Our road trips are the very best way to see and do as much as possible during your time in North West Argentina and beyond.
We can customise our Salta vineyards tour to give the very best experience to each and every customer.
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Our Salta vineyard 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 wind 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 splendour 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.
From Cachi we make our way down the famous route 40 (the longest road in Argentina at 5194 km long) past the beautiful little settlements of the valley Calchaqui stopping at one of the highest vine yards in the world for a tantalising wine tasting before carrying on to the small town of Molinos where you will stay in the Hacienda de Molinos a colonial hotel formerly the home of the last governor of Salta to be appointed by the king of Spain.
After a good night’s rest you will have the opportunity to go for a trek in the surrounding hills after which we will make our way south through the spectacular Quebrada de las fletchas and soak up the amazing ridges and rock formations. Once we have explored the Quebrada we will move on through the small village of San Carlos on to the beautiful town of Cafayate.
Once we have you settled in your hotel you will be free to wonder around the plaza and explore the local church before enjoying a bottle of one of the excellent local wines with your dinner.
The next morning we will make our way down to the inspirational Pacha Mama museum and then back to Cafayate after visiting the Quilmes ruins the largest pre-Incan ruins in the area. We will then stop at one of the many beautiful vineyards with a restaurant for you to have a tour of the wine-making process followed by a leisurely lunch appreciating the spectacular view.
We will spend the afternoon making our way through the exceptionally colourful Quebrada de las Conchas stopping at all of the main areas of interest and making the most of the photographic opportunities along the way.
We will finish our tour back at your hotel in time for you to relax before going out for dinner.
The above Itinerary is based on the three day trip which allows for lots of time to explore and other activities such as trekking and horse riding if you would be interested. This trip may be done in 2 days quite comfortably but means that you will have a little less time to explore.
The price for the three day trip starts at US$225 per person (two day option from US$150) this price does not include food, accommodation or additional activities such as the wine tasting or vineyard tours. We are however more than happy to arrange your accommodation and any additional activities for you.
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.
3 day tour US$900.00 / 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.
Carmen e Stefano
“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.
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