If you’ve not already travelled to Argentina, you’re missing out. Argentina is a country that’s as diverse as it is huge. There’s not many places in the world that can offer deserts, rainforests, mountain ranges, glaciers and wide open grasslands such as you can witness as you travel across this amazing country.
With all this open space there’s a plethora of things you can discover outdoors and your only question should be how long should I take to see it all. Basing yourself out of Buenos Aires, the capital city, is always a good place to start any trip.
Known as the “Paris of South America”, here you can take in the culture and arts of a vibrant Latin American city. From Tango evenings to getting swept up in the atmosphere of an Argentine Football (Soccer) game, shopping till you drop at the many boutiques to enjoying a show at the world famous Colon Opera House, there’s plenty to keep you occupied before you’ve even left the city.
Once you’ve had your cultural fill it’s time to head out into the campo, the Argentine countryside. Each region is known to have it’s own specialities.
Mendoza in the west is the country’s wine region and you can relax and enjoy a few days sampling the delights of Argentine wine whilst cycling between the vineyards.
Mendoza is also a perfect destination for an “off the beaten path” trekking adventures, hiking into the foothills of the Andes for a few days whilst camping out amongst the stars. This is ideal for those who enjoy getting away from everything and getting back to basics whilst not exerting themselves too heavily.
The climate in Mendoza is reasonably mild in the winter and still reaches 30 degrees in the summer so it’s perfect for year round adventures.
Just to the North of Mendoza is world renowned as the Mecca of Dove Shooting, with them swarming in the skies in their millions. Here the lodges offer incredible customer service and ensure all your needs are taken care of so you can concentrate on a memorable shooting adventure.
Also in Cordoba you can live the life of a Gaucho (Cowboy) by staying on a working estancia (Ranch) and spend your days in the saddle helping the Gauchos on the ranch or by exploring the rolling foothills of the Andes by horseback.
To the North East of Cordoba you have the waterways of Entre Rios. Based around the vast Rio Parana river system, it’s here where some of Argentina’s best fishing adventures can be found.
The sportsfish, Golden Dorado, also known as “the River Tiger”, is the main target here and it’s fighting spirit, high jumps out of the water and it’s ability to wriggle free from the hook give you opportunities for outstanding fishing adventures that will last long in the memory. Similarly to Cordoba, our lodge’s in Entre Rios attention to detail when it comes to looking after guests can’t be beaten and all meals and drinks are included during your stay.
The region of Patagonia in the South of Argentina is a personal favourite of mine as it reminds me so much of Europe. With warm summers and great snowfalls in the winter months, it’s perfect year round for outdoor fun and adventure. Alpine lakes, surging whitewater rivers, forests and mountains to explore, there’s something for everyone to enjoy no matter your favourite activity.
From Trout fishing and rafting in the rivers close to Bariloche to trekking and climbing near Calafate & El Chalten, including the Marconi Glacier, Patagonia lives and breathes outdoor adventure.
If you’d like more information about how we can design your perfect Argentine outdoor adventure contact The Outdoor Vibe via firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 1244940410.Last updated on May 6, 2018