Experience Argentina

Comes from the Latin argentum which means silver. The origin of the name goes back to the voyages made by the first Spanish conquistadores (conquerors) to the Rio de la Plata. The shipwrecked survivors of the expedition mounted by Juan Diaz de Solis discovered Indians in the region who presented them with silver objects. The news about the legendary Sierra del Plata, a mountain rich in silver, reached Spain around 1524. From this date the Portuguese named the river of Solis, the Silver River (Rio de la Plata). Two years later the Spanish used the same name. Since 1860 the official name of the country has been the Republica Argentina (Republic of Argentina).

 

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Argentina offers vast rolling wine regions and snowy peaks in the north and expansive lakes, jagged peaks and kilometres of empty space in the south. Buenos Aires, its capital, is chaotic, hypnotic and addictive with its all night fiestas. Argentina is also a popular ski destination and there are plenty of romantic walks in the glistening Lake District. A visit to the Iguazu Falls will impress as will the plentiful wildlife of the national park. San Telmo has antique stalls for browsing and ancient cafés to sip coffee in and listen to an abundance of live music while in Buenos Aires, visitors can wine and dine their way through all night fiestas. Sports fans will be well catered for in football mad Buenos Aires, one of Argentina’s greatest loves, the other two being food and partying.

Argentina Tour Highlights

Iguazu Falls

La Boca Neighborhood

Glaciers in El Calafate

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