Tourism

Top Tourism Attractions in Argentina

 

Located in South America; Argentina boasts of being the largest country in this continent and the eighth largest in the world. Home of the pampas, penguins, gauchos and some of the world’s best beef, it hosts one of the sexiest, lively and beautiful cities in the world – Buenos Aires. In Argentina, almost everything is possible.

Buenos Aires has all the amenities you would expect of any world class city: fashion, wicked nightlife, botanical gardens, museums, zoos, theaters, great restaurants, incredible flora and fauna, etc.

To put it simply, when it comes to diversity and options, Argentina has it all. Here are a few reasons why you need to put this country on your vacation bucket list.

Los Glaciares National Park

This is the kingdom of continental ices and glaciers and there are over 600,000 hectares in this country alone. Everyone who has visited this national park declares it a spectacular beauty. UNESCO even declared it a park of national heritage – a testament to the magnificence of the park.

Iguazu National Park

Iguazu falls is the beautiful center piece of this prestigious national park. A set of amazing water falls ranging from 60-82 meters high produces a wondrous and unforgettable image that draws tens of thousands of tourists to this national park every year. So spectacular is the sight it was proclaimed the “new seven wonders of nature” by the New Seven Wonders of Nature Foundation.

SALTA, train to the clouds

This is a tourist train service in Argentina’s Salta province that runs along the Eastern part of the Salta-Antofagasta railway line of the Belgrano railway famous for connecting the Chilean border with the Argentine Northwest. It operates over 4,220 meters above sea level making it the fifth highest railway in the world. It is used as a heritage railway to cater primarily to tourists.

The Peninsula Valdes

A fauna reservation site declared by UNESCO to be a world heritage site, it hosts elephant seals, sea-wolves and a great variety of birds. Probably the biggest draws are the southern white whales that travel hundreds of kilometers to take shelter in the natural bays and to reproduce.

Patagonia: Whale Watching

Share the deep blue sea with these marine giants in Patagonia between the months of May and December. Whale activity is highest in the months of September and October. State of the art boats and equipment are used to guarantee a delightful experience.

Tierra del Fuego – USHUAIA, end of the world

A young city, founded in 1884, Ushuaia, the capital of Tierra del Fuego, is regarded as the southernmost city in the world hence the “end of the world” rhetoric. It is a tourist city with an international airport and all necessary services.

Ischigualasto /Talampaya Natural Parks

Located some 217km away from La Rioja city, Talampaya and Ischigualasto national parks are the most visited destination by tourists in the La Rioja province. They are home to exotic and endangered species such as the grey fox, armadillos and vizcachas.

Quebrada de Humahuaca

This is a mountain valley in Argentina that was used as a cultural route between the Andean plains and highlands for over 11,000 years! The valley is approximately 150 kilometers long and was carved out by the Rio Grande River, a seasonal summer river.