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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.

Julie Olagnol
At the foot of the Andes, Mendoza is a village in the centre west of Argentina, not far from the Chilean frontier, and 1,000 km from Buenos Aires. It is the capital of Grand Mendoza region and famous for it high quality wine.
Tilcara is a small town located right in the middle of the beautiful mountainous region known as the Quebrada de Humahuaca, in northwest Argentina.
A wine producing region, popular with tourists and close to Mendoza.
San Igancio contains the ruins of a Jesuit mission. The site is located in Misiones Province and lies one hour by road from the city of Posadas.
La Aguadita thermal waters, or La Aguada de los Chanampas, are situated about 15 km north of Tinogasta in the province of Catamarca.
A national park in Argentine Patagonia, around Nahuel Huapi Lake, famous for being the last forest in the world with this type of tree that never loses its leaves.
Cerro Arenales is a 3,400 m high mountain in the heart of the Andes.
Cerro San Lorenzo is a 3,700 m high mountain on the frontier between Argentina and Chile.
On the frontier with Argentina, on the borders of Lake General Carrera, the little village of Chile Chico is the last crossing point into Argentina if you don't want to continue on to Villa O'Higgins on the Carretera Austral.
500 km from El Calafate is La Cueva de las Manos, one of the most interesting archaeological sites in Argentina.
Chuy is a small seaside resort on the border of Uruguay and Brazil.
In the heart of Catamarca province, about an hour's drive from Antofagasta de la Sierra,is El Peñón, one of the least polluted places on the planet.
El Soberbio is a town in the province of Misiones, near the Brazilian border.
Estancia Haberton s a ranch located about 50 miles from Ushuaia on the Beagle Channel in Tierra del Fuego.
Lake Fagnano, also known by its Indian name, Lake Cami, is about 60 km from Ushuaia, near the little town of Tolhuin, in Tierra del Fuego.
Galán Volcano is located in the province of Catamarca, in the north of Argentina.
Situated in Chile, the San Rafael Glacier forms part of the Northern Patagonian Ice Field.
Gordon Island is a Chilean island in the Beagle Channel, not far from the "end of the world": Ushuaia.
Laguna Grande, which lies just a few tens of kilometres from the village of El Peñón, is home to a wild colony of pink flamingoes.
Los Colorados is a group of red and ochre rocks in North West Argentina.
Malargüe is a department and a town situated in the south of Mendoza province.
Portillo Argentino is on the route to Portillo Piuquenes or Paso Portillo, the path in the heart of the Andes which joins Argentina to Chile, about 100 km from Mendoza.
Portillo Piuquenes is better known under the name of Paso El Portillo . It is a path that connects Argentina to Chile that is only accessible on foot.
A city in extreme northeastern Argentina and the capital of the Missiones region.
Real de la Cruz is a military refuge on the trail that links Argentina to Chile, in the heart of the Andean Cordillera, about 100km or so from Mendoza.
Refugio Scaravelli is a refuge on the trail to Portillo Piuquenes, in Tunuyán department, right in the heartof Mendoza province.
The little fishing village of Cochamó is a wonderful place located on the Reloncaví Estuary, looking out over the fjord and towards the Hornopirén Volcano. As it winds its way up the forested "La Junta" valley, the Cochamó River presents a wonderful sight. This is a place you're guaranteed to fall in love with!
Rio Manso is in Nahuel Huapi National Park in Argentine Patagonia.
 The village of San Agustin del Valle Fertil is in the north east of San Juan. It's the main entrance point to Ischigualasto Park.
San Antonio de Areco is one of the oldest villages in Argentina and the home of the gaucho.
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