"Un gusto de la Argentina" Top 5 Page for this destination Argentina by TheWanderingCamel

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So much to see, so little time

°°You could spend months in Argentina
and you'd still only have scratched the surface of this fabulous country. So -
where to you go?
how do you choose?

With just three weeks, we opted for the obvious, the country's Big Five

Buenos Aires - of course - the name alone redolent of glamour and style. Avenues lined with beautiful Belle Epoque architecture and raffish La Boca. Politics and protest to the languid strains of the tango.

Patagonia - once considered the end of the earth - windswept steppe and mighty glaciers at the southern tip of the continent.

San Carlos de Bariloche - Argentina's alpine playground. Glorious vistas of lakes and forests, set right down in the middle of the Andes.

Iguazu Falls - Los Cataratas - most dramatic of all the world's great waterfalls, Argentina's Number one attraction, set amid the jungles of the country's far northern border with Brazil.

Mendoza - heartland of the country's wine industry, miles and miles of vineyards lying at the foot of the highest reaches of the Andes.

This trip was just a taste of all that Argentina has to offer. We're definitely planning to come back for more.

Come along with us ...

This page is just a taster too, Things to Do are going to be set out as a brief day by day telling of our jaunt around the country. Some days were packed with sightseeing, others were quite leisurely, whilst some were taken up with travelling. If you're considering a trip to Argentina, you might find it useful in planning an itinerary. If you've already been, or you're a local, you'll have your own ideas of how to spend your days, what to see and where to go. I'd love to hear from you if you do - we're definitely going again some day, and informed advice and opinion is very welcome.

There'll be general advice about some of the practicalities - hotels, travel, packing, etc and some other general notes. More detailed information can be found on location-specific pages - El Calafate (for the glaciers and Southern Patagonia), San Carlos de Bariloche and Mendoza are completed.

I hope you enjoy the trip ....


  • Last visit to Argentina: Nov 2006
  • Intro Updated Mar 14, 2012
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  • magor65's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    Iguazu Falls and BA have been on my dream list for a long time. Now, after looking at your photos, I must add Patagonia. Whether my dreams will come true or not remains to be seen, but at least I can enjoy such superb pages as yours.

  • white_smallstar's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2014 at 8:08 AM

    Thanks for this part of trip to Argentina! I'll be back soon and I hope to go there soon.

  • ines2003's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Thanks for the great pics and tips!

  • easterntrekker's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    Thanks for the great tips. We are heading to Argentina in Oct and I'm starting to do some research now.....very helpful pages.

  • spidermiss's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2010 at 3:21 AM

    Thanks for your Argentina tips. I love that country very much especially Patagonia and planning on returning for my 4th trip in January. Happy travels, Dawn

  • Mar 3, 2009 at 3:54 AM

    Hi, I am interested in buying a piece of jewellery made with 'Rhodochrosite. Would you know where I can contact to see if I could buy it online? Also their leather goods? Would love to know where to get these. Thanks Regards Regards

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2009 at 10:12 PM

    I totally agree, BA is huge! And they also have good pilots...my friend's brother is one...Norman :)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    Impressive detailed suggestions for a tour of Argentina. Interesting that you used your local travel agent as a middleman for dealing with Ripio Turismo (BwanaBrown's recommendation). Everyone seems to have been very helpful (except the airline).

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    I am interested in buying a few pieces of Rhodochrosite. I am looking at a small vase or urn. Can you send me information as to whom to contact. Thank you

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2008 at 4:34 AM

    good tips as always, but the mention of the route across the andes was very useful indeed. not much about roads there so knowing is good. thanks, joe

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