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Entertainment and adrenaline in the north of Argentina
Argentina is a land of contrasts, from the vast plains of the east to the Andes Mountain on the west, where the highest peak reaches 6959 meters above sea level; from the Northwest Highlands, with its deserts and valleys, gorges and colourful hills.
Snow in Argentina: Options for the whole Family
The first cold snaps arrive and with them, the frosts that bring with them what many have been waiting months for: snow! A wide range of possibilities open up, for fun and for sports in a bright white landscape… Snowy from the top to the base of the mountain.
Traditional Buenos Aires
Although it is one of the most modern cities in Argentina, Buenos Aires offers countryside options as a counterpart, to revive the traditions and the way of life of the people who made the city what it is today. The Estancias, set in the eighteenth century, gave life to the gaucho and his customs.
Valdes Peninsula, an Ecological Sanctuary
On the Patagonia coastline Valdes Peninsula offers a spectacular concentration of animals: colonies of sea lions sharing the habitat with birds, ñandúes (American ostriches), maras (Patagonian rabbits) and guanacos, and Southern Right Whales, between June and December.
Native Flavours: Argentina a la carte
Come to the land of the finest meats, of “dulce de leche”, empanadas, wines and yerba mate. Discover the secrets of a culture with your palate in the company of the most knowledgeable guides imaginable.
Patagonia: Mysteries and Legends
Patagonia is known for being a place where mysteries and strange things often happen. This beautiful area invites foreign people to live an extraordinary journey while knowing the typical stories.
Meet the Locals Argentine-Style
Rural Argentina is a world away from the images of tango and Buenos Aires. Here we offer you the chance to share people’s lives, learn about their livelihoods, partake in their traditions, understand more about them, work together, laugh together, smile together.
The Way of the Jesuit Estancias in Córdoba
The walls of the Jesuit Estancias in Córdoba house centuries of Argentina’s colonial history. The estancias provide a fascinating glimpse of life during Colonial times in Argentina. Not to be missed!
The Southern Right Whale Program celebrates 40 years
In the early 70’s, Dr. Roger Payne, founder and chairman of the Whale Conservation Institute, read a brief account of his friend Ray Gilmore, on the observation of whales along an unexplored area of Argentina’s coastline.
Medicinal plants: the healing power of Nature
Venture into the magical universe of medicinal herbs in Argentina’s Northwest, discovering a new world, full of colours, aromas and rituals that connect us to our essence and help us to renew the links with our life-giving planet.
Birding in Northeastern Argentina
Argentina is a large country with some of the most diverse habitats of any nation. It harbors around 1,000 species of birds, including 16 endemics recorded. North Eastern Argentina gives birders the chance to visit a fantastic variety of environments, from the marshes to rainforests.
¡Salud! Join Us for Argentina´s Wines and Wineries Fair
The tenth edition of the Wines and Wineries fair will be held in “La Rural” from September 2nd to 25th. It’s the most emblematic event in the Argentinean viticulture business, offering visitors a chance to learn and sample the country’s wonderful vintages first-hand.
Iberá, Where Water and Life Sing
The Iberá Wetlands are the doorway to the Guaraní Aquifer, the world’s largest water reserve for the coming centuries, a mysterious waterworld which invites you to discover nature’s secrets.
Environmental Conservation in Argentina
Metropolitan Touring Argentina is upping its environmental commitment with the signing this month of a joint venture agreement with The Whales Conservation Institute.
A bright waterworld of wildlife – The Iberá Wetlands
Iberá means “bright waters” in the tongue of the Guaraní Indians. And this region’s waters are not only bright, they are brilliant: a vast area of beautiful landscapes and a stunning variety of wildlife. Find out why the wise Guaraní named them so, and fall under this waterworld’s spell.
A river runs through it - San Antonio de Areco
At the heart of Argentina’s humid pampas, on the banks of the River Areco, stands the town of San Antonio de Areco, one of the oldest and most traditional settlements in the Buenos Aires Province. It’s a heartland for crafts and traditions, home of the famous Argentinian gaucho.
Ski season in Mendoza
Las Leñas Ski Resort has 29 ski and snowboard slopes classified as beginner, intermediate, advanced and professional. Their 13 lifts have a capacity to transport 10,000 skiers per hour, and run for eight hours continuously. Las Leñas has many restaurants and a full night agenda…
Cerro Castor at the End of the World
Modern lifts, skiing and snowboarding schools, are services that complement the infrastructure of Cerro Castor’s 24 runs, with different levels of difficulty; and together with the Ushuaia scenery, turn Castor Mount into a complete resort, for skiing, snowboarding and snowblading in the confines of the world.
The Road of the Jesuit Estancias (Jesuit Ranches)
400 years of Jesuit legacy with important contributions to science, technology, and the arts in the Spanish Colonies of the Americas, are a unique heritage has led UNESCO to include the "Camino de las Estancias Jesuíticas" (Road of the Jesuit Estancias) and the "Manzana Jesuítica" in the list of the World Heritage Sites.
Culture in Cachi, Salta
The small village of Cachi keeps an unimaginable archeological and anthropological treasure in its surroundings. A place worth visiting with eyes wide open, where objects of all shapes and sizes remain intact waiting for experts to interpret them and many sites -still today- remain untouched.
