At 230 years old, Las Carreras, which once belonged to Jesuit missionaries, is now an idyllic family-owned Estancia in Tafi del Valle

Historic Jesuit Estancia, encompassed by beauty and the immensity of the Calchaqui Valley

At 230 years old,  Estancia Las Carreras, which once belonged to Jesuit missionaries, is now an idyllic family-owned Estancia in Tafi del Valle. Estancia Las Carreras was enlarged and renovated to provide the utmost comfort for its guests but still respecting the original architecture and style of the original property. It has been restored and rebuilt using local materials from the area, such as adobe, straw, cane and alder trees. This rustic but very authentic Estancia is set in the hills and allows its guests to enjoy the exquisite tranquility and paralysing beauty of the Calchaqui Valley. 

If your looking for Argentina holidays with a real Estancia experience, a stay at Estancia Las Carreras allows you to enjoy the beautiful landscape in a traditional setting.Guests can  partcipate in a wide range of activities, learn about the history and culture of the Estancia, meet the people of the Valleys and try some homemade Manchego cheese. It really has a lot to offer. Argentina holidays would not be the same without a stay on a traditional Estancia such as Las Carreras.

  • Idyllic and tranquil location
  • Authentic and family owned ranch offers authentic Estancia experience
  • Plenty of activities on offer to enjoy, from trekking to Horseriding
  • Working farm and Factory on site adds to the authenticity and the chance to sample delicious cheeses. 
In Our Opinion

"When thinking of Argentina holidays many people look for a traditional Estancia experience and a stay at Las Carreras ticks all the boxes"

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A lovely quality to Estancia Las Carreras is that it has nice open public spaces for you to enjoy on your  Argentina holiday. The Cheese Factory and Musuem bring authenticity and charm to this Estancia and gives guests the chance to learn about the history and culture of the indigenous people of the Valley. Some of the hotel facilities and services include;

  • 10 double and triple rooms
  • Central Heating
  • Cheese Factory
  • Innovative regional cooking
  • Living room and Terrace for the guests
  • Barbeque area with grill
  • Wine Cellar
  • Concierge Service
  • WI-FI internet
  • Meeting rooms
  • Musuem
  • Dairy Farm
  • Solarium


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The Estancia Las Carreras is located in Tafi del Valle, only 12 kilometres away from the main town in the Tucuman province. Set amongst a stunning landscape of majestic hills that rise to 4500 metres.

  • Tafi del Valle Town- 12 kms/10-15 minutes by car
  • San Miguel de Tucuman- 115kms-1hr 30-2hours by car
  • Salta- 307kms/4-4hrs 30 minutes by car


Standard Rooms

There are 10 standard bedrooms in total, each one with their individual style and reflecting a different period of the Valleys history. They have depicted the periods using local materials and typical regional weavings.

All the rooms face a central courtyard. The rooms are in a rustic design, with beautiful original brick work and ceramic tiling exposed and cane furniture, which is warmed with warm furnishings and colours.

It would be a travesty not to enjoy the aurroundings of the natural beauty that encompasses Las Carreras. Therefore, the Estancia offers a variety of Excursions, with equipment and qualified guides, that you can take part in during your stay;

During the day, the Estancia offers;

  • Trekking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Farming
  • Tour of the Cheese Factory and Dairy Farm

Excursions that you can do;

  • Quebrada del Portugues (Portugese Ravine)
  • Canada del Munoz, the Munoz Gully
  • Cascada de los Alisos, Alders waterfall
  • Fuerte Viejo, the Old Fort
  • Climb the El Pelao hill 



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Low Season - from £247 per room per night
High Season - Please enquire

Prices maybe based on minimum number of nights and twin / double occupancy. Rates include tax and subject to availability. For more information or single supplements please contact a Latin Routes Travel Specialist.



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