Adventure travel seekers have a new playground… Argentina. With its beautiful beaches and majestic mountains, Argentina is the perfect mix of world class travel with an exciting kick. This exotic local truly offers a variety of travel adventures from the tame to the truly diverse, that is sure to excite any adventure travel enthusiast.
1. Hike thru Patagonia-
Whether you are looking for an extreme rush of hiking through the Patagonian Ice Fields, a feat recommended only for the truly experience mountain climber, or just want to enjoy the trails. Patagonia offers a wider variety for hikers of all skills and abilities. For the truly daring try El Chalten, known as the “National Trekking Capital of Argentina.” This little hiking village is more removed from civilization that its tourist counterpart El Calafate and offers a truly unique experience. Giving its patrons some of the most interesting views and a great number of different hikes, this little village also allows for horseback riding, rafting, fishing and camping.
2. Bike Medoza Wine Country
Mendoza is the premier region for Argentina’s wine growers. The backdrop of snowcapped mountains surrounded by romantic wineries is the perfect getaway for any world traveler. Home to numerous vineyards, hotels and restaurants this is the perfect place to uncork your enthusiasm for active adventure with a side of luxury and romance. For a truly unique experience come during March when the wine making season is celebrated with festivals and events. The Vendimia Festival is a seven day tribute to the growing season, and will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in more traditional events.
3. Train to the Clouds-
Starting in a little town called Salta, this is one of the world’s highest train services, that literally take you in the clouds at an altitude of 4230 m.a.s.l. This train moves you through beautiful canyons and desert like regions and up into the plush landscape of the Andes mountains. Using a diesel engine to pull the 10 cars this is not only a truly unique experience it offers a wonderful alternative for the young adventurer at heart.