Hike in the Calchaquí Valley
High Trails and Altitude Wines
Take the slow road on a trip that combines walking into the Andes with great accommodation, food and a genuine insight into Argentina´s north-western culture. The mountains divide desert from green valley so hikes take place in different settings. You will hike in the Andes on remote paths still in use by local communities and share their traditions. In the evening check into one of our chosen colonial posadas. A glass of malbec or torrontés wine, paired with Argentine food, will be perfect to celebrate the day’s achievement. Relax.
- Hike per day: 4 to 6 hours.
- Minimum and maximum altitude for all hikes: 1,100 mt/3,600 ft and 3,500 mt/11,550 ft.
- Maximum elevation gain on a hike: 700 mt/2,310 ft.
- Understand why the Malbec and Torrontés wines from the Cachaqui Valley are unique
- Learn to identify geological strata.
What’s Included: Accommodation in single or double occupancy; all transfers; box lunches and picnics; 3 dinners; wine tastings; water and snacks during transfers; bilingual guides; pack animals when needed; admission fees to museums, parks and archaeological sites.
Add ons: Iguassu falls and jungle | Puna desert and volcanos |Patagonia glaciers |Atacama star gazing |Mendoza wines | Buenos Aires gourmet & tango
Valle Calchaquí – Cafayate vineyards and bodegas – Yungas Forest – Argentine asado – Pairing food and wines - Inca culture – Quebrada de Cafayate - Going into the Andes – Cooking classes - Local communities - Red mountains – Los Cardones National Park - Learn what makes altitude wines unique – Wine tasting – Diverse landscapes – Haciendas - Colonial whitewashed old towns - Moonscape formations - Bodegas