The world’s eighth largest country, Argentina enchants travelers with its beautiful scenery, vast landscapes, passionate tango, delicious steaks and tasty wines. From the spectacular Iguazú Waterfalls in the far north, to windswept and lonely Tierra del Fuego in the south, the country has something for everyone. But all of these places wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for the Argentines who, with their friendly and outgoing nature invite travelers to share their passion for life.
A trip to Argentina usually involves passing at least briefly through Buenos Aires. With its sizzling nightlife, countless cultural attractions and not to forget the world-famous tango shows, this capital city is definitely worth a visit. Among the other attractions are whale-watching near the Valdés Peninsula, a visit to the picturesque lake-district near Bariloche or the every-moving thundering Perito Moreno Glacier and the tasting of some of the country’s most exquisite wines in the Mendoza wine region.
Of course Argentina has much more to offer: the Andes are a must-see for every traveller. Forming the western border with Chile, the world’s second highest mountain range stretches from Bolivia in the north the Darwin Range in Tierra del Fuego. The colorful mountains of the Quebrada de Humahuaca valley near Salta, the awe striking peak of the Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside of the Himalayans and the peaks of Fitzroy Range, a mountaineer’s haven, are just some of the spots not to be missed.
Although Argentina boasts a variety of climates, there is a region ideal to visit during every season of the year. The weather in the northern parts, as well as Buenos Aires is most pleasant during spring and fall. During summer (December to March), mild temperatures make for an ideal time to travel Patagonia, whereas the winter (June to September) is the country’s prime skiing season.
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