Activities For Dogs In Argentina

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Introduction

Okay, so you’ve decided to travel to distant lands, with your faithful canine sidekick by your side. If you’ve picked Argentina as your destination, you should definitely consider making your stay enjoyable both for yourself and your dog. And visiting Argentina is definitely a wise choice because you have a wide variety of different things to see and do – from the fabulous city of Rio de Janeiro, to the magnificent plains of Patagonia or long, phantasmagorical beaches – it’s basically an achievement if you manage to feel bored in this amazing country!

Urban Sightseeing

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4 - 6 hrs
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leash
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Activity description

Once you’ve picked out a suitable dog-friendly hotel or some other accommodation (perhaps something more out of the ordinary – an estancia, also known as finca, which is a kind of ranch) and settled in one of the cities of Argentina, be it Buenos Aries, Mendoza, or perhaps a place that is barely visible on a map, you might encounter some sudden hesitations as to the appropriacy of bringing your dog with you and the Argentinians’ tolerance for canine travelers. Fortunately for you, there’s no need to worry because, especially in the big cities, you can assume as much liberty as you can – which is one of the reasons travelling to Argentina is an amazing experience every step of the way.

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Go for a walk
Perhaps it sounds too obvious (‘Of course I’m going to take my dog out for a walk!’), taking your dog with you is in actuality an opportunity to avoid the usual, ordinary tourist-like behavior. So, take your leash (or don’t, it’s completely allowed here) and your city map and head straight for the hip neighborhoods (such as Palermo Viejo) instead of the usual tourist attractions.
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Make a friend
The great thing about Argentina is the fact that people are so relaxed and cordial here. Plus, you have a doggy bait with you. Go in a park or sit in an appealing café or a dog-friendly restaurant, and you’ll notice paseadores walking the streets with as much as 10 leashed dogs per one owner! So remember, your dog is a worthy companion – they allow us to overcome our differences and unite in a common adoration for the canine species.
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Be adventurous
If you successfully start up the conversation and create a bond, that’s more than great. Now you have a local on your side, and he or she can take you to places that you could never find in a guide or on the Internet. If they are not that adamant on showing you the hidden jewels of the city themselves, you should still use the opportunity and ask them what are the best places to search next, both for your dog and yourself.
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Hiking

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Cold Day
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4 - 6 hrs
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food
water
leash
towel
appropriate clothes
Activity description

Yes, once again this sounds like an obvious thing to do, but don’t be fooled – there are so many things to visit and see, you are truly in a danger to lose your head in Argentina. So, why hiking, you ask? Because hiking is one of the greatest things to do in Argentina – thanks to its amazing nature and wildlife. Your dog will be exuberant once you head for the hills or the plains – and it will transfer to you too. There’s hardly a better way to spend your time than in the midst of intact nature. From the Patagonia plains to the Tierra del Fuego National Park, the Beagle Channel or the Cerro Martial, Perito Moreno or the Iguazu falls, you are bound to see out-of-this-world scenery and creatures– condors, scented forests, glaciers, you name it! The best thing about hiking in Argentina is the fact that most of the country has trails that are convenient, but still offer you the thrill of walking through wilderness.

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Start from Usuhuaia
This is our suggestion – you should settle, at least for a day or two, in Usuhuaia, in the south of the country, because this is a perfect place to embark on your hiking session. The reason this ought to be your starting point is its proximity to a variety of other destinations – the Beagle Channel, the Strait of Magellan, Isla Navarino, Isla Hoste being places that just scratch the surface of all choices and destinations you have at your disposal.
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Spice it up
As we’ve mentioned, there is a myriad of natural sights that you can check out while hiking. But there’s no harm in spicing it up with kayaking, dog sledding, boat trips or the like. You can pass a portion of your trail by boat or a sled, and if you happen to chill with a Husky or a Lab, or any pooch that enjoys cold weather and high-energy activities such as running or swimming this will be a barrel of fun both for them and yourself.
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Cueva de las Manos

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3 - 6 hrs
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water
appropriate clothes
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Activity description

Perhaps you are into wall paintings of hands dating back 10,000 years?  If your answer is yes, than this is a place to go. Once you leave behind the sunny beaches and crowded cities and travel through Patagonia for ages, you should definitely visit this remarkable testament both of human development and creativity, and of the power and beauty of nature. Basically, you can admire the intricate hand patterns old as (human) time itself, and your dog can be one with the cave. It will surely be extremely amusing to see your dog react to a completely new surroundings, bats, reverberations, stalagmites and stalactites and all other things you can find in an ancient cave.

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Have fun
The cave is an activity in itself. You could have loads of fun every step of the way – play hide and seek with your dog, play stone fetch, call out your dog's name in funny ways and listen to the echo – we assure you that solely being there could be just as fun as any gimmick or some other expensive, over-the-top activity.
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Be safe and conscientious
While enjoying this fabulous activity, be aware of your dog and their movements; the cave is to be enjoyed by you, and those that follow you. Be certain to pick up all waste and leave this gorgeous site in pristine condition.
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Photoshoot

Whether you have a smartphone or an impressive camera, you ought to make the most out of it, and Argentina is the place. Make a photoshoot with your dog, even make a travel Instagram staring your dog with Argentina as your starting point!

Adopt

Buenos Aires has 3 million citizens. But another 500,000 dogs also live in this city, many of which are stray dogs. If you have the resources, try to adopt one of these pooches. (Just like Steve-O did. Look it up.)

Conclusion

Argentina is a truly beautiful, mesmerizing country, but make no mistake, once you get away from the big city, it’s a dream come true only for the adventurous ones. So, whatever you choose to do, be it more on the safe side or an adrenaline-rush activity, be sure to step of your comfort zone – nobody will appreciate it more than your dog.