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Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in Argentina

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Iguazu Falls
* Overcrowded with overtourism issues
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The spectacular South American Iguazu Falls, which are located along the border of Brazil and Argentina, are considered a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. These falls are much taller (or longer, however you want to look at it) than Niagara Falls, and are nearly four times as wide, with an impressive 275 different cascades and individual waterfalls plunging down about 270 feet into the gorge below. The falls stretch out along a vast, crescent-shaped cliff for two and a half miles along the Iguazu River. 

If you visit Iguazu Falls—which formed from a volcanic eruption leaving a massive crack in the earth—during South America's rainy season (between the months of November and March), you'll be lucky enough to watch the water flowing over the falls at a rate of up to a whopping 450,000 cubic feet per second; that's a lot of water flowing down very quickly! Normally, the water plummets downward at a rate slightly above 550 cubic feet per second, which is still a sight very impressive and stunning to behold... read more arrow

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Beagle Channel

One of the great destinations in Argentina is the Beagle Canal, the climate is relatively consistent year-round, and it has some great activities for travels, as well as amazing landscapes for photographers. The best vacation along this area is taking a cruise from Ushuaia through the canal, bays, and islets, plus there are plenty of great animals, birds, and places to see.

Some of the sights and activities around the Beagle Canal include the following:

• One of the best activities to see the Beagle Canal up close is via a cruise. It also allows passengers to see many of the birds along the Isla de Los Pajaros and the Isla de Los Lobos.

• Seafaring travelers will have a great time sailing on the catamarans or sailboats that can be rented for experienced sailors, or three-hour tours are also available for those less experienced sailors who also enjoy being on the water... read more arrow

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Tierra del Fuego
The Land of Fire – that is Tierra del Fuego, one of the hottest destinations in this side of Chile and Argentina. Tierra del Fuego is full of promise – its many islands entice you to their shores, into an adventure unlike any other. It really is a combination of fire and ice. It is near the Antarctic Polar Circle, while also belonging to the southern end of the American continent. Its great contrasts form part of its attraction – perfectly blending the desolate with the magnificent, the majestic with the lowly and ordinary. Its perpetually snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, cliffs and verdant valleys make it one of the destinations you should discover... read more arrow
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The Lake District of Argentina is in Patagonia's northernmost point, and has some of the most spectacular scenery with snow-capped mountains, and beautifully clear lakes. This area truly gets the traveler back to the basics of nature.

Some of the wonderful scenery and activities that travelers can participate in along Argentina's beautiful Lake District include:

• The Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi is one of the most popular National Parks in Argentina and is perfect for hikers in the summer and skiers in the wintertime to see some of the most remarkable surroundings.

• The Arrayán is located in the Nacional Los Arrayanes Parque with exceptionally beautiful flora in the summer time and a great place for hikers who enjoy some challenging peaks such as Volcano Lanin... read more arrow
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In northwestern Argentina in the San Juan province lays the remarkable national park and geological formation of Valle de la Luna – Ischigualasto. It's close to the border of Chile and also borders the Talampaya National Park in La Rioja. It's part of the Pampean Hills and features some amazing scenery, and it's historically important.

There are a variety of things to do in this Valle de la Luna – Ischigualasto, such as:

• Paleontologists, and dinosaur lovers, will find some of the oldest known dinosaur bones from the late Triassic period and it provides an incredible study of the ancient mammals of the time as well... read more arrow
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The Nahuel Huapi National Park was set up in 1934 and is Argentina's oldest and largest national park. In the midst of the park stands the Nahuel Huapi Lake at the foothills of the Patagonian Andes. It spans an area of 7,050 sq. km and comprises three geographical zones—the Altoandino with perennial snow at an altitude of 5,200 ft, the Andino-Patagónico at lower levels and the Patagonian steppe. The dominant parts of this park are the Andes Mountains, lakes, waterfalls, rives, snowy peaks, glaciers and lush green forests. Chile lies on its west side.

The park has rich flora and fauna... read more arrow
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The Perito Moreno Glacier is located in the Los Glaciares National Park, south-west Santa Cruz province, Argentina. It is one of the most important attractions of the Argentine Patagonia. It has an area of 250 sq km, is 30 km long and is one of the 48 glaciers the Southern Patagonian Ice Field feeds from the Andes Mountains. This ice field is the world's No. 3 largest fresh water reserve.

Due to the accessibility and size of the Perito Moreno glacier, it is a really big tourist attraction in south Patagonia. It is the epitome of natural beauty and the magnificence of Argentina... read more arrow
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Near El Chaltén village is Monte Fitz Roy, located near the south Patagonian Ice Field, Patagonia, Argentina. It is known variously as Cerro Chaltén, Cerro Fitz Roy and Mount Fitz Roy. Though just half the sizes of the Himalayas, trekkers here find it extremely difficult to climb the granite faces of these mountains. It lies in the northern part of the magnificent Parque Nacional Los Glaciers, part of the largest icecap outside of the polar region, called Hielo Sur. Monte Fitz Roy is a trail that begins in the plains and rises gradually till it meets the Andes. It is located in the Los Glacieres National Park and takes about a week's trek to complete... read more arrow
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At the heart of Argentina's wine making industry is Mendoza Province, responsible for a large majority of the major wineries here. Today, this region has emerged as a brilliant wine destination of this country.

Grape varieties: Situated in the eastern foothills of the Andes, vineyards are planted at a height of 1,970–3,610 feet above sea level. The main wine producing areas are Maipú and Luján where the pink-skinned grapes, the Criolla Grande and Cereza, are grown. However, the pride of this region is the Malbec variety, closely followed by Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Tempranillo... read more arrow
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On the Northeastern coast of Patagonia in Argentina, lays one of the most beautiful places in the world called the Valdez Peninsula and in 1999 it was listed by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites. It is relatively close to Puerto Madryn, and for those who truly want to get away from it all, this is the ideal spot.

Nature lovers will absolutely love some of the things to see and do in this remarkable Valdez Peninsula include:

• For whale loves, this is one of the best (of the very limited places) to get a good viewing of the Southern Right Whales, as well as Orcas, between May and December. Make sure to have cameras ready and look for their babies during this time as well... read more arrow
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Northwestern Argentina seems to have an abundance of some of the most amazing scenery in the world, and the Quebrada de Humahuaca is a narrow valley in the Jujuy province, lying 932 miles north of Buenos Aires. It's a 96 mile log valley that has a border by the Sub Andean hills to the east and the high plains Altiplano at the widest point of the Andes.

There are a variety of activities in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, including:

• The town of Humahuaca is a main town of this long valley whose most famous feature is the Church's clock tower with the figure of Saint Francisco Solano that comes out and makes the sign of the cross at noon every day when the clock chimes 12... read more arrow
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A barrio or neighborhood of Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aires, La Boca is very European in its appearance since its early settlers were from Genoa, Italy. It is one of Buenos Aires's 48 barrios and is located in the southeast part of the city, near its old port. Most people residing here are chiefly Spanish, Italian, French, German, Basque and Arab.

Walk down the road and discover the city's pedestrian arts and crafts. Or take a river cruise; or watch Tango dancers on cobbled streets. You can also take a row boat to Avellaneda.

Here are a few things that you just can't miss…

Clara Chevalier Museum: Ms... read more arrow

* Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

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