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Argentina has diverse geography comprises everything from ocean beaches to dense jungles, harsh deserts to soaring Andes. The place blends a rich cultural heritage and stunning scenery at once. The lively capital city will charm you with all its glory. If you are planning a trip to Argentina anytime soon, this is a handy tour guide for you. Give it a read.
Bordering on Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu national park draws tourists all across the year. As a UNESCO world heritage site, the park hosts huge waterfalls that are extremely spectacular sights in South America.
Visitors can get close to the thundering falls as accessible walkways and platforms are available for the best possible view of the falls. Devil’s Throat is a popular attraction that includes some walkways at the bottom of the falls.
Made up of 150 to 300 distinct falls, Iguazu has a wide range of tree kilometres. Depending on the seasons, the number of falls may vary.
Some of the best drink and food spots include La Mafia Trattoria, Porto Canoas, Icebar Iguazu, Rock Falls Tap House, Restaurante Zaragoza, Cremolatti, Panoromic Grand, La Rueda, etc.
Some of the typical handicrafts of the regions include rings, bracelets, baskets, swords, etc. You can also shop for wood carvings as souvenirs.
If you are looking to visit the place, land at Argentina international airport. You will get public and private transport to reach the destination. However, if you are coming from Buenos Aires, land at Brazil international airport.
Perito Moreno Glacier
Awaken your adventurous self and visit the UNESCO world heritage site Perito Moreno Glacier. The small town of El Calafate will charm you with its amazing range of accommodation and amenities.
The glacier is a 30 km long ice formation that is the third-largest freshwater reserve in the world. The place is at a distance of 78 km from the town centre. If you want to climb the glacier, you may avail ice trekking tours. You can walk over the ice formation for one to five hours depending on your experience and enthusiasm.
Monte Fitz Roy is yet another tourist spot in the Los Glaciers National Park. The 3359-meter tall mountain is even harder to climb than Everest – the highest mountain in the world.
La Lechuza is a pizza and fast food place in El Calafate. Some other restaurants include Pura Vida Restobar, Los Amigos, Quidu, Librobar Borges y Alvarez, etc. Seafood, lamb stew, Argentina pizza, homemade dishes, veggies, lasagne, etc. are some of the mouth-watering delicacies in these restaurants.
La Aldea de los Gnomos is a shopping centre in El Calafate. You can visit the place to buy a souvenir from the small and cosy shops.
El Calafate international airport is well connected to various other airports. You can avail of bus or taxis to the town. Next, you can take a bus to reach Glacier Perito Moreno. The same bus will help you return to the El Calafate bus terminal.
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Tierra del Fuego National Park is extended across 156,000 acres spanning from the Chilean Border to Beagle Channel. It is heaven for the hikers with trails for varying experience levels.
Adventurers head out to the hiking trails of the park along with other sceneries to explore including dense forests, tall waterfalls, high mountains, and beautiful glacier lakes like Fagnano and Roca.
One of the popular routes to visit the place is Senda Costera that offers a wide diversity of wildlife like Andean condors. Those who see the sight comfortably may take a ride on the fascinating Southern Fuegian Railway. The elegant steam train run through Canadon de Toro.
Alakush is one of the popular restaurants at Tierra del Fuego National Park. You can visit the place to enjoy coffee and snacks while overlooking the lake and hills. Some of the gift and speciality shops at Tierra del Fuego include Honecker El Chocolate de Ushuaia, La Ultima Bita, Feria Artesanal, Chocolates Edelweiss, etc.
To reach Tierra del Fuego National Park, land at Ushuaia and take public or private transport. There are various direct flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia.
Puerto Madryn and the Valdes Peninsula
Puerto Madryn lies on the shore of Golfo Nuevo. It is one of the famous sheltered places on the Patagonian coast. The city’s deepwater port and natural abundance have made it a famous destination for cruising in Argentina.
Its rugged coastline is attractive to water sports enthusiasts and windsurfers. All of them enjoy defying the strong Patagonian winds. Further, nature lovers are spotted around Valdez Peninsula, a natural reserve listed as a UNESCO world heritage site for its rich wildlife.
You can avail of a guided tour and check out diverse wildlife like elephant seals, whales, orcas, and sea lions. Magellanic penguins and migratory shorebirds also prohibit the place. Visit the Natural Science and Oceanographic Museum to learn more about the environment of the coast.
Visit shopping malls, centro commercial portal de madryn, II monde del cha, speciality and gift shops and almacen de cuencos, etc. to shop souvenirs. Nautico bistro de mar, Cantina el nautico, El almendro, Giuseppe, etc. are some of the popular restaurants in the place.
You can land at the international airport in the city of Trelew. It is at a distance of 60 km from Madryn. Regular flights from several countries frequent the place. From the airport, you can avail of a bus or car to reach your destination.
Argentina is the mecca for football lovers. Even if you are not a football enthusiast, visit the place for its fascinating scenery, amazing seafood, rich cultural heritage, and diverse wildlife. Visit the place and store all the scenes in your memory forever.
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