Argentina is one of the largest countries in South America, with a stunning north to south expanse of 9,376 km of diverse terrain. The Argentina landscape is extremely varied and ranges from steep Patagonian snow-capped mountains to tropical jungles and waterfalls. Argentina is divided into seven geographical regions, each with its own climate, topography and local culture. The wide range in Argentina’s landscape allows visitors to have multiple travel experiences in a single trip to the country. Don’t be surprised when you’re blown away by the beautiful natural wonders in Argentina!
In the Argentine Northwest, indigenous cultural destinations like Salta and Jujuy are housed in rugged mountains and deep valleys, whose red rock walls are seeped with a rainbow of colors. Natural salt plains are some of the most exquisite landscapes offered in the whole country. The Northwest climate varies from generally dry with light rainfall, to cold nighttime winter temperatures.
Head over to the subtropical northeastern region, often compared to Mesopotamia, with a hot and humid tropical climate and endless greenery and vegetation, like the area surrounding world-famous Iguazu Falls. Nearby, Gran Chaco has a very hot subtropical climate, with low sloping planes to handle the generous amount of rain. Sierras Pampeanas is a series of medium-high mountain chains in the center of Argentina, with a good amount of moisture and hot and stormy summers.
Start traveling down towards the middle of Argentina for a drastic change in Argentina landscape. The Pampas, famous for a center of Gaucho culture, contain fertile grassy plains, perfect for raising livestock and living off the land. Expect cooler temperatures in the winter in The Pampas. Cuyo is a deep basin bordering the high snowy peaks of the Andean mountain range. Temperatures are below freezing for most of the year, so bring a jacket!
Lastly, head down to the end of the world to Patagonia, filled with rocky steppes, dense grassland, and subantarctic forests and mountains. Check out winter snow sports or summer mountain bike rides in the same area!
As you can see, no trip to Argentina is the same! There are destinations for all interests depending on what type of trip you are looking for. Let Say Hueque help plan your next trip to Argentina!
Written by Nora Wallenius