Argentina

Summary
Overall rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ – 4+ adventure travel stars

Sunset over Iguazu Falls

Sunset over Iguazu Falls

Argentina may make you feel like you’re in Europe when your plane touches down and you see the architecture and then meet the people. It just doesn’’t seem to cost as much.

The variety of experiences from the jungles to the coast and down to Patagonia will easy fill your adventure dance card, and you’’ll barely have a chance to catch your breath as you tango your way from one adventure to the next.

You have a lot of ground to cover if you’’re into cultural tours, and if you like high flying adventures like paragliding or hang gliding you’’re in luck. There are few places that can top Argentina for the variety of top-notch adventure travel activities.

One of the nice things about Argentina is that this is a safe and friendly place for tourists. With all of the turmoil around the world where you always have to look over your shoulder, it’s nice to know there’’s a place where you can find a respite from the chaos.

The bottom line: Argentina is one of the great adventure travel experiences you’’ll find in South America. And that says a lot when you consider that this continent is a paradise for people who enjoy chasing one exciting experience after another.

Exotic Factor
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ – 4 adventure travel stars

When you’’re starting out on your Argentina adventure let Buenos Aires be your launching point. You’’ll want to experience this city’’s incredible energy from the allure of the enticing tango halls to the rhythm of the contemporary culture you’’ll experience along the bustling avenues. And you’’ll also get a glimpse of the exotic past from the days of a true Argentine legend: Eva Peron.

Many on an Argentina holiday like to visit the ostentatious La Recoleta Cemetery. It’s an example of how the rich spent lavishly to display their wealth, and it’s also the resting place of Eva Peron.

Once outside of Buenos Aires you’’ll see some of the most beautiful sights and landscapes in all of South America. The Iguazu Waterfalls are one of the most spectacular natural water displays in the world, Glacier Perito Moreno in Patagonia is both awesome and awe inspiring and when you visit Bariloche in the Lakes Region you’’ll understand why it’’s known as the Switzerland of the south.

Argentina truly has something for anyone searching for new and exotic experiences to add to their lives.

Cultural Factor
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ – 4 adventure travel stars

Much of the cultural roots in Argentina go back to Spain and Italy, and there are influences from other European nations plus some from the Middle-East. This eclectic mix makes for an interesting and lively culture from the Spanish colonial architecture to the extremely active night life in Buenos Aires.

If you’’re looking for cultural touring opportunities you’’ll certainly want to spend some time in the larger cities, but you’’ll also want to get out to some of the indigenous communities in the northeast areas of Argentina and also in the Patagonian region.

One of the things that makes Argentina so delightful is when you have a chance to mix with the locals. They are a warm and friendly people who put socializing high on their priority list, and you’’re sure to enjoy their passion for life and their love for human interaction.

If you like eating beef and drinking wine you’’re going to fit in well in Argentina. The Argentineans love their asado (barbecued beef) and enjoy savoring it with a glass of their award-winning wines.

The cuisine of Argentina is typically European because of the strong influences from Italy, Spain, France and other European cultures. And chances are you’’re going to absolutely love it, so take a hardy appetite with you on your Argentina adventure vacation.

Adventure Factor
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – 5 adventure travel stars

Argentina provides pretty much anything you could want whether on land, in the air or water related. And Argentina is perfect for anyone looking for a prime destination for multi-activity adventures.

You can enjoy all of the most popular activities like white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, trekking, eco tours, safaris and wilderness trips. But that barely scratches the surface.

There are adrenaline-filled adventures like paragliding, surfing, and skydiving as well as plenty of intellectual and softer adventures like cultural tours, birdwatching, eco tours and 4X4 safaris where you can sit in a comfortable SUV and experience incredible vistas through some of the most beautiful country you’’ll ever see.

Following is a more complete list of the exciting experiences you’’ll find in Argentina.

Hard

  • Bungee jumping
  • Canoeing
  • Dog sledding
  • Four wheel drive trips
  • Hang gliding
  • Hunting
  • Ice climbing
  • Jungle exploring
  • Motorcycling
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain climbing
  • Orienteering
  • Overlanding
  • Paragliding
  • Rappelling
  • Rock climbing
  • Scuba diving
  • Sea kayaking
  • Skydiving
  • Snorkeling
  • Snow shoeing
  • Snow skiing
  • Soaring (gliding)
  • Spelunking (caving)
  • Surfing
  • White water rafting
  • Wilderness training
  • Windsurfing

Soft

  • Birdwatching
  • Cultural tours
  • Eco tours
  • Nature trips
  • Walking tours
  • Whale watching

Could be either

  • Backpacking
  • Bicycling
  • Camping
  • Canopy tours / Ziplines
  • Fishing
  • Flying
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hot-air ballooning
  • Safaris
  • Sailing
  • Trekking
  • Wildlife watching

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