Welcome to Cafayate


Cafayate is famous for its torrontés, a grape producing aromatic white wines that can be a bit round when aged in oak. Thankfully there are progressive wineries in the area decoupling that traditional pairing, resulting in dry(-ish) torrontés. Bodegas hereabouts also produce fine reds from cabernet sauvignon, malbec and tannat, and some dry rosé too.


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$36 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-day Cafayate, Lerma Valley, and Wine Tasting from Salta

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. 

$43.48 Day Trips & Excursions

Cafayate and Calchaqui Winery Tour from Salta

After hotel pickup by your local guide, your day trip begins by heading out of town on Route 68 toward Cafayate, about 120 miles (190 km) south of Salta. Drive through the Lerma Valley, stopping after about 90 minutes for a coffee break in Posta de las Cabras or La Viña. Continue your drive all the way down into the Calchaquí Valley (Valles Calchaquíes), a series of striking valleys, rivers and gorges spread across Salta and its neighboring provinces that’s on UNESCO’s tentative list to become a World Heritage site. Reach the villages of Talapampa and Alemania at the entrance to Quebrada de las Conchas (Gorge of the Shells), which you’ll drive through, stopping four times to admire its various rock formations and canyons, such as Devil’s Throat (Garganta del Diablo) and the Amphitheater (Amfiteatro).Finally, arrive in Cafayate, where you have a 1-hour break to enjoy lunch. You may eat with your guide at a local restaurant reserved for the tour (restaurants vary by day), find your own restaurant on the town square or, if you brought a packed lunch with you, find a nice spot to enjoy a picnic (lunch is at your own expense). After lunch, meet back up with your guide and group to head to a local winery.The exact winery visited on your tour varies by day; you may visit a vineyard such as Domingo Hermanos, El Tránsito or Vasija Secreta. Take a 15- to 25-minute tour of the winery, perhaps seeing the vineyards or barreling facilities, and learn about the winemaking process in Cafayate. Then enjoy a tasting of three to four wines including varietals such as torrontés (the region’s signature white varietal), malbec, cabernet or mistela (a dessert wine). After your tasting, head back to Salta the way you came. Your day trip ends with hotel drop-off.Note: If there is time, you may visit a second winery before returning to Salta.

$29.73 Day Trips & Excursions

Cafayate: Lerma Valley, Quebrada de las Conchas, Wine Tasting

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Tangol, Salta, Province of Salta, Northern ArgentinaPick-up from hotels of Salta.Stop At: Valle de Lerma, Salta, Province of Salta, Northern ArgentinaYour day trip starts in the early morning as you leave Salta and head through the Lerma Valley, passing by historical towns along the way. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, Cafayate, Province of Salta, Northern ArgentinaStop at Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shell's Gorge), where natural erosion over many years has carved out curious shapes in the rocks, including named rock features like the Amphitheater, Devil's Throat, the Toad, and the Castles.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: The Devil's Throat, Tilcara, Province of Jujuy, Northern ArgentinaThe throat of the Devil, Quebrada de las Conchas.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Mercado Artesanal Cafayate, Cafayate, Province of Salta, Northern ArgentinaWhen you arrive in the small town of Cafayate, known for its wine production, take in the views of vineyards and mountains that create a majestic backdrop. Visit a local winery for a tasting and to learn about the production of torrontes, an Argentine white wine with distinctive peach and apricot aromas.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Salta Cabildo, Salta, Province of Salta, Northern ArgentinaYour day trip ends when you return to Salta in the evening.Duration: 3 hours

$152.60 Day Trips & Excursions

Exclusive day-long private tour of Cafayate vineyards

Pick-up at your hotel: from here, we travel down through the tobacco region of the Valle de Lerma into the stunning ochre-coloured landscape of the Quebrada de las Conchas, featuring naturally formed wonders like the Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat) and Amphitheatre. We will arrive in Cafayate for lunch. This is the heart of north west Argentina's wine region. We will visit three or four of the best vineyards in Cafayate.This is the highest altitude wine region in the world, famous for its Torrontes white wine and red varieties of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and the lesser known Tannat.Return to Salta approx 8pm (it's roughly a 12 hour day, but can be tailored to your needs).

