By Wayne Bernhardson
Third Edition, October 2010
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South America expert Wayne Bernhardson gives readers his unique perspective on Argentina, from hiking in the Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego to viewing wildlife among the lagoons of Esteros del Iberá. Bernhardson provides suggestions for great trip strategies, such as the 21-Day Natural History Tour and 15 Days of Argentine Art and Architecture. Complete with tips on exploring historic sites like Plaza de Mayo and the pre-Columbian ruins of Quilmes, Moon Argentina gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Argentina
Enjoy the very best of Argentina with these itineraries:
- The Best of Argentina
- The Argentine Epic
- Art and Architecture
- Traipsing the Argentina Vineyards
- Hotels on the Grapevine
- The Biodiversity Expedition
- Hikes in the Andes
- Wildlife Encounters
Explore what Argentina has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- Buenos Aires and Vicinity
- The Pampas including La Plata and Vicinity, Pampa Gaucha, The Atlantic Shore, and La Pampa Province
- Mesopotamia and The Parana including Entre Rios Province, Corrientes Province, Misiones Province, Santa Fe Province, Chaco and Formosa Provinces
- Cuyo and Cordoba including Mendoza Province, San Juan Province, La Rioja Province, San Luis Province, and Cordoba Province
- The Andean Northwest including Salta Province, Jujuy Province, Tucuman Province, Catamarca Province, and Santiago del Estero Province
- Northern Patagonia including Coastal Rio Negro Province, The Lakes District, and the Interior Chubut Province
- Southern Patagonia including Coastal Chubut Province, Coastal Santa Cruz Province, and Interior Santa Cruz Province
- Tierra del Fuego and Chilean Patagonia including Ushuaia and Vicinity, Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, Rio Grande and Vicinity, Chilean Tierra del Fuego, Punta Arenas and Vicinity (Chile), Puerto Natales and Vicinity (Chile), and Parque Nacional Torres del Paine (Chile)
Resources include a Spanish Phrasebook
Wayne Bernhardson first visited Argentina in 1979, traveling as far as Tierra del Fuego—the uttermost part of the earth—and he has returned there almost every year since 1990. To broaden and deepen his appreciation of the country, he has driven well over 62,000 miles through Argentina, from its sub-Antarctic tip to its subtropical top. He spends at least four to five months in South America every year.
Wayne earned his Ph.D. in geography at the University of California, Berkeley, but abandoned academia for a perpetual Latin American road trip that many university faculty envy. He is the author of Moon Handbooks to Buenos Aires, Chile, and Patagonia, and has written for magazines and newspapers including Trips, the San Francisco Chronicle, the American Geographical Society’s Focus, Business Traveler, Dupont Registry Tampa Bay, Postcards, National Geographic Traveler, Latin Trade, and Travel Holiday. He often gives slide lectures on destinations he covers in his books.
When not in South America (he owns an apartment in Buenos Aires near the Palermo botanical gardens), Wayne resides in Oakland, California, with his wife, María Laura Massolo; their daughter, Clio Bernhardson-Massolo; and their Alaskan malamute, Malbec (named for Argentina’s signature red wine).