Many Mendoza residents are starting to crunch the numbers to see if they can vacation abroad this year. To get an idea of some notable destinations for 2024 and their prices, a good tip is to take into account the packages that different online travel companies put together based on the destination rankings published by the reputed publication. National Geographic.
under the name “The Cool List 2024”, this list compiles the 30 most interesting places to visit this year, from Argentina to Australia and Norway to Nova Scotia. All have been voted in by National Geographic Traveler (UK).
For those who might want to indulge, some search engines have bundled packages together Four star places in the region and their highlights. As an alternative, you can find urban destinations, historic routes, natural wonders or heavenly beaches among many options.
“The historical, cultural and natural wealth of Latin America is unique. Our region offers a wide variety of landscapes and places to live unforgettable experiences. In our case, we offer complete and bundled trips that include flight, transfer, hotel and all kinds of activities so that every traveler can plan their trip according to their wishes and preferences.“It is one of many that already share packages with final prices,” says Alejandro Festa, manager of accommodation and tourism services at Despegar.
Here is a list of one trip within Argentina and three trips to cross the borders:
Iberá Wetlands – Argentina
Although many people don't know him, they don't have him on their radar. Ibera Marshes It is located in Corrientes, which is considered the second largest wetland in the world and one of the most important freshwater reserves on the planet. Indigenous species such as crocodiles, swamp deer, capybaras, kareyas monkeys and pampas deer live within the 700,000 hectares of the national park.
It is also a paradise for bird watchers: even countless endangered species such as the yellow warbler can be found there. It has eight portals for hiking, cycling and motoring. In its surroundings you can also enjoy local cuisine, go horseback riding, kayak or canoe excursions.
Yucatan Peninsula – Mexico
Yucatan Peninsula, in Mexico, is known for its dreamy beaches, Mayan ruins, various cenotes and its exquisite gastronomy, making this place one of the tourist gems. Additionally, it offers many places rich in history and culture.
Cabin rentals are once again a priority to spend a few days on vacation far from Mendoza. According to travel operators, this is a highly sought-after proposition as they have many…
For example, you can discover the secrets of the Mayan civilization at Chichen Itza and Tulum, snorkel the coral reefs of Isla Mujeres, experience a tropical paradise at Isla Holbox, or swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Sacred Cenote.
For those who enjoy gastronomy, it is recommended to enjoy a margarita while watching the sunset and to try the classic margecitas, a traditional dessert of the region.
Atacama Desert – Chile
The Atacama Desert in Chile is considered the driest place in the world: San Pedro de Atacama offers natural landscapes like the movie, the Cordillera de la Sal and the great diversity of flamingos living in the Saler.
There you can try a good wine in the Valley of the Moon, see the beautiful hues of the Rainbow Valley or discover the hidden lakes of Baldinach. For the more adventurous, it is recommended to sandboard the Valle de Marte or mountain bike through the Garganta del Diablo.
Lima, Peru, one of the world's most acclaimed gastronomic destinations, tours of different restaurants for a great night out plan. It is also notable for its pre-Columbian history, which can be seen at sites such as the Largo Museum.
If we travel at the right time, the archeological centers of Huaca Puclana and the holy city of Caral are must-sees. For sea lovers, the beaches of Punta Negra and Malecon de Miraflores appear. This is without forgetting to visit the Nor Yauyos-Kochas Landscape Reserve.
Travel packages available
Packages depart from Buenos Aires, so in each case you must add the cost of a round-trip ticket from Mendoza. For example, in April, low-cost airlines offer from around $70,000, according to search engines and airlines like Turismo City.
- Ibera Marshes, Corrientes: A 5-night cruise package in April for $460,632. Includes 4-star accommodation with direct flights and breakfast, gym, free parking, library and tour area. Price per person.
- Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: 6-night cruise inclusive in April for $1,860,693. Includes airport and 4-star accommodation 3 km from the center with swimming pool, solarium, bar, restaurant and free parking. Price per person. Flexible booking.
- San Pedro de Atacama, Chile: A 6-night tour in May for $700,000. Includes flight and 3-star accommodation with continental breakfast, swimming pool and parking. Price per person. Flexible booking.
- Lima Peru: A 6-night cruise package in May for $691,202. Includes flight with breakfast and 4-star accommodation, swimming pool, gym, sauna, hot tub and restaurant. Price per person.
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