Argentina - The Pure Breaks Top Picks
Wildlife, wetlands & waterfalls alongside vibrant cities, sensual music and passionate people. Argentina provides a range of diversity for any holiday seeker.
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The eighth-largest country in the world, Argentina truly has something for everyone to enjoy, whether you are searching for an untouched natural paradise, a deep delve into Latin American culture, or a shopping trip in Buenos Aires. Home to an incredible array of unique sights, natural wonders and cultural attractions, travellers can enjoy a full and exciting trip to this plentiful destination, where an inexhaustible list of things to do, see and experience.
Visit the swamps and marshes of the Iberia Wetlands, riddled with alligators and wild birds, or spend time living as a gaucho on a traditional estancia, with an empanada in one hand and a warm cup of mate in the other. Experience the deafening rumble of the mighty Iguazu waterfalls – featuring 275 drops in a foreboding horseshoe formation that kicks 500 feet of mist into the air.
Tango the night away in cosmopolitan Buenos Aries, Argentina’s capital and largest city. Here, visitors can indulge in local cuisines such as Asado and Locro, enjoy shopping at Argentina’s many independent stores and stalls, and learn to dance from experts in the city that invented the Tango. Walk through the streets of La Boca, a neighbourhood filled with brightly coloured wooden houses or ‘conventillos’, and view the amusing sculptures and elegant dancers who bring the streets to life.
Sandstone landscapes and geological formations create an other-worldly atmosphere, with the strange natural sculptures and twisting rock structures that stand within Ischigualasto Provincial Park, and the rust-coloured depths of the Quebrada de Cafayate canyon in the Valles Calchaquíes region. Travel back in time to a land where fossils have been discovered from the Triassic period with a tour of the Valle de la Luna, where the moon-like surface of the vast red, brown and grey earth is broken only by petrified trees and the occasional cactus plant.
History fans can also delight in exploring the ancient Inca villages and rugged wilderness of the Pampas, or continue your journey west to the luscious wine region of Mendoza – one of the great wine capitals of the world, famous for fantastic Malbec tasting.
From one desert landscape to another, witness the mighty frozen glaciers and ice caps of Southern Patagonia – hailed as the most beautiful spot in the world. Take in the sparkling white and blue landscape and giant icebergs that rise from the South Patagonian Ice Field before trekking to the end of the world in Ushuaia, the gateway to Antarctica.
Enjoy the sweeping landscape of Valdes Peninsula, where 400 km of golden sand dunes, coastal lagoons, pebble beaches and the deepest salt marshes in South America await. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to a variety of marine life including elephant seals, sea lions and orcas, and is an important breeding ground for right whales (who visit from June to November each year) and Magellanic penguins, who build their nests in the wetlands. Perhaps the most incredible opportunity of all is whale watching, as the Southern Right Whales perform headstands, breaching and tail sail.
All of this is right at your fingertips, so what are you waiting for? Rising from the ruins of a devastating depression comes a country with an infectious spirit unlike any other. Blazing and bubbling under the surface of Argentina lies a fiery passion ready and waiting to be discovered.
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