Argentina: Luxury Holiday or Backpacking Destination? Both!

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Argentina, one of the most popular places to visit in South America, is a great destination for a luxury vacation or backpacking experience. From cultural Buenos Aires to the beautiful Iguazu Waterfalls and the vineyards of Mendoza, Argentina has something to offer to all visitors. Take the time to explore this wonderful country.

San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Image credit:

Start your visit in Buenos Aires, often called the “Paris of South America,” and explore the city like you should. There are a lot of fun things to do, cultural activities, good food and great nightlife. It’s a typical city to enjoy, dine with a few glasses of wine and shop.

The amazing Iguazu waterfalls should be the next destination. You could go there by yourself or on a guided trip.

Salta is a cute, charming little town with outstanding museums, lovely cafés and live folk music everywhere. Walking through the city is like stepping back in time with its preserved colonial architecture.

Mendoza is mostly famous for its wine and steak. If you are a wine lover you should definitely spend at least a few days there, biking around the wineries, hiking with these wonderful landscapes, visiting canyons and having steak and wine for dinner every night.

Mendoza. Image by Jorge Gobbi/Flickr

Let’s not forget the Tango part. If you are already in Argentina, no way you are going back home without a lesson of Tango. You will see people practicing tango on the streets and there are many studios where you could take a lesson or two and feel like a local.