The Valdes Peninsula is located on the southern coast of Argentina in a region called Patagonia. It is an incredible nature reserve rich in rare wildlife such as (killer) whales, penguins, sea lions and elephant seals. The beaches and waters in this area are beautiful and for the most part still natural. Various day trips are available here. It is a sparsely populated area and it is known as one of the most important and beautiful national parks in South America.
Wine lovers will undoubtedly have heard about Mendoza, because this is the famous wine region of Argentina. You can find more than 1,000 excellent bodegas (wineries) here, in many of them you can overnight as well. Mendoza itself is also scenic and beautiful, but most people come here to experience the wine country. The city, located at the foot of the Andes mountains, was destroyed by the earthquake of 1861, but has been rebuilt and during the reconstruction extra attention was paid to decorations such as tiles, murals, statues and fountains. This gives the city a beautiful atmosphere.
Tierra del Fuego is a national park at the most southern tip of Argentina. The entire area is actually an island, or several islands, just below Patagonia. Here you will find one of the most isolated, pristine and breathtaking natural areas on the planet. Tierra del Fuego is not only located in Argentina, this special area is shared with Chile. The western side of Tierra del Fuego belongs to Chile. The eastern side belongs to Argentina. While it is expensive and time consuming to get there, you will be rewarded with beautiful mountain scenery and wildlife. It is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.
When you think of Argentina, perhaps you’ll also think of the vast pampas with its gauchos (South American cowboys), horses and empty plains. These areas of Argentina starts just outside the bustling capital of Buenos Aires. There you can find gauchos and you can participate in various activities such as horse riding, cycling or walking around the beautiful grounds. You will also enjoy typical Argentinian meals in this area and learn more about their way of life and history.
Bariloche is located along the shore of the clear watered glacial Nahuel Huapi Lake, in the middle of the Rio Negro National Park. It is actually called San Carlos de Bariloche and it is one of the most beautiful cities in South America. The city has strong influences from various European countries and this is clearly reflected in the Swiss alpine-style architecture. This, combined with the many summer and winter activities and the unique landscape, makes it a popular destination in Argentina.