$742.99 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Tour of Salta Cafayate and Humahuaca

Day 1: SaltaArrival in Salta. Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Free city tour. Day 2: Salta - Cafayate (B) Driving along the fertile Lerma Valley, you will pass different towns like Cerrillos, La Merced, El Carril and Coronel Moldes. This is an important area for tobacco plantations, as you will see along the road. Arrive at Cafayate, a picturesque village famous for its vineyards. Visit to a winery with wine tasting included. Time for lunch in Cafayate. Tour around the city and markets. In the afternoon, return to Salta through Las Conchas Gorge, stopping in “Posta de las Cabras”, famous producer of goat cheese. Day 3: Salta - Humahuaca (B) Depart at 6:45am from your hotel. On the way to Humahuaca, go through different villages like Volcán, Tumbaya and Maimará. Once in Purmamarca, a village famous for the "Cerro de los Siete Colores” (Seven Colors Hill), you will have time to visit the handicraft market and take a walk around the village. After a short bus ride you'll get Tilcara, where you visit the Archeological Museum and the Pucará, the amazing indigenous ruins. After leaving Tilcara, you will get to Humahuaca. Take some free time to walk around and have lunch. In the afternoon, return to Salta through San Salvador de Jujuy, where you will get to see the main attractions of the city. Day 4: Salta (B) Transfer form your Salta hotel to the airport.

