About this book
Vast and vibrant Argentina has it all - adventure, culture, luxury, scenery - and it's still great value. From eating beefsteak in Buenos Aires to drinking Malbec in Mendoza, from the tango rhythms of town to remote landscapes and hidden gems, this second edition of the most in-depth guide on the market provides the necessary practical and background information to take visitors beyond the tourist haunts. The guide covers all the unmissable experiences from horseback trekking through the Andes to watching penguins, seals and whales on the Valdes Peninsula. Bradt's Argentina details many small-scale, offbeat and sustainable projects for those interested in culturally-sensitive, eco-friendly travel.
About the author
Press reviews'Bradt Guides are the favourites of travellers who wish not merely to see but to understand.'
'Bradt guides take you to the farthest corners of every country and are written in an opinionated, pleasing to read manner that make the books as much as a novel as guide. The Argentina book is no different with a plethora of long, narrative passages and fine background information.'
Chapter 1 Background Information
Ecology, Climate and geography, Geology and fossil finds, Flora, Fauna, Marine ecosystems, History, Government and politics, Economy, People, Culture
Chapter 2 Practical Information
When to visit, Suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Visas and embassies, Tourist information, getting there and away, Health, Safety, What to take, Money, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays, Photography, Communications, Giving something back
PART TWO THE GUIDE
Chapter 3 Buenos Aires
Chapter 4 The Pampas
Chapter 5 Litoral
Chapter 6 Northwestern Argentina
Chapter 7 Cuyo
Chapter 8 Patagonia
Appendix 1 Patagonian Wildlife Guide
Appendix 2 Language
Appendix 3 Further information