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Paragliding, Traslasierra

Paragliding in Traslasierra

Cross country – a specialist magazine for para-gliders and hang-gliders – lists paragliding in Traslasierra as one of the world’s top paragliding destinations and in 2014 it hosted the Paragliding World Cup Tour. Traslasierra literally means behind-the-hill, it is a relatively flat valley behind the Cordoban sierras. The sierras rise up from the valley almost […]

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Flying through the canopy

Iguazu Jungle Zip-line

The Iguazu waterfalls are one of nature’s wonders and exploring the two semi-tropical wildlife reserves in which they lie, either in a boat or by foot, easily stands alone as one of the most spectacular things you can do, not just in Argentina but in the entire world. However, even natural wonders can do with […]

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White water rafting on the River Manso

White water rafting on the Manso river

The Manso river is formed from the melting glaciers of Mount Tronador, the highest peak of the great Nahuel Huapi National Park. The river weaves through the Andes mountains and crosses four lakes before arriving in Chile and eventually the Pacific ocean. White water rafting on the Manso river is fantastic, and can be combined with […]

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Killer whales, Peninsula Valdes

Killer Whale

The Killer Whales of Argentina can be seen from late February to late April. However, in March photographers and filmmakers are attracted from all over the world to see them hunt along the coast of the Peninsula Valdes. March being the time when the sea lion and seal pups are still young and naive enough to […]

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Commerson's Dolphin

Commerson’s Dolphin

Argentina is fortunate to have several species of Dolphins that live along or pass by its shores each year though by far the most eye-catching is Commerson’s Dolphin, known locally as Toninas, that live around the southern tip of Patagonia. Only growing up to 1.5 m they are one of the world’s smallest dolphins and […]

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Cerro Bayo & Cerro Catedral, Patagonia Lake District

Cerro Catedral & Cerro Bayo

Cerro Catedral & Cerro Bayo (Mount Catedral & Mount Bayo) are the two ski resorts that lie within the great Nahuel Huapi National Park, in Patagonia’s Lake District. Catedral lies in the southern end of the park near the largest town in the area, San Carlos de Bariloche, while Cerro Bayo is situated at the […]

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The Argentine Polo Open

The Argentine Polo Open

Professional Polo is a curious sport: each team is made up of four players and generally one player is the patron of the team. The patron pays for everything: all the horses, all the transport, along with any other costs and he pays the wages of the other three teammates. It is fair to say […]

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Polo in Patagonia

Polo in the provinces

The centre of Argentine Polo is very much Buenos Aires province, in particular Pilar, and for those looking to improve their game or take themselves from having no idea to being competent, Buenos Aires is the only choice. However, though in reality Polo is not much more accessible in Argentina than it is anywhere else in the […]

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Chukkas in Pilar

Chukkas in Pilar

Pilar is a nondescript town an hour from the centre of Buenos Aires. However, surrounding the town are thousands of hectares of walled neighbourhoods and country clubs that include hundreds of polo pitches. The area is the center of Argentina’s polo, home to the smartest and best known clubs. Even for those who have their […]

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Polo school, Buenos Aires

Polo schools of Buenos Aires

Argentina has long been the undisputed king of polo. The large Estancias (farms) in the Pampas that surround Buenos Aires city are the main reason why. The Pampas are a vast swathe of flat grasslands ideal, not just for polo pitches, but also for breeding polo ponies. From a young age the sons and daughters of […]

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