Buenos Aires tours
Buenos Aires is one of the most popular cities in Latin America and, having it so close, it is impossible not to try to get to know its culture, its shops and its gastronomy. This city is known for fashion, for its tango shows and for the diversity of activities it offers us. If they do not know where to go, we leave some ideas.
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Without even wanting it, you will see the Obelisk, this tall monument located in the middle of 9 de Julio Avenue and in the heart of the city. It is close to Corrientes Street and Lavalle and Florida pedestrian streets.
The pink House
It is the Argentine presidential house and its color is one of the most striking features. It is located in the Plaza de Mayo and is within walking distance of the central streets of the city.
It is one of the typical tour of the tourists, go to La Boca neighborhood, also known as Caminito, as it is a very picturesque sector, full of local activities and businesses. It is where the Boca Juniors stadium is located, one of the most popular teams in Argentina. Here you can take photos with tanguistas or with doubles from Maradona.
You will find a lot of Tango show offers, but I recommend that you take one with dinner included, as you then have a better view of the show. Of the best known are La Ventana and Madero Tango. Prices vary according to the type of dinner or if you just want to see the show.
Farther away than the center is the area called Tigre, which can be reached by rail or bus. From the fluvial station Domingo Faustino Sarmiento can take boats and boats that take walks in the Paraná delta and other sectors that are super striking and beautiful. You will see houses next to the rivers and a completely different environment to the one that is lived in the center, since it is more calm and relaxed. It is a place where you can connect with nature.
In the center of Buenos Aires you will find the 2 pedestrian streets with more trade of tourist type. There is everything: places to buy souvenirs, food places, clothing, games, cinemas, pharmacies, shopping centers, among others. It is best to walk slowly and enjoy everything they offer. It is very likely to see street tango shows or people juggling soccer balls. Here are also the official exchange offices, making it the ideal place to be able to change money.
It is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. Here the restaurants are a little more expensive and in the surroundings there are office buildings of big companies, like the one of Google, for example. It is located relatively close to the center and is one of the most tourist places to go to visit.
Abasto Shopping Center
If you went to Buenos Aires to buy, then this mall is your place. It has a lot of variety of shops, has different levels and also has a food court. It has a cinema inside and also a place for children, full of games and entertainments for all ages. It is located on Avenida Corrientes.
Argentina has a lot of Italian influence and it shows in its gastronomy. Tempted by the pastas and pizzas offered by Rome I went in and in the end I fell in love with two things: their pizzas and some empanadas. The latter are not very Italian but I recommend 100%, especially the onion cheese. They are small but they are delightful and super forceful, so do not underestimate them. It remains on the pedestrian street Lavalle and broadcast football matches, so it is a good option if they did not grab tickets for the superclassic or for another match.
Nestled between extensive mountain ranges and numerous lakes, San Carlos de Bariloche is a must stop. This city located in the Province of Río Negro, is the most visited destination in the Argentine Patagonia, receiving about 100 thousand foreign tourists each year. Among its main natural attractions is the Nahuel Huapi Lake, where you can do various nautical activities and boat trips. On the other hand, if you are a lover of winter sports, Bariloche is your place. A mere 20 kilometers from the city, there is Cerro Catedral, one of the largest ski resorts in South America. Here, in addition to skiing, snowboarding and climbing activities, you will find various service areas such as restaurants and hotels to host you. Another alternative is the Cerro Otto, where you can practice cross-country or cross-country skiing, as well as sport climbing. Also, its numerous trails will allow you to do mountain biking and mountain climbing.
In the urban area, you have to visit the Civic Center. This set of buildings declared national historical monument, is composed by the Municipality, the Museum of Patagonia, the Municipal Library and the buildings of the police, the mail and the Municipal Council. Their constructions are of stones extracted of the zone, that, along with other materials like larch and cypress wood used in doors, balconies and roofs, give that warm touch, home and mountain to these constructions.
Now, if you’re a chocolate fan, you’re in the right place. Here you have several alternatives in the heart of the city, such as the Chocolatería Del Turista, Chocolatería Rapa Nui and Chocolatería Mamuschka. The three venues will offer you a wide variety of exquisite products, such as chocolates and homemade alfajores, preserves and homemade jams, varieties of infusions, and liqueurs of different flavors. As an extra, you do not need a sack of money to tour Bariloche. All that is food and lodging, is relatively affordable for your pocket.
Like Bariloche, this small and quiet town of no more than 20 thousand inhabitants, and marked by extensive vegetation, mountains, rivers and crystalline lakes, is also located in the beautiful Province of Rio Negro. For those tourists looking for some peace and disconnect from the urban hustle and bustle, El Bolsón is undoubtedly the right place. On this site you can enjoy a variety of recreational activities such as walks, horseback riding, excursions and sport fishing, as well as enjoy the typical gastronomy of the area, such as chocolates and artisan alfajores, liqueurs, beers, fine fruits and exquisite cheeses elaborated in this place.
