Argentina is a land of contrasts, from the vast plains of the east, to the Andes in the West where Aconcagua, the highest peak of the Western Hemisphere at 6,959 meters, towers above the other mountains. The variety of the broad landscape ranges from high plateaus of the Northwest with deserts, valleys, gorges and brightly colored hills; to lakes, forests, glaciers, steppe, mountains and cliffs of Patagonia. In the Northeast, wetlands, lagoons, waterfalls and subtropical rainforests spread into the expanse of the flat Pampas in the Buenos Aires Province and the rolling hills of Cordoba.
Argentina offers an experience unlike anywhere else in the world. While sitting at chic cafés of Buenos Aires you can watch the passionate tango dancers swirl throughout the night, meanwhile the peaks of the Andes tower over the valleys of central Argentina blowing down winds full of wanderlust from the breathtaking wonders of deep Patagonia. To the North, traditional parties and folklore are plentiful.
Outdoors lovers cherish Argentina as a favorite for hiking, trekking, and fishing amid the many lakes and streams, while camping under a starlit sky. Meanwhile, those searching for wilderness will wander the expanses of Patagonia and discover the incredible Iguazú Falls. Wine lovers can explore the award-winning vineyards that create some of the world’s finest wines, during their exploration lovely surprises are awaiting as the country life is discovered on a personal level. Those searching for rich culture will come to wander the labyrinth of streets in old Buenos Aires and the capital’s impressive museums. Argentina has everything for you; nature, adventure, culture, food, wildlife and so much more!
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Buenos Aires is the great cosmopolitan gateway of South America. It is characterized by multiple artistic and cultural expressions that never cease to amaze visitors.
This capital city has an infinite number of places to visit such as Caminito, Puerto Madero, Recoleta, Palermo and the San Telmo Fair. A must do while in the city is to attend a tango show in one of its beautiful theaters, or even better, witness it live on the streets and feel this passionate rhythm. With countless parks, galleries, restaurants and a beautiful architectural heritage, Buenos Aires is a magical destination.
Cordoba is one of the most important economic centers in the country of Argentina.
With mountainous sceneries full of valleys, high plateaus and deep ravines, a unique environment is waiting to be explored. The region is full of both cultural and touristic gems that highlight both historical and modern achievements, while traditional culture remains intact.
Northern Argentina is an area that calls upon and attracts travelers for the breathtaking landscapes, home to some of the most rewarding views as it sits at the feet of the Andes Mountain Range.
Snow-capped volcanoes, large salt flats and other-wordly rock formations are just a few of the incredible highlights. In addition, the culture of the Andean way of life and charming villages are bursting with character through a mixture of natives and influence from Spanish constructions resisting the passing of time.
The Cuyo region, with Mendoza as its main location, is the wine-producing and mountainous region of Argentina. It is known for some of the best wines in the world, one of the main industries in Argentina. Mendoza lies at the foot of the mighty Aconcagua Mountain, the highest peak found both in the Western and Southern hemispheres.
In this region, Highway 40 crosses the vineyards and wineries, traversing through the provinces of La Rioja, Mendoza and San Juan. In the valleys among the vineyards, many farms and wine cellars can be visited as you follow the Road of the Wine, tasting the internationally recognized elixirs as you go on your way.
“Litoral” or Eastern Argentina is met with the splendor of lush green vegetation fostered by the region’s wet weather, blending in beautifully among the many lakes, lagoons and thundering waterfalls like Iguazú Falls and Moconá.
The Litroal area includes the six different provinces of Chaco, Santa Fe, Formosa, Misiones, Corrientes and Entre Rios. In each province the wetlands and surrounding areas stand out with historic villages on the banks of rivers and unique landscapes one must see to believe.
The flora and fauna is especially rich in this area thanks to the abundant forests and hidden within are the great Iguazú Falls. The imposing wonder exceeds the senses and confirms one of the biggest highlights of Argentina.
Patagonia is one of the most contrasted and visited areas in Argentina. Among the beautiful landscapes that attract visitors are five World Heritage UNESCO sites, such as Los Glaciares National Park and Cueva de la Manos.
To the eastern coast, Puerto Madryn and Trelew stand out for their Welsh heritage, ecotourism and whale and penguin watching. Seasonally the southern right whale will bless this area with many sightings.
To the west of Patagonia, you’ll find cities surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains, forests, glaciers and milky-looking lakes found further south in El Chaltén and El Calafate. El Calafate is the gateway to the majestic world of the glaciers, connecting visitors to the most unknown and magical features of the world’s geography.
Finally, to the south of Patagonia is the southernmost city in the world and the Argentine gate to Antarctica, Ushuaia, or Tierra de Fuego. It is nicknamed the end of the world where many visit to gain access to cruises to visit “Penguin Island”.