Our Cachi Tour starts by picking you up from your hotel in Salta and slowly make our way south through the traditional country villages and the sweet smelling Tobacco fields stopping at points of interest along the way. After stopping for a coffee break in the small town of El Carril we verge off through a small band of the cloud forest to the “Quebrada del escoipe” a ravine e named after one of the villages that is nestled within it. We wine our way through the ravine observing the many colourful and cacti covered hills before starting our climb up the famous Cuesta de Obispo or “the Bishops slope” a gravel road that climes up to over 3000 meters above sea level.
Having made the journey up to the top of the Cuesta we carry on to the National park of “Los Cardones” along one of the many Inca roads in the area. Once we have passed through the park we will take a moment to appreciate the slender of the” Nevado de Cachi” the snow-capped peak under which the small town of Cachi is situated.
Once in the town you will have the chance to explore around the old cobbled streets and the local church and museums and have lunch in one of the many little restaurants or cafes the town has to offer.
On our way back we will make a slight detour through “Los Colorados”, a collection of colourful dessert like hills before dropping back down towards Salta.
Travel time to and from Cachi is around 6-7 hours depending on the amount of stops we make. The route is a mainly pathed but does contain a substantial amount of quite bumpy dirt roads in places.
We like stop at various locations to give you a chance to take in the scenery and stretch your legs to break up the journey.
The above Itinerary is based on a one-day trip which does not allow for lots of time to explore but it does enable you to the see the maximum possible in one day.
The price for the one day trip is US$75.00 per person (two day option from US$150) this price does not include food, accommodation or additional activities.
Starting price is based on 4 people traveling together in a 4×4 truck. The price of the tour is per vehicle (US$300.00 per day) and does not change depending on the amount of people sharing.
1 day tour US$300.00 / 2 day tour US$600.00
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Gareth picked us up and off we went…up into the mountains: Quebrada de Humahuaca, overnighting in Tilcara. It was great having a personal English speaking guide who ensured we did the sorts of things that interested us. Day 2 the awesomeness continued, visiting Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca …before the drive back to Salta airport in plenty of time for our flight! Thankyou !
We did both of our tours with Gareth, who was a total legend. He really went above and beyond to give us the best trip ever, and we felt we left having gained a friend.
“The pace of the trip was perfect and Gareth was an excellent guide- informative, knowledgeable and friendly. We have some fantastic memories (and photos) of the trip. Thanks again for making our time so memorable”.
“Our guide was Gareth, originally from England, a very special boy for his sympathy connected to a great kindness and attention to the needs of tourists.
For us, the main feature was the fact of providing us with important information of the places visited, always willing to accommodate our requests, also leaving space to visit alone.
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“Thank you for a very memorable and enjoyable time in the Quebrada de Humahuaca last week. We had a great time and will certainly pass on your contact details to our grinds when we get back to Melbourne. Many thanks also for your hospitality”.
“James and I can not thank you enough for making our trip so incredibly special. You are a wonderful travel companion and your knowledge of Argentina is impressive.
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Jane and I have had such a wonderful 3 days visiting such varied and unique landscapes and with the only person we would ever trust to drive us up and down those hairy roads and through enormous deserts. Your love of this country really came across. What a trip!!! 5 stars all round. Thanks a million.