Gap Years and Backpacking in Argentina

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Gap years in Argentina are growing in popularity, with lots of travellers waking up to the amazingness of South America as a backpacking destination.

Argentina is a little like someone dropped a European country in another continent; its capital Buenos Aires is a hot blur of sizzling steak, steamy tango and slick bars and nightclubs, all beefed up with some sexy Latin American flair.

Outside the cool urban sprawl, Argentina is home to the iconic Iquazu Falls, the working farms of practicing gauchos (cowboys), the vast lake district surrounding Bariloche, the tasty winelands near Mendoza, the epic expanse of Patagonia and the nature hotspot of Peninsula Valdes where you can see humpback whales getting romantic with each other.

Backpacking in Argentina is a brilliant idea with a diverse range of stuff to do, and the buses and hostels tend to be pretty comfortable too. All-in-all this is a top gap year destination, so start planning your adventure!


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Graham Barrett

Graham loves Argentina. It's as simple as that. He's travelled extensively around the country on a gap year so he knows what he's talking about.

If you have any questions about Argentina on sites and activities, specifically on country advice, then ask Graham. He's our country expert so he'll be more than happy to help out!