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Best of Argentina 3 weeks

ItineraryDay 1: Welcome to Argentina: Arrival to Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel Stop At: San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal DistrictYou will be transferred to the hotel in the neighborhood of San Telmo. For this first day, you can discover the neighborhood, one of the oldest in the city, stroll through the antique shops in the San Telmo Market and enjoy the tango dancers in Plaza Dorrego.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar hotel in San Telmo, Buenos Aires.Day 2: City Tour Southern Neighborhoods (La Boca and San Telmo)Stop At: San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal DistrictA specialist in History and Architecture of the city will accompany you to discover the hidden treasures of the city, and its emblematic buildings. You will also visit the neighborhood of La Boca and its famous Caminito street , where you will see old houses built by immigrants and walk along the cobbled stone streets in the neighborhood of San Telmo.Duration: The tour of the city lasts 3 hours.Optional activity: At night, you can attend a local milonga (a traditional room where tango lovers gather to dance) and learn your first steps.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar hotel in San Telmo, Buenos Aires.Day 3: Welcome to El Calafate: Excursion in 4x4 to Cerro FríasStop At: Cerro FriasIn the morning you will be transferred to the airport from where you will depart on a flight to El Calafate. Once there you will be transferred to your hotel in the city. In the afternoon you will make a 4x4 excursion to discover the landscapes around Cerro Frias, here you can enjoy the view of Fitz Roy Hill, between lagoons and forests, and the Paine massif in Chile. You will have the possibility of riding horses, hiking or zip lines.Duration: The 4x4 trip lasts approximately 2 hours (50km).Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar selected hotel. Day 4: Los Glaciares National Park: Nibepo Aike Ranch and navigation of Lake ArgentinoStop At: Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, PatagoniaIn the morning you will leave the town towards Los Glaciares National Park. You will spend the day in the Nibepo Aike ranch. There you will attend a demonstration of sheep shearing and equestrian skills and a true Patagonian barbecue. After lunch, you will go by boat to navigate the Rico arm of Lago Argentino until you reach Playa de las Monedas, where you will make an easy hike through a lenga forest, until you reach a viewpoint with views to the south face of the Perito Moreno Glacier. You can enjoy a whiskey with ice and chocolates overlooking the glacier and enjoy the panoramic views from the footbridges.Duration: The tour is full day. The observation time of the glacier is 2 hours 30 minutes.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar selected hotel.Day 5: Sailing on the Upsala Canal and Estancia CristinaStop At: Upsala Glacier, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, PatagoniaOne of the best experiences you can experience within the Los Glaciares National Park will be to embark on the Upsala Canal, with a majestic view to the western front of the Upsala Glacier, sailing among mountains and icebergs to disembark at Estancia Cristina where you will board a 4x4 to ascend the Feruglio cord. There you will leave the vehicle and begin a hike to the Upsala Viewpoint.Before returning, you will have time to taste a beer or a hot drink before embarking in the direction of Puerto Bandera and then to El Calafate. Duration: The tour lasts 11 hours.Duration: 11 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar selected hotel.Day 6: Welcome to El Chaltén: The village of the trekkingStop At: Road to El Chalten, El Chalten, Province of Santa Cruz, PatagoniaAfter breakfast, you will rent a car to go to El Chaltén. After driving approximately 3 hours appreciating the Patagonian steppe you will arrive at this town, chosen by travelers from all over the world because of the unique setting and the great opportunities for hiking. Settled at the banks of De las Vueltas river, from town you can have day hikes to Fitz Roy mountain, Torre Mountain, Saint Exupery, or one of the many sorrounding lakes or rivers. Recommendation: Some simple and short walks are: Chorrillo del Salto (1 hs) - Mirador del Torre (3 hs) - Laguna Capri - (4 hs).Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar selected hotel.Day 7: Free day at El Chaltén (Optional: Trekking Laguna de los Tres)Stop At: Road to El Chalten, El Chalten, Province of Santa Cruz, PatagoniaToday you will have the day off to experience the city of trekking in first person! As the name implies, we suggest this unforgettable experience: trekking and a picnic in Laguna de los Tres. Recommendation: Laguna de los Tres iss one of the favorite walks by trekking and climbing lovers. There are 10 km separating the start on the main street San Martin to the final point and a walk from 9 to 10 hours with Mount Fitz Roy and a lake with turquoise waters at your feet. The path is completely laid out and along it you can enjoy spectacular landscapes. The hanging Piedras Blancas glacier and the Capri Lagoon are two strategic points to contemplate the beauty and tranquility of the place.Duration: 10 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar selected hotel.Day 8: Welcome to Ushuaia: transfer to the hotel and free afternoonStop At: Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, PatagoniaAfter breakfast, you will return the rental vehicle and take your flight to Ushuaia. Once there, you will be transferred to the hotel.Free afternoon to explore the city on your own.Recommendation: End of the World Museum - Maritime and Presidio Museum of Ushuaia - Plaza Islas Malvinas - End of the World TrainDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar selected hotel.Day 9: Tierra del Fuego National Park: Hiking at the ParkStop At: Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, PatagoniaYou will make an excursion walking through the Tierra del Fuego National Park with your guide, until you reach Lapataia Bay while you will learn about the millenary forests of the region. Back to the hotel and free afternoon to explore the city. Duration: The walk is simple and lasts 2 hours 30 minutes.Recommendation: In the afternoon, we suggest visiting the Bout du Monde museum and the Maritime Museum in the Old Ushuaia Penitentiary.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar selected hotel.Day 10: Beagle Channel Boat Trip and visit to Estancia HabertonStop At: Canal Beagle, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, PatagoniaToday you will have an excursion to navigate the Beagle Channel, where you can observe colonies of sea lions and cormorants and the famous Lighthouse Les Eclaireurs, heading to Estancia Harberton. Upon arrival in the Estancia, you will cross in zodiac to Isla Martillo and you will walk among the Papuan penguin colony for 30 minutes with your specialized guide.Duration: The tour lasts 8 hours.