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Argentina Popular Places to Visit

Nahuel Huapi National Park

This Patagonian park is the oldest designated national park in Argentina, having been established as a place of extreme national beauty and heritage in 1934. It spans the Neuquen and Rio Negro provinces, and many visitors will pass through the Nahuel Huapi National Park when they are in Bariloche, as the city is surrounded by the park. It is also home to the Lake District, owing to the many picturesque lakes that are located within the park.

Patagonia, Argentina

Tierra Del Fuego

As well as some amazing natural wonders, Tierra del Fuego’s got one big draw: it’s at the proverbial “end of the world.” Argentines can mean anything by that phrase, from the island at the very tip of the country, to the nearby city of Ushuiua, to the whole southern tip of Argentina.

At any rate, the Tierra del Fuego national park, accessible by car or boat, has glaciers, mountains, forests, and waterfalls, as well as numerous unusual animals such as guanaco, and native trees such as coihue.

Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

Iguazu Falls

Iguazú Falls is the crown jewel of Iguazú National Park, which is located in the northeastern corner of the country near the borders of Paraguay and Brazil. This is among the largest and most majestic waterfalls in the world. It’s taller than Niagara Falls and nearly twice as wide. The falls and surrounding jungles can be viewed by foot and from observation decks that are ideal for photographing the torrents of water that pour through the Devil’s Throat.

Misiones Province, Argentina

Lake Argentino

Argentinian Lake is the source of the Santa Cruz River in Argentina and the third largest lake in South America with a total surface of 1,560 km2. It is located 185 m above sea level. It is 60 km long and between 14 and 20 km wide. Its depth varies between 35 and 1,000 meters, but in the central part and on the Southern shore facing Avellaneda Peninsula, it is 300 meters deep.

The glaciers, the nearby town of El Calafate and the lake itself are important tourist destinations. The lake in particular is appreciated for fishing. Perch, common galaxias ("puyen grande"), lake trout and rainbow trout — in both anadromous and Potamodromous forms — are all found.

Patagonia, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier

The Perito Moreno Glacier is an enormous glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in Argentina due to its size and accessibility. It is less than two hours by bus from El Calafate while viewing platforms and trails make the visit and the observation easy and pleasant. Boat tours are also a popular way of seeing the Perito Moreno Glacier and many other glaciers and places in the National Park Los Glaciares.

 

Santa Cruz Province, Argentina

Route Of The Seven Lakes

To best explore the region of Bariloche, a mountainous region known for its incredible scenery, the Route of the Seven Lakes is a great option. This driving circuit, which is just over 105 km (150 miles) in total, brings visitors to the alpine lakes in the region including Lagos Nahuel Huapi, Espejo, Correntoso, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner and Machónico. There are also opportunities for short hikes to admire waterfalls or walk at the foothills of the Andes Mountains.

 

Bariloche, Argentina

Caminito

Located in the La Boca neighborhood, Caminito is one of the most photographed parts of Buenos Aires. This bohemian street museum is filled with colorful houses, shops, cafes and quirky statues. The area celebrates Italian immigrants who arrived in Argentina in the 1800s. This foreign influence is alive and well in this thriving area where artists sell paintings, music fills the air and performers dance the tango as immigrants did centuries ago.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Valdes Peninsula

This remote Patagonian peninsula is an excellent place to see a phenomenal variety of marine mammals. Depending on the time of year, the peninsula attracts a great number of penguins, sea lions, seals and orcas. Whales can be found in the waters located between the Valdes Peninsula and the Patagonian mainland between May and December. Visitors may also spot foxes, guanacos, rheas, maras, shorebirds and other endemic species on the sparsely populated landmass. The peninsula’s varied geography supports many colonies of protected animals. This diversity makes it one of the best destinations in South America for viewing endemic wildlife.

Patagonia, Argentina

Beagle Channel

The Beagle Channel is a strait in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago, in the extreme south of Argentina. The channel is one of the three navigable passages around South America, the other ones are the Straits of Magellan to the north, and the open ocean Drake Passage to the south. A boat trip is the best way to view the Beagle Channel, with attractions such as the sea-lion colony at Isla de los Lobos, and Isla de Pájaros.

Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

Staying On An Estancia

Dozens of estancias, or rural estates that were once the private getaways of wealthy families have opened their doors to the public. Many of these country hotels offer a día de campo (country day) that’s ideal for day-trippers. After breakfast visitors typically follow the estancia’s resident gaucho into the fields for a morning horse ride. Then it’s back to the farmhouse for a barbecue and a quick hammock siesta before hitting the trails again.

Estancia, Argentina