Nicknamed the “Paris of South America,” the capital of Buenos Aires is about as close as you’ll get to Europe in South America. Its wide, leafy boulevards and sidewalk cafes will definitely bring the City of Light to mind, but make no mistake: Buenos Aires is a fiercely proud city famous for its tango and steakhouses. Some of the most well-known areas in the city include La Boca neighborhood, Casa Rosada and La Recoleta Cemetery, where the famous Eva Peron (Evita) is buried.
Nestled at the foot of the Andes, Mendoza is Argentina’s main wine region and the largest wine producing area in South America. Sip and savor the finest Malbec as you hop from one beautiful winery to the next. The best way to see this region is by car, so rent one in the city and set forth on a wine-infused adventure!
Stemming from the Iguazu River and on the border of Brazil, the magnificent Iguazu Falls are the most powerful on the Argentinian side. Walk along a series of boardwalks that take you right up to the falls, but be sure to bring a waterproof poncho so you don’t leave soaked. The most famous of the falls is known as Devil’s Throat (Garganta del Diablo).
You will literally be at the end of the world in Ushuaia, the world’s most southernmost city located on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. Adventure travelers to Patagonia and Antarctica depart from Ushuaia, which makes this port city an important and thriving hub. It’s also a popular base for exploring the nearby Beagle Channel and Tierra del Fuego National Park.
You’ll think you’re in Switzerland in Argentina’s Lake District in northwestern Patagonia. Wood chalets, breweries and verdant landscapes will certainly make you think of the Land of Milk and Honey, but the real gem here is the Nahuel Huapi National Park, one of South America’s finest. Base yourself in the capital of Bariloche and traverse the crystalline lakes that make up this spectacular area.
On this 8-night vacation, experiene two of Arentina’s most popular and scenic regions, the Lake District and Patagonia. Feel the beat of a tango in Buenos Aires before heading south to El Calafate where jaw-dropping wonders await.