The Northwest Region of Argentina is composed of five provinces of the Republic. Popular among independent tourists, the region is characterized by its cultural value . It is one of the zones with more presence of pre-Columbian communities of the Argentine territory.
The Northwest Region of Argentina is composed by the provinces of Jujuy, Salta, Catamarca, Tucumán and Santiago del Estero. It is a region, rich in history and geography with unique characteristics.
It is made up of three sub-regions: Puna, Cordillera Oriental and Sierras Subandinas.
The Puna is part of the mountain range of the Andes. The climate is characterized for being dry and cold, with big temperature contrasts between day and night.
The Eastern Cordillera is formed by mountains, gorges and valley. The rivers that flow through the eastern cordillera were eroding the ground, in a continuous and intense form , giving origin to the Quebradas . Notable among them is the Quebrada de Humahuaca in Jujuy, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In this geographical area you will find the train to the Clouds, one of the world's highest railway, which runs through mountains that make up the Cordillera of the Andes.
Other attractions that can be found is the Hill of the Seven Colors (Cerro de Siete Colores), natural formation of great beauty and very particular. This site is one of the mountains are found in and around the famous Quebrada of Purmamarca. Between the colors that can be seen there are green, yellow, pink, white, purple, coffee, red and orange, which form a natural spectacle like few others in the world.
The Sierras Subandinas are located 2,500 meters above sea level on average. In this area there are Baritú National Parks, and the King (El Rey) , the Calilegua which preserve the southern sector of the Forest of mountain that is also known with the name of Yunga.
The main cities in this region are: San Miguel de Tucumán (the metropolis of the region), Salta and San Salvador de Jujuy, where is located one of the most important cathedrals of the country.
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How to get there?:By air:The Governor Horacio Guzman International Airport is 33, south- Km east of the city center San Salvador de JujuyBy road:Purmamarca is located within the Quebrada de Humahuaca, on route N° 52, 3km west of the Route N° 9. At 65km from San Salvador de Jujuy and 25km from Tilcara. Starting from Jujuy capital, take the route 9 and then to the left by the National Route Nº 52, which is the road to the Pacific through the Paso de Jama. Once on the RN. 52 loops through 6 km and you will arrive in Purmamarca at the foot of the Hill of the Seven Colors.Languages:Spanish.Currency:Argentine Pesos.Important Dates:The January 12, Meeting of Copleros: Traditional wheels with COPLEROS of different localities of Quebrada and Puna.In February, Contest of Goat Cheese: regional foods, cheese tasting, folkloric festival.The August 30 Santa Rosa de Lima: it honors the patron saint.The December 8, Festival of the Virgin of the Valley.
Tilcara is one of the most chosen destinations to get to know the northeastern Argentina.Its steep streets and the particular architecture of the north, with adobe houses in the midst of a natural context makes it a charm rarely seen before.How to get there?:By air:The Governor Horacio Guzman International Airport, is an airport which is located 33 km southeast of the center of the city of San Salvador de Jujuy.By road:Down From Route 40 in Susques, by the Salinas Grandes, the city can be accessed from Tilcara in the Quebrada de Humahuaca.It is a fully paved route that passes through the Cuesta de Lipán and Purmamarca to the National Route N° 9. It is an option for touring the Quebrada (Gorge), which is Unesco World Heritage Site.Languages:Spanish.Currency:Argentine Pesos.Important Dates:JanuaryThroughout the month live conferences where the culture and traditions. Folk festivals, clubs, dances, copleadas, chayadas, conferences and exhibitions.FebruaryCarnival DateOf the 16 to 23 March, Holy Week: During this religious festival, the jujes express their beliefs most sincere and profound.On 1 August: Festival of the Pachamama: A festivity where the Indian buries a clay pot with food, coca leaves, wine, alcohol, chicha and cigars. It is said that Tilcara is the supernatural presence of this goddess, made present each August to receive the offerings of the people.
