A very special place with a ton of history – Did you know the Inca Trail is not only to Machu Picchu, it actually extended across Chile and into the NW part of Argentina before the Spanish arrived and stopped the advance. There are some ancient Pre-Colombian tribal sites to be discovered, some almost completely deserted if you have the time to travel out there. There are great geological sites dating back to the dinosaur at the Valle de La Luna and the great gorges in Salta. There are stupendous waterfalls and massive glaciers and of course, the magnificent Andes mountain range runs right down the spine of Argentina making for jaw-dropping border crossings into Chile. Walking atop the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia is one of our personal Top 10 life experiences.
Buenos Aires is now listed as one of the Top 10 Cities to visit in the World – A mix of high culture and Latino abandon – There are some great restaurants to be discovered and the unique Puertas Cerradas (closed door private restaurants – make a reservation through our Concierge). Try an invigorating day trip to outlying areas such as Tigre or an Estancia on the Pampas and into Uruguay just across the river border. You won’t want to miss a tango experience with our lovely American/Porteno teacher couple.
Slightly off the well-trodden path, there is Punto Tombo where penguins return every year for mating season. See dolphins, sea lions and Whales on this wildlife tour. And there is Salta (where we started our odyssey across South America), a Unesco World heritage site for its cultural significance, home to colorful landscapes, indigenous peoples and unique wines.
Speaking of wine – a visit to Mendoza and its world class bodegas (wineries) for superb wine tastings paired with gourmet cuisine is a must. And while you’re there don’t forget that Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the American Continent is in your back yard.
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