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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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The 183 km drive through the Valles Calchaquíes to Cafayate along the dry Rio las Conchas was spectacular !
I quote wikipedia:
Cafayate is a town located at the central zone of the Valles Calchaquíes in the province of Salta, Argentina. It sits 1,683 metres (5,522 ft) above mean sea level, at a distance of 189 kilometres from Salta …
... Finally got a ride to the Tres Cruces viewpoint with a professor and his wife – they kindly waited while I took a couple of photos and then drove me to La Yesera, an area of multi-coloured rock layers.
Had a good wander and met some friendly Argentinians having a break at a nearby artesan/goats cheese/bread shack who invited me to join them – shame they weren’t going my way!
Eventually got a lift from ...
... some very interesting bikes and made our way to the start of a waterfall walk. The bikes really weren't made for bumpy dirt roads and slight rises. When we arrived at the start of the walk some guys came up telling us they were the guides, but we declined and carried on. At a junction in the path a guide from another group came up behind us and said we should have a guide, wrong, so off we went, and we made it to the second waterfall before we lost the trail. At that point it was ...
... go with the slow flow. It's also FULL of people either from Buenos Aires or France (as it's a recommended place in the Routard guide book). We enjoyed our first lunch of gourmet empanadas and beer, recommended by our hostel guy. We strolled to a few bodegas (wine cellars) and sampled wine. We even bought a bottle, which made us feel very sophisticated. We learned how red, rose and white wines are made, ...
... the scorching heat. We didn't do much else in these four days, save from walking around the streets of Salta until the heat made it impossible, strolling around the craft market and taking the gondola to the top of the hill and looking at the panorama.
We recharged our batteries and we are ready to enjoy our last few days in Argentina, before diving into a new year and a new country to discover and explore.