You certainly don’t want to arrive back home after your trip to Argentina and realize that you have missed out on a few, or even many, of Argentina’s most famous attractions. Perhaps you tried to fit too much into a short time, or maybe you didn’t do enough research, meaning you might have bypassed some epic attractions without even knowing.
Sometimes we even pass by buildings or neighborhoods which have historical significance without even knowing, and that is where it is so helpful to have a local ‘Destination Guide’ to make sure you don’t miss out on these hot spots. Until then, let us give you a head start with your guide to the main attractions in Argentina.
Of course, everyone is different and will have their idea of what they want to see and do in Argentina, but then there are the attractions that have to be visited to gain a sense of Argentinian lifestyle and culture, as well as stunning landscapes. Argentina has to be one of the most spectacular and diverse countries in the world, and it will keep you coming back for more, or on the other hand, you might never want to leave. Either way, you need to begin your trip somewhere, so let us guide you along the way!
If you have already started planning a trip to Argentina, there is no doubt that this significant attraction is on your list. You cannot leave Argentina without seeing this natural wonder of the world in all its stunning glory.
Have a look at some Baboo Local Experts’ Argentina Iguazu Falls included tours:
- Iguazu Falls Experience | 10 days tour by Matias.
- Discovering the Best of Argentina: Buenos Aires, Iguazu & El Calafate | 9 days tour by Gabi.
- Honeymoon – Tastes of Argentina – from Mendoza wine region to the Iguazu Falls Jungle | 9 days tour by Justine.
- Jungle Immersion: Iguazu & Mocona | 7 days tour by Ignacio.
- Iguazu Falls, Argentinean & Brazilian Side | 3 days tour by Gabi.
La Boca Neighborhood
This vibrant and charming neighborhood in Buenos Aires is a massive attraction for many travelers, drawn to the colorful houses, the street artists, and quirky shops. Head to Caminito, a narrow alley that celebrates Italian immigrants, with its many attractions and street tango dancing and singing, just as the immigrants had done back in the 1800s. This is a great spot to wander around, grab some street food or a coffee and soak up the atmosphere.
Check out some Baboo experiences going to La Boca:
Mendoza wine region
Known as Argentina’s most famous wine region, Mendoza is the place to go for wine lovers. Here you have tremendous opportunities for wine tours and other activities in the area, including horse riding, trekking, and abseiling, but perhaps not all on the same day.
Those trips will inspire you:
Flocks of travelers head to this region for great reason – its landscape and marine life. Suppose you are keen to spot some sea lions, whales, elephant seals, penguins, and orcas. Timing is everything, so make sure you have researched the best time of the year to go there to have the best opportunity for marine life observation.
Whales can be spotted here between May and December. However, suppose you find yourself here at a different time. In that case, you may still see a variety of other marine life and protected animals living in the peninsula’s geographically diverse landscape. This attraction is truly a wildlife enthusiast’s dream!
Located in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, this famous cemetery cannot be missed, and it probably won’t be, now that you know it is a famous historic attraction. Visiting a cemetery may not seem like a must-do activity. Still, many people come here each year to see the graves of some incredibly notable people, including Eva Peron, various former presidents, Nobel Prize winners, and the founder of the Argentinian Navy, to name but a few.
The architecture of the place and the sheer beauty keep you in awe as you walk around and take it all in. You will quickly realize why it is such a famous attraction in the country and the capital city.
Discover La Recoleta on this short Buenos Aires experience:
Monte Fitz Roy
This iconic mountain is a part of the famous Andes range, which lies between Chile and Argentina, in the region of Patagonia. It is a significant attraction in the country due to its sheer size and shape, making for a fantastic photo.
Although it might look tempting if you are a climber and two French climbers first climbed it in 1952, it is, in fact, one of the most dangerous mountains to climb on the planet. Nevertheless, this attraction is so mesmerizing that it will last forever in your memories, a true must-see when in Argentina.
Discover the Fitz Roy on this amazing camping adventure:
Located in the northwest of Argentina, this unique landscape comprises swamps, marshes, and lagoons, which seem like another country compared to Patagonia or the wine regions. However, this remote ecosystem sees a lot of fantastic wildlife and calls it home, meaning that many wildlife enthusiasts have the Ibera Wetlands high on their list.
Here you can spot alligators, turtles, black caiman, monkeys, capybara, anaconda, maned wolf, wildcats, etc. You may want to spend a few days on tour here because, as we all know, when it comes to wild animal spotting, you cannot plan, and each day can be as different as the next.
Check out this amazing family experience to the Esteros del Ibera, whose wetlands teem with wildlife:
- Family Adventure – Wildlife Adventure In The Argentinian Jungle | 9 days tour by Justine.
This enormous mountain is the highest in the Americas, with a height of 6961 m tall, and has been taken on by many true adventurers’ year in and year out. Unlike Monte Fitz Roy, Aconcagua can be summited manageable without equipment, making it one of the biggest attractions in South America. It is also considered one of the worlds’ Seven Summits’, which also include Everest, Kilimanjaro, Denali, Elbrus, Mount Vinson, and Carstensz Pyramid.
It was first summited in 1897 by a Swiss mountaineer named Matthias Zurbriggen. Since then, it has captivated climbers from all over the world, eager to add the highest mountain in the Southern and Western hemispheres to their list. So, if you are eagerly awaiting the climb of a lifetime while in Argentina, this is the one for you, but make sure you are prepared and have adapted to the altitude and freezing weather en route.
Aconcagua is an excellent short documentary to give you an insight into what it is like to prepare for and climb this magnificent mountain, and you can check out one of our Local Expert’s amazing trips going there, here below:
- Horseback riding to Plaza Francia at “Aconcagua Provincial Park” | 4 days tour by Gabi.
Famous for being ‘The End of the World’, Ushuaia is indeed the most southerly city globally, with the next stop being Antarctica. It is famed for its natural beauty, accessibility to Antarctica, and wildlife, both marine and on land.
This is truly one of the biggest attractions in all of Argentina because of the incredible diversity and its ability to appeal to a wide range of travelers. So, if you haven’t added Ushuaia to your list, now is the time.
Explore Ushuaia with our Argentina Local Experts on some of the most unforgettable excursions in the region:
- Patagonia LUXURY Experience @ El Calafate, El Chalten & Ushuaia | 16 days tour by Gabi.
- Honeymoon Until Cape Horn – Southern Patagonia Expedition Cruise – In The Explorers’ Footsteps El Calafate, Ushuaia, Cape Horn | 15 days tour by Justine.
- Discovery @ Ushuaia & El Calafate with meals included | 8 days tour by Gabi.
- Adventure at the End of the World – Ushuaia | 6 days tour by Maria Constance.
Talampaya National Park
Located in the province of La Rioja, which is now a UNESCO heritage site since 2000, it started as a designated reserve in 1975 and became a national park in 1997. There are magnificent rock formations of various shapes, sandstone cliffs, and a landscape resembling a somewhat dusty desert, which is a far cry from the regions of Patagonia. Visiting this inspiring National Park will remind you just how diverse Argentina is and that one trip is never enough. You will always find a reason to come back to this amazing part of the world.