The best trekking circuits in Argentina to enjoy in spring

Civitatis selected the most spectacular hiking and adventure circuits in the country, ideal for exploring during the flower season and in contact with nature

(Source: Civiatis)

September is the month of spring, the blossoming of nature, the return of temperate weather and the beginning of one of the most beloved seasons of the year.

Therefore, it is an excellent time to enjoy outdoor activities and the fabulous landscapes that Argentine territory offers, such as hiking or trekking in the mountains and the national parks that the country is home to.

Therefore, for tourists who love adventure and contact with nature, Civitatis, the online distribution company of guided tours, excursions and activities in Spanish, revealed the four best treks in Argentina to do in spring

El Condorito National Park (Córdoba)

The Quebrada del Condorito National Park is one of the most beautiful natural spaces in the province of Córdoba, while the season of the year that begins in September is one of the best to visit it, taking advantage of the fact that the cold of winter is dissipating and not yet The high temperatures of summer have arrived.

To do this, Civitatis offers a complete experience that includes transfer from the city of Córdoba to the park's visitor center from where a trekking route of approximately five hours in total round trip is undertaken.

The route allows you to admire in all its splendor the Quebrada del Condorito canyon, located on the plateau of the Pampa de Achala about two thousand meters high. During the journey and as the name of the natural park promises, it is common to spot the Andean condor, a species that attracts attention due to the particularity of its flight and its large size that can reach 1.3 meters in length. The walk reaches the viewpoint of the south balcony, the chosen site where these birds nest. The tour includes a picnic and return to the city.

Desert Lake (Chaltén)

El Chaltén is the trekking capital of Argentina and in the month of September you can undertake some circuits enjoying the snowy landscapes and some sections beginning their flowering. One of them is the one that leads to the Desert Lake passing through forests, mountains and glaciers.

To live this adventure, the excursion proposed by Civitatis includes the transfer from the town to the lake where passengers will be able to undertake a route on foot and ascend to the Huemul glacier among Patagonian forests featuring white oaks and Antarctic beeches and the spectacular panoramic view of the Mount Fitz Roy, elevated to 3,405 meters high. The route, approximately two kilometers long, lasts an hour and a half (round trip) and can be complemented with a boat ride. To hike the Huemul Glacier, you must pay the access fee of $600 per person (US$1.70) in cash.

Potrerillos Reservoir (Mendoza)

Potrerillos has positioned itself as one of the favorite enclaves of those who visit Mendoza, and spring is the ideal time to tour the surroundings of its reservoir and enjoy the spectacular views of the Andes mountain range in contrast to this mirror of water.

In this framework, Civitatis proposes a tour that departs from the Mendoza city with a guide and return transfer that includes two options: trekking with rappelling, which includes a walk of approximately one hour and moderate difficulty, with magnificent views of the Mendoza River bed and the foothills of the Andes, followed by a 18-meter rappelling descent for a couple of hours.

The second option includes a moderate-high level trek through the area, ascending to the top of Cerro Cabras, located at 2160 meters high, which offers amazing views. After the walk, which lasts approximately five hours, you recharge your batteries in this natural setting with a picnic lunch that includes a sandwich, nuts, seasonal fruit, juices and mineral water. After eating, you can walk along the banks of the Mendoza River.

The activity includes return to the hotel in Mendoza.

Sierra de las Quijadas Park (San Luis)

The Sierra de las Quijadas National Park stands out for its reddish plateaus and cliffs. The ideal is to visit it from the city of the province of San Luis, Potrero de los Funes, to undertake from there a walk of around ninety minutes long and of medium difficulty, which allows you to appreciate different vestiges of the indigenous cultures that lived in this area. from Southamerica.

During the route, the archaeological sites in the area are also observed, where local paleontologists have found numerous dinosaur remains. The most notable fossils are those of pterosaurs, a large flying prehistoric animal.

The experience includes a stop at the different viewpoints of the Sierra de las Quijadas, from which you can see the plateaus, pockets, cliffs and other natural formations, while the guide provides information about the native fauna, which stands out for a great diversity of foxes. grays and maras, among other species.

The Civitatis proposal lasts around six hours.

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