Argentina is one of the world’s top destinations for tourists for many reasons. The country has extraordinary natural and man-made wonders such as the largest waterfalls (even higher than the Niagara falls), the highest peak in the Americas, and some of the most breathtaking scenery that travelers won’t find anywhere else in the world. A trip to Argentina will be one of the most memorable journeys you’ll ever take. Even though Buenos Aires is a wonderful city, Argentina has much more to offer. Here are 5 other amazing destinations you should check out on your next trip to Argentina.
The amazing Andes mountain range is amongst the world’s longest mountain ranges, stretching nearly the whole length of Argentina’s western edge. The range includes the continent’s highest peak, Cerro Aconcagua. It also offers beautiful lakes, ideal areas for hiking. The northwestern part of the mountain has a harsh but vivid landscape, Quebrada de Humahuaca, and winds its way upward toward Bolivia. The Andes Mountain range in Argentina has some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Argentina and is an ideal destination for tourists interested in outdoor adventures. The Andean Lake District offers the best trekking areas for tourists.
The famous Iguazú Falls are located in the north-eastern part of Argentina near the triple frontier of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. After the Paraná river merges with Iguazú, a natural border is formed between Brazil and Argentina. The falls are easily accessible from either side of the Argentine, Brazilian, or Paraguay borders. It is undeniably one of the largest and most magnificent waterfalls in the world. Not only is it taller than Niagara falls, but it’s also almost twice as wide. It is made up of some 275 individual waterfalls and cascades, with a semicircular waterfall at the center called ‘the Devil’s Throat.’ These falls are 80 meters high and a massive 2,700 meters in diameter. Paths called ‘catwalks’ have been created to allow people to get a great view of the falls from a safe distance.
Tierra del Fuego:
Tierra del Fuego is a province made up of a group of islands; Isla Grande, Argentine Antarctica, and the South Atlantic Islands. The main island Isla Grande is the most popular among visitors, perhaps because of its spectacular natural landscapes and close proximity to Antarctica. The island is also home to a famous resort town called Ushuaia, also known as “the End of the World.” There is a wide range of activities for visitors to the Tierra del Fuego province. Visitors can learn about the fascinating history of the province, visit the national park and enjoy breath-taking mountain scenery and diverse wildlife. For those that enjoy fast-paced activities, they can engage in outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing, boating and dog-sledding.
Cordoba is Argentina’s second-largest city with a population of more three million people. Students from the seven universities make up 10% of the city’s population. In 2006 Córdoba was named the Cultural Capital of the Americas. Cordoba has a vibrant culture and has many interesting activities for tourists who visit the city. There are four excellent municipal galleries that are all devoted to emerging, contemporary and classical and fine art respectively. All the four are within easy walking distance of each other and the city center. There is also a weekend crafts market, which is one of the best in the country. It features work from young artisans and designers.
Bariloche is a beautiful Patagonian destination well known for its beautiful scenery. It offers variety of many activities for tourists such as skiing rafting, camping, climbing, hiking, sailing, swimming, and fishing. Travelers interested in exploring the mountainous region of Bariloche should use the Route of the Seven Lakes. The ‘Route of the Seven Lakes’ refers to the road between San Martín de los Andes and Villa La Angostura in Neuquén Province. The road crosses two national parks and offers visitors beautiful views of forests and lakes. Visitors can hire a car or take a scheduled bus from Bariloche. The route goes past, Lakes Nahuel Huapi, Espejo, Correntoso, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner, and Machónico, and offers several opportunities for tourists to take short hikes to admire waterfalls or walk at the foothills of the Andes Mountains.
The picturesque towns and cities, enchanting landscapes, waterfalls, rainforest and epic mountain ranges will make your trip a memorable one. The Very Best of Argentina Tour covers all of these natural and man-made wonders, as well as other hidden treasures in Argentina. A team of South America travel experts can even help you customise your trip according to your needs.