TOURING ARGENTINA BEFORE OR AFTER THE CONGRESS
Not the standard city tour
Delta del Tigre
A tour though nature, history, sports, and local cuisine, guided by the islanders themselves.
The outing includes leaving on a water bus to the Tres Bocas pier and the “Paseo del Biguá” to learn more about the islands´ flora, fauna, and lifestyle; followed by lunch at the home of islanders, a walk, and an afternoon of mate and pastries.
To close, a return trip to Tigre on a water bus and a stop at the Fruit Market and the Tigre Museum.
The Tigre Delta is a great venue for this activity. Guided by experts, the idea is to penetrate the floodland scenery, filled with pampas grass, reed beds, cane fields, and hyacinth beds, and connected to riverside forests.
The tree species found here include alder trees, poplars, ceibo trees, and willows.
The tours allow tourists to become familiar with the environment and local birds.
Beach resorts within the Buenos Aires Province
The beaches of the Buenos Aires Province run along the Atlantic coastline and represent the favorite summer destination for all Argentines.
From San Clemente to Pehuen-Có, these beaches comprise over 653kms of unspoilt nature and the most varied beach resorts, such as Santa Teresita, Costa del Este, La Lucila del Mar, San Bernardo, Villa Gessell, Pinamar, Cariló, Miramar, Necochea, and the largest seaside city: Mar del Plata. The most renowned beach resorts are found 217 to 311 miles distant from the City of Buenos Aires.
These beaches are ideal for outdoor lovers, who engage in water sports, offloading, trekking, horseback riding, and fishing, with the family or at a competitive level.
It offers a sublime sight, within a wild setting of subtropical vegetation. With 275 falls, and reaching heights above 70 m, this world of cascades crashes with such force that clouds of atomized drops are formed, with which the light of the sun decomposes into spectacular rainbows. The Iguazú National Park has more than 400 bird species, some 2,000 flora species, and an immeasurable number of insects, all of which make this biome one of Argentina’s richest natural environments.
Mendoza, the wine trail
This important Argentine city is the regional metropolis of the Cuyo region, of rich commercial, industrial, and cultural development.
It is also the center of tourism heading to the Andes and Mount Aconcagua, the highest in the Americas.
A renowned viticultural area, Mendoza has many wineries and produces the finest wines, which are exported throughout the world. Many of these wineries offer tastings for tourists.
The Wine Trail allows for the possibility of getting to know the province’s wineries and enjoying its fine wines, the produce of an eco-friendly viticulture.
Mendoza’s red wines have high antioxidant features associated to their content of different types of polyphenols. Recent scientific studies report that this contributes to the anti-aging process in arteries and other body organs, Moderate wine consumption blends pleasure with considerable improvement in life quality.
Not everything is wine-related, however. Tourists enjoy skiing in winter and bathing in spring waters throughout the year.
Closeness to the Andes mountain range makes Mendoza the ideal adventure travel destination: trekking, rafting, mountaineering, and photographic safaris are but some of the many activities favored by such majestic landscape.
Ushuaia, the city at the end of the world
Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, is the capital of the Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica, and South Atlantic Islands Province.
On the shores of the Beagle Channel, and surrounded on its west side by Mount Martial, and on its east side by Mounts Olivia and Cinco Hermanos, it offers a unique blend of mountains, sea, glaciers, and forests
Weather here is not as bitter as one would expect, for it is tempered by the mountains and the sea. It is also quite changing, from one day to the next and even from one hour to the next, in light of which it is always recommended to dress in a way that allows you to add or take off pieces of clothing.
The landscape in the wintertime is snow-covered, with bright days mostly.
There are many winter sports centers here that are ideal for cross-country skiing, and one on Mount Castor special for alpine skiing.
This scenic villa on the shores of Lake Argentino is Santa Cruz’ top tourist center, lying on the slopes of surrounding plateaus. Its microclimate is quite benign, making it a true oasis for tourists arriving after traveling through the arid Patagonian steppe.
It is also the gateway to the Los Glaciares National Park and its famous Moreno Glacier, both declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Moreno Glacier is only 50 miles from El Calafate, along a mostly paved road.
Salta “the Beautiful”
This city has managed to preserve the colonial architectural heritage as only very few have been able to in Argentina.
White walls, red-tiled roofs, water wells, and an air of grandeur coalesce with modern buildings.
The variety and beauty of the region’s landscape is truly spectacular, with high mountains, valleys, ravines, the Puna, and subtropical flora and fauna preserved in its national parks, among other attractions.
The town of Humahuaca takes its name from an aboriginal tribe. With many museums that display handicrafts, paintings, sculptures, and other folkloric expressions, it is also of relevance because of the majestic mountain scenery, as well as of its fine food, lodging, and tourism infrastructure.
Tourism Buenos Aires: http://www.turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/es
Tourism Argentina: http://www.turismo.gov.ar/