Top experiences in Argentina
This week’s visual blog looks at South America’s second largest country, Argentina
Wander South to Patagonia
Whilst the region also encompasses Chile, wonders of Argentinean Patagonia are incredible and worth a visit if travelling during the summer months. Marvel at the awesome Perito Moreno Glacier from El Calafate or hike through El Chalten for incredible views of Mt. Fitzroy. (Minitrekking excursion pictured.)
Explore ‘La Capital’
Rather than just an airport hub city, the capital Buenos Aires has a charm all its own. European influenced but with plenty of local flavour, you should spend at least 3 nights in this lively metropolis.
Make a splash
Iguazu Falls is an absolute icon of South America. You can also really feel the power of the mighty falls by taking the Gran Aventura (translates to Great Adventure) boat rides to the base. Don’t forget to pack your swim gear!
T is for Tango
Whether you take a class or watch a performance at a local tango house, you can not and should not miss your opportunity to be seduced by this dance.
Ditch the diet
You simply can’t go past the local delicacies as there is plenty on offer for both sweet and savoury tooths. The meat and asado (bbq) is king but you must try the local Chorizo (sausage) and empanadas (meat pies.) Local bakeries are filled with delectable treats including ‘alfajores’ made with the famous caramel ‘dulce de leche’ and their gelato stores are out of this world. And wash it all down with some first rate wine (Malbec is a fine local variety) or the local tea ‘mate.’
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