Patagonia, September 15 2019
Home > Northern Argentina > Salta > Tour to the valleys

Tour to the valleys

The tour to the Valleys is a journey through the calchaquí valleys which usually is hired as an organized tour. If you wish to make it on your own, you should know that an overnight stay in Cafayate or some intermediate point of the circuit is needed.

Route Salta - Cachi

Day 1:

You will be departing towards Cachi at 7:30 am. The way is found in between typical towns and amazing panoramic views at 3.000 mts of high. Passing by, first, the exuberant Gorge of Escoipe and, soon after, descending through Cuesta del obispo whose mountains seem to be carved in velvet. Later, when the Enchanted Valley appears, the straight line of Tin-Tin and Payogasta’s towns are reached and crossed in order to arrive to Cachi at noon. There is a scheduled visit to the Museum and the Church while in the location.

Church of Molinos - SaltaBy the afternoon, the trip continues its course heading Seclantás and Molinos, where a stop will be made in order to visit the Vicuñas breeding place and the house pertaining to the last Spanish governor. Continuing the trip to Angastaco you will enjoy the impressive landscape of Gorge of the Arrows.  Finally you will arrive at Cafayate, a place to spend the night.

Day 2:

Wineyards and wineries in Cafayate - SaltaOn the following day there is a tour through Cafayate town: you will visit two warehouses and attend a tasting of famous wines. During the return to Salta, the Quebrada de las Conchas (Gorge of the Shells) appears and here the erosion has designed peculiar and reddish forms in the mountains, such as the Amphitheatre and the Throat of the Devil.
You will spend the night in Salta.


The Amphitheatre, in the Quebrada de las Conchas (Gorge of the Shells)It is necessary to consider that the routes of these provinces are not always passable, either because of the summer rains (January, February) or the ice in winter (July, August).  The circuit might undergo non scheduled modifications due to these reasons.

Patagonia Tours
The ideal trip for those willing to know Argentina's travel icons: Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate, the End of the World in Ushuaia, the indispensable and mysterious Buenos Aires and the new Wonder of the World, The Iguazú Falls. A combo that lacks nothing, with...
This is a journey to the End of the World, reaching the mythical Tierra del Fuego and then visiting the Glaciers National Park and the deservedly famous Perito Moreno Glacier. Simply put, it is a seven days journey of non-stop beauty, distributed across the cities...
This dream tour includes the ride in the Los Glaciares National Park until you reach the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, crossing walkways and balconies that will allow you to have excellent views of this mass of ice. A unique sensation of smallness in front of...
The two most iconic & emblematic Natural Monuments in Argentina, both declared World Heritage Sites, toured in six unforgettable days. The immense glaciers in Patagonia and the spectacular Iguazú Waterfalls in the north-eastern region of the country, will leave you breathless.
An ideal option in order to get to know three of Patagonia’s major sites: first, the Atlantic Ocean littoral, Puerto Madryn and Valdes Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; later, a visit to the majestic Glaciers National Park and Perito Moreno with its magical, blue...
Two excursions will allow you to appreciate in a complete way this privileged place in our Atlantic Patagonia: - A visit to Península de Valdés, an amazing Patagonia Flora and Fauna reservation at its purest state. It is cosidered a World Heritage site by UNESCO. -...