Endowed with a panorama of soaring glacial mountains, clear deep blue lakes, and striking pine forests, Bariloche serves as the central hub for Argentina's breathtaking lake region.
Just a two hour flight from Buenos Aires, hiking, climbing, boating, white water rafting, horseback riding, and summer skiing are all available in this extraordinarily beautiful setting.
Day trips to the peaks, glaciers, and nearby Nahuel Huapi National Park and accommodations resemble finest European Alpine lodges, makes Bariloche one of the world's most exquisite locations, and our flexible itineraries make it easy to link Bariloche and Patagonia with Argentina's other stellar destinations like Iguazu Falls, the wine country of Mendoza and Salta, Ushuaia-Tierra Del Fuego, and Bueno Aires, one of the world's most exciting cities.
Built in the image of the great European cities, Buenos Aires is Argentina's cultural epicenter, known for its music and dance, its cuisine, fine wines, and vibrant night life. Although it has retained much of its Colonial European influence the design and architecture in Bueno Aires reflects influences not only from Spain, but in many cases Paris, Rome and other Euro capitals as well.
Buenos Aires is divided into neighborhoods or barrios, each with its own personality and unique flavor, and cafes, tango bars, clubs, restaurants, museums, and great shopping will make any visit to Buenos Aires fly by.
So whether you are headed from here to the splendor of Patagonia, the wine region, or the majesty of Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires is a city that will remain in your memory long after the last tango has ended.
El Calafate is the portal for Los Glaciers National Park, the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier and the massive Upsala formation. It is also, a requisite stop for those traveling on to Argentina's hiking and climbing mecca, El Chalten and Mount Fitz Roy, a four hour drive to the north.
This town of nearly 8,000 offers a full range of services and resources for travelers, including fine accommodations and commercial flights to Bariloche, Ushuaia and Buenos Aires.
El Calafate a key component for most Patagonian odysseys, and particularly popular with adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
El Chalten is a small picturesque village surrounded by glaciers, lagoons, and indescribably beautiful mountains with phenomenal climbing, camping, horseback riding, fishing, rafting, and a fantastic array of plant and wildlife species.
At over 11,000 ftabove sea level, Mount Fitz Roy looms high above El Chalten at a meer 1325 Ft making this one of the most breathtakingly scenic locations imaginable.
Approximately 4 hours from El Calafate, the village was built in 1985 specifically to accommodate the Hikers, Climbers, and outdoor enthusiasts.
El Chalten is about the mountains, and there are excellent accommodations available here that are designed to help you maximize your experience of this magical place.
This is an opportunity to experience the Gaucho culture of the Pampas region, in the gracious environment of an
18th century "Estancia". These traditional Argentine ranches feature grand haciendas that exude comfort, personalized service, and delicious cuisine, including customary barbeque of free range Estancia raised beef.
Only an hour and a half from Buenos Aires, the Estancias are a perfect respite from the exhilaration of Buenos Aires, or exploring Argentina's other extraordinary destinations, and steeping yourself in an important aspect of Argentina's unique heritage.
Considered by many the world's most spectacular waterfall, Iguazu is also one of Argentina's most popular and impressive destinations.
Shared by Argentina and Brazil (Iguassu), Iguazu Falls is second only to Niagara Falls in flow, and is actually 275 individual falls that make it uncommonly accessible. It's unique shape creates spellbinding views with dramatic walkways that afford visitors unsurpassed panoramic vistas.
The Iguazú National Park which encompasses the falls, occupies 212 square miles of tropical forests with stunning varieties of ferns, orchids, begonias, butterflies, exotic birds, and fascinating animal species.
Iguazu Falls is a must see Argentinean destination, with accommodations for every taste, from modern resorts, with spas and thermal baths, to exquisite jungle lodges with on-sight access to the areas lush tropical forests.
The province of Mendoza is home to nearly 70% of Argentina's vineyards, and wine tourism has become the areas number one attraction.
Mendoza also offers visitors a wide range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts, trips to the fascinating Inca bridges, the hot springs of Puente del Inca, and serves as portal for the massive Mount Aconcagua,the world's highest peak outside of Asia.
Accommodations in Mendoza City include beautifully restored colonial properties, smaller boutiques, and charming lodges nestled in heart of wine country.
Mendoza's mild and dry climate is an added bonus, and Mendoza can be linked to a variety of other great destinations.
Founded by Welsh immigrants in 1865, Puerto Madryn is located on the tranquil shores of the Golfo Nuevo, in the shadow of the extraordinary Peninsula Valdes, one of the most important marine mammal, and bird habitats in the entire southern hemisphere, and the area's most popular destinations.
This is an exceptional opportunity to observe some of the world's most fascinating animals both in the unusually clear waters, and on the shores of this exceptionally pristine environment.
Puerto Madryn has a wide range of comfortable accommodations, many with spa and health club services, Or immerse yourself in the unspoiled environment, at an all inclusive estancia in the heart of Peninsula Valdes. Either way Puerto Madryn-Peninsula Valdes will be a sensational experience, and a perfect component in a memorable Argentinean vacation.
Nowhere in Argentina has the Colonial influence and old world charm been preserved as it has in Salta, an enchanting city of 500,000 inhabitants characterized by beautiful multi-colored mountains and canyons, fabulous dry sub tropical weather, colonial architecture, and a warm and welcoming environment.
Salta shares borders with Bolivia, Paraguay, and Chile, and boasts an extensive variety of activities for eco tourists, wine lovers, photographers, and anyone fascinated by colonial and contemporary Argentinean culture.
There are lots of great daytrips available including the awesome 'Train To The Clouds', a 16 hour tour through some of Argentina's most beautiful landscapes.
The city of Salta has outstanding accommodations, or you can experience nature and local culture at a one of the area's working Estancias, surrounded by the natural rhythms of Andean foothills.
Wherever you stay in Salta you'll be happy you made the trip.
Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world, and along with the spectacular Tierra del Fuego is one of the most interesting and compelling destinations in Argentina. Ushuaia is a portal, not only for Tierra del Fuego, but also for the nearby Martial Mountains, and Antarctica. And it serves as a picturesque base of operations for hikers, climbers, skiers and eco-tourists drawn by the gorgeous scenery, varying terrain, and abundant wildlife. Most visitors here ride on the 'Train to The End Of The World', a one of a kind trip to Tierra del Fuego National Park, on a small steam engine powered train with stunning panoramic views.
Accommodations here combine the exquisite landscapes with comfort and service, some with spas and health clubs, while other more rustic properties feature beautiful remote locations that accentuate the harmony of the unspoiled natural environment, and
keep in mind that Ushuaia has up to 18 hours of daylight during the summer months, but very little during the winter, so plan accordingly.
The wine-making region in Argentina is located along the country's western border. It spreads from the Cafayate Valley, high up in Salta, through Mendoza, in the center, to the protected Rio Negro Valley, in Patagonia, spanning a variety of climates and soils that makes each region a unique land. The land of good sun and of good wine, as Mendoza is known, is the most important wine growing region of the country.
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