Places to Visit in Argentina – the highlights
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Places to Visit in Argentina – the highlights

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Jul 18, 2019


By Jaclyn Hill

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Last updated on December 28th, 2020 at 03:49 pm

The Wonders of Argentina You Should See

The second-largest country in South America, Argentina, often doesn’t get all the attention it deserves. And there are for sure many places to visit in Argentina that are worth your time and money. For one thing, some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world are in Argentina. Ranging from the Andes Mountains, which are the longest continental mountain range in the world, to the falls of Iguazu National Park, which is one of the seven new wonders of the world. As well as the wine country of the Mendoza region to the Lake District of Bariloche

Del Pilar church interior located in Recoleta neighborhood at Buenos Aires, Argentina

Interior of the Del Pilar Church, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentina also boasts Buenos Aires, the capital city, known as the “Paris of South America”. This reference is a result of the iconic fashion scene as well as the gorgeous architecture present within Argentina. The activities available within the country include excellent skiing in Ushuaia, world-class hiking around El Chalten and El Calafate, excursions to natural World Heritage Sites, wine tasting in Mendoza and more. All of these make Argentina a great destination for custom tours. In addition to the most popular destinations, Argentina is full of lesser-known attractions but equally beautiful and interesting. Below we are presenting you the best places to visit in Argentina so you don’t miss anything that is worth exploring.

1. Buenos Aires and its highlights 

A pair dancing the Tango the colorful houses of Buenos Aires La Boca in the background

Tango Professionals in La Boca, Argentina

No tour to Argentina is complete without spending some time in the capital city. It’s an exciting place to begin and end your trip. The many attractions within Buenos Aires include the following:

  • Tango dancing demonstrations and classes at the La Ventana Tango Club
  • Vibrant neighborhoods such as La Boca, Recoleta, Palermo and Abasto
  • The Obelisk which stands in the center of 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest boulevard in the world
  • The famous Colon Theater
  • The cantilevered bridge, known as the Woman’s Bridge

herding sheep in Argentina

Gaucho in Cachi, Argentina

Special excursions occur all around the city of Buenos Aires. These can include a visit to an estancia where you see how the gauchos work and live, which loosely translates into native Argentines however similar to cowboys in the United States. These excursions combine homemade food with traditional music and dance, allowing visitors to experience the true gaucho lifestyle. On an authentic ranch, visitors consume a barbecue dinner with plenty of yerba mate tea while enjoying folk dancing and carriage rides.   boats on the Tigre Delta in Argentina

Boats along Tigre Delta, Argentina

An estancia is a perfect location for visitors looking to relax in the countryside. A sightseeing trip is also available, where visitors take a tour of the Tigre Delta on the Parana River. The Tigre Delta is unique in the sense that houses sit on the Delta that can only be accessed by boat. Located in that area is also the Museo de Arte Tigre, which is stationed within a gorgeous colonial-era mansion. It is home to 19th an20th-century Argentine art. Therefore, as you travel by riverboat, you will be pleasantly surprised by all of the things you will find.

2. The Best of the Lake District – places to visit in Argentina 

Landscapes of Circuito Chico around Barioche

Argentine Lake District

For those looking for wonderful scenery, travelers must consider booking an Argentina tour that includes the Lake District of Bariloche. The area is known for its beauty, skiing, and artisan chocolate. The calm blue waters of the lakes are surrounded by mountains, forests and a string of quaint towns—Bariloche, Villa La Angostura, and San Martín de Los Andes—that are perfect for exploring. This is also a great area for hiking, especially at the nearby Cerro Tronador. This location is known as an extinct stratovolcano in the southern Andes, which is over 1,000 meters above the surrounding mountains. Which causes the hills to allow for panoramic views of the lakes and of the glaciers within the region. Local, English-speaking guides explain the region’s history, the glacier-carved landscapes and all about the flora and fauna present.

3. The Wonders of Iguazú Falls – places to visit in Argentina

Tourists at Iguazu Falls, one of the world's great natural wonders, near the boarder of Argentina and Brazil

Iguazu Falls Lookout

While visiting the Iguazu National Park, located on the Argentina and Brazil border, you will see the rich jungle and stunning waterfalls with many different species of birds and wildlife. From a variety of vantage points above and below the falls, observe the Devil’s Throat, which is a grand canyon that is 80-90 meters wide and 70-80 meters deep, which takes about half of the river’s flow falls into. As well as San Martin Falls, which dominates the other half of the waterfalls. Both of which are labeled as the most impressive cascades in the park. The highest falls drop over 200 feet. The area is a true natural wonderland, and a photographer’s dream, as the mist from the powerful falls surrounds you and give off slight rainbow hues.   Butterflies at Iguazu

Wildlife in Iguazu National Park

Visitors can also witness brightly colored birds such as toucans, managers, and hummingbirds, as well as several species of monkeys. A profusion of bright flowers and flamboyant butterflies are often present in the park.

4. The Beauties of the Wine Region – places to visit in Argentina

A beautiful vineyard with the backdrop of the Andes Mountains

Andes Mountains – Mendoza, Argentina

The best tours of Argentina often include a visit to the wine regions. Spending time at a beautiful vineyard, sipping the local wines and enjoying a sunset, is a perfect way to relax. On an excursion to Mendoza, you can experience the following highlights:

  • A Mendoza city tour with its impressive buildings, green public squares and close proximity to the Andes Mountains
  • Lunches at vineyards complete with wine tastings
  • Talks from local guides about the process of cultivating and processing wine
  • A road trip to the Uco Valley, just south of Mendoza city, known for its perfect climate for wine growing

A couple cheers their wine glasses while they sit down at an exquisite meal

Couple Wine Tasting

Visitors also have free time to enjoy strolling around Mendoza, observing the quaint and relaxed features of the city. Lodging is provided in excellent hotels, in addition to nice dinners of exquisite cuisine in the city.


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