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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.

Highlights

  • Calchaquí Valley day trip from Salta
  • Enjoy an incredible drive past rural mountain villages and deep gorges
  • See rock formations like Devil’s Throat
  • Visit the wine town of Cafayate
  • Take a tour of a local winery and sample three to four varietals, including malbec and torrontés, the local white grape
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Calchaquí Valley and Cafayate Winery Day Trip from Salta

See the Devil's Throat in Quebrada de las Conchas!

After pickup at your hotel in Salta, meet your guide and board the tour vehicle (car, van or minibus, depending on the group size) for your trip out of town. You'll follow Route 68 through the Lerma Valley toward Cayafate, which lies about 120 miles (190 km) south of the city of Salta. Your guide makes stops along your scenic drive through gorges, around mountains and along rivers for coffee or a snack at La Viña or in Posta de las Cabras.

Drive down into the depths of the Calchaquí Valley (Valles Calchaquíes,) a network of land formations that's pending on UNESCO's list of possible World Heritage sites. Stop several times for fantastic views of the unusual rock formations like the Amphitheater (Amfiteatro) and the Devil's Throat (Garganta del Diablo).

Take a break in Cayafate for lunch with your guide or at a restaurant of your choosing (both at your own expense), or enjoy the lunch that you brought with you before meeting up with the group for your winery tour of the vineyards or barreling facilities. The exact winery depends on availability, but some options include Vasija Secreta or Domingo Hermanos. You may even visit a second winery if time allows.

After a short winery tour, enjoy tasting three to four local varietals like malbec, cabernet, torrontés (the region’s signature white varietal) or mistela (a dessert wine). Then board your vehicle for the comfortable ride back to Salta and drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Ayako T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I didn't expect such a dynamic scenery, so I was always saying wow! wow!.
A guide and a driver were so kind and helpful.

Miss Janet A S

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

A lovely day out with spectacular scenery.

Katherine F

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2015

We were very disappointed with how our trip went. It started off with getting picked up over 30 min after our confirmed pick up time. On the voucher it clearly states an English tour. No one, including the tour guide spoke English. And the wine tasting was only walk around and try a sip of 2 wines.

Cynthia B

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2015

The views were fabulous! Our tour guide was courteous and tried to include us in the conversation, as we were the only English speaking people on the tour. The group consisted of 26ppl, which is larger than I prefer. What I didn't enjoy was the stops at random shops feeling pressured to buy.

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