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Cascadas del rio colorado
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US$169.05*
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Trekking at Cascadas Del Rio Colorado from Cafayate
Ranked #5 of 43 things to do in Cafayate
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Bern, Switzerland
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“Go prepared!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

The landscapes are beautiful, no doubt! Some parts of the hike are quite adventurous but no problem for fit people and lots of fun too! At some point you have to decide if you want to carry on, and once you're in, there's no way back... so don't exaggerate if you are scared or unfit. The only problem is the fact, that there are no agencies working there and that only local people offer the tour. We had a very nice young guide and were happy with his service until we came back and he and his friends requested much more money than initially communicated (which considering the fact that there's no insurance, no training on first aid, escape plans, etc was ways over the top). My advice: don't miss on the experience, but fix a price (around 80 pesos seem reasonable, but ask in your hostel since there is inflation going on..) with the guide before leaving and insist in knowing all the prices, not just the one to the first waterfall... also take some water and food since the big tour including 7 waterfalls and a beautiful viewpoint takes 4-5 hours...

Visited April 2014
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“Go for the hike, swim and views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013 via mobile

Great views. Definately hire a guide and nice that the money goes directly to a local, but be sure to agree a price for all FIVE waterfalls before you begin! Go for the hike, swim and views; not the waterfalls - although that may have been affected by the time of year in which we visited, December. Sensible shoes are a must. It was actually pretty challenging at times and more akin to rock climbing than hiking!

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Salta, Argentina
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“Excellent way to cool off”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

Hire a local guide to see all the hidden treasures, take decent shoes and if you're up for it ask the guide to take you the long way. More climbing/scrambling and more swimming spots.

Visited November 2013
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“No need for guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I just came bak from the hike and it's both fun and challenging to follow your instinct and do the trail on your own.
The sights are incredible, the water is fres and clean so just takin an empty bottle you'll be fine.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“guide or no guide?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013

my best waterfalls hike ever, they just kept on coming, getting more and more magnificent as we scrambled over the next rock. a guide with only one tourist kept picking up more lost and stranded gringos along the way (including us) by the time we reached the last watefall we were a group of ten! highy recommend a local guide to show you the most effective route and tell you more about the culture along the way.

Visited April 2013
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