La Casa de la Bodega -Wine Boutique Hotel
Travel Blogs from Cafayate
... and before we have gone 50m he has chased us down the street and begins yelling at us, and yelling at locals to help him. When I still refuse to pay him more, and tell him that I have no money anyway, he tries to pry my watch off my wrist! When he sees that we aren't going to budge, he stalks off muttering about the policia, while we head directly for the Cafayate backpackers to seek refuge - we know that it won't be beyond him to gather any friends that he might (unlikely though ...
... of light. Day one we spent 5 hours riding and day two about 3 hours. The reason our skills improved so quickly was down to the quality of these horses and our need for speed. Riding a quality horse with a professional trainer, giving clear, individual guidance was what made those two days so enjoyable and a highlight of South America. Following a superb lunch on the first day, we pulled up our horses next to the pigs and cows and had multiple attempts at lassoing. That was ...
... s about four hours from Salta to Cachi on route 40 which is half dirt road, half paved with amazing scenery so we made plenty of stops along the way for a picnic lunch and to take lots of photos.
Cachi itself is a nice little town, not much to do there I'd say but has a nice square/park in the centre with cafes and restaurants around it. When we arrived there were traditional Argentine dancers putting on a performance in the square. ...
... of apparent volcanic origin. I could have believed it was the American Southwest.
I arrived and a helpful taxi driver told me where I could find the bus station to buy a ticket to Salta for Saturday and showed me a chart of the hours available. He didn't even try to get me to allow him to take me there. Cafayate is a small town and everything is pretty close. I found the station and bought my ticket ...
... br> Undeterred (and, I'll admit, giggling), we marched on and found the trail. Minutes later, the trail disappeared. It just seemed to stop. We back-tracked, scratched our heads, and started to wonder if maybe we shouldn't have rejected the offers for a guide back at the start. We explored, wandered upwards and found what looked like a really dangerous half path. Rejecting that, we walked back again. Just as we were cursing Lonely Planet for what would be the first of 7 million times ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet