Day trip

From Salta: Full-Day Scenic Tour to Cachi

4.4 / 5

70 reviews

Activity provider: TIAMAR TRAVEL EVT

From Salta: Full-Day Scenic Tour to Cachi

Activity provider: TIAMAR TRAVEL EVT
Save up to 20%

From US$ 39.99 US$ 31.99 per person

Visit one of the most beautiful villages of Salta Province on a scenic tour to Cachi. Travel across dramatic landscapes such as Cuesta del Obispo and the Parque Nacional de Cardones. Stroll through a colonial town and buy local crafts at the market.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 12 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Pickup included
At your accommodation in central Salta between 7:00 AM and 7:45 AM.


  • Drive through the magnificent landscapes of the Gorge of Escoipe and Las Laureles
  • Discover a landscape from a fairytale at El Valle Encantado ("The Enchanted Valley")
  • Walk through the streets of Cachi and visit its craft market
Full description
Depart Salta and journey along Provincial Route 68, traveling through the small towns of Cerrillos, La Merced and El Carril. Then, drive along Provincial Route 33 to pass the dramatic Gorge of Escoipe and Los Laureles. Next, start your journey along the famous winding road of the Cuesta del Obispo (Bishop's Slope). Admire the magnificent rock formations and natural walls en route to the summit at 3,348 meters above sea level. Look for condors flying above, and marvel at the majesty of the "King of the Sky." Get a stunning view of El Valle Encantado ("The Enchanted Valley"), where the scenery is like something out of a fairytale. Notice how the landscape changes as you leave the sub-tropical valleys to go to Recta del Tin Tin, built during the time of the Incas. Travel through the Parque Nacional los Cardones ("National Park of the Cactus"), named for its abundance of cardon grande cactus bush formations. Arrive in the beautiful town of Cachi in time for lunch. Then, stroll through streets of perfectly-preserved colonial architecture. Visit the town church in Central Plaza, and go to the historical museum showcasing the history of the Aboriginal communities. Pick up some souvenirs in the craft market and enjoy some free time to shop before the return drive to Salta.
  • National Park fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

Select participants and date



Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rates apply if they do not occupy a seat
  • There is a maximum number of 22 people per group
  • Please note that a small amount of walking is involved
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 70 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

The activity is very good, the guide María Laura is great and the driver is very correct. I liked the intermediate stops and the time for photos or coffee and/or bathroom. The town of Cachi is picturesque, it can be covered in a short time, but even so, I would have stayed an hour longer (we only had 1:45 to go). That is my only observation and for which I do not qualify as "Very good". I think you have to respect certain hours, but I didn't want to stop commenting because it's not a bad idea to stay in the town or take advantage of more time. They say that the sunset and the night are very beautiful. I did not spend the night in Cachi because I wanted to go from there to Cafayate but there is no public transport, so I returned to Salta. Similarly, you have to keep looking for options and maximize the time of excursions and visits. Hugs and good trip!

Read more

July 25, 2022

Very beautiful landscapes, different from other Quebradas. The cactus forest is impressive. Our guide-driver, Fernandez, is amazing. He is passionate about everything, Inca culture, biology, botany and so on! He gave us a lot of information, equally divided between Spanish and English (even if we were only 2 versus 10 Spanish). He used a headset with microphone, much better than many tourist bus systems

Read more

January 31, 2020

Excellent day tour to Cachi. Our guide Jeremy was very knowledgeable and passionate, speaking both Spanish and English. The scenery on the drive is amazing and we stopped at several spots to look around and take photos. Cachi is a quaint town with nice lunch options. My only note is the seats on the bus don’t offer much legroom, but Jeremy and our driver did their best to accommodate my very tall husband. I recommend this tour!

Read more

January 11, 2020

Product ID: 69173