Argentina is a captivating country in South America stretching from its borders with Bolivia in the north to Ushuaia, the gateway to Antarctica, in the south. It is home to a varied landscape from vast pastoral plains, dense jungles, majestic waterfalls, snow-clad mountains and stunning glaciers.
Argentina is home to the famous Tango dance and the vibrant Latin culture is evident elsewhere in its architecture and rich food culture. Argentina’s passionate love for extravaganza manifests itself in its football. With Argentina tour packages from India, by Flying Squirrel Holidays experience the Argentinian culture and daily life, with millions playing the game in streets, parks and magnificent football stadiums.
The country has produced greats such as Maradona and Messi who have captivated the world with the magic of their craft.
What we know as Argentina today or the modern-day Argentine Republic was formed only as recently as 1861. The ancient history of Argentina goes back to almost 13,000 years with the first human settlement of the Argentine indigenous tribes.
Over the centuries, Argentinian culture has been shaped by an illustrious history of early settlement, invasion, resettlement and nation-building. Documented history however can be traced back to the early 1500s which also marks the beginning of the Spanish rule in Argentina.
Discover the foodie in you while touring Argentina. Food in Argentina gains a whole new dimension with a wide range of mouthwatering delicacies. Be it the grilled cheese provoleta or the tangy chimichurri, the succulent steaks or melt in the mouth chocolate caramel treat dulce de leche, Argentinean cuisine is sure to tantalise your taste buds.
Take a walk beyond the charming old towns and fantastic natural beauty and you are sure to stumble upon local artists and craftsmen in the Spanish colonial town of Cachi who work with precision to create some handmade wonders like Ilama and alpaca wool ponchos.
Finally, for all the night owls looking to enjoy a happening party scene, the holy triangle of Buenos Aires, Rosario and Cordoba is the place to be. All three cities are dotted with innumerable tango dance bars known as Milongas, regular bars and sports bars for tourists to enjoy some great food and foot-tapping music.
Located in the heart of Argentina, Cordoba is the second-largest city in the country. It is also the home to the impressive Cathedral of Cordoba, a Roman Catholic Church built in 1580
Located in Argentina’s Cuyo region, Mendoza boasts the best vineyards in all of South America. Apart from wine tasting visitors can indulge in a wide range of outdoor activities like hiking, rafting and skiing in the Andes.
La Pampa in central Argentina is known for its vast expansive grasslands, fertile plains and an impressive cowboy lifestyle – gauchos.
Situated on the shores of Golfo Nuevo, Puerto Madryn is particularly popular amongst water sports buffs.
Located La Rioja Province, Tamalpaya National Park showcases important archaeological sites of Argentina. Fossils of dinosaurs that roamed the earth 250 years ago are still preserved and can be found in this park. It is the perfect place for people with an interest in archaeology.
Nahuel Huapí National Park
Talampaya National Park
Perito Moreno Glacier
Mendoza Wine Regions
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is often referred to as la Reina del Plata, meaning “The Queen of Silver.” Buenos Aires derives the nickname by virtue of being the largest city in the country. The city is known for its vibrant lifestyle and cosmopolitan culture.
Divided into smaller districts known as barrios, Buenos Aires is complete with old colonial Spanish architecture, charming museums, art galleries, gourmet eateries, music and street tango performers. In short, Buenos Aires is the seat of a fashionable and chic Latin American lifestyle.
Situated in the north-eastern part of the country, the magnificent Iguazu falls marks Argentina’s border with Brazil and Paraguay. The falls stretches over 2.7 kms length with a drop over a height of 82 meters and is a combination of about 275 distinct cascades.
The falls is equipped with an excellent network of hiking trails, walking paths and viewing galleries. Visitors can avail any suitable route to get a closer look at this magnificent natural wonder.
The cascading waterfalls with its height and magnitude is sure to leave onlookers in a sense of awe. The best time to visit the Iguazu Falls is during April and May. However, September and October also provide for favourable viewing.
