Journey to the end of the world for these 10 memorable Argentina attractions


Argentina is a land of diverse landscapes and vibrant culture, offering travellers a multitude of experiences beyond the well-trodden path. If you’re seeking unique adventures and hidden gems, here are 10 under-the-radar experiences in Argentina that promise to leave you with lasting memories:

Venture to the end of the world in Ushuaia

Ushuaia, often referred to as the southernmost city in the world, offers a unique experience for travellers. From this remote outpost, you can explore the stunning landscapes of Tierra del Fuego National Park, take a boat trip along the Beagle Channel, or even embark on an expedition to Antarctica. The city itself is full of history and charm, with a number of museums, restaurants, and shops to explore.

Uncover the beauty of Quebrada de Humahuaca

This narrow mountain valley, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is known for its dramatic landscapes, rich history, and vibrant indigenous cultures. The colourful rock formations and ancient ruins are a sight to behold. The local culture is alive and well, with traditional music, dance, and crafts on display.

Trek the glaciers of Los Glaciares National Park

Home to some of the world’s most stunning glaciers, Los Glaciares National Park offers incredible trekking opportunities. The highlight for many is the chance to see the massive Perito Moreno Glacier up close. The park is also home to a diverse range of wildlife, including condors, guanacos and pumas.

Savour the wines of Mendoza

Mendoza is Argentina’s premier wine region, known worldwide for its Malbec. Here, you can visit vineyards nestled at the foot of the Andes, enjoy tastings of world-class wines, and learn about the winemaking process from passionate vintners. The region is also known for its stunning landscapes and outdoor activities, including hiking, horseback riding, and white-water rafting.

Immerse yourself in Gaucho culture

Spend a day at an estancia (ranch) in the Pampas, the fertile lowlands that surround Buenos Aires. Here, you can experience the traditional gaucho (cowboy) way of life, with activities such as horseback riding, folk music and dance, and a traditional asado (barbecue).

Discover the Centro Culturales of Buenos Aires

Most first-time visitors to Buenos Aires don’t realize that the city is much more than tango, great beef and Malbec. For a richer and more local experience, bypass the tourist hotspots and linger with the locals at the centro culturales, which serve as focal points for local artists and art lovers.

Visit the historic town of San Antonio de Areco

Arriving in San Antonio de Areco from the bustling city of Buenos Aires always feels like stepping into a different world. Located two hours from the capital by car, this small rural town has colonial architecture and cobblestone streets sparkling under the sun that make it feel timeless. Nicknamed the “cradle of tradition,” the Pampas town was a vibrant hub of gaucho life during the 19th century.

Laugh at a vedette show

Forget cabarets—this very porteño show is a style of entertainment you’ll never find in Paris, or anywhere else for that matter. But it’s not some underground kind of act–the variously-aged, scantily clad stars of this singing and dancing spectacle, with plenty of political satire, have quite a following. And you don’t need to understand Spanish to be thoroughly amused. Performances can be found on or nearby to Avenida Corrientes at Teatro Broadway, El Teatro Tabaris and Teatro Maipo.

Stroll through the Ecological Reserve in Buenos Aires

For a breath of fresh air in the city, take a leisurely stroll through the Ecological Reserve in Buenos Aires. This green oasis in the heart of the city offers a variety of walking and cycling trails, birdwatching opportunities and stunning views of the city skyline.

Experience the nightlife in Cordoba

Known for its vibrant nightlife, Cordoba is a must-visit for those looking to experience Argentina’s party scene. The city is home to a large student population, which contributes to its lively atmosphere. Spend an evening exploring the city’s numerous bars, clubs and live music venues.

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