Argentina

ARGENTINA

Argentina has many peculiarities that have traveled the world by word of mouth with the people who have visited the country. The outgoing personality of its people, who are friendly, fun and effusive; the typical cuisine which includes asado, mate, regional dishes, and dulce de leche treats; the traditional dances like tango, or folklore, with different choreographic forms, according to each area; the passion for football, and the fanaticism for the major players and clubs, Boca Juniors and River Plate being the most popular ones, and the ones that fill their stadiums and cause proliferating displays of excitement every time they play, or horse riding games in the outskirts of the city which reveal the powerful Spanish influence and the persistence of old traditions; and, of course, the personality that each special region knows how to maintain and strengthen as time goes by. 

Vibrant colourful and incredibly diverse Argentina bursts with life from the colourful streets of vibrant Buenos Aires to the remote wilderness of Patagonia.

Beaches, waterfalls mountains, glaciers and mighty waterfalls – Argentina has the lot.

Argentina’s vibrant capital Buenos Aires is a sophisticated introduction to the country boasting a thriving café culture, fine dining, & sophisticated nightlife. 

"Poor old Niagara" Eleanor Roosevelt commented when she first beheld the iguazu falls and once you’ve experienced the thunderous power of the 275 falls that throw a curtain of mist up 150 metres into the air you may well agree

To the south lie the vast wilderness of Patagonia with its jaw-dropping views of the vast Perito Moreno Glacier, remote lodges & estancias and fabulous trekking amongst the forests, lakes & glaciers. 

Right on the southern tip of the continent lies Ushuaia, gateway to the wild Tierra del Fuego National Park and port of embarkation for expedition cruises to the Antarctic 

Away from the poster boy attractions Argentina still has so much to offer, taste world famous Malbecs in the vineyards around Mendoza, explore the amazing desert landscapes around Purmamarca and Cachi or ride the spectacular Train to the clouds from the charming colonial city of Salta.

ATTRACTIONS

With its diverse geography, Argentina has more than 2.5 million sq. km. to explore and discover. Below, we present you with a selection of the most interesting and famous places to visit in Argentina that no tourist should miss.

 

BY TOURIST AREA

NORTHWEST

Tucumán

Talampaya National Park

Salta

Calchaquíes Valleys

Humahuaca Gorge

Los Cardones National Park

Baritú National Park

CUYO

Cuyo

Aconcagua Provincial Park

Las Leñas Ski Center

CHACO AND MESOPOTAMIA

Iguazu Falls

Iberá National Reserve

El Palmar National Park

Iguazú National Park

LA PAMPA

Buenos Aires

Mar del Plata

Rosario

ANDEAN PATAGONIA

Bariloche

El Calafate

Glaciers National Park

Los Alerces National Park

Nahuel Huapi National Park

Lanín National Park

Cerro Catedral Ski Center

Chapelco Ski Center

San Martín de los Andes

Map of Argentina

Map of Destinations in Argentina

 

ATLANTIC PATAGONIA

Valdés Peninsula

Ushuaia

Tierra del Fuego National Park

 

BY TYPE OF ATTRACTION

Parks and Natural Attractions

Aconcagua Provincial Park

Baritu National Park

Calchaquies Valleys

Cuyo

El Palmar National Park

Humahuaca Gorge

Ibera Natural Reserve

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu National Park

Lanin National Park

Los Alerce National Park

Los Cardones National Park

Los Glaciares National Park

Nahuel Huapi National Park

Talampaya National Park

Tierra del Fuego National Park

Valdes Peninsula

Ski Center

Cerro Catedral Ski Center

Chapelco Ski Center

Las Leñas Ski Center

Cities and Towns

Bariloche

Buenos Aires

El Calafate

Mar del Plata

Rosario

Salta

San Martín de los Andes

Tucumán

Ushuaia

 

Top 10 Tourist Destinations in Argentina

Argentina is a very large and diverse country and there are many places that you may like to visit.  Of course we cannot put all the top tourist destinations on the list because there are more than ten.  We have put the most popular .  We also have made our own list of favourite places, off the tourist track.  These are places where local tourists go, some known and some not so well knowm.   The following are in alphabetical order and not order of merit.  As Buenos Aires is the point of entry to Argentina we have not put it on our list, it is of course a top destination in itself.

 

Bariloche and Villa La Angostura  the famous lake area of Argentina

El Calafate  home to Perito Moreno Glaciar and Lago Argentino

El Chalten  Patagonia the beautiful mountains for hikers and photographers

Esteros del Ibera the amazing Wetlands of Argentina

Iguazu Falls  Province of Misiones one of the natural wonders of the world

Mendoza Province the wine region of Argentina

Peninsula Valdes the natural habitat for orcas, elephant seals, and penguins

Purmamarca and Tilcara in the great Quebrada de Humawaca Jujuy Province.

The Salta Circuit  Salta City and the Calchaqui Valleys

Ushuaia in the Province of Tierra del Fuego


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