28 September 2016

 

Amazing things to do in
Argentina

Argentina

Sights and sounds of Argentina

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Brazilian Falls Tour
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Brazilian Falls Tour

See the other side of the Falls

If you want to get close to one of the world's greatest and most picturesque waterfalls then this trip is a must while visiting Argentina. The mighty Iguassu Falls are one of nature's natural wonders and any trip to get within touching distance of the torrents of white water - remember the film The Mission - makes for a really memorable experience.

After entering the Iguassu National Park there's an eight mile drive to the point where your walking tour begins. During the walk you will have a panoramic view of the falls and almost at the end there's a cat-walk where, besides getting wet with the mist, you are incredibly close to the stunning Devil's Throat section of the Falls.


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Tango Show and Dinner - Viejo Almacén
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Tango Show and Dinner - Viejo Almacén

Tango in the night

Declared a Place of Cultural Interest, El Viejo Almacen was already there at the birth of the tango. Now this great dance show which is famous across the world relives the old times of the tango and takes you back to the days of "malevos" and "arrabales" in the soil where the tango set its first roots… the city of Buenos Aires.

While staying in Argentina's beautiful capital city a visit to this tango show at the El Viejo Almacen is an absolute must. As well as seeing the stunning dancers performing their athletic and intimate routines, you will enjoy a fabulous three course dinner with drinks making this a real night to remember as you are caught up in the romance of the tango.

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Andes Crossing Mendoza - Santiago
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Andes Crossing Mendoza - Santiago

Mountain adventure

There is so much to see and do when visiting Argentina that it's tempting not to plan too many excursions or stray far from the magnificent buildings, lovely green parks, superb restaurants and great buzzing nightspots in the capital city Buenos Aires. But while there it is always worth doing something different and this trip across the Andes is very special.

You begin your bus journey in Mendoza and on the six hour journey across the mighty Andes you will see breathtaking sights as you travel along one of the world's most spectacular roads. After this memorable trip you arrive in Santiago, the capital of Chile, where you can stay and see the sights before perhaps doing the same trip in reverse.

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Half Day Buenos Aires City Tour
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Half Day Buenos Aires City Tour

See all the sights

This tour will allow you to discover all the magic of the capital of Argentina. You will be able to appreciate the magnificence of the Northem Neighborhood, Palermo and the beauty of its parks and buildings, the promenade by the Ríver Plate and the imposing Colon Theatre, one of the five most important opera houses in the world.

As you are driven around you will also see the peculiar architecture of buildings such as the Palace of Justice, the National Congress, the Cabildo (Old Town Hall) and the Pink House (Government House). Stops are also made at Old San Telmo, residence of the aristocracy until the turn off the century and the colourful district of La Boca. You can take this tour in the morning or afternoon.

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Safari La Gran Aventura
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Safari La Gran Aventura

Make this your Mission

In Argentina's Iguassu National Park you can ride on one of the big trucks specially adapted to this tour as you are taken to explore five miles of the humid sub tropical forest on the banks of the Iguazu River, downstream from the famous Falls. From here you board special high speed boats that take you for an unforgettable experience - the direct and wet contact with the mighty Iguassu Falls.

If you have seen the awarding winning film The Mission you will appreciate the power of this incredible natural wonder. After this amazing experience you return by boat to the base of the Falls, then take a catwalk that connects to the lower visitor circuit. You can also take this tour in reverse starting with the walk and ending with the jungle truck ride.

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Argentinian Falls Tour
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Argentinian Falls Tour

The Falls are calling

On this full day tour of the Argentinean side of the mighty Iguassu Falls you will experience one of the wonders of the world, which culminates in the impressive Garganta del Diablo (Devils Throat), where the Iguazu River crashes down almost 80 meters offering a breathtaking sight. From the visitors centre you can walk around misty trails and catwalks or board a train for a picturesque ride.

From the upper circuit of the falls you have the best panoramic views of the Iguassu National Park. Leaving from Cataratas station, you walk along the catwalk on the upper section of the river stopping when you arrive at the balcony on the Devils Throat, the biggest of all the falls that make up this stunning panorama.

