It has become cliché to say that Argentina is as much European as it is Latin; yet to arrive in Buenos Aires and discover this is actually true still surprises. With the Patagonian Andes as its glacial backbone, Argentina is a land of extreme wilderness, while its vast pampas are still home to roaming gauchos – the original South American cowboys. Had enough of the wild? The birthplace of the tango and the world's fifth-largest wine producer has enough high culture to satisfy the most discerning palate, plus a nightlife that'll keep you up early into the morning.
The best time to travel to Argentina depends on where you want to focus your trip. Some factors to consider: Summer, December through February, is the best time to visit the extreme landscape of Patagonia. You’ll find fewer crowds in Buenos Aires during the summer, but it can get hot, too. The prime time to visit Buenos Aires is in the spring (September through November), when the temperatures are cool and the purple jacarandas are in bloom. A great time to see Mendoza or the Lake District is in the fall, when the foliage pops—and there are fewer crowds.
Cultural activities abound here. Tango is possibly Argentina’s greatest contribution to the outside world. The steamy dance has been described as ‘making love in the vertical position.’ And what about fútbol (soccer)? Argentines are passionately devoted to this sport and, if you're a fan, chanting and stomping alongside other stadium fanatics should definitely be in your plans. Add a distinctive Argentine take on literature, cinema, music and arts, and you have a rich, edgy culture – part Latin American and part European – that you can’t help but fall in love with.
Travel to Argentina is something many people dream about. Argentina, this vast country in South America is a land with an infinite variety of natural beauties. From the icy mountains of Patagonia through the deserts of Central Argentina, till the rainforests in the North, anywhere you go, this country will constantly take your breath away. Not to mention one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world, Iguazu falls, which is the Nr.1 natural sight to see, when you travel to Argentina. Argentina is of course much more than its natural beauties: the culture, which is a mix of their Spanish, Italian and indigenous heritage, also inspires travelers from all over the world. Its capital, Buenos Aires, is probably the most complex city in the whole continent with a lot of personality on its own.
Argentina's magnificent landscapes create memorable backdrops for amazing experiences. Wine lovers can sample world-class Malbecs at Mendoza's high-altitude vineyards with Andes Mountain views; adventure seekers revel in the colorful canyons of the Northwest; and nature lovers marvel at the thundering torrents of Iguazú Falls. In Patagonia, top-notch outdoor activities beckon, from scaling translucent glaciers to spotting penguins and whales. Urban adventures also await in Buenos Aires, with its thriving foodie scene, chic shopping districts, and vibrant nightlife.
All of Argentina, in particular, Mendoza and Bariloche are spectacular! Chile exceeded my expectations for sure. Both countries offer remarkable beauty and friendly people. The local guides were all amazing! Super friendly, accomodating and extremely knowledgeable.
I enjoyed every location. The variety across Chile and Argentina from the volcanic north to the Patagonian south was stunning. All of the tours were great. Highlight would be Perito Moreno Glacier walk which was out of this world. The organisation of things was seemless and I felt well looked after.
El Calafate glaciar is a beauty and an experience that is well above what pictures can show Wine experience tour in Mendoza was superlative. Buenos Aires offered endless activities each day and evening.
I had fun. This trip fit into a 10 day window for our holiday. The emphasis is on hiking in the Andes foothills, but the brief time in Buenos Aires gave us a quick view of the city. One should be physically fit to enjoy the hikes. Be prepared for wind, rain, and unpredictable cold.
Intrepid use local guides who i found to be organised, professional, approachable, knowledgeable and friendly. Some trip notes need updating but overall a great experience.
I was looking for something real Argentinian, not made for tourist, and I am so lucky that a friend told me about the Argentina Polo Academy.
We were just a small group and the trainers were really there for us. Trying out the first hits, I could feel their happiness when we got it right! :-)
Everybody got "his" horse, according to the riding experience. Luckily mine was very tame...the asado was delicious (Argentine cows must be very very happy!) and prepared with lots of dedication (thank you Fidel!!!), and we even could watch the professional players training their horses.
After drinking mate with the gauchos I finally was sure to be placed in a different world... thank you so much!!!
Beautiful, defiant and intense, Argentina seduces with its streetside tango, wafting grills, fútbol (soccer), gaucho culture and the mighty Andes. It's one formidable cocktail of wanderlust.
Arriving in Buenos Aires is like jumping aboard a moving train. The modern metropolis whizzes by, alive with street life from busy sidewalk cafes, to hush parks carpeted in purple jacaranda blooms in springtime. Stylish porteños (residents of Buenos Aires) savor public life – whether it's sharing mate (a tea-like beverage) on Sunday in the park or gelato under handsome early-20th-century stone facades. There are heaps of bookstores, creative boutiques and gourmet eats. Buenos Aires isn't the only stunner – Córdoba, Salta, Mendoza and Bariloche each have their unique personalities and unforgettable attractions, so don't miss them.
Ramamurthy Kumara raja
Argentina truly one of the beautiful country..mother nature has graced and blessed Argentina with abduant wealth as she does else where...long live argentina😍👍
Umesh Chandra Thathi
I love Argentina very much......
I, love the people of Argentina