The highest peak in the western hemisphere can be found right the heard of Argentina. There are great adventures for hiking and even the avid climber. The beauty that can be found will astound you & the views from the peaks will truly take your breath.
2: Explore Buenos Aires
There is much to see here in this metropolis for cosmopolitans. Take a walk through the center of the city through Plaza de Mayo to familiarize yourself with the city and its history where many historical events took place.
3: Perito Glacier
This site is excellent for all ages, and you can walk right up and along side the glacier to experience them first hand. Located in Los Glaciares National Park it is also one of the world's largest reserve of fresh water.
4: Iguazu Falls
Iguazu, meaning 'great waters' is surrounded by national parks on both the Argentina and the Brazil sides. The falls themselves are divided into 275 separate falls, the highest being the Devil's Throat, higher than Niagara Falls at 70 m. Jump on a boat that will take you right under the falls, an awesome experience.
Argentina, with its infinite variety of landscapes and geographic zones, provides plenty of opportunities for those who like to take on nature up close and on foot. Northern Argentina offers unique desert landscapes, lush subtropical rainforest and of course the thunderous Iguazu Falls, on the border with Brazil. To the south, trekkers are greeted with the awe-inspiring scenery of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Treks are often combined with cruises through colorful port towns, verdant fjords, and rugged, glacier-topped mountains. The natural beauty of Argentina offers some of the best trekking in the world and numerous tour operators organize expeditions throughout the country.
6: Shop SanTelmo
Head over to San Telmo in Buenos Aires to shop amongst vibrant colors, exotic boutiques and cobble stone streets. If your feet still have energy, then take off your walking shoes and put on your dancing shoes to enjoy the vibrant life of the tango. Or if you just want to rest, relax at one of the world's best opera houses named Teatro Colon.
7: La Recoleta
Other places you may enjoy are the La Recoleta, a famous Argentina cemetery where aristocracy and military officials are buried including Juan Peron, several presidents and wealthy characters. You'll find this famous cemetery in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires.
8: Whale Watching
Then travel south to Valdez Peninsula where over two hundred thousand tourists visit each year to see the whales and orcas.
Mendoza is the Napa Valley of Argentina. Home of the Argentina favorite Malbec, these region combines the perfect balance of fertile soils and temperature to raise delicious types of wines. You can take a wine tour in the region, go white water rafting, take a look at the unique Inca bridge, and most importantly go para gliding through the Andes Mountains.
10: Glaciers Mountains
The highest peak in the western hemisphere can be found right the heard of Argentina. There are great adventures for hiking and even the avid climber. The beauty that can be found in breathtaking and you can pick and choose where in Argentina to see them depending on your tastes. Glaciers in Calafate will astound you and the views from the peaks will truly take your breathe away.
There are an unlimited amount of things to do in Argentina. You can visit the self proclaimed 'Southern Most City in the World' and even send your friends postcards from where the Pan American Highway ends! There are penguins galore throughout the coasts if you visit the cities of Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia. You can even interact with Penguins and the Sea Lions, walk among the colonies of a million penguins and touch and play with Sea Lions.
Argentina offers some wonderful white-water rafting opportunities, ranging from grade 2 through to 4, offering exciting rides through magnificent scenery. One of the most popular routes is on the turbulent Rio Mendoza, cutting through mountain gorges, and on the Rio Manso through the southern part of the Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. The town of Esquel is also used as a base for rafters wishing to tackle Chile's renowned Rio Futaleufu, with its Grade 5 rapids. Numerous operators offer day trips.
Fishing in Argentina is appealing to anglers of all types. Beginners to experts, spinners and fly-fishers are all like fish here: when they catch the Argentina bug, they're hooked. Argentina has a huge variety of fishing destinations. Patagonia makes for the best fly-fishing. Lower and deeper rivers are best suited for spinning and trolling. The Atlantic coast makes for innumerable sea fishing destinations. Each region has different fishing seasons but in general the best time to visit is in summer. Visitors should be careful to choose where their fishing trip is as regions have different fishing regulations for the different species. The Dorado, known for its fighting spirit and beautiful golden color, is the country's most prized fish. Sharing a conquistador's thirst for gold, fishermen are infatuated with its size and lustre. These beauties can be battled throughout the country's various terrains. Argentina's trout are equally versatile. Salmon were artificially introduced to the country for sport fishing and now thrive in its mountain streams.
The eastern slopes of the Andes are becoming increasingly popular with those seeking exhilarating skiing. Ski season in Argentina runs from June to September, with July and August bringing the most crowds to the resorts along with almost certain fresh snowfalls. Snow conditions vary from year to year, but there is usually excellent powder snow. Most prestigious of the resorts for downhill skiing is Las Lenas, which once hosted the World Cup. The oldest resort, Bariloche, offers good ski and beautiful views of the Nahuel Huapi region. Ushuaia offers fantastic cross-country skiing.
Argentina is a favored destination for serious mountain climbers, most intent on conquering one of the highest peaks in the world, Aconcagua, west of Mendoza. Other challenging climbs in the country are the Fitzroy Range in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares in Santa Cruz province, and the Sierra de la Fentana. Official climbing season is between 15 November and 15 March. Aconcagua can be climbed safely only by well-equipped teams who are in excellent physical shape, experienced, and led by expert guides. The various routes up the mountain offer all kinds of technical climbing challenges on rock, ice and snow.
Rosario offers museums of modern art, a blend of Spanish and Italian architecture, parks home to beautiful statues and monuments, beaches along the river front, restaurants with international cuisine and steakhouses where you can get the best and biggest Argentine beef steaks you have ever seen, or taste the local gourmet specialty - fresh river fish.
17: Historical Murals
The eastern side of Calle San Juan, between Placido Martinez and Quintana, has a series of striking Historical Murals, extending more than 100m around the corner onto Quintana. These very attractive works chronicle the city's history since colonial times; full marks to the council. There's also a monument honoring Corrientes' substantial Italian community.
18: Nahuel Huapi National Park
In the foothills of the Andes mountains, Patagonia, Argentina, embracing part of Neuquen and Rio Negro provinces, lies Nahuel Huapy National Park, the oldest in Argentina (1934) and provably the most beautiful as well. Nahuel Huapi is a Mapuche word that means "Island of the Tiger". It's also the name of the park's most important lake, with an extension of 650 square kilometres. For nature lovers and outdoors enthusiasts this definitely is a must-do destination.
19: Capilla la Banda
This 18th-century Jesuit chapel, acquired by the Frias Silva family of Tucuman on the Jesuits expulsion and then expanded in the 1830s, was restored to its original configuration in the 1970s. Note the escape tunnel in the chapel. A small archaeological collection consisting mostly of funerary urns, but also religious art of the Cuzco school, ecclesiastical vestments and period furniture that once belonged to the Frias Silvas is on display in the museum next door.
20: Balneario La Florida
The widest beach is at Balneario La Florida, with services including umbrellas, showers, clothing check and outdoor bars. The sidewalk stops at La Florida and picks up again at its northern edge at Costa Alta, where there are more beaches and a pier with boats to the islands.