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Iguazú National Park

Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Iguazu Falls, Argentina
photo by Christian Haugen
The park is undoubtedly one of the best Argentina's sightseeing attractions, a place that you cannot miss on your vacations to Argentina. The park is located at the Brazilian border, covers an area of about 676 sq km (261 sq miles) and it is one of UNESCO world heritage sites. The park is known for its impressive, enormous waterfalls located right at the Argentina - Brazil border. About 250 different waterfalls surrounded by tropical rainforest and volcanic rock cliffs make this place one of the most incredible sights in our natural world. Due to the subtropical climate and landscape in the park you can also find there abundance of interesting flora and fauna.

Glaciers National Park

Glaciers National Park
Glaciers National Park
photo by Tanenhaus
Located in Patagonia, in the Province of Santa Cruz, the Glaciers National Park was declared a Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1981. It's a sightseeing 'must' for those who go for vacations to Argentina. It covers more than 600,000 hectares (1,482,000 acres) and one of its main attractions is the Perito Moreno Glacier, which stands 80 meters (262 ft) tall and is 5 kilometers (3.1miles) long. Other glaciers in the park are Upsala, Onelli and Spegazzini, surrounded by the Onelli and Bertrand mountains. The closest city to the park is El Calafate, approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the glacier, from where you can organize excursions and sightseeing trips. Perito Moreno Glacier, the Fitzroy mountain range, numerous smaller glaciers, lakes and peaks make this park an excellent choice for hiking enthusiasts. There are several different hiking trails in the park, many of them with camping facilities.

Puerto Madryn and Peninsula Valdéz

Peninsula Valdéz located near Puerto Madryn in Patagonia is considered one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world, a wildlife sanctuary for marine species, including rheas, oystercatchers, flamingos, egrets, whales, sea elephants, sea lions, Magellanic penguins, cormorants, petrels, dolphins, orcas and many other. From June to December, various populations of southern right whale arrive in Puerto Madryn and may be observed either on board the boats or standing at natural viewpoints, where the whales and their calves are seen very near the shore. It's an ideal place to spend a few days of you vacations in Argentina, particularly if you are a nature lover.

Salta

The city of Salta, located in Argentina’s Andean northwest, 1,187 meters (3,894 feet) above sea level, is a perfect base for sightseeing and exploring the region and surrounding areas. This colonial city is worth discovering its architecture and culture. Other nearby attractions include pre-Incan ruins at Santa Rosa de Tastil or the amazing red gorge of the Quebrada de Humahuaca. El Rey National Parkis, full of birds and other wildlife, is located just 90 km (55 miles) east of Salta.




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