Amaichá del Valle Travel Guide

  • Typical landscape of the area
    Typical landscape of the area
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  • Pachamama Museum - Amaicha del Valle
    Pachamama Museum - Amaicha del Valle
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  • Amaicha del Valle: Quilmes Ruins
    Amaicha del Valle: Quilmes Ruins
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Amaichá del Valle Things to Do

  • Ampimpa Observatory

    Located on the road from Tafi del Valle to Amaicha, this astronomic observatory belongs to the University of Tucuman and it's the great place to have a panoramic view of the valley, and watch the stars at night.

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  • Quilmes Ruins

    These ruins are the remains of town built by the local natives, the Quilmes, who resisted here the invasion of the Spanish forces for many years, until they had to surrender. The place is one of the most important archelogical sites in the country. There is also a museum with different objects and descriptions of the Quilmes' everyday life, and a...

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  • Los Zazos lagoon

    This beautiful place is located aproximately 5 km west of Amaicha's main square. It's an excellent place to go camping and enjoy nature at its most.

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  • Sanctuary of The Virgin

    Carved in a trunk by German artist Ludwig Schumacher, this 3m-long, oblique sculpture represents the Virgin Mary. It's a paradigmatic example of the so-called "outsider art", a type of art whose works look extravagant.

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  • Pachamama Museum

    This 3000sq-meter compound completely covered with stones is home to a museum showcasing different elements of the aboriginal culture dating back to 800 BC. You'll be able to see their craft, utensils, garments, and scenes of their everyday life. There are rooms devoted to Geology, Anthropology, and local Arts and Painting as well. For some...

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  • Pachamama Festival

    February is the time of the annual Pachamama Festival. This festival honors the "Pachamama" or "Motherland" in the aboriginal language. It's the best occasion to see at the local customs and traditions, and enjoy delicious dishes.

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Amaichá del Valle Restaurants

  • by sebin Written Sep 23, 2007

    Imagine you just happen to pay a visit to a neighbour with the difference that you dont know her and have to pay for the empanadas they sell. Real local food there watching tv in their own dining room while have some beer.

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Amaichá del Valle Transportation

  • Bus to Amaicha

    Apart from cars, The only way to get to Amaicha is by bus. Buses of a company called Aconquija leave from San Miguel de Tucuman's bus station on a daily basis and at different times. The price is around $18 (6 US$)

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  • Bus company Aconquija

    The bus fares are about A$ 2 per hr which compared to our (european) standards is very cheap!The bustrip we did was from Taffi de Valle (see the taffi site) to Amaicha and cost us 16 pesos per person for the trip of 6 hrs.the easiest way to a bus ticket is to go to the bus station a couple of days before.In Amaicha you don't need a bus!

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Amaichá del Valle Off The Beaten Path

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    by bertje Written Feb 25, 2003

    We took a tour with "Suri tours" the tour guide speaks English and is very friendly he explains everything you ask and doesn't watch the clock all the time the tour we took was for half a day but ended up to be the whole day! (without extra charges!)
    we even had a great lunch and tried all the local dishes!
    soon i will add more to this page!
    incl. the website and adress

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Amaichá del Valle Sports & Outdoors

  • by jalonline Updated Dec 20, 2003

    According to some reseach by the National Office of Sports and Recreation, Amaicha is the ideal spot for the practice of high-performance sports and activities, such as biking or running, due to its micro-climate conditions, considered to be among the best in the world. The average temperatures are 21°C (70°F) in summer, and 9°C (48°F) in winter.

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    • Cycling

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