Cafayate is the most important town in the Calchaquí Valley. It’s famous for its wine production and its popular folkloric festival held in February, the Serenata. Main attractions include a visit to the Cathedral, the Artisan’s Market and the Wine and Archaeological Museums.
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.
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.
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.