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Cathedral Mountain
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Cathedral Mountain

Peak of perfection

This great tour starts at Bustillo Avenue and after passing Playa Bonita, you turn and travel for nine miles before arriving at the Cathedral's base. Cathedral Mountain gets its name from the granite spires which look like a gothic cathedral. It is also one of the most important ski resorts in Argentina, offering many facilities for winter sports enthusiasts.

From the base you can take a chairlift or a cable car ride to the top to take in the beautiful views. If the conditions are right, you can then put on a pair of skis or pick up a snowboard and tackle some of the runs. In summer this trip is equally rewarding and the vistas from the top of Cathedral mountain are simply stunning.

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Full Day Tigre and Delta Cruise
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Full Day Tigre and Delta Cruise

Take to the water

There is so much to see and do in Argentina's beautiful capital city Buenos Aires that it's tempting not to stray too far from the magnificent buildings, lovely green parks, superb restaurants and great buzzing nightspots. But while visiting it is always worth doing something different and this full day trip out on the water makes for the perfect adventure.

You will visit the coast area of Buenos Aires, starting by Avenue del Libertador, Costanera, and River Plate stadium. Passing through the Presidencial House of Olivos, you arrive at San Isidro where you have time to visit its attractions. Then continue to Tigre where you begin your navigation between the rivers. Finish the trip with an excellent lunch in Tigre or Puerto Madero.

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Upsala & Spegazzini Glacier Express Cruise
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Upsala & Spegazzini Glacier Express Cruise

Sail to the glaciers

You leave on this adventure from Punta Bandera and sail through the northern section of Lake Argentino to the Glacier Upsala where you spend around half an hour cruising along the glacier face

After going through the Devil’s Mouth, the narrowest sector of the lake which leads to the North Arm, the boat heads West. Meanwhile, the landscape turns into forests and high mountain tops with hanging glaciers.
Finally enters the Spegazzini Channel where the highest glacier in the whole National Park lies. Its walls are 130 metres tall and it has a length of 25 km.
The whole excursion lasts approximately 5 hours before the boats return to the port.

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Fiesta Gaucha With Lunch
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Fiesta Gaucha With Lunch

Full marks for these Gauchos

Drive through the typical landscape of the Argentina humid Pampa, one of the most fertile natural prairies in the world, and arrive at a ranch where a super lunch of roast meat and pies and good local wine is waiting. Then relax and watch a a show with folk songs and dances and an exhibition of the gaucho's abilities with riding and taming horses and the use of the lasso.

There is so much to see and do in Argentina's beautiful capital city Buenos Aires that it's tempting not to stray too far from the magnificent buildings, lovely green parks, superb restaurants and great buzzing nightspots. But while visiting it is always worth doing something different and this full day trip out to meet the gauchos on the pampas makes for the perfect adventure.

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Rojo Tango
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Rojo Tango

It takes two to tango

From the moment you enter the plush Faena Hotel you realise that Rojo Tango is not your average dinner and show. You'll be greeted with a glass of champagne before an excellent three-course meal is served, setting the scene for a sexy and intimate show, albeit one that doesn't really break any rules. The famous Rojo Tango Show and Dinner at the exclusive Faena Hotel is a real must night time treat in Buenos Aires.

An evening of unforgettable tango awaits with incredible costumes, six couples dancing, two singers, and lots more performers. The Faena is one of the most exclusive hotels in the city and this show is popular with locals and tourists alike.There isn't a bad seat in the house as you are always close to the stage. This is the ultimate tango experience that one longs for in Buenos Aires.

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Perito Moreno Glacier
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Perito Moreno Glacier

Real cool experience

Leave your hotel in Buenos Aires early in the morning and travel the 60 miles to El Calafate city on a gravel road. Towering over Lake Argentino in a blaze of colours, you will get magnificent views of this impressive glacier. Stop several times to take photos in strategic places where your guides will explain the general features of the glacier and give specific details of Perito Moreno's flora and fauna.

Your then spend around four hours on the glacier balconies, walking along pathways and admiring it from different viewpoints. There is so much to see and do when visiting Argentina that it's tempting not to plan too many excursions or stray far from the magnificent buildings, lovely green parks and superb restaurants in Buenos Aires. But this trip to the Perito Moreno Glacier is a real treat.

