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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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