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39 THINGS TO DO IN ARGENTINA (NOVEMBER 19 - NOVEMBER 28)

Penguins

Penguins

November–mid-April • nature

With the beginning of spring in the Southern Hemisphere, Argentina becomes home to a huge Magellanic Penguin colony

Dry Salinas Grandes

Dry Salinas Grandes

April–November • nature

These salt flats, the third largest in the world, are among the country's biggest attractions

Wild Horses

Wild Horses

October–April • nature

Meet incredibly fast and graceful animals living in the pristine corners of Argentina and Chile

Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego

October–April • nature

The southernmost tip of the planet is often named "fin del mundo" or "end of the world"

Greater Rhea

Greater Rhea

August–January • nature

There is a theory that the greater rhea is the first flightless bird and all kinds of ostriches are derived from them

Burrowing Parrot Watching

Burrowing Parrot Watching

September–February • nature

These parrots are friendly with people, pretty tame, and can even learn the pronunciation of some words!

Perito Moreno Glacier

Perito Moreno Glacier

November–March • nature

Don't be dissuaded by the popularity of this place because no matter how many tourists come, all these people are just a pathetic dot against the background of the vast mass of glacier!

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

November–March • activity

Collect your team and set off to conquer river rapids on a raft in Patagonia

Pampas

Pampas

March–May | October–December (all year round) • activity

Discover the mythical Pampas with its parks, reserves, and villages, meet face-to-face with gauchos, and learn about Argentina's traditional rural life

Orcas around Valdes Peninsula

Orcas around Valdes Peninsula

February–April (Punta Norte) | September–December (Caleta Valdes and Punta Delgada) | all year round (Punta Ninfas) • nature

A hungry orca would come to up to the shore to catch a naive sea lion for lunch

Misiones Jungle

Misiones Jungle

March–May | September–November • nature

Explore the jungle of the province of Misiones to discover the green treasures of this region

Tren a las Nubes

Tren a las Nubes

year round (best March–mid-December) • activity

This attraction is for adventurers and train trip fans

Climbing Mount Aconcagua

Climbing Mount Aconcagua

mid-November–March • activity

The highest peak in Argentina, in South America, in Western Hemisphere

Arenales Rock Climbing

Arenales Rock Climbing

October–April • activity

Mountain climbing in the Arenales Valley is always full of romance and adventure

Puente del Inca (The Inca's Bridge)

Puente del Inca (The Inca's Bridge)

September–May • nature

Puente del Inca is fanned with secrets and legends, it's a unique place to reveal the mystery

Tea Harvest

Tea Harvest

November–April • food

Argentine tea is a product of excellent quality and gives a heavy infusion with an earthy taste

Cueva de las Manos (Cave of the Hands)

Cueva de las Manos (Cave of the Hands)

September–February • activity

These prehistoric settlements, thanks to unique cultural elements, have turned Cueva de las Manos into an amazing spot!

Pato

Pato

February–mid-December • activity

Discover the extreme world of Pato in Argentina invented by the Gauchos over three centuries ago

Hiking

Hiking

November–March • activity

Vast Argentina is one of the world's best hiking destinations

Patagonian Cormorants

Patagonian Cormorants

October–February • nature

Check out four local shag species while they are nesting in colonies along Argentina's coastline

Kayaking

Kayaking

November–March • activity

Jump into a boat and explore the water expanses of Patagonia

Erythrina or Ceibo Flowers

Erythrina or Ceibo Flowers

October–April (best November–February) • nature

Enjoy the blooming of the cockspur coral tree with striking deep-red flowers during Argentina's summers

Ice Climbing

Ice Climbing

November–April • activity

Ice climbing is very popular, though dangerous, activity in Argentina

Domuyo Volcano

Domuyo Volcano

October–April • activity

If you have an adventurous spirit and good stamina, explore the active Domuyo Volcano which still shakes and rumbles

Locro

Locro

April–November • food

A delicious mix of meat, corn, and seasonal vegetables

Ischigualasto Provincial Park (Valle de la Luna)

Ischigualasto Provincial Park (Valle de la Luna)

April–November • nature

Argentina's Moon Valley is an unearthly treasure and a must-see attraction!

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

all year round (best April–December) • nature

Bird lovers from all over the world come to Esteros del Ibera hoping to see some of the world's rarest species

Windsurfing

Windsurfing

November–March • activity

Argentina has a pair of finest wind-blown lakes favoured by keen windsurfers

Burrowing Owl Nesting Season

Burrowing Owl Nesting Season

October–December • nature

These very pretty birds with big yellow eyes make their nests deep underground

Sea Lion Pups

Sea Lion Pups

January–November • nature

Check out these sea lions and their pups in Puerto Piramides!

Paragliding

Paragliding

late February–early March | September–December • activity

Soaring among mountainous ridges and above expansive hills is the dream of any thrill seeker!

Southern Elephant Seals

Southern Elephant Seals

August–March • nature

The Southern Elephant Seals got their name because of the large trunk of adult males, which resembles an elephant's trunk.

