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Argentina

The Iguazú Falls; spa in the Traslasierra Valley; glaciers in Los Glaciares; multicolored hills of the Quebrada de Humahuaca; whales and seals off Peninsula Valdes; the Tierra Del Fuego National Park; wrecks of the SS Sarmiento, the Monte Cervantes and the Mañana.

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Argentina is a country located in the southeast of South America. It shares borders with Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay and is washed by the South Atlantic Ocean. Argentina has the total area of 2.7 million square kilometers with the population of 42.6 million people.

The capital of the country is Buenos Aires. The official language is Spanish.

The national currency is the peso. Most major credit cards are accepted, some hotels and tourist centers accept US Dollars. Tourists can exchange currency in banks and authorised cambios (bureaux de change).

Argentina’s climate is very diverse, changing from tropical in the north to subpolar in the south. The terrain of Argentina consists of a large plain in the center, jungle in the northeast, the plateau of Patagonia in the south, the Andes in the west.

Argentina is a good destination for those who like outdoor activities. You can go skiing in the Andes, Las Leñas and San Carlos de Bariloche; enjoy nature in such national reserves as Punta Tombo, Peninsula Valdes and Nahuel Huapi; go hiking or relax in spa-complexes in the Traslasierra Valley. While being in Argentina you should definitely visit the Iguazú Falls; watch the famous Argentinian tango; taste Argentinian wine in the small town of Maipu in Mendoza; lie on the beach in Mar del Plata; see glaciers in Los Glaciares and incredible multicolored hills of the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Argentina is full of different attractions.

Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE), known as Ezeiza International Airport is the country's largest international airport. It is located 22 kilometers from Buenos Aires.

Cataratas del Iguazu International Airport (IGR), also known as Mayor Carlos Eduardo Krause Airport.

Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport (MDZ), better known as El Plumerillo International Airport, located 8 kilometers from the center of Mendoza.

The most popular diving sites in Argentina are the following:

Peninsula Valdes, where you can watch whales, Magellan penguins, elephant seals, sea lions and orcas;

the Beagle Channel near the town of Ushuaia, where the Tierra Del Fuego National Park is located. Here you can see kelp forests and various marine inhabitants, including sea lions. The water temperature is about 6-15 degrees Celsius;

in the Beagle Channel you can also explore various wrecks: the SS Sarmiento, a 100-meter long Argentinian steamer sunk in 1912; the Monte Cervantes, a 160-meter passenger cruise ship, sunk in 1930; the Mañana, a small wooden wreck lying at a depth of 12 meters.
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