Travel to the core of the Calchaquíes Valleys and discover their wines, their history and their food.

Explore the land of high-altitude wine, a place of clear sunny skies where life is painted different colors: green vineyards, red stones, red and black ponchos. Visit Cafayate in the Calchaquíes Valleys. Walk its streets, sit under the trees in the square, explore the craft market, taste the delicious food of the North of our country, visit the wineries and the Museum of Grapevine and Wine. 




In Cafayate the guitars playing in the local peñas and fests are also waiting for you. And in the suburbs, you will find the hills with all-wide views of the valley, the rivers that hide waterfalls, the trail that leads you to painted caves, the sand dunes and the small white sand mountains that change their shape and surprise you for their beauty under the moonlight. A world of colors and sensations for you. 


Geographic location: Southern area of the Province of Salta.

How to get here: by bus or car via Ruta Nacional 68 from Salta Capital City (183 km) or Ruta Nacional 40 from the South. 

Area: 1,570 km2 (Cafayate District)

Altitude: 1,683 meters above sea level. 

Climate: semi-arid, warm and cold, with wide temperature ranges between day and night. 

Ideal time of the year: April to November 

Recommended length of stay: 2 to 4 days.

Recommended clothing: in winter take warm clothes. In summer, a light jacket to wear at night will be enough. Also take comfortable preferably light-colored clothes, repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses and hat. 

What to do: take a ride along the Wine Route, visit wineries and vineyards, the Museum of Grapevine and Wine, the Quebrada de las Conchas Natural Reserve, the Devil’s Throat, the Amphitheater, the Lerma Valley, the cave paintings. 

Tips: get around the town, visit the main square with its most important buildings and the Paseo de los Artesanos [Craft Fair]. Taste the food, the famous salteñas, humitas, tamales, locro, cayote jam and wine-flavored ice-cream. Among its most famous events is the National Serenade Fest.



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