Argentina launches “La Ruta Natural”

Its new program with 17 sustainable circuits that run throughout the country.
A program that invites you to travel and enjoy nature in a simple, clear and environmentally friendly way.

Through this new initiative, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports invites us to travel through Argentina enjoying its incredible nature, but this time in a responsible and environmentally sustainable way.

The Routes cover all regions of the country and lead us to discover and enjoy its incredible natural heritage, bringing together the enormous variety of options that exist beyond the most classic destinations.

Some points that are consolidated and are known internationally such as the Iguazú Falls, the Perito Moreno Glacier or the Valdés Peninsula make up these routes. But Argentina also offers many other natural attractions to discover with landscapes, great biodiversity, national parks and unique shows that can make each trip an unforgettable experience.

This initiative seeks to promote emerging destinations, increase permanence and local consumption, collaborate in the development of communities based on their natural values. 

The objective is to promote sustainable tourism development and encourage responsibility when living experiences in natural environments.

Traveling the new Natural Routes

Missionary Jungle Route

To visit it is to connect the power of the Iguazú Falls with the magic of the missionary jungle, discover the greatest biodiversity in the country in countless natural reserves, cross red dirt roads, bathe in rivers and waterfalls, go adventure tourism, observe birds, camp under the stars, rest in pure comfort and get to know cities, towns and communities where languages, lifestyles and surprising traditions merge.

Delta Route (Buenos Aires, Entre Ríos and Santa Fé)

Very close to Buenos Aires, Rosario, San Pedro, Zárate and other large cities, the Delta Route invites you to reconnect with nature and enjoy the magic of the Paraná River and its islands.

Iberá Route (Corrientes)

This route invites you to discover the incredible Esteros del Iberá. Unmissable destination for ecotourism, wildlife observation and rest in 100 percent natural environments. Here is one of the largest wetlands on the planet, ideal for close encounters with animals (swamp deer, corzuela, alligator, capybara, carayá monkey) and a large number of birds. The experience is enriched with the local culture, traditions and gastronomy.

Route of the Valleys, Quebradas and Yungas (Salta, Jujuy, Tucumán and Catamarca)

A region of contrasts, great biodiversity and ancestral cultural wealth. Spectacular landscapes, scenic routes, trails, accommodations of all kinds, protected natural areas not so well known but ready to be discovered, such as the Los Cardones (Salta), Calilegua (Jujuy) and Aconquija (Tucumán) national parks, others more rugged like Baritú and El Rey (Salta), as well as numerous reserves that invite you to combine trekking, cycling, photographic safaris, astronomical tourism, adventure tourism, bird watching and fauna in general with gastronomy, wineries, culture and history.

Route of the Coast and the Great Rivers (Entre Ríos, Corrientes, Formosa, Chaco and Santa Fé)

Framed by the Paraná, Uruguay, Gualeguay, Paraguay and many other rivers and streams, the coast is one of the main summer destinations and invites you to rest on its beaches and sandbanks, enjoy its spas, practice sports and nautical activities, ecotourism in El Palmar National Park (Entre Ríos) or in its many natural reserves.

Andean Patagonia Route (Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut)

The Andean Patagonian forest offers endless trails to explore and new places to discover. Turquoise rivers and lakes, hidden waterfalls, snow-capped mountains and glaciers, are part of the landscape that protects different national parks, among emblematic species such as pehuenes, myrtles and ancient larch trees.

Gran Chaco Route (Chaco, Formosa, Santiago del Estero, Santa Fe, Tucuman, Jujuy and Salta)

Here you can live unique experiences in the subtropical nature of the Gran Chaco, especially for those looking for adventure, wild places, encounters with wildlife and lovers of bird watching.

Route of the Puna (Salta, Jujuy and Catamarca):

A route for intrepid and adventurous, which requires experienced guides and some physical preparation, equipment and transportation, but which invites you to discover some of the most spectacular landscapes in South America. Such as the Laguna de los Pozuelos Natural Monument, the Salinas Grandes in Jujuy, unexpected formations such as the Cone of Arita, the Desierto del Diablo (Tolar Grande), Salares de Arizaro and Pocitos in Salta, and del Hombre Muerto, Salar de Antofalla or the magnificent Campo de Piedra Pómez in Catamarca.

Route of the Steppe (La Pampa, Río Negro, Neuquén, Chubut and Santa Cruz):

This route invites you to connect the Atlantic coast with the Andes and reach them to see a majestic sunset.

Some must-sees: Laguna Blanca and Auca Mahuida National Park (Neuquén), Lihuel Calel National Park (La Pampa), Somuncurá Plateau and the Patagonian train (Río Negro), Los Altares, Piedra Parada and Colonia Sarmiento (Chubut), and Petrified Bosques National Park of Jaramillo (Santa Cruz).

Route of the High Andes (Mendoza, San Juan, La Rioja, Catamarca and Salta):

A route for different segments of demand according to their circuits and experiences: one for professional climbers and mountaineers, another for a wide public, eager to live adventures, horseback riding and low or medium demand trekking through landscapes and imposing places along the Andes Mountains.

It is complemented by the wine routes, natural hot springs and oasis cities. In some cases, offer of snow sports or skiing in winter resorts.

Route of the Plains and the Atlantic Coast (Buenos Aires):

This route connects the natural attractions of the Pampean region and the Atlantic coast, which are complemented by rural tourism, bird watching, horseback riding, fishing, and the usual sun and beach destinations. It includes circuits and experiences that go from the grasslands and lagoons to the mountains of Buenos Aires until reaching the dunes and rugged cliffs above the sea.

Route of the Deserts and Volcanoes (Neuquén, La Pampa, Mendoza, San Juan, La Rioja and Catamarca):

Tour some of the most striking landscapes in shapes, colors and reliefs of Argentina. It includes national parks, a world heritage site and the iconic Route 40, with settings that look like something out of a movie. Among the must-sees of the route are the Talampaya National Park (La Rioja) and Ischigualasto Provincial Park (San Juan – World Heritage – UNESCO, with archaeological and paleontological remains).

Southern Patagonia Route (Santa Cruz)

Land of glaciers, ice fields and peaks that challenge intrepid climbers. The Andes dotted with greenish lakes meet the Patagonian steppe and canyons that hide vestiges of our ancestors.

On this route there is Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Perito Moreno, Cueva de las Manos (World Heritage – UNESCO), Mount Fitz Roy in El Chaltén, the national capital of trekking.

Route of the Central Sierras (San Luis and Córdoba)

Beyond the tourist cities nestled in the mountains and the most traditional spas, this route invites you to discover nature through protected natural areas, national parks and circuits that dazzle with their beauty and wild landscapes.

Route of the End of the World (Tierra del Fuego and South Atlantic Islands):

Beyond Ushuaia, this route invites you to travel the entire large island of Tierra del Fuego to enjoy its incredible natural attractions. From the north, following the scenic route of the RN 3, you can travel the steppe, cross the Andes Mountains and reach the mythical Beagle Channel.

In addition to the incredible Tierra del Fuego National Park, it is possible to visit provincial reserves such as the Atlantic Coast and the Heart of the Island, navigate the Beagle Channel, practice diving, kayaking, mountain biking, walking short and long-distance trails, mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding and visiting ranches and traditional towns that stand out for their gastronomy, such as Puerto Almanza.

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