We (me and girlfriend) arrive in BA on the 18 March and fly out on the 11 April from BA (leaving it a bit last minute aren’t we!).
So far we have planned (and not booked) to stay in BA for a few days before going to Mendoza via Cordoba. Then we would go over the mountains to Santiago, head down the Chile side to Bariloche for a few more nights. Then head further down to El Calafate for a few days, fly back to BA and spend the remainder of the time in Igazu falls before heading home.
This is ultimately what we want to achieve:
• Futbol (BA)
• Wine tours (Mendoza)
• Hiking & Fishing (Bariloche?)
• Stay on a ranch and ride horses (in El Calafate?)
This seems to be the obvious route and concerns me that it might be very popular? We have done a far bit of travelling before and always enjoy a combination of popular and off the track stuff. With that in mind we thought that getting a car would allow us to see a bit of the ‘real’ Argentina as it has done when travelling around other places? Should we hire a car and drive this route or is that a bit to ambitious? How much are cars to rent per day? Is it normal to pick up/drop off in the same place?
Also are we missing out by not heading up to Salta and the North West? We don’t want to rush the trip but are concerned that this is a must see?
Any advice on a good route to combine ‘real’ and popular would be greatly appreciated.
Rob & Pip xxx