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  • 1 Puna Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Wide spaces open up before you in La Puna, an Andean region to the northwest of the country. It is an arid land, harsh and cold, and inhabited by the Kolla community. It boasts high plateaux peaking at 4 200m above sea level. Llamas, vicunas, and pin..

  • 2 Parque Nacional los Cardones Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    A winding trail twists and turns up to Piedra del Molino, surrounded by austere mountains. This narrow road of the arid Tin Tin Valley is dominated by Cerro Negro (5 226m)... This is Los Cardones National Park, named after the great cacti that grow i..

  • 3 Quebrada de las Flechas Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Between Angastaco and Cafayate, along Río Calchaquí, which it overlooks in places, the Quebrada de las Flechas is named after the tall rocks pointing towards the sky like arrows. A harsh landscape cloaked in vivid colours - superb.

  • 4 The Dunes Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    As you leave Cafayate on Route 68 that goes to Salta, don't miss (only in dry weather) the astonishing site of Los Medanos on your right: white-sand dunes more fitting of a coastal setting, attractively sculpted into endless little waves by the wind.

  • 5 Quilmes Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Quilmes is a major archaeological site, where the ruins of what was, between the 9C and 17C, a great city have been excavated and restored (houses, workshops...). Founded by the Quilmes, the city is thought to have been inhabited by up to 3 000 peopl..

  • 6 Aconcagua Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Aconcagua, the roof of the Andes, looms at an impressive 6 960m! Walkers set off from the Parque Provincial Aconcagua, not far from Puente del Inca; motorists should start at Mendoza and continue via Potrerillos, Uspallata and Villavicencio. Either o..

  • 7 Museo Arqueológico de San Juan Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    5 Calle

    San Juan Archaeology Museum will be of interest to anyone interested in delving into the mysteries of the province's cultural history, from 6500 BC to the 15C. The highlight of the collections is without contest the mummy found at 6 300m above sea le..

  • 8 Santuario de la Difunta Correa Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    The semi-pagan cult of the Difunta Correa inspires great and continued devotion. Note the impressive number of ex-votos in the shrine that was built in her memory - the whole country is littered with oratories. Legend has it that this mythical figure..

  • 9 Andean Valleys Route Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    The mineral landscape of Cerro El Alcázar, the sheer cliffs of the Quebrada de Jáchal, the green valleys at the foot of the reliefs, a lake, beautiful rivers... the Andean Valleys route and the villages of Rodeo Calingasta or Barreal along the way pr..

  • 10 Yacimiento Paleontológico Lago Los Barreales Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    122 Casilla de Correo

    Yacimiento Paleontológico Lago Los Barreales, one of Latin America's major sites for dinosaur fossils, is spectacular proof that Patagonia is a gold mine for palaeontologists. And, happily it is these specialists who lead the tours!

  • 11 Parque Nacional Lanín Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Perito Moreno angle Elordi, San Martín de Los Andes

    To the north of the Lake District, in the shadow of Lanín Volcano, lies Lanín National Park. Venture into its superb forests via the many paths to get closer to the abundant wildlife, and ultimately to discover the pristine lakes teeming with fish.

  • 12 Around Lago Huechulafquen Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    If an excursion on a catamaran sounds tempting, head to Lago Huechulafquen and set out from Puerto Canoa onto its pristine waters. You will come to the Escorial, an impressive field of solidified lava left when the volcano Achen Ñiyeu erupted.

  • 13 Around Lagos Curruhué Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    North of San Martín de los Andes lies the Parque Nacional Lanín, where Lago Curruhué (with its two parts, Chico and Grande) nestles among the ancestral species. The track leads as far as Lago Epulafquen, which is overlooked by enchanting thermal spri..

  • 14 Seven Lakes Route Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    The high peaks dominating the Ruta de los Siete Lagos (Ruta 234) serve as a reminder that in Patagonia the lakes are of glacial origin. Over the 100km or so between San Martín de los Andes and Villa La Angostura a series of lakes reflect the sublime ..

  • 15 Museo de la Patagonia Francisco P. Moreno Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Dans l’aile Est du Centro Civico

    Museo de la Patagonia Francisco P. Moreno presents the different faces of Patagonia. Its environmental identity (wildlife and geology), the history of its population since prehistoric times, important figures such as the academic and explorer, after ..

  • 16 Cerro Campanariorio Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    If the weather is clear, climb to the top of Cerro Campanario to take in the stunning view from 1 050m up. Deep-blue lakes set against dense forests, majestic snow-capped peaks: this is Patagonia in all its splendour.

  • 17 Cerro Otto Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Anyone craving spectacular panoramic views over the Patagonian landscape need simply make their way up Cerro Otto (1 405m) - by cable car, car, mountain bike or on foot. The mountain offers a vast array of family-friendly activities (including tobogg..

  • 18 Ecocentro Mar Patagonia Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    3784 Julio Verne

    A modern building with a panoramic tower looking out to the sea stretching as far as the eye can see. The perfect place to round off a fascinating visit to the Ecocentro Mar Patagonia, where Patagonia's biodiversity, from geology to marine life, is s..

  • 19 MEF (Egidio Feruglio Palaentology Museum) Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    140 Fontana

    A visit to Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio is sure to win over children! Huge reptile skeletons dating back more than 250 million years (Palaeozoic Era) signal the end of this rich and varied circuit, which starts 10 000 years ago. Remarkable co..

  • 20 Reserva Faunistica Punta Tombo Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    The Reserva Faunistica Punta Tombo is home to the largest colony of Magellan penguins on earth and gives visitors the opportunity to observe them at close quarters, understand nesting and perhaps even witness the first steps of the young... Come betw..

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