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From Salta: Day Trip to Cachi and the Calchaquí Valleys

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From Salta: Day Trip to Cachi and the Calchaquí Valleys

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From £24.57 £22.11 per person

Explore one of the most amazing mountain landscapes in northern Argentina. Admire the stunning valleys, gorges, and picturesque villages as you travel through the mountains. Climb the majestic Cuesta del Obispo and walk in the Los Cardones National Park.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10.5 - 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup optional
Hotel pickup will be between 6:30 and 7:15 AM, and is available if you are staying in a centrally located accommodation up to 8 blocks from the 9th of July central square. Please bear in mind that in some cases, the bus might not be able to access your hotel and you will be contacted to arrange a different pickup spot. Please be ready for pickup 15 minutes before the activity starts.

Experience

Highlights
  • Get to know the Cuesta del Obispo and walk in Los Cardones National Park
  • Explore the scenic villages in the Valleys of Lerma and Calchaquí
  • Enjoy Cachi, a beautiful village between the mountains and the snow
Full description
Get to know the most beautiful landscapes of the Calchaquí Valleys and the magical town of Cachi on a full-day bus excursion from Salta. After departing from central Salta, head through the Lerma Valley. Then, enter the Quebrada de los Laureles, where you can admire the landscape of Yungas forest. On the Cuesta del Obispo hill, admire the panorama of the entire Encantado Valley and enjoy spectacular views of the windy road you have just traveled up. Head to Piedra del Molino where you will reach the highest point of 3,384 m above sea level. Continue through the Straight of Tin-Tin and Payogasta until you reach Cachi, a small town known for its adobe houses and white colonial buildings. When you arrive, visit the Museo Arqueológico de Cachi Pío Pablo Díaz, a museum of locally excavated artifacts, some dating back 10,000 years. Just round the corner, step inside the Iglesia San José - a beautiful Spanish colonial church. Take a relaxing stroll through the pretty streets admiring the views and architecture. Finally, return to Salta along the same road.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Meeting point pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Transportation in bus or minivan, depending on group size
  • Bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

YPF Chango más. It is a gas station which has a coffee shop named "Full". You can wait inside, your guide will fetch you from there. Please be on time.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Renueva estar en los valles con ese aire puro de montaña

26 January 2021

The guides were excellent, especially our English translator. Very knowledgable and explained everything as we went along. Always willing to take our photograph and tell us where the best places to eat were.

2 March 2020

27 February 2020

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