- 11 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
This day-trip to Cafayate offers you one of the most beautiful landscapes in South America. You will be able to see formations in the mountains like The Castles, The Amphitheater, The Devil's Throat and more. In the town of Cafayate you will have a wine tasting and time to walk around the beautiful town.
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- Ideal choice for families
- Small-group tour by minibus
- Hotel pickup included
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Local taxes
- National Park fees
- Wine tasting
- Entry/Admission - Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas
- Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
- Food and drinks
Buenos Aires 45
Traveler pickup is offered
Daily pick up between 6:30am (from agency) and 7:10am
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point
Enjoy one of the most spectacular Gorges of the land, the Quebrada de las Conchas. The journey starts from Salta city to the south, through route 68 traversing the Lerma Valley and its historical towns. At Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shell´s Gorge) you will see that wind and water erosion carved curious shapes on the rocks (The Amphitheater, Devil´s throat, The Toad, The Castles, among others).
When you arrive to Cafayate, you will visit some wineries famous for their production of Torrontes, with special characteristics due to the particularities of the climate and land.
After lunch you return to Salta through the Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shell's Gorge) and the Lerma Valley.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Plenty of geographical marvels to wonder at, with a knowledgeable guide to explain them all. So much to see that inevitably you don't get to spend much time at each place. The town of Cafayate is a lovely sleepy place with colonial architecture and plenty of food and drink options. If craft markets aren't your thing, ask to be directed straight to the town centre it's only a few minutes' walk and given a meet time and place. Wine-tasting was great - four different wines! If purchasing, watch what the natives if there are any on the tour are paying first, so that you can avoid gringo pricing. The tour started a little late because the guide had to get a bus from where he lives into Salta. They must know that, so why don't they a pay for a taxi, b put him up in a hotel or c change the advertised start time?
The scenery is wonderful and if you are into geology you will have a super time. The vineyard/winery tour is not worth the effort 10 minutes of historical input then sales. Cafayate is small but the restaurant the guide suggests was good value. The guide on the tour was fantastic very knowledgeable and personal. I think his name was Martine. Like anywhere in Argentina there is a long time spent on a bus but if you like spectacular scenery it will be wort your while.
Couldn't have been better! An excellent tour in every way, beautiful, interesting and varied, and lead by an expert, intelligent and articulate guide, in both beautiful English and Spanish. I highly recommend this tour! Thank you, Fernando!