Argentina, sitting at the southernmost tip of Latin America, boasts some of the region’s most inspiring attractions including the Andes mountains, glaciers, rainforests, waterfalls, wildlife reserves, and of course the smoky capital Buenos Aires. Brightsun Travel offers year-round cheap holidays to Argentina so you can experience everything that this diverse country has to offer.
In Argentina you can hike the tallest mountain in Latin America - the Aconcagua, one of the Seven Summits of the World, stretching almost 7000m high. Then there are the spectacular Lake District and Patagonia Argentina regions, both outdoor enthusiast’s delights, where you can trek, ski, and explore forests, lakes, and coastlines. For something a little less demanding, head to the stunning Parque Nacional Los Glaciares to marvel at beautiful glaciers.
If it’s urban areas that interest you, you could admire some of Argentina’s best-preserved colonial architecture in Salta, or head to Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires to roam its charming neighbourhoods, catch some Argentina football, and dine at some of the best restaurants in the continent serving up the country’s famed Argentina meat and Argentina beer.
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Buenos Aires is the colourful capital of Argentina, filled with trendy neighbourhoods offering endless dining, shopping, and leisure hubs, plus museums and awe-inspiring architecture. There’s no other city like Buenos Aires. Here you’ve got the enticing mix of Latin American and European cultural influences, and the city is believed to be the world’s tango capital. Brightsun Travel offers excellent prices on luxury holidays to Buenos Aires.
Foodies, rejoice! Buenos Aires boasts some of the finest steakhouses in the world, featuring mouth-watering dishes and extensive wine lists. The city is also renowned for its bargain flea markets, selling local clothing, antiques, jewellery, and handicrafts – perfect for souvenir shopping. The Mataderos markets are worth a visit, allowing an insight into the charming gaucho culture of Argentina with traditional goods, barbeques, and folklore performances.
Buenos Aires is a city with a thriving arts and culture scene; there are many superb museums and galleries worth taking a browse of, plus colourful street art and major art festivals celebrated throughout the year. The Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires is one to note, containing one of the largest and finest collections of contemporary Latin American art in the world.
Argentina Currency: You’ll be spending pesos.
Argentina Language: Spanish
Local Time: 3 hours behind GMT.
Flight Time from the UK: Approximately 13.5-14hrs on direct flights
Tourist Information: Visit the official Argentina tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.
Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Argentina, British citizens need a valid passport. A travel visa is not required. For up-to-date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Argentina.
A: Argentina is situated in the southern region of South America, and is bordered by Chile and the Andes Mountains.
A: Argentina is known for street crime including distraction theft, so it’s advised that visitors are alert and aware of their surroundings, and that they keep a close eye on personal belongings.
A: Argentina is best known for being the birthplace of tango, and is also renowned for its delicious steak and wines, Gaucho culture, and Argentinian soccer.
A: Argentina has a total area of 2,780,400 square km, making it the 8th largest country in the world and the 2nd largest country in South America. Argentina is around 1 third the size of the USA.
There’s plenty to get up to Argentina, especially in Buenos Aires where visitors can enjoy endless tourist experiences, from sightseeing to culinary pleasures and leisure hotspots. A trip to the capital is incomplete without catching a show at the grand Teatro Colon, taking a stroll through the colourful Puerto Madero neighbourhood, admiring the stunning historic architecture in Recoleta, and exploring the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.
Argentina is located in the Southern hemisphere, so its summer falls between December and March, which also sees higher rainfall, and winter falls from June-August, with less rainfall. The country’s weather varies by region, and the best time to visit Argentina depends on where is being visited. In Buenos Aires, the hottest month is January averaging at around 25 degrees Celsius, and the coldest month is June, averaging at 12 degrees Celsius.
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