Tafí del valle
Tafí del Valle, in aymará it means “place where is cold” and this is because of the characteristics of the temperate climate in the Sierras del Aconquija. The town lies on the Valle del Tafí and hence its name.
Where to Go:
In this place crafts are produced with the national stone that the indigenous used and that nowadays is called rhodochrosite or also known as inca’s rose.
The postcard like beauty of the place is an invitation to organize cavalcades, long walks, outings to the mountains, to practice adventure activities like parapenting, mountain bike or enduro.
You can also simply enjoy the peace of the heights and share a place like no other in the whole world. There is archeological variety, living museums, craft shops and in addition you can savor the exquisite gastronomy of the northwestern argentine.
Nómade Hostel en Tafí del Valle, located a few blocks from the Villa Principal, it invites to live and share a different experience, with high human quality and very cool.
Reservoir and Dam La Angostura: It has an incredible view of the silver waters from the mountain. Nowadays is one of the few high dams in the world and in the waters you can catch silver side, perch and trout. Here you can also see different types of sailboats in different sizes as well as many water sports.
El Mollar: Is the favorite summer village for the locals and the people from San Miguel de Tucumán, especially the teenagers and young people. The city has a chapel with an image of the Virgin of Covadonga.
And it has more to offer, like a trout breeding station, a sweets and dressings factory and the best crafts made of stone.
What to see in Tafí del Valle:
Parque Los Menhires: In 1933 it was declared Archeological National Heritage and it is a park confined by carved stones or menhires of up to three meters high.
El Rincón: A town that stands out for its beautiful and peaceful spots, among mystery and spirits from other worlds legends
La Quebradita: With a panoramic view like no other, such as the Cristo Redentor and from where the landscape of the whole valley can be seen.
Reserva Arqueológica La Bolsa: The Cumbres Calchaquíes and the Cerro Pabellón stand out, showing a real prehistorical small village.
Centro Observatorio Astronómico de Ampimpa: A research center where the tourists can observe the constellations and the sunspots.
Ruinas de Quilmes: A wonderful archeological testimony that shows the cultural wealth reached by the Quilmas aborigines.
How to get there:
The only way to reach Tafí del Valle is overland, either through San Miguel de Tucumán or Salta
From San Miguel de Tucumán: Its a 107 kilometers trip taking the Ruta Provincial Nº338, Ruta Nacional Nº157, Nº38 y finally the Ruta Provincial Nº307.
From Buenos Aires: 1.200 kilometers driving on the Ruta Nacional Nº9, Ruta Provincial Nº338, Ruta Nacional Nº157, Nº38 and finally the Ruta Provincial Nº307.
By Bus: From Buenos Aires it takes around 15 hours, departing daily using some bus companies, like: Flecha Bus, Balut, Andes Mar, Chevalier and Almirante Brown.
By Train: Ferro Central, departing from Monday to Saturday and then overland.
By Plane: Daily domestic flights to Matienzo Airport in San Miguel de Tucumán flying Aerolíneas Argentinas, AeroSur or Lan. Then overland, from the airport it’s a 97 kilometers trip.
Aerolíneas Argentinas: 0800-0969-747
Lan Argentina: 0810-9999-526
Aero Sur: (+54 381) 452-2300
Aeropuerto Matienzo (Tucumán): (+54 381) 426-5072
Ferro Central: (+54 381) 430-9220
Flecha Bus: (+54 11) 4000-5200
Balut: (+54 11) 4314-2048
Almirante Brown: (+54 11) 4918-5980