ArgentinaSouth America

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This huge South American country isfamous for spectacular waterfalls, the glorious Andes mountain range, wine,tango and the captivating city of Buenos Aires.  

Froman enchanting capital city to sleepy colonial towns, Argentina is truly atraveler’s paradise. South America’s second-largest country features diversenatural scenery, including the snow-capped Andes mountains, magnificentwaterfalls, deserts, sprawling vineyards and lakes. Argentina stretches 2,268miles (3,650 kilometers) from the border of Bolivia to Tierra del Fuego.

Buenos Aires is Argentina’s pulsating heart, afast-paced city that blends European influences with a passion for tango,politics, cafés and nightlife. Discover the changing faces of its colorfulneighborhoods, admire eclectic architectural styles, sample Argentinian steakat a traditional steakhouse and learn to dance the tango. Enjoy a boat tripalong the waterways of the Tigre Deltaor experience gaucho culture in SanAntonio de Areco.

Awayfrom Buenos Aires, the country’s pace slows down and the landscapes grow wilder.To the north, marvel at the majestic IguazúFalls and multicolored cliffs at Quebradade Humahuaca. Visit the colonial city of Salta and travel high in the Andes on the Tren de las Nubes (Train to the Clouds).

Trysome of Argentina's famous wines on a tour of Mendoza’s vineyards and bodegas. Visit Atlantic Coast beach townssuch as Mar de Plata. Travel southalong the foothills of the Andes to SanCarlos de Bariloche, where adventures await in the heart of Argentina’s Lake District.

Argentina’ssouthern region of Patagonia is awilderness of picturesque lakes, mountains and glaciers. Spot penguins at Punta Tombo or dolphins and humpbackwhales from Puerto Madryn on the Peninsula Valdés. Gaze up at thecolossal Perito Moreno Glacier, near El Calafate. Gohiking and skiing in Ushuaia, one ofthe world’s southernmost cities and gateway to Antarctica.

Crossinglarge distances around Argentina can take time, however traveling is easy with Argentina’sexcellent network of buses and flights. From the searing summer heat of thenorth to heavy winter snowfall in the south, Argentina witnesses all four seasonsand is a destination to visit at any time of the year.

Popular cities in Argentina

Buenos Aires featuring a city and a high rise building
Buenos Aires

Known for Dining, Shopping and Tours

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Cordoba featuring street scenes
Cordoba

Known for Museums, Monuments and Opera Houses

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Bariloche featuring a beach, landscape views and a lake or waterhole
San Carlos de Bariloche

Known for Lakes, Mountains and Hiking

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St. Christopher Shipwreck showing a sunset and a bay or harbor
Ushuaia

Known for Tours, Hiking and Nature

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Salta showing music and street performance as well as a small group of people
Salta

Known for Tours, Museums and Mountains

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Mar del Plata Cathedral showing a pond
Mar del Plata

Known for Casinos, Monuments and Natural Parks

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Reasons to visit

Popular things to do in Argentina

Obelisco
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Obelisco

This giant pillar was built to mark the 400th anniversary of the city’s inception. Now, it stands as the most famous icon in Buenos Aires.

Plaza de Mayo
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Plaza de Mayo

Spot historical architecture, witness celebrations and demonstrations, watch interesting people and enjoy free music events at Buenos Aires’ most important square.

Japanese Garden
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Japanese Garden

Take a tranquil stroll around this portal to Japan. The impressive replica of spiritual Zen gardens features lakes, bridges and elegant floral displays.

Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu National Park

Venture to Iguazu Falls and Iguacu Falls—just two of the top sights around Iguazu National Park, a city also notable for its waterfalls and riverfront.

Nahuel Huapi National Park
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Nahuel Huapi National Park

Trek around a vast lake and marvel at the inspiring natural scenery in the first national park set up in Argentina.

Teatro Colon
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Teatro Colon

Visit one of the world’s finest theaters to watch operas, ballets and concerts or take a guided tour of the salons and auditorium.