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The Best Day Trips from Buenos Aires and Adventurous Onward Travel

Buenos Aires is a fabulous city with more than enough to fill even the longest of vacations. But right on the doorstep, there’s so much more to explore.  Within an hour or two, you can live the gaucho dream, cruise the tropical waterways of the Tigre Delta or visit Uruguay – another country altogether. We’ve …

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La Recoleta Cemetery | A guide to the city of the dead

Visiting a cemetery may not be on the top of many holiday bucket lists but this one is different. As one of the most visited tourist attractions in the entire city, we’re not the only ones to think a visit to La Recoleta Cemetery should be on every Buenos Aires itinerary. It’s considered one of …

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Abra del Acay | A Guide to Driving Ruta 40’s Highest Mountain Pass

Golden shrubs cover the red, mountainous landscape. Rainbow coloured nutrients marble the slopes hemmed in by snow capped peaks. The leading line of a ribbon like road twists and turns through the panorama, before disappearing around a distant bend. Abra del Acay is a high Andean mountain pass in the Salta Province, Argentina. Climbing to …

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Valle Grande Mendoza | A scenic drive through Atuel Canyon

As if this magnificent country doesn’t have enough scenic drives already, Valle Grande in Mendoza Province packs in yet another glorious route. A short but incredibly worthwhile diversion from Argentina’s epic Ruta 40, the deep gorge of Atuel Canyon splits the landscape in two.  It entices adventurous thrill seekers with phenomenal rapids, sheer cliffs faces …

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Quebrada de las Conchas | A guide to Salta’s dazzling landscape

Quebrada de las Conchas is one of the most iconic drives in northern Argentina.  Incredible rock formations line a 50 kilometre route through part of Calchaquí Valley to Cafayate. Striated, rainbow painted rock faces, canyons and at sunset, the entire landscape appears to glow. Quebrada de las Conchas, also called Quebrada de Cafayate or Shell’s …

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Feria de Mataderos | An authentic gaucho market in Buenos Aires

The Buenos Aires metropolis feels a world away from the rural stronghold of the gaucho. Yet without ever leaving the city limits, visitors can experience a taste of authentic gaucho culture at the weekly Feria de Mataderos.  Originally called Nueva Chicago, as a nod to the American city’s meat trading past, Mataderos’ Sunday market is …

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San Telmo Buenos Aires | The definitive neighbourhood guide

The city’s oldest barrio, San Telmo is the heart of Buenos Aires. Evidence of its rich history remains. Cobbled streets are tough on the ankles for those not wearing sensible shoes.  Antique lamp posts still illuminate plazas, spilling their dim light onto couples performing impromptu tango dances. The crumbling facades of once grand colonial mansions …

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Our 6 favourite San Telmo cafés | It’s all in the beans & grapes

In Buenos Aires, cafés aren’t just about coffee.  Most intersections have at least one corner café-bar and each just has that look. You know the quintessential Buenos Aires street scene?  A corner building with tables on the sidewalk to savour the morning caffeine hit with the daily papers under the shade of a leafy tree. …

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Candombe in Montevideo & Buenos Aires | African rhythms

If you wander around Buenos Aires or Montevideo on any given Sunday evening, you’re never far from the sound of beating drums.  Montevideo holds the world’s longest carnival and for 40 days, the sound of the candombe is ever present. In some neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires, small candombe gatherings spring up like flash mobs. As …

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Exploring San Telmo market | Buenos Aires

Any visit to San Telmo would be incomplete without wandering through the century old San Telmo market. Not to be mistaken for the Sunday Feria de San Telmo, the Mercado de San Telmo opened for business in 1897.  Designed by Juan Antonio Buschiazzo – the same chap that designed Recoleta cemetery – the indoor market …

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Argentina Patagonia | The definitive guide

This is the only Argentinian Patagonia travel guide you need from a couple who’ve just spent 5 months exploring the region. Travel in Patagonia, Argentina is a unique experience and more than lives up to expectations. We loved every minute of our journey. We’ve created this guide to Argentina’s Patagonia guide to help fellow travellers …

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