|We took a day tour to Cafayate which is a lovely old town at the base of the Andes. The journey each way was 180km through winding roads in canyons with red rocks. The locals had managed to name several of the rock formations and we stopped at several. Some were impressive and others we couldn't really understand !!! The one that stood out was the ampitheatre which has amazing acoustics and concerts are held there. We were treated to a man playing the recorder (not quite the philharmonic orchestra !!!) but the acoustics were indeed amazing !
In Cafayate we went to a couple of the Bodegas (wineries) as this is the main wine area in the north of Argentina. They have a local grapes called Torrontes which is only grown in the area. However we are still fans of the Mendoza wine.
It was a long trip back (making it 12 hrs in the bus in all) but in the evening we managed to go back to our favourite restaurant in Salta before hitting the sack.