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Guided Argentina - Argentina in Depth

Argentina in Depht

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Tilcara, Jujuy

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Argentina Fauna at Esteros del Iberá

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Chaco National Park, Chaco

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Cuchi Corral, Córdoba

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Alpine Ski

Rural Tourism

Visiting Argentina today also offers you the chance to get in touch with the rural life of a country that is famous for its huge fields and its rural tradition. Argentina’s rural tourism is developed in 1000 big, medium and small farms, where visitor s discover and enjoy the beautiful landscapes and the local’s customized service and kindness.

In each of these estancias (large estates or cattle ranches) you can try typical dishes and share experiences with descendants of locals immigrants coming from all over the world who decided to live in the countryside. There are varied sports you can practise, such as pato (the national sport), polo, golf, tennis, football, sportfishing and hunting, trekking, horseback riding, flora and fauna watching, and other activities related to life in the countryside.


The real basis of ecotourism is traveling across free from environmental contamination areas in order to analyze, study, interpret and enjoy unique ecosystems. There is nothing as exciting as being close to the fauna in any of the many protected areas in Argentina. There are more than a thousand identified species of birds and a large variety of mammals in the ecosystems that go from the Puna to the Yungas, from the Patagonia Andes forest to the sea coast, including incredible pampas, deserts, steppes, lakes and lagoons. Discovering the fauna and flora, listening to birds singing and identifying them is a revealing exercise. Don’t miss some remarkable places: Esteros del Iberá, the Andes forest, the Patagonia coast and national parks such as Iguazú, El Rey, Calilegua, San Guillermo and Laguna Blanca Reserve. Walking along the paths that run through the reserves is a real adventure.

Adventure Tourism

Argentina offers multiple possibilities to enjoy its most important heritage: Nature. It provides all the possible options for adventurers and courageous travelers —mountain climbing, trekking, horseback riding, hang gliding, flying planes or gliders, hot air balloons… rafting, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing and scuba diving.

In the south, classical activities include ascents of the Tronador and Lanín hills, and climbing the vertical faces of Torre and Fitz Roy hills, posing a formidable challenge for the most experienced climbers.

Going further to the south, in Tierra del Fuego, dog sledding excursions with Siberian Huskies are traditional activities.

Furthermore, boats and cruises set sail from the Tierra del Fuego coast and travel the Beagle Channel towards the Isla de los Estados, Cabo de Hornos and to Antarctica.

Of fering amazing contrasts, the center and northern region of Argentina provides activities such as bird-watching, off-road vehicles expeditions, horseback riding and ascents of the central mountain range, featuring the brightest star, i.e. the Aconcagua, which is 6,959 meters high. Cycling, horseback riding and trekking are becoming popular i n the Yungas , where nature has witnessed to the traces of thousand-year-old cultures.

Snow Tourism

Argentina’s ski centers can be found along the Andes mountain range. From north to south, they provide great facilities and modern chairlift systems, slopes for skiers of all levels who want to practice alpine, cross-country and Nordic skiing, mountaineering skiing or snowboarding. These resorts offer schools with professional instructors, equipment rental and repair, schools and day care centers for children, medical care and, of course, different accommodation choices and an excellent cuisine. Penitentes and Las Leñas, in Mendoza; Caviahue, Chapelco and Cerro Bayo, in Neuquén; Cerro Catedral, in Río Negro; La Hoya, in Chubut; Cerro Castor, in Tierra del Fuego, are the most important winter resorts of Argentina. The smallest ones include: Vallecitos, in Mendoza; Cerro Wayle, Batea Mahuida and Primeros Pinos, in Neuquén; Cerro Perito Moreno, in Río Negro; Valdelén, in Santa Cruz; Wolfang Wallner and Francisco Jerman tracks, Glaciar Martial, Altos del Valle, Solar del Bosque, Tierra Mayor, Llanos del Castor, Las Cotorras and Haruwen, in Tierra del Fuego. International championships, slalom exhibitions and torch descents complete the attractive Argentine snow offer that takes place from June to October.

Source: www.argentina.travel