The National Park Los Glaciares (Glacier National Park) with its 4459 square kilometers, the largest glacier area outside of Antarctica. Los Glaciares National Park since 1945 and in 1981 was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The National Park is located in Patagonia, unhttp in Santa Cruz province in the southernmost part of the South American covers Argentine and Chilean territory?. Los Glaciares with its breathtaking landscape of mountains, lakes and vast forests is a destination for nature lovers, trekking tourists and photographers. Starting point for tours of the park is the small town of El Calafate. The National Park has 13 glaciers, including the three large glaciers Perito Moreno, Upsala and Viedma, which open into the turquoise glacial lakes Lago Argentine and Lago Viedma. In the northern part of the national park, about 220 km from El Calafate, which are popular with climbers and trekking tourists granite mountains Cerro Fitz Roy (3400m) and Cerro Torre (3120 m). The bizarre landscape with huge bluish glacial ice is unique. You can often see large terminations of the Perito Moreno glacier, causing the dip in the water, a loud noise and meter-high tidal waves. The picturesque lake, Lago Roca, 51 km from El Calafate, with the typical Patagonian Andes forests in summer offers ideal opportunities for camping, fishing and trekking through the fascinating nature. (more…)
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Quebrada de Humahuaca
The Quebrada de Humahuaca is one of the most impressive sights of nature that have achieved Argentina. In the Quebrada de Humahuaca is a 150-kilometer-long gorge that rises from the mountain town of San Salvador de Jujuy at 1,200 meters above sea level to almost 3,000 meters in Humahuaca.
The vegetation is sparse and yet the Quebrada glows at sunrise or sunset to begin almost supernatural beauty when to light up the colored layers of rock. Unlike the other regions of Argentina, living in the Quebrada many Indians who were here back into their villages. The Catholic Church was in the region of Jujuy take only walk in which they inflicted upon the myths of the earth mother Padamama some Christian elements, and otherwise tried not to take the Indians their culture and religion. (more…)
It was a blessing for archeology, as a monk discovered in 1941 in the canyon of the Rio Pinturas, the Cueva de la Manos, that is the cave of the hands. What he could not know, however, is the fact that he is with this discovery, the oldest and most spectacular cave paintings.
Not far from the end of the world in the remote, vast and fascinating region of Patagonia, is the valley of the Rio Pinturas, the “Valley of the paintings, whose name is due in 1904 an Italian scientist. More than two decades ago, an English traveler, this region the “Land of the Devil” was baptized, as his adventurous trip through Patagonia was accompanied by all sorts of difficulties.
The Pinturas meanders like a snake continued moving through a very deep canyon formed by high rock walls. Sometimes it seems the silver river, depending on the weather and season, sometimes blue, and green and shimmering gold. And light and shadows behind a charming and ever-changing “game of the pattern on the rock walls. A central plateau, Pampas, side valleys, basins and lakes in the Andes, here and there fertile plains, scrub and grasslands dominate the landscape of the environment. Guanacos, pumas, Argentine gray foxes, Patagonian skunks, armadillos, rheas dwarf roam the area, while in the air some mighty Andean condor flight en route to the loot. (more…)
Buenos Aires: Top 5 places to visit
Heading to Buenos Aires and not sure where to start your tour? This list will give you an overview of places and activities that just should not skip.
Buenos Aires, Argentina is the most fashionable city in Latin America. It feels European, and many argue that it is actually more European than anywhere in Europe. This is a list of the cities top 5 sites that all visitors should not miss. 1. Plaza de Mayo ndash; This is the very heart of the BA The square is home to Casa de Gobierno (aka Casa Rosada because of its pink hue), the Museo de los Presidentes, the National Congress Antiguo (Old Congress, a national monument ), and the Cathedral (which dates back to 1753). Every Thursday at 3:30 pm (15:30), the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo march in memory of children who have lost their lives during the ldquo;. Dirty war ‘
2. Recoleta Cemetery and the Museo de Bellas Artes ndash; The cemetery is large, built like a miniature city, with narrow streets and alleys that separate the architecturally beautiful tombs and mausoleums of some of the country’s most famous citizens, including oacute To Avoid ; No The Museum, or National Gallery houses the most beautiful works of art in Argentina and European countries and is located not far from the cemetery. (more…)
Peninsula Valdes offers unique opportunities to see abundant and varied fauna, including sea lions, elephant seals, penguins, killer whales, and the Southern Right Whale
The starting point for the Peninsula Valdes and Puerto Madryn, a seaside resort on the northern coast of the Argentinian Patagonia. The fastest way to get to Puerto Madryn from Buenos Aires to Viedma is to fly, then take a bus. For those who have more time, a longer bus ride from Buenos Aires offers interesting glimpses of how the landscape changes to green grass and trees to a more desert-like, flat, bushy landscape, dotted with sheep and guanacos, and offering a panoramic 360 degree view of the skyline. Bus travel is quite common in very large country of Argentina, and is surprisingly comfortable. Most buses also meals, and sometimes wine or champagne as an adjunctive treatment!
