Buenos Aires, the fertile region of Cordoba, Iguazu Falls, Ushuaia, the door to the South Pole, Paraná River, Rosario, Mar de Plata, Patagonia and so one after another hundred points of interest in one of the most beautiful countries where you can be. And although the capital insecurity makes many will think, once gone up to “collective” (bus) start to move you to places that you’ll never forget. And there are two of them that surely should not miss: the Region of the Lakes and Perito Moreno.
The first one is extremely well connected by air to Buenos Aires, and is dominated by the natural parks, the Great Lakes, iced water rivers for rafting and a predisposition the entire population to make it passes the best possible. Regarded at the time as the place of retreat of Buenos Aires, today allows visitors to ski, nature sightseeing, relax in alpine design houses and make your stay in a tribute to the senses.
The main town is Neuquén, but if you want to live a party atmosphere go to Bariloche, but the first thing to consider is your location in the Southern Hemisphere, so the spring and summer seasons coincide with fall and winter. It is a small town, with a historic center (although it is barely century of life) very attractive for walking, find other travelers and begin exploring the Nahuel Huapi National Park.
The lake of the same name runs alongside Bariloche, so if you like water sports also have a comprehensive offering, facilities that provide services for all budgets. Among the options available, the boat ride to the Park of the Myrtles is one of the most desirable, especially if you are looking back to nature. Although eye forget the sunscreen, as the height and proximity of the Andes Mountains you can play a dirty trick.
From Bariloche is easy to explore the area, mainly through a tourist circuit that takes you to the Great Lakes of water glacier that surrounding it. Another option is to do it on your own, either by car, motorcycle or bicycle, but that will depend on your time available and your physical state, for an example the Circuito Chico has over 60 kilometers good paved for the legs of cycling enthusiasts.
What you should not miss is the possibility to cross the border into Chile through the Manso River, in a day of rafting exhausting just with a roast and wine of the region. To book one of these tours you can do in one of the many travel agencies that are in the city center, where you should ask in several.
Another point of interest, and worth both in winter and summer is the Cerro Catedral, once one of the most attractive ski resorts in South America, where you can rent all the equipment needed to cross the tracks with the view of the Andes around or if spring-summer climb to the summit in a chairlift to sip a cold Quilmes. Another place nearby is the Cerro Otto, where besides try a hot chocolate (specialty of the region) you can even stay the night. The ride can be completed with a visit the tourist center of Llao Llao, the Swiss Colony and Victoria Island. Do not forget to prepare your camera to keep detail of everything, when you come to see the photos you will discover many details that went unnoticed.
To complete the exploration of the region there are several amazing cities to visit, including San Martin de los Andes, Villa La Angostura or El Bolson (has nothing to do with the Hobbit). From Bariloche all of them are easily accessible by several days, for explore the area can take a minimum of one week.
Although beyond all these points there is something you should not miss: talk to young people who are trying to get ahead with creativity and good ideas, they perceive how much of the country’s greatness rests precisely in those little stories.
And here we go to Glacier National Park (South), where we expect one of the most spectacular in the world: Perito Moreno. The end point is El Calafate, a small town full of hostels and of people who go around the world. To reach Perito from here is to take a bus or hire one of the excursions that can take you even to walk along it, either with crampons or snowmobile. Arriving at the center of this Glacier exploration the first thing that strikes you is the sound of ice cracking, and as you go by boat up to its base notes how the heart begins to throb harder. The wall of ice that is shown to you has nothing to envy the Wall of Game of Thrones, and it is normal to see a fall of uproarious some gigantic fragments.
After the first visit it is best to set a plan trips around and if you have time, go to the North of Glacier National Park where is located Chalten a strange city, full of SUVs and hiking boots at every door, where the only goal is to make hiking and mountaineering on Mount Fitz Roy, whose nationality is disputed with Chile. Argentina is a country of contrasts, so it should not be relied upon if you come from the warm Bariloche to delve into this region. You may get to miss more than one layer of clothing when suddenly a storm of snow. For visitors there are trekking routes, both to go it alone and in groups, at all levels. What is recommended is to take a testimonial dinner with a group of friends in the hostel to come back from places like the Mirador Laguna Torre, Mirador Maestri or D’Agostini camp.