Tango, delicious cuisine, world-class wine, and football. But Argentina is so much more than that. It’s the country of amazing cultural achievements, diverse climate, numerous national parks, great biodiversity and stunning landscapes, ranging from the highest mountains, the widest rivers, vast green plains, a long coastline, tropical rainforests, glacier areas, and modern urban centers. Argentina is home to major natural attractions, like the Perito Moreno glacier, Aconcagua, Patagonia and, of course, the majestic Iguazu Falls and therefore it’s the most popular tourist destination in South America.
Our seven-day Argentina honeymoon itinerary (things to see and things to do)
Travel day. Since the distances in South America are very long and crossing the borders can be a bit of a drag, it took us more than 40 hours to reach our first destination in Argentina. Luckily, the bus was pretty comfortable, besides, we enjoyed the view and each other’s company, so the ride wasn’t too bad. 😉
Sometime in the afternoon, we finally arrived in Buenos Aires. We checked into a nice hotel, relaxed for a bit and in the evening we were ready for Argentina’s number one attraction – its cuisine. 🙂 Online we found a relatively cheap all-you-can-eat chain restaurant Siga la Vaca, which serves the most typical Argentine dishes, so we decided to try it out. 🙂 The food was delicious. The menu included salads, cold dishes, grilled dishes, dessert and 1 bottle of wine (or a jug of soda/beer) per person. At the end, we were so full, that we weren’t able to stand up straight. 😀 We wanted to take a walk back to the hotel, but we took a cab instead. 🙂
Buenos Aires sightseeing day. Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, a top tourist destination and a beautiful multicultural city, known for its rich history and culture, Spanish architecture, and European vibe. We took a walk around the city center and visited some of its major attractions.
First, we visited Monserrat, the historic center of Buenos Aires. This well-known neighborhood features the city’s main square – Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, the May Pyramid, the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral, the city hall, and the Libertador Building. This lively district is full of street vendors and artists. We were even lucky enough to see an outstanding street tango performance. 🙂
After seeing the traditional part of the city, we decided to visit the modern part, so we took a walk to Puerto Madero. This charming riverside district is home to the city’s latest architectural trends, including Puente de la Mujer, a famous pedestrian bridge, and the Madero Center.
Buenos Aires: a day of resting and honeymooning. 🙂 In the evening, we finally got out of bed and had dinner at Siga la Vaca.
After a lazy morning in Buenos Aires, and a late check-out, we went to the main bus station, where we took a 14-hour bus to Puerto Iguazú.
We arrived in Puerto Iguazú sometime in the morning. Puerto Iguazú is a relatively small city on the border with Brazil. It’s surrounded by a beautiful subtropical forest and known for its proximity to the world-renowned Iguazú Falls. We took a walk around the city, had dinner and went to bed quite early.
In the morning, we entered the Iguazú National Park. Near the entrance, we took the Rainforest Ecological Train (also known as Waterfalls Train) – an environmentally friendly train, which took us closer to the famous waterfalls.
We only took a short ride, the rest of the way we decided to go on foot, to admire the park’s beautiful flora and fauna. We saw monkeys, coatis, caimans and numerous bird and butterfly species.
We went deeper into the forest and then we finally reached the amazing Iguazu Falls. A few months earlier, we visited Niagara Falls and we were convinced that they are the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, but after seeing Iguazu we changed our minds. 🙂 Iguazu Falls, which were voted one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, are much bigger – they form the largest waterfall system in the world, much more diverse and the fact that they are surrounded by lush nature gives them an extra appeal. <3
After our breathtaking Iguazu adventure, it was time to cross our last border before heading back to Europe. Crossing borders has never been our favorite thing to do, but this time we realized how much we’re gonna miss it in a few days. It was kind of heartbreaking.
♥ Top romantic experience
What can be more romantic than to tango with your other half? If you can’t tango and don’t have time to learn, you should at least watch a tango show. You can also take a walk through the historic center of Buenos Aires, drink some wine in a European-style cafe, visit the wine-growing countryside, take a food and wine tasting tour, visit some botanical gardens, go birdwatching, visit some of the country’s most amazing hot springs, or explore the country’s numerous undiscovered beaches.
Our romantic highlight was our stay in Buenos Aires because in Buenos Aires everything is romantic – its sights, tastes, and sounds. 🙂
♥ Top adventure
Finding adventure in such a beautiful, diverse country is a no-brainer. Experience the fury of Iguazu Falls by taking a boat ride beneath the waterfalls or take a hike in Iguazu National Park. Maybe you would like to go skiing or snowboarding, mountain climbing, glacier climbing, glacier trekking, take a jungle tour or a bike tour, go paragliding, skydiving, bungee jumping, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, river tubing, sailing, or horseback riding. In Argentina, everything is possible.
Our favorite adventure was hiking in Iguazu National Park. 🙂
Are you wondering about the daily budget, the best time to go, visa and immunization requirements, local customs, currency, electricity standards, safety tips and where to stay? Here you can find out all you need to know before visiting Argentina.
Have you already been to Argentina? We invite you to share your top romantic experience and top adventure in the comment section below. 😉
Next stop: fun Brazil! 😉