May brings falling leaves and lower temperatures, making it a good time to travel across northern Argentina. This month is perfect if you want to avoid summer heat. We invite you to pick up your backpack and discover some must visit cities featuring extraordinary natural landscapes.
Let us help you plan your next trip with this list of 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites that you cannot miss during your stay in Argentina.
- Iguazu Falls. Located in the province of Misiones, they are one of the most spectacular natural settings in the world. The Argentine side of these waterfalls shared with Brazil is located within the Iguazu National Park. This park, together with adjacent protected areas and the contiguous Iguaçu National Park in Brazil, is home to over 2000 species of plants, 400 species of birds and typical wildlife including tapirs, jaguars, giant anteaters and ocelots.
- Quebrada de Humahuaca. Located in the province of Jujuy, this mountain valley is famous for its incredibly colorful mountains. This place is a great combination of nature, food and culture and is also a central point for you to visit other villages such as Purmamarca, Uquía, Maimará, Yavi and Humahuaca. Make sure you allow time to visit Cerro de los Siete Colores (The Hill of Seven Colors). A picture is worth than thousand words (see photo).
- Ischigualasto and Talampaya Natural Parks. These contiguous parks covering a total of 275,369 hectares are in the provinces of San Juan and La Rioja, respectively. Ischigualasto Provincial Park is probably best known for its landscape named Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley), which looks somewhat similar to the surface of the moon.