Land of tango, breathless landscapes, Buenos Aires, wine, ski slopes, crystalline lakes and so much more.
Argentina is the 8th largest country in the world and has a life-time of attractions and experiences to be discovered and enjoyed. It is a country blessed with cosmopolitan cities boasting architecture that rivals Europe’s best, passionate cultural practices and an abundance of breathtaking, natural resources.
Any visit to Argentina inevitably starts in, or should include, Buenos Aires – a beautiful, cosmopolitan delight with an endless seductive energy. A few days in this dazzling city, before or after your Argentine adventure, is guaranteed to impress, as you stroll through the tree-lined avenues with old-time cafes, historic plazas, tango dancers, green parks and over 3 million proud and stylish Porteños, who call this city home.
Away from the urban pleasures of Buenos Aires and other cities, lie the real treasures of Argentina – the amazing and diverse natural world. From the northern deserts down to the southern Andean Cordillera, from the mighty Iguazú Falls in the subtropical north to the magnificent desolation of Patagonia in the barren south.
Experience the thunderous, crackling advance of the Perito Moreno Glacier to the picture-perfect tranquility of the lakes district around Bariloche, which in winter, doubles as a world class ski resort. The natural assets of Argentina are endless, enviable and vast – a true wonderland that will delight and awe you.
Argentina is cultural delight for any traveler; from sultry tango dancers in streets and tango halls, to traditionally-clad gauchos on estancias sipping their matte. Whether you watch an energetic and passionate soccer match in a stadium, eat some of the best beef in the world in a parilla whilst sipping on some fine Malbec – Argentina’s passion, energy and joie de vivre is contagious and will draw you.
Buenos Aires, a beautiful, elegant city with an endless seductive energy, sits gracefully on the banks of the ocean-like La Plata River. It’s a cosmopolitan metropolis boasting beautiful people, interesting, bustling neighborhoods with diverse communities, grand avenues, old-time cafes, tango halls, fun outdoor markets, stylish restaurants serving affordable gourmet cuisine and a frenzied nightlife with endless exciting options.
Buenos Aires is an architectural delight featuring impeccably preserved historic buildings and world class modern constructions bordering wide tree-lined avenues, green parks and squares filled with dramatic statues, museums and monuments – and an endless supply of Argentinean soul.
Puerto Iguazu is a small town situated on the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, and is the town of access to one of the world’s most visited and admired landscapes, the magnificent Iguazu Falls, also known as the Iguaçu Falls on the Brazilian side.
No less than 275 individual falls occupy an area more than 3km wide and 80m high, which makes them wider than the Victoria and higher than the Niagara. Neither words or pictures can do the falls justice – they should be seen, heard and felt. On a visit to Brazil, American First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt said this cluster of 275 cataracts made the Niagara look like a kitchen faucet.
Ushuaia & the Beagle Channel
Ushuaia is exquisite in every sense. It sits gracefully on a gorgeous bay, on the Beagle Channel, enveloped by rugged, snow-capped mountains, and surrounded by lush forests. There is a hive of activity in town and all excursions are easy to organize. There are countless activities to keep you busy, but I would highly recommend a cruise on the Beagle Channel to Bird, Seal and H Island (where you can do trekking among interesting flora and see cute “”multiracial” couples of Kelp Geese, who pair for life). Do the afternoon cruise; as you could be rewarded with the most spectacular head-on sunset on return. Another MUST is a visit to the National Park, and whilst you are there, do as much trekking as possible. The Park has dramatic scenery, with waterfalls, forests (mainly lenga), mountains and glaciers.
El Calafate & Parque de los Glaciares
El Calafate and all her glorious glaciers…definitely a highlight of any trip across the Patagonia. El Calafate is a sleepy, yet organized tourist mecca that sits on the banks of the huge, milky green Lake Argentino – the largest lake in Argentina. It is bordered by fairy tale, majestic, snow-covered mountains and extends to, and through the Parque Nacional de los Glacieres – a wonderland, and home to silent, gigantic glaciers that stretch out endlessly before you, until they shatter with a roar and splash into the lake, creating floating icebergs of different colours and sizes. The colossal Perito Moreno Glacier will be a definite highlight to this awesome area. Don’t miss El Calafate, it’s an AMAZING destination.
Bariloche & the lakes region
With a stunning landscape of rocky crags and dense woods as a backdrop, the lakeside town of Bariloche is the ideal location to enjoy Patagonia’s rugged natural beauty.
Sitting at the foothills of the Andes, which loom to the west, and with the plains of the Patagonian steppe to the east, and the vast Nahuel Huapi Lake right in the center, Bariloche is a dream vacation spot for adventure travelers. Here, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy trekking, skiing, various water sports, and climbing, among other thrilling activities on their Bariloche tour.
There are are many traveler-friendly facilities in the town of Bariloche, such as quaint boutiques, famous chocolate shops, and first-class restaurants offering some of the best foods in Patagonia.
These are just a few of the amazing destinations that await you in Argentina. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to visit any of these destinations, or incorporate them into your South American travel plans