Many countries claim to be a land of contrasts. But those countries aren’t Argentina. In this huge landscape, which stretches from tropical wetlands to icy peaks, visitors will uncover a country of passionate people, centuries-old history, and staggering natural beauty. It is a country which amazes and stimulates, one which welcomes visitors with open arms.
From the wilds of Patagonia to the serenity of the wine country, and the fiery hubbub of Buenos Aires, Argentina stirs the senses and soul. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast gazing into gargantuan Iguazú Falls, or a cosmopolitan traveler eager to soak up the art, fashion and deep-rooted cultures, Argentina knows just how to seduce even the most discerning of visitors. Yet nowhere in Argentina feels wilder than Patagonia. Glaciers gleam turquoise above jagged peaks, whales puff through the frigid seas, and centuries-old pioneering legends abound. In this remote landscape visitors can hike, watch wildlife, sail through the Beagle Channel, or visit Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and gate to Antarctica.
When visitors are ready to leave the remote national parks of the south, Buenos Aires dazzles with its round-the-clock energy, legendary nightlife, and world class arts and culture. Soak up the atmosphere – a perfect blend of Europe and South America – as you tango in the “milongas”, drink coffee in the sidewalk cafés, and admire the mix of colonial and modern architecture. Just make sure you leave plenty of time to savor the to-die-for food and visit its museums.
At a Glance
There is always a good time to visit Argentina. Spring and Summer (September to March) and autumn (April and May) are some of the best times to visit the country. In Winter (June to August) head to the northern Iguazú Falls or the Humahuaca Region with its centuries-old Incan and pre-Columbian culture.
Oyikil Travel combines trips between Argentina and neighboring Chile, allowing visitors to experience the best of both countries. Begin in Santiago or Buenos Aires and depart from the other, experiencing the Atacama/Salta region, the Wine Country compounding Santiago and Mendoza, the Lake District between Bariloche and Puerto Varas, and the Glaciers Parks connecting El Calafate, El Chalten and Torres del Paine along the way.