What to see in Northern Argentina

Northern Argentina Attractions

Northern Argentina offers visitors a diverse range of attractions, from colonial towns and Andean villages to lush rainforest and wide, open plains. Travellers can seek out llamas and pre-Columbian ruins in the Andean highlands of the northwest, or toucans and anteaters in the subtropical forest of Iguazú National Park in the northeast, where they can admire the impressive Iguazú Falls. The majestic city of Salta boasts some of the country's finest colonial architecture, and from here, visitors can explore the amazing Salinas Grandes salt flats, the otherworldly rock formations of the Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon), or the multi-coloured canyon of Quebrada de Humahuaca to the north.

Explore Argentina's cultural heritage in the pueblos (villages) of the northern Andes; get a taste of traditional gaucho (cowboy) culture in Argentina's agricultural heartland, or sample some of the country's fabulous wine on one of the many bodegas (wineries) in the Mendoza province. The northern region of Argentina is perfect for trekking, horseback riding, skiing, and white-water rafting, while the brave can attempt to conquer Cerro Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside of Asia, at 22,838 feet (6,961m).

Iguazu National Park

The Iguazú National Park is a huge subtropical rainforest covering 135,000 acres and is home to thousands of different species of flora, fauna and birds, including colourful parrots and hummingbirds.…

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The Mendoza Province rests at the foot of the Andes and is Argentina's main wine-producing region, peppered here and there with wine farms offering tours and tastings. The area is known for its Malbec,…

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The Pampas

The vast flat plains of the Pampas are Argentina's agricultural heartland and the birthplace of the gaucho (cowboy). Lying southwest of Buenos Aires is the location of Argentina's famous beef…

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