81 Days of Overlanding Argentina

 14.687 km 

...driven on all kinds of roads. 

From Ushuaia, also known as the "fin del mundo" in Tierra de Fuego

past El Chalten

along the famous Ruta 40

with its tiny, remote gas stations

across the country through La Pampa

to the Atlantic coast

and Buenos Aires

until finally reaching the desertlike altiplano in the north. 

6 Border Crossings 

...between Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Bolivia.

The shortest stay outside Argentina was the one day we spent in Colonia, a small beautiful town in Uruguay. 

It can be easily reached in just over an hour from Buenos Aires by ferry.

This is the mountain town Iruya. It was our last stop in Argentina before heading over to Bolivia. 

10 Wineries

…visited and lots wines enjoyed.

A lot of wineries in Argentina have beautiful restaurants which offer 3 course meals paired with their wines.  

This was at the stunning Bodega Andeluna in the Uco Valley.

Their wines are delicious and surprisingly affordable. 

Who knew that grapes can grow next to cacti... 

Of course we also went to lots of wine bars to have a glass or two. 

1 Gaucho Festival

… spontaneously joined in Tres Lagos, a tiny, dusty town along Ruta 40.

Get an idea of what Tres Lagos looks like.

We met several locals who drove over 1.000km to join this Jineteada, a two-day cowboy festival. 

A lot of the participants come from Estancias, which are often huge, remote cattle farms. The horseback riders wear their traditional clothes and must stay on an untamed horse for a predefined number of seconds. 

A special part of this competition were its commentators who sang for hours in rhymes to introduce the participants and comment on their performances. 

1 Fascinating Capital City

… Buenos Aires with its many faces.

From large historic squares

to modern high-rise buildings at Puerto Madero

to crumbling colonial buildings in the Microcentro. 

You can spend hours exploring hidden historic courtyards. 

The district La Boca is known for its many colorful buildings. 

You'd need months to try out all the cool coffeeshops and restaurants in the hipster neighborhood of Palermo. 

Street art can be found all over the city

just like cool bars

with VERY generous servings.

 Countless Natural Wonders

The 14 colored mountains of Humahuaca.

The breath-taking Perito Moreno Glacier near El Calafate. 

The two-colored Lago Posadas at the end of Ruta 41. 

Mount Fitz Roy near El Chalten - it sure was difficult to hike up to this viewpoint but definitely worth all the struggle.


We spent Christmas in this serene spot at Parque Nacional Los Alerces. 

Camping and hiking at the end of the world in the Tierra del Fuego National Park. 

Walking around the red colored mountains in Purmamarca. 

Driving through the Quebrada de las Conchas between Cafayate and Salta. 

Exploring the many lakes around Bariloche. 

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