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Cuesta del Obispo (Bishop’s Slope) Tours

Cuesta del Obispo (Bishop’s Slope)
Cuesta del Obispo, or Bishop’s Slope, is a hill southwest of Salta, Argentina along the way to the village of Cachí. Its name derives from the 1600s when a bishop was traveling through the area. He was so mesmerized by the sky that he decided he had to stop and sleep under the stars that night. The locals started calling the hill the Slope Where the Bishop Slept, and eventually it was shortened to Bishop's Slope. 

The hill is in the Calchaquí Valley, which was once much more populated, but the natives were conquered by the Incas who were later conquered by the Spaniards. The hill offers a perfect viewpoint over the Enchanted Valley. The slope itself is a long dirt road that leads up the hill and ends at La Piedra del Molino (the Millstone) at an elevation of nearly 11,000 feet above sea level.

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Bishop's Slope is located approximately 64 miles southwest of Salta, Argentina. To get there, take routes 68 and 33, or join a tour of the region.
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8 Tours and Activities to Experience Cuesta del Obispo (Bishop’s Slope)

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Full-day Cachi and Los Cardones National Park from Salta

Full-day Cachi and Los Cardones National Park from Salta

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Explore the wild landscapes of northwest Argentina on this full-day Cachi tour from Salta. Journey through the Escoipe Gorge and the Enchanted Valley, drive the winding mountain road of Cuesta del Obispo, and marvel at the giant cacti of the Los Cardones National Park, then admire the colonial architecture and browse the handicrafts market of Cachi.
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  • 11 hours
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$25.14
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$25.14
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One Day Tour of Cachi and Calchaquí Valleys from Salta

One Day Tour of Cachi and Calchaquí Valleys from Salta

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The rugged deserts and rock-sculpted valleys around Salta are some of Argentina’s most impressive natural landscapes. This full-day tour offers non-stop photo opportunities as you explore the Calchaquí Valleys, look out over the Enchanted Valley from Bishop’s Cliff, and see the gigantic cacti of the Los Cardones National Park.
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  • 12 hours
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$28.00
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Mountain Bike Cuesta del Obispo

Mountain Bike Cuesta del Obispo

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The  Downhill Mountain Bike Cuesta del Obispo is an ideal excursion for those who want to experience the mountain in a different way.  From the 3,457 meters above sea level we will undertake a vertiginous descent by bike. With three well-differentiated sections, two of pavement and one of gravel, the total route adds 45 kilometers of extension, in which we  will descend almost 1,800 meters of hight! This mountain bike is for all tastes: those who prefer to do it slowly and taking advantage of the panoramic points to take good photos and enjoy the best views can do so, and those who seek speed and live the adrenaline find in this route an unforgettable experience!!!
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  • 7 hours
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$119.57
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$119.57
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Fun trip to Cachi

Fun trip to Cachi

Departure through the Valley of Lerma to the town of Carril, continuing through Chicoana and entering through the Quebrada de los Laureles and then the Quebrada de Escoipe, you reach the Maray, from there you enter the Cuesta del Obispo, path with abundant curves that It allows you to enjoy a panoramic view of the Enchanted Valley and small houses with corn and fruit crops. The highest point at 3384 meters above sea level is reached at the Piedra del Molino. Then you will cross the Los Cardones National Park by the Straight of Tin-Tin, the old Inca road. Arriving in Cachi, you can see a panoramic view of the Snowy of Cachi and Payogasta. A visit to the town of Cachi is made visiting the Museum of Archeology and the Church. The return to Salta is by the same route.
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  • 12 hours
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$53.00
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Luxury Colome wine tour

Luxury Colome wine tour

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Discover the world’s highest winery on this overnight tour to Colome. Travel through the changing landscapes and windy mountain roads until you reach the Valles Calchaquies where Estancia Colome is located. Learn about and sample their unique wines, stay overnight at the luxury hotel next door, and explore the nearby towns of Molinos and Cachi before heading back to Salta.
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  • 2 days
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$772.76
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3-Day Tour to Calchaquies Valleys and Their Wineries

3-Day Tour to Calchaquies Valleys and Their Wineries

It is a unique trip to the heart of the Calchaqui Valley, where passengers will not only enjoy the unique landscapes, but also the culture and tradition of the place. This tour can have an extension to the famous Colome winery and the James Turrel museum (closed Monday) and also to the extraordinary Ruins of Quilmes (tucuman).
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  • 3 days
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$847.83
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4 Days 4 full Excursions Promotion

4 Days 4 full Excursions Promotion

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Save time by taking four excursions to the Argentine north in four days from Salta. You’ll visit the rock formations and wineries of Cafayate; the hills and mountains of Cachi; Humuhuaca and the Salinas Grandes. You’ll see a ton in a relatively short amount of time and won't have to worry about planning or transportation on a tight schedule. Plus, wine tastings are included.
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  • 4 days
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$125.34
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Cuesta del Obispo Mountain Bike Tour from Salta

Cuesta del Obispo Mountain Bike Tour from Salta

Experience the Cuesta del Obispo by mountain bike on a full-day excursion that offers an immersive experience of the stunning landscape of northern Argentina. Drive from Salta to the Cuesta del Obispo and ascend the steep mountain by coach. Disembark at the top to follow your guide on an adrenaline-fueled ride down the dirt tracks and paved roads on this legendary route. Take in views of deep gorges, sculptural rock formations, and wild condors on a tour that is suitable for most fit people.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$127.50
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$127.50
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