A new year and along with it, new destinations on our list of traveling wishes.

Campo de Piedra Pómez

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January 2nd, 2024

O ne of the main goals for every New Year is to add one or more trips for the 365 days ahead of us. With that in mind, in Argentina On The Go we have put together this post featuring some of the treasure troves in our country so that our readers feel tempted to visit them.

JANUARY – CONO DE ARITA

A real treasure in Northern Argentina, located in Puna de Atacama in the Salar de Arizaro. This volcanic formation full of mystery and perfection lies 200 meters above the salt flat level and its shape captures both researchers and those who love to admire the works created by nature with the passing of time.

The place can be reached by 4×4 vehicles during the last 80 km stretch of the journey, after a long drive from neighboring towns like San Antonio de los Cobres, located 700 km away from Salta’s capital city. A true adventure. Will you dare?

Cono Arita

FEBRUARY- VILLA PEHUENIA

A paradise destination for those who seek peace and quiet. Nature combined with experiences and activities such as trekking, kayaking, skiing, and rafting – depending on the time of the year- make this place unique. The different seasons give it a special framework. This is the ideal place for those who are looking to stay away from the more crowded options. The road leading to this town is also part of the attraction.

Villa Pehuenia

MARCH- CAÑON DEL ATUEL

The province of Mendoza is commonly associated with its exquisite and prestigious wine. However, this part of the country features other natural sceneries as worthy of admiration. Today we have chosen one located in San Rafael, whose name is Cañón del Atuel. We recommend either travelling around it, sailing its river or simply taking some time to contemplate it in the company of friends and family. There is even the chance to cross it from one end to the other by canopy.

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Cañon del Atuel

APRIL- PAYUNIA RESERVE

Further north in Mendoza, within the charming village of Malargüe, lies the Payunia Reserve. Visitors will find themselves surrounded by over 800 volcanoes, an immense crater and the Andes Mountains in the distance. Postcard-like landscapes that go to show the great diversity of this southern country.

Payunia Reserve

MAY- VILLA GENERAL BELGRANO

Córdoba is a province with a large wealth of colors, history, rivers and wonderful people, and Villa General Belgrano is no exception. It has all of that in combination with German traditions, a special feature that may be witnessed in the city’s architecture, cuisine and the popular Oktoberfest festival.

Villa general Belgrano

JUNE- CAMPO DE PIEDRA POMEZ

A “phoenix” in process. The province of Catamarca is bound to make a great impact in the next season. Destinations like Campo de Piedra Pómez have recently been gaining great popularity among travelers in the area. Its colors, vastness and natural wealth make up such a memorable postcard picture. Over 75,000 hectares of an out of a movie scenery lying some 3,000 meters above sea level.

Campo de Piedra Pómez

JULY- LA PLATA

While the city of Buenos Aires is one big favorite among travelers, the capital of the province has its own charm and special characteristics. Home to a cathedral, parks and museums, La Plata is an invitation to see yet another local face.

La Plata

AUGUST- LAS GRUTAS

In spite of being far from the Caribbean Sea, Argentina boasts some enchanting beaches, whose warmth is complemented by that of the locals. Las Grutas, the southernmost among the most iconic, is framed by some breathtaking cliffs.

Las Grutas

SEPTEMBER- SALTO DEL AGRIO

Still in the south, but this time in the province of Neuquén. This is a beautiful route to complete by car. We recommend stopping in Caviahue, a quiet little town whose neighboring roads will lead you to Salto del Agrio. Each season of the year features a special decoration of this waterfall. You can’t miss it.

Salto del Agrio

OCTOBER – BAHIA BUSTAMANTE

A key destination if you wish to be close to nature before or after visiting iconic sites like Puerto Madryn. Here, the wealth of wildlife is one big attraction: Right whales, rorqual whales, penguins, sea lions and the like. A special space to admire the beauties of nature from up close.

Bahía Bustamante

NOVEMBER- EL BOLSÓN

Among the most popular destinations in Patagonia are Bariloche, El Chaltén and Calafate. El Bolsón is one more strategic stop when it comes to this region of the country. This quaint town is home to hidden wells, rivers, mazes, Puerto Patriada and one of the most splendid shelters in Patagonia, namely, Refugio Hielo Azul.

El Bolsón

DECEMBER- IRUYA

To close with a flourish, we travel to Salta to discover Iruya. Nestled amidst the mountains and some 2780 meters above sea level, Iruya is featured as one of the 50 most beautiful villages in the world. Visitors also get to connect with the local culture, its music, customs and traditions, among other things.

Iruya

So, which destination would you fancy adding to your list of traveling wishes in 2024? With Argentina On The Go we will be happy to help you customize your trip and make your wishes come true!