Perhaps the most famous of Argentina’s natural wonders in the mighty Iguassu Falls, located in the steamy jungle area of Misiones in the north. Here 24 kilometres of water thunder up to 70 metres into the gorge below in a deafening display that is overwhelming to behold and comprises some 275 separate waterfalls.
The landscapes as you head further south into the country from Iguassu shift dramatically, and entering the region of Salta you arrive in a red-hued desertous land, with cactus trees dotting the dry Andes range and unusual rock formations around Jujuy, the picturesque village of Cachi and the beautiful scenery of the Cafayate winelands. Eventually hitting the Lake District around Bariloche, the landscape is again transformed into a natural wonderland of jagged and snow-capped mountains, winding lakes and lookouts over the stunning Swiss-reminiscent scenes.
Southern Patagonia is home to another natural phenomenon of Argentina, namely the Perito Moreno glacier, which is the world’s only advancing glacier and a truly breathtaking sight to behold. Whether you wish to hike the glacier, take a boat trip to watch strips of the glacier creak, groan and splash loudly into waters below or simply appreciate the cobalt blue shades of the glacier from afar, this is one more example of Argentine nature at its most powerful.
At the falls, you can explore swathes of dense forest, and see a variety of wildlife including monkeys, iguanas and countless species of birds.