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Argentina Visitors’ Guide

Travel to Argentina

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Argentina spreads itself wide over the South American Continent, sharing borders with Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, and Chile, and reaching all the way down to the most southerly territory in the world. The expansive size of Argentina means that it covers an incredibly diverse amount of distinct landscapes and regions, including vast deserts, sandy coastlines, lakes and glaciers, a wine region, the Andes mountain range, and extensive Pampas in between.

Beginning where most tourists begin their travels in Argentina, is the beautiful and cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. This ‘Paris of the South’, positioned next to the Rio de la Plata, truly enchants its visitors and locals alike by taking the brilliance and sophistication of Europe and the hot blooded passion and laid-back attitude of Latin America, creating a perfect equilibrium of the two.  For daily pleasures, the city offers magnificent museums and art galleries, historical city sights, tranquil parks and plazas, and endless avenues of world class shopping. For entertainment in the night, restaurants take centre stage featuring every type of food, drink, and atmosphere imaginable, each equally unique and unforgettable. As the night wears on, the flavour of tango becomes alive and the city’s bars and nightclubs open up their doors to display international music, trendy designs, and row upon row of beautiful and fashionable people. Last but not least, a sight so spectacular it cannot be defined by the day or night pleasures, is the heart-filled and madness of a witnessing an Argentine futbol game, definitely not to be missed.

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The diversity of Argentinean natural landscapes changes just an hour outside of Buenos Aires, with the cityscape morphing into the peaceful Pampas of rural Argentina. Spreading across fields for hundreds of kilometers, the flat, grassy terrain was what shaped the history and industry of Argentina as a producer of grain and beef. The Pampas are a site of natural beauty that is the home of the gaucho (Argentine cowboy).

Heading down south from Buenos Aires, the long strip of Atlantic coastline features lively and upbeat towns like Mar del Plata and Pinamar, all boasting fabulous hotels and cabins, perfect for summer beach getaways. Even further south along the coast, the region of Patagonia is a nature lover’s paradise. The south of Argentina is characterized by lakes, the Andes, glaciers, barren land, and extensive land and water wildlife, is visually stunning and an outdoor enthusiasts dream. Dolphins, whales and penguins can all be found in the coastal areas of Patagonia. The capital of Patagonia, Bariloche, is not only one of the most picturesque towns in the country, but also features world famous skiing in the winter and a paradise of lakes and forest in the summer that are perfect for trekking, rafting and mountain biking.

The Northwest of Argentina is the wine region where wine is produced for export on the international market and for sale in Argentina. Provinces like San Juan, San Rafael, La Rioja and Mendoza, situated at the foot of the Andes, all produce fine Argentine wines. However, the undisputed capital of wine in Argentina is located further north of Bariloche, along the foothills of the Andes and the infamous Ruta 40 highway: the city of Mendoza. This impressive city is one of the centers of wine production in Argentina, offering you the chance to explore the extensive network of vineyards and bodegas (wine producers). You can take a tour through the orchards and wine making factories, tasting the best wines of Argentina. Mendoza holds a yearly wine festival that fills its street with Argentines and foreigners drinking wine by the gallons.

Into the desert of the north and the province of Salta, the beautiful and laidback city of Salta features breathtaking multicoloured mountains, llamas and cacti, mountain villages, and the ever popular salt mines. The Northen provinces of Argentina differ culturally and socially from the rest of Argentina and give you the chance to experience another side to Argentina that is more closely linked to the Indig

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