In the southern region of South America lies Argentina, a country that prides itself with the gift of nature’s beauty. Argentina boasts of a chock-full of must-visit and adventure-filled attractions. With so many places to visit and so many things to do, here is a round-up of the best places for the most exciting journey you’ll ever take.
VISIT ONE OF THE GREAT WONDERS OF THE WORLD
Take time to visit the world’s largest waterfall, Cataratas del Iguazú. Stretching between the borders of Argentina and Brazil, this waterfall promises a jaw-dropping, visceral experience either lit up by the sun at day or the moon at night.
Embark on a 24-kilometer-long journey at the Lomo del Pliegue Tumbado trail located at El Chaltén. In this place that’s touted as Argentina’s trekking capital, tourists can look forward to the best panorama in the area, including breathtaking views of the Fitz Roy, Lago Viedma, and Laguna Toro that can be enjoyed to the fullest on a clear day.
DRIVE DOWN MEMORY LANE
Explore Argentina’s history, culture, and national character as you drive down Ruta Nacional 40 (RN 40) usually referred to as “La Ruta Cuarenta.” It offers an epic journey that will give you a keen sense of what it’s like to live as an Argentinean native.
MARCH WITH PENGUINS
Península Valdés is home to the world’s largest penguin colony. It stretches three kilometers long and is covered with sand and gravel. Penguins breed and build their nests under bushes or in small burrows every year between September and March. Be sure to time your trip between these months.
RUN WITH TAMED HORSES
At Estancia Los Potreros, tourists can be thrilled in equestrian adventures on the back of exceptionally bred horses. Guests can expect to go riding for stretches of about four to six hours. At the end of the day, guests go back to the estancia for a taste of life with the locals. Guests get to eat local meals, share in the chores, and play traditional gaucho games. Among the most popular among these games is La Corrida de Sortija.
TANGO THE NIGHT AWAY
Channel your inner Latin-American at Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. Be sure to check out a milonga (Tango dance party) while touring the city that gave birth to one of the world’s most sophisticated dances, the Tango.
Pulsating with breathtaking sceneries, wildlife abundant jungles, rich history, and vibrant culture, it is no wonder that Argentina is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Talking about destinations to see before you die? Argentina should rank near, if not on top of your list.