Mogna-Jachal Community Rural Tourism: Argentina Community Tour: Art, Food, & Culture in Rural Mogna

Argentina Community Tour: Art, Food, & Culture in Rural Mogna

Jáchal, Argentina

Mogna-Jachal Community Rural Tou...

Community-based cooperative

10-11 hours
From$63 USDper person

Mogna-Jachal Community Rural Tourism is a communal organization that aims to support the exchange of experiences between people as well as promote the relationship between the artisanal sector and tourist community.

Tour Highlights

  • Get to know the local community of Mogna in Jachal while helping to support and improve the relationship between the artisanal and tourist communities.
  • Learn the art of the loom from artisanal weavers.
  • Engage in a cultural exchange of food and conversation with locals and learn about community legends and traditions.

Tour revenue will be invested in local artisans as well as tourism development in the community.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    8 AM

  • Duration

    10-11 hours

  • Good For

    Children, Families, Youth

  • Languages


  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 20

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable clothing

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

The rural community of Mogna, with unparalleled scenic beauty, is located about 80 km southeast of the department of Jáchal and about 100km from the capital city of San Juan. The Mogna community can even be called the birth land due to its great geological richness, aboriginal history, legends such as Martina Chapanay, and its religiosity through the patron saint of the People of Santa Barbara de Mogna.

Experience the uniqueness of this rural community on this tour. Get to know the locals and their traditions firsthand! Learn how to weave on the loom from talented artisans and get to try it for yourself as well. Eat traditional cuisine and listen to cultural stories and legends told by members of the local community. This tour will introduce and familiarize you with the distinct lifestyle of the Mogna people!

The tour includes:
07:00 am: Depart for the community of Mogna from the center of the department of Jáchal.
08:00 am: Take a brief stop in the middle of the road to photograph the landscape from a viewpoint.
08:30 am: Arrival at the community of Mogna where you will be welcomed by the group Teleras de Mogna.
08:45 am: Have breakfast at the shelter of the community.
09:30 am: Demonstration and practice of the loom by the artisan weavers, showing the whole process of the handmade fabric to visitors.
11:00 am: Visit the chapel of Santa Barbará de Mogna and visit the tomb of the legendary character Martina Chapanay. Hear stories from local guides on the "Rural Bandolera".
12:30 pm: Lunch is prepared by a group of women from the community. Experience the exquisite sensations of typical gastronomy of this rural community!
2:00 pm: Engage in a cultural exchange and conversation with members of the community about the daily life of local families and other topics of interest.
4:00 pm: There is an optional visit to the chapel of San Nicolás in the area known as Los Puestos, located about 5km from Mogna, where you can appreciate the beauty of the place, art, and religious decoration of this beautiful chapel.
18.30 pm: Return to Jachal.

Tour Start Address

Francisco Alcane Distrito de Mogna, Jáchal, San Juan, Jáchal, San Juan Province, Argentina

How To Get There

Arrive at the department of Jáchal, 156km north of the city of San Juan, by National Route 40 and then resume travel to the district of Mogna.

More About Mogna-Jachal Community Rural Tourism


To promote the exchange of experiences, knowledge, and techniques between people as well as strengthen and integrate the lines between the artisanal sector and the development of tourist activity.

Main Programs

  • Increase and diversify the artisanal production potential of Mogna’s inhabitants through the strengthening of skills

  • Improve processes and techniques for the development of products with a participatory design strategy

  • San Juan Crafts Project

Awards & Recognition

Universidad Nacional de San Juan