How to get there?By air:The province has the International Airport "Horacio Guzmán" also called "El Cadillal", is located 33 km southeast of the center of the city of San Salvador de Jujuy, near the city of Perico in the department of El Carmen in the province of Jujuy. The airport is located very close to the densely populated cities of Jujuy, such as San Pedro de Jujuy, Libertador General San Martín, The Mendieta and Palpalá among others.By road:You can get to Jujuy mainly through the National Routes 9 and 34. The first of them connects the Capital Argentina with La Quiaca, passing through cities cities like Rosario de Santa. Faith, Córdoba, Tucumán, Salta City, San Salvador de Jujuy, Tilcara and Humahuaca. The RN 34 was born in the city of Rosario, passing through Santiago del Estero, Tucumán, Gral. Güemes (Salta), San Pedro de Jujuy, Ldor. Gral. San Martin, ending its journey in Prof. Salvador Mazza (Salta). The National Route 40 (the largest in the country 4667 Km.), is another path less traveled. This RN (National route), connects the cities of Abra Pampa (Jujuy) and Río Gallegos (Santa Cruz). Their journey is through the Argentine west, passing through some of the following cities: San Antonio De Los Cobres (end of the stroke of the train to the Clouds), Cafayate, Tucumán, San Juan, Mendoza, San Martín de Los Andes, Esquel and El Calafate.It can also be accessed by the north of Jujuy, through the National Route 34 from the border crossings of Aguas Blancas and El Salvador Mazza in the province of Salta.In Jujuy there are two border crossings, one connecting Jujuy with Chile and Bolivia. The Jama Pass allows you to get to Jujuy from the Pacific by the Republic of Chile and El Paso The Quiaca-Villazon from the Republic of Bolivia.There are international lines that join with the Chilean north (Antofagasta - 824 Km and Iquique -1008 Km).Languages:Spanish.Currency:Argentine Pesos.Important Dates:January1ra. Week: Traditional cribs and misachicos, throughout the province. "January Tilcara Fiesta: are held throughout the month traditional cultural activities: penalties, folk festivals, dances, copleadas, chayadas, conferences and exhibitions. In Tilcara, Jujuy. "Meeting of Copleros: traditional wheels of coplas in counterpoint with prevenientes singers of the Gorge and the Puna. Purmamarca, Jujuy. 23: Feast of the Virgin of Bethlehem, in Susques. "Compadres and Comadres Festival of Tres Cruces, in Tres Cruces, Jujuy.February1 and 2: Virgen de la Candelaria. Traditional dance of the El Torito. The second day includes a procession with musicians (sikuris and erkes), parade of gauchos and criollo skills. In Humahuaca, Maimará, Tumbaya and Acatepec, Jujuy. 7: Day of the carnavalito, tribute to its author, Edmundo Saldivar, Humahuaca, Jujuy "Festival of the Chicha, the copla and DOZING of COMADRES. The Thursday before the carnival the locals show their skills in the development of the chicha, the traditional drink andina, made with corn or peanuts. The singers of coplas demonstrate its charm in counterpoints. In Humahuaca, Uquía, Purmamarca, Tilcara, Jujuy "Carnival. A week before it does "soften" carnival, where they dig up the Carnival in the outskirts of peoples. The dances are spread during the Festival "large", the central celebration. And ends one week later, with the small carnival (burial). Between dances you can taste empanadas (Patty), choclos (Corn) , goat cheese, roasted lamb, etc. are all carried out throughout the province. "The Provincial Party of the hills of Seven Colors and Contest of Goat Cheese, in Purmamarca, JujuyAprilHoly Week: From Tumbaya depart caravans of followers heading to Punta Corral. From Tilcara, too. 19: Foundation of Jujuy (1593) across the province. 27: Big Day of Jujuy. Leon.May3 patronal feast: San Francisco de Paula. Uquía.8 patronal feast: Our Lady of Luján. Chorrillos. 25 Patronal Feast: Valle Grande. 25: National Day of the Mining: San Salvador.June13: San Antonio de Padua. Patronal feast with liturgical acts, cultural and sporting events. In San Antonio, Humahuaca, Coctaca and Abra Pampa. 20 and 21: inti-raymi. Fiesta del Sol. Home of the new agricultural cycle for the Inca culture. Aboriginal communities gather at the monument that marks the tropic of Capricorn. At it's feet make bonfires around which they are performed dances and songs for waiting for the dawn, with open arms to the sun. In Huacalera, Jujuy. 23: St. John the Apostle. During the night is made the classic luminaries. Young people leap over bonfires are lit in front of houses and corners. Serves a traditional punch while you listen and dance the regional music. In Quebrada and Puna, Jujuy. In Cochinoca is carried out the ceremony of "footfall of embers", in front of the church, to the cry ofViva San Juan".July23: Virgen del Carmen. Patronal feast with liturgical acts, cultural and sporting events. Craft Fair with artisans from the valleys. Parade of gauchos and events of Criollo dexterity. In the Carmen, Jujuy.August1: cults to the Pachamama. Worship to Mother Earth during the month and throughout the province. A millenary ceremony is performed in "da eating and drinking" to the earth with fruits, drinks and coca leaves. 6: San Salvador. Patronal Feast of the provincial capital. 14 and 15: bullfighting of the Vincha. Patronal feast on the day of the Virgin of the Assumption. Folk activities of Spanish colonial origin, such as the "samilantes" (men dressed from suris that dance in front of the chapel of the people), or the bullfighting, where the Promisers of the virgin try to snatch the horns of a bull, a headband with silver coins. In Casabindo, Jujuy. 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23: Week of Jujuy. It is recalled the heroic 23 August 1812. Folk festivals, fairs of regional foods, art exhibitions, etc. The central acts are given the 22, when evoking the Exodus from Jujuy, with the burning symbolic of the city. In the capital of Jujuy. •September15: Our Lady of Sorrows. Patronal feast with religious acts and international folklore festival. Tumbaya, Jujuy.National Party of Students: Election of National Queen of students, participating students from all over the country. Parades of floats and entertainment throughout the province.October7: Virgin of Rio Blanco and Paypaya. Patronal Feast of the province. Pilgrimages from the capital to Rio Blanco, where is the sanctuary of the Virgin.3Rd and 4th Sunday. Manca Fiesta or "Party of the pots". It is a unique event in the country, of pure native roots. Craft fairs (especially primitive pottery of the altiplano and tissues of the Puna), and typical meals. Barter of vessels by agricultural products and articles of manufacture home. Folk Festival. In La Quiaca, Jujuy.DecemberProvincial Festival of the Gaucho. Exhibition of crafts in leather, regional food, Creole skills and folk performances. In Palma Sola, Jujuy.