Southern Right Whale Watching

Southern Right Whale Watching

June–December • nature

Peninsula Valdes is the site of the highest concentration of southern right whales

Southern Giant Petrel

Southern Giant Petrel

November–March • nature

This truly giant bird impresses with its dimensions, as well as carrion-based diet, and is best observed in breeding colonies on Patagonian coast

Pampas Deer

Pampas Deer

September–November • nature

Watch these tender animals lying in the sun in the morning, bathing in rivers, or hiding in high grass, but don't scare them away

Dolphin Watching

Dolphin Watching

mid–November–March • nature

These playful creatures swim near the boats of tourists, demonstrating a real circus show in the water

Surfing

Surfing

March–November • activity

Having caught a wave on Mar del Plata, you'll understand why this is the surf capital of Argentina

Kitesurfing on Nahuel Huapi

Kitesurfing on Nahuel Huapi

November–February • activity

Strong summer winds and sunny weather on Lake Nahuel Huapi is perfect for kiteboarders and a good opportunity to show off your skills!

Pozo de las Animas (Well of Souls)

Pozo de las Animas (Well of Souls)

all year round • nature

Stop by to pray for the lost souls

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Flooded Salinas Grandes

Flooded Salinas Grandes

January–March • nature

While some tourists try to avoid the flooded season, they seem to be missing out quite a surreal spectacle

Gualeguaychú Carnival

Gualeguaychú Carnival

January 12–March 04, 2019 • event

This celebration is not some show for tourists but a really authentic holiday for locals and it claims to be the world's longest carnival!

Carnaval Porteño (Buenos Aires Carnival)

Carnaval Porteño (Buenos Aires Carnival)

February 02–March 05, 2019 • event

Discover the artistic expressions of various neighbourhoods, their songs, and urban folk customs at the Carnaval Porteño

The Longest Night in the World

The Longest Night in the World

June 21 • event

Every year on June 21 sleeping is forbidden in Ushuaia

Guanaco Fighting

Guanaco Fighting

early December–early January • nature

According to the strict rules of the animal world, a male has to win the coveted female in a fight

Rugby Championship

Rugby Championship

October 07, 2018 • event

Argentina provides the ideal environment for tempering the character that is needed to become a world-class player

Tilcara Carnival

Tilcara Carnival

March 02–10, 2019 • event

Dressed as devils, men glorify Mother Earth—an unusual festival, isn't it?

Marcha del Orgullo LGBTI (Buenos Aires Gay Pride)

Marcha del Orgullo LGBTI (Buenos Aires Gay Pride)

November 17, 2018 • event

The November gay pride parade in the Argentina’s capital has been held since 1992

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

August–September | December–April • nature

Rumor has it that when Lady Roosevelt saw Iguazu for the first time, she said: "Poor Niagara."

Rabas Fritas (Aros de Calamar)

Rabas Fritas (Aros de Calamar)

February–August • food

Try this amazing and delicious snack that is ready in a few minutes!

Trekking in Bariloche

Trekking in Bariloche

December–March • activity

Bariloche is rightly called "South American Switzerland" and is ideal for trekking

Grape Harvest

Grape Harvest

late February–April • activity

Grape harvesting is surrounded by many myths and customs in Mendoza, among which there is this holiday—Fiesta de la Vendimia

Olive Harvest

Olive Harvest

April–May • food

Excellent olive oil is a noble product in the Mendoza Province. Its production is still a family business around here

Easter Food

Easter Food

April 21–23, 2019 • food

The largest and most revered religious holiday in Argentina is also a great occasion to try local seasonal treats

Beach Season

Beach Season

December–February • activity

Argentina's wide range of beaches attract visitors to its eastern coast washed by the Atlantic

Flamingo Watching

Flamingo Watching

December–February • nature

Pink flamingos are an amazing sight, especially when these birds get together in huge numbers

May Revolution Day (Día de la Revolución de Mayo)

May Revolution Day (Día de la Revolución de Mayo)

May 25 • event

Witness Independence Day in Buenos Aires!

Christmas

Christmas

December 08–December 25 • event

Christmas in Argentina is a holiday of the soul!

Quebrada de Humahuaca

Quebrada de Humahuaca

May–August • nature

The “Rainbow Mountains” of the valley of Quebrada de Humahuaca are a natural miracle of Argentina, especially beautiful in the mornings when the first rays of the sun fall on the valley

Skiing and Snowboarding in the Andes

Skiing and Snowboarding in the Andes

June–September • activity

A ski trip to Argentina is especially nice for those who miss snow in Northern Hemisphere

Festival of Tradition (Gaucho Festival)

Festival of Tradition (Gaucho Festival)

November 10–11, 2018 • event

Gaucho cowboys from all over Argentina come to San Antonio de Areco to celebrate their history and lifestyle

Christmas Desserts & Sweets

Christmas Desserts & Sweets

December 08–January 06 • food

Christmas is a time to taste Argentina's delicious food—especially sweet treats

Dog Sledding

Dog Sledding

July–September • activity

A great way to discover the winter-time Patagonia