he classic combination of food, football and Tango makes Argentina a country like no other. Fun, free-spirited and passionate, this South American nation truly has everything – from cold and alpine Rocky Mountains, to barren wine country, to amazing European-esque cities, to thick jungle, to the most colourful highland desert landscapes you’ll ever see.
Here are some of the places that we highly recommend you add to your Argentina’s travel bucket list:
Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate
Perhaps Argentina’s best gift to us, the Perito Moreno Glacier was a visual treat. Looking out onto an endless sea of blue, white and grey ice moulded into jagged peaks and then watching sections of the glacier calve and fall was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We were lucky to witness it for the second time and it still felt as jaw-dropping and heart-thumping as it did the first time when we witnessed it during the Great Indian World Trip.
Journey to the End of the Earth at Ushuaia
How many people can say that they’ve been to the end of the earth? We can! Ushuaia is the largest city in Tierra del Fuego and is often referred to as “Fin Del Mundo, or The End of the World”. The name is well-deserved since the town is located at the southernmost tip of not only South America but of the world! Any further south and we would have been driving across the ocean to Antarctica (but we are saving driving in Antarctica for the next time).
Whale Watching in Puerto Madryn
It’s hard to express the joy of watching whales and seals in their natural habitat. We were lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. It’s peak whale-watching season in Puerto Madryn right now and we got to experience close encounter with these massive creatures. If you ever visit Puerto Madryn during this season, we highly recommend that you go for whale watching.
Meet King Penguins
We think there is nothing cuter than a Penguin and that’s why, we made our way to Parque Pingüino Rey to say hello to King Penguin. They are the second biggest out of 18 penguin species around the world. If King Penguins are your thing, we suggest that you add this to your Argentina travel bucket list.
Two to Tango
Tango is considered the deepest dance in the world. It’s an expression of romance, mood and emotion, pride and arrogance, sad and nostalgic. Today tango is so well-recognized that it was placed on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage in 2009. We took to the streets of La Boca in Buenos Aires and learned to tap our feet on the tunes of Tango.
See Death in its Glory at Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires
If you think it’s a bit weird to list a cemetery as one of the best things we did in Argentina, you haven’t been to Recoleta Cemetery. Forget your traditional gravestones, Recoleta is the burial place for the historical who’s who of Argentine society, meaning elaborate mausoleums and large-scale sculptures. It’s larger than you thought possible – you can wander around for hours and still not see it all..
We came, we saw, we Tango’d our way through Argentina! This adventure of epic proportion finally comes to an end and with full hearts and memories, we bid goodbye to the beautiful and magnificent continent. Now it’s time to plan new adventures. If you too would like to join us on our upcoming expeditions, then email us at [email protected] or call us at +91-8826263956.