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Top Things To Do In Argentina: Tourist Attractions

Is Argentina Dangerous?

Best things to do in Buenos Aires

Complete Argentina Pictures

Iguazu Falls Travel Tips


The tourist attractions in Argentina & top things to do in Argentina offer something for every traveler.  The country of Argentina is one of the most unique countries in the world in that it offers everything that a tourist could ask for, very similar to the United States.  Its a massive country in South America and the list of things to do in Argentina could really be endless.

I lived in Argentina for roughly 4 months and was able to see most of the major tourist sites.  Due to the economic problems in Europe, many Europeans are migrating to the charming capital, Buenos Aires.

Argentina is now beginning to have its own economic problems which is why I would urge to be careful when visiting the country.

Anything that your heart desires can be found in Argentina; from the award winning wine to the highest mountain in the western hemisphere, salt flats, great steak, access to Antarctica, and even glaciers and animals that you can get up close and personal with.

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Bueno Aires

Commonly known as the Paris of the South, it is internationally known for its impressive boulevards, outdoor cafes, and historical facades.  Being such a diverse city, this is usually the first place everyone explores for all the things to do in Argentina.  The cobblestone streets, boutiques, and shops give this city its exquisite old world European charm.

The city is also famous for its art and history museums as that  have become very popular.  The endless nightlife doesn’t begin until 2am and doesn’t end until sunrise and the city is the perfect combination for any traveler (especially for people like me: night owls).  Don’t forget to indulge in the café con leche, steak, and other meats that are readily available throughout the city.

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Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

Taller than Niagara falls and twice as wide, the Iguazu Falls on the border of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina are one of the most impressive sites that you will ever see in your travels around the world.  275 waterfalls cascade through the Argentinean and Brazilian national parks and once you see the Devil’s throat you won’t regret the trip (see video here).

Though one might be tempted to take a field trip and barrel over the edge, it is against the law so I would recommend the helicopter ride instead.

The Devil’s Throat is equally as breathtaking when standing right on top of the falls.  Don’t forget to take the boat ride on the river and into the falls as well as the truck ride through the forest.  Here is a comparison of Niagara Falls with Iguazu Falls.

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Vineyards in Mendoza

Mendoza

This picturesque city in the foothills of the Andes is right in the middle of Argentina’s famous wine country.  Commonly known as Argentina’s Napa and Sonoma valleys, here one can enjoy flavorful wines, fruits, and local delicacies.

Be sure to set aside time for viewing the varied countryside.  There is an extremely colorful Inca Bridge to see in the region and the tons of plazas to get to know in the city.  You can also find the western hemisphere’s tallest peak near Mendoza, Aconcagua.

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Penguins at Peninsula Valdez in Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Patagonia

There are few places on the Earth that are as isolated and beautiful as Patagonia.  It is one of the best kept secrets of Argentina and the world.  Hosting the self proclaimed “southern most city in the world”, Ushuaia is the gateway to Antarctica (Ushuaia is also a place where you can find cheap last minute cruises to Antarctica).

One can spend countless hours hiking, driving, and site seeing without running into other annoying tourists (I think you know you what I’m talking about).  One can also enjoy the numerous lakes and meadowlands that identify this area as one of the unique ecosystems of the world.

Because of the isolation its best to plan for a picnic, be advised however, uninvited guests (penguins) may arrive and plunder your sandwiches.

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Andes Mountains

Andes Mountains

The majestic mountains tower over the landscape forming the backbone of Argentina.  Glaciers defy the laws of gravity and skiing is widely available throughout many of the small rural villages found in this region.

Check out our Top 5 things to do on vacation for more things to do in Argentina.  We shot a great video in San Telmo Argentina of a great Buenos Aires sightseeing experience you will want to experience more than once!

Have fun on your trip!

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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

WanderingTrader December 9, 2011 at 9:20 am

Of course they are! Argentina is a very interesting place and one of the places in the world where you find everything that you want to see… only other place like that is United States

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Belinda January 14, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Your right, in school I am actually studying on Argentina and it is wonderful. Better than the Grand Canyon

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Ernie January 13, 2012 at 11:25 am

Argentina is very diverse. My father is from Mar del Plata Argentina. I go there every year. La Patagonia is an experience of a lifetime. Breath taking glaciers!

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Jackie January 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm

ITS SO AMAZING I CAN ONLY SAY THAT I WAS HELPING MY SON IN A PROJECT FOR SCHOOL AND WE DECIDED TO GO ON VACATION FOR NEXT YEAR……. BUT I CAN ALSO RECOMMEND PUERTO RICO THATS WERE WE FROM

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WanderingTrader March 15, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Imagine being able to get so close to them.. after cheetahs penguins are my favorite

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rAVEN March 26, 2012 at 8:36 pm

pENGUINS!!!!

