Tourism

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Argentina is plenty of touristic options due to its extensive territory that covers all the climates and geographies. As part of regular service, Argentina Bird Watching organizes sightseeing trips beside our outdoor activities. Therefore, we are able to offer touring packages or to put together tailor made trips that fit to your requirements.

Being a very rich destination in regard of the different touristic choices we’ll mention the most important ones of them, as follows:

buenos aires

We highly advise you to spend some time in the capital city of Argentina. It is one of the most cultured towns of South America.

ABW organizes personalized sightseeing tours of Buenos Aires with a  private vehicle and guide, visiting the most popular neighborhoods together with their emblematic landmarks like Plaza de Mayo that features the Argentine presidential office – Casa Rosada – a palatial building easy to recognize by its pink exterior, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo (Town hall). The ride always includes the opera house (Teatro Colón), the Obelisco de Buenos Aires (Obelisk of Buenos Aires) located in the Plaza de la Republica in the intersection of 9 de Julio and Corrientes Avenue.

The city tour also includes San Telmo, one of the city's longlasting neighborhoods with its famous antique shops and the flea market of Dorrego Square. The ride also shows the colorful neighborhood of La Boca, a place settled by Italian immigrants and a major attraction due to the brightly painted buildings of the Caminito, the main drag where tango singers and dancers invite the visitors to be part of their spontaneous shows.  Back on your coach, the journey continues through the waterfront district of Puerto Madero, then to Palermo, the city's largest park. Recoleta area is one of the city's most elegant neighborhoods, renowned for the Recoleta Cemetery, together with its elegant shops and open-air cafés and it is the place that we recommend to our guests to stay in BA.

If you eventually like to extend your journey for the whole day, we could also make the arrangements to take you to Tigre, a nice site in the suburbs of BA next to the Parana river, and board a catamaran for a short cruise through the islands of the Tigre’s Delta, watching the islanders interacting with floating services such as the supermarket boat or a water taxi. You could also admire the homes built on stilts and visit President Sarmiento's home and museum.

Your private tour finishes when your vehicle takes you back to your hotel or drops you off at any other destination where you like to stop.

Tango Show

A tango show & dinner is another traditional attraction that we recommend to do in BA where professional dancers and singers perform this traditional Argentinian music. Enjoy a delicious dinner of Argentinean and international cuisine combined with a selection of Argentinian quality wine – a really unforgettable event!

cataratas del iguazu

This tour to Iguazu Falls is full of adventure in breathtaking scenery. Situated in the North East of Argentina, in a rainforest environment, don't miss this chance to spend a few days exploring the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Iguassu Falls!

Visiting both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides of Iguazu Falls requires no more than a 3-Day trip from Buenos Aires. We recommend to stay at Puerto Iguazu, the Argentinian side of the falls and explore from there this natural wonder by their magnificent footbridges and trails that let you blend in with the lush flora and be moisten by more than 270 falls at the reach of your hand. Main attractions are the boat ride to San Martin falls, the panoramic views of the upper path and the trail to the Devil’s Throat (the biggest fall) where the water falls 90 meters making a thundering sound and before it drains into the Parana River.

Besides the waterfalls, the thicket provides a series of other options in a dump but slightly fresher environment with a great variety of animals and plants. Almost 500 species of birds, 80 species of mammals and a huge variety of reptiles, fish, insects and butterflies live in this ecosystem.

perito moreno

Located in the South West of Argentina, literally at the end of the world, El Calafate city is the gateway to the beautiful Argentina's Glaciers National Park. Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier in a tour from El Calafate. Enjoy the glacier streams, small lagoons, gullies, crevasses and plenty of ice formations on this unique South American spot. Experience the grace of different flora, fauna and general glaciology of the region as well as a particular ice breaking phenomenon that takes place in the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Live this impressive natural wonder and explore the extension and height of The Parque Nacional Los Glaciares (Glaciers National Park) area which is also home of other remarkable glaciers such as Uppsala, Onelli and Spegazzini  which can be also visited during your journey.

