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Things to do in Argentina

Take an eight day road trip through Salta, Argentina’s wild, wild northwest. This route is punctuated with Gaucho villages, spectacular landscapes and rustic roads. The region of Salta features diverse, surrealist terrain including red rock and green rivers, vineyards and cacti.

Visit the urban paradox of Buenos Aires. A whirling juxtaposition of old world flair and new world modernity, this capital city is a colorful cosmopolitan center. A potpourri of Europe and Latin America, colonial and contemporary architecture and the laid back and the fast paced, Buenos Aires is a buzzing scene of arts and culture.

The unforgiving yet pristine landscape of Patagonia is a world apart from the booming buzz of Buenos Aires. Punctuated by the dramatic Andes, glacial landscapes and scenic contrasts, Patagonia is a hiker’s paradise and a land full of photographic opportunity. Despite the passage of time, Patagonia has somehow managed to retain the mystique of the frontier. The landscape of Patagonia includes dramatic peaks laced with wispy clouds, glaciers gliding on crystalline lakes, and endless land reaching the horizon that is sparse except for the lonely Gaucho on horseback who traverses it. A stepping stone to the mystical artic, Patagonia is the point of inspiration for travel writers.

  • (Ezeiza) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)

    Better known as Ezeiza International Airport, or simply Ezeiza, Argentina’s principal international airport sits 26 miles to the southwest of the c... More
  • Academia Buenos Aires

    Hybrid Spanish and Tango courses spice up language learning with five weekly lessons at one of the city’s best dance schools. More
  • Achaval-Ferrer

  • Almagro

    Modest Almagro, reportedly the birthplace of the tango, is known for its dance halls, which cater to a mix of tourists and locals. Here you’ll also... More
  • Andeluna Cellars

  • Arandú

    The satisfying aroma of leather greets you as you enter Arandú, which is dedicated to handicrafts. Stock up on woven bracelets, suede hunting bags,... More
  • Armando

    On the platform in the subway station between Buenos Aires’s court buildings and the famous Teatro Colón, the Cartala brothers’ modest kiosk sells ... More
  • Arte Étnico Argentino

    Some 25 years ago, antiquarian Ricardo Paz visited the dry forest of northern Argentina and found villages of artisans turning out colorful textile... More
  • ArtePampa

    Amid San Telmo's antiques galleries, ArtePampa sells pre-Columbian-style dolls, llama-motif mirrors, and lampshades of lacquered, textured paper, a... More
  • Banco de la Nación

    If you need to change money upon arrival, head to this national bank, which offers the best exchange rates in the airport (avoid the Global Exchang... More
  • Bar El Federal

    End the night at the atmospheric El Federal, a watering hole open since 1864. More
  • Bar Sur

    No trip to the city that gave birth to the sultry tango would be complete without taking in a live show. This tiny club, with its black-and-white d... More
  • Baroque San Francisco Church

    The striking red-and-gold Baroque San Francisco Church was built in 1625. More
  • bBlue

    Recharge with a frothy concoction (grapefruit-lemongrass-spirulina, perhaps) at this new juice bar, adored by the neighborhood’s skinny-jeans briga... More
  • Bodega Catena Zapata

    The dramatic winery was built to resemble a Mayan temple. More

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