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Buenos Aires Province

In the midst of the pampean plains, origin of the gaucho culture and where large agricultural farms may be found, it also has a myriad of opportunities for the tourist.
More than 1000 km of beaches to pick, from the urban as in Mar del Plata or Pinamar, to some absolutely virgin.
Hills and lakes are also part of the landscape of the province with the possibility of hunting, fishing, staying in farms, horseriding, adventure or culture within the same region.
Tigre and the Parana Delta are a pristine environment a few km away from Buenos Aires.
The most important cities are Mar del Plata and Bahia Blanca on the seaside, Tandil on the hills, San Nicolas and Luján with their churches, Capilla del Señor and San Antonio de Areco with their gaucho flavour, Chascomús and its lake and last but not least the provincial capital of La Plata.

Federal District - City of Buenos Aires

On the west coast of the Rio de la Plata, is one of the largest cities in the world, with more than 12 million inhabitants if we include the suburbs.
Buenos Aires has a unique personality, its architecture, culture and art transformed the city in the cultural centre of South America.
Museums, statues, churches, theaters, parks, neighbourhoods, bars and restaurants are worth visiting and enjoying.
The visitor is captivated by the different neighbourhoods, their people and the shops. The most visited parts of the city includes La Boca, Florida street, downtown, Recoleta and Puerto Madero.

Catamaca

Sadly one of the less known provinces but beautiful indeed, with colonial cities, blue skies and snow capped mountains.
Its capital, San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca is a good point to start, Belen within the mountains and the calchaqui valleys with its regional centre, Santa Maria, surrounded by hills that mix the adventure with history are excellent choices to enjoy this beautiful province.

Chaco

The name of the province has a reminiscence magic, unknown, only challenged by Patagonia. For a long time the Chaco was the north border of Argentina and still has virgin areas within it.
Its capital, Resistencia, is sowed with statues and became a regional centre of culture.
The Chaco National Park hosts scores of endangered species, capibaras, toucans, aligators and monkeys.
In the centre of the province Roque Saenz Peña has termal waters and towards the west, Campo del Cielo is one of the few meteorite fields, where still new finds are discovered each year, all from a meteorite that fell 6000 years ago.
The Cerrito island, in the Parana river, is one of the best fisheries in Argentina that hosts fishermen from Argentina and around the world looking for the challenge of the dorado.

Chubut

The province has two clearly defined areas, the influenced by the sea, where watching birds, sea lions, sea elephants and most of all whales is the preferred option; and the mountains in the west, with enchanted places may be still found in the National Parks Los Alerces and Lago Puelo, with trees more than 3000 years old and blue lakes and rivers.
One interesting fact in this province is the strong influence of the welsh inmigration that still can be seen in cities like Gaiman and Trevelin.

Córdoba

Plains and hills together in the same province. The first area has large farms that are open to the visitor to enjoy the farm life, hunt or just relax. The most important cities in this portion of the province are Río Cuarto, Villa María and Jesús María, this one with a famous gaucho festival.
The hills are very popular in Argentina as a resting place, therefore cities as Villa Carlos Paz, La Falda, La Cumbre, Villa General Belgrano, Mina Clavero or Cosquín fill with tourists during summer and winter.
Cordoba, the capital of the province, between hills and plains, is definitely a cultural center. It has several colonial buildings shops and entretainment areas.

Corrientes

One of the first places settled by the Spanish, has developed a unique culture, different from the rest of Argentina, its music the chamame and its carnivals are a reflex of this spirit.
Its capital, Corrientes, by the Paraná river, has several interesting places, as churches, cloisters and museums.
The Ibera wetlands is an ecosystem that spawns over 700,000 ha of lakes, marshes and rivers, where deer, aligators, capibaras and scores of birds live.
In the Parana river, dorados, surubíes and pacúes may be found and challenge fishermen. Other interesting cities are Yapeyú, Itatí and Mercedes.

Entre Ríos

Criscrossed by farms, has also beautiful cities. Parana, its capital overlooks the cliffs over the river, Concepcion del Uruguay, Colon and Concordia do the same over the Uruguay river. Each one has unique qualities to uncover.
The carnival in Gualeguaychu is well known within Argentina, the termal waters in Chajarí, Federación y Concordia host thousands of visitors each year and the Paraná and Uruguay rivers challenge the best fishermen.
Worth mentioning is the El Palmar National Park, with a forest of palm trees and white beaches on the Uruguay river.

Formosa

The name of the city and the province means beautiful in old Spanish, as a reflex of the beauty of the area. Still has virgin areas as the Rio Pilcomayo National Park with more than 47,000 ha of lakes, plains and marshes. Aligators, deer, chajas, giant armadillos, capibaras and birds live there.
Surubies, dorados, pacues and manguruyues live in the rivers of the provinces challenging fishermen from all Argentina.

Falkland Islands

With a unique culture, extense colonies of sea mammals and a virgin environment. Although travelling there may be cumbersome, it is worth the trip.
Although Stanley is the only city, the camp has several farms that host tourists.

Jujuy

With stunning landscapes, this province has plenty to offer, trekking, horseriding, history, termal springs, culture.
Well known around the world, the Quebrada de Humahuaca has a rosary of towns and villages with traditions that predate the Spaniards.
To the west, the Puna, a plain at more than 3500 m high, with lakes, multicoloured mountains and salt deserts, to the east, the Yungas, one of the few mountain rainforests in Argentina
San Salvador de Jujuy, the capital, still keeps the colonial past and has beautiful surroundings as the Termas de Reyes and Lagunas de Yala.

La Pampa

Between the pampean plains and the beginning of Patagonia, offers the chance to stay at typical farms, hunt deer, pumas and boars in several private hunting ranges or just visit some of the nature reserves that the province has.
Its capital, Santa Rosa, is a young and vibrant city and to the south the National Park Lihue Calel offers a unique ecology and archeological remains.

