Best places to visit in Argentina - Argentina Excepcion

Best places to visit in Argentina

Argentina is a very huge country which extends from the Patagonia glaciers to the Andes Cordillera and from the Atlantic Ocean to the Amazonian jungle. It is a wonderful country with an unbelievable variety of landscapes.

Buenos Aires and its surroundings

The Argentinean capital shows you all its charms; you will enjoy its Art nouveau and Neogothic architecture and walking along the docks of Puerto Madero. You can have dinner in the terrace of a restaurant and enjoy the sunset view. Then you should stroll over the San Telmo market and discover the local craftsmanship. For people who like dancing tango or if you just want to see a tango show, go at the Dorrego plaza and soak up some Buena Onda atmosphere. Then enjoy the porteña city life in the Palermo district with its numerous bars, cafés, restaurants and creators’ shop. Then if you need to escape from the city for a while, you should go to Tigre and take a boat tour on the Delta. You can also go for a stay in an estancia and live a life of gaucho.

Argentinean North West

Salta region is full of nature wonders; there is a rich diversity of landscapes. First of all, Salta is a typical Argentinean village. It is a very good place to visit the region. You get the opportunity to discover the Seven Color Mountains in the Quebrada de Humahuaca which is registered at the Unesco world’s heritage. Then, go across Cafayate vineyards and taste the torrontés, a traditional Argentinean wine. You can also go into the Quebrada de las Conchas to escape your mind. Then feel free to continue the tour until the Atacama Desert by the Paso de Sico.

Cordoba, a colonial heritage

Cordoba is the typical colonial city. The architecture is very rich; there are many churches and colonial monuments. Definitely, Cordoba is the place to be for those who like architecture and history. There is a very interesting circuit to discover the Jesuit missions. For people who prefer to be closer to nature, you can also do some hikes or horse riding treks in the sierras.

Iguazú, a delightful escapade

In the heart of the Amazonian jungle, at the border of three countries (Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil) you attend a wonderful show: the Iguazú Falls. It is a set of 275 waterfalls, registered at the Unesco world’s heritage since 1984. We advise you to start your trip by the Brazilian side which offers you a global view of the valley with the falls in  the jungle scenery. The following day, you can visit the Argentinean side; there is the majority of the falls. If you like History you can go to visit the Jesuit missions. But if you prefer nature and animals, then you should go into the Corrientes region in its protected marshes, the Esteros del Ibera.

Mendoza and the wine route

Definitely, Mendoza is a sanctum for wine lovers. The Argentinean wine capital is located at the foot of the Andes Cordillera. Start your tour by visiting Mendoza city and its historical center. Stroll around the Independencia Plaza to discover the churches and the museum. Then go to visit the famous bodegas to taste delicious wine and to benefit from oenology classes. Cross the wine route and enjoy the treasures of this wonderful region. Also, you should go driving along the Andes road, the landscapes literally dazzle you.  Then you can stop at the Aconcagua Park, walk a few meters and then you can see the highest summit of the Americas.

Bariloche and Lakes of Patagonia

It is in this succession of wonderful lakes and forests you can discover one of the most beautiful places in Argentina. In scenery which is very like the Swiss Alps, the road of the 7 lakes reveals to you all its secrets. Your first step is at Bariloche, the capital of the region, located at the foot of the Andes Cordillera. Many activities are suggested such as fishing, hiking, climbing, horse riding, and skiing. Then go walking into the Nahuel Huapi National Park until the lake. Some boat tours are organized to show you the view of the valley and the city. You are invited to visit the three other parks of the region like the Lanín National Park. You can appreciate a beautiful panoramic view on the Andes until the Chilean border; you can cross if you want it. The road of the seven lakes is a hot spot in the region. The road extends from Bariloche to San Martin de Los Andes with amazing landscapes.

Valdés Peninsula

Nature and animals lovers are thrilled in Valdés Peninsula. It is the best place to observe animals in their natural environment. The Peninsula is also registered at the Unesco world’s heritage.  On Valdés Peninsula you attend in a true animal safari! Indeed, you can see some whales and penguins. Also, on the Bird Island, you get the opportunity to contemplate some cormorants, blow back or Flemish swans. For scuba diving lovers, there is a diving center in Puerto Madryn. You dive surrounded by sea lions. In Punta Norte, you can also see a colony of sea lions. It is an amazing show!

El Calafate

The Patagonian ice-cap is waiting for you at Calafate. It is a very peaceful and nice city. It is also a fundamental step to reach the National Park of Los Glaciares, which is also registered at the Unesco world’s heritage. It is a set of 47 glaciers, and the most famous one is the Perito Moreno. The Upsala glacier deserves your attention as well; in fact it is the biggest glacier. Then for people who are crazy about hiking, you should go to El Chaltén, the national trekking capital. It is a fundamental step to achieve the Mont Fitz Roy. If you have some spare time, then you should go to Torres del Paine in Chile. It is one of the most beautiful national parks in the world.

Ushuaia and the Tierra del fuego

The most southern city in the world is waiting for you.  Soak up some of this unique atmosphere which exists nowhere else. Enjoy strolling along the docks on the Avenida Maipú. You should do a boat tour on the Beagle canal to get a panoramic view on the valley and the city. Also some Antarctic cruises are organized departing from Ushuaia. Take your time to visit the National Park Tierra del Fuego, founded in 1960. The landscapes are amazing! If you are lucky you can see some beavers and vestiges of the Amerindian civilizations that populated the place a long time ago