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10 November 2022

Argentina, much more than Buenos Aires

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We are touching down in Buenos Aires, but our destination this time will be different. On this occasion we are leaving the Argentine capital behind to embark on a long journey through the eighth largest country in the world.

Ready to discover a country full of contrast? The only thing that we need is time as touring Argentina from north to south and east to west is going to take us a few weeks.

But let’s not waste any more time and get started on our route through this country that has so much to offer.

Glaciers and penguins in Patagonia

We travel to the end of the world or Calafate, because that is how this area is known, also called the National Capital of the Glaciers.

A boat ride on Lake Argentino and Los Glaciares National Park is an unforgettable experience but it will be in front of the Perito Moreno that you will be left speechless. You will want to walk all the walkways to get the best photo of this seemingly endless wonder of nature.

Glaciar Perito Moreno

And as a fitting finale to this Patagonian adventure, we recommend you take a trip to the northeast. Peninsula Valdes or Punta Tombo are the favorite spot for large colonies of penguins. You can also hire boat excursions for whale watching.

From drop to drop at the Iguazu Falls

Its name comes from the Guarani language and means “big water”.

With 275 drops and 2.7 kilometers in length, it is the second largest waterfall system in the world, after Niagara.

Cataratas de Iguazú, Argentina

The Argentine side has the largest number of waterfalls and also the most spectacular ones. In addition, it has numerous platforms and trails to walk through the jungle.

Did you know that in 2011 it was named as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World?

Mendoza, Argentina’s wine capital

If you are a wine lover, you cannot miss a visit to this city, capital of the province of the same name, some 1,000 kilometers west of Buenos Aires.

It is home to the best wines of Argentina and you can visit and taste.

Bodega y viñedos en Mendoza

Mendoza is so strongly linked to wine that its main avenue is tree-lined so that the shade of the trees protects the grapes on their journey to the wineries. Is that not unconditional love for wine?

Given its privileged location close to the Andes Mountains, we recommend a more adventurous activity: a rafting or hydrospeed session and, for the most courageous, climbing Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America.

Discovering northern Argentina: Salta and Jujuy

Salta, Argentina

Our last stop is Salta and Jujuy, the two provinces located in the northwest of the country.

Salta is one of the most beautiful and peaceful cities in Argentina and its streets are full of life. We recommend a visit to its famous “peñas”, where you can listen to traditional folklore songs while tasting the gastronomy such as lamb, tamales or an exquisite empanada salteña. Who could resist?

And if you want to bid farewell to Salta in style, you should definitely experience the Tren de las Nubes (Train of the Clouds), where you will discover incredible landscapes.

Salta, Argentina

San Salvador de Jujuy, known as the “Silver Cup”, is a small jewel among mountains surrounded by an incomparable Andean landscape. The Government House, the Cathedral Basilica of the Holy Savior and the Basilica of San Francisco are must-sees.

Other outstanding visits outside the capital are the Salinas Grandes and the Humahuaca Gorge, with a special mention for the Cerro de los Siete Colores de Purmamarca and the Pucará de Tilcara.

Oh, Argentina, you have so much to explore! Buenos Aires captivated us but Mendoza and its wineries, Calafate and its glaciers, and the unforgettable colors of Salta and Jujuy make it a country full of contrasts. And, although it is never easy to say goodbye, the time has come to fly back with a promise, we will see you again, Argentina, the adventure will continue!

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