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Argentina vacations invariably start in the country's capital city, Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires the "Paris of South America", but although this manages to invoke the romantic cafes and vibrant cultural scene, it doesn't manage to do justice to Buenos Aires’s unique charms. This is an exceptionally beautiful city. Areas such as leafy Palermo have charisma by the bucket-load, while the crumbling, rustic streets of San Telmo will surely enchant.
Nearby cities Cordoba and Rosario are also notable and worth a visit. Both are lively areas full of students that offer a great nightlife and good cafes. Rosario is also the city in which Ernesto 'Che' Guavara and Lionel Messi were born, so there's plenty to research there.
To the north of Buenos Aires, on the border of Brazil and Argentina, is Iguazu Falls. There are few places on earth more impressive than these Goliath-like falls that span two countries. The Argentinian side is, according to general opinion, the slightly more impressive side thanks to the proximity to the waterfalls. Be sure to bring a raincoat, you're likely to get splashed.
Heading towards the border of Argentina and Bolivia you'll find Argentina to be much more arid. Here the main jump-off point is Salta, which itself is a charming colonial city. Tours are available from here to the Mountain of Seven Colors and Argentina's famous salt flats in Jujuy.
Mendoza, located on the border of Chile and Argentina, is the country's wine capital and the choice of possible destinations for wine connoisseurs. The city itself is leafy and attractive, but its real appeal is the surrounding countryside where the wineries are located. Huge mountains loom in the distance, making cycling tours of the area an unforgettable experience. You'll be able to visit traditional, bespoke wineries that produce unique wines, as well as large, modern wineries that employ the latest techniques.
Moving south you'll find Patagonia, Argentina's pièce de résistance when it comes to hiking and nature tours. This is a sprawling, beautiful region of mountains, glaciers, lakes, forests and rustic lodges that is in equal parts romantic and thrilling. Bariloche is a good stop off on the way, and one of the most visited cities in Argentina. It's a great place to begin your exploration of the area before you head further south. At the very bottom of the region, South America's most southerly climes, you'll find the Perito Moreno Glacier. This is one of Argentina's most iconic sites, and a must-visit destination.
We just returned from 18 day trip to Argentina. We’ve arrived to Buenos Aires and travelled to El Calafate, then to Salta province, then to Iguazu and back to BA. Lujan made plenty of interesting suggestions, and created an excellent itinerary for us. Despite our time difference, the emails were answered quickly, and our questions and concerns were promptly addressed. Our transfers and excursion pickups were always on time, and generally the quality of the local services and hotels was very good. This was one of our best travels, and we are grateful to Lujan for helping us.Read More Read More Less
Hotels, drivers, guides, and more were excellent. Gwen did a wonderful job planning and orchestrating our trip. Ranch outside of El Califate was the highlight of our trip. Riding horses at Lake Argentina with snow covered Andes in the background can not be matchedRead More Read More Less
Our trip was planned perfectly, and importantly, it was seamless.
Lujan is amazing, when we first came into contact I was skeptical of giving money to someone ive never met before however now that the trip us over and I reflect back, Lujàn took care of every detail and delivered everything she said she would. As a solo traveller through patagonia who didn't know the language I would call if an issue or misunderstanding arose and she always took care of it. I give her 5 stars.Read More Read More Less