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Colourful city of Punta Arenas, Magdalena penguin colony, Torres del Paine National Park -  guided hike to view the Three Towers, El...


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Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world, and the second largest in South America after Brazil. It has borders with Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, and as such is a popular hub for multi-country tours in the region. The southern city of Ushuaia is also the main starting point for Antarctic cruises. The first language is Spanish, but English is widely spoken too.

Because the country is so large, and stretches from the Southern Ocean right up to the heights of the Andes, there are a huge variety of environments and different landscapes to discover. These include several of the world's most spectacular locations for adventure travel, such as the Perito Moreno Glacier, Torres del Paine National Park, and Los Glaciares National Park, in Patagonia. The Andes mountains are popular for trekking, skiiing, and climbing. On the border with Brazil you also find the Iguazu Falls, among the largest in the world, with the various sections stretching over 2 and a half kilometres.

The wildlife in Argentina is also extremely varied. On the coastline you can see sea lions, seals, penguins, whales and dolphins, with boat trips and cruises available to get up close. In the Ibera Wetlands (the second largest wetlands in the world after Brazil's Pantanal), there are capybaras, giant otters, alligators and numerous species of birds. The central grassy plains, or pampas, are packed with farms with cows, sheep and horses. Then, in the Andean mountains and foothills, there are llamas, alpacas, tapirs, monkeys, porcupines, and a few jaguar, to name but a few.

Argentina is also rightly reknowned for its food and drink, with Argentine beef and red wine in particular famous around the world. The Mendoza wine producing region makes perhaps the best wines in Argentina, and is one of the largest producing areas in the world, with the Andes mountains forming a beautiful backdrop to the vineyards.


Encounters Travel did an excellent job in all aspects of our trip! Egypt was amazing and the trip was made especially enjoyable as a result of the quality of the guides. I highly recommend Encounters Travel!
Worth every penny! Go to Egypt with Encounters Travel!

I liked the fact we were met at the airport and helped thru customs and getting a visa and then upon leaving taken to where we needed to go. Its always tough to figure out where everything is in a foreign airport when you do not travel much
We had a wonderful time and great memories. We felt safe the whole time and would recommend this trip to anyone of any age as long as you can walk a lot. They are with you from arrival to departure and any problems that arose the guides would try their best to solve. They also showed remarkable patience for other people in other groups we saw that were acting like idiots.

My contact with Encounters representative was a pleasure, she answered my questions promptly, provided a quotation and changed it quickly when different flights were preferred. Both by e-mail and phone the response was very timely.

I have dealt with Anthony Horrobin on a number of occasions and it is like talking to an old friend on the phone. Anthony is super-efficient and will always go the extra mile to create the perfect trip.

There was a lot of communication from the beginning. The encounters staff was very responsive and the tour guide was great and very accommodating. Encounters was also able to help me with last minute changes to my itinerary while I was on the trip.



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