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Chimu arranged our itinerary and everything went to perfection. We loved BA taking in a Tango show, Soccer game and a great Bike Tour thru the city. Mendoza, the home of Malbec wine was great. We enjoyed the rafting and the day trip to the Andes Mountains was superb! - Lindy
Juan Domingo Peron and his wife, Eva – more commonly known as Evita – are undoubtedly the most significant political figures in the history of Argentina. Their influence was so monumental and far-reaching that they are credited with changing the political topography of South America in general. Even nowadays, six decades after Evita’s death and more than four of that …READ MORE
I really enjoy reading books about places that I have visited and travelled through so that I can relate to where the author is describing, bringing back memories not only of the places but also the people that I met there and the experiences that I had. It is great to have the memory jogged a little and to see …READ MORE
The Latino answer to New York, except with better food, friendlier locals and dancing in the streets, Buenos Aires is that kind of vibrant and stylish city everyone who visits dreams of moving to. As in, the day after they arrive. With her vast array of historic landmarks, gorgeous architecture, world-class museums, art galleries, shopping and dining options, Buenos Aires …READ MORE
Offering a plethora of things to do, from desert dreams to mountain magic and world-class Malbecs, Mendoza is one of the most spectacular destinations in all of South America. Your Guide to the Mendoza Wine Region of Argentina is your ticket to paradise and introduces you to some of the country’s most unforgettable highlights. Overview of Mendoza With its five …READ MORE
The crown jewel of Los Glaciares National Park in Patagonia, Perito Moreno is the glacier by which all others are revered. Colossally grandiose, thunderously alive and breathtakingly unstoppable, Perito Moreno is a visual feast like few others on the planet. A visit here is like taking a trip to the end of the world. And, of course, it almost literally …READ MORE
Stretched along the southern shores of Patagonia’s Nahuel Huapi Lake, and framed by the magnificent landscape of the eponymous national park, Bariloche is one of the most picturesque cities in all of South America and a place no one can help but fall head over heels in love with. It’s a big call, we know, but we beg you to …READ MORE
Soccer legend Diego Maradona is one of the most famous and controversial South American sportspeople to have gained international fame. He’ll be forever etched in history as much for his football skills as for the drug abuse, arrogance and violent outbursts which accompanied him for much of his career. As an unrivalled Argentinian icon, Maradona led the country during its …READ MORE
From 1976 to 1983, there was a wide-spread political war campaign in Argentina known as the Dirty War. The pretext of this gruesome war was to overthrow the left-wing political parties. However, the Argentinean military simply used it as an excuse to oppress, torture and murder countless civilians. During this time, an estimated 30,000 people were abducted from their homes, …READ MORE
The link with Argentina and the Nazi Germany is something which has fascinated historians for decades. Here, we take a step back in time and revisit this complex chapter of the South American country’s fascinating history. The 2015 discovery of a former Nazi lair hidden deep in the Argentinean jungle, reignited and refuelled curiosity into the mythical fables that have plagued …READ MORE
Have you heard of the Paris of the South? A place of such beauty and European elegance, it is comparable to the city of lights. This seductive destination blossoming along the Rio de la Plata is a metropolis of extravagance and beauty. A city of history, art, and culture, it is an eclectic array of worldly influences that draw travelers …READ MORE
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Argentina is a huge country – the 8th largest country in the world and the 2nd largest in South America (after Brazil), covering an area of 2.7 million square kilometres. Its diverse landscapes and climates vary dramatically from north to south, ranging from Andean mountains and glacial lakes to Pampas grassland where its famed beef cattle graze. Argentina is bordered …READ MORE
History of Argentina – Ancient to Modern day The history of Argentina dates back thousands of years, with the first human settlements beginning on the southern tip of Patagonia 13,000 years ago. The indigenous people here and in the Pampas were advanced hunters and gatherers and included the Yamana and the Tehuelches. The country’s history has been tumultuous over the years …READ MORE
Argentina is home to a diverse range of wildlife due to its varied terrain and habitats ranging from lush rainforest to marshlands, grasslands, mountains and bleak Patagonian desert. This means that you may encounter an astonishing range of fauna on your Argentina travels – from penguins, whales and seals to condors, armadillos and guanacos. Wildlife species of Argentina Mammals Alpacas, …READ MORE
The cuisine of Argentina is distinctive in South America because of its strong resemblance to Italian, Spanish, French and other European cuisines. Indigenous gastronomies derived from groups such as the Quechua, Mapuche and Guarani have also played a role. Grilled meats and pasta are common with extensive use of local ingredients. Cuisine of Argentina Another determining factor in Argentine cuisine …READ MORE
Argentina is considered the most European republic in South America with the majority of Argentines being descendants of Spanish and other European colonists. Modern Argentinian culture has been strongly influenced by its European immigrant population but with a South American flair. Latin American passion is combined with a cosmopolitan European lifestyle. The character of Buenos Aires, the cultural capital, has stemmed from …READ MORE
Argentina stretches across many different latitudes and as such there are great variations in climate within the country. The climate ranges from subtropical along the north eastern border with Brazil to sub polar in the Tierra del Fuego region in the far south. The country has four seasons: winter (June – August), spring (September – November), summer (December – February) and …READ MORE
Argentina is a year round destination, but due to its vast size and resulting differences in climate across the country, the best time to visit will depend on where you are planning on visiting for your Argentina travel and the activities that you plan to include on your Argentina tour. Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego The summer months of December …READ MORE
Argentina's official language is Spanish, but Argentinian Spanish differs from Spanish spoken in other Latin American countries, mainly due to the Italian sounding intonations. Indigenous languages spoken today include Tehuelche, Guarani and Quechua. Many immigrant groups have continued to speak their own language and so you will also find many other languages in Argentina including Italian, German, English, French and even Welsh.
Argentina is predominantly Roman Catholic.
You could spend anything from a few days to several weeks or even months on your Argentina travels, depending on whether you plan to explore the entire country or just focus on one experience such as the Valdes Peninsula, an estancia stay or a Patagonian glacier trek. Chimu Adventures offers itineraries to suit every time frame.
Our Argentina tours include breakfast daily and many other meals may also be included in your itinerary. As a rough guide for additional spending money based on having moderately-priced lunches and dinners and buying a few souvenirs at local markets, we suggest a budget of 25-35 USD per day per person.