How to Explore Peninsula Valdes ndash; vs Tours. Independent travel is not currently possible to book a tour or rent a car from the peninsula. This must be done in advance of any tour operator in Puerto Madryn. If the arrangements are not made before the arrival of the peninsula, it may be possible to hire a taxi at a high price. Those who do not make prior arrangements usually find themselves stranded, unable to venture out to see much wildlife. When you book a tour, be sure to ask lots of questions about the position and the duration of each stage. Tour usually does not stop at all the top positions, as there is enough time. Why spend most of the day tour to get to and from the peninsula real, car hire and accommodation on the peninsula would be a better solution. Puerto Piramides, the only city on the Peninsula Valdes, offers different for those who wish to stay. Not only does this significantly shorten the journey time in places like Punta Norte and Caleta Valdes, but offers the opportunity to see the sunrise and sunset on the beach, walk to a nearby colony of sea lions, diving in Nuevo Gulf, or take a whale-watching tour. (more…)
Argentina produces more than 70% of Malbec in the world. When visiting Buenos Aires, tour the wineries of Mendoza offers a pleasant hike.
Malbec was planted in Argentina in 1852, but it was only in the last decade or two that Malbec has developed interests outside of Argentina. The use of the Malbec grape dates back over 800 years where it was developed in the Cahors region of southwest France where it was used to complement the most favored Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Although Malbec is grown in different soils and climates of South Africa, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, Argentina is the Malbec grape flourishes. The Taste of Malbec Defined British wine expert Oz Clarke describes as Argentine Malbec ldquo; dark purple in color with aromas of plum, tobacco and raisins with a softer, plusher structure, with ripe tannins, notes of juicy fruit and violet aromas. ‘
Kevin Zraly, wine educator and founder of the American Windows on the World Wine School, says: ‘The Malbecs of Argentina are just superb stuff.’ A further advantage is that construction of Malbec wines are drinkable at an earlier age of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. An Argentine Malbec is an excellent choice when you run into a store to get a bottle of wine last minute or two on the way to a party. Malbec Food amp; Argentine Malbec wine pairings is flirtatious with food, better matched with red meat grilled or roasted pork, duck, lamb, game and even turkey and chicken. Malbec is an ideal complement to the spicy and flavorful Mexican, Indian, Thai and Italian. The Malbec grape is also used to make sparkling wine, such as the excellent Reginato ldquo; Celestina ‘Malbec Ros eacute;. An evening with Argentine food and wine would be well integrated to serve this crisp sparkler with ahi tuna fritters with mango salsa, prosciutto-wrapped figs, turkey and cranberry chutney, or a perfect ending to a meal with chocolate-dipped cherries or raspberries. (more…)
Travel Ushuaia offers a unique experience and breathtaking natural beauty of the deep Patagonian a fascinating city, at the end of the earth.
At the southernmost tip of South America, Ushuaia is a choice destination for those seeking to have their minds blown by an intense natural beauty. Flights from Buenos Aires are cheap and in summer (December to February) the days are long, offering extended hours of light for outdoor activities. Although quite cold at night, daytime temperatures are often surprisingly comfortable. Ushuaia, the southernmost city of Ushuaia, the world has a distinct character. Cottage streets lined with richly flowering plants that reach out over the sidewalks are great pictures for the people passing by. snapdragons blooming lupines and explode in color and create stunning bouquet natural against the Andes mountains in the background. Sharp, crisp and pristine, this land is invigorating and refreshing. It ‘s easy to find a cheap hotel or a hostel, and entrepreneurs in the city are used to having guests and are able to provide guidance and suggestions for activities and excursions. In the absence of aggressive sales pitches, the atmosphere is relaxed, safe and fun to Ushuaia. (more…)