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Argentina - Nature and Wildlife


  • Iguazu Falls in Misiones province
  • Salt water pool on the Salinas Grandes
  • Blue and yellow macaw
  • A whale in Peninsula Valdes
  • Three capybaras in the water

The sheer size of Argentina ensures an incredible natural diversity that has attracted nature lovers for many years.  Each part of the country offers a different ecosystem from the tropics to the Andes, waterfalls to glaciers and various species of wildlife in between.  A trip through Argentina is like travelling through several countries, such is the variety available.

The incredible Iguassu Falls are synonymous with South America.  These world famous waterfalls are shared by two UNESCO World Heritage listed national parks, Brazil’s Iguaçu National Park and Argentina’s Iguazú National Park.  The falls are some of the most spectacular in the world and the surrounding parks are equally stunning hosting unique jungle ecosystems that house immense bird and animal life including monkeys, various birds and several plant species.

Another popular tourist spot is Peninsula Valdes and the neighbouring town of Puerto Madryn.  The peninsula, situated along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, consists of two natural inlets that provide a great deal of protection for many animal species.  This part of Argentina offers the opportunity to see many marine species including killer whales, elephant seals and more.  The region is known for the southern right whales that use the natural bays as a resting ground on their journey south to Antarctica between June and November.

Patagonia is a region at the southern end of the South American continent.  Shared by Argentina and Chile, it encompasses parts of the Andes mountain range, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Tierra del Fuego peninsula.  Within Patagonia is El Calafate, often considered the gateway to Antarctica’s glaciers.  Nature lovers have the chance to explore the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier, one of few glaciers in the world that is not retreating.  Ushuaia is also found in Patagonia and is an important port city for cruise ships venturing to Antarctica.  The wildlife in the region is spectacular with a great deal of bird life including penguins, as well as seals that colonise islands in the Beagle Channel and of course, whales.  Many people also come to enjoy and explore Tierra del Fuego National Park, the southernmost national park in the world.

The aforementioned regions are only a sampling of the nature and wildlife available within Argentina’s borders.  There are several national parks and reserves as well as a famous lake region, the Andes mountain range, salt pans and more.  A true nature lovers destination, Argentina has left many visitors awestruck and the only way to fully appreciate this incredible place is to experience it first hand.

 


 

Argentina Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Argentina.

Learn about the history and culture of Argentina, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Argentina's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Argentina for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Argentina tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Argentina tours, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island tours, Ecuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises, Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.

 


 

Book your Argentina tour with Goway! 

LATIN AMERICA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Argentina tours, vacations and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, see the country highlights on one of our classic itineraries,  enjoy a cruise to Antarctica,  a Holiday of a Lifetime and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Argentina.


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