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An update from Evaneos

Best places to visit in Argentina

From the Andes Mountains to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, a rich culture, fantastic food and above all happy and friendly people. It is very easy and safe to get around.

As Argentina is the land of wide open spaces, you have to choose to where to visit so you don't spend your life on a bus. You can rely on the advice from the Evaneos travel community. Whether you talk to tango dancers or intrepid hikers, they will all provide advice to help you make a decision. Depending on the season, you'll get to know the best areas to visit.  

A trip to Argentina starts in Buenos Aires, a European-inspired city with unique neighbourhoods: La Boca with its colourful houses, San Telmo with its antiques market, and Recoleta with its cemetery, etc. Not far from Buenos Aires is Iguazu National Park and it's an essential part of your trip. Iguazu's waterfalls are among the most spectacular in the world.

Head down the Atlantic coast towards Ushuaia. On the way, stop over in Puerto Madryn, the gateway to the Valdès Peninsula where you'll see killer whales and sea lions. You can then travel across Patagonia's haciendas before spending a few days hiking in Ushuaia, the charming port at the ends of the earth with a ski resort atmosphere, and you can then visit El Calafate and come face to face with the terrifying Perito Moreno glacier. On your way back, head for Bariloche's lake district.

If you opt for the north, expect to see beautiful Andean scenery with colourful mountains and cactus deserts. Hire a car to Mendoza or Salta and discover the Quebrada de Cafayate and the charming city of Cachi. Then head towards Humahuaca on the Brazilian border where you can admire the impressive seven colour mountain in Purnamarca.

Just have a look on the Evaneos website to find images of all these natural wonders.

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Reminiscent of Switzerland or Austria, this is a great spot in the north of Argentinian Patagonia.
Cerro Torre is located in Los Glacieres National Park, in Argentine Patagonia, and is reputed to be one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb.
Situated in the Santa Cruz Province of Argentinian Patagonia, La Cueva de las Manos is home to some incredible cave art.
La Garganta del Diablo (The Devil's Throat) is the highest of the waterfalls at Iguaçu. A thunderous, roaring and highly impressive spectacle to see, it's definitely something not to miss under any circumstances during your trip.
Lying at the extreme south of the planet, the Antarctic Peninsula is an incredibly beautiful place to explore.
A natural border between Argentina and Brazil, the town of Iguaçu is home to famous, spectacular falls, considered to be some of the finest in the world.
The Iguazu waterfalls are a natural wonder. They are in the middle of a tropical forest, between Argentina and Brazil, and are absolutely unmissable.
Ten times the size of Loch Ness, Lake General Carrera marks the border between Chile and Argentina. There is more of it on the Chilean side than the Argentine, and it also has a different name in Argentina where is it called Lake Buenos Aires.
A lake that is located at the foot of the famous mountain Fitz Roy in Los Glaciares National Park, in Argentine Patagonia.
A 350km trans-Andean road that links Mendoza with Santiago and considered to be one of the most beautiful routes in the world.
Maimara is a traditional village in the colourful Andean mountains of northwest Argentina.
Los Glaciares National Park is in Argentine Patagonia, near the border with Chile. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and its landscapes are unbelievably magnificent. As the name indicates, the glaciers are the stars of the show.
Lanín National Park is located in the southern part of Neuquén Province. The town of San Martin de los Andes, located at the heart of the Argentine lake district. serves as the gateway to the park. 
An Andean pass that links Jujuy in Argentina with San Pedro de Atacama in Chile.
Perito Moreno is one of the most famous glaciers in Argentine Patagonia. Perito Moreno is an unmissable experience, in the Los Glaciares National Park, less than two hours from El Calafate.
180 km from Puerto Madryn is Punta Tombo and the biggest penguin colony in the world.
A stunning red and ochre-coloured canyon in northwest Argentina.
Quilmes ruins is the most significant pre-Hispanic site that you will see during your trip to Argentina.
Salinas Grandes is one of Argentina's "picture postcard" spots - a paradise of white at an altitude of 3,350 m. These salt flats are between Purmamarca and San Antonio de los Cobres in Jujuy province. 
The Valdès peninsula is famous for its outstanding wild life and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is on the Atlantic coast of the north of Patagonia and extends over almost 4,000 km².  
A valley in the Nahuel Huapi National Park in Patagonia, that leads to the legendary climbers' favourite - the Frey needle.
Les viñas del Cafayate or Cafayate and its vines; a wine producing region in Argentina.
At 6,600 metres high, Tupungato is one of the giants of the Andes.
At 220km from El Calafate, El Chaltén is a little isolated town in the heart of Patagonia's beautiful countryside. El Chaltén is the perfect departure point for the region's many hikes.
Buenos Aires is known as the most Europeanised town inArgentina. Even so, you'll benefit from a complete change of scenery! A must during a trip to this country. 
Fitz Roy's peak rises 3,441 metres above El Chaltén, which is 220 km from El Calafate. All around it is, indisputably, the most beautiful scenery in the whole of Patagonia.
A National Park in northern Argentine Patagonia and one of the country's most touristic places.
At 65km from Jujuy, the village of Purmamarca, in the heart of Quebrada de Humahuaca, is home to a geological gem, the Mountain of Seven Colours. A million times better than expected!
When you come out of the Bay of Ushuaia, the legendary Beagle Channel is only 150 km of sailing from the even more legendary Cape Horn.
Ischigualasto is a natural park and palaeontological site in the north of Argentina, in the province of San Juan.