Argentina has a huge variety of different environments – urban metropolis, towering mountains, huge waterfalls, glaciers and vineyards. So, given the choice, it’s been quite difficult to narrow this list down to ten – but here they are – our ten picture perfect spots in Argentina. How many have you seen, and how many are on your bucket list?
1) Quebrada de Cafayate
Quebrada de Cafayate is a canyon in Argentina’s Valles Calchaquíes region. This sandstone canyon is visually stunning thanks to its unusual rock formations and the color of the stone. The views you get from here are awesome in every sense of the word. If you take an organized tour through this area – you’ll be able to drive right to the heart of the canyon and see some of the most unusual rock formations that go by the name of the Monk, Los Castillos and El Obelisco.
2) Talampaya National Park
You’ll find Talampaya National Park in La Rioja Province and it’s home to the Argentina’s most important archaeological sites. Fossil remains found here prove that dinosaurs once roamed this area 250 million years ago. Not only is it fascinating, it is stunning to look at, thanks to the dramatic shape and color of the stones.
3) Cueva de las Manos
This cave is a hugely important historical site, but it’s also an amazing visual sight. It’s full of prehistoric cave paintings, like these handprints and animal shapes, that are over 9,000 years old!
4) Buenos Aires
The capital city of Argentina is also her largest metropolis. It is a vibrant, culturally rich city, which makes it picture perfect. Look out for the colorful European architecture, nightlife, and street tango - particularly in the La Boca neighborhood (pictured above).
Ushuaia is the gateway to Antarctica – one of the world’s last, and greatest, wildernesses. It was once a penal colony because of its remote location. It is fascinating to think that this is the world’s southernmost city. Visitors love its remote feel and remarkable beauty.
6) Iguazu Falls
The Iguazu Falls are a series of waterfalls on the Iguazu River, which sits close to the border between Argentina and Brazil. It’s surrounded by rich and lush vegetation and you can take a boat ride close to the bottom of the falls – close enough to feel the moisture from the falls on your face.
7) Puerto Madryn
Located in Argentine Patagonia, Puerto Madryn is a picture perfect spot as it’s here you might see whales in the bay, or penguins from the local colony. Originally settled by the Welsh, you can still see their influence today in the buildings and architecture as well as the food – which will include tea and scones!
8) Monte Fitz Roy
Monte Fitz Roy is one of the most iconic peaks in the Andes. Located in Southern Patagonia, close to Chile, Monte Fitz Roy is a stunning granite mountain that towers above glacial lakes. It is revered by both mountain climbers as well as photographers!
9) Perito Moreno Glacier
This glacier is located in Los Glaciares National Park. It is one of the most popular and accessible tourist attractions in Argentina. It’s 30km in length and just one example of the vast variety of scenery in Argentina.
10) Salinas Grandes
The Salinas Grandes is in the North West of Argentina. It’s a huge salt plain – some of which is used for mining. It was originally a lake, which is now dried up, and sits 3350m above sea level. Remember to bring your sunglasses, as it is spectacularly bright.
Explore with Gray Line Argentina
If you’re looking for a way to explore the picture perfect spots in Argentina – then Gray Line Argentina is your perfect companion. We are both a local expert and a global leader in sightseeing – we’ve been doing this for over 100 years! We’ll show you the breadth and variety that Argentina has to offer with our sightseeing trips operating from the buzz of Buenos Aires to the pristine peacefulness of Antarctica, and everything in between. For more information, check out our website at: http://www.graylineargentina.com