Argentina Archive

Staying at a Ranch or a Mansion in Argentina

We’ve just posted a new hotel review in Argentina and updated one of our previous ones, but neither is a typical hotel. There are lots of unusual lodging choices in this part of South America. These two are of a ranch and a converted mansion. Estancia La Bandada Argentina is the land of the gauchos, [&hellip

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5 Top Hikes in Patagonia, South America

Patagonia is a vast area between the oceans at the bottom of South America, spanning Argentina and Chile. Parts of it are flat and agricultural, but this is also where the Andes Mountains end, offering some dramatic scenery for hikers. There are great opportunities for hiking on both sides of the border. Here are five [&hellip

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Get to Know 8 Wines of South America

If you travel to South America as a tourist, or even better on a wine tour, you’re going to sample some familiar flavors of grapes also grown in California or Europe. All vine histories lead to Europe originally, of course, but some plants thrived in the new world better than the old. Other wines that [&hellip

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Wine and Wild Wanderings in the Salta Province of Argentina

Over the years we’ve run a few stories on the regions around Salta and Jujay provinces in northern Argentina. This is a wild landscape that’s far different than the better-known, more frequently visited parts of the country to the south. We just posted a new feature story on a tour with Socompa Adventures that heads to [&hellip

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Catch the Next Total Solar Eclipse in South America

If you were in the path of the last total solar eclipse that moved through the USA, you got quite a treat. If you were out of the direct path, however, you probably saw a whole lot of nothing. You’ll still have other chances for a complete solar eclipse in your lifetime though, as soon [&hellip

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House of Jasmines Revised Review and Video Tour

The best luxury hotels in each region tend to stay that way, but over time many of them do improve or add more buildings to the mix. Both are true with the country estancia retreat House of Jasmines outside of Salta, in Argentina. When we first reviewed this Salta hotel it was kind of a [&hellip

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