It is a tourist center par excellence of the province, being its colonial architecture one of its Attractive, and serves as a liaison to many tourist spots. In addition, it is an important center Religious.How to get there?:By air: To San Fernando can be reached by air, at the airport Colonel Felipe Varela, 15 km to the located East of the city.By road:Distance from Buenos Aires to Catamarca: 1177 Km.Starting the journey toward RN9, Au Cordoba - Rosario and Au 9 toward Avenida Juárez Celman in Córdoba. Take exit 2 of Av. de Agustín Tosco Ring Road, continues through RN9, RN60 and RP33 toward San Martin in San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca.Languages:Spanish.Currency:Argentine Pesos.Important Dates:January:San Sebastian Festival: PomanReina del Yokavil: Santa MariaThe Provincial Mining Festival : BethlehemFiesta Provincial and Regional Harvest: TinogastaThe Fort in Andalgalá Festival: AzulThe Provincial Party of the Pejerrey Fray Mamerto Esquiú:FebruaryFestival of the path toward a new sun Festival del Camino hacia un nuevo sol : Fiambala – TinogastaThe National Festival of the “Aguardiente”: Valle ViejoThe National Festival of the Cabrito (Goatling): Recess - PeaceCattle Fair and craft of the Puna: Antofagasta de la SierraMarchFestivities of the Virgen del Valle: San Fernando del Valle de CatamarcaAprilFestivities of the Virgen del Valle: San Fernando del Valle de CatamarcaMayFestival of the Niquixao: El Rodeo - AmbatoJulyThe National Festival of the Poncho: San Fernando del Valle de CatamarcaAugustMonth of the Pachamama (Mother Earth)Festival of the PachamamaDecemberFestival of Doma (Gaucho Horse riding, etc) and Folklore: Valle Viejo
How to get there?:By air:Arrival by air in Salta city: International Airport of Salta "Martín Miguel de Güemes" is located 7 km to the southeast of the center of Salta.By road:From Salta: Cafayate is located 2 ½ to 3 hour drive south of Salta (183 km or 114 miles) by route 68.Languages: Spanish.Currency:Argentine Pesos.Important dates:February: Serenade to CafayateIt is the most important folk festival in the Province of Salta and one of the most prominent in the country. This feast, which lasts three days pays tribute to the culture, tradition, and to the inhabitants of Cafayate, that is at the heart of the Calchaquíes Valleys. In addition to music and serenades, includes Criollo dance performances, exhibitions of handicrafts, a courtyard of regional meals and the realization of various popular in which dance until dawn.
The name of the city of Salta, comes from the name of the Indian tribe of the Salta, who lived there when the Spaniard Hernando de Lerma founded the city that originally called it the City of San Felipe y Santiago of the Lerma in the valley of Salta, province of Tucumán.How to get there?:By air:The International Airport of Salta Martín Miguel de Güemes is located 7 km from the center of the city of Salta. By road:National ground accessFrom Buenos Aires by RN34 / RN9.Another option is to go by the autopista Rosario - Santa Fe and take the RN19 until joining the RN34.Of Iguazú: RN16.Of Córdoba: RN9.South Sudan: RN9 / RN34.International ground accessFrom Chile:Step of Sico, Salta: RN51.Paso de Jama (Jujuy): RN52.From Bolivia:By Yacuiba - Salvador Maza: RN34.By Aguas Blancas: RN50.By Villazon - La Quiaca (Jujuy): RN9.Of Iguazú: RN16.Of Córdoba: RN9.South Sudan: RN9 / RN34.Languages:Spanish.Currency:Argentine Pesos.Important Dates:JanuaryFestival and Fiesta Crafts of the Calchaquíes Valleys. 11 and 12 January 2019FebruarySerenade to Cafayate 2018. Of the 21 to 23 February 2019.MarchNational Festival of the Chicha. The Boiler - Salta. Of the 11 to 13 March.AprilHoly Week. From 29 March to 02 AprilMayRevolution. Military and gaucho parade in front of the Historical Town Hall. May 25JuneActs in Honor to the death of the Gral. Martín Miguel de Güemes. 14 to 17 June.JulyXxxth National Meeting of Dressage and Festival of the tamal will be the 19-20 and July 21AugustNational Party of the Pachamama. San Antonio De Los Cobres. Of the 1 to 6 August.SeptemberFestival of the Miracle. 29 August to 20 September 2019.OctoberPatronal Festival in honor of the Virgin of the Rosary. Iruya. 1 Sunday in October.NovemberFestival of Tradition. Campo Quijano 10 November.
