This was the case of Tafí del Valle and the Valles Calchaquíes. We wanted to go from Tucumán to Salta and there is a direct route, but after hearing so much about the Valles Calchaquíes area just west of Tucumán, we decided to do a detour of two to three days through this region. The Valles are a series of valleys with typical desert mountain climate, a pre-Andes mountain region, where many tucumanos usually take refuge for fresh air when the city’s temperature is boiling hot.
Only after 3 hours of almost continuous walking, we reached El Mollar, tired but happy, just to discover that we had missed the last bus back to Tafí del Vale! Luckely there was a remis (aka taxi) that took us back to Tafi.