Cafayate Wine Tasting Tour via Las Conchas Gorge & Lunch
- Scenic drive: See lovely mountain villages and the stunning rock formations of the Quebrada de las Conchas, including the Toad, the Castles, the Devil's Throat, and the Friar.
- Cafayate: Your guide will point out the highlights of this tidy, tranquil town, then give you time to explore its Central Plaza, simple but beautiful Cathedral, and crafts market.
- Winery visit and tasting: Experience the color, aroma and fruity – yet dry – taste of white wine made from the Torrontes grape, a specialty of wineries in this part of Argentina.
About this Salta tour
Whoever said that getting there is half the fun could easily have been talking about this visit to Cafayate. The first part of the journey takes you through verdant mountain valleys and peaceful villages. But about halfway through, everything changes.
As you reach the Las Conchas Gorge, the green countryside gives way to multicolored mountains and salmon-hued rock formations that beckon you to stop and inspect more closely. One looks like a train, another is an obelisk, still another makes you think you've arrived at the gates of a medieval European castle, only set in a far more arid landscape.
After passing through this rugged dreamscape, we'll arrive in the scenic and quiet town of Cafayate for the perfect complement to the visual feast you've just experienced: a tribute to the palate that includes a tasting of the phenomenal wines of the region – and a typical Argentine lunch at a local restaurant.
The Torrontes grape creates a wine with the sweet aroma of roses and jasmine, but a taste that's surprisingly dry – fruity, with a touch of honey and just the right amount of acidity, all of which comes together perfectly.
Natural beauty, unique rock formations, good food, and wine. This is the day that awaits you. And if getting there is half the fun, the trip back is an added bonus.
And if it's a sore throat, you might also hear a cough
One of the most popular rock formations in the area sinks eerily into the ground rather than rise above it. Part ravine, part cave, this giant opening is somewhat chillingly called La Garganta del Diablo: the Devil's Throat. The name may come from the reddish rock of the entrance, or from the fact that, if everything is quiet, you can hear wind, as if someone down there is breathing.
Please meet in the lobby reception area of your downtown hotel (must be confirmed prior with tour purchase at check out or with the GoTo Crew) and look for your guide who will be holding a GoBe logo sign.
Food and beverages can be purchased at stops on the tour.
Walking is at your personal discretion. You can also remain on the transportation if you wish.
Scenic, Private Tour, Full Day, Food and Wine
Beverage- Wine Tasting
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages. If you are under 18 years of age, you won't be able to drink any alcohol. 18 is the legal age to consume alcohol in Argentina. Bring your ID to prove your age if you are asked.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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