2016 saw the Bicentennial celebrations of Argentina's Independence, which was declared in Tucumán. Discover the background to this key event in the country's history, when you take our fantastic Independence Tour of San Miguel de Tucumán.
Argentina Independence Tour
After picking you up at 8:30 from your hotel in Tucumán, we will head to the Miguel Lillo Natural Science Museum (entrance fee not included) to learn about the wonderful nature and geography of the province of Tucumán. In the exhibition, you will see a variety of amazing dinosaur fossils which were discovered in the region. We will also learn about animals that originally were native to Argentina but now currently live in other parts of the world too.
Our guided tour continues, visiting the nearby Casa Belgraniana, the former home of General Manuel Belgrano. Inside the elegant building, you will learn all about the battle of Tucumán. This battle, in which General Belgrano participated, is one of the key events in Argentina's War of Independence. The armed conflict caused numerous vital political changes which you will hear all about on your trip.
After exploring Belgraniana House, and discovering all about its eminent inhabitant, we will board our vehicle and head to Ingenio San Pablo, to discover its sugar-producing tradition, then Villa Nougués and San Javier Hill. At the top, you will encounter the great sculpture of the Cristo Bendicente, from where you will have fantastic panoramic views of San Miguel de Tucumán.
The tour then continues around the Yerba Buena residential area, and back in the centre of Tucumán, we will make a stop to taste some delicious local empanadas accompanied by a glass of wine. On our way back to the city, we will take a panoramic tour of the residential district of Yerba Buena and the surroundings of 9 July Park and the Casa Obispo Colombres Sugar Industry Museum.
Our tour concludes at the magnificent Plaza de la Independencia square, where we will take a walking tour to appreciate the grand monumental legacy which surrounds it: the Government House, the Cathedral and, of course, the Casa Histórica (Historical House) where Argentinian Independence was proclaimed on July 9, 1816.
The tour ends at 3:30 pm, back at your hotel.
The tour includes pick up and drop off at hotels in the centre of San Miguel de Tucumán. If you're staying elsewhere in the city, we'll pick you up at Ente de Tucumán Turismo, situado 484 Avenida 24 de Septiembre.
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Tour in English
Children between 4 and 6 years oldUS$ 23
Children under 4 years oldFree
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide specialized in the history of San Miguel of Tucuman.
Tasting of 2 local empanadas.
A glass of wine or mineral water.
Additional food and drinks.
Entry to the Miguel Lillo Natural Science Museum (US$ 10 per person).
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.