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Wine Cellars Half Day Tour with Lunch
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Wine Cellars Half Day Tour with Lunch

Get a taste for the wine

No stay in Argentina is complete without at least one visit to a vineyard to see and sample some of the fine wines that come out of the country today. On this tour you will see how the grapes are cultivated in the vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu using the same irrigation techniques inherited from the ancient peoples, the Huarpes.

They managed to transform the desert floor into a large productive oasis where the prestigious wineries that have made Argentinian wine so popular today now flourish. On this tour you visit two wineries, where you are shown the methods and processes of vinification and manufacturing, bottling and labelling of wines. Have lunch at one and try some of the vintages suggested by the sommellier.

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Tronador and National Park
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Tronador and National Park

Picture perfect park

Get ready to be amazed. This very special tour will take you to one of the most beautiful areas of the Nahuel Huapi National Park, where you'll visit forests, lakes, beaches, mountains and waterfalls, as well as see the highest mountain in the area, Tronador, which rises to 3,478 meters above sea level and forms a natural frontier between Argentina and Chile.

Besides the magnificent scenery, there are unusual natural wonders such as the "black glacier" Ventisquero Negro, which originates from the spotless white ice at the top of the Tronador. This is the source of River Manso, a typical mountain river that winds down to the Pacific Ocean flowing over rapids and waterfalls such as the renowned Los Alerces Cascade, and linking up a range of beautiful lakes.

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Day Visit to Colonia with Lunch
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Day Visit to Colonia with Lunch

A day in Uruguay

While staying in the capital city Buenos Aires it's well worth making this excursion into the neighbouring country of Uruguay, and the charming town of Colonia. Leave on a fast ferry for the 40 mile trip to the east bank of the River Plate and enjoy a superb lunch and a tour of the historical part of Colonia before stopping at the Real de San Carlos-Bullring.

Colonia is an irresistibly picturesque town enshrined as a Unesco World Heritage site. Its Barrio Historico, an irregular colonial-era nucleus of narrow cobbled streets, occupies a small peninsula jutting into the river. Pretty rows of sycamores offer protection from the summer heat and the riverfront provides a venue for spectacular sunsets.

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Estancia Cristina With Lunch
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Estancia Cristina With Lunch

The upside of Upsala

There is so much to see and do when visiting Argentina that it's tempting not to plan too many excursions or stray far from the magnificent buildings, lovely green parks, superb restaurants and great buzzing nightspots in the capital city Buenos Aires. But while there it is always worth doing something different and this full day trip out on the water makes for the perfect adventure.

You will be taken on a memorable voyage among the giant icebergs and stunning scenery overlooking the western front of the beautiful Upsala glacier and then through the Cristina Canal to the Estancia, where you leave your vessel. Then enjoy a guided walk up to Caterina River, visit the chapel and tour around the Estancia before sitting down to a delicious lunch.

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Tierra Del Fuego and End of World Train
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Tierra Del Fuego and End of World Train

The end of the line

You've been on plenty of railway journeys, but how about taking a train to the end of the world? The entrance to Tierra del Fuego National Park is 10 miles from Ushuaia. It is the only park with a maritime coast in the country and here you can find firebushes, beech trees, box-leafed barberries and exotic flowers such as orchids and other species.

After your train journey follow a road around the mountains and see the peat bogs and the beaver dams before arriving at the Lapataia River. Once across you have great views of Laguna Verde where the upland geese and ibis come every summer. Take a long walk along a path up to Laguna Negra or the Beavers Path and stop at the the Yamana kitchen, an interesting archaeological site.

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Minitrekking Perito Moreno Glacier
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Minitrekking Perito Moreno Glacier

The ice fans cometh!

This excursion begins in the port around five miles from the Mirador glacier. Board your ship and sail across Lago Rico arriving at the south where you will be met by an experienced guide who will organise your party into groups. Then begin a 20 minute walk along the lakeshore until you reach the glacier where you will put on crampons for your trek on the ice.

Then you spend around three memorable hours on the glacier during which you will have the chance to appreciate the amazing variety of the ice formations. You can take this adventurous trip on any day of the week and the bilingual mountain guides are on hand at all times to make sure of your safety and enjoyment on the glacier.

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