Experience the authentic charm of Amaicha del Valle, a small town located in the stunning Calchaqui Valley of northwestern Argentina.
Experience the authentic charm of Amaicha del Valle, a small town located in the stunning Calchaqui Valley of northwestern Argentina.
Quilmes Ruins nearby Amaicha del Valle in Tucumán

Amaicha del Valle

It is located 164 kilometres away from the city of San Miguel de Tucumán and at an altitude of 2000 metres above sea level. It is a city with a very important historical and archaeological legacy. Its name comes from the Quichua language and means "amucharse, juntarse, reunirse, amaicharse". This city has an unbeatable climate, characterised by sunshine almost all year round. Amaicha del Valle is a land of wine producers, singers, copleras (folk singers) and weavers. Among the unmissable attractions of Amaicha del Valle is the festivity of the Pachamama. It is a celebration that every year venerates Mother Earth. It consists of electing the Pachamama, who is the oldest woman in town; the Ñusta, the representative of fertility; the Yastay, a God who protects the animals and the Pujillay, who is the spirit of the little devil of the Carnival.

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Another of the must-see attractions of this destination is the Museo de la Pachamama (Museum of the Pachamama). It is characterised for showing the ancestral customs and traditions of the Diaguita – Calchaquí culture. It was inaugurated in 1998 and has an extension of about 10,000 square metres. It has four rooms exhibiting ethnology, geology, tapestries and a sculpture courtyard.

Amaicha del Valle highlights

It is worth mentioning that due to the soil and climate of Amaicha, it is an ideal place for the development of wine making activities. In line with this, they have the first community winery in South America, the third in the world, and its name is Los Amaichas. It is highly recommended to visit it, as you can connect with the history and culture of this native people, as well as learn about the winemaking process.
On the other hand, if you want to enjoy a blue water mirror, in this town you will find among the mountains of the Calchaquí Valley, the Los Zazos Dam, which is fed by the Amaicha River and is in charge of supplying the population with drinking and irrigation water. This valley is located 6 km from the main square of the city.
Regarding accommodation, from Argentina Pura we can arrange it at La Aventura, a family-run lodge. It has an unbeatable location, buffet breakfast, wifi and all the comforts for you to spend wonderful days in a unique place.

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Another option if you prefer to connect with nature in depth and enjoy the adventure, Amaicha offers the Los Algarrobos campsite, for example. Do not hesitate to contact us for advice on the best alternative for your holidays.

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