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Two or three nights in Argentina other than Buenos Aires, where to go?

Old Mar 31st, 2009, 07:05 AM
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Two or three nights in Argentina other than Buenos Aires, where to go?

My partner and I are planning a trip to Argentina in early November. We'll spend several nights in Buenos Aires but I would like to go somewhere else for two or three nights and I'd love some advice. Given the time of the year and the length of time we have... I know we should spend more time but we just can't... what would you suggest? Mendoza? Bariloche? Uruguay (not Argentina I know but close)? We don't mind flying or take a ferry or bus or renting a car. I'd appreciate any ideas you all have.
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Old Mar 31st, 2009, 08:43 AM
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We really enjoyed the two nights we spend in Iguazu. The waterfalls are spectacular.
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Old Mar 31st, 2009, 11:36 AM
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It would be a shame to miss the falls...we liked the Brazilian side...but the Argentine side should also be dramatic viewing.

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Old Mar 31st, 2009, 01:23 PM
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Iguazu! That's the no brainer. If that isn't your thing, let me recommend Mendoza, Bariloche, Ushuaia or Salta. You can't really go wrong with any of those choices. Have a great trip!
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With 2 nights,I'd go to the Falls -- they are breathtaking.
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If you are coming back soon with more time go to Iguazu, but if you feel this will be your only visit... do not miss SALTA!
November is perfect and the sceneries are amazing!!!
HAve a great time anywhere.
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Old Apr 1st, 2009, 08:02 AM
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Excellent ideas all! Thank you all for pitching in. I'm not sure if Iguaza is for us this time but Mendoza may be it and I'm going to seriously consider Salta! Thanks.
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Old Apr 1st, 2009, 11:35 AM
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NW is wonderful, but u need to spend at least 4 days. I couldn't imagine rushing around to see it in 2 nights. U'd be spending a huge amount of your time in a car.
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Check the airline schedules before you decide you want to fly somewhere. The 3 LAN flights to Mendoza are (as of 10 days ago), real early in the morning,noon and evening.

You might think of the pampas, such as San Antonio de Areco or one of the estancias; or even both, as I did.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2009, 01:40 PM
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We spent one night at Estancia La Cinacina in San Antonio de Areco and enjoyed it (except for the mosquitos). I don't know if you'd need to spend more than one night there, though.
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I agree that Iguazu is a special place and a few nights will be OK.
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Another vote for Iguazu. It is simply amazing. Nothing else like it on the planet. Easily doable in two days. Mendoza pales in comparison...
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Old Apr 3rd, 2009, 06:23 AM
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Agree that a trip to an estancia and San Antonio deAreco is interesting and nice to visit, but pales in comparison to the Falls. Many wonderful choices in Argentina
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I think we're going to spend five nights in BA, then fly to Mendoza and spend three nights there before traveling to Santiago by road, bus or car, and then fly out of Santiago back to New York at 10:30 at night. Sound like a good plan? I figure an entire day should be enough to make it to Santiago in time for a late night flight back.

Has anyone done this? Should we take a bus to Santiago? Or splurge and hire a car and driver? (not sure that is really an option) Or rent a car although I hear it can be hard to do a one-way rental.

Another question, we could go to Santiago a day early and have a day there. I know it's packing a lot in. Is Santiago worth spending time in?

Your ideas are execellent everyone and very much appreciated. It's clear we're going to have a wonderful time in Argentina (and Chile) no matter where we go!
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