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Buenos Aires, Puerto Iguazu and Patagonia
Argentina is a land of dramatic contrasts. From the remote flatlands of Tierra del Fuego to the massive waterfalls of Iguazu, the 8th largest country in the world has a diverse amount of places to see and explore. Argentina’s culture is rich in history and is a melting pot of immigrants from around the world. Argentina’s diversity is also found in its geography. From the highest mountain in the western hemisphere, Aconcagua, to southern most city in the world of Ushuaia, Argentina’s beautiful landscapes will captivate you.
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Buenos AiresThe cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and its largest city. Known as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires is steeped in culture unique to this beautiful country. Enjoy tango dancers in the streets of La Boca or head to the charming neighborhoods of Recoleta and Palermo to enjoy delicious empanadas. Buenos Aires is a great base from which to explore the surrounding areas as well. Río de la Plata is a short distance away and is a great place to go to relax on its shores.
MendozaMendoza, home to the delicious blends of Malbec wine, is another city that will captivate you. At the base of the Andes Mountains, the climate is well suited to vineyards and the culture is rich and relaxed. Mendoza's tranquil atmosphere allows you to relax and enjoy the beautiful views and charming vineyards. The prestigious vineyards are located in the district of Godoy Cruz, Guaymallén, Luján de Cuyo and Maipú.
BarilocheBariloche is the center for winter sports in Argentina. The winter season in the southern hemisphere is from June to August and offers great winter sports. The charming little town has a European feel and is nestled in the foothills of the Andes. It is the premier location for some of the best skiing in Latin America. The Cerro Catedral winter resort is a great place to hit the slopes and enjoy beautiful vistas and fresh mountain air. There is plenty of outdoor activities to do in the summer as well, from fishing to mountain biking.
El CalafateThe small town of El Calafate is located on the southern border of Lake Argentino, in Patagonia, Argentina. This quiet little town is the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, home to the famous Perito Moreno Glacier and the Cerro Torre. The Perito Moreno Glacier is the largest advancing glacier in the world. With its ideal location in Patagonia, there are many great outdoor activities to enjoy, from hiking and trekking to exploring the fast ice fields.
Iguazu WaterfallsThe waterfalls of Iguazu are located in northern Argentina, near the border of Paraguay and Brazil. They are made up of 275 falls, some up to 80 meters high. The 1,000 meter foot bridge on the Argentinian side will lead you to the largest of the falls, La Garganta de Diablo, the Devil's Throat. You can hike the trails on the Argentinean side as well as the Brazilian side. Both sides offer exceptional views of the majestic waterfalls.
SaltaSalta is ideally located in the Northwestern Province of Argentina and is a great base for exploration of this culturally rich area. This area is filled with traces of pre Colombian cultures such as the Quechua and Aymara. Enjoy exploring small villages that are nestled in colorful and dramatic landscapes. The culture of the northwest is a testimony to the past and the rich pre Colombian mentality still exists today and are drastically different then the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires.
- The people of Buenos Aires are known as porteños (people of the port), acknowledging the major historical importance of the port in the development of the city and the nation.
- The Iguazú Watefalls are located near the triple border of Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. A must see attraction is the "Garganta del Diablo" (Devil´s Throat), which is the largest waterfall in the park.
- The Northern provinces of Salta, Jujuy, Tucuman and Catamarca feature traces of pre Columbian cultures, mingled with ruins of natives’ villages, as well as forts and constructions dating back to the time of the Conquest and Colonization.
- The region around Mendoza is the largest wine producing area in Latin America and is an emerging wine tourism destination and base for exploring the hundreds of wineries in the region.
- San Carlos de Bariloche, usually known as Bariloche, is located in the foot hills of the Andes and is a premier ski destination when it is summer in the northern hemisphere (June – August).
- Ushuaia is commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the planet. Due to its location near the South Pole, it has approximately eighteen hours of sunlight in the summer, whereas in the winter, it only has seven or eight.
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