DISCOVER VERSATILE ARGENTINA
Argentina is colourful, cheerful and has something to offer everyone! It covers nearly half of South America and is one of the largest countries in the world. The west is characterised by the overwhelming Andes mountain range, on the border with Chile. The north is partially subtropical with rainforests and waterfalls but also boasts rough landscapes with cactus fields, rough red maintain ranges and coloured mineral mountains! The east and central part of the country are covered by pampas, with endless meadows and Gauchos. And the south includes Patagonia, with its glaciers, lakes, barren steppes and enormous mountains.
Where do you start your trip in such an enormous land? Naturally, that depends on your wishes. Do you want to be overwhelmed by untamed nature or do you prefer lively cities; a combination is also possible!
Emerge yourself in the metropolis of Buenos Aires and admire Evita or the colourful district of Palermo with cute boutiques, terraces and delicious steaks. Or see the tango dancers dance through the streets in San Telmo. You can also explore the city by bike. Travel to the waterfalls that form the natural border between Brazil and Argentina (Iguaçu). Are you open to even more forces of nature? From the most southern city in the world of Ushuaia, it’s possible to make cruises to Antarctica, an you can also make amazing hikes to World’s end. Should you feel like experiencing some more culture after all this greenery? There’s plenty to do in a city trip as well. Mendoza, for example. This is the wine city of Argentina, with the famous Malbec. Bariloche is also worth visiting, Awarded by National Geographic as the best lake district. It’s a great place for horse riding, mountain biking and hiking.
A few of the possibilities
Sail past the largest glaciers in the world, like the Perito Moreno or experience the colourful street art and Latino vibes in Buenos Aires. Walk through the amazing Andes or gallop with a gaucho across the green tundra. Visit authentic vineyards in Mendoza and dine on the largest steaks. Up for adventure? The landscape around Salta is characterised by rough rock formations, cactuses and coloured mineral mountains, which can be discovered with a tour or on your own by motorcycle or car.
- The seasons are opposite to those in the Netherlands. Due to the vast expanse of the country, Argentina has many climates, varying from very humid and warm in the subtropical north to rain and wind in the far south.
- Most commonly spoken language is Spanish.
- You pay using the Argentinian Peso.