Now, if you like adventure sports, you have different options. For example, if you travel in summer or fall, you can go rafting through the mighty Blue River, or you can go paragliding from Cerro Piltriquitrón, which is one of the most recommended destinations in South America for lovers of this extreme sport.
In the city, you will have varied offers of accommodation, as there are hotels and cabins of high quality, as well as restaurants and service areas.
Esquel is a city located in the Province of Chubut, which, like the previous towns, stands out for its tourist activity. Among its main attractions is the National Park Los Alerces, which with an extensive vegetation filled by these majestic and millennial specimens, give life to these green and deep forests of this region.
If you travel in winter, another point not to be missed in this locality is the ski center La Hoya, located just 13 kilometers from the city. Here you will have 24 slopes for skiing and snowboarding, both for beginners and experienced.
Now, what is a great attraction for tourists visiting this area, is the famous “Old Express Patagonian” train or better known as “La Trochita”. This old locomotive, built in 1922, and which covered much of Patagonia Argentina since the 1940s, nowadays still travels from Esquel to the small village of Nahuel Pan, located in the foothills of the homonymous volcano.
San Martin de los Andes
Nestled in the middle of the Andes Mountains, San Martín represents a very important tourist destination of the Province of Neuquén. Among its main attractions is the Lanín National Park, where you can observe the conical and snowy volcano of the same name, or visit the beautiful Huechulafquen and Lácar lakes.
If you travel in summer to this area and you are a regular of adventure sport, you can practice various disciplines, such as trekking, climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, rafting, horseback riding, canoeing, paragliding, etc., since the city presents ideal scenarios for That you can develop your favorite activities without difficulty.
If you enjoy the white sport, 19 kilometers from the city you will find Cerro Chapelco, which houses the most important ski and snowboard center in this area. Its greatest feature is the great natural beauty, since it is located in the middle of a forest of lenga, and from the top you can contemplate an extraordinary panoramic view of the Lanín National Park, the Lanín Volcano and the city. Also, you will also have varied options of accommodations and restaurants.
Villa La Angostura
Villa La Angostura is a small town located south of the Province of Neuquén in Patagonia Argentina. With no more than 12 thousand inhabitants, and surrounded by lakes, mountains and deep forests, this place is ideal for practicing sports both in winter and summer. If you travel in winter, you can do skiing, snowboarding and climbing, while in summer you can practice all kinds of water sports in lakes and rivers in the area.
Among its main tourist attractions is the Los Arrayanes National Park and the Calafate Lagoon. Likewise, as in the rest of the other Patagonian localities, the gastronomic offer is wide. In the restaurants of the city, you can enjoy delicious dishes such as wild boar, deer and lamb, or enjoy products such as salmon or trout in the area. As a recommendation, here are the restaurants Lobo Grill Bar, Alba Parrilla Resto and El Mirador.
This locality of the Province of Santa Cruz, is the gateway to some of the major attractions of the Argentine Patagonia, such as the Los Glaciares National Park, where the famous Perito Moreno Glacier is located, only 80 kilometers city. This great mass of ice is visited by thousands of tourists every year, becoming one of the main attractions of the south of the world. In this same park, there is also the Upsala Glacier and the imposing Fitz Roy Hill.
Due mainly to these incredible and beautiful landscapes, Calafate has a varied offer of accommodation, to accommodate all tourists who arrive especially in high season. To reach this place, travelers can do it by air, arriving at the Comandante Armando Tola International Airport in Calafate, or via land via the Provincial Route 11 in Argentina, which is the only land access to this locality.
At the southern tip of Patagonia Argentina is this small tourist village founded in the heart of Los Glaciares National Park. The rugged beauty of this place, took the 2014 to get second place in the ranking of the “best cities in the world to know” of the famous Lonely Planet travel guide.
The great majority of the visitors that arrive until El Chaltén, do it to practice mountain sports. Trekking, mountaineering, rafting, horseback riding and excursions for its beautiful trails, rocky and hills, are just some of the panoramas that lovers of the extreme in this area. Moreover, among the main attractions you can visit are the Cerro Chaltén, the Cerro Torre, the Viedma Glacier, the Southern Patagonian Ice Field and the majestic Laguna del Desierto.
Globally known as the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia is located on the shores of the Beagle Channel in the Province of Tierra del Fuego. Annually, it receives thousands of travelers – especially foreigners who arrive on cruise ships – to visit the main tourist attractions offered by this extraordinary place.
In this captivating port city, you can do countless adventures, such as exploring splendid glaciers, going deep into forests, snow-capped mountains, islands, canals and fjords. Boat trips, mountaineering, snow sports, ecotourism, trekking and a varied commercial and cultural offer offers this town at the end of the world.
Among its main attractions is Tierra del Fuego National Park, one of the most beautiful on the planet, where you will find impressive glaciers, valleys, snow-capped peaks, Patagonian forests and spectacular coastlines.
Other must-see places include the Martial Glacier, Cerro Castor – one of the largest centers for skiing – the National Monument.