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6 good reasons to visit Argentina

11.09.2017

Visiting Argentina is a unique experience because this South American country actually gives the traveler the impression of crossing dozens of different countries, each with its own characteristics, landscapes and peculiarities. So, there are dozens of good reasons to visit Argentina and make a trip which won’t disappoint you!

Going to Ushuaia, the end of the world

Going to Ushuaia, in Patagonia, will give you the incredible feeling of being at the end of the world: it is the southernmost city on the planet, further down there is only the ice in Antarctica. The city still remembers the “cursed British pirates” and the fights for controlling the Malvinas Islands, an agglomeration of little houses with a unique atmosphere; from the port, you can go for a sea expedition to the Beagle Canal to see sea lions and cute penguins.

Travelling through Patagonia like Bruce Chatwin

The novels set in Patagonia are many and among them one of the most famous is undoubtedly In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin. How can we not include among the good reasons to visit Argentina, also the possibility to retrace the writer’s footsteps? Going across the immensity of Patagonia along the Ruta Nacional 40, crossing the Strait of Magellan and grinding miles on kilometers while gazing at high plateaus, glaciers and imposing mountains, is definitely a unique experience!

Walking on the most famous glacier of the world

The Perito Moreno is one of the most amazing glaciers on the planet for beauty and size. It is possible to admire it from a few meters away, to hear and see large blocks of ice falling off precipitating in the waters below and even walking on it, equipped with crampons and led by experienced guides.

Horseback riding in the Pampas

The Pampas is an endless plain used mainly for cattle breeding from which the precious Argentine meat is obtained. The Argentinean gauchos, the equivalent of the North American cowboys, will be happy to accompany you on a horseback ride in the Pampa to explore one of Argentina’s wildest and most solitary sides.

Take photos of the Iguazù falls

In the North of Argentina are the Iguazu falls, which are among the most beautiful and spectacular on the planet. It is a system of cataracts, shared by Argentina and Brazil, consisting of 275 waterfalls over 70 meters high, which discharge thousands of cubic meters of water per second. A truly impressive spectacle of nature!

Dance the tango in Buenos Aires

Considered the “Paris of South America”, Buenos Aires is famous, among other things, for one of the most sensual and overwhelming dances: the tango. One of the things to do in Argentina, therefore, is to spoil yourself with an Argentine tango lesson in one of the many milongas in the city where you can dance until late at night.