Day trip

From Tucumán: Tafí del Valle, Quilmes Ruins and Cafayate

From Tucumán: Tafí del Valle, Quilmes Ruins and Cafayate

From $62.19 per person

Visit three unique places on this full-day tour from Tucumán. Explore the charming small town of Tafí del Valle, discover the Quilmes Ruins archaeological site in the Calchaquí Valley, and stop in the town of Cafayate, well-known for its wines.

About this activity

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish
Pickup included
Hotel pickup will be between 7:30 AM-8:15 AM and is available if you are staying in a centrally located accommodation in Tucumán, up to 10 blocks from the central square. Please bear in mind that in some cases the bus might not be able to access your hotel and you will be contacted to arrange a different pickup spot. Please be ready for pickup 15 minutes before the activity starts.

Experience

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
Full description
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).
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally located hotels in Tucumán
  • Transportation in a bus or minivan, depending on group size
  • Spanish-speaking guide
  • Admission ticket to Quilmes Ruins
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Please be ready for pickup 15 minutes before the activity starts
  • Pickup can last for up to 45 minutes depending on the location of the group's accommodation
  • Hotel pickup will be between 7:30 AM-8:15 AM and is available if you are staying in a centrally located accommodation in Tucumán, up to 10 blocks from the central square
  • Please bear in mind that in some cases the bus might not be able to access your hotel and you will be contacted to arrange a different pickup spot
  • Please bring your passport or ID card
  • Please provide an email and/or phone number which you're reachable on when you book the tour
  • Please note that this tour operates with a Spanish-speaking guide only
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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.

February 25, 2020

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