• LOCATION

Is necessary to call us the day before you come (independently from making the reservation) to confirm that you are coming by bus,
so we can remember to meet you because the route from Tilquiza to the Reserve is not marked. 

Location

We’re located in the Northwest of Argentina, in Jujuy province, and inside the Yungas Biosphere Preserve, in a small area known as Tilquiza, just 20km outside San Salvador de Jujuy. We’re are somewhere in between 1500 and 1800 meters over sea level (just over 5000 feet).

Despite the short distance that separates us from the province’s capital, Aldea Luna is a quiet and peaceful place, hidden away from all the contamination and influence of the modern world.

We don’t have neither internet nor phone reception!! (if you want to make a phone call, you’ll have to walk 1 hour through the hills in order to find a spot with phone reception)..

GPS COORDINATES:
-24.0806737,-65.3011904

ROUTE MAP | DOWNLOAD S. S. DE JUJUY MAP

Before visiting

Aldea Luna uses solar energy and is not connected to the electricity grid. Remember to bring extra batteries for your electronic devices and take them with you when you leave If you bring rechargeable batteries, bring them charged.

There is no cell reception, but there is a telephone line from which you can make and receive calls.

  • Remember that Aldea Luna is an isolated place, far from main roads, lights, and the noise of the city and its business.
    An ideal place to relax and disconnect yourself .
  • A place to make real contact with nature.
  • A place to walk and explore.
  • A place to live an adventure.

Transportation Options

  • In your own vehicle (only with double traction (4 wheel drive) and only between May and October): From San Salvador de Jujuy, take the “Ruta provincial 35” to Tilquiza. There we will be waiting for you, as long as you make previous reservations by calling ahead.
  • By Bus: You have to take the bus from the bus station in San Salvador de Jujuy. The company is Panamericano and you don´t need to buy the ticket in advance, you pay once you are into the bus. It leaves every day at 7 in the morning from platforms 7 to 15 with Ocloyas as the destination. (You should be there by 6:45am).You should get off in Tilquiza (about an hour and a half bus ride) and there we will be waiting for you, and we will walk the 3km to the Reserve together. It is necessary to call us the day before you come (independently from making the reservation) to confirm that you are coming by bus, so we can remember to meet you because the route from Tilquiza to the Reserve is not marked.
  • For our transport service:
    Call 0388 155094602.
    By Email (in advance): info@aldealuna.com.ar 


We will arrange to collect you in Jujuy or Salta. 

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

It is important that you bring the following equipment:

  • Long Pants
  • Hat
  • Warm Clothing (all year)
  • Trekking Boots
  • Rain Gear (November to April)
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Sunscreen

We recommend that you bring your things in a backpack…not a travel suitcase.

Extra for Volunteers:

  • Recommended: Rubber boots/Wellington boots and Working Gloves
  • Necessary: Sleeping Bag

“Amazing place, amazing people”
I really had good time in Aldea Luna and this mainly because of the people. Martin, Elizabeth, Matias and the little Anna are all the members of this family but everyone that goes there is part of the group! The place is amazing, in the middle of the jungle and so the nature is incredible.

Francio M - Italyvia TripAdvisor

“Great Place. Great Location. Great People.”
Aldea Luna was the highlight in my Yeartrip around Southamerika. I stayed there for only 3 weeks, because I was running out of time.
If not I would stay for 2 or 3 more weeks. The location is gorgeous, very very scenic.

Karin I - Germanyvia TripAdvisor

“A Jewel in the Forest”
I was at Aldea Luna for 6 weeks. I arrived in april and I was coming from Bolivia with 2 friends of mine. After travelling for 2 months, our digestive situation was a bit delicated and I recommend Aldea Luna because it is a very healthy place.

Alice H - USAvia TripAdvisor

“Everything You Could Ask For and More”
If only staying forever were an option. I was only able to stay at Aldea Luna for 2 weeks, which was far too short in my opinion. Aldea Luna is unlike any other place I’ve been to before or since. The owners, Elisabeth and Martin, are welcoming, generous and impressive people who have built an amazing sustainable vegetarian farm

KingLion O - USAvia TripAdvisor

“Very Homey and Loving Family! Would Return in a Heartbeat!”
While I was at Aldea Luna for over 5 weeks I had a great experience with the whole crew there and with all the travelers coming through. I also took Spanish classes while I was there and they were very helpful and I gained a lot of Spanish Speaking skills. Honestly while I was there I felt at home.

Colby B - USA

“Beautiful place with beautiful human beings”
I’ve been leaving in Aldea Luna for 2 weeks and I loved it! I took some spanish class with Elisabeth that has been really helpfull to me.
It’s a little place of paradise hidden in the mountains.
I recommend deeply!

GMax - Francevia TripAdvisor

“Best Place in Argentina”
Aldea Luna ist THE place for volunteering. For my sister and me it was the perfect combination of working (4 hours a day), cooking and eating (best vegetarian food in my life) and living with a real authentic, friendly and lovely family. We improved our Spanish a lot, learned a lot while working, had great walks on the hiking trails

George K. via TripAdvisor

“Feeling at home, far from home!”
Whether you are travelling alone, with your friends, your partner or your kids, whether you speak fluently Spanish or you have no idea of this language, whether you are carnivore or vegan, 20 or 70, travelling for a month or for a life,

Loraine - Germanyvia TripAdvisor