Our most recommended things to do in Argentina
1. Buenos Aires: Fileteado Porteño San Telmo Tour
Explore the vibrant neighborhood of San Telmo and its famous Filetado art. First developed by the European immigrants to the city, this uniquely Argentinean art style is characterized by stylized lines and flowered, climbing plants, typically used on a variety of objects and ornaments. Start by meeting your guide in a traditional bar, where you will enjoy an Argentinean breakfast of coffee and croissants. Walk around the streets spotting various examples of Filetado. Following this make a souvenir with your own hands. Learn the techniques of filleting by hand with a local artist for a memorable keepsake.
2. Lake Excursion to Victoria Island and Arrayanes Forest
Start the first section of the tour in the Quetrihue Peninsula where you will visit the Arrayanes Forst. After a quick walk, you will arrive at Bosque de Arrayanes where you will stay for 45 minutes and cross the forest on a path that is 2625 feet (800m) long. This trip culminates in the mythical cabin that functions as a tea house. From there you will board the catamaran and resumes your tour as you head to Bahía Anchorena. After several minutes of navigation, the catamaran will arrive at Puerto Anchorena. Once off the boat, you will begin your tour of the island. Among the possible activities, you can take the historical route, which is a 1-hour walk where you will have access to information related to the history of the island and its flora and fauna. The other option is you can trek to Piedras Blancas on a 5 mile (8km) route. You can also visit Toro Beach, where you can see cave pa...
Wonderful day! Very well organized. Raul was very informative and presented himself as genuinely concerned that each person was given the care and information they needed
3. Tierra del Fuego National Park & The End of the World Train
After pickup in Ushuaia, travel towards Tierra del Fuego National Park. Along the way, stop to admire the panoramic views over the Beagle Channel. Cross the river and arrive at the End of the World Station. Choose to ride along the embankment used by the old convict train. Passengers who do not wish to ride the train will wait at the end of the train line. Continue to the national park, an area reserved to protect the native subantarctic flora and fauna. Follow the path through the forest to Lake Roca, a glacial lake framed by mountains and forest. Look out for different native bird species, and spend 30 minutes in this beautiful place. Cross Cormorants Island and visit a beaver dam on the way to Lapataia Bay. See the beautiful coast, and traces of the ancient native settlers that used to live in the region. Walk along the footbridge, take photographs, and enjoy the feeling of being a...
Very nice relaxing pace tour. Luciano the tour guide was well spoken and provided great commentary. , Everything was well organized and informative.
4. Buenos Aires: River Plate Museum Official Ticket and Tour
Undoubtedly, River Plate is the largest stadium of Argentina, encompassing over 37,000 square feet, and its recognition is worldwide. In over 110 years, the institution has lived glorious moments both in sports and as an institution. Founded on November 9th 2009, the River Museum houses the most precious treasures of Club Atlético River Plate history. In light of new technological advancements in Argentina, the museum is also equipped with a 360 cinema where a film that expresses the feeling of millions of fans is shown. Through the Time Tunnel, tourists can chronologically get to know the central leading figures of River Plate, those teams that made the club bigger, the best goals, memorable wins, and the most valuable trophies, all these related to the national and international history of the club. In addition, those who walk the museum will be reminded of the origins of the club, th...
First tour doesn't start till 10:55. Tours are in Spanish and English. Very helpful and friendly guides. You get to walk round the pitch, through changing rooms an press area. There's a small museum as well.
5. Puerto Iguazu: Iguazu Falls Argentinian Side Full-Day Tour
Start the day with a transfer from downtown hotels in Puerto Iguazu to the Iguazu Falls National Park. Your guide will give you information about the park, the waterfalls, flora and fauna of the area so that when you visit the park you will not miss any attraction. Enjoy a full day to explore the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. The park has three main trails, the superior, inferior, and the Devil's Throat, or Garganta Del Diablo. Explore all trails with the convenient ecological train, which is included in the entrance fee. See the vast amount of waterfalls, experiencing their power and beauty up close. If you are feeling more adventurous, hike along the Macuco trail, a pedestrian and self-guided route that enters the jungle and takes you to the territory of the Caí monkeys, where you can enjoy a close encounter with these expressive, restless, and very curious animals. See the...
Speechless! 100 times better than Niagara Falls. Very easy to walk around. On the day I booked the additional boat trip to get close to the falls and I didn't regret it. Make sure you take a towel and note you'll get extremely wet so take flip flops to change into for the boat trip. There is a lot of walking but the waterfalls are massive. Plenty of time given for slow walkers.
6. From Salta: Cafayate Day Trip with Wine Tasting
After departing from central Salta, head south into the stunning, red-tinged lands of rock formations and towering cliffs. The trip begins south of the province, where you’ll soak up some local culture by visiting the historic villages of the Lerma Valley. Afterwards, head to the Quebrada de las Conchas, a canyon of curiously shaped rocks, eroded for centuries by water flow and strong winds. Marvel at the complex rock formations within the ravine, from the Devil’s Throat, to the Amphitheater, to The Castles, among many other spectacular displays. After a thorough exploration, head to Cafayate to visit a vineyard to taste some of the best wines that the region has to offer, including Torrontés. After the tasting, you’ll head back to Salta through the Quebrada de las Conchas.
this trip was ok, everything was as advertised. The guides English was ok but I have had guides who spoke better English. The main thing that keeps this from getting a better rating is the bus showed up 45 minutes late with no communication that it was behind and they didn't eve apologize for being so late.