One of the greatest attractions of Argentina and most certainly one of the greatest natural wonders of the world is the Perito Moreno Glacier. Situated in southern Argentina’s Patagonia region, this thunderous blue-green stretch of pristine ice leaves visitors at a loss of words.
The glacier is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located in Los Glaciares National Park outside the small town of El Calafate. It stretches over 30 km and provides for one of the largest freshwater reserves in the world.
Located in the southernmost tip of Argentina, Ushuaia is literally the end of road. This is where land meets water and it’s the “end of the world.” Originally inhabited by the indigenous tribe called Yamana, Ushuaia had a population of mere 113 men and 36 women.
Later in 1896 Ushuaia was declared a penal town where convicts were sent to prison. Present Ushuaia though is a mere shadow of its scary past. This quaint town on Beagle Channel has a lot to offer. It is the meeting point of several diverse landscapes of mountains, beaches, forests and glaciers.
(Please note that this is just a SAMPLE itinerary. Our Argentina tour packages can be customized according to your needs and preferences.)
Day 1Arrive at Buenos Aires and get set for a never seen before adventure. Post breakfast hit the streets of this vibrant cosmopolitan city to explore Latin American lifestyle to the fullest. Spend the day in the colourful districts or barrios and enjoy the colonial architecture, art galleries and several fascinating museums. Visit La Boca district for a lifetime experience at the Caminito Street Museum. Numerous alfresco cafes and restaurants in this area provide excellent dining options while enjoying a street tango performance. For the more enthusiastic a short tango workshop is advisable. Post lunch make a quick visit to the trendy Recoleta district where you can visit the Recoleta Cemetery. The cemetery is a collection of ornate tombs that houses some of Argentina's most famous personalities including the legendary Eva Peron.
Day 2Take an early morning flight/bus to the mesmerizing Iguazu falls for a life-changing experience. Argentina's most popular tourist destination and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the falls with its immense volume and expanse leave viewers in a state of admiration. You can walk around the walkways and viewing galleries or avail a boat ride for a panoramic view of the falls. Some of the best viewing sites are located at the foot of the falls in an area called Devil's Throat.
Day 3Spend half a day relaxing a Buenos Aires before heading for a rocking experience down south. If time permits take a quick look at the chic districts of Palermo and Belgrano and walk down the bustling Plaza de Mayo. For all football enthusiasts, a visit to the stadium of La Bombonera and El Monumental is highly recommended. Take an afternoon flight to Bariloche. Spend the evening exploring this stunning Patagonian city that oozes as an aura of European elegance and class. Try some decadent classic chocolate paired with some great wine from the Mendoza region.
Day 4Next up is the visit to the spectacular crystalline blue Nahuel Huapi lake tucked away in the midst of tall mountains and lush green forest in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Avail chairlift to the top for an intricate look of the lake and the surrounding forests and mountains.
Day 5Day 5 starts with an expedition to the most diverse and vivacious region of Argentina, Patagonia. Patagonia is an eclectic mix of tall mountains to live glaciers, dreamy beaches to picture-perfect South American villages. After breakfast at El Calafate, take an early morning cruise to the striking Perito Moreno Glacier. You may even witness cracking and thundering of the glacier and you get closer. Soak yourself in the blueish-green colour ice.
Day 6Head to the port city of Madryn for some thrilling water sports adventures. Try surfing or go for whale watching or simply enjoy the wildlife and vast natural reserve of the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Valdez Peninsular. The best way to end your Argentina trip at the tip of the world in Ushuaia. Take a boat cruise around the Beagle Channel, visit the End of the World Museum or climb up the San Juan de Salvamento Lighthouse for a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean.
Day 7Visit the Tierra del Fuego National Park situated right outside the city of Ushuaia to enjoy the subantarctic vegetation of the region. Finally head to Ushuaia's infamous military prison that now houses the Maritime Museum of Ushuaia.
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What is the best time to visit Argentina?
October to mid-December and April to mid-June are considered to be the best times to visit Argentina.
What are the best places to visit in Argentina?
Some of the best places to visit in Argentina are Buenos Aires, Cordoba Sierras, Talampaya National Park, and Tilcara.
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