Argentinean Tango History: Music and Dance
Undoubtedly, the tango holds a privileged position in the representation of Argentina abroad. Basically, it is known as a dance and a music which can be sung, tango also contains a particular language (lunfardo), certain usages, traditions and even a characteristic philosophy identifying tango people.
The Argentinean Gaucho
The gaucho is one of the best-known cultural symbols of Argentina. This rough, tough, free-riding horseman of the pampa, a proud cousin of the North American cowboy is maintained in Argentine culture as the perfect embodiment of the Argentinean essence that reflects national character.
Women´s Hockey World Cup Rosario - 2010
The city of Rosario in Argentina is getting ready for the most important event in 2010, qualified as an unprecedented happening; this city will be host to an international championship for the first time in its history.
The Charm of Quebrada Humahuaca
This extended valley is located in Jujuy, in Argentina’s northwest. La Quebrada de Humahuaca was named a Cultural Heritage and Natural Asset of Humanity in 2003. Its history goes back 10,000 years. The members of indigenous ethnic groups walked along its trails.
MAAM: Ancient relics
The Museum of High Altitude Archaeology (MAAM) is one of the most important museums of Salta city. It was built to store the remains of the “Niños de Llullaillaco” three Inca children bodies found in perfect conditions of conservation at the top of the Llullaillaco volcano in 1999.
CUYO: where wine is born and the sun always shines
Thanks to its weather and the virtues of its soil, Cuyo is a synonym to health, good living, and excellent wines. The mountains with their snowcapped peaks and the rivers running down its slopes make a sharp contrast and invite us to enter into the landscape, carrying skis, oars, climbing gear or just backpack…
Newly created National Park Campos del Tuyú
The Province of Buenos Aires has its first National Park in the Bay of Samborombón Campos del Tuyú created to protect the pampas and the deer that live there, (Ozotoceros bezoarticus celer), which were seriously threatened in the 1970’s due to hunting and the loss of their natural habitat.
Piazzola Tango Center of Art and Show in Buenos Aires
Colors, sensations, impact, subtleties, embraces, glances, jumps, turns, steps… the show begins and Piazzola Tango shines each night with its live show. Buenos Aires is where the tango originated and Piazzola Tango
Iguazú Falls in last stage for New 7 Wonders
The Iguazú Falls were chosen to continue through the last stage among the destinations named by the group of dignitaries of the Swiss foundation New 7 Wonders of the World. The Iguazú Falls are one of the 28 finalists has been disclosed, the online public voting process resumes, aiming to present the final list in 2011.
Re-opening of restored Buenos Aires Planetarium
The Buenos Aires Planetarium, named Galileo Galilei, has just reopened after a brief recess for restoration- with seven daily shows in the planetarium theatre, four exhibitions, telescope observation, lectures on astronomy, and multimedia narrations.
Winter Crafts Fair "Herencia Viva" in Salta
Since pre-Hispanic inhabitants of distant areas like the desert puna or the tropical forest met in Salta, Argentina during celebrations to exchange their products and handcrafts. The Winter Crafts Fair Herencia Viva keeps this tradition very much alive with old techniques.
Ischigualasto and Talampaya Natural Parks
These two contiguous parks, extending over 275,300 hectares in the desert region on the western border of the Sierra Pampeanas of Central Argentina, contain the most complete continental fossil record known from the Triassic Period (245-208 million years ago).
Two gulfs of Peninsula Valdés, San Jose and Nuevo, are the meeting points of the Southern Right Whales. They gather here every year between May and December to feed and breed. The fauna concentration in this area is outstanding. Elephant seals, sea lions, and Magellanic penguins, as well guanacos and maras (Dolychotis patagonum).
Buenos Aires´s iconic Colón Theatre reopens
The Colón is the main opera house in Buenos Aires. Its acoustics rank it among the top five theatres in the world. $100m has been spent on its renovation, and it has an amazing line-up of shows for 2011!
The Tale of the Whale: Meet Alfonsina!
By adopting Alfonsina, a Southern Wright Whale, a species threatened with extinction, the Metropolitan Touring Argentina team will be part of its fascinating life stories in the years to come, strengthening the company’s commitment to the environment.
Metropolitan Touring is one of South America’s most known and respected travel companies, providing unrivalled service to our guests for nearly 60 years. Along with our operations in Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Chile and Colombia, we also own and operate the finest ships for Galapagos Island cruises - the M/V Santa Cruz, Yacht Isabella II and Yacht La Pinta - as well as the Finch Bay Eco Hotel. Come explore with us!
We take immense pride in our Galapagos cruise explorations, during which our guests experience the ever-changing ecological paradise of the islands. Our Galapagos cruises provide opportunities to walk, swim, snorkel, photograph and observe the archipelago’s amazing wildlife in the company of expert naturalist guides. Our Galapagos cruises are characterized by the highest standards of comfort, cuisine and service on board, combining these elements to provide solo-travelers, families and small groups with an unforgettable exploration of ‘the enchanted isles.’
So, pack your bags and come explore with us for a Galapagos cruise of a lifetime!