by Erin McCloskey


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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.

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Canadian writer and editor Erin McCloskey now lives in Italy. After her degree in conservation biology, she travelled internationally, focussing on photography and dance, both well-represented in Argentina.

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'Bradt Guides are the favourites of travellers who wish not merely to see but to understand.'
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'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.'
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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


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