The eighth-largest country in the world is Argentina, a must-visit in your lifetime. The country’s name means silver when translated, “Argentum”, which aptly describes the experience one has while roaming its shores.
Its iconic sights and natural beauty make it the perfect travel destination. Keep reading for more travel tips, and our top 4 Argentinian nature picks you won’t want to miss. Before you hop on that flight, remember to get yourself a Flexiroam eSIM.
4 NATURAL ATTRACTIONS IN ARGENTINA THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND
1. PERITO MORENO GLACIER
Don’t be fooled by booking a hotel in the town of Perito Moreno itself as (ironically) it is nowhere near the glacier. It’s located almost 600km north but bears the same name as the town. The closest neighbouring town to the glacier is El Calafate, which is roughly 78km west. Moreno Glacier is one of the few advanced glaciers in the world currently therefore as its size increases. The glacier-front gains large cracks and fissures that eventually cave off. You’ll be able to enjoy completely different views each time you visit as it grows.
We suggest booking your tour in advance even though the main street in El Calafate has tonnes of tour operators to guide you. There is an entrance fee (the tour guides will advise you on this) which gives you a view of this gorgeous masterpiece, which is approximately 30km in length, 5km in width, and 73km from the water top the peak.
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2. IGUAZU FALLS
The Iguazu River is on the border of the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. It consists of the Iguazu Falls or in some places, better known as the Iguacu Falls. Combined, these rivers make up the largest waterfall in the world. These magnificent falls divide the river into the upper and lower portions of the Iguazu River. The name ‘’Iguazu’’ comes from the native Guarani words, ‘’y’’ meaning ‘’water’’ and ‘’ ûasú” meaning ‘’big’’. The waterfalls are wide enough to contain 1,500 cubic metres of water flow every second.
Almost everyone who visits the falls is in awe of the gorgeous view. The tallest part of the waterfall is called the Devil’s Throat Waterfall, which is also the tallest waterfall in the world.
Did you know, the Iguazu Falls was named as one of the 7 Wonders of Nature?! During the rainy season from November to March, the water flow can peak at 13,000 cubic metres per second. It is more than enough to fill five Olympic swimming pools in just one second.
3. VALDES PENINSULA
Home to the vital breeding population of the endangered southern right whales, elephant, seals, and south sea lions, Peninsula Valdes is a sight of global significance for the conservation of marine mammals. If you are a fan of endangered species, you are in for a treat.
Experience whale-watching as killer whales position themselves to hunt for sea lion pups. Also, keep a lookout for the Southern elephant seals and Magellanic penguins for a thrill. You may choose to kayak or snorkel with sea lions for a gorgeous sight.
Spot dolphins, guanacos, maras and hairy armadillos with binoculars or view up to 181 different bird species or enjoy the endless walk on the epic seashore.
4. MARBLE CAVES
Some of the most stunning photos in Argentina would be of the Marble Caves, the Marble Chapel and Marble Cathedral. These geological wonders were created by wave actions caused by the lake Carrera in Chile over the last 6,200 years.
Fun fact: The colours in the cave are not artificial. The gorgeous colour variation of the marble can vary from deep blue to turquoise. However, that depends on the weather and the time of year.
The amount of light and water level of the lake continually changes. Therefore anyone visiting the marble cave will experience something slightly different each time they visit.
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