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar selected hotel.Day 11: Flight to Salta, transfer to the hotel and free dayStop At: Aeropuerto Internacional General Martín Miguel de GüemesYou will leave from the Ushuaia airport to take a flight to Salta. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel.Free afternoon to explore the city.Recommendation: In the afternoon we suggest a tour of the historic center, the Cabildo, the Cathedral, the Convent of San Bernardo and the Church of San Francisco, the San Bernardo Hill, the High Mountain Archaeological Museum (MAAM). At night, we recommend visiting the famous peñas (traditional tavern) where you can have tasty empanadas and a local wine.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar selected hotel.Day 12: On the route from Salta to CachiStop At: Cachi, Cachi, Province of Salta, Northern ArgentinaIn the morning you will take Route 33 in the direction to Quebrada de Escoipe, you will discover many points of view about Valle Encantado, Los Cardones National Park, through the so-called "Inca Trail", the Recta Tin Tin, name a perfectly straight section from highway 33, which extends for 18 km through the cactus of Los Cardones National Park. Upon arrival, you will discover a colonial town, Cachi, with low houses dyed white lime.Recommendation: In the afternoon, we suggest touring this town with a quiet and ideal environment for walking, the central square, the church whose roof is built with candelabrum cactus wood and restaurants around.Duration: The road is 162 km long and lasts approximately 3 hoursDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar selected hotel.Day 13: Welcome to Cafayate: From the Calchaquíes valleys to the vineyardsStop At: La Estancia De Cafayate, Cafayate, Province of Salta, Northern ArgentinaYou will travel the route from Cachi to Cafayate and take a path that crosses landscapes with colorful mountains, hills, meadows and isolated villages. The dusty trail will take you to some villages, such as Molinos, one of the most beautiful, which owes its name to the mills built on the river. Finally you will arrive to Cafayate, you can visit the town and visit a vineyard, to taste the famous Torrontés wines, typical grape of the region.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar selected hotel.Day 14: On the return route to Salta: Quebrada de las ConchasStop At: Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, Cafayate, Province of Salta, Northern ArgentinaToday you will go back to Salta. On the way, you can make many stops to enjoy the views of the incredible Quebrada de Las Conchas and you will appreciate the beauty of these spectacular rock formations carved by erosion and winds, such as the Devil's Throat, the Amphitheater, Toad, El Fraile, The Obelisk and The Castles.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar selected hotel.Day 15: Jujuy: San Antonio de los Cobres, Salinas Grandes and PurmamarcaStop At: Purmamarca Jujuyhe morning will start towards the Andean highlands, heading towards the small town of San Antonio de los Cobres, from where you can see the exit of the famous "Train of the Clouds". After lunch, you will discover the Salinas Grandes, a salt desert of more than 1400 meters, right on the border between the regions of Salta and Jujuy. On the way you will see llamas, condors and vicuñas that will accompany you between the different landscapes, desert expanses with unreal colors, deserts of salt and ocher dunes, until you reach Purmamarca, where you will spend the night.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar selected hotel.Day 16: Quebrada de Humahuaca: Purmamarca, Tilcara, Pucará (archaeological site) and HumahuacaStop At: Quebrada de Humahuaca, Humahuaca, Province of Jujuy, Northern ArgentinaAfter breakfast, you will make an excursion through the Quebrada de Humahuaca and its small villages, a spectacular valley classified as a World Heritage Site. You will discover the curiosities and the colorful markets of the towns of Tilcara, Pucará (archaeological site) and Humahuaca.Recommendation: We suggest visiting the Hornocal viewpoint, before returning to Salta at the end of the afternoon.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar selected hotel.Day 17: Flight to Puerto Iguazú, transfer to the hotel and free dayStop At: Puerto Iguazu, Puerto Iguazu, Province of Misiones, LitoralYou will return the rental car and take a flight to Puerto Iguazú. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel, to relax or touring the city.Recommendation: In the afternoon, we suggest visiting the animal shelter of Güra Oga, located 5 km from the city on the way to the Iguazú National Park. This place is a veterinary clinic and rehabilitation center for injured wild animals. You can make a detour to the aviary of the hummingbirds: "The garden of the hummingbirds".You can also visit the Hito point of view of the 3 borders between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, there you will find a handicraft market with local productsDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar selected hotel.Day 18: Iguazú National Park: Iguazu Falls (Argentinian side)Stop At: Cataratas del Iguazu, Iguazu National Park, Province of Misiones, LitoralYou will discover the famous Iguazu Falls on the Argentine side. After walking along the numerous footbridges and appreciating the different views, you can approach them by navigating under the falls.Return to Puerto Iguazú to spend the night.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar selected hotel.Day 19: Iguazú National Park: Iguazú Falls (Brazilian side) and Bird ParkStop At: Iguazu Falls, Foz do Iguacu, State of ParanaToday you will leave for the Iguazú National Park, to discover the impressive views of the waterfalls of Brazil. Then you will visit and walk through the Bird Park to explore the trails of the 5 large aviaries, the flora and fauna of the jungle.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar selected hotel.Day 20: Return to Buenos Aires, transfer to the hotel and free dayStop At: Palo Santo HotelYou will drive to the Puerto Iguazú airport and take a flight to Buenos Aires. You will be transferred to the hotel in the neighborhood of Palermo. Your local guide will accompany you on an urban tour to discover the graffiti and learn about the history of street art. Optional you can visit a contemporary art gallery and participate in a technical workshop.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar selected hotel.Day 21: End of the trip. Transfer to the hotelStop At: Ezeiza International AirportAfter breakfast you will be transferred to the international airport according to your flight schedules.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.