As South America’s southernmost country, Argentina features landscapes that are as dramatic as they come. With an extreme variety of natural wonders including: unique glaciers, towering mountain ranges, tropical lagoons, massive waterfalls, and expansive jungles. The name “Argentina,” itself, actually derives from the Latin “argentum,” due to its colonial history and the initial hopes of the Spanish crown to uncover riches.
The country’s capital and largest city, Buenos Aires, is commonly referred to as “the Paris of South America,” and serves as Argentina’s cultural, economic and political center. Nearly a third of the country’s population are residents of the city, and there is a strong European influence on its architecture. Other major cities include the country’s second largest city, Córdoba, Rosario, and the coastal city of Mar del Plata. In one of the city’s notable restaurants try some of the delicious local cuisine, including the beef specialty Asado, Provoleta cheese and Argentinean red wine, Malbec. If your top priority is to see some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes and you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the options to choose from, here is a short list of some top suggestions:
1. Iguazú Waterfalls: With a width of 1.7 miles and its tallest drop being 269 feet, the Iguazú falls is the largest waterfall system in the world, and is second only to southern Africa’s Victoria falls in terms of the scale of its individual water curtain.
2. Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia: Nicknamed “The End of the World,” the world’s most southern city, Ushuaia, is surrounded by rugged cliffs and severe winds, and is surrounded by the archipelago, Tierra del Fuego. Regular expedition tours to Antarctica are offered here for a once in a lifetime trip.
3. Bariloche and the Lake District: Located in the middle of the iconic Andes mountain range, the deep blue hue of the water water reflects the surrounding lush green forests for a spectacular feast for the eyes.
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Popular bus routes in Argentina
- Azul ↔ Buenos Aires
- Bariloche ↔ Neuquén
- Buenos Aires ↔ Córdoba, CD
- Buenos Aires ↔ Corrientes
- Buenos Aires ↔ La Plata, BA
- Buenos Aires ↔ Mar del Plata
- Buenos Aires ↔ Mendoza
- Buenos Aires ↔ Neuquén
- Buenos Aires ↔ Rosario, SF
- Buenos Aires ↔ San Luis
- Buenos Aires ↔ Santiago del Estero
- Córdoba, CD ↔ San Salvador de Jujuy
- Córdoba, CD ↔ Santiago del Estero
- General Roca ↔ Neuquén
- General Roca ↔ Plottier
- La Rioja ↔ Salta
- Mendoza ↔ Salta
- Mendoza ↔ San Rafael
- Neuquén ↔ Plottier
- Neuquén ↔ Puerto Madryn