Argentina


Iberá Wetlands, Argentina
The Pantanal of the Pampas
On the world map, south of the famous brazilian wetland, a little-known flooded region appears, but almost as vast and rich in biodiversity. the Guarani expression Y bera defines it as “shining waters”. The adjective fits more than its strong luminance.
El Calafate, Argentina
The New Gauchos of Patagonia
Around El Calafate, instead of the usual shepherds on horseback, we come across gauchos equestrian breeders and others who exhibit, to the delight of visitors, the traditional life of the golden pampas.
Salta and Jujuy, Argentina
Through the Highlands of Deep Argentina
A tour through the provinces of Salta and Jujuy takes us to discover a country with no sign of the pampas. Vanished in the Andean vastness, these ends of the Northwest of Argentina have also been lost in time.
Mendoza, Argentina
Journey through Mendoza, the Great Argentine Winemaking Province
In the XNUMXth century, Spanish missionaries realized that the area was designed for the production of the “Blood of Christ”. Today, the province of Mendoza is at the center of the largest winemaking region in Latin America.
Ushuaia, Argentina
The Last of the Southern Cities
The capital of Tierra del Fuego marks the southern threshold of civilization. From Ushuaia depart numerous incursions to the frozen continent. None of these play and run adventures compares to life in the final city.
Beagle Channel, Argentina
Darwin and the Beagle Channel: on the Theory of the Evolution Route
In 1833, Charles Darwin sailed aboard the "Beagle" through the channels of Tierra del Fuego. His passage through these southern confines shaped the revolutionary theory he formulated of the Earth and its species
Ushuaia, Argentina
Last Station: End of the World
Until 1947, the Tren del Fin del Mundo made countless trips for the inmates of the Ushuaia prison to cut firewood. Today, passengers are different, but no other train goes further south.
San Ignacio Mini, Argentina
The Impossible Jesuit Missions of San Ignacio Mini
In the century. In the XNUMXth century, the Jesuits expanded a religious domain in the heart of South America by converting the Guarani Indians into Jesuit missions. But the Iberian Crowns ruined the tropical utopia of the Society of Jesus.
Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
The Resisting Glacier
Warming is supposedly global, but not everywhere. In Patagonia, some rivers of ice resist. From time to time, the advance of the Perito Moreno causes landslides that bring Argentina to a halt.
Iguazu/Iguazu Falls, Brazil/Argentina
The Great Water Thunder
After a long tropical journey, the Iguaçu River gives a dip for diving. There, on the border between Brazil and Argentina, form the largest and most impressive waterfalls on the face of the Earth.
El Chalten, Argentina
The Granite Appeal of Patagonia
Two stone mountains have created a border dispute between Argentina and Chile. But these countries are not the only suitors. The Fitz Roy and Torre hills have long attracted die-hard climbers
Colónia Pellegrini, Argentina
When the Meat is Weak
The unmistakable flavor of Argentine beef is well known. But this wealth is more vulnerable than you think. The threat of foot-and-mouth disease, in particular, keeps authorities and growers afloat.
Mendoza, Argentina
From One Side to the Other of the Andes
Departing from Mendoza city, the N7 route gets lost in vineyards, rises to the foot of Mount Aconcagua and crosses the Andes to Chile. Few cross-border stretches reveal the magnificence of this forced ascent
Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
A Farm at the End of the World
In 1886, Thomas Bridges, an English orphan taken by his missionary foster family to the farthest reaches of the southern hemisphere, founded the ancient homestead of Tierra del Fuego. Bridges and the descendants surrendered to the end of the world. today, your Estancia harberton it is a stunning Argentine monument to human determination and resilience.
Esteros del Iberá, Pantanal Argentina, Alligator
Iberá Wetlands, Argentina

The Pantanal of the Pampas

On the world map, south of the famous brazilian wetland, a little-known flooded region appears, but almost as vast and rich in biodiversity. the Guarani expression Y bera defines it as “shining waters”. The adjective fits more than its strong luminance.
Horseback riding in shades of gold
El Calafate, Argentina

