Have you heard of these 4 incredible Argentinian destinations?
To share a few snippets of incredible countries, the glimpses series started with Chile in South America. Then I decided to continue with Burmese glimpses, Italian Glimpses, English Glimpses, Bolivian Glimpses, and of course, Calabrian Glimpses.
These short, sharp travel posts are designed to provide a morsel, just a small taste of a country or destination that you may not have visited. Have you been to any of the countries that I’ve shared so far? Let me know and share your comment below.
Ushuaia is a destination that isn’t easy to get to unless you fly and fly we didn’t. Instead, from Buenos Aires, the journey took 52 hours on 3 buses but decided to break this up with an overnight in a hotel. I’m not that much of a masochist.
Arguably, the southernmost city in the world and often missed due to its location, it is definitely worth waiting a while in Ushuaia, Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego region and adventure hub.
Take a sailboat through the Beagle Channel and imagine Charles Darwin first reaching the channel in January 1833 on his expedition. Or, venture to the stunning Tierra del Fuego National Park for captivating vistas.
A jump point to the Atacama Desert, which I missed after waiting for 10 days, Salta also offers the incredible Tren a las Nubes (Train in the clouds) train journey.
Founded by the Spanish in 1582 and lying in the Lerma Valley at around 1,152 metres (3,780 feet) above sea level, this region is famous for wine production and the uncommon Torrontés grape. Salta is one of Argentina’s oldest cities and you’re assured to see traditional Gauchos in one of the many street parades.
One of the most scenic drives in the world but also dangerous takes you across the soaring Andes from Chile’s Santiago to Mendoza in Argentina.
A great producer of Argentine wine and olive oil, Mendoza is also famed as a stop-over for a plethora of adventure activities. Including hiking, mountaineering, snow skiing, traditional Goucho horse rides, day trips to thermal springs, and rafting. Many visitors arrive here also to climb one of the highest mountains in the Southern and Western Hemispheres: Aconcagua.
4. Perito Moreno
As the bus nears the first viewpoint, taken aback, you will not believe your eyes at the sheer expanse of Perito Moreno, one of the last advancing glaciers on earth.
Covering 250 square kilometres, measuring 30 kilometres in length, and 5 kilometres wide, an average of 60 metres in height of which 130 metres is below water, this spectacular glacier is bigger than Buenos Aires.
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Want to see more photos of Argentina or read more following a couple of months of overland travel through this wonderful country? Check out these Argentinian posts.
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