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Best places to visit in Argentina

From the Andes Mountains to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, a rich culture, fantastic food and above all happy and friendly people. It is very easy and safe to get around.

As Argentina is the land of wide open spaces, you have to choose to where to visit so you don't spend your life on a bus. You can rely on the advice from the Evaneos travel community. Whether you talk to tango dancers or intrepid hikers, they will all provide advice to help you make a decision. Depending on the season, you'll get to know the best areas to visit.  

A trip to Argentina starts in Buenos Aires, a European-inspired city with unique neighbourhoods: La Boca with its colourful houses, San Telmo with its antiques market, and Recoleta with its cemetery, etc. Not far from Buenos Aires is Iguazu National Park and it's an essential part of your trip. Iguazu's waterfalls are among the most spectacular in the world.

Head down the Atlantic coast towards Ushuaia. On the way, stop over in Puerto Madryn, the gateway to the Valdès Peninsula where you'll see killer whales and sea lions. You can then travel across Patagonia's haciendas before spending a few days hiking in Ushuaia, the charming port at the ends of the earth with a ski resort atmosphere, and you can then visit El Calafate and come face to face with the terrifying Perito Moreno glacier. On your way back, head for Bariloche's lake district.

If you opt for the north, expect to see beautiful Andean scenery with colourful mountains and cactus deserts. Hire a car to Mendoza or Salta and discover the Quebrada de Cafayate and the charming city of Cachi. Then head towards Humahuaca on the Brazilian border where you can admire the impressive seven colour mountain in Purnamarca.

Just have a look on the Evaneos website to find images of all these natural wonders.

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Talampaya Park is a palaeontological site. It's situated in the San Juan Province to the north of Argentina, 75km from Ischigualasto and 200km from San Juan.
A place at the far north of the Valdes Peninsula in Patagonia, and a wonderful place to observe the local marine life, such as sea lions, penguins and orcas.
Ruta 40 (Argentina)
Ruta 40
The legendary Ruta 40! It runs the whole length of Argentina from the extreme north to the extreme south, a distance of 5,000 km! An opportunity to test some unusual means of transport during a trip to Argentina?…
San Telmo (Argentina)
San Telmo
Birthplace of the tango, San Telmo is a hip area that attracts a lot of touristsas well as being home to a permanent flea market.
A tiny village with a lunar landscape, to the west of the Salta region near the Chilean border.
Exploring the wide open spaces ofUpsala glacier, one of the most impressive in Argentina. An unmissable part of a trip to Patagonia.
At 100km from Puerto Madryn, every year almost 800 whales arrive in the bay off Puerto Pirámides. This is the port from where you can go whale watching.
Salta (Argentina)
Salta la Linda is a town in north Argentina, at an altitude of 1,200 metres in the Lerma valley. It really is very pretty, having managed to keep its colonial architecture, and its typically colourful surroundings are worth exploring!
Ushuaia (Argentina)
Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse is located on the Beagle Channel at the planet's most southerly town: Ushuaia.
The Uco Valley: an area of top-of-the-range wine production located in the largest wine-growing region in Argentina, Mendoza.
Surrounded by the mountains of the Andes, Antofagasta de la Sierra is the sort of hamlet that is typical of north west Argentina.
Antofalla is a hamlet of approximately 40 inhabitants, nestling at an altitude of 3,300 m in the Andes.
Lying at the heart of Patagonia, Argentino Lake is as scenically wonderful as it is large, and Los Glaciares National Park can be reached by travelling across it by boat.
Ainsworth Bay is an unspoilt place in the heart of the Cordillera Darwin, in Alberto de Agostini National Park. You can get to the bay by boat, during a voyage in Argentinian and Chilean Patagonia.
Romanche Bay is on the Beagle Canal, close to Gordon Island in Terra del Fuego, part of Argentinian and Chilean Patagonia.
Cachí (Argentina)
Cachi is a charming little mountain village in the province of Salta, perched at 2280 metres of altitude.
La Caleta Olla is a small cove that is close to Olla glacier and not far from Pia glacier, right in the middle of the Darwin Range.
Lying at the heart of Catamarca Province and 25 kilometres from El Peñón , Campo de Piedra Pómez is an immense field of volcanic rocks and sand dunes.
Situated 150 km south of Ushuaia, Cape Horn is the southernmost point of the South American continent.
Castaño Overo is a glacier in the Nahuel Huapi National Park, not far from San Carlos de Bariloche. in Rio Negro province.
Catamarca is a province in the north west of Argentina whose capital is San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca.
Tronador is an immense inactive volcano located in Rio Negro Province, a few tens of kilometres from Bariloche.
Clos de los Siete is an 850 hecatre vineyard in the heart of the Uco Valley, in the south of Mendoza.
Cono de Arita is famous for being the most perfect volcano cone on the planet. It is part of the Salar de Arizaro, in the province of Salta.
A northwest Argentine city of students, and the capital of the province of the same name.
Drake Passage is the sea that separates the southern point of South America from the Antarctic Peninsula.
El Bolsón is a typical little Argentine Patagonian town. Lying close to Bariloche, it is surrounded by peaceful, relaxing natural landscapes and scenery, and significant amounts of arts and craft products and local produce are made and grown in the area.
El Calafate is a small town in Argentine Patagonia that serves as the departure point for trips to the local glaciers, including the very famous Perito Moreno; so understandably, it's very tourist oriented.
A town that sits by the Parana Delta, a few kilometres from Buenos Aires and favourite haunt with wealthy Porteños (the capital's residents).
 In Argentina,  in the south-west of the province of Neuquén, you will find Lake Escondido (Hidden Lake). It's an unmissable part of your exploration of the 7 lakes of northern Patagonia.
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