How to get there?:By air:The International Airport of Tucumán Lieutenant Benjamin Matienzo is located in San Miguel de Tucumán, and from there must be completed 107 kilometers by road to the city of La Plata.San Miguel de Tucumán: National Route 157 (optional), National Route 38 and finally Provincial Route 307 for access to the Calchaquíes Valleys.By road:Salta, Jujuy, Santiago del Estero, Cordoba and Buenos Aires: By National Route 9, and in Tucumán take National Route 157, National Route 38 and Provincial Route 30.Languages:Spanish.Currency:Argentine Pesos.Important dates:January:Festival of the YerbiaoMeeting of Musiqueros del Valle (Classic Music Festival)FebruaryNational Cheese FestivalJulyFestival of singing to the ValleysNovemberFeast of TraditionsDecemberApple Festival
Its capital is San Miguel de Tucumán, where you combine the essential ingredients to make this city a temptation to explore it. The city is peaceful and quiet; the largest movement occurs in the morning or afternoon since San Miguel has a hallmark which is the nap. From 14 to 17 hs. The streets are practically empty and businesses closed. However, during the nights the provincial spirit can be felt in bars, theaters, restaurants and shopping malls that from Monday to Monday open their doors until after midnight.How to get there?:By air:Benjamín Matienzo International Airport located in Dauphin Gallo, Tucumán. To 9 km east of the city center of San Miguel de Tucumán.By road:From the Province of Salta, Jujuy, Santiago del Estero, Cordoba and Buenos Aires: RN 9From the Provinces of Formosa and Chaco:RN 11, RN 16, RP 94 (Chaco), RN 89, RN 34 and RN 9From the Provinces of Misiones and Corrientes:RN 12, RN 16, RP 94 (Chaco), RN 89, RN 34 and RN 9From the Provinces of Catamarca and La Rioja: RN 38From the Province of Santa Fe: RN 34 and RN 9From the Province of Entre Ríos: RN 18, RN 168, RP 70 (Santa Fe), RN 34 and RN 9From the Province of San Juan: RN 141, RP 79, RN 157 and RN 38From the Province of Mendoza: RN 40, RN 20, RN 141, RP 79, RN 157 and RN 38From the Province of San Luis: RN 146, RN 20, RP 79, RN 157 and RN 38From the Province of La Pampa: RN 35, RN 8, RN 36 and RN 9From the Andean Patagonia: RN 40, RN 258, RN 237, RN 151, RP 20 (La Pampa), RN 143, RN 152, RN 35, RN 8, RN 36 and RN 9From the Atlantic Patagonia: RN 3, RN 35, RN 8, RN 36 and RN 9Languages:Spanish.Currency:Argentine Pesos.Important Dates:JanuaryFestival of the Vegetables:Location: El Mollar.This feast is performed to pay tribute to the orchards of the place and to Mother Earth. The celebrations begin with the opening of the pascanas for tasting fruits and vegetables, regional foods, performance of folk and copleras sets, in addition to gaucho groupings with parades and testing of Criollo dexterity.Festival of The Humita: Place: San Pedro de Colalao. Folkloric Festival with exhibition of crafts, parade of gaucho’s groupings and the sale of humita in its different presentations.FebruaryNational Party of the Pachamama (Mother Earth) Location: Amaicha del Valle.Feast of Mother Earth. The event is open to the general public. Its celebration is the oldest of all Tucumán and one of the main of the country that have religious heritage-festive. Normally the celebration lasts for a week and on the last day a woman elected among the elderly of the place assumes the role of "Pachamama".Fiesta Provincial del QuesilloLocation: San Pedro de ColalaoDevoted to taste exquisite cheeses, accompanied with music and folkloric dances. The cheese is a popular product made from goat's milk or cow's milk that usually accompanied with regional sweets or with honey. In this fiesta the public will be able to taste this and other regional products accompanied with folklore and traditional dances.National Cheese FestivalLocation: Tafí del ValleGreat folk festival which involved local and national artists in a scenario of great proportions in the open air. The cheese is one of the oldest industries of Tucumán, that project in the valley of La Plata on the initiative of the Jesuit priests in the 17th century.Feast of SweetsLocation: The pichaoWas born at the initiative of the inhabitants of the place where each one is grateful for the production of sweets, and generates an intercultural encounter among the peoples of the Calchaquí Valley. During the Feast, the visitor can taste and buy sweets of quince, apple, CAYOTE, peach, fig, jellies, arropes and spirits among others.MarchFeast of the NutLocation: San Pedro de ColalaoThis festival is one of the oldest in Tucumán, is carried out during Holy Week in the village of San Pedro de Colalao. The nut is one of the sources of production of the locals of San Pedro de Colalao. AprilRepresentation of Life And Passion of God ManLife And Passion of God Man of Tafí del Valle (Vida y Pasión de Dios Hombre de Tafí del Valle) is already a national classic. May500 Miles Place: San Miguel de Tucumán For lovers of old cars, the race 500 miles shows around 100 classic cars that wear the streets tucumanas.Tribute to Atahualpa Yupanqui (Hob and Horseback Riding to Tafí del Valle) Location: Acheral Atahualpa Yupanqui is one of the characters that more nostalgia and pride wakes up among the tucumanos and for this reason, it pays tribute to him each year in various localities. Poets, Singers, dancers and riders are given appointment, in Acheral, in a folkloric cooker to remember to ''Don Ata'', recreating his work. To the 00:00 riders depart on horseback ride from acheral to Tafí del Valle, following the path that so often transit the poet.JuneProvincial Rally Location: famailláLocated 36 kilometers southwest of the Capital, known as the "Capital of the Pie" is also the headquarters of the Provincial Rally.National Rally of TucumánThe symbolic start is performed in Independence Square and takes place over a weekend. Around 20,000 spectators of Tucumán and the country gather to witness this spectacle