Following pickup at your hotel in Salta, begin this 12-hour tour by traveling in a minibus south along Provincial Route 68 through the Valley of Lerma including Cerrillos, La Merced, El Carril, Coronel Moldes, and La Viña. As the agricultural landscape unfolds, enjoy views of tobacco fields and stop to watch the traditional processing of this important crop using modern facilities and traditional clay chimneys.
The tour continues through Alemania town with its distinctive red mountains and natural rock formations including The Devil´s Throat, The Amphitheater, House of the Parrots, Castles, Titanic, The Windows, The Obelisk, and The Friar. Finally, in Cafayate town, visit wineries to taste wine and learn some of the secrets of Salta´s wine making legacy including the world-famous torrontes grape variety.
After lunch (additional cost), head back to your hotel in Salta via Route 68 as evening light transforms the landscape you enjoyed in the morning.
Traveler pickup is offered
Normally the Schedule of Search of the Passengers for their Hotels or Accommodations in the Group Services is between 7:00 and 7:45 am.
We Do Pickup from others Hoteles, but they must be at 20 Block from the Main Square of the City of Salta "Plaza 9 de Julio" (Esquina Caseros & Bartolomé Mitre, Salta, Argentina)
IF THE PASSENGERS HAVE AN ACCOMMODATION THAT IS NOT A HOTEL OR HOSTAL, IT IS NECESSARY THAT THE PASSENGERS INDICATE TO US THE FULL INFORMATION OF THEIR ACCOMMODATION (STREET NAME AND ADDRESS NUMBER). We Do Pickup from thes pleaces, but they must be at 20 Block from the Main Square of the City of Salta "Plaza 9 de Julio". (Esquina Caseros & Bartolomé Mitre, Salta, Argentina)
If the passengers are staying in an apartment building, it would be necessary that they indicate to us the number of the apartment in which they are going to stay.
If passengers stay in Hotels / Hostels / Accommodations Outside the Search Area, passengers must show up at our Offices (Calle Buenos Aires Nº 186) at 7:00 am on the day of the Excursion. In the Schedule between 7:00 and 7:15 am.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Perhaps one of the more underrated tours you can take, run by a local company out of Salta. A really personal experience. In the small group of 15 or fewer people, you really experience the landscape and culture as if you were driving yourself, listening to an audiobook. Our tour guide Eduardo was extremely knowledgeable and certainly had a good answer for any and all questions you have. His English was excellent, and gave the tour in both English and Spanish. Sometimes tour guides will slowly move towards one language during the tour but he treated the whole group equally the entire time.
Such a spectacular drive, gorgeous scenery, a real taste of the local culture. The wine tour and tasting was good, but what really made the tour special were all the little experiences we had along the way.
This is an excellent tour, where you get to see magnificent scenery.
The price is good as well. The guide was excellent and spoke excellent English.
The stops are excellent and you have plenty of free time at them. Cafayate was a lovely little town and you have enough time to look around at your leisure. the visit to the winery was a bonus as well. The wine was excellent!
My plan in heading north to the Salta region was to see some of the spectacular scenery there and this was a great way to do it. I was picked up at my hotel and we were treated to a bilingual tour of the Quebrada de Cafayate, to a beautiful winery and wine-tasting on the outskirts of Cafayate, and then to lunch and time to wander in Cafayate itself. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the geology and even treated us to an impromptu song in the appropriately named Anfiteatro formation. The wine tour and tasting were also great--both informative and useful in understanding how the Salta region gets its particular terroir. Cafayate itself is a lovely colonial town with a huge central square bordered by shops and restaurants. By day's end we were all quiet and tired and happy from the day's tour.
We really enjoyed this tour and the places we visited. The scenery in this area is really quite unique and stunning, the town of Cafayete is very quaint and a great place to walk around and shop, and the visit to the winery was a lot of fun. Our guide Monica was excellent - she was very informative, keen, and friendly. Our driver was also excellent and always drove safely.
We liked the tour and especially Carolina. She is very kind and knows a lot! Like other people mention, you do drive a lot so if sitting in a car for hours isn´t your cup of tea.. we wouldn´t recommend this tour. However the distance in Salta is big so there is not much you can do about it. The only thing we didn´t like was that we had to drive salta city voor 1h30 min to pick people up. We passed the square at our hotel 4 times.. we could have slept for an hour more. But the views are really amazing and you do get a lot for your money. ps. The wine tasting contains 1 glass of wine so it´s good to know that.
Great trip with professional guide who spoke very good English. He also had interesting stories regarding the places, landscapes, history etc. We only visited one winery in Cafayate and the visit was quite quick. I would have appreciated visiting one more winery. We did not even tasted the Torrontes wine. A lot of time spent sitting in the car. However, the trip was worth it. Landscapes were really impressive and we made several stops for photographing them.
I would of liked to visit some more winery's but the scenery was amazing !!!
The trip was good, but not breathtaking. It felt like we spent more time driving that anything else. The wine tasting was good, it was a highlight of the tour.
Take in stark landscapes, get a glimpse of traditional tobacco farming, and savor local wine and cheese during this guided tour of the best of the Cafayate region from Salta, Argentina. Hotel pickup and drop-off, guide, transportation and wine tasting included.