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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.

Julie Olagnol
Esquel (Argentina)
A city in the province of Chubut in northern Patagonia and the best drop-off point for visiting the beautiful Los Alerces National Park.
Aguila Glacier is a Chilean glacier located in Agostini Fjord, which separates the Cordillera Darwin in two. It is one of the stops during a cruise in Argentine and Chilean Patagonia.
Brookes Glacier is in Alberto Agostini National Park, in Guerrero Bay, in Chilean Patagonia.
Garibaldi Glacier is an enormous block of ice on the banks of Garibaldi Fjord, not far from Pia Glacier.
A city in the province of Jujuy, in the northwestern part of the country, famous for its colourful canyon: the Quebrada de Humahuaca.
Martillo Island is a small island located in the Beagle Channel near Ushuaia. This wilderness area is famous for its Magellanic penguin colony.
Iruya (Argentina)
80 km from Humahuaca, north of Quebrada de Humahuaca is the tiny villge of Iruya, which feels like it is at the end of the earth. It is really wonderful!
Isla Victoria is an island in Nahuel Huapi Lake, which lies a few kilometres from Bariloche in Argentine Patagonia.
A stunning lake in Argentinian Patagonia and a great alternative to other tourist-ridden sites in the region.
Belgrano Lake is a great mirror of water located in the Argentinian department of Río Chico, Santa Cruz Province. at the heart of Perito Moreno National Park in southern Patagonia.
A beautiful lake, perched high in the Argentine Andes, in the Mendoza region.
Laguna Santa Maria is an amazing salt lake in the heart of Salta province, not far from the Chilean frontier.
At just under the 2,121m of Cerro Solo and bordered by the Torre Glacier, a walk to the Torre Lagoon is a stunning hike that you can take from El Chaltén.
A lake in Southern Patagonia where you'll find the glacier with the same name, where many tourists come to climb every year.
Los Esteros del Ibera is a marshy, humid region in the north east of Argentina, in the province of Corrientes.
At an altitude of 4,058 m, Monte San Valentín dominates the southern Andes. It's one of the highest mountains in South America and the highest in Chilean Patagonia.
Onelli (Argentina)
Onelli Glacier is located in the famous Los Glaciares National Park, in Santa Cruz Province, in Argentinian Patagonia.
Potrerillos, a veritable oasis of peace, lies just one hour from Mendoza by car and is the perfect place to go if you want to get out into nature for the day.
Puerto Madryn is a very pleasant town which has the added advantage of being a good base for going to see the penguins at Punta Tombo or the whales on the Valdés Peninsula.
Puerto Rio Tranquilo is a small village on the shores of Lake General Carrera. Its on the Carretera Austral and the main reason for stopping there is to take a boat trip to see the "marble chapels" on the lake. A must see if you are in Chilean Patagonia!
On the extreme south of the Valdés Peninsula, Punta Delgada is famous for its colonies of elephant seals and sea lions.
Quebrada de Humahuaca is a deep canyon in the province of Jujuy, in the north west of Argentina. Quebrada's fantastically coloured landscapes are a UNESCO World Heritage site. Wonderful.
A beautiful deep valley in northern Argentina, in the Salta region.
Seno España is a narrow fjord in the heart of the Darwin Cordillera in southern Patagonia.
Seno Pia is a fjord on the Beagle Channel, in southern Patagonia.
Spegazzini Glacier is in the splendid Los Glaciares National Park,
Tierra del Fuego is an archipelago at the extreme southern end of South America, separated from Patagonia by the Magellan Strait. Literally, the end of the world.
Mendoza is both a town and an immense natural reserve in the province of Mendoza, whose star is the volcano of the same name.
An extinct Patagonian volcano, straddling Argentina and Chile, whose peak is fairly easy to access.
Cafayate (Argentina)
Cafayate is a town located in Salta Province, northwest Argentina: a region famous for the quality of its vineyards. It's an interesting place to visit for tourists staying in northwest Argentina.
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