Side Trips from Buenos Aires Feature

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Top Reasons to Go on Side Trips from Buenos Aires

The Wall of Water: Nothing can prepare you for the roaring, thunderous Cataratas del Iguazú (Iguazú Falls). We think you'll agree.

Cowboy Culture: No visit to the pampas (grasslands) is complete without a stay at an estancia, a stately ranch house, like those around San Antonio de Areco. Sleep in an old-fashioned bedroom and share meals with the owners for a true taste of the lifestyle.

Wetland Wonders: The Esteros del Iberá, an immense wetland reserve in Corrientes Province, is home to a bewildering variety of plants and animals, including howler monkeys and capybaras (a quirky supersize rodent).

Delta Dreaming: Speeding through the Paraná River delta's thousands of kilometers of rivers and streams, we'll forgive you for humming "Ride of the Valkyries"—it does feel very Mekong.

Colonial Days: Gorgeous 18th- and 19th-century stone buildings line Colonia del Sacramento's cobbled streets. Many now contain the stylish bed-and-breakfasts favored by porteños looking to escape the big city.

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