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Salta 5 Stars

Deluxe | Visits: 1435 | Duration: 4 Days
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Includes:

 

  • 03 nights of accommodation at the selected hotel
  • Transfer in and out in private service
  • Cachi excursion in private service with an expert of the region
  • Cafayate excursion in private service with an expert guide 
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Validity: 15-05-2013 | 15-05-2015 +
Rate: By person
Habitaciones Precio Imp  

Dolar estadounidense (U$S) : $5.51 ( 17-07-2013)

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at the Salta international airport. A car driver will assist you at your arrival and take you to the selected hotel. 03 nights of accommodation at the selected hotel with breakfast included.


Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel. By the morning, we depart heading to Cafayate in private service tour with an expert bilingual guide.

Cafayate is well known for its famous Torrontes wine elaboration globally consumed, with a special sweet flavor, which makes Cafayate the cradle of the high harvest wine.

The way to Calafate goes through Lerma Valley, leaving the colonials villages with its square and churches behind. We depart early in the morning from Salta, and we begin a 180 kilometers trip but it will take us between 3 or 4 hours of natural scenarios and admirable landscapes.

This journey will take us to our first stop between the Talapampa y Alemania towns, where we can find the Posta de las Cabras place where in which we can taste a great variety of goat cheeses with a Cafayate selection of wines, not only the Torrontes one but the rest of the variations as the Malbec or Cabernet Savignon between others, also the well-known for its consistence and refined termination thanks to the weather conditions and highness of Cafayate. After a brief rest, we get into la Quebrada de las Conchas also known as Quebrada de Cafayate, where we meet fabulous rock formations, most of them red colored, which varies throughout the ages due to erosion, rains and wind which originated the Garganta del Diablo and the amphitheater with its incredible acoustic where natives receive the tourists which reed flutes and guitars on its way down to Cafayate.

Continuing the way to Cafayate we will also find Los Castillos and Los Medanos, rock formations which lead us to the end of the journey to Cafayate. Once we get to Cafayate town, we will find really well known wineries which will take us to the main Cafayate Square, where we cannot miss the Cathedral and the archeological Bravo museum. We cannot miss also the wineries in which it is offered a guided visit and degustation. Return to the hotel.


Day 3: breakfast at the hotel. By the morning, we depart to Cachi on a private car with a bilingual experienced tourist guide.

Located right next to the west area of Calchaqui valleys, Cachi is a beautiful town at 2200 meters over the sea level at 158 kilometers far from Salta. Cachi is a place in which can be appreciated the nature and the colonial domain from middle XVIII century. Cachi town is surrounded by mountains and stunning green areas, which make our eyes, get lost on the immensity admiring from far the Nevado de Cachi. The Cachi  tour, departs early in the morning from Salta all the way down to Cachi, where we go through Valle de Lerma with ancient centuries towns which keep growing nowadays but still keep the infrastructure and shapes.

We get into the Escoipe Quebrada (rupture) on our way to Cachi and we will discover green colored stone mountains which slightly reduce our path and take our breath away once we can visualize the route from further, but on a subtle way, the desert will win terrain against the jungle and on our trip to Cachi we discover stone and red colored sand covered mountains where the green cactus appears on the road to reach then to the Valle Encantado (enchanted valley), natural door of Los Cardones National Park that is appreciated on our final stretch, where the highest spot of Cachi trip is found at Piedra del Molino at 3400 meters over the sea level where we can see the last green mountains, which are full of tiny rivers, so then we get into the park´s desert and reaching the Recta de Tin Tin where on each side of the path our view get lost in the distance and the only we can see are the green and yellow cactus which mimetic with the landscape and some animals.

A few kilometers further, before reaching Cachi, we visit a small town called Payogasta until we reach our last destination; Cachi town, called like that due to a quechua word which means “salt” because the natives of the area got confused with the Nevado mountain top with a saltmine.

Once we reach Cachi our looks are centered on its gorgeous stone square and where the church with its three bells, invites you to know it from the inside. We walk around Cachi, over its stoned streets from different heights surrounded by mountain peaks which produce us to look up in the sky, that blue sky we will remember every time we think about Cachi. Return to the hotel.


Day 4: Breakfast at the hotel. private transfer to the airport. End of our services. 

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