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Argentina Overview

In the heart of Argentina is Buenos Aires, the cosmopolitan capital, gateway to South America, and for numerous reasons, a very spectacular place. Buenos Aires is divided into barrios, or neighborhoods, each of which contains its own character.

Argentina is a very big country that contains a number of very distinct features and unique regions. North of Buenos Aires, The Iguazu Waterfall is one of the greatest wonders of nature in the world. West of Buenos Aires, the wine regions are located around the lively city of Mendoza. South of Buenos Aires, the Atlantic coastline draws visitors that want to catch some sun on the beaches of Mar del Plata and Pinamar. Also, only a few hours by ferry from Buenos Aires, the visitor can find the quiet town of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. Explore the beautiful colonial town taking pleasure in the atmosphere, the food, and the shopping.

Further South, one finds the majestic area of Patagonia. Breath-taking Bariloche is the capital of the Patagonian lake region, and features unforgettable mountain views, while enticing the sports enthusiasts with various year-round sports activities. El Calafate is famous for unbelievable glaciers such as the Perito Moreno Glacier and unmatched hiking and trekking while Peninsula Valdes has the greatest wildlife in Argentina. Tierra del Fuego is the Southern-most area of Argentina and is the closest point to the Antarctic. Visit penguin colonies, glaciers and encounter a great variety of wildlife at the bottom of Patagonia.

Argentina also offers visitors some of the greatest settings in which to enjoy a number of sports activities. From June to September, ski the great mountains found in Argentina. Argentina is also an excellent golfing destination. Additionally, Argentina offers hiking, biking, fishing, and whitewater rafting.

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