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Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires

Plaza de Mayo is known by all Argentineans as the focal point for protests and political activism within the country and (since being the scene of the revolution on 25 May 1810, which led to independence), it has been the setting for Argentina’s most politically turbulent moments.

Ancient Inca roads spanning 6 countries granted World Heritage status

Last month, the Andean road system ‘Qhapaq Ñan’ across Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru was granted UNESCO World Heritage status. It is the first time multiple countries have worked together to register one site on the heritage list. Qhapaq Ñan has been selected for its

Argentine Tango

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina and synonymous with the Argentine tango – did you know the Argentine tango was declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO?  A good way to experience this sensual dance is to attend a tango show. Glamorous and

Spotlight on Wildlife: Penguins

Penguins are aquatic flightless birds living almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere. Major populations of penguins are found in Argentina and Chile. They spend about half of their lives on land and half in the ocean. They are superbly adapted for life in the water, penguins have

Spotlight on Wildlife: Jaguar

It is every wildlife watcher’s dream to see a jaguar in the wild. However, they are elusive, often silent and well camouflaged, so the chance of actually seeing one is fairly remote. The Jaguar is a big cat and is the only Panthera species found in the

Spotlight on Wildlife: Andean Condor

The Andean Condor is a South American large black vulture home to, as the name suggests, the Andean mountains. Both male and female have a uniform black plumage, except for a frill of white feathers at the base of the neck, and especially in the male, large

Spotlight on Wildlife: Elephant seals

Elephant seals are large ocean seals and there are two species. The northern and southern elephant seal, both were hunted to the brink of extinction by the end of the 19th century, but numbers have since recovered. The southern elephant seal is found in Peninsula Valdés in

Beyond the Inca Trail – 5 other great South American treks

Tell someone you’re going to do a long-distance walk in South America and the chances are that they’ll instantly picture you on the Inca Trail. The insanely popular 4-5 day trek to Machu Picchu is quite rightly regarded as the most spectacular way to arrive at the

24 hours in Buenos Aires!

Wake up at the traditional boutique hotel, Legado Mitico, where all rooms are individually styled and named after a famous Argentinean.  Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the wood panelled library before heading off to explore the fashionable city of Buenos Aires. Take a taxi to Recoleta Cemetery;

Highlights of Argentina

  Perhaps the best way to truly grasp the size of Argentina is to consider that it would take 5 hours to fly from top to bottom. Put another way, the distance between the city of Salta in the north and Ushuaia in the south is further