10 must-visit destinations in Argentina

Argentina is the land of wonders with glaciers, large waterfall, the highest peaks in South America on the Andes and the bustling Buenos Aires capital.

1. Iguazu Waterfall


Located in northeastern Argentina, near the border with Paraguay and Brazil, is connected to Brazil by the Tancredo Neves Bridge. It is one of the largest and most majestic waterfalls in the world (about 82,296m), twice as high and twice as wide as the Niagara Falls, surrounded by waterfalls covered by the jungle. The water of the Iguazu Falls system is down to a surface area of about 400,000 m2. The waterfall system consists of about 270 falls lying on the length of 2.7 km. There is a subtropical climate, warm in the winter and hot in the summer.

2. Perito Moreno Glacier


Perito Moreno is a giant glacier located in Los Glaciares National Park. One of the most important tourist destinations in Argentina, it takes more than 2 hours by bus from El Calafate to here. Boat tours here are quite popular, with many other glaciers and attractions in Los Glaciares National Park. Due to global warming, some of the iceberg here is cracking, breaking or falling into the lake and creating a sound. However, this makes foreign tourists interested, because it gives them a wonderful feeling.

3. Bariloche


Bariloche is a city in the cold of the foothills of the Andes. The city is surrounded by mountains and lakes, famous for skiing, sightseeing, water sports and mountaineering. Many tourists choose to tour here in conjunction with Andean Lake and along the road including 7 other lakes. The area hosts a number of music festivals, art exhibitions, and conferences throughout the year.

4. Caminito


Situated in the neighborhood of La Boca, it is the most photographed place in Buenos Aires capital. This street museum is colorful houses, shops, cafes with weird walls. It was the place where the Italian immigrants came to Argentina in 1800. This is where artists selling paintings, music and Tango performances as immigrants from centuries ago. However, these colorful buildings are considered to be quite dirty and slightly ruined, quite dangerous, especially at night.

5. Peninsula Valdes


Valdes is a great place to watch mammals, attracting large numbers: penguins, sea lions, seals and whales depending on the time of the year. It is especially possible to see whales in the waters between the Valdes and the mainland Patagonian between May and December. In addition, there are animals such as foxes, birds and precious animals. Another reason is that the population is sparse. Diverse terrain makes this place one of the best destinations to see wildlife in South America.

6. Beagle Channel


The Beagle Channel is a strait in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago, the southernmost point of Argentina. This is one of three straits in South America; the other two straits are Magellan in the north and the Drake Passage in the south. The best way to visit the Beagle Channel is by boat. When visiting here need warm clothes because the weather is quite cold.

7. Monte Fitz Roy


Located in southern Patagonia near Chile, Monte Fitz Roy is one of the most iconic destinations in the Andes. This mountain is surrounded by glacial lakes and ice fields. Rough terrain is a harsh challenge for hiking, a beautiful place to take pictures. This is printed on the logo of the famous Patagonia clothing brand.

8. Mendoza wine region


Mendoza is the center of the wine industry in Argentina. Located in the eastern foothills of the Andes vineyards, Mendoza is the place to plan visits to the large vineyards with a number of more than 1000.

9. Ushuaia


Often considered the southernmost city of the world, in the past, Ushuaia was a missionary, penal colony and naval base, but now is a tourist attraction that attracts a large number of tourists to casinos, hotels and restaurants. The towns are often used for hiking, skiing, and Antarctic tourism.

10. Iberian wetland


Ibera is the second largest wetland in the world after the Pantanal in Brazil. Here there are many iconic South American animals: Rhea, ostrich, Anacondas, tatu, caiman, more than 350 species of birds are under threat. Guests can visit the place by walking, horseback riding or by boat. Argentina has many other attractions such as: Quebrada de Humahuaca, Aconcagua, Cueva de las Manos, Mar del Plata beach, Cerro Catedral and Iglesia San Francisco.

By: Judith Edwards

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