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1. Posted by wilfpenrose (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Hey all,

i'm currently on a year off before going to University, and am looking at going away to South America for roughly 2 months - after doing a bit of research it seems that trying to do even more than one country there would be a bit stupid, so after looking round a bit more I thought Argentina looked like a great place to spend my whole time.

Basically I just wanted to know if anyone has any advice on best places to go in this time? And how many things i could probably fit in? I want to have a mixture of city life but also treks/adventure kind of stuff, and especially want to do the iguazu falls! I'm 19 and travelling alone so want to meet a load of people when I'm out there too, i'm guessing hostel hopping is the best way to do this?

Thanks for any advice/replies !

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3. Posted by ParisWat (Budding Member 10 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Can't help for budget, I considered hotels to e cheap as they were about 100 € a night.

Patagonia was uite adventurous, with El Chalten having splendid treks and hikes. Cities are from the point of view of an European disappointing - Buenos Ayres is nice, but frankly less interesiting than an italian city for example.

4. Posted by harptravels (Budding Member 10 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Patagonia!!! It's really great. You'll feel like you're stuck in the ice age.

5. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 435 posts) 5d Star this if you like it!

2 months will give you a lot of coverage - and its a huge country. Really matters on what you like. I spent two months there and still only saw a small portion. Most of where I spent time was in smaller places in Patagonia, but I also enjoyed a number of the larger cities including Mendoza, Bariloche, and of course BA. Highly recommend spending a day or more in the Tigre Delta (near BA), tasting wine and hanging with the locals in Mendoza.