Argentina is one of the largest countries in the world, with an amazing variety of landscapes and a very rich biodiversity, that goes from Amazon jungle, to canyons, snowed pick mountains, endless wetlands and plains, glaciers, and beaches. The passion of tango and the smell of sizzling steaks go hand in hand with mighty glaciers, ice-blue lakes, and thundering waterfalls. In Argentina you will experience both stunning natural wonders and Latin American hospitality.
A visit to the majestic Iguazu falls is one of the most breath-taking experiences in South America. Situated on the border between Brazil and Argentina, the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site is undoubtably a must see when visiting the country. The Iguazu is made up of between 150 to 300 individual waterfalls which plunge over a precipice of more than a two and half kilometres, with an average drop of 100 meters to the river below.
Buenos Aires is arguably the most cosmopolitan city in all South America. Argentina’s historic capital has breath-taking energy, spacious grandeur, and self-confident style. In addition to grand boulevards and hefty, ostentatious architecture, this is a city of villages, or more correctly barrios (districts) – 46 of them, enriched by the seduction of the Tango, stylish and full of great pretence.
Many vineyards are scattered around the Argentinian countryside with the beautiful snow caped Andes mountains as a backdrop. One of the top things to do on a visit to the country would be to enjoy a delicious wine-tasting at a local Argentinian winery. Mendoza, Argentina, known as “the land of the sun and good wine,” is a great choice for visiting these bodegas (wineries) for some world-class Argentinian wine tasting.
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The vibrant city awaits for all visitors to fall in love with it. As second biggest city in South America one can find here an unique European style and a wide variety of options to do an see. Don’t miss La Boca, the most colourful neighbourhood of the city.
Located in the Northwest of Argentina, this city is nicknamed as Salta La Linda (or ‘”Salta the Pretty”) for a reason. The cityscape in this beautiful colonial town is shaped by cobblestone streets, numerous statues, and Spanish architecture. But also the region itself, with colorful mountain ranges of the Andean highlands in the West and the fertile plains in the East, is defintely worth seeing.
and the Route of the Seven Lakes. This small mountain village has become famous as the entrance gate to Argentine Patagonia. Also, it is an El dorado for skiing and snowboarding. The scenic Route of the Seven Lakes (which takes around an hour) winding its way through green valleys and around the namesake azure lakes, facing natural parks, snow-capped mountains and abundant waterfalls along the way.
Buenos Aires Province
Learn more about the rural life along the Paraná delta where locals live in houses on stilts and buy their groceries on supermarket boat. Or take a break at one of the famous Estancias and get to know the Gaucho life.
The wine capital of Argentina and one of the most beautiful cities. Art-lovers can find Art Deco architecture here, for outdoor enthusiasts the city is popular in winter as it is in summer. That is among others because of the 6.960-meter-tall Aconcagua mountain – a paradise for hikers and climbers.
The end of the world. It is the worlds southernmost city and offers an incomparable location, surrounded by mountains, glaciers, sea, and the woods on the edge of the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Worth seeing is also the “End of the World Lighthouse”, San Juan de Salvamento Lighthouse, which was built in 1884 already.
The stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site lies along Argentina’s border with Brazil and is undoubtably a must see when visiting the country. Depending on the season, the Iguazu is made up of between 150 to 300 individual waterfalls.
Perito Moreno Glacier
Patagonia, which makes up almost half of the country, is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Los Glaciares National Park. Here you can find one of the most stunning attractions of Argentina, the massive 30-kilometer-long ice formation called Perito Moreno Glacier .
and the Valdés Peninsula. The Golfo Nuevo bay is an almost natural amphitheatre, with hills all around that are reminiscent of deserts. Guided tours through the reserve are a must, where one can see everything from right wales, elephant seals, sea lions, and orcas. It’s also an important breeding ground for migratory shorebirds, in particular Magellanic penguins.