As one of the most diverse places imaginable to awaken your senses and seduce your soul, Argentina cuts it with city slickers, wildlife-lovers and wine aficionados. A holiday to Argentina offers dramatic glaciers, vast drum-flat pampas, remarkable wetlands, and tango temptations, it holds most visitors in awe. From the spectacular thunderous waterfalls of Iguazu Falls and wineries of Mendoza, to the snow-capped Andes and cultural cocktail that is Buenos Aires, this is South America at its coolest.
Buenos Aires -Mixing European sophistication with distinct Latin passion, Argentina’s fun and fast capital is abuzz with glitzy malls, avant-garde museums, trendy fusion restaurants, barrios, and milongas (tango salons) where you can perfect your dance moves with the locals, also known as porteños. Shop for haute couture in Recoleta, marvel at the French baroque interiors at Teatro Colón, and explore the legend that is Eva Perón at Casa Rosada; the iconic presidential palace with its famous balcony, and also at her much-visited grave site in Recoleta Cemetery.
Thrillseekers can charge down wild rapids on the River Manso, whale-watch in Puerto Madryn, enjoy penguin, seal and whale encounters at Peninsula Valdes, and see nature at its best at the mighty Iguazú Falls - one of the natural wonders of the world. Other highlights include visiting the mighty Perito Moreno Glacier, spotting wildlife at the Ibera Wetlands, and sailing the Beagle Channel (so-named for Charles Darwin’s vessel HMS Beagle when he made his voyage here) through Tierra del Fuego National Park in Patagonia.
For wine and wonder, journey to Mendoza in the foothills of the Andes to discover and tour some of the world’s most magnificent vineyards, wineries, and wine-producing estates.
Population – 41.5 Million
Capital – Buenos Aires
Currency – Argentine peso
Language – Spanish
Electricity – 110 Volts
Journey Time – 13 Hours