regions to see in argentina

Argentina has something for everyone. From the wines in Mendoza to the glaciers in Patagonia to the dancing in Buenos Aires, there’s a lot of areas to explore in Argentina. We put together this list to help you navigate your time in the country, make sure to save at least a few days for each of the five areas below.

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1. Buenos Aires Region

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While Buenos Aires Province and Buenos Aires may be different, both areas are in the same part of the country and its all worth exploring. The city of Buenos Aires has a strong European influence that you’ll notice right away, you’ll understand why it’s called the Paris of the South immediately. Take part in a tango lesson, eat like a carnivore, explore the unique architecture, and just enjoy this world capital for what it is. In Buenos Aires Province, visit the capital city of La Plata, especially if you’re a history buff. The museums and culture in La Plata are on full display.

2. Mendoza

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Located in western Argentina along the Chilean border sits Mendoza, one of the best wine lover destinations on earth. It’s the Napa Valley of South America. Bike the region at a slow pace as you sample the best Malbecs in the world, and sample some adventure travel while you’re in the area. White water rafting and hang gliding are popular activities with thrill-seekers.

3. Patagonia and Los Glaciares National Park

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Los Glaciares National Park is truly stunning. We’re almost certain you’ve seen nothing quite like it. From the glacier fed lakes to the epic mountains to the sheer magnitude of the glaciers themselves, prepare to be awed by mother nature’s finest. This UNESCO World Heritage Site stretches over 2,700 square miles, so you should plan to spend some time exploring!

4. Parque Nacional Iguazu

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One of the most powerful waterfalls in the world is the main draw at Iguazu, as nearly 300 cascading waterfalls collide at the center of the Paranaense Rainforest. Located in the Northeastern corner of Argentina on the border with Brazil, many travelers will use Iguazu as a crossover point to begin an adventure in Brazil. It’s been named one of the new 7 wonders of the world, so you won’t want to miss it.

5. The Pampas

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Located between the Andes and the Atlantic Ocean, the Pampas is an important region for agriculture in South America. They’re also home to the Gaucho, the authentic and original South American cowboy. The Pampas are home to an excellent culinary scene, a delicious wine making tradition, and some of the world’s finest silver.