The best outdoor activities in Argentina

Climbers in the Aconcagua desbiens_jean/Flickr

Climbers in the Aconcagua ©desbiens_jean/Flickr

Argentina is an exciting country, being home to innumerable fascinating visitor attractions. With several wonderful natural jewels, buzzing cities, gorgeous beaches and unique sights, Argentina is a top tourist destination of South America. Whatever your preferences are, you will surely find something to amaze you and make you return home with unforgettable experiences. Besides the visitor attractions, Argentina also offers some great activities for the active or adventure travelers. In case you are interested in the best outdoor activities in Argentina, including climbing, trekking, skiing, practicing ecotourism, fishing and others, you have to read the following guide.


As part of the world famous Andes Mountains run in Argentina, climbing is one of the best outdoor activities which can be practiced here. You don’t have to be an expert, as there are lower parts, too.

It is important to mention that the climbing season starts in November and ends in March. The Aconcagua is the best challenge in Argentina for climbers. Besides working out, the scenic landscapes are also very attractive for active tourists and nature-lovers. You shouldn’t miss it either.

Climbers in the Aconcagua desbiens_jean/Flickr

Climbers in the Aconcagua ©desbiens_jean/Flickr


There are numerous spots in Argentina where you can trek. Some of the trails can be difficult to follow, but the majority of them are quite easy. The best trails are considered to be in the national parks of the country. Salta Province and Jujuy Province are also important areas to practice trekking. Choose any of them and enjoy the virgin nature of the country.


Although the ski resorts of the country are not as famous and developed as the ones in Europe or North America, you can practice this fantastic sport in Argentina, too. The ski season will begin in just a month, in July and will last in August (May to October in some places). The best ski resorts are Las Leñas, Cerro Catedral, Chapelco, Cerro Otto and so on.

Skiing at Cerro Catedral demiante/Flickr

Skiing at Cerro Catedral ©demiante/Flickr

Practicing ecotourism

There are numerous national parks and other protected areas in Argentina. Practicing ecotourism is with no doubt one of the best outdoor activities here. The Iguazu National Park, the Tierra del Fuego National Park, the Nahuel Huapi National Park and the Los Glaciares National Park are just some of the most important protected areas. Besides, if you want to admire marine wildlife, you can do it on the Valdes Peninsula.

Iguazu Falls Nouhailler/Flickr

Iguazu Falls ©Nouhailler/Flickr


Fly-fishing and trout-fishing are extremely popular in Argentina. Patagonia with its fantastic rivers and lakes is very attractive for fishermen from all over the world. If you are an adept of this sport, you can not miss to visit Patagonia’s best fishing areas.

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