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Places to visit in Argentina

Bariloche

Bariloche is in North West Patagonia. Vast and deep lakes, like the Nahuel Huapi, are found in this area. The mountains and its woods create the perfect setting for outdoor activities: hiking and biking the many trails in the area, camping, rafting and skiing in winter.

El Calafate & the glaciers

El Calafate is a small village in Santa Cruz Province. With the Andes as a backdrop, it lays close to the Lago Argentino and Los Glaciares National Park. The Perito Moreno glacier is 50 km. from the village. There are boat tours to this glacier, and to the Uppsala.

Esteros del Iberá

Esteros del Iberá is a fantastic place nestled in the heart of the province of Corrientes. This natural paradise is home to alligators (called yacaré), marsh deer, otters, capybaras, hummingbirds, etc. There are loopholes and lower water mirrors, covering millions of acres.

Iguazú Falls

These falls are located in the N.E. of the country, in Misiones province. Made up of various cascades, it is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The Ecological Train takes visitors to the breath-taking fall called Garganta del Diablo.

Mendoza

Mendoza boasts the highest peak in the Americas: the Aconcagua. The province is home to some of the best wines in world. This area is a great place for people seeking adventure, as there is plenty of rafting, hiking, horse riding, and skiing.

Puerto Madryn

Chubut province, in Patagonia, offers a great possibility to appreciate the sea fauna at different times of the year. In Punta Loma, Punta Ninfa, Punta Tombo and Península de Valdés you will find animals such as whales, sea elephants, sea lions, orcas, and penguins.

Salta & Jujuy

These provinces in the N.W. of the country keep alive a blend of the indigenous and the Spanish legacies. In Salta city many colonial buildings survive. Jujuy takes pride in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a narrow valley with a couple of small, traditional villages.

Ushuaia

Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, lies on a wide bay in South Tierra del Fuego. Tourist attractions include a national park and Lapataia bay. The park can be reached by road, or by the Tren del Fin del Mundo. There is also a museum, which used to be a prison.

Valle de la Luna & Talampaya

The Valle de la Luna, in San Juan, is an important paleontological reserve. It is the only place where you can clearly appreciate the Triassic period. Talampaya National Park, in La Rioja, is another paleontological site, only 100 km away from the Valle de la Luna.

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