Cafayate – Argentina (the North)

Its dry and sunny climate is ideal for growing a variety of grape types, including the torrontés, unique to this area. You can take a guided wine tour where tasting is a must. A unique way to try the local wine is at Heladería Miranda, which offers ice cream flavours like cabernet and torrontés.

Amazing views of the Quebrada de Cafayate.

On the way to Salta, you will see sand dunes before catching a glimpse of the dramatic gorge of the Quebrada de Cafayate (or Quebrada de las Conchas), a series of intensely coloured rock formations. The Amphitheatre and The Devil’s Throat are highlighted stops throughout the Quebrada de Cafayate.

Amphitheatre in the Quebrada de Cafayate.

Trekking by the Colorado River to the Seven Waterfalls, mountain biking, horseback riding and even sand walking, are some of the activities which can be enjoyed around Cafayate. A perfect way to make the most out of your visit.

One of the Seven Waterfalls, Cafayate.

Where to sleep in Cafayate


Cafayate Backpackers is a cozy and colorful colonial house located just 3 blocks from the main square, a few blocks from the bus terminals and only 50 metres from the wine route in Cafayate. They have private matrimonial, triple or quadruple rooms with shared bathroom and 3 dorms for 5, 8 or 10 people with private bathroom and lockers.

The splendid garden is wonderful to rock in a hammock and rest, to pitch your tent or to socialize while eating the yummy & cheap traditional meals they prepare every day! There is also a BBQ area and a kitchen available to prepare your own meals.

Run by local owners and a kind staff, bike rental is available and they will help you arrange wine tours and a visit to the goat cheese factory, to the Quebradas de las Conchas or to the Colorado River waterfalls. Laundry service is possible and it’s open all year!

Address & contact
Córdoba 155, Cafayate
tel. +54 3868 422453
tel. +549 3868 (15)461642
[email protected]

Cafayate Backpackers