Things to do in Argentina
Bariloche - take a chairlift to the scenic view from Cerro Campanario
The area around Bariloche has some of the most stunning scenery in Argentina and one of the best ways to appreciate the extent of its beauty is to take the chairlift up to the top of the Cerro Campanario. From here you can see over the lakes in the area as well as the Llao Llao peninsular, Cerro Otto and Cerro Catedral. The chairlift is open subject to weather conditions until 6pm in the winter and 7.30 pm during the summer evening months.
Buenos Aires - take a tour of the Teatro Colon (Columbus Opera Theatre)
The Teatro Colon, or Columbus Opera Theatre, is thought by many to be one of the top 5 opera houses in the world in terms of acoustics. It under went a $100 million renovation that took 5 years to complete and was reopened in 2010, It allows nearly 2,500 people to sit and watch an opera and an additional 1,000 to stand and listen. Take the opportunity to tour around the theatre in the day time and then book tickets to enjoy a stunning musical experience in the evening.
Buenos Aires - view the mausoleums of the famous Recoleta Cementary
With over 4,700 crypts the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aries is filled with the families that have helped shaped Argentina as a country. Families are interred in Mausoleums some of which are extremely ornate and date back to 1822. The most famous person interred here is Eva Peron and her mausoleum can easily be identified by its bronze doors decorated with leaves and flowers.
Calafate - marvel at the Perito Moreno Glacier and Los Glaciares National Park
The Perito Moreno Glacier is thought to be moving forward at a rate of over 2 metres a day. The large chunks of ice falling off it prevent the glacier from engulfing the entire countryside. At over 40 metres tall it is an imposing sight and stretches back from its edge for over 5 km. For the adventurous and energetic there is glacier trekking, whilst for the more sedate cruises on the water are available which can be very exciting when large icebergs calve off the glacier face.
Introduction to Argentina
Argentina is not only one of the most interesting countries in the world; it is now also one of the best value places to visit as well. The collapse of the currency of Argentina several years ago mean that exchange rate favourability for foreign visitors is exceptional, making everything effectively half price. Argentina hotels run the full gamut of prices, styles and sizes. Most hotels start with the opulent palaces of Buenos Aires and continue right on to the outdoor campgrounds near the roaring Iguazu Falls, on the border with Brazil. The city is a vast country and opportunities for tourists include hiking, sightseeing and learning - this is one of the educational capitals of South America. The famous love of steak in Argentina disguises the eclectic and broad choice of fine restaurants and indigenous cuisines. Of course, many people come to the area to dance the tango and a number of bars and restaurants as well as the hotels will offer all night parties and tango classes.