Argentina – heading north

When you think about Argentina what is the first thing that comes in to your mind? Well, whether it be the passionate Tango danced in the streets of Buenos Aires, a journey to Ushuaia at the southern tip of land, or the stunning waterfalls of Iguacu, Argentina has it all so you certainly will not be disappointed!

My first experience of South America started in the vibrant and colourful hub of Buenos Aires, where music and dancing is a part of everyday life, Churrasco restaurants are found on every corner, and where pavement cafes are filled with a miscellany of foreign tourists, local businessmen and retirees enjoying each other’s company.

A bustling city with a European flair, Buenos Aires certainly captured my heart on arrival and I will be surprised if you do not feel the same after your first visit! But Argentina is so much more than Buenos Aires and to get the most out of your trip you need time, patience and plenty of memory space on your camera.

Heading straight across the country you come to Mendoza nesting comfortably against the Andes. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world, Mendoza is rich in history, olive trees, and of course some of the finest vineyards in South America. Mendoza has a ‘homely’ feel about it, and once you have tasted the locally produced Malbec wine you may never want to leave!

Heading north through the ever changing scenery of San Juan, La Rioja, Catamarca and Tucuman, we arrive at another favourite Argentine city of ours – Salta. With mild temperatures year round, an array of colonial architecture, and the departure point of ‘Tren a las nubes’ (train to the clouds), Salta has become quite the tourist attraction over the years, and once you have visited you will understand why.

These are just a few of the stunning destinations waiting for you in Argentina, and after your escorted tour or self-drive holiday, we guarantee you’ll be back for more!


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