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Kasiko May 3, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Penguini?

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Marcello May 28, 2012 at 9:42 pm

The penguins are in Punta Tombo Kasiko….

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Anoymous May 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Thank u This website really helped me with my school project!! :D

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Steven May 29, 2012 at 3:49 pm

penguins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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penguin June 18, 2012 at 8:50 pm

ready to touch penguins

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Marcello June 19, 2012 at 2:19 am

That was my plan.. until I saw the size of their beaks!!!!

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Antoinette B. | love.antoinette July 9, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I will definitely need to get in touch with you for more tips on Argentina once I touch down in November 2012!

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Marcello July 11, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Lets do it Antoinette :-)

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john August 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I love Penguins!!!!

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Wends of Journeys and Travels August 27, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Awesome this is! I liked to visit Casa Rosada and the iguazo falls. The penguins are cute :)

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katie October 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm

awesome penguins !!! you helped me with a prodject

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Norbert E.T October 15, 2012 at 10:49 am

I love everything about Argentina..how will i get to study in your country?

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Marcello October 15, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I would recommend a visit Norbert, it isn’t my country I lived there for roughly 6 mos. Right now they are going through a very rough time economically so be careful if you do visit.

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Sacagaweewee December 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I love that dude up there he’s hot!!:)

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Torchi January 1, 2013 at 10:23 am

*Disclaimer: I’m Argentinean. I’ll try not to over sell the country ;) *
Argentina is very wide -like Brasil- and there is a region that it is not mentioned here that goes from Mendoza to the north, bordering the Andes.
The provincies of San Juan, La Rioja, Catamarca, Jujuy, Tucuman and Salta have very unique spots, with cartoon-esque landscapes with red, black and white sandstone mountains and canyons that everyone -even Argentineans- finds AMAZING. I would strongly recommends to pay a visit to these spots -like Talampaya, Valle de la luna, Cafayate, Cerro de los 7 colores, Tinogasta, etc-. So if you like the deserts and Inca heritage maybe you would like to take a peek in Panoramio to understand the better what I say and maybe this is your next Argentina destination ;)
Great blog, Marcello. I am SO your fan <3

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Marcello January 8, 2013 at 1:31 am

Torchi I would agree that Argentina is one of the most amazing places in the world!

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GAGE January 30, 2013 at 7:57 pm

i am studying argentina i just love every thing about it

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Peo astro malebogo Itumeleng May 7, 2013 at 1:54 pm

The luv i hve 4 Argentina….this is the place 2 be

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roro May 29, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Argentina is incredible. I have only been to Buenos Aires, and I was wowed. Such a beautiful place.

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Pascale Shostal October 11, 2013 at 5:44 pm

I think you really need to know what other latin Americans are saying about your country. They are telling people of color not to visit because of the overt racism Argentinian have towards other Latin American, as well as people of color. Your are known as having a racist country. Bravo

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Marcello October 12, 2013 at 5:33 pm

I am not Argentinean but there is a higher level of racism in Argentina. I wouldn’t necessarily say that it is just about race as the Argentine people are very similar to the French, they just think they are better than you.

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John Williams September 6, 2014 at 8:24 am

I agree. Argentina has a bad reputation of being a racist country. I would not want to waste my money going to Argentina.

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Belinda January 14, 2014 at 5:33 pm

I love Argentina! In school I am actually studying this country in school. This place is better than the Grand Canyon.

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agather March 4, 2014 at 5:22 am

love these pics so cute and some amazing

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Ruben Gutierrez May 30, 2014 at 2:09 am

My mother is from agentina benos airs , my mother passed one and I never been but I’m going to take her ashes to that beautiful place . If u have info on round trip tickets or who to get in touch with to help me I would love to look in too it more thank you mothers name Elena A . Love u moms RIP

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Hostal August 4, 2014 at 8:10 pm

I’ve been traveling for Argentina there’s a lot of amazing places, don’t forget to mention “La cumbrecita” at Córdoba, it’s an german colony in the middle of a mountain, something exceptional.

And here in Capital Federal, there’s a good place called “La reserva ecológica” pretty closer to the hostel El Rincón de la Abuela in Estados Unidos 262.

Hugs and ty for the amazing pictures.

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pedro August 5, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Argentina is a great country to live and enjoy, Too bad the economy is always messed up which brings a lot of hardship to people,.Just one important tip: make sure you bring some cold hard cash with you so you can take advantage of the so called ” Dolar Blue” or simply put,the informal black market which is a lot higher than exchanging it at any bank.Congratulations on your blog!

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