A shack in the ghost-town of Alemanía, the last stop on the now defunct Belgrano railway line ending in the northwest Salta province. The riverbank here, on the Rio de las Conchas, is perfect for a picnic while on the Vuelta a los Valles Calchaquíes tour through the province.
Lunar landscapes, big skies, proud cacti, enchanting wine vineyards, kaleidoscopic color palettes: La Vuelta a los Valles Calchaquíes is a drive through Salta that highlights the beauty of this northern Argentine province. The province’s capital city of Salta offers a comfortable point of embarkation to the quaint provincial pueblos, Cafayate and Cachi. Visit both [...]
The Argentine ghost town of Alemanía, a stop on the La Vuelta a Los Valles drive through Salta, is a not-to-be-missed spot for adventurers. Alemanía is the starting point for the Quebrada de las Conchas (The Shells Gorge), the 60-kilometer stretch of multicolored rock formation between here and Cafayate. A depot of Argentina’s once-expansive [...]
Any dusty road in Cafayate will take you to a bodega (winery) open to the public for tours and wine sampling. Cafayate’s dry climate, high altitude, hot days and cool nights makes it a prime location for wine production. Cafayate is most famous for its Torrontés grape, used to create a lovely dry, fruity white [...]
Not too many visitors spend much time in Cachi but there is a nice range of accommodation here and it can be very quiet and peaceful place to stay overnight. Budget Camping Municipal No address, ask locals for directions -A good spot a top a hill with plots for camping for about 20 pesos. One [...]
Most travelers roll through Cachi on a scenic drive such as La Vuelta a Los Valles. The 5,000-person town at the foot of Mount Cachi it is a pleasant place to kick around for a few hours. Here you can see the hilltop cemetery, dine around the central plaza and do some shopping for local [...]