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Top Ten Places To Visit In Argentina

Feb 18, 2008
Argentina is home to some of the best tourist attractions in South America., and with its rich Spanish culture, you will find it a culturally rich destination when it comes to music, dance, architecture and most especially food. Here, because of its diverse climate, you can do a myriad of things from hiking in the rainforests to skiing or trekking the glaciers, from immersing yourself in culture and history to taking part in eco-tours, from enjoying the rich food and night life to nights of camping and days of diving. Here are 10 things you can do or go to in this fabulous country:

1.) Buenos Aires

The first Argentina destination you would probably find yourself in is this vibrant city offers much when it comes to entertainment. It has Spanish inspired-architecture and culture to the beat of the nightlife or the exotic delicacies. Here, your senses will definitely be stretched to the fullest in this magical city.

2.) Cordoba

Come to this other great city in Argentina. Here, you will feel like you have traveled back in time as you immerse yourself in the colonial architecture. Its history is also known as one of the greatest western cities of the past.

3.) Pampas

Pampas gives you a glimpse of the wild wild west as it was during the past. Here, you will see Gaucho cowboys living much like the cowboys of old. You can also see the flamingos in the great salt lakes of Argentina.

4.) Tiera del Fuego

In this southernmost of cities at the edge of the world, you will experience a breathtaking myriad of flora and fauna never seen in other places. The marine life here is also something to behold as you go kayaking, fishing or just plain sightseeing. Because of this, a lot flock to this area yearly.

5.) Patagonia

Patagonia is home to the route of the great southern whale as it returns every year to the coast of the Peninsula Valdez. You can also visit one of UNESCO's world heritage sites, Alto Valle Rio Pinturas. You can also see the paintings of the river valley in Santa Cruz where ancient paintings adorn the cave walls.

6.) Iguazu Waterfalls

Found in Iguazu National Park, it is one of the most powerful waterfalls of the world. The park itself is home to a wide variety of subtropical plants and animals. So strap on your backpack and get ready for a wonderful trip through nature.

7.) Mendoza

This is the center of commerce of an area blessed with vineyards and snow. Here, you can ski to your heart's content at such international ski centers such as Las Lenas and Los Penitentes while sipping homegrown wine fresh from the fields. In this place, you can also go kayaking, bicycling or hiking through nature.

8.) Talampaya

Home to the long extinct dinosaurs and some of the first men who walked the earth, Talampaya is found on the southern part of La Rioja. Today, this place is a hotbed of archaeological and paleontologic finds. In this remote dessert, you will indeed be at awe at the majestic geological formations that dots the landscape.

9.) Valdez Peninsula, Chubut

The Valdez Peninsula in Chubut serves as a refuge for armies of extraordinary animals such as elephant seals, different species of penguins, and the Austral Right Whales. Moreover, you can also relax in the hot baths or perhaps trek in the glaciers of San Rafael. You will definitely not run out of things to do and see here.

10.) Puerto Madryn

It is located north of Trelew. This beach and tourist paradise offers diverse activities such as yachting, windsurfing, sport fishing, and diving. More than that, it is also home to some of the best hotels and restaurants in the country where they serve delectable seafood and bars where dancing can go on all night.
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Jonathan Williams is the travel writer for Destination Guide TV - the place to share travel videos. Visit http://www.destinationguide.tv/argentina to view or share Argentina travel videos.
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