Cafayate Things to Do

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    Road 68 Quebrada de Cafayete : el Fraile

    by ptitetoile Written Feb 1, 2005

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    Above El Fraile

    El Fraile is a kind of druid... it a very small natural statue lost in a giant red rocky wall with strange forms...so in fact I have not seen it!!! I just saw it on a post card : it was marked by white stones! In fact, it was much lower than where I looked, but these strange formations I took in the picture are also worth, aren't they?

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    Road 68 Quebrada de Cafayete : Amphiteatro

    by ptitetoile Written Feb 1, 2005

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    Amphiteatro

    The amphiteatro is 500 meters further than the Garganta del Diablo and is a circular rocky formation which is very deep (or high) like a large chimney...It has a very good acoustic and you can try the echo...I did!!!!

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    Road 68 Quebrada de Cafayate : Garganta del Diablo

    by ptitetoile Updated Feb 1, 2005

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    Garganta del Diablo

    This it the first impressive rock formation : the garganta del Diablo : a deep and narrow canyon that make you want to climb the rocky walls! As an ex-climbing freak, I could not resist to climb a little bit its walls to get an impression of deepness...I would have love to have to equipment to climb it to the top!

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    Road 68 Quebrada de Cafayate : entry in the Valley

    by ptitetoile Written Feb 1, 2005

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    Quebrada de Cafayete : entry

    100 km after Salta, we leave a dark and severe black and grey canyon (where the clouds are sticked to the mountains) and we enter the famous Quebrada de Cafayete or Quebrada del Rio Las Conchas...A festival of colors welcomes us : again, like in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, mountains with different sediments give to the landscape a rainbow aspect and the little Rio created some greenery around him....

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    CAFAYATE: QUEBRADA DE CAFAYATE

    by swesn Written Aug 7, 2004
    Quebrada de Cafayate

    The Quebrada de Cafayate or Quebrada de Las Conchas is on Route 68 towards Salta. Along the gorge of Rio de las Conchas, there are fascinating rock formations of red, ochre, yellow, beige, orange, coral, sienna, brown, grey, hint of lavendar, etc… colours, carved entirely by wind and water. Some formations are named and they are all sign-posted.

    Better to go in a car or join a tour from Cafayate so that you can stop to admire the amazing sights.

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    Winery

    by sumit_b Written May 12, 2004

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    Don't be afraid to walk into a winery or vineyard. The owners will not come after you with a shotgun. Enjoy walking on terra ferma. It is an awesome experience being in the valley with hardly any people around.

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    Wine Tasting and Tour of Bodega La Banda

    by Waxbag Written Dec 24, 2003

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    Vines at La Banda

    Although smaller this bodega does not lack any charm. Bodega La Banda grows all its own wine, processes the grapes, stores the juice, and even does its own labeling and bottling. Tours are offered by enthusiastic and friendly staff in Spanish and English. They have a small museum as a part of the tour where all wine presses and huge oak barrels are displace as well as old photos showing the lineage of original vintners and on.

    Either before or after the tour, you can get a sample of all the wine they produce. The merlot was my favorite, but this region is known for its white wine, which is produced from an imported Spanish grape.

    Open 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 7 pm daily.
    No charge but buying a bottle might be nice.

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    Road 68 Quebrada de Cafayete : the cactus field

    by ptitetoile Written Feb 3, 2005

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    cactus

    After el obelisco, los castillos, las ventanas... the quebrada ends by giant cactus field with the red mountains at the back... impressive!

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    Road 68 Quebrada de Cafayate : El sapo

    by ptitetoile Written Feb 1, 2005

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    El sapo - Quebrada de Cafayate

    El sapo means the toad... Does this rock not look like it?? Great statue modelleb by the nature, but unfortunately covered by a giant grafitti made by a stupid Brazilian guy...

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  • Geography around Cafayate...

    by priscila_h Written Aug 5, 2004

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    There are some awesome views to see around Cafayate... Con's: dirt roads make it hard to get there.

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    Cactus

    by sumit_b Written May 12, 2004

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    Cactus

    You will come across some rather large cactus while in Cafataye. They seemed quite photogenic, so here is a picture!

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    Llama

    by sumit_b Written May 12, 2004

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    Llama

    In Tintin - Prisoners of the Sun, Capt. Haddock got spit on by a Llama. I couldn't help but laugh when I saw a Llama for the first time in my life in Cafayate! :-)

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    Garganta del Diablo

    by sumit_b Written May 12, 2004

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    Devil's Throat in English, is a deep gash in the landscape. You will see why it is named that way when you reach it. It is located on Ruta Nacional 68, on the way from Salta to Cafayate.

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