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Fitz Roy mountain near El Chalten, in the Southern Patagonia, on the border between Argentina and Chile

Holidays in Argentina

A frenetic melting pot of vibrant culture and dramatic terrains. Exploring with us can mean anything from galloping on horseback over sweeping pampas to mingling with the lively locals in Buenos Aires.

Sophistication and adventure lie side by side in the vast and varied nation of Argentina, home to a diversity of expansive grasslands, high mountain ranges, and an abundance of authentic and culturally rich estancias.

Our experts will carefully and meticulously tailor your foray across Argentina, a sizeable country that is some 2,200 miles from north to south. Opportunities for adventure and exploration are endless, including hiking in the spectacular Lake District, wine-tasting at the glorious and abundant vineyards of Mendoza or driving in the surreal and otherworldly Puna de Atacama.

Experiences

Discover some of our suggested activities to include on your Argentina holiday

Board the “Train to the Clouds”

Board the Tren de las Nubes for an exhilarating journey that clambers through tunnels and over floating tracks to reach a 4,475-metre-high destination.

Explore “the End of the World”

Discover the intriguing resort town of Ushuaia, with its historical prison designed to harbour seasoned criminals and fascinating maritime museum.

Fly over the Beagle Channel

Board a light aircraft for a flight over the Beagle Channel and the Andean Mountains, marvelling at the aerial view.

Send a Letter

Get your passport stamped and post a letter at “the post office at the End of the World”, a historic building that was once the southernmost of its kind in the world.

Winter Adventures

During the winter months, hop up warm and head out in to the expansive landscape while cross-country skiing or dog-sledding in Tierra del Fuego.

Lake District Water Sports

Take to the river and try kayaking and windsurfing, or brave the cold by wild swimming.

Visit the Salt Flats

Drive on an epic road journey to Salta’s dazzling white salt flats, a massive high altitude plateau that is the third largest of its kind worldwide.

Hiking and Wildlife Spotting

Look out for guanacos, red deer, wild boars and armadillos while trekking the lightly-trodden nature trains.

Visit Tucuman

Explore the subtropical province of Tucuman, home to a thriving sugar industry and considered to be the nation’s birthplace.

Watch a Polo Match

Observe a thrilling polo game played by a local (or even national) team, and maybe have a lesson in the sport.

Esteros de Ibera, Corrientes, Argentina
Esteros de Ibera, Corrientes, Argentina

What more can I do in Argentina?

Visitors can experience the lesser-visited verdant pastures of the flooded Ibera Wetlands, witness the dazzling crashing of water at Iguazu Falls, or search for some of Argentina’s rich wildlife population that includes armadillos and Patagonian hares.

By day, wade in the sparkling trout rivers of Patagonia, trek across the dramatic slopes of the Andean Mountains or navigate through the wild and multicoloured deserts of Salta. By night, amble the sprightly streets of Buenos Aires, sample organic wines with delectable local cheeses or star-gaze at the “End of the World” in remote Ushuaia.

Explore Argentina

  • Argentinian Patagonia
  • Argentinian Lake District
  • Buenos Aires
  • Iguazu Falls
  • Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia
  • Mendoza

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Browse our Argentina holiday ideas.

Booking a tailor-made trip gives you the flexibility to customise your journey, travelling when and where suits you. Browse our Argentina holiday ideas to start planning your next journey.

National Congress Building, Buenos Aires, Argentina
National Congress Building, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Get Behind the Scenes in Buenos Aires

We believe that luxury is not just about white linens, silver spoons and opulent properties, but in the gathering of carefully curated unique experiences.

