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Patagonia Region

Perito Moreno Glacier - El Calafate

Perito Moreno Glacier – El Calafate

The Andes mountain range shows its beauty in this region. Millennial silent forests with native vegetable species are extended along the shores of glistening waters.

On top of the mountains, nature overflows with granite peaks and ice fields spreading their glacier tongues into lakes of unsurpassable beauty.

 

Imposing mammals and sea birds, half-way between real life and fantasy, spend certain seasons on the coasts of Patagonia. Patagonian hares, “ñandúes” (South American ostrich) and “guanacos” run about the steppes.

In the south, Tierra del Fuego and the World’s southernmost city, Ushuaia, are the gateway towards the vast and mysterious Antarctica.

 

Perito Moreno Glacier - El Calafate

Perito Moreno Glacier – El Calafate

 

 

Bariloche - Neuquen - Lago Victoria

Bariloche – Neuquen – Lago Victoria

The Cuyo Region

Condor - National Bird of Argentina flying over the Andes mountains

Condor – National Bird of Argentina flying over the Andes mountains

Cuyo is the region of the high peaks, the snow-covered volcanoes, and the large wilderness spreading from the Andes mountain range and foothills to the steppe.

The visit to Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley), is a true journey to the dinosaurs era. The amazing diversity of forms and colours of its landscape shaped by erosion, is one of the world’s most important paleontologic sites.

Andean ducks, “vicuñas” and “guanacos” cohabit freely in parks and natural reserves, while condors (the national bird) fly over the area.

In the valleys of this region, Argentinean grapes, future world-renowned Argentinean wines, are grown.

Mendoza - Aconcagua  - The highest peak in the continent of America

Mendoza – Aconcagua – The highest peak in the continent of America

The North of Argentina

Traces of pre-Columbian cultures, mingled with ruins of natives’ villages, as well as forts and constructions dating back to the time of the Conquest and Colonization.

This region offers landscapes full of contrast, from the high peaks to the plains, the salt pans, and the subtropical rain forests.

The Name Argentina

The name Argentina comes from Latin “argentum”, which means silver.

The origin of this name goes back to the first Spanish Conquerors that came to the Rio de la Plata or River Plate.