Rugby and Adventure – what’s not to love?
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The All Blacks have been confirmed to play Argentina on the 30th September 2018. With Air New Zealand operating direct flights to Buenos Aires from Auckland, this is the best opportunity to combine the love for rugby with Adventure.
Viva Expeditions, New Zealand’s leading Latin America and Antarctica specialist, have put together their top 5 recommendations that can't be missed.
1. Patagonia – Home to the Torres Del Paine National Park, home to the iconic site of three granite peaks. It is an area dominated by glaciers, dramatic mountains and lakes; a dream for hikers. If you are lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the allusive Puma.
Rachel Williams (Founder and Managing Director of Viva Expeditions) said ‘This part of the world is New Zealand’s South Island on Steroids’.
2. Iguazu Falls – The largest waterfall in the world that calves out the border between Argentina and Brazil. Pathways to the falls offer some of the best panoramic views of the most significant part of the falls, ‘The Devils Throat’; a huge cavernous gorge. For the biggest rush, you can fly over the falls which will also give you views of the surrounding rainforest or speed directly at them in a zodiac (be warned a waterproof camera is a must!).
3. Perito Moreno Glacier – Have you seen the videos of massive chunks of ice falling into the ocean? Well, this is it! An enormous wall of ice 5km wide and over 80 metres tall towing over Lake Argentino.
Get up close to this spectacular glacier via a series of boardwalks or you can even walk atop of it!
4. Salta - A colonial city that is also known as Salta La Linda’ that translates to Salta the pretty. It is based in the mountainous north and known for Spanish colonial architecture and cobblestone streets. As the heart of Northwestern Argentina Salta is the perfect base to explore Andean Salt Flats, nearby vineyards and colourful mountains.
5. Ushuaia – Known as ‘The End of the World’, Ushuaia is the Southernmost city in the world, and your gateway to the rarely explored Antarctica. Ushuaia is a great base for tours to Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica known for its dramatic landscapes and cruises through Patagonia’s Glacier Alley and sailing trips to the Chilean Fjords.