Tucumán's sugar industry was one of the region's main economic drivers. Discover all about this important part of local history when you visit the old factories on our fantastic Sugar Tour.
Sugar Tour of Tucuman
Once we have collected you from your hotel in San Miguel de Tucumán, we will head to the outskirts of the city. Our first stop is at the old San Pablo sugar mill. During the tour, you will learn all about the processes involved in grinding down Sugar Cane and preparing the commercial product.
Our trip continues with a visit to the Jesuit ruins of Lules, where you will hear all about the history of the Society of Jesus, whose clergymen began to cultivate sugar cane from the seventeenth century. This small business grew, little by little, until it became a powerful sugar industry in the province of Tucumán.
From Lules, we then go to another old sugar factory: the La Florida sugar refinery. Our guide will tell you all about how a whole community developed around this mill due to its importance to the region. We will make our last stop at 9 July Park in San Miguel de Tucumán, where we visit the Obispo Colombres Museum of the Sugar Industry. This exhibition space is named after the person who, in the early nineteenth century, rejuvenated the sugar industry by introducing new techniques and innovations which you will find out about during the visit.
After visiting the different rooms of the museum's permanent exhibition, we will take you back to your hotel in San Miguel de Tucumán where the tour finishes.
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Tour in English
Children under 3 years oldFree
* The price increases on the 31 December
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by air conditioned vehicle.
English speaking guide specialized in the history of San Miguel of Tucuman and the region.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (4:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).