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Patagonia, Argentina

Find out what to see and do when travelling or backpacking around Argentina.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires
Argentina's capital and largest city, Buenos Aires is a real pleasure to visit, due to the variety of attractions and activities on offer. It is worth spending some time exploring districts like San Telmo or Recoleta for the colonial architecture and many small restaurants, cafes and shops. Be sure to take in a football match to experience a once in a lifetime atmosphere of a Boca Juniors or River Plate match. The tango is the national dance of Argentina and Buenos Aires has many clubs and schools for tourists to learn or simply join in!
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Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Iguazu Falls
This National Park is near the borders of Brazil and Paraguay and boasts the most amazing waterfalls, taller and wider than the Niagara Falls. It is an ideal destination for walkers with numerous trails to the different viewpoints of the falls. Be sure to experience the Garganta del Diablo; a free train that will take you through the jungle to the most amazing views of the waterfall.
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Patagonia, Argentina
In the foothills of the Andes in Southern Argentina, Patagonia is a barren and unspoilt wilderness. Visiting Patagonia is a great opportunity to experience some amazing natural sights such as Nahuel Huapi National Park where you can try activities like rafting, climbing and mountain biking or simply enjoy the great views of the mountains and lakes. Also visit Los Glaciares National Park to experience a 30km long glacier that is constantly shifting.
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San Antonio de Areco, Argentina
San Antonio de Areco
Located in the green farmland of the Pampas, San Antonia de Areco is one of the best places to experience the Gaucho lifestyle in Argentina. Tour the region by bicycle or carriage and visit some of the large ranches to see just how one of Argentina's biggest exports, beef, is farmed.
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Ischigualasto, Argentina
San Juan
San Juan is the perfect destination for wine buffs as you can visit the many vineyards in the area. San Juan is not just limited to wine though, as the region offers some interesting sights such as Parque Provincial Ischigualasto where you can see some amazing rock formations and a large collection of dinosaur fossils. This park is so desolate it is also known as the Valley of the Moon.
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Ushuaia, Argentina
Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego
Ushuaia is the southern-most city in the world and is the largest city in the group of islands known as Tierra del Fuego, meaning The Land of Fire. This remote area is difficult to access but is well worth a visit due to its proximity to Antarctic. This remote area boasts great hiking and sight-seeing in the mountains and the opportunity to take boat-tours to Antarctica where you can view whales, penguins and seals.
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