Last updated on August 26th, 2019 at 04:40 pm
The second-largest country in South America, Argentina, often doesn’t get all the attention it deserves from travelers. For one thing, some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world are in Argentina. Ranging from the Andes Mountains, which are the longest continental mountain range in the world, to the falls of Iguazu National Park, which is one of the seven new wonders of the world. As well as the wine country of the Mendoza region to the Lake District of Bariloche.
Interior of the Del Pilar Church, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentina also boasts Buenos Aires, the capital city, known as the “Paris of South America”. This reference is a result of the iconic fashion scene as well as the gorgeous architecture present within Argentina. The activities available within the country include excellent skiing in Ushuaia, world-class hiking around El Chalten and El Calafate, excursions to natural World Heritage Sites, wine tasting in Mendoza and more. All of these make Argentina a great destination for custom tours.
In addition to the most popular places to visit, Argentina is full of lesser-known attractions but equally beautiful and interesting. Our Travel Consultants are experts on tours within Argentina. They know the best restaurants and hotels in each locality, as well as can recommend hidden gems that few other travel companies know about. They will help you put together a tour tailored to your pace of travel and your interests.
The Highlights of Buenos Aires
Tango Professionals in La Boca, Argentina
No tour to Argentina is complete without spending some time in the capital city. It’s an exciting place to begin and end your trip. The many attractions within Buenos Aires include the following:
- Tango dancing demonstrations and classes at the La Ventana Tango Club
- Vibrant neighborhoods such as La Boca, Recoleta, Palermo and Abasto
- The Obelisk which stands in the center of 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest boulevard in the world
- The famous Colon Theater
- The cantilevered bridge, known as the Woman’s Bridge
Gaucho in Cachi, Argentina
Special excursions occur all around the city of Buenos Aires. These can include a visit to an estancia where you see how the gauchos work and live, which loosely translates into native Argentines however similar to cowboys in the United States. These excursions combine homemade food with traditional music and dance, allowing visitors to experience the true gaucho lifestyle. On an authentic ranch, visitors consume a barbecue dinner with plenty of yerba mate tea while enjoying folk dancing and carriage rides.
Boats along Tigre Delta, Argentina
An estancia is a perfect location for visitors looking to relax in the countryside. A sightseeing trip is also available, where visitors take a tour of the Tigre Delta on the Parana River. The Tigre Delta is unique in the sense that houses sit on the Delta that can only be accessed by boat. Located in that area is also the Museo de Arte Tigre, which is stationed within a gorgeous colonial-era mansion. It is home to 19th an20th-century Argentine art. Therefore, as you travel by riverboat, you will be pleasantly surprised by all of the things you will find.
The Best of Argentina’s Lake District
Argentine Lake District
For those looking for wonderful scenery, travelers must consider booking an Argentina tour that includes the Lake District of Bariloche. The area is known for its beauty, skiing, and artisan chocolate. The calm blue waters of the lakes are surrounded by mountains, forests and a string of quaint towns—Bariloche, Villa La Angostura, and San Martín de Los Andes—that are perfect for exploring.
This is also a great area for hiking, especially at the nearby Cerro Tronador. This location is known as an extinct stratovolcano in the southern Andes, which is over 1,000 meters above the surrounding mountains. Which causes the hills to allow for panoramic views of the lakes and of the glaciers within the region. Local, English-speaking guides explain the region’s history, the glacier-carved landscapes and all about the flora and fauna present.
The Wonders of Iguazú Falls
Iguazu Falls Lookout
While visiting the Iguazu National Park, located on the Argentina and Brazil border, you will see the rich jungle and stunning waterfalls with many different species of birds and wildlife. From a variety of vantage points above and below the falls, observe the Devil’s Throat, which is a grand canyon that is 80-90 meters wide and 70-80 meters deep, which takes about half of the river’s flow falls into. As well as San Martin Falls, which dominates the other half of the waterfalls. Both of which are labeled as the most impressive cascades in the park. The highest falls drop over 200 feet. The area is a true natural wonderland, and a photographer’s dream, as the mist from the powerful falls surrounds you and give off slight rainbow hues.
Wildlife in Iguazu National Park
Visitors can also witness brightly colored birds such as toucans, tanagers and hummingbirds, as well as several species of monkeys. A profusion of bright flowers and flamboyant butterflies are often present in the park.
The Beauties of the Wine Region in Argentina
Andes Mountains – Mendoza, Argentina
The best tours of Argentina often include a visit to the wine regions. Spending time at a beautiful vineyard, sipping the local wines and enjoying a sunset, is a perfect way to relax. On an excursion to Mendoza, you can experience the following highlights:
- A Mendoza city tour with its impressive buildings, green public squares and close proximity to the Andes Mountains
- Lunches at vineyards complete with wine tastings
- Talks from local guides about the process of cultivating and processing wine
- A road trip to the Uco Valley, just south of Mendoza city, known for its perfect climate for wine growing
Couple Wine Tasting
Visitors also have free time to enjoy strolling around Mendoza, observing the quaint and relaxed features of the city. Lodging is provided in excellent hotels, in addition to nice dinners of exquisite cuisine in the city.
The Advantages of Custom Travel
With custom Argentina tours you can see as much of Argentina as you like. It’s easy to see all of the highlights of this large, diverse country with an itinerary designed especially for you. Not only can you pick the places that interest you, but you can also select the level of the hotels you stay at and the activities you will engage in. It’s a great value because we include only the things you love and are inspired to visit.