10 Tourist Attractions in Argentina

This vast country in South America offers something to every traveler – famous vine and great steaks, tango dance and pampas, some of the world’s highest mountains, and one of the most charming capitals in the world. Our list, subjective as any, offers some of the most interesting places to see in Argentina.

10 – Antarctica with Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, are the perfect place for the adventurers. Shore tours or cruises here include whale-watching, skiing, hiking, seals and penguins.

Ushua AFlickr /benontherun.com

9 – Mendoza Wine Region, located on the Andes at some of the highest altitudes in the world, is the heart of Argentina’s wine industry.

MendozaFlickr /thespanishpeach

8 – El Chalten is small remote mountain village also known as trekking capital of Argentina for the mountaineers. Hiking and climbing excursions here are combined with breathtaking sceneries of Los Glaciares National Park.

El ChalténFlickr /benontherun.com

7 – Valle de la Luna in Talampaya National Park is interesting to tourists, but also to the archeologists and geologists who study this area carved by water and wind over millennium. Between cliffs and windswept sculptures, you will get to see dinosaur fossils and the ceramics of the old civilization.

Valle de la LunaFlickr /sjdunphy

6 – Quebrada de Humahuaca once formed an important part of the Incan Empire. This deep valley, carved by the Rio Grande, serves as a great base camp to explore this region of austere beauty.

Quebrada de HumahuacaFlickr /Luciana Christante

5 – The Seven Lakes Region with its small mountain towns is the place to ski in winter, and in the summer to fly-fish, hunt, hike, and enjoy nature in any way you can think of.

BarilocheFlickr /Miradas.com.br

4 – Valdez Peninsula wildlife reserve is a must-see for the animal lovers. Whales, elephant seals, penguins, sea lions… Make sure you bring your camera on this one!

Peninsule Valdes - Elephants de merFlickr /Médéric

3 – Iguazu Falls on the border with Brazil are among the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. There are 275 falls, and there are plenty of tours and activities organized to make sure you will enjoy this spectacle to the fullest.

Iguazu FallsFlickr /Nouhailler

2 – Perito Moreno Glacier will prvide you with a once in a lifetime experience to travel back in time to the Ice Ages. Unlike many others, this glacier is very accessible, and there are viewing platforms and trails established to make the visit pleasant and safe.

Perito Moreno GlacierFlickr /christ-o-phile

1 – Buenos Aires, the Paris of South Africa, offers food, fashion and nightlife that will make your visit to Argentina unforgettable. Its beautiful architecture, wide boulevards and rich culture will quickly bring you to fall in love with it.

20081128 Buenos Aires 216Flickr /Mike Disharoon

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