Add these not-to-be missed activities on your next group trip
Argentina is a stunning South American country that is filled with lots of unique travel experiences. The country is best known for its capital city Buenos Aires (AKA, the home of tango), but people who travel to the country can also trek across spectacular glaciers, visit breath-taking waterfalls and even walk with penguins.Intrigued? If so, here are five of the best things you can do in Argentina.
Go on a Glacier Expedition
When most people think about Argentina, they imagine warm sun – but that isn’t the case in every part of Argentina. If you go to Patagonia, there are lots of breath-taking glaciers to explore; in fact, Patagonia is home to some of the biggest glaciers on the continent! Some of the best include the Glacier Upsala, which is 870 square kilometers, and the Perito Moreno Glacier, which is the world’s third largest reserve of freshwater. Very impressive!
Enjoy a Glass of Wine in the Winelands
Do you enjoy wine? If so, you should definitely consider visiting the Mendoza wineries in Argentina. Over 70% of the country’s wine is produced here, so there are hundreds of vineyards to explore (and lots of different wines to try!). And if you visit between January and March you may get an extra surprise; during this period locals celebrate Fiesta de la Vendimia, which is a yearly festival rejoicing the grape harvest. Expect a lot of live music and free wine – perfect for anyone who wants to experience authentic Argentinean culture.
Visit the Stunning Waterfalls
If you decide to travel to Argentina, we definitely suggest that you check out the stunning natural waterfalls. One of the most famous waterfalls is Iguazú Falls, which is a giant waterfall surrounded by a lush green rainforest. The scene is simply breath-taking, and you can really explore the area; there are lots of man-made wooden walkways that allow you to get up close and personal with the epic waterfall.
Go for a Walk with the Penguins
Every year hundreds of thousands of adorable penguins come to nest in Southern Argentina, and the event is hugely popular with both locals and tourists alike. After all, who doesn’t want to walk alongside a little penguin?
If you want to do this, we suggest visiting Punta Tombo. This area has the largest colony of penguins, so there is lots of opportunity to interact with the animals (although you may be prohibited from taking pictures).
Tango in Buenos Aires
Finally, we suggest visiting Buenos Aires. This is the capital city of Argentina, and while it is a bit of a tourist trap it is still well worth checking out. This is because the city is filled with beautiful 19th century architecture, as well as lots of highly rated restaurants, clubs and bars. The city is also known across the globe as the home of Tango, so if you decide to visit you should definitely go to a club so that you can see the dance moves in action!