The main destination of the Glaciers National Park is Lago Argentino at 50 miles (80km) from El Calafate. The Perito Moreno Glacier lies imposing with its 200 foot (60 meter) high ice walls. Follow the trails that lead you to see the monumental mass of ice and get unforgettable views, all while continuous detachments and constant ice breaking noises echoes in your surroundings!

Book your trip to this great Argentinian destination. The Glacier's tour is suitable for the whole family, takes no more than three days and it is a trek that can't be missed by those outdoorsmen who like to experience those few places of the world still unmodified by humans.

ushuaia

Ushuaia is the capital city of Tierra del Fuego province, it is recognized worldwide as the southernmost city of the World. It lies on the seaside of the Beagle Channel and surrounded by the spectacular Le Martial Mountains. Its particular location at the very end of Patagonia country offers an unusual combination of mountains, sea, glaciers and forests. While this landscape is what makes Ushuaia such a marvellous destination. Ushuaia city itself has its own attractions but travelers must visit the stunning surroundings where Tierra del Fuego National Park is a must as well as local private estancias (ranches).

Some touristic activities of this journey include boat rides in the Beagle channel, gourmet tours around Ushuaia, hiking in the breathtaking surroundings, the World’s End train ride, a stop at the World’s End Prison, trekking and canopy at the Martial Glacier, Ski in Cerro Castor, Lapataia National park visit and many other we recommend to start with the Ushuaia City and Museums Half-Day Tour that begins as you travel back in time to the streets of Ushuaia's historical La Mission neighborhood.

bariloche

Bariloche is the most popular touristic destination for those Argentinians doing a getaway to the mountains. It is famous because its environment is full of lakes and forests. Visit the city of Bariloche and travel along a road that follows the beautiful Nahuel Huapi Lake to different observation points set to admire spectacular views of the many lakes and mountains of the area  It is highly recommended a drive through the scenic route to San Martin de los Andes along the "Seven Lakes road" and stop in Villa La Angostura, one of the most attractive mountain villages of this region.

The area that surrounds Bariloche is known for its picturesque beauty reminiscent of the Swiss Alps with A-frame chalets, St Bernard dogs and pretty flower boxes. Sightseeing tours are organized to enjoy the breathtaking scenery with a professional guide that explains the main features of what you see. Meanwhile you take a ride in a comfortable coach through this amazing region.

Besides scenic routes, you can’t miss other touristic highlights such as take a walk in downtown Bariloche, to visit the ancient caves, to go trekking to the Tronador mountain and Black Glacier, to take a ride to Victoria Island and the Arrayanes forest, to pay a visit to the Swiss settlement, to ski in Cathedral mountain and relax at the Llao Llao Hotel one of the top mountain’s hotels of the world.

 
mendoza

Argentina is part of the selected group of countries that produces high quality wines and despite that there are many areas with vineyards around the country, Mendoza province is the most traditional region of prestigious wineries, that’s why a wine-tasting tour here is a must. Travel through the beautiful Argentine wine country to some of the most prestigious wineries in the Mendoza area.

Located at the foothills of the Andes mountains, a Wine Tasting Tour is one of Argentina's most sought-after products; learn about Argentina's extensive wine-growing culture, the wide varieties of world-class wine produced in the area as well as how this dry region became a wine-growing oasis with irrigation techniques that capture the snow melt runoff from the high mountains.

When you are in Mendoza city you'd travel approximately 60 miles (100km) from town into the regions of Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu. At the foothills of the Andes, the Uco Valley provides the highest altitudes at which wines are produced in this region.

Wine tasting tours consist of a visit to different wineries and become familiar with the local wines, trying different kinds of them. These tours are conducted in different languages and of course English is one of them. The tour guide will explain the technique of wine tasting, wine production, the relevance of the cork in the bottle and the right way to handle a glass. A relaxing trip to Mendoza wine country is an unforgettable experience for your senses but this mountainous area offers much more like sightseeing trips to the Andes mountains, skiing, horseback riding, biking, white water rafting and so on.  The Grape’s Harvest Festival in February is another tourist attraction in the surroundings of Mendoza city.