that became the last time in a true show.JulyFeast of the Ponchi Place: Colalao del Valle The festivities include tastings of Ponchi (traditional drink), in addition to horseback rides to the archaeological ruins of the pichao, pascanas with regional foods, folk music, popular dances and fair of crafts.Fiesta del Vino PateroPlace: Amaicha del ValleIt is organized by the local community; it is celebrated with the performance of copleras, tasting of artisan wines and typical foods, folk festival, activities of Criollo dexterity, parade of gauchos and contest of patero wines with the supervision of professional winemakers (the wines are produced in the traditional way, with the old methods of extraction of juice, grape treading on hides to distill the grape juice)AugustExpo OrchidsPlace: San Miguel de TucumánThe Expo Orchids was declared of interest by the Government of the province. This is an international exhibition of orchids.Commemoration in Honor of the Pachamama Place: Amaicha del Valle Without a doubt, one of the most traditional of Tucumán. The commemoration of the Pachamama is an ancestral practice.SeptemberNational Party of the Empanada Location: famailláMusical SeptemberLocation: San Miguel de TucumánIs the cultural event of international level more important of the province. Throughout the month of September, the public tucumano enjoys different musical shows of high level next to other cultural activities that are developed in the capital and in the interior of the province.Battle of Tucumán RepresentationLocation: San Miguel de TucumánThe Park Guillermina turns each year in the scene of one of the most significant works of the province: The Battle of Tucumán, directed by architect Ricardo Salim.OctoberThe National Festival of the lemon juicePlace: Tafí ViejoHas a duration of three days and in its festival evening highlighted the most important figures of Argentine folklore. Tucumán is one of the largest producers of lemon in the world.The National Holiday of the Sugar CaneLocation: AguilaresSugar cane was always the most representative industry of the province of Tucumán.NovemberNational Festival of the SulkyPlace: SimocaIn Simoca is carried out the Festival Nacional del Sulky in tribute to this means of transport inseparable from the simoquenos, today become a symbol of the South of Tucumán. In the festival hundreds of sulkies marching in a parade through the streets of the city Simoca, leading to the girls who then will participate in the election of the Queen of the Party. The sulky is a vehicle manufactured in Simoca is and is used in multiple tasks, both to transport people and cargo. DecemberMega Christmas ConcertPlace: San Miguel de TucumánThe show consists of a selection of tangos, carols and some of the most popular parts of the classical repertoire. More than 200 musicians on stage.
The Patagonian Region is located in the south of the American continent. It is composed of the provinces of Tierra del Fuego, Santa Cruz, Chubut, Río Negro and Neuquén.The two forms of highlighting characteristics of the region of Patagonia are, plateaus and mountains. The first in a greater proportion, are typical of the so-called Patagonia Extra Andina. The second ones are characteristics of the Andean Patagonia.The Andes plays an important role in the provision of the Argentinean regions climate and, because of this, Patagonia is a region of arid and semi-desert.The Island of Tierra del Fuego, due to its location next to the southern pole, in summer it has up to 18 hours of light, whereas in the winter, there are only seven to eight hours.Called the Land of the end of the World, offers infinite landscapes: rivers, sea, mountains and lush vegetation. Its history makes the province a tourist pole of international relevance.Tierra del Fuego is the starting point of the most varied excursions and expeditions to Antarctica. To reach these confines of the world is a fascinating experience and unique in every way.The most important city of the province is Ushuaia, capital of the Province. Used as a port of the cruises that depart for Antarctica. Offers natural beauty, cultural, Services infrastructure for those who know not the forget ever.To 12 km. of Ushuaia is the gateway to the Tierra del Fuego National Park created in 1960 and protects 68909 hectares. It is the only one of the Republic of Argentina that combines the marine environment, with wooded forests giving shape to the marine coast, lakes, valleys, vast peat bogs and magnificent forests.Connecting the city of Ushuaia, with the National Park, is the Austral Fueguino Railroad or Train of end of the world. Is the train running southernmost city in the world.Close to the city of Ushuaia is the Museum of Presidio, former prison that housed the most dangerous convicts in the country. Some of the prisoners achieved great notoriety as the multiple murderer Mateo Banks, alias "mystical" or Cayetano Santos Godino, alias "El Petiso Orejudo".Lake Escondido and Fagnano Lake are two of the most visited lakes in the province.The Province of Santa Cruz has of capital and largest city to Rio Gallegos. Apart from the capital, its main cities sonː Caleta Olivia, head of north zone and the headquarters of oil and mining bases; and El Calafate, gateway to the natural wonder of the Perito Moreno Glacier, located in the Los Glaciares National Park.Due to the beauty, his glaciol and geomorphologic interests , and part of its fauna in danger of extinction, Los Glaciares National Park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.Other National Park well visited and interesting in the area is the Perito Moreno National Park, an authentic territory, virtually no modified by the hand of man.Declared National Capital of Trekking, El Chaltén allows you to live a unique experience in the south of the Patagonia Argentina. With breathtaking scenery, glaciers, great lakes and snow-capped peaks is a favorite