Farms and Wildlife Parks

Horco Molle Experimental Nature Reserve
This park belongs to the National University in Tucumán. Located at only 15 km from San Miguel de Tucumán, it offers a peaceful Yungas environment. It access is by Presidente Perón Avenue. Some metres before the last roundabout turn right and go on 700m up to the entrance.

Horco Molle Wildlife Park was created in 1986 and it covers 200 hectares. It is next to San Javier Mountain Park. Both are administrated by the National University in Tucumán.

Horco Molle means muddy stick. It is a tree with more than 20 meters tall and 50 centimeters diameter. It is considered as a big ornamental value with special perfume which impregnates the landscape. The weather is mild and humid with dry winter and rainy summers.

Animals are the main tourist attraction and they represent the traditional fauna of the Northwest of Argentina. This wildlife park is very important because different local endangered species are preserved here. Animals are free inside a perimeter fence of 18 hectares approximately.  Some species are toads, frogs, alligators, tortoises, turtles, llamas, corzuelas and capybara.

Visits should be guided by a wildlife guard in order to know a full description of each animal.  There are some picnic and barbecue areas, bathrooms and a playground, for those who want to spend the day there. It is open since 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. every day.

Dr. Carlos Pellegrini Nature Reserve
Opened in 1994, this wildlife park is located in San Pedro de Colalao, at 94 km from San Miguel de Tucumán. Its main aim is to take care of the environment and encourage love for nature.
Tourists will be able to immerse themselves into a jungle environment with more than 150 exotic species such as toucans, Bengal tigers, flamingos, among others local species, for instance, foxes, eagles, pumas and tapirs.

It takes around two hours to walk around the park. The families can enjoy this park while they are delighted by the Yunga landscapes.

There are picnic areas and bathrooms around the park. There is also a chapel and a multiple-use room.  Students from different institutions, families and tourists could visit it during the whole year since 9:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.

El Brancho Eco Farm
It is located on National Road Nº 9 at 1271 km, El Cevilar– Cruz Alta. Guided visits, a train ride in the farm, baking bread, manufacturing cheese are some activities to do. Besides, it is possible to celebrate birthdays or other events there. It is open from 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.

La Vidalita Educational Farm
It is located on Provincial Road Nº 305 at 9.3 km - Las Talitas. Some activities are a ride on Sulky (a lightweight cart having two wheels and a seat for the driver only but. It is generally pulled by horses), horseback riding, trekking, among others.  There are football fields, barbecue areas and horse-riding trails.

Schedule: Mondays to Saturday from 08:30 a.m. To 7:00 p.m.

Pachamama (Mother Earth) Guided Eco Farm

On Provincial Road Nº 307 at 68 km, 6 km from Tafí Town, local and organic products can be found here.  You can learn some ancient farming techniques. You can also find aromatic and medical herbs, farm animals, craftwork, liquors, bread and other natural products.

Schedule 08:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.