5 Must See Places To Visit In Argentina

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Looking to travel Argentina? Perhaps you’re trying to find inspiration for your travel bucket-list? Explore world famous waterfalls, hike or ski down snowy mountain regions or test out your taste buds with Argentine cuisine – whatever you desire to see when you visit Argentina, find it in our helpful travel guide below and re-discover your wanderlust.

Travel to Argentina: Must See Destinations

What To Do In Argentina

  • Patagonia
  • Mendoza
  • Beunos Aires
  • Bariloche
  • Iguazu Falls

1. Explore Patagonia

El Chalten, Image courtesy of Explore.

As one of the closest points in the world to the Antarctic, find beauty like never before when you experience Patagonia. An essential stop for any traveller to Argentina, the Patagonia region is lined with incredible ice rivers, snow-covered mountain peaks, glaciers and ice fields, stunning national parks and more, spanning Argentina and Chile. Find these majestic icy features paired with wild nature in huge open spaces of land, waiting to be explored. Pack your most protective clothing for these adventures and be prepared to witness once in a lifetime beauty first-hand.

Yvonne Ramsay, Senior Operations Manager at Explore.

“Travelling to the end of the earth – otherwise known as Patagonia definitely lived up to its expectations. The scenery; glaciers, mountain peaks and its remoteness combined with the welcoming local people made this an incredible travel experience. I loved sailing along the Beagle Channel to see the abundance of wildlife including sea lions, cormorant colonies and Penguins – there were hundreds of them!

My top tip? Prepare yourself for cold temperatures even in the summer months there (December – February). Pack lots of layers and a pair of comfortable walking shoes to ensure you get the most out of this unforgettable region.”

Senior Operations Manager, Yvonne Ramsay at Explore.

2. Take a Tipple in Mendoza

Experience the deliciously laid-back wine town of Mendoza, located in Argentina’s Cuyo region. Enjoy a tipple of Malbec alongside other exquisite red wines to tantalise your taste buds, truly experiencing the wine culture that is a key part of the Argentine cuisine. Wind down the wide leafy avenues and streets, or take to the bicycle route – there are trips available to explore the Mendoza vineyards by bike, with frequent pit-stops for more refreshing wine, which can be an interesting ride on a bicycle!

Find the hustle and bustle of atmospheric cafés and plazas situated just a stone’s throw away from the vineyards; Mendoza creates a relaxed vibe resulting in it being one of the best places to visit in Argentina. The nightlife allows Mendoza to come into its own where lively bars and buzzing restaurants spill onto the sidewalks creating a community vibe perfect for an evening out. With everything you need at your fingertips, linger in this beautiful wine town and properly soak up the Argentine culture.

2. Take a Tipple in Mendoza

Experience the deliciously laid-back wine town of Mendoza, located in Argentina’s Cuyo region. Enjoy a tipple of Malbec alongside other exquisite red wines to tantalise your taste buds, truly experiencing the wine culture that is a key part of the Argentine cuisine. Wind down the wide leafy avenues and streets, or take to the bicycle route – there are trips available to explore the Mendoza vineyards by bike, with frequent pit-stops for more refreshing wine, which can be an interesting ride on a bicycle!

Find the hustle and bustle of atmospheric cafés and plazas situated just a stone’s throw away from the vineyards; Mendoza creates a relaxed vibe resulting in it being one of the best places to visit in Argentina. The nightlife allows Mendoza to come into its own where lively bars and buzzing restaurants spill onto the sidewalks creating a community vibe perfect for an evening out. With everything you need at your fingertips, linger in this beautiful wine town and properly soak up the Argentine culture.

3. Escape to Buenos Aires

As the capital of the Argentine Republic, Buenos Aires lives up to expectations as one of the top cities to visit in Argentina – this massive city is a tourist hot-spot filled with historic monuments, football stadiums, La Boca’s iconic coloured houses and much more. The La Bombonera stadium is a well-known sport arena, popular among many people visiting Argentina looking to get a glimpse of some live sport action during their stay. See the streets coloured yellow and blue on match days and experience the true Argentine sporting culture.

For something a little more historic, explore the Cementerio de la Recoleta – a cemetery inside the city centre. As one of the top Argentine points of interest, wander through the city of the dead in the very much alive city of Buenos Aires. Statues and mausoleums line the streets with creepy crypts to peer into, history oozing at every turn. The cemetery is predominantly home to the rich and famous, including past presidents, military heroes and more influential people who have touched Argentine culture.

4. Bask in the Beauty of Bariloche

Snow-covered mountains in the winter and exquisite peaks to hike in the summer, the Laho Nahuel Huapi National Park is home to San Carlos de Bariloche, arguably one of the best places to visit in Argentina with its unimaginable beauty. A mass of lakes and forest-covered mountains, this area is an essential when you travel to Argentina, perfect for ski-lovers in the winter and mountain hikers in the summer. Well known for its alpine culture, the city of Bariloche has much to offer the active tourist exploring Argentina.

Not only does Bariloche have the most gorgeous settings imaginable, but it is also the chocolate capital of Argentina. Taste Argentine cuisine and satisfy your sweet tooth whilst skiing through snowy hills, or lounging at the lakeside. With numerous lakes surrounding the areas of this popular tourist destination, you can discover beauty snowboarding down the mountains, paragliding high above the lakes or playing in competitive snow polo with friends – Bariloche is a must see place when you visit Argentina.

5. Refresh and Relax at Iguazu Falls

As one of the ultimate Argentina destinations to visit, feel the cool spray of the largest waterfall systems in the world when you explore the Iguazu Falls. Located on the border between Argentina and Brazil, these incredible falls can be accessed from either side, as well as from the border with Paraguay. Travel Argentina to witness these breath-taking views first-hand – at 82m high and 2,700m wide, the falls dominate the area of Misiones with an amazing 275 drops.

Experience the powerful sound of the cascades crashing against rocks right in the midst of the beautiful rainforest-populated Iguazu National Park. Take long walks through the park, or catch the Cataratas train to where the waterfall walks begin. With ample opportunities to explore, this is one of the best places to visit in Argentina with enough to entertain you for at least two days. Pair picturesque waterfalls with the wildlife of the tropical rainforest jungle – one of the ultimate places to visit in Argentina.

What do I need to travel to Argentina?

Found the best places to visit in Argentina? Book now with Explore to ensure a safe and secure experience when you travel to Argentina. But make sure you remember to buy all your protective travel clothing before you jet off – the right clothing is essential for travel in Argentina. From protective walking trousers to waterproof jackets and coats, browse through Craghoppers’ protective clothing range today.

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Perito Moreno National Park, Image courtesy of Explore.

What to wear in Argentina

Wondering what do people wear in Argentina? Argentine weather can be unpredictable, ranging from scorching sunny days to cold icy mornings. To ensure you’re best prepared for when you travel to Argentina, take into account the climate for when you wish to travel. Craghoppers supply all-year-round clothes designed to protect you from any weather – browse through our range to find the perfect protective clothing for your trip. Argentina is a largely Catholic country – this could also impact what you pack in the suitcase. Be aware your shoulders and chest may need to be covered when exploring historical churches and religious sites – why not try one of our lightweight fleeces?

And don’t forget to share your best spontaneous travel moments in Argentina with us – simply use the hashtag #mycraghoppers on Instagram or Twitter.

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