of travelers to visit different mountain trails and walks through native forests.The province of Chubut has of capital the city of Rawson and his most populated city is Comodoro Rivadavia. The main towns of the province are: Puerto Madryn, Trelew, Esquel and El Chocón along with Rawson and Comodoro Rivadavia.Its geographical position next to the variety of historical and cultural attractions and natural, turn it into a pole of very important tourist attraction for the region.Chubut has two National Parks: Los Alerces and Lago Puelo and provincial areas protected from baggilt, Nant and Fall and the Valdes Peninsula.In Peninsula Valdes are concentrated a large variety of aquatic animals, such as the Southern Right Whale, which can be seen in breeding season in Puerto Madryn.In addition on the Valdes peninsula lies the island of the Birds, used as a reproductive area for ten different species of seabirds and shorebirds. Punta Norte, colony of sea lions, elephant seals, Magellanic penguins, escuas and orcas. The flamingos and penguins, cormorants and other water birds are concentrated in Caleta Valdés.The province of Rio Negro has of capital the city of Viedma and the most populated city is San Carlos de Bariloche.The main tourist towns are the caves on the coast, El Bolsón and San Carlos de Bariloche in the Cordillera. The town of Bariloche, beautiful landscapes and extensive tourist infrastructure, are next to the Nahuel Huapi National Park (the first of Argentina). To the south lies the village of El Bolsón is famous for its green forests and mountains and its benign climate. Near Bariloche is the Cerro Catedral the biggest ski center in South America and the Southern Hemisphere.The last province of Neuquén, Patagonia is located in the center west of the country. Its capital and largest city is Buenos Aires. The main tourist towns are Neuquén, Villa la Angostura, San Martín de Los Andes.San Martín de los Andes is a destination recognized internationally and can be visited throughout the year. Here you will find the Cerro Chapelco, one of the most important ski centers in Argentina.In Villa La Angostura is the gateway to the Arrayanes National Park, the only place in the world where there is a natural forest of the arrayanes tree species.
The Region of the Coast comprises two sub-regions: chaqueña and Mesopotamia.The subregion of Chaco is a wooded, uniform plain, with a subtropical climate.The Mesopotamia, formed by the provinces of Misiones, Corrientes and Entre Ríos, is surrounded by two large and copious rivers: the Paraná and Uruguay and the islands of the Delta of the Paraná.The province of Misiones, contains in its soil, rock formations that break the course of the rivers giving origin to falls, rapids and waterfalls. A dramatic example of this are the famous Iguazu falls, declared Natural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO. Other natural attractions in the province are: Moconá Falls, Tabay, Indian Cave, Salto Berrondo, etc. At the same time, it is of great importance to the historical heritage of the province: Jesuit Ruins of San Ignacio Mini, Loreto, Santa Ana, and Santa Maria Maggiore, in the south of the province of Misiones are the provinces of Entre Ríos and Corrientes, with several beaches, islands and places suitable for the practice of swimming and water sports.Corrientes , with its ecological circuit of the great wetland, the Esteros del Ibera, with an abundant fauna worthy to appreciate, and the edge of the Paraná River that borders more than half of the contour of currents, is the protagonist of the two contests and fishing for various fish species.The Province of Chaco, with its capital, Resistance, is recognized as the City of the Sculptures, with more than 500 artworks scattered on the sidewalks of the city with works by artists from different countries of the world.In both subregions we find rich variety of flora and fauna, especially in subtropical forests in Misiones, and in more temperate climates of Corrientes and Entre Ríos, forests and parks.We can also enjoy the thermal springs that exist in many cities of the Argentine littoral.
The Northwest Region of Argentina is composed by the provinces of Jujuy, Salta, Catamarca, Tucumán and Santiago del Estero. It is a region, rich in history and geography with unique characteristics.It is made up of three sub-regions: Puna, Cordillera Oriental and Sierras Subandinas.The Puna is part of the mountain range of the Andes. The climate is characterized for being dry and cold, with big temperature contrasts between day and night.The Eastern Cordillera is formed by mountains, gorges and valley. The rivers that flow through the eastern cordillera were eroding the ground, in a continuous and intense form , giving origin to the Quebradas . Notable among them is the Quebrada de Humahuaca in Jujuy, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In this geographical area you will find the train to the Clouds, one of the world's highest railway, which runs through mountains that make up the Cordillera of the Andes.Other attractions that can be found is the Hill of the Seven Colors (Cerro de Siete Colores), natural formation of great beauty and very particular. This site is one of the mountains are found in and around the famous Quebrada of Purmamarca. Between the colors that can be seen there are green, yellow, pink, white, purple, coffee, red and orange, which form a natural spectacle like few others in the world.The Sierras Subandinas are located 2,500 meters above sea level on average. In this area there are Baritú National Parks, and the King (El Rey) , the Calilegua which preserve the southern sector of the Forest of mountain that is also known with the name of Yunga.The main cities in this region are: San Miguel de Tucumán (the metropolis of the region), Salta and San Salvador de Jujuy, where is located one of the most important cathedrals of the country.
