What to See in Argentina
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Once landing in the Argentinian capital city of Buenos Aires, hop public transit or venture by foot to begin your exploration of this cosmopolitan metropolis. You’ll soon find the real beauty of the city lies in its many diverse neighborhoods. From the trendy districts of Soho and Hollywood, to the super-hip Chacarita and the upscale enclave of Recoleta, there is sure to be a neighborhood that catches your eye. For dinner, head to Puerto Madero Waterfront, a revamped dockside area filled with upscale restaurants serving world-class cuisine. Get to know your guide & their story. Practice your Spanish as we learn greetings, thank yous, and basic customs.
Spend your second day discovering the heart of Buenos Aires. Make your way to the center of the city to visit the stately Plaza de Mayo, home of the famous Casa Rosada, where Eva Peron gave her fateful speech to the descamisados in 1951. If you’re feeling artsy, head to the MALBA museum to view the over 200 pieces of Latin American artwork on display, or tour the Teatro Colón – a grand, 2,500-seat opera house built in the early 1900’s. Before turning in for the night, head to a parrilla for some Argentine steaks and chorizo, known as the best in the world!
Hop a short plane ride to Iguazú Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Located in the midst of a rainforest connecting Argentina with Brazil and part of Iguazú National Park, the falls make up the largest waterfall system in the world. Make your way through the surrounding jungle, through thick foliage and winding paths to take in spectacular views of the falls at every turn, or take a boat under the falls themselves for a truly up close and personal experience.
Board a morning flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate, the gateway to Patagonia and Los Glaciares National Park. Take a quick trip to one of the many nearby estancias – or ranches – to get a feel for the authentic gaucho way of life. Spend the rest of your day wandering in and out of the quaint souvenir and chocolate shops that line El Calafate’s main strip. For dinner, be sure to try the local specialty – succulent Patagonian lamb!
Wake early and head to Glaciers National Park, home of the famous Perito Moreno glacier. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares contains an enormous freshwater reservoir and incredible views of Perito Moreno’s mammoth blue and white glacier walls. Travel by boat across Lake Argentino and explore the ice sheet’s network of walkways to awe-inspiring lookout points. At dusk, return to town and head out for a dinner of traditional Argentine cuisine.
Fly back to the city that began your journey: beautiful Buenos Aires. Explore the sites you missed, or get away from the crowds by taking a day tour in the outskirts of the city. Towns like La Plata or San Antonio de Areco are just a short bus ride away and will offer you another glimpse into Argentinian culture. No matter how you decide to spend your final day, don’t leave Argentina without taking part in an authentic tango class!
Stroll the vibrant streets of Buenos Aires one last time before you head to the airport for your flight home.
Bienvenido a Argentina!
Fall in love with Argentina by sampling some of the best experiences this captivating country has to offer. Tour bewitching Buenos Aires, Argentina’s vibrant and cosmopolitan capital city. Alive with street life, Buenos Aires will stun you with its colorful atmosphere and bustling culture. Witness a streetside tango, catch a futbol game in a local pub and savor world-famous meat dishes in a local parrilla. Take a break from city life with a day trip to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – the magical and majestic Iguazu Falls. Then venture even farther away from the hustle and bustle of city life as you explore South America’s southern frontier of Patagonia. Sail through icy waters, scale mammoth glacier trails and meet fellow adventurers from all around the globe. From culture hounds to intrepid hikers, Argentina truly has something for everyone!
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