Day 1: Rafting in Juramento River – Quebrada de las Conchas – Cafayate
Travelling time: 3 hours approximately
Overnight in Cafayate
At 9am, we start our tour towards Cabra Corral Dam. We will pass through the Valle de Lerma, where we can appreciate the different crops of Salta. At 11 am we should meet our friends from Salta Rafting so we can get started with the adventure program.
The rafting starts in the base of Salta Rafting with a safety briefing and a introductory rafting course. After we supply the necesary equipment, the descent starts through the rapids of the Juramento river. There are 10 rapids class III plus 5 rapids class II, sorrounded by the beatiful landscape of the Juramento Canyon.
The Juramento Canyon is a giant cut open between the mountains, its walls were 65 million years ago, ancient beaches inhabitated by prehistoric animals. The rafting starts in the Base (Route 47, km 34) and ends 12 kms downstream in the place called Los Lapachos. The trip back to the base takes 20 minutes in our vehicles.
After this amazing experience, we will be heading towards one of the most popular places in Salta: Cafayate. To get to this small town, we will travel through one of the most spectacular places of our province “the Quebrada de las Conchas”.
This place is known for the different colors and formations of the land, such as “El Anfiteatro”, “Los Castillos”, “La Garganta del Diablo”.
Once in Cafayate, you will be able to discover by your own this charming town.
In the morning we will walk (about two hours) into a Canyon, just a few minutes away from Cafayate. This place is quite unique: full of waterfalls and amazing landscapes everywhere.
In this place inhabited by ancient cultures and humongous Cactuses we will walk for about 2 hours.
Once we have finished this trekking, we will continue with our Tour to Cachi
Our path gets narrower and more desertic. We will pass by some very ancient villages, from the time of the first spanish men who came to America. We will have the opportunity to appreciate rock formations that resemble Mars and the scenery will get more and more desertic as we move forward! It is an spectacular day!
After noon, we will arrive to Cachi, a small colonial town where time seems to have stopped for ever. We will have time to walk through its very quiet streets, visit the square and the Church.
In the morning we will start with our excursion. This time we will go to a place called Piedra del Molino but before arriving we will visit the Cardones National Park.
Once, at the highest point of the route, 3.457, masl we will prepare our equipments and we will start the second downhill mountain biking called:
With three well-differentiated sections, two of pavement and one of gravel the total route adds 45 kilometers of extension, in which we will descend almost 1,800 meters of hight!
This descent is for all tastes, those who prefer to do it slowly and taking advantage of the panoramic points to take good photos and enjoy the best views can do it quietly, and those who seek speed and live the adrenaline find along the route an unforgettable experience!!!
At the end of the descent we will take a break in a picturesque place to rest a little while enjoying a good picnic in the open air.
After uploading all the equipment in our vehicle, we will go to the city of Salta, where we will conclude our adventure!
Booking: to book the tour, we require a 50% deposit of the total amount of the tour. The remainder should be cancelled before starting the tour. This deposit is a non-refundable payment.
In case you have completed the payment, our cancellation policy is the following:
• 50% of your total amount will be charged if you do not notify us about your cancellation or any changes within 9 to 5 days before your scheduled arrival.
• 100% of your total amount will be charged if you do not notify us about your cancellation or any changes within 4 days your scheduled arrival or No show.
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