The Cuyo Region is located in the west of the country. It is formed by the provinces of Mendoza, San Juan, La Rioja and San Luis. It is characterized by being the main area in the production of wines from South America. In the region prevails a mountainous ground and little vegetation .In Mendoza, one of the most important attractions is the Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the American continent with 6,962 meters of height. Several glaciers across its slopes; it is located within the Aconcagua Provincial Park, and is the most frequented by climbers from all over the world. It is crossed by rivers, whose waters descend from the Mountain range of the Andes. With the use of this resource, man, through the irrigation canals, turned this region into a prosperous place and conducive to the development of the vine and the subsequent production of wines of high quality. Currently, it is known all over the world, tourists will be able to enjoy the wine tasting session , visiting the numerous wineries of the region.One of the cities that stand out in Mendoza is San Rafael, which is characterized by its amazing andean landscapes with turbulent rivers. It has become a very important city for his contribution to the argentine wine. In San Rafael are some of the main wineries and Chambona of Mendoza Province.In San Juan and La Rioja there are two of the unique places in the world, with much scientific attractive , the Ischigualasto Provincial Park (San Juan) and Talampaya National Park (La Rioja). Declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Talampaya Natural Parks Ischigualasto.Other protected areas in the region are the National Parks of the Leoncito (San Juan), Sierra de las Quijadas (San Luis), and San Guillermo (San Juan).In San Luis is located the city of Merlo, main tourist destination of the province. The particular microclimate of the place is considered one of the best in the world.
In the Center Region dominates the plain chaco-pampeana. It is characterized by a relief of ways fairly flat. The plain presents higher areas to the West. In general the Pampas region enjoys a temperate climate, which is the most favorable for agricultural development and livestock.The Region is formed by the provinces of Córdoba, Santa Fe and La Pampa.In Córdoba, tourism is, along with industry and services, one of the main economic activities in the province. Among the notable places are: Laguna Mar Chiquita and Bañados del Río Dulce, Cerro Champaqui Hill - the highest peak of the province-, Quebrada del Condorito National Park, a natural reserve and cultural Cerro Colorado, Mount Uritorco, visited by thousands of people from all over the world in search of transcendental experiences, or spiritual- UFO related , Capuchin Church, Camino de las Altas Cumbres, Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and the Manzana Jesuitica, declared World Heritage Site by Unesco.The Province of Santa Fe is known for hosting the city of Rosario, birthplace of the best football player in the world, Lionel Messi. However, having been the birthplace of the player is not the only attraction. The city has the National Monument to the Flag, seated in the National Park to the flag, at the place where the general Manuel Belgrano (Argentinian) hoisted for the first time the flag of Argentina.Other major cities are the city of Santa Fe, Rafaela and Esperanza.The Pampa presents a variety of tourist proposals related to the rural activity. Among them, live experiences conducting rural tasks or taste the typical asado in the numerous stays where it is put into practice all the traditions of the Argentine territory. Spend a day in any of them can become a unique experience because the visitor is immersed in the daily life, chores and above all things in quiet and serene rhythm that print these establishments.
It is the capital and largest city of Argentina. The focus of the port and the most important industrial area of the country. Approximately one third of the population of Argentina lives in Buenos Aires.The city is located to the east of Argentina nestled in the bay of Rio de La Plata.Buenos Aires is one of the largest cities in the world; a megalopolis with over eleven million inhabitants. It is also the most elegant city and active in South America, and that best summarizes the varied and heterogeneous essence of being Argentinean.With more than 3 million inhabitants, in recent years experienced a significant growth in infrastructure to improve the diversity of gastronomic offer, entertainment, hospitality and tourism.Every corner of Buenos Aires hides fragments of cities around the world and this combination makes it particularly attractive and unique. Visitors are fascinated by its environment, the individuality of each of its neighborhoods, the cordiality of its people, and its wide range of cultural and commercial opportunities.How to get there?:By air:The city and Gran Buenos Aires have three commercial airports, five military officers and two private.The two are the Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarini, in Ezeiza Partido, 35 kilometers from the city, and Aeroparque Jorge Newbery in the neighborhood of Palermo. In addition, Buenos Aires has the only Low-cost airport of Latin America , which is intended for the operations of the low cost airline Flybondi, it is the Aeropuerto El Palomar Airport , located in Buenos Aires suburbs. The airport also has military purposes.From Ezeiza Airport there are flights to of all South America ,North America ,Europe, Africa, Oceania and Asia. From the Aeroparque Jorge Newbery start mainly domestic flights and to a lesser extent provides international services with destination to Paraguay, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay.Arrive by plane in Buenos Aires is an excellent alternative, as the major airlines offer flights to the capital of Argentina from various cities around the world. The international flights arrive at Aeropuerto Internacional de Ezeiza, while the domestic flights and flights from the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, arrive at Jorge Newbery Airport, located 15 minutes from the city center.The