Adventure travel in Argentina

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What to do in Argentina?

With its end of the world feel, Argentina attracts and surprises. Its very rich unique cultureits varied breath-taking scenery or even its dynamic and bustling capital city, Buenos Aires, mesmerise travellers. Whether you choose to concentrate on one area, or alternatively travel the breadth and width of the country, a trip to Argentina has what it takes to satisfy all your desires. Its landmass covers a part of the luxurious amazon forest, pampas plains, and also the steppes and glaciers of Patagonia for enthusiasts of extensive hikes and treks. Argentina also shares two of its geographical landmarks between its neighbours, who are witnesses to the incredible diversity that the country has to offer: in the north-east the majestic Iguazu Falls are divided into three parts; one in Brazil, another in Paraguay, and finally the most spectacular falls of the park which are home to the Devil’s Throat, on the Argentinian side. Nearly 4,300km from there, at the southernmost point of the country, Argentina covers a third of the legendary Tierra del Fuego, the rest of which is controlled by Chile. Ushuaïa still remains to this day the Eldorado of escapism in the hearts of adventurers. So, are you ready for your trip to Argentina ?

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Argentina is a vast country with diverse terrain that spans glaciers, mountains, jungles, and beaches. It's one of South America's Argentina top adventure travel destinations. Come to trek across glaciers in Patagonia, ride horses through the Andean foothills, or climb the rock faces of El Chaltén. 

What makes Argentina a great destination for adventure travel? 

Argentina is one of the largest countries in the world, covering more than a million square miles. The variety of landscapes here makes adventure trips in Argentina some of the best the continent has to offer, whether you are hiking around the world-famous Iguazú waterfalls or mountain biking across the enchanting landscapes of the Quebrada de Humahuaca. What’s more, the wildlife spotting is superb. You may encounter sea lions and elephant seals as they dive in the Valdes Peninsula, or watch penguins waddle around the Puerto Deseado.

The best adventure activities in Argentina 

From hiking over glaciers to rafting down river rapids, these are the best adventures to experience in Argentina.

Trek across glaciers in Patagonia

Argentina is one of the few countries where you can get up close to active glaciers. The most popular spot for trekking is the Glacier Perito Moreno, located in El Calafate. This glacier has a surface area of 97-square miles and is the third-largest reserve of fresh water on Earth. 

Ride horses in the Andean Foothills

What could be more adventurous than exploring the second-highest mountain range in the world on horseback? Stay in an estancia, typical Argentinian ranch commonly found in the Andes region, and you can ride horses among the stunning landscapes of the Andes foothills.

Hit the slopes in Tierra del Fuego 

Although skiing in Argentina isn’t yet mainstream, the country does offer a few excellent powdery slopes. Check out Cerro Castor in Tierra del Fuego, where there are more than 20 miles of slopes to explore. The main skiing season in the mountain resorts is from June to October

Go rock climbing in El Chaltén

Sitting on the borders of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, the mountain village of El Chaltén is a great spot for rock climbers of all abilities. There plenty of options for mountaineering in this area, ranging from short basic routes to multi-day excursions.

Take a Hike around Iguazú Falls 

The impressive Iguazú Falls sits on the border between Argentina and Brazil and is famed as one of the largest waterfalls in the world. The surrounding national park can be explored via a network of walkways and footpaths that lead to viewing platforms. Make sure to allow at least a few hours to explore and see the majestic falls from every angle possible. 

Tips for planning an adventure trip in Argentina 

If you’re seeking an adventure in Argentina, visit during the springtime (October to mid-December) or fall (April to mid-June) to enjoy the best weather for outdoor activities.

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