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Getting There -- Tafi del Valle lies 107km (66 miles) west of provincial capital San Miguel de Tucumán on RP 307. Empresa Aconquija (tel. 0381/422-7620 in Tucuman, or 3867/421025 in Tafi del Valle; www.transporteaconquija.com.ar) offers daily buses; the trip takes 2 1/2 hours and costs $4.50 (£3.05). The same company also runs a daily route between Tafi and Cafayate 120km (75 miles) away. The small, modern terminal (tel. 3867/421025) is on Avenida Gobernador Critto, close to Estancia Los Cuartos.

Visitor Information -- The Oficina de Turismo, Av. Miguel Critto 311 (tel. 3867/421880; www.tucumanturismo.gov.ar), has no English-speaking staff and is a little short on flyers and maps. However, you can get a comprehensive list of lodgings in the area. One recommended adventure-tourism agency is La Cumbre, Avenida Presidente Perón 120 (tel. 3867/421768).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.