This large country of South America is quite fascinating: from southern Patagonia to the northern drylands, the diversity of landscapes allows athletes to surpass themselves with thousands of challenges, such as the ascent of the Aconcagua. Separated from Chile by the Andes, Argentina is a country of mountains and glaciers, offering a variety of activities in spectacular places.
Climate Subtropical (north), subarctic (south)
Official language(s) Spanish
Currency Peso (ARS)
International airport(s) El Plumerillo (Mendoza, MDZ), Ministro Pistarini (Buenos Aires, EZE)
Did you know? Argentina is the safest country in South America.
Area, Capital 2 791 810 km², Buenos Aires
Gigantic and fascinating, the Aconcagua dominates the Andes Cordillera and even all other summits of the planet, except the Himalayas. Its peak, culminating at nearly 7000 meters high, taunts the most experimented hikers looking out for challenges. Many expeditions are organized, even though it is possible, for the adventurous, to make the ascension alone.
Perito Moreno Glacier
Easy to reach, this amazing glacier located in the province of Santa Cruz was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO; it is one of the most breathtaking attraction of Argentina. Paths have been built to make the tour of it and it is also possible to do some ice hiking, or approach it by boat.
Located in Patagonia, the peninsula is home to an impressive quantity and variety of animals: sea elephants, penguins… The magnificent and peaceful southern right whales live and breed there. This peninsula was declared National Heritage by the UNESCO in 1999.
The strange feeling of being at the end of the world embrace Ushuaia’s visitors. Considered to be the southermost town of the planet, it is the entrance to Antarctica. Capital city of the province of Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia attracts the more adventurous travelers in search of experiences. It is also possible to visit the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park.
National Institute of Tourism : http://www.argentina.travel/en
Welcome Argentina : http://www.welcomeargentina.com/