Glaciers, lakes and landscapes that will take your breath during your stay in Patagonia Argentina.
Add a few days in the capital, Buenos Aires, and the result is a breathtaking journey that you can not miss.
On its route from Jujuy to Tierra del Fuego, the range presents the wonderful variety of landscapes: from the highlands of northwestern deserts with beautiful valleys and colorful hills to the region of lakes, forests and glaciers of Patagonia .
Location, area and frontiers
Located in South America and therefore in the southern hemisphere of the planet, Argentina has an area of almost 3.8 million square kilometers, 2.8 on the continent, approximately 54% are plains (grasslands and savannahs) , 23%, plateaus, and another 23% of hills and mountains, and the remainder in the Antarctic. It is 3,800 kilometers long extending from 22 º to 55 º south latitude. It borders Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Chile has a perimeter of 9,376 kilometers of borders. The coastline on the Atlantic Ocean 4,725 kilometers.
Buenos Aires is one of the largest cities in the world, a suburban megalopolis with over eleven million. It is also the most elegant and active in South America, and that best summarizes the varied and heterogeneous essence of Argentina. Modern structure and dynamic activity, it has managed to preserve old traditions and charming corners. Visitors are fascinated by their environment, the individuality of each of its neighborhoods, the friendly people and the wide range of cultural and commercial offerings. Buenos Aires, surrounded by splendid nature Argentina, is the great cosmopolitan doorway to South America.
Iguazu Falls. It is the region of large rivers, humid tropics, red earth and virgin forest full of huge trees and extraordinary flora and fauna. Water in large-Iguazu Guarani language that overflowing into one of the wonders of the world: Iguazu Falls.
Quite a scene of exuberant beauty that spans the Iguazú National Park, Moconá Falls, the Rio Pilcomayo National Park, El Palmar National Park, the Ibera Marshes or the Chaco plain.
Apotheosis of nature, where the Jesuit ruins, declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Site, are living testimony to the fruitful work of the Society of Jesus.
The Northern provinces feature traces interspersed Columbian ruins of forts and Indian villages and buildings of Conquest and Colonization.
The Andes mountain range shows its beauty in the Patagonian provinces. Ancient and silent forests with native vegetable species are extended to the shores of the lakes. On the summits of the mountains, nature overflows with granite peaks and ice fields spreading their glacier tongues into lakes of unsurpassable beauty.
All airlines flying to Argentina arrive mainly at Ezeiza “Ministro Pistarini” International Airport, located 37 km from the city of Buenos Aires, Capital Federal. It is attached to it by the Lieutenant General Ricchieri highway.
When to travel
Remember that in the southern hemisphere the seasons are opposite to the northern hemisphere. In general, the summer, with mild temperatures and long days, is the most favorable season in Patagonia and the southern Andes. Wintertime is recommended for traveling to the North and Northwest as rains are less frequent and tropical temperatures drop a few degrees. Fall and spring are magnificent in Buenos Aires, Cuyo and precordilleranas areas of La Rioja and Catamarca.
How to travel
Given the enormous size of the country, the planes are best to travel long distances, you can then take overland transportation. Get in their country of origin the Visit Argentina, allowing travel cheaply by Argentina. Domestic flights are covered by Aerolíneas Argentinas / Austral Andes Airlines, LADE, LAER, and Sol Argentina LAN Airlines. Domestic flights and flights to Uruguay depart from Jorge Newbery, located north of the city beside the Río de la Plata.
The current population of Argentina is over 38 million people, of whom almost half reside in the Federal Capital and the province of Buenos Aires. These figures suggest a density of 14 inhabitants per km ².
The official language of Argentina is the Castilian (or Spanish). In Buenos Aires forms of slang, slang of the Buenos Aires area.