is a land of extremes and ready to be discovered. Located in the
southern portion of South America it is bordered by Chile to the
west, the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay
Brazil to the north and northeast.
The Argentine Republic is a bi-continental country occupying part of
America and a portion of Antarctica. With a vast area of 1,450,742
square miles (3,757,407 square kilometers, the country offers every
variety of climate and landscape possible. From tropical heat,
always rainy and full of colorful vegetation, to polar cold, with
its soberly white look thanks to snow and ice.
Its busy urban centers contrast with a staggering remote hinterland.
The country can be simultaneously hot in one region and cold in
another. The one common thread is that the people possess a
curiosity, passion and fervor for life - most visible when it comes
to football, the national obsession. The Tango, gauchos and
estancias are the country’s original attractions, but what
strikes visitors most is that life here is for living: the fast pace
only letting up for the afternoon siesta.
Argentina is cosmopolitan and modern. Nowhere is this more apparent
Buenos Aires. Somewhat unfairly referred to as a grimy Paris,
the city of Buenos Aires is a sophisticated capital brimming with
character and an excellent spot for shopping and watching the world
go by. Nightlife is spectacular and restaurants overspill with
delectable dishes. You are just as likely to find businesspeople
spending cash on the latest fashions as you are to find couples in
passionate stages of tango.
Argentina’s natural history is really amazing. The country is so
topographically diverse that there is something for everyone: every
type of landscape can be found here. National parks teem with
wildlife and mountainous vistas, while the colossal Perito Moreno
Glacier and Iguassu Falls are natural wonders renowned worldwide.
Horse riding, adventure sports and bird-watching are available
throughout, and the Andes offer excellent skiing. Endless hiking
opportunities are in the south, where Patagonia is stunningly barren
and mystifying and the Tierra del Fuego feels like the end of the
world. In short, Argentina has something to offer for everybody and
is vastly unexplored and undiscovered by most tourists. Join us on
an adventure that is waiting to happen.
Argentina is situated east of the Andes and has four main
geographical areas: the Andes, the North and Mesopotamia, the Pampas
and Patagonia The climate and geography of Argentina vary
considerably, ranging from the great heat of the Chaco (El Chaco),
through the pleasant climate of the central Pampas to the
sub-Antarctic cold of the Patagonian Sea. Mount Aconcagua soars
almost 7000 meters (23,000 feet) and waterfalls at Iguassu stretch
around a massive semi-circle, thundering 70 meters (230 feet) to the
bed of the Paraná River. In the southwest is a small ’Switzerland’
with a string of beautiful icy lakes framed by mountains.