At Mérito Travel we design itineraries including all the principal destinations in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay; we also offer destinations not yet regularly visited where the hospitality is phenomenal and where at the same time touring teams will experience the flame of grassroots sports. We encourage mixing sports with the amazing natural attractions that each country has to offer. This may involve an extra travelling cost, but offers an element not so widely seen by visiting sports teams.
Argentina is the second largest country in South America and 8th largest in the world. It is a land of extremes: its hectic urban centres contrast with a staggeringly remote hinterland. The country's natural wonders are a primary attraction. They range from the northern deserts to the southern Andean cordillera and from Iguazú Falls to the magnificent desolation of Patagonia.
There are icons usually underlined by touristic brochures like Tango, Gauchos, Mate and Asado though in the real country there are many other things to discover. What strikes visitors most is that life here is for living. It is this untouchable essence of its people, the intense Latin spirit –a flirtatious glance, a heartfelt chat, an impassioned tango- that gives Argentina an alma unique to any other. It is this same soul that makes Buenos Aires, the melting pot of Europe and the New World, one of the most exciting cities to visit in the world. Vibrant, exotic and so very unforgettable.
Real travellers love South America as a whole. It's as though the continent was built for travel; a place that excites, thrills, challenges and infuriates. The difference is something to feel which goes beyond explanations.
The real reward, however, is the South American spirit. It seems like the entire continent approaches life with the enthusiasm of an old-fashioned road trip: windows down and stereo blaring. There is as much music as there are adventures to be had. Samba spices up the sandy streets of Brazilian beach towns while panpipes enliven Andean markets, and the jolting rhythm of cumbia renders those Andean bus rides even more authentic.
South America is a continent that engulfs you and changes you – your state of mind, your outlook on life. As soon as you set foot on South American soil, the transformation begins.