Argentina is one of the most extensive Spanish-speaking territories on the planet. It’s a country where a diversity of climates, environments and cultural attractions come together, and where their scientific expertise, as well as for their cultural expression are a source of pride.
Four seasons, all year round. At the same time, throughout the country, you can experience summer, autumn, winter and spring, depending on where you are.
Iguazú Falls (Cataratas). One of the most impressive waterfalls in the world, Iguazú Falls is considered one of the 7 wonders of nature for its dazzling beauty and sheer size.
Not just any river. The widest. The Río de La Plata is the widest in the world and it is quite an experience to take a plane to cross it.
Mountains. The Andes. Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas and it is a challenge for all climbers who come year after year to conquer its summit.
The Southern Fuegian Railway. Trochita is an old train, made of wood, famously known as the Train of the End of the World, the southernmost functioning train in the world. Its name comes from the short distance it has between its rails (trocha).
Whales and penguins. During September in Puerto Madryn you can be within arm’s reach of a whale and all year round you can visit Punta Tombo, a penguin colony with a population of over one million.
Desert. The Valley of the Moon, in the province of San Juan, is one of the most fascinating, photogenic and largest deserts in existence. It has even been used to film dozens of films due to its similarity to the moon’s surface.
Salt flats. Countless salt flats spread out in high valleys of the Andes. Among the most arid, the ‘Salar del Hombre Muerto’ stands out.
Volcanoes. The highest volcanoes in the world are grouped in the province of Catamarca, where a series of volcanic cones over 6000m are topped by the highest in the world, the Ojos del Salado, at 6890m.
Lakes. The Patagonian mountain range is characterised by hundreds of green and blue glacially formed crystalline lakes, framed by snowy peaks and leafy coniferous and nothofagus forests, also forming the Valdivian temperate rainforest, the southernmost in the world.
Beaches. The entire Buenos Aires coast has hundreds of beaches that attract both Argentine and foreign visitors between January and February.
Glaciers. The most famous is Perito Moreno, but Argentina has several glaciers where, in both summer or winter, you can see huge blocks of ice taller than a building.
Route 40. The national highway 40 starts from the border with Bolivia and reaches Patagonia covering 5,301 kilometres. It’s a great way to travel around the country.
Gastronomy. Asado, locro, humita and empanadas in all their varieties are the main experiences not to be missed, accompanied of course by some of the best wines in the world, from vineyards in the mountainous regions of the north.
Indigenous Culture. In some territories such as Chaco, Formosa and Patagonia, indigenous communities that are mostly untouched are kept alive through music and arts and crafts, which help spread their cultures and traditions.
The people. The Argentines, particularly those from the provinces, are very kind and supportive of travellers, to such an extent that hitch-hiking is not a problem.