Travel to Argentina - Overview
Travel to Argentina and find a land of great diversity; the Andes create a natural border with Chile to the west, both lunar landscapes and rainforests in the north, spectacular glaciers and sub-Antarctic wildlife in the country’s southern tip, and the vast plains of La Pampa running west from Buenos Aires. There is something for everyone when you travel to Argentina. We will help you plan an Argentina tour from some of Latin America’s best wildlife watching opportunities, to vibrant cities with a an equally varied history, culture and traditions. It is also fast becoming a top sporting destination offering first class riding, trekking, shooting and fishing.
From the moment you arrive in cosmopolitan and flamboyant Buenos Aires, the magic begins. Still preserving its elegant colonial past, the ‘Paris of the Southern Hemisphere’ entertains with a warmth typical of the country and its people. From here, the options are limited by your imagination.
Leaving the city, the mesmerizing Pampas stretches away across the heart of the country to distant horizons that shimmer in the heat. Land of the gaucho, this ocean of grass nurtures some of the best beef in the world; an Argentine legend to be enjoyed in excellent hotels and welcoming estancias with wines of the Mendoza region that area of international renown.
Patagonia is a land of everlasting snowcapped mountains, infinite ancient ice blue glaciers, emerald green lakes, diamond rivers, heavenly green forests, majestic cliffs and fjords. Its natural majesty makes it one of the most spectacular destinations on Earth and a “must-see” place in a lifetime.
To the south in Patagonia, soaring granite peaks reach skyward from the haunting emptiness of a pristine mountain landscape, whilst ancient glaciers slide slowly from the Andes into brilliant turquoise lakes.
Towards the hot and humid north-east, exuberant sub-tropical rain forest swathes the landscape, revealing crumbling ruins of early Jesuit missions half hidden by clinging creepers. As the landscape rises to the border with Brazil and Paraguay, the spectacular Iguazu Falls thunder more than seventy meters to the rock below.
In stark contrast to this lush profusion are the high Andean plains and salt lakes of the north-west. Otherworldly in their desolate magnificence, a day spent riding in the pure air of the mountains is an uplifting experience unlike any other.
Argentina is more than the sum of its very different parts. In fact, so varied are the landscapes that it is known as the ‘land of six continents’. With its people, hospitality and spectacular beauty, there is a lot of adventure calling at you.