Tucked away at the end of the world, Argentina has something for everyone. For outdoor enthusiasts, there's horseback riding in gaucho country and sailing in the Strait of Magellan; for history lovers and literary travelers, there's tango in Buenos Aires and Jesuit missions in the mountains. For foodies and wine drinkers, well—where should we begin? Read on for the top 10 regions to explore on your trip to Argentina.
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The southernmost city on earth, Ushuaia is just 600 miles north of Antarctica—Buenos Aires, by comparison, is more than twice as far away. Facing the Beagle Channel and backed by jagged mountain peaks, this remote but welcoming city is the gateway to the dramatic Andean landscapes of Tierra del Fuego. Our guide will help you plan your trip and find the best that Ushuaia has to offer.
Mendoza, Argentina is renowned throughout the world for its wine. But there's more to this beautiful region, located at the edge of the Andes, than sipping and swirling. Go sightseeing in the city, soak in thermal pools, bike through the vineyards, or venture to Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the western hemisphere.
Iguazú National Park is the home of Argentina's greatest natural attraction: the spectacular series of cascades known as Iguazú Falls. Among the largest waterfall systems on the planet, they're a highlight of any visit to South America. Travelers can experience Iguazú many ways, from jungle trekking and bird-watching to photography and boating adventures on the river. Read on for more information and expert advice.
Flanked by mountains and facing a shimmering, ice-blue lake, El Calafate is one of the most popular destinations in Patagonia. This small, welcoming city is the gateway to a spectacular section of Los Glaciares National Park. This guide will help you plan your trip and find the best El Calafate has to offer.
In the shadow of one of the most spectacular stretches of the Andes, El Chaltén is the undisputed trekking capital of Argentina. This guide will help you plan your trip and find the best that this Patagonian town has to offer.
Have just one day in Buenos Aires? Plan on waking up early and going to bed late. It's the only way to fit in the modern art, cathedrals, and classic cafés—and still have time to linger over leisurely meals, Argentine-style. From morning sightseeing to late-night bar-hopping, here's the best plan for spending 24 hours in Buenos Aires.
Sometimes called the "Paris of the South," Buenos Aires is renowned for its sophistication and culture. From European architecture and historic cafés to a fabulous food scene, the Argentine capital has plenty to offer visitors. Read on for an overview of the best sights, tips on where to stay, and key transportation information.