Together with Chile, Argentina is the southernmost area of South America. Spanish-speaking Argentina is close to the South Pole and borders on countries such as Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and Bolivia. Argentina has an overwhelmingly beautiful nature with colorful animal species, more than thirty national parks, rain forests, glaciers, mountains, rivers, lakes, waterfalls and rich biodiversity.
With three million inhabitants, Buenos Aires is the largest city in Argentina and the capital of the country. There is plenty to do, such as shopping, eating and drinking, visiting museums and enjoying the beautiful squares and architecture. Book a tango dance lesson, visit a football match or browse through the La Boca artists' district for the ultimate Argentine passion!
The Iguazu (or Iguaçu) waterfalls are spectacular. They are located at the border point with Brazil and Paraguay and count a total of 275 waterfalls that plunge down the water over a width of three kilometers. You can admire this spectacle from different hiking trails, a boat or from a helicopter. Around the waterfalls you will find a vast (and beautiful) national park.
A beautiful nature reserve in the Cordoba region with a long history. In the rugged rock landscape you can even find petroglyphs of the indigenous people for Spanish colonisation. Feel like a cowboy, rent a horse and venture out into this beautiful nature reserve.
The surroundings of Cafayete are beautiful and you can taste delicious wine! Cafayete is a two-hour drive from Salta, a town where the finest wines from Argentina are made. The village is best known for the production of dry, white wines. There are several vineyards and wineries in the immediate vicinity. Ideal for a day trip from Salta, where you will taste different wines and make a breathtaking ride through the area.
The 'Serranía de Hornocal' is a group of mountains 25 kilometers from Humahuaca. Particularly here is Yacoraite, a limestone rock lot that stretches from Salta (Argentina) to Bolivia and even Peru. This sight is also known as the fourteen colored mountain and is 4.761 meters high.
Argentina also has its own Patagonia! Argentinian Patagonia stretches from Buenos Aires to Tierra del Fuego. On the Valdes peninsula there are penguins, flamingos, seals and sea lions. There are also whales in the bay of Puerto Pirámides! For glaciers you must also be in Patagonia, in the national park Los Glaciares. You can not miss the Perito Moreno glacier!
In El Calafate you can climb the Perito Moreno Glacier. You get snowshoes and you can get a part of the glacier. From there you have a beautiful view of the area, but the glacier itself is the best to see.
The Aconcagua is the highest mountain on the American continent. The mountain is located in Mendoza, where you can look out over the top of the mountain. Aconcagua is no less than 6,962 meters high, but climbing the mountain is not technical. 'Real' climbing is not necessary, but the effects of the high altitude are very heavy.
Ushuaia is the most southern city in the world. You can visit the national park Tierra del Fuego (Tierra del Fuego) and you can stare at the infinity across the water. From Ushuaia you can sail by boat through the Beagle canal, the strait between South America and Antarctica. Who knows, you might encounter sea lions, penguins, seals or flamingos!