Where to Experience The Best Nature and Wildlife on A Luxury Tour of Argentina

Where to Experience The Best Nature and Wildlife on A Luxury Tour of Argentina

A luxury tour of Argentina that explores the natural beauty of this diverse nation is an excellent way to disconnect from the stress of your daily routine and enjoy a peaceful, exciting vacation. With so many unique landscapes to explore, there will never be a dull moment during this picturesque getaway!

These ten destinations offer some of the most magical sights in Argentina. From rugged mountains to crystal waters and even otherworldly terrain, every part of your trip will have postcard-worthy scenery on all sides. Plus, if you’re an animal lover, many of these destinations double as excellent wildlife spotting locations! Connect with the elements and discover some new friends along the way as you reveal Argentina’s splendor.

– Argentinian Patagonia

Argentinian Patagonia

Hike the Perito Moreno in Los Glaciares National Park and be transported to a landscape from another world.

Patagonia is celebrated as one of Earth’s last remaining untouched wonders. The raw beauty of this huge region is unmatched. With huge mountains that scrape against the clouds, vast valleys full of resilient wildlife, and the icy blue paradise fractalized in turquoise crystals, Patagonia is a truly breathtaking natural destination.

Because the region is split by the Argentinian and Chilean border, and because of the sheer size of Patagonia, it is one destination you’ll need to travel to multiple times if you want to experience it all. But, while on a luxury tour in Argentina, there are a few noteworthy sites to explore.

Mount Fitz Roy is one of the most impressive mountains in South America. The main peak looms over Laguna de los Tres, creating a picturesque contrast between the jagged rocky edges and the perfectly still blue waters. Experienced hikers can opt for the Fitz Roy trek, which is about 13 miles long with 2,835 feet of elevation gain.

If you want an easier trek with views that are just as special, go on a glacier trek on top of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park. You’ll walk on top of the world’s most unique and noteworthy ice formations! Many come to this park to stand on the catwalks and look at the glacier from afar. But if you want a truly unique perspective, a glacier trek is the way to go.

– The Pampas

The Pampas

Immerse yourself in the Pampas, with vast green landscapes and live the true experience of Argentine culture.

To explore a bit of the cultural customs in Argentina while immersed in a region full of fertile grasslands, travel to Las Pampas. Famously known for its deep-rooted gaucho culture and for the blossoming wineries that have popped up in recent years, this is one part of the country where romance is woven into every part of the destination.

The best way to get in touch with nature and wildlife here is by staying on an estancia. There are several pristine properties to choose from, including Estancia La Candelaria which is half colonial and half castle, as well as La Bamba de Areco which retains its authentic feel with five-star accommodations. Each offers exquisite Argentinian barbecue, immersive cultural excursions, and the opportunity to explore the region on horseback with a local gaucho as your expert guide.

But staying on an estancia isn’t the only way to enjoy the Pampas region. Head to the nearby town of San Antonio de Areco for palm-tree-lined streets adorned with cobblestones and charming architecture.

– Iguazú National Park

Iguazú National Park

Iguazú Falls, part of the subtropical rainforest of Argentina, is home to wonderfully diverse wildlife.

The subtropical rainforest of Argentina is home to the world’s largest waterfall system, known as Iguazú Falls. Weave through a network of trails and bridges and discover over 250 waterfalls, created by an impressive volcanic explosion about one hundred million years ago. The result is a Jurassic sight, something that looks like a colorful cinematic landscape.

Taking a day trip to Iguazú National Park is not complete without seeing the Devil’s Throat, the largest of all the waterfalls. It roars and sprays 39,000 gallons of water every second, and it is a truly humbling sight to see. If you want to spend a little longer in the park, stay at the Gran Meliá Hotel for a refined and romantic experience. The views are unparalleled, and as the only hotel in the entire park, you’re guaranteed an exclusive experience most travelers never get to have.

– Iberá National Park

Iberá National Park

Iberá National Park, might not be a popular destination but it holds more opportunities to see more animal species.

If birdwatching is a hobby you fancy, be sure to visit Parque Nacional Iberá. Argentina’s restored wetlands are lesser known by most travelers, but the adventurous explorer who dares to go off the beaten path will discover one of the best-kept secrets in the country.

Here, hundreds of unique species are thriving as their ecosystem is slowly rebuilt. For an amazing South American-style safari, climb aboard a boat tour and cruise through the park on the lookout for capybaras, caiman, jaguars, red-and-green macaws, and many other strange and spectacular animals lurking in the marshes.

– Talampaya National Park

Talampaya National Park

Talampaya National Park, a historical destination that guards the secrets of Argentina’s past.

Most travelers think of Arizona’s Grand Canyon or Utah’s Zion National Park when they think of destinations with rich red rock formations. But, Argentina has a vivid rocky valley of its own called Talampaya National Park.

Accessing this park is only doable with a guided experience, which is one of the reasons it remains one of Argentina’s best-kept secrets. The ancient sandstone formations have been recognized by UNESCO because of the incredible amount of fossils discovered from the Triassic Period. Though you may not see wildlife running around today, it is certainly a  historic destination that holds the memory of species long forgotten. If you want to add something few others will have seen to your luxury tour of Argentina, be sure to add this to the itinerary.

– Península Valdés

Península Valdés

Observe a natural habitat of sea lions, elephant seals, orcas, and all kinds of birds in Península Valdés.

For marine-life lovers, there is no destination that can compare to the Peneínsula Valdés. It is a nature reserve located within Patagonia that allows you to connect with some incredible wildlife. Sea lions, elephant seals, orcas, and 180 types of birds are all native to this region.

It is also an excellent destination to see the endangered southern right whales. The best months to go whale watching are the months of August to October. You can usually see whales swimming from the beaches of Puerto Madryn and Playa Doradillo, but for an even more unforgettable addition to your luxury tour of Argentina, we suggest booking a boating tour to get up close with these wonderful creatures.

Nature lovers will have endless destinations to discover on their trip to Argentina! These are only a few of the absolutely breathtaking places you can visit to reconnect with the elements and encounter unique wildlife species.

If you’re planning a luxury tour of Argentina and want to add a few nature excursions, talk to a Kuoda expert and we’ll help you plan all the details! From when you travel to where you’ll stay, all the logistics will be taken care of so you can relax and enjoy your trip, stress-free.

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