Travel Guide to Argentina

Travelling to a new place, you want to do and see as much as you can in the limited time at your disposal. After all, you can never guarantee if you will be able to make a second trip. However, it can be hard to plan a trip when you don’t have the right information at hand. With each to his liking and preferences, you need to have those special places on your itinerary that suit your tastes in addition to the regular attractions to make your holiday experience a truly memorable one.

I don’t know the type of traveler you are, but I sure have listings for the don’t miss places in Argentina for every type traveler. So, read on and enjoy.

For the Nature Lover

Sometimes, you just want to retreat from your boring and monotonous city life and reclaim yourself by immersing in nature. A visit to the Iguazu waterfalls is a jaw-dropping experience. Located on the Iguazu River, it is taller and wider than the Niagara Falls. You can also go see the majestic Andes Mountain ranges that form the backdrop of Argentina on the West coast. Puerto Madryn and Mar Del Pata are famous summer destinations with a number of beautiful beaches.

While on one side you have the landscape draped in green, brown and blue, on the other, it is snowy white. The Glaciers National Park or Los Glaciers is an awe inspiring ice field.

For the Wine Connoisseur

Argentina is also known for its high quality wines. So, don’t miss out on a wine tasting tour. You can sample wines in Mendoza (Maipu), the largest wine producing region in Latin America. The region is packed with wineries and you can easily cover 5-6 in a day. At Mendoza, you can also engage in adventure sports such as hiking, horse riding and river rafting. Cafayate and San Juan are other quality wine production centers in Argentina.

For the Parent

If you have kids, your aim in planning a holiday is to make it an educational yet enjoyable vacation for your little ones. Argentina has a number of attractions for kids to keep them engaged throughout. There is the Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio dinosaur museum with life-sized dinosaur exhibits and more than 1700 fossils of plants and marine life. This natural-history museum also organizes a program called the ‘Explorer’s in Pajamas’ for kids between 8 and 12 years.

If your kid loves exploring wildlife, Reserva Faunística Península Valdés is the place to visit. It is one of the finest wildlife reserves in South America housing sea lions, penguins, rheas, elephant seals and guanacos.

For the Cultural Explorer and History Buff

It is true that a city is what it is because of its history and culture. If you would like to dig into the historical and cultural heritage of Argentina, you should plan a visit to Cordoba. It is named as the cultural capital. There are many museums and galleries at Cordoba. Designers and artisans also peddle their wares here. There is a cemetery called Cementerio de la Recoleta in Buenos Aires that gives you a peek into the history of the inhabitants.

For the Free Spirit

If you are the one who believes in living life to the fullest, there is no better place than Buenos Aires, the Argentinean capital. As one of the most energetic, animated and happening cities, it promises to show you a good time by day and night. Here you can admire the modern European architecture, feast on juicy steaks, go shopping or simply let your hair down and do the tango. Also, given its sizzling nightlife, you will have fun all the night long.

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