The Best Outdoor Activities in Argentina

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Photograph Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre from Route 40

Argentina / El Chalten Visitor Center

From El Calafate, the town of El Chalten is about 2 1/2 - 3 hours away.

Christin Healey
102 Saves

Camp at Poincenot

Argentina / Campemento Poincenot

From El Chalten, the trail starts Avenida San Martín, where El Chaltén town ends. There you can park your vehicle in a designated parking area, or just walk from your hotel.

Christin Healey
83 Saves

Walk with Penguins on Martillo Island

Argentina / Martillo Island, Tierra del Fuego

There is only one company that has a permit to go on Martillo Island, while all the other tours take people to shoot photos from a boat. The company that has the permit is Pira Tour.

John Maurizi
46 Saves

Hike to Laguna de los Tres

Argentina / Laguna de los Tres Trail

This 13 mile roundtrip hike begins in El Chalten, at the end of Avenida San Martín, the main street in town.

Kat Tong
41 Saves

Photograph Perito Moreno Glacier

Argentina / Perito Moreno Glacier

From the town of El Calafate in Argentina, the glacier is less than two hours away down route 15. There are easy signs the entire way.

Christin Healey
40 Saves

Hike to Mirador Los Condores

Argentina / El Chalten Visitor Center

When you drive in to El Chalten, you will see the visitor's center directly on your left. Park here, and there are signs to the lookout from the parking lot. It's an easy 1.

Christin Healey
35 Saves

Rock Climb in Patagonia's La Buitrera Canyon

Argentina / La Buitrera Canyon

Piedra Parada is an enormous rock feature standing alone in the desert of the Chubut Region of Argentina.

Sarah Williams
30 Saves

Backpack to Mt. Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre

Argentina / El Chalten Visitor Center

Mount Fitz Roy is one of the most iconic mountains in the world and is still relatively undeveloped, allowing visitors to experience the landscape without the massive hoards of people.

Zee Lilani
27 Saves

Hike El Cajón del Azul

Argentina / Refugio Cajón del Azul

This short but dense with adventure loop begins at  Refugio Cajón del Azul in the mountains of El Bolsón in Rio Negro, Patagonia, Argentina.

Alex Mason
13 Saves

Stroll through El Bosque Tallado "The Workshopped Forest"

Argentina / Mirador Plataforma

At 1,500 masl a patch of forest sits seemingly dead above the city of El Bolsón in the Patagonia region of Argentina.

Alex Mason
8 Saves

Hike Cerro Campanario in San Carlos de Bariloche

Argentina / Cerro Campanario

With sweeping vistas of Lake Nahuel Huapi, Lake Perito Moreno, Llao Llao peninsula and the surrounding mountains, this short hike is a must-do for anyone visiting San Carlos de Bariloche.

Jenna Herzog
7 Saves

Hike to Glacier Hielo Azul

Argentina / Refugio Hielo Azul

This steep, but not so long hike begins at Refugio Hielo Azul.  The view of the lake at the base of the glacier is hidden from the refuge but the path to it is clearly seen.

Alex Mason
7 Saves

Climb Cerro Aconcagua via the Normal Route

Argentina / Horcones Valley Trailhead

Cerro Aconcagua is the tallest mountain outside of the Himalayas, the highest point in the Western Hemisphere, and the second-highest of the Seven Summits behind Mt. Everest.

Rachel Davidson
6 Saves

Ice Hike on Glacier Perito Moreno

Argentina / Perito Moreno Glacier

The Perito Moreno glacier is one of the big draws in El Calafate, Argentina and all of Patagonia.

Will Cebron
3 Saves

Hike to Cerro Piltriquitrón

Argentina / Cerro Piltriquitron Trailhead

Mount Piltriquitrón, known as "hanging from the sky" in the Mapuche tongue, is the magnificent mountain that lights up during sunset, as seen from El Bolson.

Zee Lilani
2 Saves

Hike to El Chorillo del Salto Waterfall

Argentina / Chorillo del Salto Waterfall Parking Lot

There are admittedly more dramatic hikes to more impressive locations in the El Chalten area, but most of them require a fairly significant time commitment and some stamina.

Colin Stouffer
1 Saves