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The 12,000 inhabitants of Cafayate live at around 1,600 meters above sea level in a city built by the Spanish that has now become the center of a large wine producing region.

Cafayate, ArgentinaThe foothills of the Andes provide not only fantastic drainage for wine production (particularly good for the Torrontes grape), but also the type of scenery that makes you stop and stare.

The town itself is perhaps not the most exciting, although at the weekends there is a fantastic fiesta atmosphere in the main square, however being here provides access to the Valles Calchaquíes which has to be one of the most spectacular sights in the world.

It is worth noting that many of the wineries require an appointment to be made before you can visit so please do let us know if there is a specific producer that you would like to see.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Cafayate

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Cafayate, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Cafayate, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Cafayate at its best.

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      Driving Argentina’s wild northwest: Salta to Mendoza on Ruta 40

      Driving Argentina’s wild northwest: Salta to Mendoza on Ruta 40

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    Accommodation choices for Cafayate

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