Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, Cafayate

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A large nature reserve, Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas is home to unusual geological formations, mountain ranges, and a colorful landscape. Tectonic movement in the last two million years influenced the way the land appears today, creating unique shapes and red rock formations. Enter through the gorge and drive through the reserve to reach fascinating natural sites like the whimsically named Devil's Throat. Music performances are sometimes held in these natural amphitheatres, and if you're lucky, you just might catch a spectacular show. Plan your Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas visit and explore what else you can see and do in Cafayate using our Cafayate travel itinerary planner.
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  • wonderful road to visit in the morning or at around 5pm it takes around 3 hours to visit all the spots (anfiteatro, gargenta de diablo,las ventanas,  more »
  • The route is fantastic! No matter the time of year, I highly recommend driving yourself and paying a tour company to drive you to the sites. Where good walking shoes - some of the best views and short...  more »
  • About 2hrs from Salta, Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas is an area on unrivalled beauty with red rock hills that resemble a martian landscape. Unfortunately the famed multi coloured rock layers are onl...  more »