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Lakes in Argentina

Lakes in Argentina

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Tour ideas for exploring Argentina's lakes

Multi-destination tour
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Natural wonders of Patagonia
Length 13 days Approx. $2,350
Multi-destination tour
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Escape to Patagonia's Lake District
Length 7 days Approx. $1,870
Multi-destination tour
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Honeymoon adventure in Argentina 
Length 15 days Approx. $4,030
Multi-destination tour
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Hike Torres del Paine National Park 
Length 8 days Approx. $2,740
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Waterfalls and lakes for families
Length 8 days Approx. $2,100
Multi-destination tour
  • Adventure
Patagonia, Mendoza and Iguazu waterfalls
Length 11 days Approx. $2,120
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Buenos Aires, Bariloche and Perito Moreno
Length 9 days Approx. $1,700
Multi-destination tour
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Patagonia's coast and mountains
Length 13 days Approx. $3,800
  • Off the beaten track
Solar Eclipse with Iguazu and Bariloche December 2020
Length 12 days Approx. $2,040
Multi-destination tour
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Andean lake crossing
Length 13 days Approx. $2,090
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End of the world experience
Length 10 days Approx. $1,430
Multi-destination tour
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Expedition to Antarctica
Length 15 days Approx. $16,700

Few countries can match Argentina's seductive combination of off-the-map escapes, culinary vacations and whistle-stop city breaks. This land of waterfalls, glaciers, and vineyards doesn't just impress with its grandiose scenery but its wildlife, ancient ruins, and culture. Even if you've visited Argentina before, you'll find something new to discover each time you return. Bordered by Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay, Argentina is also a great ... Few countries can match Argentina's seductive combination of off-the-map escapes, culinary vacations and whistle-stop city breaks. This land of waterfalls, glaciers, and vineyards doesn't just impress with its grandiose scenery but its wildlife, ancient ruins, and culture. Even if you've visited Argentina before, you'll find something new to discover each time you return. Bordered by Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay, Argentina is also a great place to combine with another South American country on a multi-destination tour. See more
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Start planning your lake vacation in Argentina

Argentina's Lake District is home to many picturesque alpine lakes that attract visitors from all over the world. Jagged peaks, lush forests, and extinct volcanoes surround many of them, making the lake areas some of the most exciting in the country. Visit the lakes in Argentina and you could try fishing, kayaking, or swimming. 

What makes the lakes in Argentina so special?

Magnificent snow-dusted mountains provide backdrops to many of Argentina’s lakes, and in the land that surrounds them you can spot all manner of wildlife and beautiful nature. They are easily accessed thanks to well-maintained roads, and plenty of shops and restaurants sit on their shores offering all the amenities you could want. 

The best lakes in Argentina for your itinerary

Choosing the best lakes in Argentina is no easy feat. With so many beautiful, scenic lakeside destinations, it’s almost impossible to narrow it down. But we’ve done some of the hard work for you and named our five favourite activities in five lakes in Argentina. 

Surf and kayak at Nahuel Huapi Lake

Between the provinces of Neuquén and Río Negro sits this glacial lake, famous for its beautiful blue waters. Along its shores are beautiful beaches where you can surf or enjoy walks among scenery that’s bound to leave you in awe. Some beaches, such as Playa Bonita, are ideal for kayakers and scuba divers looking for extra adventure. 

Go fishing at Mascardi Lake

Borrowing its name from Nicolás Mascardi, a Jesuit missionary who was in the country in the 17th century, Lake Mascardi is a water baby’s paradise. There’s excellent swimming, sailing, kayaking on this lake. Plus, the fishing here is great. Lucky fishers might even take home a brown, rainbow, or brook trout. 

See glaciers at Argentino Lake 

Argentina's largest freshwater lake, Argentino Lake is in Santa Cruz province. Don’t miss the numerous glaciers surrounding the waters in Los Glaciares National Park, the most impressive of which is the Perito Moreno Glacier. And be sure to visit the lakeside city of El Calafate.

Take a boat trip on Cami Lake

Travelers will find this lake, also known as Fagnano Lake, on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago's main island, which is split by the Argentina-Chile border. Its light breeze and calm waters make it an excellent location for boat rides. Walks around the area are equally peaceful, though, and allow visitors to really bask in its unmatched beauty. 

Snap photos at Puelo Lake

In the north of Chubut province lies this narrow L-shaped lake, which has sapphire-blue waters surrounded by forested hills. The temperate rainforests here are well worth exploring, and you might see small deer, red foxes or even pumas. 

Tips for Visiting Argentina Lakes

When exploring lakes in Argentina, a rental car will allow you to cover more areas in a short space of time. Warm clothing is essential for chilly evenings, and it’s worth remembering that it can get incredibly cold in the south of the country between June and August.

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