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Where To Go In Argentina

Salta & the northwest The Iguazú waterfalls The Iberá wetlands The Sierras of Córdoba The vineyards of Mendoza Buenos Aires & the Pampas The Patagonian lake district The Whales of Peninsula Valdes The Glaciers national park Tierra del Fuego & Antarctica Image Map

Knowing where to go in Argentina can be a tricky. It is the eighth largest country in the world – covering over a million square miles – and if you drove its length it would be like driving from London to Rome and back. This map will help you get your bearings within its myriad of habitats and cultures.

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Salta & the Northwest

Where to go in Argentina

Salta & the Northwest once lay in the heartland of the Inca Empire and their influences remain woven in amongst the Spanish colonial architecture, strong gaucho culture and kaleidoscopic landscapes of this extraordinarily contrasting region.
Ideal time to travel: March to November

The Iguazú Waterfalls

Where to go in Argentina

13 million litres a second cascade over the Iguazu waterfalls and almost half of that falls down the narrow chasm known as the Devil’s throat. It is one of natures greatest wonders and it is situated in the fascinating province of Misiones. 
Ideal time to travel: March to October

The Iberá wetlands

Where to go in Argentina

The Iberá Wetlands cover an area the size of Belgium, they are a mixture of marshlands, lagoons and savannah grasslands. The region boasts a wide variety of wildlife, including: otters, howler monkeys, marsh deer, wolves, alligators and capybaras (like giant hamsters).
Ideal time to travel: October & November or March & April
Fishing season: September to April

The Sierras of Cordóba

Where to go in Argentina

Cordóba is the central province of Argentina and the centre of Gaucho culture. It is famous for its mild climate, rolling hills and the good nature of its people. Its geographical position has given it a front row seat in the history of the country, enabling it to become one of Argentina most prominent provinces and host to some of the most spectacular Estancias.
Ideal time to travel: October to April

The Vineyards of Mendoza

Where to go in Argentina

Verdant groves of peaches, cherries, apples, pears, nectarines, plums and of course Mendoza’s greatest attraction: the vineyards. This patchwork of plantations is caught between two extremes, the shimmering desert and the majestic Andes Mountains which also provide a towering backdrop to the province.
Ideal time to travel: October to April
Grape harvest: February to April

Buenos Aires & the Pampas

Where to go in Argentina

Buenos Aires is one of South America’s greatest metropolises and its relatively short history is one of constant drama. The city has always been at the forefront of Latin American art & literature and the roller-coaster politics have always provided both with plenty of inspiration and emotion to draw from.
Ideal time to travel: October & November or March & April
Polo seasons: September to December | February to May

The Patagonian Lake District

Where to go in Argentina

The Patagonian Lake District lies across the provinces of Neuquén and Rio Negro. It makes up the most fertile end of the Argentine Patagonia. A magnificent wilderness, where crystalline rivers and lakes weave from snow-capped mountains to forest-coated hills.
Ideal time to travel: November to March
Fishing season: November to March
Skiing season: June to October

The Whales of Peninsula Valdes

Where to go in Argentina

The world’s middle seat front row for marine fauna observation, the peninsula is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise with innumerable animals of a multitude of species passing by its shores each year – including over a thousand Right Whales.
Ideal time to travel: All year round: Penguins, Sea Lions, Elephant Seals |  Right whales: August to October | Dolphins: January to March
| Killer whales: March to September

The Glaciers National Park

Where to go in Argentina

The Glaciers National Park is set in amongst the immense Patagonian Andes. Here weaving your way through the crystalline lakes and deciduous forests the racket of the modern world becomes a distance memory.
Ideal time to travel: November to April
Fishing season: November to April

Tierra del Fuego & Antarctica

Where to go in Argentina

Known as where the world ends and home to some of Argentina’s wildest countryside. On it’s windswept coast you’ll see colonies of penguins and sea lions along with the mythical Albatross soaring in from the Atlantic. 
Ideal time to travel: November to March
Skiing season: June to September
Fishing season: November to March