Argentina offers undoubtedly a feast for lovers of nature and environmental stewardship. Whether in the North, South, East or West of the country, is guaranteed a real contact with nature through activities associated with ecotourism, suitable for the whole family.
To the rhythm of climatic and geographical diversity of the country, there is a very diverse flora, fauna, combined with the numerous landscapes offered within the country and outside its national parks, provide an interesting tourist proposal for 365 days a year.
Iguazu Falls, Perito Moreno Glacier, the Andes, the whale watching in Puerto Madryn, are just some of the alternatives that hundreds of tourists want to play, enjoy and explore in the natural environment either on their own or with the guidance of experts.
Among the most popular activities within this category we can include hiking, for which the country has a range of circuits with different levels of difficulty and length; visit to different areas within the Province of Buenos Aires, the Sierras de Córdoba and Condorito Gorge National Park, which protects a population of Andean condors, and the Road of the Seven Lakes (from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche) are just a small sample of what it offers in Argentina for the ecotourism.
Peninsula Valdes Main Ecological Tourist destination in Argentina
Located on the Atlantic Ocean, and 77 miles from Puerto Madryn, this Peninsula Nature Reserve forms a rich faunal population composed of whales, sea lions, elephant seals, penguins, many birds, guanacos and other terrestrial species.
This territory, declared by UNESCO as “World Heritage” has, on one side, the Nuevo gulf and in another side the San Jose Gulf. Without doubt, the main attraction of the Peninsula is located in Puerto Piramides, where millions of people watch the Southern Whales. These giant mammals go south from June till December to inhabit the gulf waters to breed and give birth to their young.
The whales are so close to the coast, it is possible to hear its singing from the rooms of the hotels near Puerto Madryn. In this area it is also possible to do other sea activities such as diving and fishing, among others.
El Calafate another important Ecological Tourist destination in Patagonia Argentina
In Calafate town we can find the Perito Moreno Glacier, considered by many as the eighth wonder of the world, is located opposite the Magallanes Peninsula in the country of Argentina and is recognized worldwide as one of the most important reserve of freshwater on the planet.
The Perito Moreno Glacier is, together with other three hundred glaciers, part of Los Glaciares National Park, forming all together more than seventeen thousand kilometers that give name to Continental Ice. Perito Moreno Glacier is surrounded of mountains, ravines, peaks and vegetation, being a destination for trekking enthusiasts that can hike on the ice. In addition, if we seek fresh air and have a spectacular view of this huge mass of ice, we can use observation areas that are a quarter mile away from the glacier.
The Perito Moreno Glacier is recommended for passengers visiting the Patagonia Argentina and it is possible reaching this place by flight from Buenos Aires. It is recommended also visiting this area booking a complete tour package including the airfare, accommodation, transfers and tours so that upon arrival in the destination all is organized.
The best time of the year for visiting Patagonia Argentina is from October to March when there is nice weather. It is recommended to go with sportswear, climbing shoes, and hire trained tour the area to ensure a safe ride guides.