Welcome to Argentina
With Air New Zealand now operating direct flights between Auckland and Buenos Aires, this destination will soon be at the top of travellers’ bucket lists.
Fathom Boutique Travel has lots of exciting ideas for them have an amazing and unforgettable time. We have experienced some of the best Argentina has to offer:
Buenos Aires is worthy of its title as “Paris of the South”, with a vibrant culture embracing tango, street art, wonderful culinary experiences, and shopping. Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia and Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian border are the “jewels in the crown”, but there is so much more to see and experience. If Neil Armstrong didn’t walk on the moon, they filmed it at Argentina’s Valle de la Luna in the shadow of the Andes; Safari to the Clouds (more than 4000m above sea level) starts from Salta on the High Altiplano – tundra gives way to cactus covered hillsides which open to a vast expanse of salt flats as far as the eye can see, before descending into artist palette coloured valleys – the Hills of Seven Colours. The High Altiplano is a great place for a self-drive holiday – staying at estancias (working ranches) through Tucuman and Catamarca to Mendoza, Argentina’s Wine capital. Further south are Bariloche and Chalten in the Andean Lakes District – Natures playground – year-round! Skiing, hiking, glacier walks, mountaineering, fishing, sailing, kayaking – imagine collecting your picnic lunch from a chilli-bin floating in a lake. Argentina is huge; domestic flying times can be the equal of a Trans-Tasman flight. The flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia – the southern-most city in the world takes close to four hours.
Cruise from Ushuaia (almost 900 kms south of Stewart Island) to Cape Horn and Punta Arenas. View Torres del Paine in Chile, before crossing the Andes back to Argentinian Patagonia to view its glaciers.
The face of Perito Moreno Glacier, which towers 70 metres high, is 8 kms across! It’s surprisingly noisy due to constant movement, and the icebergs calving off.
Head east to Valdes Peninsula, the breeding grounds for marine mammals – whales are easily seen from the shore; and its bird rookeries.
Iguazu Falls are on the northeast border with Brazil. 20 metres higher than Niagara, and wider than Victoria Falls, the largest volume of water anywhere in the world cascades over its more than 200 cataracts, Everyone can wander the park’s walkways, and observe the local wild- & bird-life; the more adventurous can safely venture underneath a cascade in a high powered inflatable vessel.
The choices and itineraries will stretch your imagination, but we can ensure you will have an unforgettable experience.