Discover the natural wonders of Argentina ranging from the glaciers and the peaks of the Andes to the vineyards of Mendoza and the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires. This country is one of the most diverse places in tourist wealth, a place where you can do diverse activities for all tastes.
Here are some of the most outstanding natural sites.
National Park Los Glaciares
Perito Moreno Glacier is considered the eighth wonder of the world for the spectacular views it offers of Patagonia. It is one of the glaciers that make up the National Park of Argentina and is named after a 19th century explorer. It is a huge and endless block of ice surrounded by forests and mountains.
There are kayaking and trekking excursions ranging from a one-hour hike over the ice formation to longer five-hour excursions.
It is one of the seven natural wonders declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The largest group of waterfalls in the world, these enormous waterfalls are located in the middle of the rainforest that connects Argentina with Brazil.
They consist of 275 waterfalls, 80% of which are located on the Argentine side, are 2.7 kilometers (or 1.7 miles) wide and range from 60 meters (200 feet) to 82 meters (or 269 feet) high.
Ushuaia, the city at the End of the World
The bay facing west is the meaning of Ushuaia in the Yamana language. This wonderful city is located on the shores of the Beagle Channel, named after Darwin’s ship. It is surrounded by mountains, forests, sea and glaciers.
It is the starting point for expeditions to Antarctica or Cape Horn. Its most emblematic sites are the San Juan de Salvamento Lighthouse, the End of the World Museum, the Ushuaia Maritime Museum, the Tierra del Fuego National Park and the End of the World Train.
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Only 12 kilometers from Ushuaia and protecting an area of 68,909 hectares, Tierra del Fuego National Park is the only park in Argentina that combines a marine, forest and mountainous environment, forming coasts, lakes, valleys, extensive peat bogs and magnificent forests.
You can go trekking in Tierra del Fuego, where one of the most popular routes is the Coastal Trail which offers the opportunity to see a rich diversity of wildlife, including Andean condors. There is also an excursion to Tierra del Fuego to tour the national park aboard one of the most famous locomotives in the world, the Ferrocarril Austral Fueguino, also known as the Train of the End of the World for being the southernmost railway line on the planet.
Valley of Humahuaca
An Andean valley approximately 155 kilometers long, flanked by imposing and colorful mountain ranges, painstakingly carved by the Rio Grande, more than 2,000 meters above sea level and a tributary of the Paraguay. Humahuaca is commonly translated as “Sacred River”, an ancient symbol of what changes to stay the same.
It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003. The small indigenous villages in the area are still marked by the religious beliefs, rites, festivals, art, music and agricultural techniques of the ancestors.
For this and more, Argentina is waiting for you!