The New Gauchos of Patagonia

Around El Calafate, instead of the usual shepherds on horseback, we come across gauchos equestrian breeders and others who exhibit, to the delight of visitors, the traditional life of the golden pampas.
very coarse salt
Salta and Jujuy, Argentina

Through the Highlands of Deep Argentina

A tour through the provinces of Salta and Jujuy takes us to discover a country with no sign of the pampas. Vanished in the Andean vastness, these ends of the Northwest of Argentina have also been lost in time.
Parra Sea
Mendoza, Argentina

Journey through Mendoza, the Great Argentine Winemaking Province

In the XNUMXth century, Spanish missionaries realized that the area was designed for the production of the “Blood of Christ”. Today, the province of Mendoza is at the center of the largest winemaking region in Latin America.
Casario de Ushuaia, last of the cities, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Ushuaia, Argentina

The Last of the Southern Cities

The capital of Tierra del Fuego marks the southern threshold of civilization. From Ushuaia depart numerous incursions to the frozen continent. None of these play and run adventures compares to life in the final city.
Bark Europa, Beagle Channel, Evolution, Darwin, Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego
Beagle Channel, Argentina

Darwin and the Beagle Channel: on the Theory of the Evolution Route

In 1833, Charles Darwin sailed aboard the "Beagle" through the channels of Tierra del Fuego. His passage through these southern confines shaped the revolutionary theory he formulated of the Earth and its species
End of the World Train, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Ushuaia, Argentina

Last Station: End of the World

Until 1947, the Tren del Fin del Mundo made countless trips for the inmates of the Ushuaia prison to cut firewood. Today, passengers are different, but no other train goes further south.
Missions, San Ignacio Mini, Argentina
San Ignacio Mini, Argentina

The Impossible Jesuit Missions of San Ignacio Mini

In the century. In the XNUMXth century, the Jesuits expanded a religious domain in the heart of South America by converting the Guarani Indians into Jesuit missions. But the Iberian Crowns ruined the tropical utopia of the Society of Jesus.
Argentinean flag on the Perito Moreno-Argentina lake-glacier
Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

The Resisting Glacier

Warming is supposedly global, but not everywhere. In Patagonia, some rivers of ice resist. From time to time, the advance of the Perito Moreno causes landslides that bring Argentina to a halt.
Agua Grande Platform, Iguacu Falls, Brazil, Argentina
Iguazu/Iguazu Falls, Brazil/Argentina

The Great Water Thunder

After a long tropical journey, the Iguaçu River gives a dip for diving. There, on the border between Brazil and Argentina, form the largest and most impressive waterfalls on the face of the Earth.
travelers contemplate, monte fitz roy, argentina
El Chalten, Argentina

The Granite Appeal of Patagonia

Two stone mountains have created a border dispute between Argentina and Chile. But these countries are not the only suitors. The Fitz Roy and Torre hills have long attracted die-hard climbers
herd, foot-and-mouth disease, weak meat, colonia pellegrini, argentina
Colónia Pellegrini, Argentina

When the Meat is Weak

The unmistakable flavor of Argentine beef is well known. But this wealth is more vulnerable than you think. The threat of foot-and-mouth disease, in particular, keeps authorities and growers afloat.
Las Cuevas, Mendoza, across the Andes, Argentina
Mendoza, Argentina

From One Side to the Other of the Andes

Departing from Mendoza city, the N7 route gets lost in vineyards, rises to the foot of Mount Aconcagua and crosses the Andes to Chile. Few cross-border stretches reveal the magnificence of this forced ascent
Estancia Harberton, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

A Farm at the End of the World

In 1886, Thomas Bridges, an English orphan taken by his missionary foster family to the farthest reaches of the southern hemisphere, founded the ancient homestead of Tierra del Fuego. Bridges and the descendants surrendered to the end of the world. today, your Estancia harberton it is a stunning Argentine monument to human determination and resilience.

