The Northwest (NOA) region of Argentina is well-known for its preservation of the local traditions, religion, and culture.
The vestiges of the past are displayed in pre-Columbian ruins and indigenous villages, while the high peaks of the Andes Mountains lead to the salt flats, the plains and hillsides dotted with cacti.
The Calchaqui Valleys and the Quebrada de Humahuaca are just some of the pearls that this exquisite region treasures. The most singular aspect of the NOA is its dramatic landscape, painted by vast gorges, dense vegetation, more than 20,000 square miles of salt deserts, untamed jungles, and an endless maze of rocky mountains threaded by a scenic ravines.
The whole Northeastern Argentina was and still is the place for aboriginal communities. It shares the same climate and biodiversity It s an eco-region crossed by the subtropics, and home to the “selva misionera,” with its characteristic red fertile land, and rich flora and fauna.
The Iguazu Falls contains hundreds of thunderous waterfalls, etching a unique landscape which leaves observers with an overwhelming feeling of awe.
The Esteros del Ibera, located in Corrientes, is a must-see location for wildlife lovers. This vast wetland known for its “glittering waters” covers more than one million hectares of virgin land and is a vast ecosystem that protects dozens of species of flora and fauna.
The provinces of Cuyo are optimal for growing grapes and olives, with the favorable climate, generous soil and a Mediterranean location away from humid sea air.
Mendoza is sure to delight a visitor’s senses and expectations. It is also home to Mount Aconcagua in western Mendoza province on the Chilean border. Being the highest point in the Western Hemisphere, Aconcagua is a popular destination for climbers from all over the world.
San Juan and La Rioja, a fragile world of sandstone and valleys etched by time, looks much as it did in prehistoric times.
Ischigualasto, better known as “Valle de la Luna” (Valley of the Moon) gives a glimpse of the earth’s evolution over millions of years. Deep within the layers lies the story of the plants and animals that once dotted the landscape.
Talampaya, red soil paths lead to the hidden most nooks of the National Park and its lost city, a tropical rainforest with large ponds and roaming herds, now desolate plain is home to the great condors, 225 million years later.
The province of Buenos Aires is a vast plain known for its rolling hills and cattle ranches. An ideal setting to experience the Argentinean countryside, the famous “pampas” provide the visitor with a look at rural life including its farms, endless horizon, and the enticing aroma of roasted gaucho that lingers in Argentinian kitchens.
The autonomous city of Buenos Aires and the surrounding cluster known as “Greater Buenos Aires” offers visitors a plethora of activities, including cultural and culinary tours, nature walks, shopping, and sporting events. The highlight of many visitors’ experience is watching the tango, a traditionally spirited dance enjoyed in homes and milongas around the city.
Northwestern Patagonia is a canvas painted with lakes and forests. Nestled on the western side of the Andes Mountains, it is a popular tourist destination that never sleeps, and is enjoyed throughout the year. Situated in what is known as the Lake district of the Alpine Argentina, Bariloche ’s mountain retreat is a host to visitors from every corner of the globe.
The Eastern Atlantic coastline, geographically known as Peninsula de Valdes, is home to whales, seals, penguins, and dolphins that enjoy having their picture taken by tourists and locals alike.
Southern Patagonia, which sits lower down the mountains, gives way to a landscape of ancient forests and intrepid rock walls for climbing enthusiasts. The famous Perito Moreno glacier in El Calafate and the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia mark the threshold into Antarctica, enshrining the magnificent country of Argentina.