Travel Guide to Argentina


Argentina is one of the jewels in the Latin American crown. A vast country stretching 3,500 kilometres from the Bolivian border in the north to Ushuaia and the gateway to Antarctica in the south, it is a place that offers some of the most impressive natural wonders anywhere on earth. It has a world-class tourist infrastructure, with arguably the best cuisine on the continent, and it is safe. But its not just that that makes a trip to Argentina feel so special. The country simply has a redoubtable spirit unlike any other in the region, and nowhere is that more evident than in its lively capital, Buenos Aires.

If Argentina is one of the jewels in the Latin American crown, so the cosmopolitan Buenos Aires is one of the standout cities of the continent. Many gateway cities are just that, and you’re best off getting in and getting out, but not the Argentine capital; this is a destination in its own right that ideally requires at least 3 days to truly explore. A place where the elegance of old Europe crashes against the colourful coast of Latin America, Buenos Aires is a beautiful city, with elegant and impressive architecture, relaxing parks and some great sites. Must see locations include the colourful Bocca district, famous for its brightly painted homes, San Telmo, renowned for its antique market and strange curiosity shops, Palermo, home to some of the city’s most stylish restaurants, hotel and bars, and the smart district of Recoleta, most well-known for its famous cemetery, the final resting place of among others Argentina’s most famous daughter, Eva Peron.

From here heading north the first place you’ll be tempted to visit is one of the country’s many natural wonders… the famous Iguazu Falls.

From here, working our way anti clockwise around the country you’ll come to Corrientes and the Iberia wetlands. Although not commonly visited by international travellers, we at Wild Frontiers love this place and run many trips to the atmospheric estancias where we have fun playing at being gauchos.

From here you come to Cordoba, the country’s second largest city. This is a region known for the pretty Andean foothills into which you can ride or walk.

Next up is the famous wine region of Mendoza. Anyone interested in gastronomy trips should spend at least 3 days here, where, staying at one of the locally-run boutique wineries you can enjoy some world class dining. But Mendoza isn’t only about cuisine… it is also the gateway to hikes up the America’s highest mountain, Aconcagua, and some good horse rides into the low Andes.

Heading north of here is the spectacular coloured mountain desert region of Salta, and the northern routes into Chile and the Atacama Desert, or heading further east you’ll next come to San Martin de los Andes, where you’ll find some wonderful mountain scenery with a few great estancias again offering some great riding, and fishing, experiences this time into the higher Andes.

Now heading south, the next location you’ll come to is one of the countries major highlights, the lake district of Bariloche. Here you can enjoy all manner of activities, from riding and cycling, to kayaking and abseiling, or just relaxing with a nice picnic on one of the regions many lakes.

Heading south on highway 40, passed the fossilised remains of the world’s largest dinosaur, and the famous painted hands at Cueva de las Manos, you come to FitzRoy National Park before hitting one of the most impressive areas on the continent, El Calafate, and the regions wide open steppes and famous glaciers that here crash down into the lakes. There are many such glaciers but perhaps the most famous is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Puerto Moreno glacier.

To the east of the country is Puerto Valdez, from which between October to March the Orca whales can be spotted, and in the very south is Ushuaia, and the gateway to Antarctica. At Wild Frontiers we have relationships with some of the best Antarctic explorer vessels.

Argentina is a huge country and unless you are lucky enough to have a month to travel you are unlikely to see it all in one visit. The important thing is to work out what you’d like to see most, and then let us help you work out the best way to do it.

Although Argentina may not have the level indigenous cultural traditions that Bolivia and Peru enjoy; although it might not have the beaches, colour and sheer razzmatazz that Brazil can boast, Argentina does have a plethora of sites and experiences with which to seduce the visitor. With its dramatic Patagonian steppes, its extraordinary glaciers, its colourful mountains and deserts, its lakes and its coast, Argentina’s landscapes are second to none. Its wildlife is impressive and varied, its cuisine is world class and in its cultured, cosmopolitan capital city, it has one of the most fun metropolises anywhere on the planet.

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  1. r0mi Lu says

    2:44 Mendoza Maravillosa?❤?

  2. Juan crownvirus Mercury says

    Who needs to go on holiday to europe or usa when You got argentina , the most beautiful country in the guorld

  3. iiiheartless says

    looks real nice… honestly anything seems better than america theze dayz…

  4. John Gray says

    You're wrong, you say Argentina is safe, you're wrong, I'm not Argentinian, but live there.
    It's dangerous for tourists and others, get your facts correct before you open your mouth.
    The ladrones " thieves " don't mess about when they rob you, they Will shoot you even if you hand over your valuables. So anyone thinking to visit here after hearing this video, think more than twice before you do. Oh! By the way, I live here with my Argentinian wife in Cordoba City, I tell you this from experience.

  5. GTitan 35 says

    "Jonny here!!!'reminds me of the sw2 channel

  6. flaazevetemendo says

    Argentina has 3779 km from North to South ( La Quiaca to Ushuaia )

  7. Jheremy ZG says

    Love Argentina ?? ❤️ from Peru ❤️

  8. Docksud Avellaneda says

    I ve read comments like we Killed natives back then ..nope… They did …spanish monarchy genocides.. so we launched broking monarchy stablishment up to independence



  10. Lissa Maria Jacob says

    I am working a deed in your days, a deed which you wouldn't believe, even if someone were to explain it to you

  11. Matias Fernandez Moreno says

    3:22 this is jujuy not salta

  12. lautaro says

    che capo donde están las consignas??????

  13. One World says

    Anybody visit Punta Arenas
    Just wander if any car rental???

  14. sandra glenn says

    Did I miss you mention Mar de Plata???

  15. ahmad mohamad says

    Argentina = gays .
    Argentina = gays .
    Argentina = gays .

  16. ahmad mohamad says

    Argentina = gays

  17. Deus MeusEtOmnia2020 says

    Argentina ??⬆️xP ⬆️xP ⬆️xP ⬆️xP ⬆️xP ⬆️xP ⬆️xP

  18. chris bennett says

    South Africa better

    Better landscapes ,most spectacular wild life on the planet ,
    Snow in the winter ,
    Wine vine yards ,table top mountain
    The garden route
    Million times better

  19. Desi Mom in UK says

    ❤️ NICE VIDEO ❤️

  20. Desi Mom in UK says

    ❤️ NICE VIDEO ❤️

  21. Steven Temple says

    I really want to be there. Hopefully one day soon.

  22. Tan Twrs says

    Argentina very beautiful

  23. Jim Elliott says

    My parents lived/worked there for a year and a half when I was a teenager. We went down to visit when school was out and I really loved it. BA, Mendoza, La Cumbrecita, Pinamar. The best beef is clearly found there.

  24. Nick Polak says

    this country looks amazing!

  25. DFC _ok says

    Mi pais, mi Argentina como te amo

  26. Ana Craviotto says

    my country :=)

  27. Mateo I says

    There’s no other country like Argentina ??

  28. Ronald Muñante says

    Sounds good, I want to travel to Argentina this year, niceeee!

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