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Argentina is a country that offers magnificent nature, fascinating culture and a rich history.

Argentina brings associations to dramatic rhythms of tango, the culinary experience from food culture and of course the passion for Soccer which is more than a hobby here! When speaking of Argentina you also mention great names like Evita Perón, Diego Maradona and Che Guevara.

The name of this country comes from the Spanish word for silver, argento, but we dare to state that the experiences from travelling to this place are worthy of gold! Extraordinary nature and open physical landscapes are to explore in areas of Pampas and The land of Fire “Tierra del Fuego”.

Allocation and extension of the country witch extend with over 300 miles from North to South makes the Argentinian climate vary significantly. Everything from Subtropic climate to Polar climate are to be found within these six different climate regions.

In the smaller towns you will see houses decorated with colors from local football teams, from the horse-back there will be possibilities to discover the beautifulness of Pampas and with a pair of hiking boots you will have an unforgettable adventure in glaciers of Patagonia.

Everything and more is to be explored in Argentina!

To see and do

There is much to see and do during your off time in Argentina. Here are some examples:

Natur/national parks/adventure

In Reserva Faunística Península Valdés you have the opportunity to see and experience a great wildlife. You will come across animals like sea lions, sea elephant, guanacos, rheas, magellanic penguin and many other sea birds. You will see a spectacular show of wild animals in their natural habitat but the biggest attraction on this reserve is the endangered “ballena franca austral” or in English southern right whale. Take the chance and experience this unique reserve and get a trip of a lifetime that you didn´t expect.

Iguazú Falls are one of the planets most magnificent and astonishing place you as a traveler can experience. You will always remember the sound and power from the waterfalls. A big bonus is that Iguazú Falls lies in between Brazil and Argentina in a national park, in a milling rainforest with unique flora and fauna. Let you senses run wild in this great nature.

Ushuaia is an active and adventures hub. Here the Andes and the southern Pacific meet up in a sharp edge that makes its way for the city before it breaks up in its endless streams. The city’s commercial shops takes irony to a high level, for example is a gift shop called Jimmy Button (after a native was kidnapped to England for public shows). Ushuaia is also considered as “the southernmost city in the world. Only a few minutes from the city, can you who are looking for adventure hike, ski, sail, kayaking and scuba diving.

Sun & sea

Many of the argentines go to nearby countries on their spare time and holiday to visit the bigger beaches. However Argentina has a whole lot to offer.

Puerto Madryn offers tourism and industry. The beaches can represent that they don´t have a lot to offer, but from June to mid December is the Eubalaena whale visiting. The whales are the big tourist attraction and from July to September, they get so close so that the tourists can see them from the town pier. Here you can combine the beach and to see the whales spectacular show.

Mar Del Plata on the other hand are everything but modest with its many visitors, tourists and argentines. During a summer weekend you can count on that the beach is packed with people and that you can´t swim as much as you want, but this is the charm about this place. If you turn on the TV anywhere in Argentina you can rely on getting a broadcast from here with the weather. “Mardel” is the classic beach destination to go to.

Culture

If you want to experience culture Argentina is the right place for just that, Argentina definitely offers a versatile culture in many ways. Argentina is mostly famous for its rhythmic movements to the passionate tango. The tango was born here in the late 1700-century. Two famous tango singers are Carlos Gardel and Susana Rinaldi.

From a geographical point of view Argentina offers a large cultural variety, you can experience the Andes, Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia, Pampas and beaches. From a culture perspective you can meet the Indian och European in infinite compositions whether you visit the villages in the mountains, go out in the big city at night or visit the football stadium.

Buenos Aires is a big, exuberant and spirited seaport that goes along the river Rio de la Plata. The city is a mixture of many different styles and that shows in the rich and diverse culture identity that’s created hare. The local people are called Portenos and they are talkative in a great way, they have a rich and nuanced culture identity. Buenos Aires therefore offers a great variety of different cultures. You will have a lot of things to do and see, everything from the street markets, steak restaurants, antique shops to the bohemian suburbs. The city is also classified as South Americas electro/techno capital and Buenos Aires also have one of the world’s famous opera scenes, Teatro Colón.

Pato is Argentina’s national sport and the sport is practiced from the horse back combined with elements from polo and basketball. However this might not be the first thing you think about when you think of sport in Argentina. Thoughts often goes to soccer and Diego Maradona that was a well-known soccer player, so soccer lies warm in the hearts of the Argentine people.

Weather

Argentina is big countries that stretch 3400 kilometers and the climate diversify therefore much depending were in the country you are.

In the north the climate is subtropical and warm year around. During the summer month there are particular warm. The dry season is during the winter and it can fall heavy rain during the summer.

Pampas lies in the middle of Argentina and offers warm summers and cooler winters. It is not unusual that it rains during the summer months and that the temperature goes up to 40 degrees Celsius. Moister weather you find on the eastern Pampas and Atlantic coast meanwhile is warmer in the west parts.

Patagonia lays in the shadow of the grand mountain range Andes and has a dryer climate.

In the southern Argentina it is much colder. Tierra del Fuego is the southeast city down in the south is on the boarder to arctic climate, this show clearly by the penguins living here. Here it is cold year around and you will be cold which season you choose to go here.

Prices

  • Water (1.5 liter bottle): 1.31 $
  • Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle): 1.44 $
  • Meal for 2 people, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 40.00 $
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): 1.60 $
  • Taxi 1 km (normal tariff): 1.25 $

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