A standard minibus tour of the Quebrada de Cafayate leaves in the afternoon, when colors are more vivid, and costs US$30. Three- to four-hour treks in the Quebrada and Río Colorado are also popular. Day-long trips to Cachi (US$100) are tiring, while trips to Quilmes (US$35) are faster and more comfortable in a taxi if you’re two or more. Horseback rides start at two hours (US$85). Places around Cafayate's plaza hire out bikes (AR$250 for a full day).
Tour operators have offices on the plaza. Most are mediocre but the Quebrada scenery speaks for itself regardless. Majo Viajes is a reliable agency.