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Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas

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Address: Cafayate, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 3868 42-2137
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US$35.00*
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Full-Day Tour Cafayate Calchaqui Valleys with Wine
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Cafayate Full-Day Tour from Salta
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Salta Super Saver: Calchaqui Valley and Cafayate Winery plus Humahuaca Valley...

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Simply awesome and so very unexpected

A must see location when visiting Cafayate. One passes through on the way to or from Salta. We were not expecting such a spectacular sight at all. The fun part is that you're... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kluane
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Zurich, Switzerland
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Road 68 between Cafayate and Salta offers you many beautiful if not bizarre landscapes. If you take this road also take your time. You are forced to stop many times. If you think you just made the best picture, there's a better one around the corner. Don't stop and take a picture and drive on, but park your car a... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see location when visiting Cafayate. One passes through on the way to or from Salta. We were not expecting such a spectacular sight at all. The fun part is that you're driving right through the canyon.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Driving through the Quebrada is one of the many awesome natural geological beauty experiences Argentina has to offer. However, this is one of the best, with the light changing as dusk starts to fall bring out the formations and colours amazingly! Towards the Cafayate side there are many labelled viewpoints and formations (Devil's throat, tres cruces, obelisk, etc) which vary... More 

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Cafayate, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Driving from Cafayate to Salta (or Salta to Cafayate) is one of the highlights of visiting the Salta province. The scenery is spectacular with the changing rock formations, colors and heights. Having driven it many times, I am still amazed at the beauty. However, keep your eyes on the road due to the narrow road and many hair-pin turns. Take... More 

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Almelo, Overijssel, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The landscape and the rockformations here are increadible and very diverse. Although we had been traveling through the same kind of landscape for over 4 weeks we were still amazed here. We did it with a local tour (which wasn't too expensive) but it is also possible with bus and a bike. Most hostels will inform about the options.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The valley is stunning, with all of the rock formations and the river winding its way through, it's unmissable, breathtaking. This includes all of the rock formations, la garganta, las ventanas, etc. We chose to take the bike route getting the bus to la garganta, as others have explained. We rented mountain bikes for the route (the only bikes available... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Took a bus to Cafayate from Salta...it was scenic but you need to be able to stop at your own will...thus we wish we rented a car from Salta...unfortunately you cannot hire cars from Cafayate. Due to this we hired a driver for $250 pesos each through our hostel (Road Runner)...not much English but we got by and had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We had a car and drove 68 from Salta and back. The drive is pretty until you hit the gorge and then it is unbelievable! The gorge is everything you see in the pictures. We went to Piatelli vineyard for lunch and had a fantastic meal. A wonderful day out.

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Northland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We hired a car in Salta for the day - very doable 430km return trip. The late pm light on the way home gorgeous! Extraordinary drive - vastness reminiscent of Bolivia 's national park over the boarder. DO IT!! We diverted to a lake an route there - don't bother with that. Choose a great vinyard with lunch a tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Well, you cannot go to cafayate without seeing this beauty of the nature. Actually I don't think you'll be able to miss it as it spreads along 40km just before entering the city. The rocks, the colours, the mountains.. everything was amazing. I had the chance to be in Cafayate during a full moon and went on a full moon... More 

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