Buenos Aires is a stunning city packed with historical architecture and monuments, and the rest of this vast country is just as spectacular...
From the culture and pace of Buenos Aires to the stunning tranquillity of the Andes, glaciers and the pampas, there is certainly no shortage of incredible sights to enjoy.
In Buenos Aires, visit the Recoleta Cemetery which is host to the tomb of Eva Peron and a host of other hugely interesting tombs. In La Boca, the Latin culture is alive and well. Tango is danced outside rows of pretty cafes and restaurants throughout the day as diners enjoy the array of delicious local cuisines.
When getting around the vast country that is Argentina, flights are readily available from Buenos Aires domestic airport, Jorge Newbery (AEP). The country's long distance bus service also has a great reputation and is a good way to see the contrasting landscapes unfold. The famous Iguassu Falls are located on the country's border with Brazil and accessible via Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport (IGR).
In Bariloche, discover the natural beauty of the Andes surrounded by lakes and wildlife, or in Mendoza take a wine tour at one of the many vineyards. For the ultimate in Argentinean experiences, it is possible to train Gaucho style particularly in the pampas region with its many thousands of acres of scrubland. In the huge Patagonian region, extending to the far south of the country, experience the Glaciers National Park with its remarkable views including turquoise blue waterfalls. See local wildlife at the southernmost tip of South America in Tierra del Fuego, including gulls, condors and penguins.
With incredible landscapes, flora and fauna as well as cultural sights and sounds that will provide a truly memorable experience, there is certainly a lot to discover in Argentina.
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This South American country enjoys daily flights into the capital Buenos Aires from the UK...
British Airways is the only carrier offering a non-stop service to Buenos Aires taking just under 14 hours to make the journey across the Atlantic.
There are of course various options you can consider through European gateways such as Madrid with Iberia, Frankfurt with Lufthansa and Paris with Air France. Additionally TAM (based in Brazil) operates daily flights from London via Sao Paolo or you could even consider a flight via the USA with American or Delta, however these do take longer. Connecting flights take upwards of 16 hours to make the journey.
Be aware that when flying onwards in Argentina, most domestic flights operate from the city airport, which requires a transfer of up to one hour form the international airport.
Public transport is excellent at most Argentinean airports, but double check if you’re on a small internal flight...
On flights to Buenos Aires you’ll arrive at Buenos Aires Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) – the key arrival point into the country from overseas. The Argentinean capital is also served by Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP), the main hub for internal flights.
Argentina has several other airports providing access to popular tourist destinations, including Bariloche Teniente Luis Candelaria (BRC) in the lakes region, Mendoza El Plumerillo (MDZ) for the wine regions and Cordoba Pajas Blancas (COR) for Cordoba, the country's cultural capital.
You’ll also find the airports of Ushuaia (USH) on the island of Tierra del Fuego, Puerto Iguazu (IGR), which is close to the famous Iguassu/Iguazu Falls, and El Calafate (FTE), which is close to the national parks and glaciers in the south of the country.
The main airports are connected by bus services into the cities and towns they serve. There are also taxi ranks and car hire facilities. Bear in mind that, at some of the smaller airports, you may need to arrange onward transport in advance of your arrival.
The choice of hotels in Argentina mirrors the diversity of the country itself...
Buenos Aires hotels range from spectacular five-star suites in the fashionable parts of town, to the less salubrious back streets that will relieve you of only a few pounds a night. However, Buenos Aires has such an enormous selection of mid-range hotels that the competition keeps prices low.
Elsewhere in the country, competition isn’t as rife, and you may find that you’re paying slightly above the going rate you might enjoy in the capital. This is particularly noticeable near popular tourist hotspots such as Iguassu Falls but, even then, you can expect four-star luxury at a reasonable price.
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