Tafí del Valle – Argentina (the North)
Tafí del Valle is located in the Sierra de Aconquija, 107 km from San Miguel de Tucumán and 1,976 m above sea level. This town boasts a special microclimate, beautiful scenery, warm people and a rich history. Tafí is also famous for its local cheese which is made from recipes inherited from the Jesuits. Another Jesuit legacy is the old Chapel of La Banda.
:: Cascada Los Alisos: a 20 m vertical waterfall located 13 km from Tafí and accessible by bus. You can take a 2.5 hr walk and have the option of doing rappelling. It is best to go with a guide.
:: Valle de la Ciénaga: it’s a 3 hr walk up to 2,600 m, where you can see archaeological ruins and amazing landscapes.
:: Museo Jesuítico de La Banda: located 500 metres from the centre of Tafí del Valle. This historical building is from the beginning of the XVIII century.
:: Adventure Tourism: there are wonderful hiking possibilities in the surrounding mountains in addition to horseback riding, rappelling, mountain biking, rock climbing and 4×4 tours.
10 km away in El Mollar, you can visit the Menhir Park where you will find stone sculptures belonging to the Tafí culture which were once found scattered throughout the valley. These stones, carved by the Tafí natives, still bear signs and symbols yet to be deciphered.
NOMADE HOSTEL – Budget Category
If you want to enjoy the best views of the valley, the tranquil river, local culture, homemade food and a relaxing atmosphere, Nómade Hostel welcomes you with open arms (or doors!).
Located at the entrance of Tafí del Valle, just five blocks from the bus station (to the right) and 7 blocks from downtown, the hostel has a large garden space which opens up directly onto the river – perfect for dipping your toes in and enjoying nature at its best.
Attended personally by its owners, you can meet some friendly local faces and taste homemade, regional cuisine at dinner (included in the price!). Make sure to ask for advice on the area and about renting bikes, or organizing mountain walks, horseriding and visits to the valley and Quilmes ruins.
Nómade Hostel has doubles, quadrouples and small dorms, with private and shared bathrooms, and is a 10 minute walk from the town centre.