A playground for adrenaline junkies, Argentina has its rough and varied geography to thank for that. It’s a country of extremes, home to the highest point (Mount Aconcagua, 6,960 m/22,834 ft) and the lowest point (Laguna del Carbón, -105 m/-344 ft) in the western hemisphere, as well as the hottest (120.4 °F at Villa Maria) and coldest (−38.2 °F at Valle de los Patos Superior, San Juan) temperatures in all of South America.
Trust us, a trip to Argentina means a breadth of adventure at your fingertips, no matter where your custom Argentina itinerary takes you. Here are 5 extreme adventures to be had on your Argentina holiday.
1. Paragliding with Condors in Córdoba
Paragliding is an adventure in and of itself, but your Argentina trip could include paragliding with these famous Andean birds of 3-meter wingspans. Though there are a few different sites across Northern Argentina in which you can do this, Córdoba, and more specifically La Cumbre, is the place to target for your paragliding adventure. The launch site is located just outside town in the Río Pintos valley at a cliff named Cuchi Corral.
2. Kayaking in Peninsula Valdez During Whale Mating Season
Kayaking Patagonia’s crystal clear waters is spectacular enough, but sharing the bay with colossal Southern Right whales takes the experience to a different level. From fall to spring, these whales travel from Antarctica to mate in the Peninsula Valdez, making it one of the best places in the world to go whale watching, and certainly to go kayaking.
3. Zip Lining in Iguazu
Glide through the treetops of Iguaza Forest with the famous Iguazu Falls as your backdrop, keeping your eye out for toucans as you go. You’ll pass over streams and through dense jungle housing more than 2,000 plant species and 400 types of birds. This is an Argentina travel experience that will have you pinching yourself to make sure it’s real.
4. Mountain Biking Circuito Chico
Located outside the mountain town of Bariloche, Circuito Chico is a breathtaking mountain biking circuit along the pristine Nahuel Huapi Lake and beneath the soaring Andes mountains. The full circuit is about 60 kilometers, but there are options to cut it short without missing a single must-see viewpoint. Don’t leave this nature lover’s haven and active adventure out of your personalized Argentina vacation.
5. Trekking Mount Fitz Roy
If you do just one trek on your Argentina holiday, let it be Mount Fitz Roy located outside Argentina’s “trekking capital” of El Chalten in Los Glaciers National Park. The mountain itself towers 11,000 feet over the scenic lake-strewn landscape and web of hiking trails. Pick a short day hike or go for the full five-day trek. Either way, the surrounding snow-capped peaks and glacial lakes will leave you speechless (and breathless).
Plan Your Tailor-made Argentina Holiday Today
If paragliding, kayaking, ziplining, mountain biking, and trekking aren’t your variety of extreme adventure, we’ll help you find the Argentina travel experiences that are. Contact a Kuoda Travel Designer today to begin planning your custom Argentina tour package.