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How to go


VISA AND OTHER PROCEDURES

Portuguese and Brazilian citizens do not need a visa for tourist visits of less than 90 days.

HEALTH CARE

Argentina does not require any vaccine to grant entry into the country, except for yellow fever and cholera if you come from a country at risk of contagion from these diseases. There is a negligible risk of contracting malaria in rural areas along the border with Bolivia (lowlands of the province of Salta), along the border with Paraguay (lowlands of Chaco and Misiones) and around the Iguaçu Falls.

Do not ascend to the highest lands of the Andean mountain range abruptly – a gradual journey of at least 1 or 2 days – in order to avoid altitude sickness.

TRIP TO ARGENTINA

A Air Europa (Tel.: 808 261 261) and the Iberia fly to Buenos Aires via Madrid, for from €700 Air Europa flights, as a rule, those from Iberia are substantially more expensive. Other companies like Air France and Lufthansa they operate competing flights, but, as a rule, they require greater loss of time due to stopovers in more distant cities – and in the opposite direction from Earth – in Paris or Frankfurt. 

Must Do's


  • Buenos Aires
  • Iguazu National Park
  • ​​Salta and Jujuy Provinces
  • ​Estéros del Iberá
  • ​Mendoza and Andes Mendocinos
  • Patagonia
  • Peninsula Valdez
  • Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Ushuaia

Explore


INTERNAL FLIGHTS

The company's flights Aerolíneas Argentinas they cover most of the country at prices that could have been much cheaper if the company had not started to charge them in US dollars.

CAR RENTAL

If you want to explore much more than Buenos Aires – which we obviously advise – as an alternative or complement to flights, rent a vehicle at Ezeiza airport, preferably 4WD, or in another city closer to the Argentine destinations you are planning to visit. Renting an economy car in Buenos Aires has an average daily rate of €25. A 4WD vehicle has a minimum daily price of €50. With the question of the car well resolved, it only has to set out to discover.  

TRUCK

Argentina is also served by an extensive network of long-distance buses at very affordable prices. You can book your tickets at Online Ticket. Bus journeys cost around €1 per hour, in a common seat, €2 to €4 in a semi-bed.

OTHER

If you have enough time on your hands and enough sacrifice, let yourself be inspired by Che Guevara's “Motorcycle Diaries” and dare to discover Argentina by motorcycle or even by bicycle. Be aware, however, that there are no or rare agencies that rent them in Buenos Aires and that motorcycles are quite expensive in the Argentine capital. 

Patagonia's iconic and quiet roads lead to some of the most impressive scenery on earth.

When to go


Argentina covers a vast latitude of the Southern Hemisphere. If you plan to visit the area to the south of Buenos Aires, avoid the austral winter when the cold grips the country even more intensely in Patagonia and in the highlands of the Andes. It is ideal to discover it in late spring or late austral summer when temperatures are milder and more stable. During the summer months – late November to February – the provinces north of Buenos Aires – and especially those in the far north – can have maximum daytime temperatures of 40 and many degrees.

Money and costs


The local currency is the Argentine Peso (ARS). International withdrawals in Pesos are possible in the main cities as well as payments with credit cards.

ACCOMMODATION

It costs, in Argentina, between €10 per night in double rooms of guest houses from backpackers – substantially more in Buenos Aires – up to €80 at the most renowned hotels and resorts in the country.

DINNERS 

A complete meal can cost between €7 in a cheap restaurant and €100 in a more sophisticated restaurant. Thanks to the recurrent devaluation of the Argentine peso, the cost of a good grill – Argentinean meat is considered the best in the world – accompanied by Argentinean wine of acceptable quality can cost less than €10

INTERNET

Wifi is easy to find and often free in hotels, guest houses, bars and cafes in the main cities. Increasingly, also in small towns with tourist attractions.