One of the most exciting, eclectic and scenic destinations in the world is home to Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Patagonia, the Andes, the tango, cattle ranches and Gauchos, world-class ski resorts, wineries and soccer.
Become immersed in the urban art and culture of Buenos Aires, take in spectacular views of waterfalls, mountains and glaciers or hike through unforgettable national parks in a diverse and exciting South American destination.
ARGENTINA REGIONS AND ATTRACTIONS
Buenos Aires – This beautiful and cosmopolitan city with a very European feel is home to more than 10 million people and bursts at the seams with art and culture.
Iguazu Falls – This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the planet’s most scenically beautiful places, consisting of more than 275 individual waterfalls in a horseshoe shape connecting Argentina and Brazil.
The Andes & Mount Aconcagua – At 4,500 miles long, the Andes mountain range is the longest in the world, with some of the tallest and most scenic mountains on Earth. Aconcagua is the highest mountain peak outside the Himalayas, standing 22,841 feet tall and representing one of the Seven Summits, taking about twenty days to climb.
Esteros del Ibera (Swampy Lands) – One of Argentina’s richest biological areas is the world’s second largest wetland area behind Brazil’s Pantanal and is known as ““Argentina’s Serengeti”, home to spectacular shimmering water scenery and a huge diversity of plants and animals.
Mendoza Wine Country – “The land of good sunshine and good wine” is located in a fantastic setting at the foot of the Andes; it hosts a wealth of outdoor activities and is famous for its Malbec wines and olive oil production.
San Carlos de Bariloche – One of the world’s most beautiful places is this resort city in the heart of the Andes; it’s reminiscent of a village in the Swiss Alps, and home to loads of outdoor activities in both winter and summer.
The Seven Lakes Region – One of Argentina’s most popular tourism areas is home to idyllic lakes surrounded by forests and mountains, National Parks, and some of the country’s best cuisine.
Valdez Peninsula – This peninsula along Argentina’s Atlantic coast was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its incredible abundance and diversity of land, air and marine wildlife.
Salta – One of Argentina’s best preserved colonial sites is a charming subtropical province and a gateway to some of the country’s most stunning scenery.
El Calafate – This small charming town in Patagonia is known as the gateway to the glaciers, especially The Glaciers National Park and the Perito Moreno Glacier.
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT ARGENTINA
Because of Argentina’s elongated geography, the climate is very diverse.
- Summer: from December through February; the weather is hot and humid in Buenos Aires, making it the best time for the beaches
- Winter: from June through August; this is the best time to visit the ski resorts
- North: Subtropical, with rain throughout the year; the North is best visited from May through September when the humidity is lower
- Central: Temperate; the weather can be hot and humid during summer and cool in winter
- South: Sub-arctic; the South is best visited in the summer
- Hiking, glacier and nature walks
- Cave exploration: viewing ancient cave paintings
- Visit The Glaciers National Park, home to 47 glaciers
- Horseback riding
- Wildlife and bird watching
- Unique cultural experiences
- Helicopter flips
- Exploring Iguazu National Park around the Falls
- Wine tasting tours
- White water rafting on the Mendoza River
- Visit the San Francisco Church and the Cathedral of Salta
- Dine on the world’s best steaks
- Visit the San Telmo market
- Stroll through the many eclectic neighborhoods (barrios) including La Boca, Palermo, San Telmo and Puerto Madero
- Enjoy some of the continent’s best nightlife
- Enjoy a tango show
- Visit the MAAM-Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta – the city’s natural history museum
- Experience The Train to the Clouds, or El Tren a las Nubes, a historic and scenic railroad soaring up more than 13,000 feet above the sea and serving as one of the highest railways in the world
- Visit the subtropical montane forests of Parque Nacional El Finca Rey
- Visit the desert canyons of El Toro and Cafayate
- Skiing, snowboarding, dog-sledding (from June through September)
- Visit the Patagonia Museum
- Climb Mount Aconcagua; with numerous routes to choose from, each trek takes 18 – 20 days
- The Seven Lakes Route: a stunning one or two day drive past seven lakes, the Andes, forests and mountain villages
- Visits to Nahuel Huapi National Park and Lanin National Park for spectacular sights, hiking and forests
- Whale watching
- Scuba diving
- Visits to one of the world’s largest Megellenic penguin colonies