Cafayate is situated 170 km south from the capitol province city of Salta at 1,660 m above sea level and is the most important site in the Calchaquí Valleys, famous for its magnificent landscape and splendid wine.
Use the services like car for rent in Cafayate on your arrival at the Salta - Aeropuerto Martin Miguel de Guemes airport and drive the fantastic scenery route ‘68’ direction to your destination. Many fabulous places in the Valley of the Rio las Conchas are alongside this road. But be sure, the car tank is full because there are hardly any villages or hamlets on its way, just nature pure at its finest. Take a break at Alemania, meaning Germany in Spanish. It is nearly a ‘ghost’ village dwelled by not more then 10 families, a beautiful and unique local place. Then continue the other half over impressive landscapes to Cafayate.
Rent a car in Cafayate and cruise through this great district. Sure the village town is by itself an attraction with its colonial style houses and the wine cellars open and inviting the tourists. Hike the small streets and observe the marvelous architecture of the Cathedral with the flowery square in front. The wine museum is actually a must see attraction. Watch the weavers through open doors in their houses patios, while they spin the sheep and or lama wool, then dye it and finally weave the famous ponchos with their unique pattern. Not far away awaiting you is some other must see destinations such as Tolombon and Molinos with “The Devil's Throat”, a hole in the mountain with an amazing echo and “The Amphitheater”, a natural, by wind carved, extremely beautiful site.
Hire a car in Cafayate and make a tour by yourself to the surrounding wineries, even when you are not into wine drinking; it is a great pleasure to visit those places. The owners will be happy to open their wine cellars for you to let you have a taste of those world famous ‘Holy Waters’ with the sweet and deep fruit flavor, and try some fresh made soft goat cheese. Both products can be bought direct at its source and surely make a great gift for your family and friends at home. Do plan enough time to drop by one of the many cattle ranches where you will find the gauchos on horse backs speeding through the grassland. And if you appreciate a splendid local meal with a superb grilled beef steak, then you are just on the right spot.
Whether touring the close by attractions or doing an extended trip to faraway places, a rental will be most convenient to traverse this great district and get the most out of your vacation. Do not hesitate, come and see it with your own eyes!
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