translated from Spanish: Chosen by the people: Meet the “7 natural Wonders of Argentina”

The Salinas Grandes de Jujuy: the most voted destination for people

1. Salinas Grandes, Jujuy

The most voted destination for people

They make up the third largest salar in South America with an extension greater than the 12000 hectares in the open sky, so it has the name of “Greats”.

The origin of the Salinas Grandes de Jujuy-at 4,000 meters high-dates from an extensive period located temporarily between 5 and 10 million Years A. P. At that time the basin of this salar was covered with water with lots of salts from volcanic activity. The gradual evaporation of such continental salt waters is what gave rise to this salt that has a crust whose average thickness is 30 centimeters.
2. Perito Moreno Glacier-Los Glaciares National Park, Santa Cruz

It is a mole of ice

It is a thick mass of ice that extends from the Cordillera of the Andes to the Lago Argentino.

For tourism there is a coastal promenade and boat excursions are carried out in the vicinity of the glacier. Every so often they fall from this glacier (which exceeds 60 meters above the water) pieces of varying sizes producing a noise that has been compared to the sound of Thunder. The massive resumes, cyclically, three or four years.
3. Talampaya National Park, La Rioja

World Heritage Site, recognized as such in the year 2000 by UNESCO

It is a protected area with the aim of safeguarding important archaeological and paleontological deposits of the area. It occupies 213,800 hectares.

The park has rocks that document the evolution of the planet for more than forty-five million years, being for example a witness more than 250 million years ago. 

The formation Talampaya is composed of a agglomeration of rocks of red color brownish. The walls and the canyon of the Talampaya River were eroded by wind and water, giving them curious forms.
4. Misiones Forest

Paddling through the tranquil waters of the jungle

It occupies 35% of the territory of Misiones Province, Argentina, as well as an important part of Brazil and Paraguay. It is a plant formation benefited by soils very rich in organic matter and they receive a lot of sunshine. Rainy and humid climate. 

Valleys, rivers and even Sierras, which reach 800 m high. Home of the Jaguar and the Armadillo-wagon, more than 400 species of birds coexist in its space.

But it is also one of the most threatened natural areas in the world due to the continuous dismounts. Gradually it was being cut down to give rise to plantations of tea, tobacco and yerba mate.
5. Mina Clavero River, Córdoba

It is a natural water channel of the Valley of Traslasierra

It is formed from the confluence of several rivers Brooks that fall from the Pampa of Hala. It is of cold and crystalline waters, and-they say-it possesses curative properties. It runs from east to west, saving the slope of the Sierra by steep slopes and waterfalls, among which is notable the cascade that marks the birth of the river.
6. Nahuel Huapi National Park, Neuquén-Río Negro

It is the oldest of the Argentine national parks 

It is a large protected natural area located in the southwest of the province of Neuquén and in the west of Rio Negro, in the Patagonia of Argentina. Its origin dates back to the year 1903, when the expert Francisco Pascasio Moreno donated to the nation an extension of three square leagues.

Ample forests, eternal snows on its hills and a great variety of lakes, streams and rivers make up a landscape. Tourist activities that can be carried out include hiking, rock and ice climbing, horseback riding, camping, sailing, fishing and boat and car rides. During the winter the ski is highlighted, which can be practiced in Cerro Catedral and Cerro Bayo.
7. Bathed star, Formosa

It is the second largest wetland in Argentina

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