Two Outdoor Argentina Adventures

Knowing what to do when going on an Argentina tour package is difficult. The country of Argentina is huge, and there are a wide variety of things to see and do. With this in mind, you are going to have to be specific about exactly what it is that you want to do. If you are considering adventurous Latin America travel with stunning landscapes and wildlife then these two places will be right up your street.

Iguazú Falls

The Iguazú waterfalls are a destination that nature lovers cannot miss. Found in Argentina and Brazil, tourists will be treated to 250 spectacular falls. They can be viewed by boat or by hiking around them, and both give you a different vantage point worth experiencing. The most impressive of all the falls is the Garganta del Diablo or Devil’s Throat. The fall spans both countries and can be seen most impressively from the water. This can be done via a tour or by renting a canoe.

Set in the jungle, the surrounding area is populated with a variety of animals and birds along with enormous butterflies and other insects. The Sendero Macuco, for example, is a quiet nature trail where you are likely to see monkeys and toucans at the very least. The best opportunities for catching the area wildlife are in the late afternoon or early in the evening. With less people in the park at this time, the fauna tends to be more active.

While it is expensive and five-star, staying in the national park overnight is a possibility if you are so inclined. Otherwise, you can find lodging of all levels in the nearby Puerto Iguazu. Look for one with a pool so you further enjoy your downtime from visiting the attraction.

Patagonia

For a more adventurous nature destination, visiting the Patagonia region of Argentina is a must. The area is large and the landscape quite varied, including petrified forests, mountains, great lakes and glaciers. It is a hiker’s paradise, offering enough trails to spend weeks traversing the region if so desired. One of the best places to do some trekking is in the Lakes District in the northern part of Patagonia where you can find some of the greatest variety of both wildlife as well as gorgeous landscapes.

If hiking isn’t your thing but you love the outdoors, there is plenty more to enjoy. Head to Puerto Madryn, for example, where you can go scuba diving to see both wildlife and sea wrecks. You can also do windsurfing, kayaking and mountain biking here. If animals like penguins, sea lions and whales are what you are after then head to the Peninsula Valdes for a few days.

For viewing the glaciers that Patagonia is known for, you won’t want to miss Los Glaciares National Park. The best known of the many glaciers found here is the Glacier Moreno. Here you will also find the Lago Argentino with a unique turquoise color due to the glaciers that feed it.

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