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Argentina Travel: The Top Nature UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Argentina

Sunday, July 1, 2012 is a culturally and historically rich country as well as providing some of the most beautiful landscapes in South America. Take a trip to Argentina and discover the natural wonders that have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

An UNESCO World Heritage Site is selected by a committee of 21 countries who determine the best that humanity and nature have created. All World Heritage Sites must be of exceptional universal value and should be honored and preserved for future generations. Argentina is home to eight World Heritage Sites, a mixture of cultural and natural wonders, all of which should be visited on your Argentina vacation. If you are looking to experience the best of Argentina's nature visit these three World Heritage sites during your travel to Argentina.

On your Argentina trip visit the marvelous Iguazu National Park. This 1984 World Heritage Site is home to the Iguazu Falls. The magnificent waterfalls straddle the border between Argentina and Brazil and can be visited from both countries. The Iguazu falls are arguably the grandest system of waterfalls in the world; comprised of 275 distinct waterfalls they are truly spectacular. The park has an upper and lower circuit of footpaths for guests to explore the waterfalls. Alternatively guests can take a boat ride which puts you at the base of the crashing waters of the different falls.

Valdes Peninsula located in the Patagonia of Argentina is perfect for any nature or wildlife lover. The reserve covers over 1,400 acres and is of significance for its efforts in conservation of marine mammals. At Valdes Peninsula there is a colony of more than 800 seals and the largest population of southern right whales one of the World's endangered species. Travelers can take a whale watching tour between the months of June and December.
Los Glaciares National Park in the rugged Patagonia is home to the marvelous Perito Moreno glacier and was named a World Heritage Site in 1981 and for good reason. As part of the Patagonian Continental Ice Field, the park covers over 8,500 square miles, and features two of Argentina's most spectacular lakes: Lake Argentina and Lake Viedma. With over 45 major glaciers, Los Glaciares National Park is the best place in South America to see glacial activity.