Things to do in Argentina
Things to do in Argentina
Argentina is a land of exquisite natural beauty, from the wild windswept fjords of Tierra del Fuego to the high plateau landscapes of the north. As well as lively cities and fantastic food and wine, Argentina offers two of the world's most spectacular natural wonders in Iguazu Falls and the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Take to the Pampas and to experience rural Argentinian life. For lesser-known secrets, head to the north to Esteros del Ibera, the second largest wetlands in South America, and the Unesco World Heritage ruins of the Jesuit missions.
The sophisticated and energetic capital combines European heritage with Latin charms and is one of the world’s most captivating cities.
Marvel at the grand Colon Theatre and the government’s pink palace, the Casa Rosada. Visit the exclusive Recoleta neighbourhood to see its opulent belle époque architecture and cemetery, where Eva Peron is buried, and stroll among the colourful houses of La Boca.
The Lake District
A beautiful region of pristine forests, deep-blue lakes, rivers and snow-capped mountains, the Lake District offers a wide range of outdoor activities such as fishing, kayaking, gentle walks or hikes. The Alpine-style lakeside town of Bariloche is the main centre for exploring the parks and a starting point for stunning boat trips deep through the lakes all the way to Chile.
Patagonia encompasses endless wild and windswept expanses, towering mountains and giant glaciers that sweep down to turquoise lakes. Guanacos, condors and rheas can be spotted in this barren landscape, while blooming lenga forests and notro bushes add a splash of crimson in autumn. The Andes form the spine of this vast and desolate region that stretches to the bottom of the continent and the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego.
One of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders, is located on the border of Argentina and Brazil. The plunging waters of the Iguazú river burst into 275 separate cataracts through the lush vegetation. The majority of the falls lie on the Argentinian side, where several walkways allow visitors to approach the thundering waters from above and below. An eco-train provides easy access to the Devil’s Throat, the highest and most spectacular of the falls.
Salta & the North-West
Once part of the Inca empire, Argentina’s north-west is a region of picturesque colonial towns, striking natural scenery and deep rooted traditions. Stretching east from the Chilean and Bolivian borders, the high altiplano or puna gives way to arid foothills dotted with giant cacti, adobe villages and rugged canyons. The city of Salta has beautifully preserved colonial architecture and splendid museums.