ARGENTINA

Steak, Malbec, tango and football: we’re all aware of the stereotypes associated with ARGENTINA’s buzzing and sprawling capital city. Many of them hold true, but leaving the tourist trail you’ll find creaky old cafes that haven’t changed in a hundred years, fashionable cocktail bars, supremely proud locals and super-hipster suburbia in the boutiques of Palermo. Combine this all with a fascinating history, passionate local marches and a never-say-never attitude and you’ll fall in love with one of the most culturally rich cities in the world.

If you’re lucky enough to have more than a few days in this remarkable country then your journey through the rest of Argentina will astonish you. Plan carefully, because here you’ll find every season, terrain, colour and coastline imaginable. Heading north you’ll pass through pretty Rosario and the student city of Cordoba. Head a little too far and you’ll end up spying the famous Iguazu Waterfalls; further still, you’ll find yourself in the desert with deep and colourful canyons in the Andean Mountains.

Turn the gauge south and after wine-tasting in Mendoza, Puerto Madryn’s surf and penguins, and beautiful Bariloche’s German-influenced ski town feel, you’ll discover gorgeous Lago Buenos Aires. 

If Los Glaciares National Park and the bewildering Perito Moreno glacier don’t cut it for you, then around the corner (relatively speaking in Patagonia) El Chalten and Mt Fitzroy provide days of superb hiking, rafting and happy-hour sipping in local artisan beer bars. Even in the most extreme Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia, you’ll find an embarrassment of riches including trekking, glacier and rock climbing. Riches, ironically, that Argentina continues to struggle with as the nation currently battles severe economic and political breakdown. Take note of the fluctuating exchange rates and determined local people demanding change.. and change you will after travelling through this inspiring country.

Steak, Malbec, tango and football: we’re all aware of the stereotypes associated with ARGENTINA’s buzzing and sprawling capital city. Many of them hold true, but leaving the tourist trail you’ll find creaky old cafes that haven’t changed in a hundred years, fashionable cocktail bars, supremely proud locals and super-hipster suburbia in the boutiques of Palermo. Combine this all with a fascinating history, passionate local marches and a never-say-never attitude and you’ll fall in love with one of the most culturally rich cities in the world.

If you’re lucky enough to have more than a few days in this remarkable country then your journey through the rest of Argentina will astonish you. Plan carefully, because here you’ll find every season, terrain, colour and coastline imaginable. Heading north you’ll pass through pretty Rosario and the student city of Cordoba. Head a little too far and you’ll end up spying the famous Iguazu Waterfalls; further still, you’ll find yourself in the desert with deep and colourful canyons in the Andean Mountains.

Turn the gauge south and after wine-tasting in Mendoza, Puerto Madryn’s surf and penguins, and beautiful Bariloche’s German-influenced ski town feel, you’ll discover gorgeous Lago Buenos Aires. 

If Los Glaciares National Park and the bewildering Perito Moreno glacier don’t cut it for you, then around the corner (relatively speaking in Patagonia) El Chalten and Mt Fitzroy provide days of superb hiking, rafting and happy-hour sipping in local artisan beer bars.

Even in the most extreme Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia, you’ll find an embarrassment of riches including trekking, glacier and rock climbing. Riches, ironically, that Argentina continues to struggle with as the nation currently battles severe economic and political breakdown. Take note of the fluctuating exchange rates and determined local people demanding change.. and change you will after travelling through this inspiring country.

ARGENTINA TRAVEL GUIDES