After living in a van in Chile, and before spending three days in a Jeep in Bolivia, we went back to Argentina. Here we discovered yet another fantastic region, different from the ones we already saw: the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Its small villages are surrounded by mountains of the most amazing colors. We made base in Tilcara, which allowed us to move around using only public transportation. If you want to rent a car you would instead need to pass by Jujuy, more in the south. The main villages of the area are: Tilcara, Purmamarca, and Humahuaca.Continue reading “The colorful Quebrada de Humahuaca”
5 +1 Treks in the Parque Nacional de los Glaciares
The parque nacional de los glaciares is an Argentinian national park covering more than 7000 km² of the southern Patagonia. As the name suggests it hosts several glaciers: the biggest of them is the Viedma, covering a surface of 977 km², equivalent to 9 times the surface of Paris. The most famous towns of the area are El Calafate and El Chalten. The first is famous for being the closest to the Perito Moreno, an impressive glacier, easily accessible by road. The second is instead the national capital of trekking.Continue reading “5 +1 Treks in the Parque Nacional de los Glaciares”
Puerto Madryn: a paradise for animal lovers
Have you ever heard about peninsula Valdes? It is not only a peninsula in Argentina but also a natural park, famous for its rich fauna. In high season, you can see a lot of animals like penguins, sea lions, elephant seals, orcas and much more. But the most impressive, and iconic, of all are the whales. We went there in low season, when supposedly there are much less animals but, except for whales, we saw quite a lot of them!Continue reading “Puerto Madryn: a paradise for animal lovers”
8 things to do in Buenos Aires
Before adventuring south to explore Patagonia, we spent a few days in the capital of Argentina: Buenos Aires. It is a lively city with a lot of things to do and to see. It is also, and by far, the biggest city of the country: one third of the population live there, in less than 1% of the national territory. Although our stay there seemed way too short, here is our top things to do in Buenos Aires:Continue reading “8 things to do in Buenos Aires”
San Ignacio and the Jesuits missions
San Ignacio, in the Argentinian region of Misiones, is famous for the ruins of the Jesuit mission. It is also a good starting point to explore more ruins in the area and get to know more about the Guaranis, the indigenous population of the region.
To reach San Ignacio we took a bus in Puerto Iguazù. Luckily this time the ride was fairly quick, only five hours.
Iguazú: discovering the two sides of the falls
The falls of Iguazú are part of two different national parks in two different countries: Brazil and Argentina. The two towns closest to the parks are, respectively, Foz do Iguaçu and Puerto Iguazú.Continue reading “Iguazú: discovering the two sides of the falls”