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Set in the heart of northern Argentina, Tucuman is a key gateway to the region’s geographic and historic wonders. Known as the 'Garden of the Republic' due to its lush vegetation, Tucuman is a mix of urban grandeur and rural charm. Its major city, San Miguel de Tucuman, blends colonial architecture with modern urbanity, whilst the province's rustic landscapes offer a diverse range of vines, fruit trees, and tobacco fields.
Your exploration begins in San Miguel de Tucuman, the provincial capital and a significant site of Argentine independence, home to historic buildings like the Government House, the Cathedral and the Independence House. A two-hour car journey northwest takes you to the scenic town of Tafi del Valle. It's a perfect spot to unwind, enjoy the local cuisine, or take part in hiking and horse riding excursions. Along the way, don't miss the Quilmes Ruins, an incredible archaeological site showcasing pre-Columbian history.
Around three hours west from Tafi del Valle by car, you'll find Calchaquí Valleys. Here, the landscape morphs from lush greenery to arid terrain, boasting magnificent multi-colored rock formations and sand dunes. The valleys are also home to high-altitude vineyards, offering the chance to taste exceptional Argentine wines amidst breathtaking scenery. Close by are the picturesque towns of Cafayate and Amaicha Del Valle, where you can experience authentic Argentine culture and explore further historical landmarks.