A trip to Buenos Aires and Patagonia
Explore urban wonders and matchless wilderness with the experts at Evaneos
A rgentina is a country as varied as it is long, spanning from the dry, rocky north, via the rhythmic bustle of the capital and on past lush grasslands and lakes to the pristine beauty of Patagonia. To truly see what it has to offer, you need a local’s viewpoint, which is why tour operator Evaneos has put together a ten-day itinerary with its locally based experts. And best of all, they’re offering you the chance to sample it for yourself.
A rhythmic encounter
Start in buzzing Buenos Aires. Explore Caminito Street, an area so entwined with the city’s musical heritage it’s even named after a song by Carlos Gardel, the king of the tango; bandoneón players soundtrack your every step as you explore this colourful district. Then make for the antique shops of boho San Telmo and the impressive tombs at La Recoleta.
Next, something completely different: the untamed wilderness of Patagonia. English-speaking guides will take you to the frozen glory of Perito Moreno Glacier and Los Glaciares National Park, where montane forest, sweeping steppe, sparkling lakes and the largest ice cap outside Greenland await. Picnic in the shadow of Mount Fitz Roy (3,395m) as the mist from your breath mingles with the clouds.
Fly on to Ushuaia, in the deep south, to finish at the ‘end of the world’. Local guides will help you dive into its wilderness, whether hiking and canoeing amid the forests, falls and lagoons of Tierra del Fuego NP or boating into the Beagle Channel to look for sea lions. This is the side of Argentina few see without specialist help, and a fitting end to a unique trip.
A local’s view
Evaneos lets travellers create tailor-made tours with handpicked, English-speaking local travel agents. In doing so, they help create customised trips that get you closer to what you want to see – all with a little local help.