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Country Facts

Take the Train to the Clouds through San Antonio de los Cobres, go skiing in Ushuaia, the southern-most city in the world, hike through the thick forests of the Andean range, be awestruck by the roar of the Iguazu Falls, romp with Megallanic penguins at the Peninsula Valdes wildlife sanctuary. Learn to dance the Tango, lounge about the beaches of Mar del Plata or discover the secrets of the ancient Incas in Salta and Jujuy. Argentina has so much to offer. To get under Argentinan skin, read, ‘Bad Times in Beunos Aires’, by Miranda France, watch ‘Killing Grandpa’ by Luis Cesar D’Angiolillo and listen to Carlos Gardel’s tango.

  • Capital: Beunos Aires
  • Official Languages: Spanish
  • Government: Republic
  • Currency: Peso
  • Time Zone: -3:00 GMT (8½ hrs behind India)
  • Telephone Calling Code: 0054

When To Go

Best time to visit: March to May. The average temperature in Argentina is 17.5 C. The highest monthly average temperature is 30°C in January and the lowest monthly average temperature is 7°C in June, July.

What To Do

Argentina is the carnivore capital of the world and has the highest per-capita beef consumption in the world. Taking inspiration from Italian and Spanish cuisine, their food is rich, oily and salty and relies heavily on beef. Vegetarian options are few and far between, though not impossible to get.

What to eat and drink
  • Parrillada: A mixed grill of steak and other cuts of beef.
  • Carbonada: A meat stew with potatoes, sweet potatoes, and chunks of corn on the cob
  • Empanadas: Turnovers with savoury filling of veggies or meat
  • Provoleta: Barbecued cheese
  • Pizza
  • Dulce de leche: A sort of caramel made of condensed milk
  • Haledo: Ice cream
  • Malbec wine
  • Maté

Marionettes, dolls, Jesus figures, wine, designer-wear, masks, alpaca knives, silverwear, maté gourds, wooden sculptures, vintage clothes, sporting memorabilia, capybara leather goods, shoes, antiques, books.


Escorted Tours

The best and easiest way to see the highlights is on an escorted tour, where all your travel, accommodation and sightseeing arrangements are well taken care of. A knowledgeable local guide brings history and culture to life as you travel in the comfort of your deluxe coach.

Unmatched selection, more included features, quality first class hotels, and vast experience make Globus the obvious choice for travelers who want more. The world leader in quality escorted travel, Globus delivers memorable vacation experiences with knowledgeable Tour Directors and local guides.


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