Top 5 Attractions for Nature Lovers in Argentina

Argentina, the second largest country of South America, is home to many natural attractions. For instance, Aconcagua, the highest peak in the American continent, is located in the Western part of the country. The southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, is also located near the southern tip of Argentina. The country’s abundant natural resources and amazing landforms attract many adventure seekers and nature lovers, to seek out flights to this beautiful destination every year.

Iguazu Falls

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With a height of about 2,700 metres, Iguaçu (Iguazu) Falls is one of the world’s largest and the most extraordinary waterfalls. Situated on the border of Argentina and Brazil, it is magnificently surreal. You will also witness dazzling rainbows forming over the falls here. A train journey through Puerto Iguazú will take you to this beautiful destination.

Monte Fitz Roy

Located in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, Monte Fitz Roy is a mountain with a height of 3,375 metres and lies on the border of Chile and Argentina. The mountain draws many nature photographers and climbers from all over the world. Because of its unique shape, it is known to be one of the toughest and the most technically challenging mountains to climb in the world,. The mountain was first scaled by Lionel Terray and Guido Magnone in 1952.

Valdes Peninsula

Valdes Peninsula is counted amongst the most important nature reserves of the country in terms of geology and fauna. There are many different animals such as elephant seals, sea lions and even penguins (only at certain months of the year) inhabiting the coastline. If you love marine life, you’re in for a treat. From May to December, whales can be found in the waters, between the Patagonian mainland and the Valdes Peninsula.

Perito Moreno Glacier

Situated in the Los Glaciares National Park, the Perito Moreno Glacier is a gigantic glacier. It is counted amongst one of the most significant tourist destinations of the country because of its easy accessibility, size and magnificence. There are trails and viewing platforms which make the visit pleasant and enjoyable. You can alternatively choose to hop on boat tours to view the Moreno Glacier, for a more thrilling experience.

Ibera Wetlands

The Ibera Wetlands, the second-largest wetlands in the world, is a true delight for photographers and nature lovers.  It boasts some of the most varied animal life in Argentina such as capybaras, pampas deer, caimans, howler monkeys, maned wolves, armadillos and different species of birds. You can explore this place on horseback, by boat and on foot.