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From Salta: Full-Day Scenic Tour to Cachi

1. From Salta: Full-Day Scenic Tour to Cachi

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.

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This was a really great experience! I'm a solo female traveler and this was a good opportunity to meet others who are also visiting Salta. The guide spoke incredible english and spanish. The stops on our way to Cafayate were absolutely amazing. Every 5 mins or so there was a photo worthy landscape and we had amazing views at every curve of the road. There are no dull moments on the trip. I liked the size of the group (~16 people) as it made it easy to find others to talk to. I felt like we were given the perfect amount of time to explore Cafayate. The guide really made sure we all had the best experience and never felt rushed. The wine tasting is catered to an excursion group, meaning you'll enter a room and be offered to taste 3 wines.

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!

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

Sergio was our guide for the day and made it a great experience. Picked up in a 16 seater Mercedes Sprinter which was comfortable, the tour was both in Spanish and English. Stopping at various photo points on route. Two hours in Cachi for lunch before returning home.

It is a really very interesting tour with beautiful landscapes in the high mountains