  • Discover the capital of Buenos Aires in the company of a lecturer with specialist knowledge of your particular interests;
  • Explore the Colon Theatre, one of the world’s top ten opera houses and top five acoustic venues, including the rehearsal rooms and studios not available to most visitors;
  • Receive a private tour of the private workshops of the silversmiths who produce jewellery for royalty;
  • Visit a number of remarkable sites outside of normal visiting hours to see them at their most magical.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Paul Bird

Paul has visited Argentina several times, taking in everything from the mighty Iguazu Falls to the dazzling Perito Merino Glacier. According to him, any country that boasts one of Earth’s most dramatic waterfalls, magnificent salt flats, exquisite wines and a vibrant capital is more than worth a visit.
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James Armitage

This epic country offers extraordinary landscapes, from the flat Pampas to rugged Patagonia and the lofty Andes. One of James’s recommendations is to head to the north-west of the nation to experience the very different Andean culture based around Salta.
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Thanks to James for planning this trip of a lifetime through Argentina, a place we have always wanted to see. We were able to visit everywhere from Patagonia in the south to the Iguazu Falls in the north, and all with very little effort on our part.

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Travel Expert: James

Paul listened carefully to what we wanted from our travels in Argentina and put together a really special itinerary that was perfectly tailored to us.

Destination: Argentina
Travel Expert: Paul

Paul did everything from making dinner reservations in Buenos Aires to booking specific rooms in the Lake District that he knew would give us the best view.

Destination: Argentina
Travel Expert: Paul

What a fantastic trip to Argentina, Chile and Brazil superbly organised by James.

Destination: Argentina, Chile & Brazil
Travel Expert: James

Frequently asked questions about Argentina

When should I travel to Argentina?

Argentina’s seasons are reversed from ours and the best time to visit Buenos Aires is spring from October – November/December before the heat arrives. December to February is also the best time to travel to Patagonia but do remember the cliché of four seasons in one day does apply here.

Early winter (Apr – June) sees autumnal colours in the Lake District and the end of the wine harvest in Mendoza with the month of March hosting the wine festival.

What can I expect travelling in Argentina?

Travelling involves moving around quite frequently and travelling long distances due to the size of the country. You can expect some absolutely incredible scenery, great art, wildlife, culture, friendly hospitable people and not to mention fantastic food and wine.

What clothing should I take to Argentina?

It is always best to pack light and while casual dress has become more acceptable in recent years, Latin Americans tend to devote great care to their clothes and appearance. A laundry service is available at most if not all hotels. Depending upon where you are travelling to in Argentina will dictate what is best to wear.

We find that a good fleece, waterproof jacket, layers, good walking trainers/boots and zip-off trousers work well for the chilly south with its sub-arctic conditions and for the tropical north.

What is the typical food and drink in Argentina?

Being a meat loving country this is very much the staple of most dishes such as the asado (barbeque). Mate (tea) is the national beverage of choice and for desert, or those with a sweet tooth, dulce de leche is served in many forms such as ice cream, pastries or just spread onto a slice of bread.

Are there any festivals I can see during my trip, or spend time with ‘real’ locals?

Argentina hosts many festivals from folklore, carnival, tango, gaucho to Mendoza’s national wine festival – to visit you will need to book up early. We can also arrange time spent with Gauchos both riding and to their homes, Polo, cooking classes and blend your own wine classes.

I’m a vegetarian. Will I still be able to find something to eat?

It’s true that Argentina has a worthy reputation for its steak but there are many different types of food and strong influences from Italy. In cities such as Buenos Aires then you’ll find just about every type of international cuisine going. Elsewhere then options may be more limited but you definitely won’t go hungry and there are a growing number of Argentine vegetarians.

I’ve heard about the blue dollar rate. What is this?

Argentina’s economy is complicated. The official exchange rates can be hugely different from the unofficial ‘blue’ rates. At times this has meant that using the blue rate you would receive twice as many pesos for your dollar so it is worth knowing about.

Many people will advise you to avoid official rates so that you can get more for your money but of course this is very much a personal choice and may be something that you want to discuss further with your guide when you arrive in Buenos Aires.

What can I expect travelling in Argentina?

Travelling involves moving around quite frequently and travelling long distances due to the size of the country. You can expect some absolutely incredible scenery, great art, wildlife, culture, friendly hospitable people and not to mention fantastic food and wine.

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