Argentina  
Buenos Aires | North Patagonia | South Patagonia | Patagonia Coast | Ushuaia | Iguazu Falls | Mendoza | Salta | Ibera Wetlands

“Hard to believe Buenos Aires had any beginning. I feel it to be as eternal as air and water.”
J. L. Borges, The Mythical Founding of Buenos Aires, 1929
 Whether you’re drawn to vast Patagonia, intrigued by the mesmerizing Iguazú Falls, eager to explore the wine country or a city lover who won’t get enough of Buenos Aires, Argentina has an offer to suit the most diverse interests. Both adventurous nature enthusiasts and cosmopolitan travelers can find what they are looking for at the very end of South America.

The Land Of Contrast
Travelers are absorbed by Argentina’s natural wonders and breathtaking views at amazing scale - and seduced by the unmatched hospitality of its people.

Given its lengthways extension, Argentina has an outstanding variety of climes and geographic landscapes. In the center of the country, the famous, wide, green Pampas are the birthplace of the gauchos and a prosperous agricultural and cattle breeding industry. To the West, low hills and further on, in the Mendoza area, the countless vineyards at the foot of the majestic Andean Mountains, featuring the Aconcagua (6,969 masl), the tallest peek in the Americas.
The dry Northwest and its Inca and pre-Columbian culture contrast with the rainforest and the amazing Iguazú Falls. Towards the South, the legendary Lake District and the glaciers in South Patagonia invite travelers to get lost in breathtaking views at amazing scale, enjoy multiple adventures, outdoor activities, visit the whales’ sanctuary, sail through the Beagle Channel, explore Ushuaia, the Southernmost city in the world, and listen to old legends and stories about pioneers in this magical part of the world.

Urban fans will find their Mecca in Buenos Aires and its European atmosphere, with tango music in the streets, fully stocked bookshops, sidewalk cafés and internationally acclaimed culture, fashion and gourmet circuits.

From tropical jungles down to endless, white Antarctica, Argentina has something for everyone and no one leaves without willing to return.

Flight time / Distances from Buenos Aires to main destinations
Destination
Flight Time
Distance
    Salta
2 hrs
1.605 kms
Iguazú
1 hr 45 mins
1.346 kms.
Mendoza
1 hr 50 mins
1.037 kms
Córdoba
1 hr 15 mins
710 kms.
Bariloche
2 hrs 20 mins
1.627 kms.
Trelew
2 hrs
1.436 kms.
El Calafate
3 hrs 15 mins
2.681 kms.
Ushuaia
3 hrs 20 mins
3.171 kms.

Weather & When to Go
Remember seasons are the opposite of those in the Northern hemisphere. Our spring and summer -October to March- are the best time to visit Patagonia, unless you are interested in the ski season. During wintertime, head to the Northwest, Córdoba, the Iberá Marshlands and Iguazú. Autumn and spring are the best time to visit Buenos Aires –though it is a year round destination. February and March are harvest time in the wine country.

Most of Argentina lies within the Temperate Zone of the Southern hemisphere. The Northeastern part is very humid and subtropical (Iguazú Falls). The Northwest has a mix of tropical and arid characteristics, but has a mild winter (Salta). The central Pampa plains are temperate. The Southern part of the country has colder temperatures (Patagonia). Temperature should be warm to hot in Buenos Aires from November to March (summer).
Since there is no rainy season, there are frequent precipitations throughout the year, once every 10 days approximately. The warmest months are January and February (24C/75F - average temperature), while the coldest are June and July (10C/51F - average temperature). North Patagonia is cold and South Patagonia is even colder and windier. During the summer months, it can be nice and sunny, but you should expect four seasons in a day.

Infrastructure & Services
Buenos Aires features excellent infrastructure. All the leading brands in the hospitality business have well located hotels and there is an outstanding variety of smaller boutique hotels spread all over the country.

Bariloche, Iguazú, Mendoza and Ushuaia also are highly developed travel destinations. Calafate, right by the Glaciers National Park, and Salta are spectacular choices both for individuals and small groups.
Communication and banking services, as well as the domestic airport network, have been significantly upgraded in recent years. Buenos Aires is the main hub for domestic and international flights, and there are a few routes that have contributed to easing the trip between different destinations within Argentina’s borders as well.

This is a safe country. In Buenos Aires, there’s no need to take more than the usual precautions in any big city. Argentinean people are very open to foreign cultures and renowned for their friendliness. 95% of the population is white, mostly of European origin, and in large metropolitan areas it is very common to find people who speak or understand a foreign language.

General Facts
Total surface
Continental surface
Population
Capital
Religion
Language
Literacy Rate
Currency
Government
Boundering Countries
2.780.400 km²
3,799 Km² (North-South) 1,423 Km² (East-West)
40 million
Buenos Aires
Roman Catholic (90.9%)
Spanish
Rate: 95%
Peso
Federal Republic. President, Senate and Chamber of Deputies
Bolivia y Paraguay (North), Brazil y Uruguay (East), Chile (West).
  Argentina  
Buenos Aires | North Patagonia | South Patagonia | Patagonia Coast | Ushuaia | Iguazu Falls | Mendoza | Salta | Ibera Wetlands
  Oyikil - DMC - Incoming Tour Operator in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay