Tucumán: 4-Hour Guided Highlights City Tour

Highlights

  • Visit the historical Casa Histórica de la Independencia Museum
  • Learn about its importance for the Argentinian Independence movement
  • Enjoy great views of the monuments and parks

Description

Your tour will begin with a convenient pickup from your centrally located hotel in Tucumán. Over the course of 4 hours, you will embark on a guided highlights tour that delves into the rich history of Argentina’s independence.

As you explore the fifth-largest city in the nation, your knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the history and architecture of the area. You will visit the most important attractions, starting with the neoclassical Cathedral located on the breathtaking Plaza Independencia. Here, you can soak in the significance of this historic site.

Another key stop on the tour is the Casa Histórica de la Independencia Museum, also known as Casa Tucumán. This colonial building holds great historical significance, as it is where the Argentine Declaration of Independence was proclaimed in 1816. Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history and atmosphere of this iconic location.

Continuing on, you will have the chance to appreciate the beauty of Park 9 de Julio and learn about its significance to the city. Additionally, the tour will include a visit to the Sugar Industry Museum Casa Obispo Colombres and a glimpse of the surrounding Urquiza Square. Along the way, you will also have the opportunity to admire notable landmarks such as the Legislature, Casino y Teatro San Martín, and Casa Belgraniana.

Finally, at the conclusion of the tour, you will be conveniently dropped off at your hotel. Take this time to reflect on the fascinating discoveries and incredible stories you encountered during your exploration of Tucumán.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally located hotels in Tucumán
  • Transportation in a bus or minivan, depending on group size
  • Spanish-speaking Guide

Price

From $27 per person

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Tucumán: Yungas and its landscapes

Highlights

  • Dreamed unique landscape in all of Argentina.
  • Lush vegetation.
  • Impressive half-day circuit.

Description

This circuit offers the visitor the opportunity to explore breathtaking locations and indulge in a wide range of activities. Experience tranquility and an abundance of things to do in Yerba Buena, immerse yourself in the enchanting hills and deep ravines of Villa Nougués, take in the stunning panoramic view of the city from San Javier, and find peace in the verdant and dense forests of Raco and El Siambón. Moreover, you will have the chance to witness the rich history of the province by visiting the former San Pablo sugar mill, one of the most prominent sugar factories. Finally, unwind and enjoy the picturesque sunset at the El Cadillal dam.

Included

  • San Miguel de Tucumán
  • Villa Nougues
  • San Javier
  • Raco
  • The Siambon
  • Celestino Gelsi Dam (Former El Cadillal Dam)
  • Transportation in transit, sprinter or minibus
  • Bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Pick-up from hotels or central addresses (15 blocks around the main square)

Price

From $44.58 per person

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Tucumán: Tafí del Valle

Highlights

  • Dreamed unique landscape in all of Argentina.
  • Green mountains and majestic roads.
  • Valleys and dams.

Description

Our journey begins by taking Route 307, a scenic road that winds through the Los Sosa River gorge within the nature reserve of the same name. As we progress, you’ll have the opportunity to appreciate the breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and the sun’s reflection on a picturesque dam.

Our first stop is at the iconic “El Indio” monument, which signifies our entrance into the Tafí Valley. Prepare to be amazed by the natural beauty of the area, particularly around the La Angostura dam, where you can enjoy stunning vistas.

Next, we’ll visit the enchanting city of Tafí del Valle, nestled amidst this stunning valley. During your free time here, you can opt to have lunch and explore the city at your leisure.

To conclude our trip, we’ll return to Tucumán, but not without taking strategic breaks along the way to soak in the awe-inspiring landscapes and capture memorable photos.

Included

  • San Miguel de Tucumán
  • Ruins of San José del Monte de los Indios
  • Lules
  • Quebrada de los Sosa
  • The Indian
  • Menhirs Park
  • Angostura Dam
  • The Mollar
  • Tafi del Valle
  • Jesuit Church
  • The band
  • Transportation in transit, sprinter or minibus
  • Bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Pick-up from hotels or central addresses (15 blocks around the main square)

Price

From $74.29 per person

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Tucumán: Tafí del Valle Full Day Tour

Highlights

  • Take a scenic bus tour to one of the most picturesque towns in Tucumán province
  • Admire spectacular views of the different geographic features and sights of interest
  • Learn about the Jesuitical architecture that makes this quaint village so beautiful
  • Sample local produce and shop for handicrafts in the small shops and markets

Description

Start the tour with an early morning pickup at your centrally located hotel in Tucumán. Board a comfortable bus or minivan (depending on the group size) and set off on your adventure into the stunning countryside surroundings.

Follow the scenic mountain road that joins Tucumán to Tafí del Valle. Pass by numerous sights of interest and geographical features including the San Jose del Monte Ruins (Lules Culture), De Los Sosa Gorge, \’el Indio\’, Menhires Park, La Angostura Lake, and el Mollar. Take advantage of the numerous incredible photo opportunities during the ride.

Arrive in Tafí del Valle – a mountain village about 100 km from Tucumán. Enjoy time to explore as you soak up the special atmosphere this small town has to offer. Admire the scenery of the town housed in a whirl of mountains and flanked by crystalline rivers from the melting snow.

Find out about how the town\’s name derives from the indigenous word \’taktillkta\’ which means \’splendid entrance\’. Discover how peasants and sheep farmers have taken refuge in the mountains and devoted themselves to craftsmanship using techniques learned from their ancestors. Sample excellent farmhouse cheeses seasoned with red peppers and shop for local handicrafts.

Also, see the oldest part of the town which retains its 18th-century Jesuitical architecture. After lots of free time to discover the local restaurants and taste typical food, start your return to Tucumán where your tour ends.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally located hotels in Tucumán
  • Transportation in a bus or minivan (depending on group size)
  • Spanish-speaking guide

Price

From $54 per person

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From Tucumán: Tafí del Valle, Quilmes Ruins and Cafayate

Highlights

  • Discover the beautiful town of Tafí del Valle
  • Learn about the Quilmes Ruins, an archaeological site in the Calchaquí Valley
  • Visit the town of Cafayate, famous for its great wines
  • Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off in Tucumán

Description

Experience a full-day tour from Tucumán with a Spanish-speaking guide and discover the enchanting destinations of Tafí del Valle, the Quilmes Ruins, and the winemaking town of Cafayate. Along the way, you will pass through various other attractions such as the San Jose del Monte Ruins, Los Sosa Gorge, “el Indio” monument, Menhires Park, La Angostura Lake, and El Mollar.

The tour begins with pickup at your centrally located hotel in Tucumán between 7:30 AM-8:15 AM. Your first stop will be the charming town of Tafí del Valle, which offers a multitude of attractions. Here, you can indulge in sampling the area’s excellent farmhouse cheeses, some of which are seasoned with peppers. Explore the local market, soak in the stunning countryside surroundings, and capture some great photos.

Next, you will visit the Quilmes Ruins, the largest pre-Colombian settlement in Argentina. This site was chosen by the locals as a defensive stronghold against their enemies. The ruins belonged to the Calchaquí natives, who settled on the hillsides and the Calchaquí mountain range. With the guidance of your knowledgeable guide, you will learn about the history and significance of this archaeological site.

In the afternoon, you will arrive in Cafayate, a town renowned for its winemaking. Here, you will have the opportunity to visit a winery and experience the region’s exceptional wines. At the end of the tour, you can choose to return to Tucumán or continue your journey in Cafayate (accommodation and drop-off in Cafayate are not included).

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally located hotels in Tucumán
  • Transportation in a bus or minivan, depending on group size
  • Spanish-speaking guide

Price

From $67 per person

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