Travel with children to Argentina – PART II
We have already introduced you to some of the many activities that would make your family holidays to Argentina absolutely memorable. However, we still have plenty of ideas and other experiences to share!!
Here is…PART TWO!!!
Wildlife & Ecotourism
Community-based Tourism – travel with Children of all ages
In community-based tourism, the smallholders are the protagonists of the activity and the traveler becomes a partner who seeks to live a real cultural exchange, being part of them and sharing daily activities and community life of the family. Visitors will really appreciate their customs, identity, productive diversity, gastronomy, and landscape in the context of a friendly relationship of mutual respect and care.
Different communities embraced this new way of doing tourism in Misiones, Mendoza, Salta, Rio Negro, and Jujuy.
Glamping – travel with children of all ages
For those who are seeking that “middle of nowhere” sensation, Argentina has developed the most bespoke camp experiences by blending style, comfort, and natural beauty in the most seamless fashion. Its true value lies in their isolation, their ability to offer access to untouched and pristine locations, and the capability to make travelers feel like home away from home.
It is the perfect getaway for families who are looking for uncompromising privacy and solitude. Furthermore, if you like exclusive experiences, you can check our Argentina luxury travel section.
We can find this Glamping options in: San Martin de los Andes & Villa La Angostura (Neuquen); Lobos & Tigre (Buenos Aires); El Calafate & el Chalten (Santa Cruz); Torres del Paine (Chile); Capilla del Monte (Córdoba); Esquel (Chubut); and Tolhuin (Tierra del Fuego).
Dinosaurs – Ischigualasto “Moon Valley” (San Juan) – travel with children over 6 years old
Located in San Juan, is a place where nature has been working for over 220 million years. A landscape that is out of this world, and which has become a World Heritage Site. Visiting Ischigualasto means you will be setting foot on the same areas that dinosaurs stepped on 180 million years ago. The lunar-looking soil and the particular geo forms sculpted by water, sun, and wind over the rocks over millions of years, make this a site from another world. Visiting it allows you to take a look at the evolution of the Earth.
On full moon nights, in San Juan’s darkness, the light from the terrestrial satellite makes Ischigualasto even more strange and dazzling. Touring Valle Pintado watching the whimsical forms (El Submarino, La Esfinge, Las Bandejas, El Hongo), and walking this ancient land of dinosaurs in the silence of the night is a unique and unforgettable experience, for the eyes… and for the spirit.
Additionally, if you or your children like animals, don’t miss our Argentina Wildlife tours section!
Trekking & Adventure
Rafting – Jachal River Gorge (San Juan) – travel with Children over 14 years old
This river has created some amazing natural formations along its path, including deep crevices and canyons. This long stretch of water passes through the Cuesta del Viento dam and lagoon, through the settlement of San Jose de Jachal, and through some other towns before emptying into the Desaguadero River.
Feel the adrenaline in the waters of the Jachal River offering the most beautiful and impressive landscape in a challenging route with rapids at a speed of 30 to 40 kilometers per hour. Only 190km north of the city of San Juan.
Trekking – Salta to Jujuy – Families with young adults over 18 years old
This seven-day journey takes place in the Sierras del Chañi, these mountains largely serve as the boundary between the provinces of Salta and Jujuy. It is a region of singular beauty, where the colorful hills present beautiful formations product of erosion.
The trekking begins in the Quebrada del Toro and ends in the town of León in the temperate valleys of the province of Jujuy. It demands a large physical requirement and presents a medium risk level since it combines demanding activities in moderate irregular environments.
Last but not least, if you like trekking you should also explore our Patagonia trekking tours
Andes Crossing Horse-back Ride – Bariloche (Rio Negro) – travel with Children over 14 years old
A fascinating adventure to have a different vision of the mountain range, in Argentine Patagonia. Getting closer to its people, living in their traditions enjoying their charms. Knowing the privilege of silence in an immensity of indescribable natural power. The Creole Horses show their skills on the trails, crossing infinite plains, forests and crystalline rivers with trout, with the possibility of spotting condors, guanacos, and with some luck the red deer.
The paths across the Andes mountains, the Patagonian steppe as well as the old, noble beech trees forests offer a wide range of possibilities regarding the nature character and give the rider, his horse as well as himself the chance of try-out their own fitness.
Iguazu Adventure – Iguazu Falls (Misiones) – travel with Children over 12 years old
This is a specialized program aimed at discovering a new concept of ecotourism and tourism of adventure.
It includes the following activities:
Canopying: a person moves on the platforms placed on the trees. The height of the canopy varies from 15 to 25 meters with a distance of 800 meters long.
Walk in the jungle: it’s organized inside the jungle which allows exploring different types of flora (“strangler trees”, parasite plants, orchids, Palmas) and native fauna. The walk is 900 meters long.
Wet Rappelling: this activity is permanently supervised by the instructors. You will do the wet rappelling in waterfalls of 14 meters of height or in alternative the dry rappelling in dry falls of 20 meters of height.
4WD + Biking – Salinas Grandes (Salta) & Humahuaca Gorge (Jujuy) – travel with children over 14 years old
Leaving the city of Salta in a 4×4 pick-up truck, you will head north to the province of Jujuy. After passing Jujuy’s capital city, you will arrive at the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will stop off for a visit at the beautiful village of Purmamarca, where you will also have the opportunity to enjoy the views of the ‘Cerro de Siete Colores’ (Hill of Seven Colours). Afterward you will climb the Lipan Slope, arriving at the Puna region. Once you reach the Salinas Grandes, a huge salt desert, you will assemble the equipment and bikes ready for a cycle through the majestic landscapes, all the way to the Salta border.
Landyatching – Pampa El Leoncito (San Juan) – travel with children over 12 years old
Pampa del Leoncito or the Barreal Blanco is located in the town of Barreal in Calingasta. It is a 12 kilometers long and 5 kilometers wide plain that captivates with the immensity of the Andes Mountain Range.
The characteristics of the terrain and the almost constant wind make it a unique place. Landyatching is the favorite sport in this place, reaching a speed of up to 120km/h by the force of the winds and the proximity to the ground.
During the night, the place is covered by a starry sky, perfect to engage a good conversation with family and friends.
As you may realize Argentina is much more than Tango, Iguazu Falls, great food and wine, and breathtaking sceneries. There are plenty of new experiences waiting for you. In Beyond BA Latam, we offer tailor-made trips in Argentina and Chile, and we would love to help you design the right trip for you. Don’t hesitate in contacting us to get a trip proposition, and to start planning your next family trip!0