national airline is Aerolineas Argentinas. Other airlines that offer flights to Buenos Aires, from major cities in the world, are: Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Avianca, British Airways, Canadian Airlines International - Air Canada, Copa Airlines, Iberia, Lan Chile, Pluna, SAA, Spanair, TAM, transbrasil, United Airlines and TACA, among others.Buenos Aires International Airport EzeizaThe International Airport of Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport is located 35 kilometers from the city center. It is the main airport in the country and has all services. This properly signposted and has comfortable facilities for waiting times, however is not well connected to the center of Buenos Aires by public transport.The Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport is located on the coastal road of Buenos Aires, just 15 minutes from the city center. Nuclear-weapon States flights of the interior of the country and Uruguay. Some of their services target the tourist cities of Bariloche, Ushuaia, Salta and Iguazú.By road:The main routes to arrive by car to Buenos Aires are:The Route 3, which links the city with the country's southwest, arriving to Bahia Blanca, Río Gallegos and Ushuaia;The Route 7, which connects Buenos Aires with the Argentinean, making it possible to reach the city from, for example, the tourist city of Mendoza, a city that also has connections to Chile;The Route 9, which allows you to drive to Buenos Aires from the cities of Rosario and Cordoba, and can also connect with other roads that lead to Salta or Puerto Iguazu, this last city possesses border crossings with Brazil and Paraguay.All roads that allow you to drive to Buenos Aires converge on the A001 or the General Paz Avenue, a motorway that surrounds the city. Other major roads allow you to reach the heart of the city, to the Highway Leopoldo Lugones, who joins with the 9 of July Avenue, in the heart of Buenos Aires.By river:CruisesTERMINAL: The passenger terminal "Quinquela Martín", considered to be the best in its type in the whole of South America, is located at the intersection of Avenida Ramon S. Castle and Av. of immigrants, in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. With its 12,786 m2 owns the building structure enough to receive comfortably the flow of 15,000 passengers per day.Cruise LinesCarnivalCelebrity CruisesCostaCrystal CruisesCunardFred. Olsen Cruise LinesHolland American LineMSCNorwegian Cruise LinePolar CruisesRoyal CaribbeanPrincess CruisesSilverseaFerriesBuquebusColonia ExpressFerrylineasSturlaLanguages:Spanish.Currency:Argentine Pesos.Important Dates:The festivals of Buenos Aires highlights are the following:January1 January: celebrated New Year's Day, with its traditional fireworks and family gatherings. It is a nonworking day.Last week: THE NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE SEA, in the city of Mar del Plata, Province of Buenos Aires. Takes place in the spa Las Toscas, which organize artistic performances, festivals, and the famous election of the Queen of the Sea.AprilOn Holy Thursday and Good Friday, are the days preceding the Easter Sunday celebration or Resurrection, which is celebrated every year on the same date. Usually occurs during the first days of the month of April. Both the thursday friday are non-working days, which recalls the Last Supper and the Passion of Jesus Christ, respectively. Families often come together to lunch on Easter Sunday.7 to 18 April: BAFICI, a festival perfectly described by its acronym (Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival), a celebration where the filmmakers and fans can enjoy the most innovative and committed films in the world.MayMay 1: commemorates the day of the worker, it is a nonworking day.May 25: in this date is celebrated the creation of the First Patriotic Government of Argentina. This is a national holiday, where the Argentines are reminiscent of the Week of the Revolution of May 1810.During the entire month: Tango Championship of the city, a festival where professionals and amateurs can demonstrate their skills or enjoy the rhythm of this music characteristic of the country. Between the rhythms that are part of the competition are the Tango, Milonga and Vals. For more information about registrations, schedules and scenarios of the Championship, refer to the Official website of the Championship of Tango in the CityJuneJune 20: Is the National Flag Day. Should your date on the death of his creator, Don Manuel Belgrano.JulyJuly 9: It is the day of independence Argentina. It commemorates the independence of the country as a colony of the Kingdom of Spain.AugustAugust 17: commemorates the death of General Don José de San Martín, better known as the Liberator of America.14 to 31 August: World of Tango, an event recognized internationally by the quantity and quality of its participants. To the world of Tango in Buenos Aires come dancers from all over the world, who display their magic on stage to amaze to the thousands of spectators who continue from year to year this festival of Buenos Aires.September21 September: celebrates the beginning of spring, like the day of the students. It is usual to see in the squares and parks to students celebrating their day, organizing picnics and festivals.OctoberOctober 12: This date marks the discovery of the American continent by Europeans, thanks to Christopher Columbus. It is known as the day of the race.15 to 19 October: International Jazz Festival in Buenos Aires, a celebration where the lovers of this classical music will enjoy this particular style at the Recoleta Cultural Center.DecemberDecember 8: It is the day of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. It is a Catholic celebration in which recalls the soul free from original sin of the Virgin Mary.25 December: Christmas is celebrated, with a traditional lunch in family. It is necessary to clarify that in both Christmas and New Year, the main celebrations usually take place on 24 and 31 December respectively, at night, organizing dinner in which the hour 0, fireworks, decorating the sky of our country.
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