Visit some of the most breathtaking sceneries around Salta; La Quebrada de las Conchas and ancient picturesque villages along the way. Let yourself awe at the beautiful colors and impressive rock formations of the area, such as the Devil's Throat, and enjoy the landscapes of the region's wine.
Visit some of the most breathtaking sceneries around Salta, La Quebrada de las Conchas and ancient picturesque villages along the way. Pass through the tiny towns of Cerrillos, Chicoana, El Carril, and the Vineyard in the Lerma Valley, an agricultural region where the production of tobacco is one of the main sources of income. While passing through these places you will see houses that were built back in 1800 and still standing. Go back in time to see the farmers cultivating their crops and caring for their livestock. These villages are known for their traditions and popular festivals such as Cerrillos carnival.
The ride will turn to Route 68, where you can see olive and walnut plantations in the town of Colonel Moldes. A little further you can see the waters of the Dique Cabra Corral, the reservoir that generates electricity. As you continue driving the landscape will start to turn reddish and that is a sign that you are closing in the impressive Quebrada de las Conchas - it received its name because millions of years ago it was under the sea. One can still find fossilized shells and formations dating back to those times.
Let yourself awe at the beautiful colors and impressive rock formations such as the Devil's Throat, The Amphitheater, The Yesera, Parrot's House, The Castles, The Medanos, The Fraile, The Obelisk, The Windows and many more inside the Quebrada de las Conchas. Upon arrival to Cafayate, take time to have lunch on your own (please bring a box lunch or extra money to buy lunch in town) and walk around town. Cafayate is known nationaly and internationaly for the production of Torrontes wines and for its folk serenade that brings artists from all over the country, On our way back to Salta we will see the region from a whole new perspective as the sun goes down beyond the mountains.