Famous for its beefsteaks and football, Argentina is a beautiful country with a diverse history that manifests today in the country’s many European influences.
The eighth-largest country in the world features a varied terrain that takes in spectacular landscapes such as the Pampas grasslands, glacial lakes and the high Andes. Travel to Argentina with Qatar Airways and find a rich variety of sights to discover, from the bustling streets of Buenos Aires to the open plains of the country side.
Buenos Aires is popularly called the Paris of the South because of its wide and elegant boulevards, stately façades and vibrant café scene. The capital is home to numerous shops and boutiques for visitors to explore, and attractions such as the Presidential Palace. Renowned for its vibrant nightlife character as well as its legendary steak restaurants, Buenos Aires stands out a premier destination to visitors from all around the world.
Argentina is also unusually rich in its diversity of landscapes. These include the Iguazu Falls –commonly known as the Brazil Falls for Argentinian natives—which are taller and twice as wide than those at Niagara. Visitors can enjoy a serene experience walking through a nature trail leading up through most of the national park housing Iguazu Falls – right at the borders of Paraguay, Brazil.
Mountains are also a marked feature of the Argentinean landscapes, with the Andes the most popular region for climbing and skiing. For a more laid back and local experience, visit Mendoza, a town famous for its fruits and other regional delicacies in the foothills. At the other end of the Andes is Patagonia, home to Ushuaia, the world’s most southerly city, boasting a wild and unspoilt landscape, as well as Arctic wildlife like penguins.
An unusual town in Argentina is Bariloche, known for its unique Swiss-style architecture and chocolate shops. Its setting amidst stunning lakes and mountains makes it a popular destination for visitors looking for an Alpine experience in the heart of South America, as well as a range of outdoor pursuits.
Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia is the location to head for if you are a keen hiker. The mountain is popular with mountaineers looking for technical challenges, and was only conquered in 1952.
Your trip to Argentina also gives you the opportunity to see the spectacular Perito Merino Glacier, where you can take a boat out onto the lake and see bergs breaking off.
Fly to Argentina with Qatar Airways and enjoy an unforgettable adventure at one of the world’s most beautiful destinations.