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From Salta: Full-Day Scenic Tour to Cachi

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From Salta: Full-Day Scenic Tour to Cachi

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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.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish
Pickup included
At your accommodation in central Salta between 7:00 AM and 7:45 AM.

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive through the magnificent landscapes of the Gorge of Escoipe and Las Laureles
  • Discover a landscape from a fairytale at El Valle Encantado ("The Enchanted Valley")
  • Walk through the streets of Cachi and visit its craft market
Full description
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.
Includes
  • National Park fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rates apply if they do not occupy a seat
  • There is a maximum number of 22 people per group
  • Please note that a small amount of walking is involved
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 51 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
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Very beautiful landscapes, different from other Quebradas. The cactus forest is impressive. Our guide-driver, Fernandez, is amazing. He is passionate about everything, Inca culture, biology, botany and so on! He gave us a lot of information, equally divided between Spanish and English (even if we were only 2 versus 10 Spanish). He used a headset with microphone, much better than many tourist bus systems

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January 31, 2020

Excellent day tour to Cachi. Our guide Jeremy was very knowledgeable and passionate, speaking both Spanish and English. The scenery on the drive is amazing and we stopped at several spots to look around and take photos. Cachi is a quaint town with nice lunch options. My only note is the seats on the bus don’t offer much legroom, but Jeremy and our driver did their best to accommodate my very tall husband. I recommend this tour!

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January 11, 2020

The sights and scenery on his tour were amazing. Our main complaint was being up in the back seat, where there was not enough room for four people. The space was less as there was no gap between seats as in the other rows. It was an uncomfortable drive, and by the end of it we were all desperate to get off the bus. If you are picked up first you are lucky, you can choose better seats. I do not recommmd going to the suggested restaurant for lunch either, over priced and bland food.

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November 12, 2019

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