From the vineyards of Mendoza to the streets of Buenos Aires, there’s something undeniably romantic about Argentina. Whether your interests lie in exploring the country’s beautiful and varied landscapes or enjoying the culture and cuisine of its major cities, you’ll find yourself falling in love with Argentina. Be sure to check out these sites and attractions on your visit to Argentina:
1) Buenos Aires
Argentina’s alluring capital city has plenty to offer tourists. Begin your tour with a stop at Caminito, the colorful little historic walkway where you’ll find street performers and tango dancers everywhere you turn. From there, it’s an easy walk to the Boca Juniors stadium, the home field of one of the most successful soccer teams in the world. If you’re interested in history, head to La Casa Rosada, where the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo still march every Thursday, demanding justice for the loved ones who “disappeared” during the Dirty War. Craving a classic Argentine parrilla? Sign up for the Parrilla Tour of Buenos Aires for the best morcillas, chinchullines, choripan, and bife de chorizo the city has to offer.
The wine capital of Argentina is responsible for nearly two-thirds of the country’s wine production. While the harvesting season officially takes place in March and April, bodega (winery) tours and tastings are offered all year round. The city’s countryside location also makes it a popular hub for adventure tourism activities like trekking, biking, rafting, paragliding, and skiing.
3) Iguazu Falls
Having recently earned the title of one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, Iguazu Falls is now a must-see stop for travelers to Argentina. These mammoth falls measure up to 269 feet in height and 1.7 miles wide, making them considerably more impressive than Niagara! Unless you’ve sorted out a Brazilian visa ahead of time, plan to stay on the Argentine side of the falls, where you can spending the day snapping photos of the falls from the Circuito Superior, Circuito Inferior, or Isla San Martin, or getting sprayed by the mist at the Garganta del Diablo.
Explore the breathtaking landscapes of Patagonia on your trip to Argentina. Begin your tour in El Calafate, a small town that serves as a hub for mini ice treks on the Perito Moreno glacier. Adventure tourists will also want to make stops in El Chalten, Bariloche, and “the city at the end of the world,” Ushuaia, for trekking, climbing, and skiing, while luxury travelers can opt for a cruise instead. Want to continue exploring Patagonia? Book a tour that includes the Chilean side as well.
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