Visit one of the most beautiful villages of Salta Province on a scenic tour to Cachi. Travel across dramatic landscapes such as Cuesta del Obispo and the Parque Nacional de Cardones. Stroll through a colonial town and buy local crafts at the market.
What to Expect
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.
- National Park fees
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
Know Before You Go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Infant rates apply, provided they do not occupy a seat
• There is a maximum limit of 15 people per booking
• A small amount of walking is involved