7. Iguazu Falls: Gran Aventura Boat and Argentinian Falls Tour
Your Gran Aventure adventure begins with pickup from your hotel, then heads into Iguazu National Park. Board your boat for the tour and sail up close to the powerful cascading waterfalls. Feel the thrill of adrenaline rush through your body as you admire these imposing and magnificent waterfalls. Don’t be afraid to get a little wet too and embrace the odd splash or two! After the excitement of the boat ride, spend the rest of the day exploring the waterfall’s stunning surrounding jungle. First enjoy a thrilling 4×4 ride through the park, and listen to your guide share information about the park itself, the waterfalls, the region’s native flora and fauna, and more. Next, set off for a stroll through the park which has 3 main trails — the Superior, the Inferior, and the Devil’s Throat. Discover the natural wonders of the park on each of the trails as you ride on the park’s convenient eco...
Getting onto the river as close as possible to the waterfalls was awesome. Going beneath a couple of them was great and the surprise in the whitewater rapids was exhilarating. I only wish it was possible to get beneath Gargantua falls without risking pour lives!!!
8. Glaciers Gourmet Experience: Full-Day Cruise with Lunch
Sail in luxury around Southern Patagonia's Los Glaciares National Park during this full-day sightseeing cruise. Board at La Soledad Port, before visiting the stunning Escuadra Bay and the Condor Nesting Wall. Watch these beautiful birds in action. Marvel at the majestic natural wonders of the Seco, Heim and Spegazzini Glaciers from the catamaran's four outer decks. Disembark at "Puesto Las Vacas" station for a short walk. Then, visit Upsala Canal, and enjoy panoramic views of the spectacular Upsala and Bertracchi Glaciers. Indulge in a gourmet lunch onboard. Admire the cruiser's glacier-themed decorations, which bring nature indoors. Let your kids play in the recreation area, which features illustrations of the National Park’s native fauna. Navigate along Canal de los Témpanos towards the Northern face of the Perito Moreno Glacier, and disembark at La Soledad Port.
An option to get off at Perito Moreno glacier to explore the walks and offer a convenient way to return to the hotel by road instead of the boat.
9. From Salta: Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca & Los Colorados Hike
After departing from central Salta, drive through the picturesque towns of Yala, Volcán, and Tumbaya. On the way, stop at the Seven Colors Hill viewpoint to appreciate the wonderful views of the multi-hued mountain illuminated by the sun. Arrive in the magical village of Purmamarca at the base of the Seven Colors Hill. Start by ascending the slopes of Cuesta del Lipán, Cuesta del Saladillo, and Abra de Potrerillos. Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife including vicunas and llamas along the way. When you reach 4,150 m above sea level, be dazzled by the Salinas Grandes - a spectacular white salt plain which creates a striking contrast with the blue sky. Spend about 45 minutes at the salt plain taking in the breathtaking views. Follow the trail back to Purmamarca where you will have free time for lunch (not included in the tour price). Take the opportunity to stroll through the charm...
Amazing experience. The opportunity to see how the landscape changes from Salta Capital to Salinas Grandes is really great and everything went as expected. The only thing to mention is that Salinas Grandes itself is not as nice as we were expecting. The trip to get there is what really makes your day together with the guide’s explanation in order to understand why the landscape is as it is. Would certainly recommend this!
10. Perito Moreno Glacier with Optional Nautical Safari
Start your day with pick up from your hotel and head out on Route 11, bordering Lake Argentino. Travel 80 kilometers from El Calafate to the Moreno Glacier. On the drive out of El Calafate, you can see beautiful Lake Argentino with its Redonda Bay and try to spot its wide variety of birds. Within the first 40 kilometers, you’ll travel through the Patagonian Steppe, then enter the national park. You will arrive at the “Curva de los Suspiros” or “Sigh Curve”, the first panoramic viewpoint of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Enjoy a short stop to take pictures before moving on to Bajo las Sombras Port. You will have the option of taking an additional one-hour boat trip through the southern arm of the Iceberg Channel in order to see different views of the Perito Moreno Glacier Wall. Back at the Port, a system of balconies and footbridges allow you to enjoy walks along different paths and to take...
The pick up was on time. The staff were professional and very friendly, and gave great commentary and explanations of glaciers. The day was well paced the lunch was fantastic and the time spent at each point of interest was ideal. If you are short on time this must be the one you start with during your stay..
When in Buenos Aires, Tango! Tango, which was designated a world heritage of humanity by UNESCO in 2009, was born in the poor districts of Buenos Aires. Visitors to Buenos Aires can take tango lessons, enjoy a delicious dinner, and dance the night away at one of the many tango clubs located in the La Boca neighborhood.
Sports fans will want to visit the home fields of the rival soccer teams Boca Juniors and River Plate. Located in La Boca and the Belgrano districts, respectively, both stadiums feature museums and tours are available which will take you into preferential seating and other privileged areas.
Visitors should take advantage of their time in Buenos Aires by learning some Spanish. Short courses are available which will teach basics of the language and culture. Learning a little Spanish will make a visit to Argentina even more fulfilling.
The areas outside the city of Buenos Aires are well worth exploring. Day trips to Argentine ranches, or estancias, often feature horse riding, authentic meals, and the opportunity to watch gauchos at work. Another nearby trip is to the island town of Tigre. Tigre is a popular getaway for residents of Buenos Aires and is home to The Naval Museum, numerous rowing clubs, and lavish mansions.
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