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Photo provided by Ministerio de Turismo de la Nación/Argentina Travel
Escape to Tucuman! Enjoy its culture, opera, and aquarium.

Stay in San Miguel de Tucumán, also known as simply Tucumán, to explore this scenic subtropical region of Argentina. Try some delicious local specialties, visit the museums and cathedrals and venture into the spectacular natural surroundings.

Stroll through the historic center to see the beautiful cathedrals of Basilica de Merced and Iglesia San Francisco. Admire the impressive Tucamán Government House that is reminiscent of Buenos Aires grandest stone buildings.

Rest with the locals on a bench in the shady Plaza Independencia and enjoy the classical statues and tinkling fountain. Taste an empanada at one of the nearby restaurants famous for producing the Tucumán version of these pastries filled with meat, cheese and vegetables.

Learn about the incredible history of the city at Casa Historica de Tucumán. This important building is where Argentina’s Declaration of Independence from Spain was signed in 1816. Ask for an English-speaking guide when you purchase your tickets as the exhibit signs are in Spanish.

Visit the famous Ruins of Quilmes a 3.5-hour drive northwest of the regional capital. These ruins are from what is said to have been one of the largest pre-Hispanic settlements in Argentina. Walk among the geometrical building formations that date from approximately A.D 850 and learn about the long Diaguita resistance to the Spanish army that took place here.

Explore the winding paths of the lush Parque Sierra de San Javier. Hike the forested trails through this pretty nature reserve or enjoy the view over the city at the foot of the giant statue of Christ that stands on the mountainside.

Ride a horse through mysterious cloud forests then up into the foothills of the Aconquija Mountains on an adventure that begins in the lush valley of Raco. Find a tour including the transfer to the valley, located 32 miles (52 kilometers) from the regional capital.

Fly to the domestic airport in San Miguel de Tucamán from Buenos Aires or take an overnight bus on a journey of approximately 800 miles (1,300 kilometers).

Let the wonders of this appealing city entertain you while you journey into some of the region’s breathtaking natural areas.

Known for

Culture, Opera Houses and Universities

Top Hotels in Tucuman

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hotel Bicentenario Suites & Spa
3.5 out of 5
Juan Gregorio de Las Heras 21, Tucuman, Tucumán
$38
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.4/5Excellent! (212 reviews)

"Very welcoming hotel with helpful staff. Convenient, clean and quite."…"

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

Hotel Bicentenario Suites & Spa
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Swiss Hotel Metropol
4 out of 5
24 de Septiembre 524, Tucuman, Tucumán
$33
per night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
3.9/5Very Good! (127 reviews)

"Need to improve. Decoration too old and out of fashion"…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

Swiss Hotel Metropol
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Hilton Garden Inn Tucuman
3.5 out of 5
Miguel Lillo 365, Tucuman, Tucumán
$92
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4.4/5Excellent! (150 reviews)

"Staff was helpful! The property is older but well maintained"…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn Tucuman

Top activities in Tucuman

Walking City Tour
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Walking City Tour

$11

In 1685, the location of the city began on its current place, after having declared the previous site uninhabitable, 70km heading south (Campos de Ibatin) due to the constant indigenous attacks and the flooding of the lands.

Vacation Photographer in San Miguel
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Vacation Photographer in San Miguel

$31

Book a private professional photographer for a family trip, destination wedding, secret proposal or just a great day. Prices start at 8.

Trekking Sierra de San Javier
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Trekking Sierra de San Javier

$30

The Sierra de San Javier Park belongs to the National University. Its extension is about 14.000 hectares, and protects almost all the Yungas metropolitan area. This trekking starts just 15 minutes away from San Miguel de Tucumán.

Mountain Bike San Javier
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Mountain Bike San Javier

$36

Imagine you wake up, and just five minutes away from your hotel, you have a mountain bike waiting for you, ready to take you in a great adventure inside the jungle. San Javier has a maximum heigh of 1200 meters above sea level.

TAFI DEL VALLE + QUILMES
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TAFI DEL VALLE + QUILMES

$77

A Lovely town in the middle of the mountains. Tafi del Valle is a translation from the ancient language kechwa, and it means “Lovely entrance village”. We will get astonished with its beauty, its culture, its people.

TUCUMAN TASTE TOUR
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TUCUMAN TASTE TOUR

$106

Guided tour of Tafi del Valle, Amaicha and Colalao, tasting local flavors, fully prepared with fruits and regional products and in contact with the culture of its people and their customs. 3-step menu in Tafí, lunch in the winery, and regional sweets tasting.

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