Argentina is a land of natural and man-made wonders. From the glaciers and sky-scraping peaks of the Andes to the vineyards of Mendoza and the bustle of Buenos Aires, there’s so much to see in this dynamic and incomparably unique country. There are many reasons why Argentina is a top destination for tourists. It has the largest waterfalls, the highest peak in the Americas and some of the most extraordinary scenery that travelers will find anywhere. It’s not just the overall excellence. It’s the extreme variety of tourist attractions in Argentina that keeps visitors coming back for more.
Tourist Attractions In Argentina
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Nahuel Huapi National Park
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi is an enormous protected area in the Bariloche area of Patagonia filled with lakes, wildlife and a dormant volcano, Mount Tronador. The sprawling reserve is a haven for hikers and nature-lovers alike. There are a number of mountain refugios, or rustic cabins, used by overnight trekkers; here’s a guide. After a few days out in the wild, head into the bustling city of Bariloche for a dose of civilization. The city is famous for its chocolate, craft beer and great skiing.
The picturesque city of Córdoba, nestled at the base of the Sierras Chicas mountains on the Suquía River, draws tourists year-round, with many Argentine artists and nature-lovers calling it home. Famed for its Spanish colonialist architecture, the city boasts a vibrant cultural life.