Start planning your Argentina nature tour
For most travelers, the vast landscape and beautiful scenery is one of the main draws of Argentina. Its sheer size means there’s an enormous diversity of wildlife and geography to discover, with around 1,900 miles of land from north to south. Argentina has waterfalls, icebergs, and glaciers, as well as wildlife like whales and elephant seals. Come to Argentina for a nature tour and you can try rafting, skiing, and hiking. Simply said, this country has something to offer for all nature and adventure lovers looking to plan a nature tour.
What makes Argentina's nature unique?
Argentina’s national parks are home to five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the magnificent Iguazu Falls. Across the country’s mesmerizing landscape, you’ll encounter natural wonders from subtropical rainforests to fossils of dinosaurs, plus glacial cirques, and clear-water lakes. Because natural attractions are so abundant, planning an Argentina nature tour is easy.
The best national parks and natural sites in Argentina
Whether you want to admire waterfalls, mountains, glaciers, or rainforest, Argentina’s national parks have it all. There are world-famous and lesser-known natural attractions, and many within easy reach of one another. Here are a few you should add to your itinerary in Argentina.
Explore the Iguazu Falls
This beautiful natural attraction is composed of 275 waterfalls on the border of two countries, Argentina and Brazil. Reserve plenty of time to explore this enormous parkland, and don’t miss a glimpse of the Devil's Throat—the most thunderous and impressive waterfall of them all.
Stroll around vineyards in Mendoza
The home of Malbec, a wine loved across the world, is here in Mendoza. Here is the place to sit back, sip a glass red and admire the beautiful landscape, dotted with vineyards and mountains. Look out for the beautiful Cerro de Aconcagua—the highest mountain in all of South America.
Adventure through the white desert of Salinas Grandes
Unique to Argentina, this white desert is spread over 330 miles of land on the northwest side of the country. This area used to be a prehistoric lake, and now you’ll find hundreds of mounds of salt scattered around the desert.
See multi-colored mountains in the Quebrada de Humahuaca
The Quebrada de Humahuaca is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and for good reason. The beauty of this natural corridor, with its multi-colored mountains, is truly stunning. It’s a must-see attraction not just for its natural landscape, but also for a glimpse into the life of indigenous Quechuan villages that dot the landscape.
Visit the Tierra del Fuego
Known as the ‘end of the Earth’, the Tierra Del Fuego is the southernmost point in Argentina before reaching the Antarctic. This area has an intriguing and unique history, peppered with religious missions and all sorts of piracy. The only king penguin colony in the world can be found in this archipelago, so wildlife lovers should make this a stop on their trip.
What's the best time of year to experience Argentina's nature?
Visit Argentina during the spring (October to mid-December) or fall (March through June). These months provide the best weather, best prices, and a chance to avoid the peak-season crowds.