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Cheap Flights to Argentina

Argentina, home of tango and gauchos, has always been a popular travel destination. The romantic images evoked by this South American country has drawn visitors from all over to experience its many natural wonders and the passion of the Argentinians.

About the country

It is the eighth largest country in the world and boasts some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes that promises an amazing experience even to the well-travelled adventurer. Argentina offers a diversity of terrains, from the famous pampas to the lush valleys to the dramatic beauty of Patagonia. It is not often to find a country where you can encounter cowboys in the ranches on the pampas, some of the world tallest and mightiest waterfalls, magnificent Andes peaks and penguins frolicking in the icy Atlantic. Such is the amazing diversity one can find in this vast country.

Argentina shares a border to the north with Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay. Uruguay is to the north east and Chile to the west. In the east, Argentina has a long South Atlantic Ocean coastline.

Its capital is Buenos Aires, also known as the “Paris of South America”. This cosmopolitan capital is the most European city in South America, and offers a captivating variety of nightlife, food, and shopping.

The official language is Spanish. English is also widely spoken in Buenos Aires and most tourist attractions.

Major Attractions

Argentina is offers a whole gamut of climates and terrains in one beautiful country and every region offers some of the world’s most dramatic and unique natural attractions. Many towns particularly in the northwest region, have a rich colonial heritage are also worth visiting.

In the west, the magnificent Andes offer many great opportunities for exciting outdoor activities, such as hiking and skiing. Whether you are going to walk around the Cuvo regions at the base of the mountains or scale its rugged heights, visiting the Andes is a must in every itinerary.

The central region of Argentina is the rich plain known as La Pampa, the Argentine grasslands noted for the gauchos and cattle ranches.

In the northeastern region, visitors will be in awe at the sight of the mighty Iguazu Waterfalls. Considered as one of the most popular day trips out of Buenos Aires, the famous falls are higher and twice as wide as the Niagara.

Patagonia is a region in the south that is at once ruggedly beautiful and desolately cold. You can go travel distances without seeing much. It is good to be prepare with the proper gear and provisions when trekking through Patagonia.

Ushuaia, regarded as the southernmost city in the world, is the hub for excursions, treks and trips to Antarctica. This picturesque city is the most-visited in the region with its colorful timber houses, sports activities, and cruises and treks that bring you up close to arctic animals.

Argentina's northwest, with its colonial and pre-colonial heritage is the most traditional region of Argentina. Here you can meet the proud yet friendly criollos or native Argentines. A must-try here is a ride on the Tren a las Nubes (Train to the Clouds), a scenic and thrilling tourist railway that takes you from the town of Salta into the Andes.

Local Cuisine

Argentine beef is world-famous and a prominent feature of the Argentine cuisine. Check out the Argentine barbecue: asado, also called parrillada. Dulce de leche, similar to caramel, is used on nearly all desserts. It is recommended to try out their many pastries and biscuits with their famous tea, Mate.

Argentina is also renowned for its excellent selection of wine. The most popular is Mendoza, rated amongst the world’s best wine regions due to its high altitude, volcanic soils and proximity to the Andes Mountains.

Flights to Argentina

Ministro Pistarini International Airport , known as Ezeiza International Airport, is the country's largest international airport. It is a hub for Aerolíneas Argentinas and LAN Argentina. International flights from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand connect to Ezeiza. There are also international flights to other airports, such as to Mendoza from other South American countries.

Domestic flights to other locations are taken out of the Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport in Buenos Aires. However, the airports are located on opposite sides of the city, so do allow some time for travel between the airports.

Getting Around

Given the large distances between major points of interest and cities, getting around Argentina can be expensive and time-consuming. Most people seem to bus or fly around Argentina. The country has an outstanding short and long-distance bus network. Buses are amongst the most comfortable in the world and are reasonably priced.

An economical way to travel is to fly LADE, where possible or take a train on one of the few available routes. There is a rail service between the cities of Buenos Aires, Cordoba, and Rosario.

The weather in Argentina varies between regions. November to April is the best time to visit Iguazu Falls and the Patagonia region. Buenos Aires, the Pampas and the wine region are generally year round destinations.

There are so much variety of things to do in Argentina. From shopping in its many town fairs and open-air markets, to whale-watching excursions, to learning how to dance the famous tango.

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