Historic ruins, scattered adobe houses, small villages, colorful hills, music and incredible dishes mix at this incredible destination that used to be a part of the Andean Road. The local community keeps its ancient traditions preserving authenticity. Accessed via Salta.
2- Qhapac Ñan, Argentina, Chile, Perú, Bolivia, Ecuador & Colombia.
Qhapaq Nan is the Andean road system created by the Inca civilization. This network of roads, over 30,000 km long, linked the entire Tahuantinsuyo Empire. There are organized hikes along various portions of it.
3- Ischigualasto & Talampaya Natural Parks, San Juan & La Rioja, Argentina
These contiguous parks are the place where some of the oldest known dinosaur remains were found and it is the only place in the world where a complete sequence of continental sediments can be seen.
4- Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis, Misiones, Argentina
These are the archeological remains of towns created by the Jesuit Order. The towns existed between 1609 and 1818, and aimed to elevate the local Guarani community.
The Iguazú Falls were selected due to their immeasurable beauty and for being the habitat of rare and endangered species. This park was also named as one of the New Natural Wonders of The World.
6- Chamamé, Corrientes, Argentina
Chamamé music and dancing was the latest Argentinian heritage added. It was recognized for being a cultural expression that promotes values such as love for one’s land and the local fauna and flora.
7-Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina
These are religious, educational and agricultural developments by the Society of Jesus between 1604 and 1767. Together they form the origins and the core of the missionary activities of the Jesuits in South America.
8- Rapa Nui National Park, Chile
Also known as Easter Island, Rapa Nui has monumental stone figures erected by a Polynesian society that settled there around A.D. 300. For over a millennium they built them completely isolated from external cultural influences of any kind.
9- Tango, Buenos Aires & Uruguay
Tango is the most vibrant expression of Rio de la Plata. It was developed by urban lower classes in Buenos Aires and Montevideo and it is part of the identity of both ci
10- The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, Buenos Aires
This is one of the 17 sites spread in 7 countries that are part of the architectural work of Le Corbusier that are a symbol of modern architecture.
11-Los Alerces National Park, Chubut, Argentina
The Los Alerces National Park is located in the Andes of northern Patagonia. It hosts pristine lakes and some of the best conserved Alerce tree forests.
12- Península Valdés, Chubut, Argentina
This site was recognized due to its conservation of marine mammals. It is home to an important breeding population of the endangered southern right whale as well as southern elephant seals and southern sea lions
13- Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas, Santa Cruz, Argentina
This amazing site in Santa Cruz province hosts an exceptional collection of cave art, painted between 13,000 and 9,500 years ago. It gets its name (Cave of the Hands) from the stenciled outlines of human hands in the cave.
This was the first Argentinian World Heritage Site. It was recognized because of its magnificent beauty,
its glaciological interest and its fauna in danger of extinction. It is great for hiking.
15- Churches of Chiloe, Chile
The Chiloé Archipelago bears witness to the successful mixture of indigenious people and European culture traditions, portrayed in these wooden churches. Jesuitics began the construction in the 17th and Franciscans continued it in the 18th and 19th century along with people of Chiloé.
16- Valparaíso, Chile
This colorful city is located on the Pacific Ocean coastline. The Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso represents a unique early industrial infrastructure heritage of the late 19th, adapted to the steep hillsides with vernaculars that still work nowadays.
17- Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
The historic Colonia del Sacramento attracts tourists from around the world as exposes a unique fusion between Portuguese, Spanish and post-colonials styles. Walking through its irregular, cobbled streets allows you to take in its history and enjoy spectacular views of Río de la Plata. Just a short ferry ride across from Buenos Aires.