Discover Tafí del Valle and Quilmes Ruins in a Day Tour

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Discover Tafí del Valle and Quilmes Ruins in a Day Tour

The Diaguita Indians called Tafí del Valle “the town of the magnificent entrance” and they were right: Tafí del Valle is one of the most heavenly destinations in Tucumán. Once people get to this summertime villa, the valleys welcome their visitors with their green and brown colors that contrast with the blue sky, with a dike over which the sun reflects and with unpaved roads that are a testimony of years of history. A must do when visiting San Miguel de Tucumán.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Gral. José de San Martín 564, T4109CVL San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina

Hotel pick up from Tucuman (selected hotels only).

Stop At: Reserva Los Sosa, Las Sosas, Tucumán, Argentina

Leave Tucumán behind as you embark on a scenic journey up the valley via Route 307. This route takes you through the breathtaking Los Sosa River Gorge, a part of the Natural Reserve of the same name. Along the way, you'll catch sight of the iconic monument "El Indio".

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Archaeological Reserve Menhires, Los Menhires Centro, El Mollar 4135 Argentina

Higher, the entrance to the Valley of Tafi is simply shocking. Surrounding La Angostura Dam you will arrive at The Mollar to visit The Menhires. It only takes a walk along the Archaeological Reserve Los Menhires and a look at the 50 types of rocks dating from more than 2000 years (from the beginning of the Christian era)- that rise up to 3 meters high- to be amazed by the archaeological legacy of the primitive races.

The word menhir has a Celtic origin and it means “long stone”. The shapes represented in the mehnirs are surprising: sometimes they show human faces and other times animal faces, mainly felines. Others are geometric and there also are combinations of different types.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tafi del Valle, Tafi del Valle, Province of Tucuman, Northern Argentina

Following that, we'll explore the charming city of Tafi del Valle. Here, you'll encounter well-preserved Jesuit architecture, with the oldest section dating back to the first half of the eighteenth century. You'll also have some free time to explore the valley at your own pace.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Quilmes Ruins, Ruta Nacional 40, Amaicha del Valle Argentina

In Amaicha del Valle you will visit the square and its surroundings. After connecting with the 40 National Route, the Sacred City of Quilmes breaks left. You will be able to tour the complex with the company of a guide and you are gonna be amazed to know every detail of the last bastion on aboriginal resistance against the Spanish advance, that finished in 1667, when 1700 survivors were sent, walking, to the proximity of Buenos Aires (currently the city of Quilmes), where only 400 of them made it there. The Museo del Sitio (currently out of service for restoration) showcases pieces obtained in the excavations and invites you to dive into an unprecedented legacy.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Gral. José de San Martín 564, T4109CVL San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina

The return trip concludes with drop-off service at your hotel in Tucumán

Duration: 3 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 08:00 AM
Duration: 10 Hours
Start location: San Miguel de Tucuman, San Miguel de Tucuman, Province of Tucuman, Northern Argentina
Traveler pickup is offered
The pick up transfers are only from centrally located hotels. If your hotel is outside the geographic area, we will confirm the closest meeting point. Indicate the name and address of your hotel.

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Entry/Admission - Quilmes Ruins

Not Included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


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