San Miguel de Tucumán
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From Tucumán: Tafí del Valle, Quilmes Ruins and Cafayate

1. From Tucumán: Tafí del Valle, Quilmes Ruins and Cafayate

Discover Tafí del Valle, the Quilmes Ruins, and the winemaking town of Cafayate on this full-day tour from Tucumán with a Spanish-speaking guide. Pass through various other attractions on your way, such as the San Jose del Monte Ruins, Los Sosa Gorge, "el Indio" monument, Menhires Park, La Angostura Lake, and El Mollar. Start the tour with pickup at your centrally located hotel in Tucumán between 7:30 AM-8:15 AM. Make your first stop at the small town of Tafí del Valle, which offers numerous attractions. If you like, sample some of the area's excellent farmhouse cheeses, some seasoned with peppers. Explore the local market, admire the stunning surroundings of the countryside, and enjoy a great chance for photos. Next, visit the Quilmes Ruins, the largest pre-Colombian settlement in Argentina and a place chosen by the locals to set their defense against the enemy. These ruins belonged to the Calchaquí natives who settled on the hillsides and on the mountain range called Calchaquí. Learn about the archaeological site with the help of your guide.  In the afternoon, arrive in Cafayate, a town famous for its wines, and have the chance to visit a winery. At the end of the tour, you can either return to Tucumán or stay in Cafayate to continue your trip (no drop-off or accommodation included in Cafayate).

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Tucumán: 4-Hour Guided Highlights City Tour

2. Tucumán: 4-Hour Guided Highlights City Tour

Start the tour with pickup at your centrally located hotel in Tucumán. Begin your 4-hour guided highlights tour and learn about the independence history of Argentina. Embark on a complete circuit of the nation's 5th-largest city - the cradle of Argentinian independence. Listen as your guide offers their insight into the history and architecture of the area and the destinations visited. First, visit the most important attractions of the city like the neoclassical Cathedral on the stunning Plaza Independencia. See where history was made at the Casa Histórica de la Independencia Museum, or Casa Tucumán - known the colonial building where the Argentine Declaration of Independence in 1816 was proclaimed. Next, get a view of the Park 9 de Julio, the Sugar Industry Museum Casa Obispo Colombres, and the surroundings of the Urquiza Square. Also admire the Legislature, Casino y Teatro San Martín, and Casa Belgraniana. At the end of the tour, get dropped off at your hotel where your experience ends.

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What people are saying about San Miguel de Tucumán

Interesting trip, time in Tafi del Valle far too long. Therefore interesting things (pass height, natural land bridge at gorge) could not be visited and ruins of Quilmes only briefly.