5 Places to See in Argentina You’ll Never Forget

Tips & Recommendations Posted on 02/17/2022

There are 5 places in Argentina no one would believe you travel to! Why? Because they are simply marvelous, and not frequent by regular travelers! Read about the best off-the-beaten-path places to see in Argentina.

1.Estancia Cristina inside Glaciers National Park

One of the famous places to see in Argentina is the Perito Moreno which is worth the visit to El Calafate. But, there is much more to see inside Glaciers National Park. And Estancia Cristina is an exclusive spot inside the park. 

Let’s see why.

To reach the estancia you will take a boat through Argentina Lake and then descend in a private port owned by the estancia. Once you get there, you will have access to landscapes that regular visitors of Perito Moreno can’t see. 

Then, if you chose to stay in Estancia for a few days (yes, you definitely should!) you will enjoy premium service and adventure experiences like horseback riding and 4WD trails. 

Finally, there is no better place than an estancia to soak up the local culture of the gaucho in Argentina. Estancia Cristina will make you feel like a pioneer of Patagonia. 

There are many options to travel to Patagonia so the best is to tailor the trip. Here you have our best itineraries. 

Estancia Cristina in El Calafate

2.Melia Experience inside Iguazú National Park

Our second recommended place to see in Argentina after Patagonia is Iguazú Falls, one of our most international destinations, available all year round.

Regular travelers buy access to Iguazú National Park and visit the falls during the day. This is easy because numerous catwalks lead you in and out of the jungle.

However, around 6 pm, the park closes its doors to the general public, just when the spectacle begins and wildlife awake inside the park!

This is why Melia Hotel offers the exclusive experience of the lodge inside the park. And it is the only accommodation you will find there. 

Now, let’s talk about the perks travelers enjoy by staying inside the park.

First, a high.quality service because Melia is a 5-star hotel. Second, only the visitors staying in the hotel can wander the catwalks at night. Of course, not all areas are available for security reasons, but there are enough not to get bored! Finally, enjoy nature in its highest expression by seeing the moon over the rumbling falls. 

This is the trip we are talking about. An out-of-this-world experience you will never forget. 

Luxury accommodation in Iguazu Falls.

3.Iberá Wetlands and Wildlife of Esteros

Almost no one knows that Esteros del Iberá, Iberá Wetlands, is the most exciting place to see in Argentina if you’re looking for adventure and wildlife immersive experiences! Let’s see why you should consider Iberá as your next trip.

First, because Iberá is a huge natural reserve where you can enjoy boat trips among giant camalotes, horseback aquatic experiences, and spot deers, capybaras, and caymans!

Second, it is one of the most important wildlife preservation reserves in Argentina. That is to say, you will have access to some of the conservation activities inside the park. And you will learn about the last species saved by the professionals of the area, like the Aguaraguasu a giant red-leg fox.

Although you can stay in the neighboring town, Carlos Pellegrini, if you want to live the full Iberá experience -nocturnal outings included- you must lodge inside the park. And we can tell you when and where!

This is the trip we are talking about, plus, a traditional visit to Iguazú Falls

Ibera wetlands and its wildlife

4.Bahía Bustamante and marine wildlife

Bahía Bustamante, Bustamante Bay, is located near Península Valdés, where regular travelers trip to see whales, penguins, and sea lions. The traditional visit includes short navigation when whales are around, and a visit to a penguin rookery called Punta Tombo.

However, the off-the-beaten wildlife experience is available for those who stay in Bahía Bustamante lodge, an isolated paradise. And by isolated, we truly mean “disconnected from the world”.

First, Bahía Bustamante has an electricity-reduced policy for all travelers staying at the lodge. This means that from a couple of hours during the afternoon until morning, Wifi and electricity, in general, is reduced.

Although it may seem scary for some, there is a good reason, and it has to do with sustainable travel and protecting the natural resources of the area.

Second, lodging in the Bahía you will have access to exclusive visits to the marine wildlife that surrounds the lodge. Beaches and petrified forests, archeological remains, and rural activities are all available to make you happy. 

On this trip, you have included the stay in Bahía Bustamante and a visit to Puerto Madryn and Península Valdés!

5.Buenos Aires and the Delta of Paraná

Buenos Aires itself is the most famous destination in Argentina, however, there are so many hidden places in the city that only a local guide can show you- Hidden libraries, historic alleys, unfrequented architectural marvels, speakeasy restaurants.

But, there is one place regular travelers do not include in their 3-day stay in the capital and you should! Not only because is a natural fascinating environment but because it is an important part of Argentina’s history.

Of course, we are talking about the Delta del Tigre, a brunch of the Paraná river, the same you can see in Iguazú. This is an easy one-day visit from the city, where you can enjoy kayaking between our own little Venice. 

Kayak in Delta del Tigre Buenos Aires.

How come? Some people live in the Delta of Tigre, they own their boats and have a normal neighbor’s life. 

Finally, we have said this place is important for local history because in Tigre you can also discover the house of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, father of education and national hero, and the outstanding 1912 manor where the Art Museum of Tigre features important collections of 19th and 20th-century Argentinian artists.

With this trip, you will visit the Delta of Paraná but also Iberá and enjoy kayaking next to glaciers in Patagonia. 

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