards — considered by some to be the most spectacular as well.

While Mendoza is known for its malbec, Cafayate is famous for its Torrontés, a wholly Argentine white grape that produces crisp, dry and citrus-y whites with a distinct floral nose. The bodegas scattered around town all pour this Argentine white, but the area also produces excellent Chardonnay, Syrah and Cabernet sauvignon.

While it’s safe to say that life in Cafayate revolves around wine, the non-wine drinker will find plenty of appeal as well, whether in the excellent restaurants and artisanías surrounding the central plaza or in the scenic surrounding landscape, dominated by green vineyards backed by arid peaks.

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Cafayate can be reached via a 3.5-hour bus ride from Salta, which departs three to four times daily. While it’s possible to see Cafayate on a day trip from Salta, the range of accommodations and variety of activities make it worthwhile to spend a night or two.
Address: Cafayate, Salta, Argentina
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2-Day Calchaquí Valley Tour to Cachi and Cafayate

Discover the Calchaquí Valley's scenery and local wineries on this overnight excursion from Salta. Drive round-trip to Cachi and Cafayate, viewing mountain villages, rolling vineyards, rivers and gorges along the way. Visit Cachi's Archaeological Museum (optional) and enjoy winery tours and tastings. Learn about the history of the Calchaquí Valley from a knowledgable guide and stop at plenty of panoramic viewpoints to take photos. Hotel accommodation is not included.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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4-Day Tour of Salta Cafayate and Humahuaca

Experience local life away from the tourist trail on this 4-day tour, including 3 nights accommodation in Salta and excursions to Cafayate and Humahuaca. Discover Salta’s rich colonial heritage, visit the wine-making town of Cafayate and drive the ancient Inca route through the UNESCO-listed Humahuaca valley, stopping at traditional artisan villages along the way. It is situated in a fertile valley that even today still bears the name of its founder "Valle Lerma". San Bernardo Convent, San Francisco Church and the Cabildo with its stunning arches, stand out most amongst Salta’s architectural colonial heritage.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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Calchaquí Valley and Cafayate Winery Day Trip from Salta

Discover the natural wonders of the Salta province during this full-day sightseeing and wine tasting day trip from Salta. Trek south of Salta into the rivers, mountains and gorges of the Calchaquí Valley. Stop at the Devil's Throat rock formation to snap some photos before continuing on to the winemaking town of Cafayate. You'll tour a winery and taste some local wines before making the return trip to Salta.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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