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Argentina

Argentina

The abundance of sights and sensations is partly due to Argentina’s sheer size, stretching from the tropics in the north to the wilderness of Patagonia. While exotic butterflies and birds grace the rainforests, penguins and whales star in the far south. Both regions are distinctively different from the rolling Pampas where gauchos (cowboys) roam.

Argentina’s history is as varied and colourful as its landscape. The Spanish arrived in the 16th century, putting their indelible cultural stamp on the land. Then last century it was the charismatic, tragic figure of Eva Peron (Evita) who became Argentina’s most famous figure.

She lies buried in the capital, Buenos Aires – a visit to her grave in the Recoleta Cemetery is an essential pilgrimage. But there’s nothing sorrowful about Buenos Aires. This city pulsates with life; with tango dancing in historic San Telmo plazas, the historic football rivalry between La Boca and River Plate, and a sense of wealth and power around Plaza de Mayo.

Beyond the vibrancy of Buenos Aires lies the Iguazu Falls, one of South America’s most spectacular sights with more than 20 kilometres of plummeting, thunderous water. The fascination doesn't just stop at these famous falls, the Iguazu Falls also feeds the surrounding pristine subtropical rainforest, home to a vast array of wildlife including over 500 bird species, 80 mammals and more than 2000 plant species.  





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Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting, charming and fast paced cities of all South American capitals. Although well known for its cultural icons, such as football, Evita and the tango, it’s also a great place to just wander about, people watch, shop or simply soak up the unique European style atmosphere. Nightlife is second to none and local restaurants are a food lover’s delight. The city is squarely divided into ‘barrios’ (neighbourhoods), each with a distinctive identity. Don’t miss the colourful La Boca district, home of the tango, charming San Telmo with its many cafés or Recoleta, the fashionable restaurant and shopping area.

Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls

There are no other waterfalls on this planet that match the absolute magnificence, size or sheer water volumes that tumble over the astonishing Iguazu Falls. Situated near the town of Puerto Iguazu, more than 275 spectacular falls lie just east of the confluence of the Iguazu and Parana rivers. The Argentine side sits above the falls, offering great views across masses of water plunging 70 metres into the abyss below. The surrounding national park is home to 55,000 hectares of pristine subtropical rainforest with many wildlife and plant species. There is nothing quite as enchanting as waking up to jungle noises and the roar of the falls.

Salta
Salta

Salta is perhaps one of the lesser known delights of Latin America, considered to be one of the most beautiful and well-preserved colonial cities. Set in the Lerma Valley in the foothills of the Andes with a pleasant temperature year-round and at just above 1,000 metres. Visit the Cathedral, National University, San Bernardo Convent and take a cable car ride high above the city. It is also the main hub for the amazing Northwest region. Explore the spectacular Humahuaca Gorge famous for its coloured mountain backdrop and Purmamarca to see the Seven Colours Hill and head to Cafayate for more extraordinary red rock formations and wine tasting!





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