Cafayate Adventure Tours
Even though most agree that the root of Cafayate is Quechua, the meaning of the term is disputed. Some claim it to mean “Box of Water”, others to be a deformation of Capac-Yac (“Great Lake”) or Capac-Yaco (“Great Chief” or “Wealthy People”). Another Cacán version understands it as “Grave of Sorrows”.
The wine production is most important in the Valles Calchaquíes, followed by Tafí del Valle. The wines produced in the region benefit from the low-humidity mild weather of the valleys that receive an average of less than 250 mm of precipitation per year. The most characteristic type of wine cultivated in the area is torrontés. Most wine-cellars around the town host free guided tours.
Many of the most impressive sights in the Valley of the Río las Conchas (Quebrada de Cafayate) are along the paved, 183-kilometres-long National Route 68 that goes from Salta to Cafayate. National Route 40 goes for 165 kilometres form Cafayate to Cachi del Valle, another of the most visited points in the area. Other points of interest from Cafayate include Molinos, Tolombón and San Isidro ranch. The town of Cafayate is an attraction by itself, with its laid-back rhythm, colonial style, and wine cellars open to the public.
Information based on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cafayate