La Rioja

Laying on the Andes, the province has landscapes that simply render visitors breathless. The Miranda slope is a waste of colours from the deep red of the hills, the deep green of the trees and scrubs to the silvery rivers and creeks.
The Talampaya National Park encompasses the canyon of the same name, with walls 150 m high, petrogliphs and condors.
Almost anything is possible in this province, even though is outside the beaten track.

Mendoza

"No es lo mismo el otoño en Mendoza..." Autumm is not the same in Mendoza says a famous song and is true, is so easy fall in love with this province where the effort of its inhabitants overcame an hostile nature.
One of Argentina´s most arid places, is though thanks to glacier creeks and rivers one of the most important agricultural areas of the country. Its wines and fruits are famous around the world.
Its capital has several parks and is a spot of green in the dryness of the surrounds. Its tidyness is amazing and has an intense cultural life.
The touristic possibilities are endless, from mountaineering in the scores of peaks, most of all the Aconcagua of almost 7000 m high, ski in Las Leñas, Vallecitos and Penitentes, water sports in the lakes, horseriding and cycling.
The most important cities oustide Mendoza are Uspallata, San Rafael and Malargüe.

Misiones

The Iguassu Falls are well known around the world, 275 falls up to 70 m high. But Misiones is not only this, adventure travel, falls, fishing, cycling and the ruins of the jesuit missions at San Ignacio Miní, Loreto, Santa Ana and others that in the end shaped the culture of this area.

Neuquén

In this province the Andes suffer a transition from arid in the north to rain forests in the south due to the increased rainfall. As a consequence the number of lakes and rivers, also convey a more prolific nature.
A large portion of the province is covered by National Parks, Nahuel Huapi being the most important, but also being quite remarkable the Lanin name after the volcano that lies within. They protect several native species as the huemul, el pudu, pumas, foxes, guanacos, pehuenes, cipreses, coihues y ñires.
The Lake district and the seven lakes road that link San Martín de los Andes with Bariloche is worth visiting. On the middle of the province Caviahue and Copahue mix ski with termal springs.
To the south the ski centres of Chapelco, nearby San Martin and Cerro Bayo on the outskirts of Villa La Angostura are very popular in South America.

Río Negro

Extremely diverse, it spans from the Atlantic to the Andes. Crossed by the valley of the Negro river, is one of the main fruit producers in Argentina.
Adventure activities are plentiful here, skiing, trekking, hunting, fishing or just enjoying the beaches and lakes.
At the southwest, the Nahuel Huapi National Park and Bariloche lay between the steppes, the snow capped mountains and blue lakes.

Salta

One of the most beautiful and diverse provinces of Argentina, with different landscapes and climates, three national parks and several colonial jewels.
It is possible to do scores of activities in Salta, trekking, mountaneering, water sports, rural activities, horseriding or cycling. The cusine of Salta are well known in the region, in particular its "empanadas".
Its capital, Salta, is the city that keeps the most of its colonial past in Argentina, parks, museums and churches are a portion of that heritage.
The Train to the Clouds, an engineering marvel, crosses the Lerma valley and reaches more than 4000 m of altitude in its way to San Antonio de los Cobres.
The Calchaqui valleys offer multihued landscapes, old traditions and in Cafayate, south of the province, some of the best wines in Argentina.

San Juan

Its capital was born in 1562, and throughout the province there are several touristic areas as Ichigualasto, with weird natural structures created by the wind and rain over the centuries, uncovering 200 millon old fossiles. To the west Barreal enjoys some of the clearest skies in Argentina and is seat to the biggest astronomical complex in the country.
Worth visiting as well is the santuary of the Difunta Correa that was created through the popular devotion.

San Luis

Soothing landscapes ranging from the canyons in the National Park Sierra de las Quijadas to the hill district, with seat on the city of Merlo, that enjoys its own microclimate and the capital, San Luis, that stills keeps the paucity of a colonial city.
It is possible to do trekking or horseriding in the hills or fish in the lakes of the province.

Santa Cruz

Although the star of the province is the Perito Moreno glacier in the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Santa Cruz has other beauties and interesting points. The Fitz Roy peak near El Chalten, the fossilised forest with trees 130 million years old and the atlantic shores with maritime mammals and birds.
Within some of the activities that may be done in the province, it may be mentioned fishing, trekking and mountaineering.

Santa Fe

On the west shore of the Parana, the province has several attractions, fishing, hunting, beaches and water sports.
Santa Fe, its capital, still keeps the colonial architecture and a beautiful rivershore. Rosario, its biggest city is one of the cultural centres of the country, cradle to many artists.
The countryside, mostly devoted to agriculture, offers the opportunity of living in farms.

Santiago del Estero

Its capital is the oldest city in Argentina, and was involved in the creation of several cities of Argentina. The province still keeps its traditions and religious festivals.
To the west, the Rio Hondo springs have been used for many years and has a very well developed infrastructure.

Tierra del Fuego

Jules Verne wrote about it and considered it the end of the world, but nowadays is a touristic destination and has become the portal to the Antartic.
Ushuaia, its capital, is the southermost city in the world and from there the Beagle channel and the Tierra del Fuego National Park can be visited.

Tucumán

Even though Tucuman is one of the smallest provinces in Argentina, the options the visitor has are almost endless. Its capital is the economic capital of the Northwest.
Here, the independence of Argentina was sanctioned and keeps a large share of the colonial past. To the west, the Calchaqui valleys cross from north to south with astonishing differences only kilometers away as the dryness of Amaicha del Valle and the exhuberance of Tafi del Valle.
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