Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Argentina

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Being the second largest country is South America, Argentina truly boasts endless tourist attractions.

In fact, there is so much to see and do in Argentina that even a month-long vacation in the country wouldn't be enough to explore everything that Argentina has to offer.

To give you an overall idea, we’ve created a top 5 list of tourist attractions in Argentina that are truly unmissable:


Patagonia is first on our list of top 5 tourist attractions in Argentina, and you’ll understand why when you visit this region.

Argentina’s Patagonia region is simply breathtaking and it’s absolutely a haven for ecotourism, nature enthusiasts or anyone wanting to see pristine scenery at its best!

Patagonia is huge so you’ll want to visit the top attractions in the region which are the Punta Tombo penguin colony in Puerto Madryn, the Cave of Hands in Perito Moreno and the glaciers in El Calafate.
Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Argentina

Out of the three, a tour of the Cave of Hands (Las Cuevas de las Manos) is definitely one of the highlights of a trip to Patagonia as you get to see 10,000 year-old hand prints!

Overall, Patagonia is as incredible as Antarctica, and it’s one of those places you must visit once in your lifetime so don't miss it when traveling to Argentina.

Iguazzu Falls

The Iguazzu Falls are no doubt, one of the top 5 tourist attractions in Argentina and also one of the most visited places in South America.
Iguazzu Falls Tourist Attraction in Argentina
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The Iguazzu Falls are also bordered by Brazil, though you get some of the best panoramic views and experience on the Argentinean side as you get to walk above the falls!

Having said this, the general consensus is to visit both the Brazilian and Argentinean side of the falls to truly appreciate the majesty of the Iguazzu Falls. By the way, you can get easily from one side of the falls to the other as there is a direct bus lining the two sides.

Mendoza Wineries

Mendoza is a stunning beautiful city located (near the border with Chile) which is home to another of the top 5 tourist attractions in Argentina – the wineries in Mendoza.

Argentina’s wineries are famous around the world, and no other place in Argentina is more renowned for its wineries than Mendoza.
Mendoza Wineries Tourist Attraction in Argentina

Most people arrange organized wine tours when visiting Mendoza, though you can easily do it independently since many wineries aren’t far from Mendoza. In fact, the wince cellars in Maipu and Lujan de Cuyo are very popular for wine tasting tours and are located within driving distance of Mendoza.

Overall, if you seriously love your wine, you'd want to make sure not to miss visiting the vineyards and wineries in Mendoza and take some wine back home!

La Recoleta

La Recoleta is not only one of the most renowned neighborhoods (barrios) in Buenos Aires, but it’s also one of the most visited destinations in Argentina.

La Recoleta neighborhood is truly one of the most beloved barrios in Buenos Aires by tourists because of La Recoleta’s great atmosphere and striking similarities to cities like NYC and Paris.
La Recoleta Tourist Attraction in Argentina
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La Recoleta also boasts lots of museums and cultural attractions such as Centro Cultural Recoleta and the renowned Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Museum of Bellas Artes), which boasts the best collection of European Art in Latin America.

La Recoleta also boasts one of the top 5 tourist attractions in Argentina – La Recoleta Cemetery where the famous Eve Peron is buried.

Train to the Clouds

The Train to the Clouds (Tran a las Nubes) is without a doubt, one of our top 5 tourist attractions in Argentina.
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The Train to the Clouds is similar to other spectacular train tours in the US such as the Grand Canyon Railway and the Alaska Railroad, so you can expect to past through spectacular landscapes and mountain scenery.

You can book a ride on the Train to the Clouds from the tourist office center in Salta, and expect to pay around $150.

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