Extend your stay in Argentina
From the nation’s sophisticated capital Buenos Aires to the rustic working estancias that dot the pampas, Argentina offers a kaleidoscope of experiences and landscapes. The tremendous power of the waterfalls at Iguazu and the surrounding subtropical rainforests seem a world away from the serene lake district of Bariloche and the rugged glacial beauty of Patagonia.
With the majority of our Antarctic voyages starting from Ushuaia in Argentina’s southern tip, it makes perfect sense to extend your stay and experience a slice of Latin life.
Argentina’s elegant capital is the main gateway for travellers and offers a blend of European style with a strong Latino beat – this is, after all, where tango was born. Café culture, shopping malls and chic restaurants blend with the more traditional elements of the city, the market stalls, coloured houses and street performers.
Beyond the city, the wide-open plains of the pampas stretch across the Central region to the forest hills of Cordoba, the home of the Argentine cowboy, the Gaucho. Traditional estancias warmly welcome visitors keen to discover the fertile valleys on horseback or simply looking for a relaxing retreat.
Mendoza is the centre of Argentina’s wine production and the area also offers extensive possibilities for adventure enthusiasts.
Iguazu & Ibera
Shared by both Argentina and Brazil, the immense waterfalls of Iguazu and the surrounding subtropical rainforest offer complete contrast to the stark and icy landscapes further south. The region teems with exotic animals, birds and insects: over 350 species of bird and animal can be found in the Esteros del Ibera wetlands.
Lying at the foothills of the Andes, Salta is located in a lush and verdant valley and with its many well-preserved colonial towns and villages, is a delight to discover. The jungle-clad cloud forests of Parque Nacional El Reycontrast with the town of Jujuy and the Humahuaca canyon.
The Andean Cordillera is Argentina’s Lake District, where striking mountains overlook emerald forests and mirror lakes. The picturesque lakeside resort of San Carlos de Bariloche rests within the Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Stretching from the fertile north of the Rio Negro valley to the ‘Fin del Mundo’ at Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia offers breathtaking vistas and an abundance of wildlife. Marvel at the deep crevasses and vibrant blue hues of the vast Perito Moreno Glacier and Fitzroy Glacier.