Are you an animal lover? Or are you someone who wants a break from the concrete jungle?
Either way, you must visit Argentina. The country is dotted with areas that have vast open spaces for friendly fauna to wander around freely. Additionally, the Argentineans have also created many wildlife sanctuaries to protect the beautiful natives of their land.
From flamingos, armadillos, jaguars to whales, penguins and ancient sea turtles, Argentina is surely resided by some of the most spectacular species on the planet.
Here are the must-go-to spots for you to visit if you wish to encounter them in their natural habitat:
1. The Valdes Peninsula- Dive into the Aquatic Life
Argentina’s almost barren peninsula is the ultimate spot for marine life interaction. The 3600km sq of land has been transformed into a UNESCO World Heritage site where the aquatic animals live freely on the edges of the 400km coastline.
Here you will be able to swim amidst sea lions, get to befriend elephant seals and witness the great big southern right whale. The latter is an endangered species that would have become extinct if not for this reserve.
2. Iguazú National Park- The Call of the Jungle
Once you have beheld and admired the tumbling waters of Iguazu Falls, you can head on to a splendid safari trail.
The luscious landscapes and thick trees of Argentina are thriving with wild animals. The area is home to many rare species like the gigantic otters, giant anteaters, and deer-like hares. They are also bustling with land prowlers like the jaguar, howler monkeys, capybara, and anacondas.
3. Yacutinga Private Nature Reserve- Birdwatchers Haven
Are you patient enough to bird watch?
If yes, then this reserve is the best place for you to hang out among the feathered friends. The tropical region of Misiones Province has a warm climate and dense forests. Thus, these conditions make it the perfect spot for birds to nestle in.
There are up to 320 diverse species of birds fluttering about this reserve. They range from burrowing parrots, hummingbirds to the rare noisy caciques and long-beaked toucans.
4. Puerto Deseado- Penguin’s Private Lands
As a kid, you may have thought penguins only lived in the cold white poles of the earth. We imagined them huddled near igloos and skidding across frozen glaciers all year long.
However, you do not have to go that far to see the cute tuxedo-clad creatures. Near the edge of Argentina lies the Penguin Island. It is a remote recluse for these flightless birds to live in. Almost a thousand rockhopper penguins waddle around the island. Their neighbors are their cousins a heavily populated colony of Magellanic penguins. Moreover, while visiting these homebodies, you will also be able to see the black-browed albatrosses, red-legged cormorants, and southern petrels take flight.
That’s not all the Argentinean desert is has some interesting creatures rolling around in sand like the pick armadillo and the vicious vipers.
We think a wildlife safari sure beats a trip to the zoo!
What about you?
To start planning your trip to See Wildlife in Argentina , you can visit Puerto Madryn, Iguazu, Ushuaia or Patagonia. You can also get information about other trips in Argentina and Chile, visiting www.sayhueque.com