With the most "cultured" capital in South America, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls and the massive pampas across expansive Patagonia and to the magnificent mountains and glaciers of the South ... this country truly has it all
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Buenos Aires It´s the inhabitants of the city that give it its flair. Culturally buzzing, Buenos Aires keeps going from sundown to sun up. Stroll the lanes of San Telmo and see couples dancing tango in the colonial squares, take in a gallery in Recoleta, then feast on the best barbeque beef in the continent. But be warned...in Buenos Aires don’t be surprised if the nightlife starts when you would normally be going to bed!
Iguazu and the Pantanal Surrounded by lush jungle, the 300 plus waterfalls that plunges 200 feet at Iguazu are a truly breathtaking sight. But don’t stop there. Just a hop away are the Pantanal wetlands home to a huge variety of wildlife such as caimans, jaguars, giant otters and many more Amazonian creatures are often easier to spot there than in the deep jungle!
Mendoza and Wine Country With 74 parks and squares plus excellent dining, the city itself is enough to bring you here. But it´s the fabulous wineries outside the city that are the main attraction. This is Argentinian wine country and there are an abundance of traditional family wineries that you can visit. Bring a bottle of local Malbec back home! Not far from Mendoza is Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America, but if that´s too much for you there are lighter hiking and rafting routes, plus in ski season the slopes get very active.
Salta The north east of Argentina is an altogether different place with adobe houses and strong traditions. Here is the colonial city of Salta, the Cafayate Wine Region, the Train to the Clouds and Argentina´s high Salt Flats. A less explored but very rewarding part of the coutnry.
Famed for its vast barren emptiness, Patagonia is a huge area that covers southern Chile and Argentina. Starting in the north, Bariloche and the Lake District, are lush Alpine areas. Take a circuit around the lakes to see rugged peaks and glaciated volcanoes. Heading south, the 1.5 million acre Glaciers National Park is the place to see, well, glaciers, including, Perito Moreno, one of only two glaciers that are actually advancing. El Chalten is best for hiking and trekking to Mount Fitzroy. Take a hike on the ice and then end the day with some homemade hot chocolate. For a real taste of the wilds of Patagonia, stay on a traditional estancia (ranch). You can´t get any further south than Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, at the tip of Patagonia, this really does feel like the end of the world. This is also the starting point for tours to Antarctica. Heading back up along the coast is Peninsula Valdez, one of the best places to see the southern right whales and sea lions and the breeding ground for half a million penguins in Punto Tambo.
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Discover Patagonia across Chile and Argentina incl. Iguazu Falls.
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Humpback whales, big blue glaciers and thousands of penguins.
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