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Demiurg
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Posted on Sunday, April 12, 2009 - 4:15 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I'm going to 2 weeks to Argentina in May. Will stay for a few days in Buenos Aires and after that...

What is the best place to see in this time of year ?

The reason I'm having this dilemma is because Perito Moreno glacier, for instance, a great. But if I go there, are there enough interesting places to see/things to do in the vicinity of the glacier to spend about a week ?

I'm mostly interesting in nature, light hiking, that sort of things.

Any suggestions ?
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Jan Lettinga
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Username: Heart_of_argentina

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Registered: 11-2008


Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 7:44 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Sorry, posted the message twice
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Jan Lettinga
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Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 7:46 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I don't know what kind of weather you prefer, but May in the South of Patagonia is really chilly, especially when you go hiking in the Andes.

For me personally, May would be a very good period to visit the North of Argentina. Think about Salta or Misiones (Iguaz˙ Falls). Although Salta can also be rather cold at night, during the day it is pleasant. Some great hikings can be done in for example the Cardones National Park. If you like more detailed information about the possibilities in northern and central Argentina, please send me a private message.

Have fun!
Jan
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Demiurg
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Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 8:13 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks.

I initially thought about Perito Moreno because for somebody who never been in Argentina it sounds more special compared to the falls :-)

However, if you say it can be chilly, this can be a problem. Iguazu Falls is definitely one of the options. Any other ideas ?

Another related questions. If, for instance, we decide to go to the falls, would you recommend against driving from Buenos Aires ? We can afford to flight, but we thought that driving can be more interesting, especially taking into account that we do have the time.

Thanks a lot
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Jan Lettinga
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Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 8:25 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

It can be nice to go driving up to Iguaz˙ if you have the time. You could visit the town of Colˇn for a first stop, than go to the wetlands of Esteros del Iberß for some days (difficult zone with own transport though), go to San Ignacio MinÝ in Misiones for one day and end up in Iguaz˙. I would take 5-6 days for this. But you have to realise that you have to go back by car too, this should be exactly the same road and can be quiet boring.

I would advice you to one week of Salta and Jujuy, this is really beautiful for one week (or even more if you have the time). If you rent a car in Salta you can make all kinds of daytours in the area and return the car in Salta after the week.

So maybe you should do the following:

Buenos Aires (4 days)
Iguaz˙ (3 days, by plane from Bs Aires)
Salta (7 days, by plane from Bs Aires after returning from Iguaz˙)

Have fun,
Jan
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Demiurg
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Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 8:42 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Is there an online driving directions services I can use to plan the trip ? Google maps does not do Argentina :-(
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Alejandro Fretes
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Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 9:09 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I took my Garmin with me last January and drove over 3500 kms without any problems.
I found all the maps here:

http://www.proyectomapear.com.ar

Good luck!
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Demiurg
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Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 9:30 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

That's encouraging. Thanks. I have Mio, hope they have iGo maps as well.

Now all I have to do is to find somebody who speaks Spanish :-)
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Demiurg
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Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 5:00 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

What about Bariloche ? Is it too cold in May ?
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Demiurg
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Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 5:06 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

What about Bariloche ? Is it too cold in May ?
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Living in Patagonia
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Post Number: 131
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 4:25 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Bariloche and the Lakes district is amazing in May. The fall foilage is in full splendor. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions. Suerte
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Demiurg
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Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 5:41 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hmm... you got me confused completely :-)
Some say Bariloche is too cold in May, some say it is OK...

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