Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires

The capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires was founded in 1580 on the shores of the Rio de la Plata and today it is one of the continent’s largest and most sophisticated cities.

Renowned for its mouth-watering cuisine, delicious local wines and the sound of the sensuous tango drifting through the evening air throughout the city, Buenos Aires has a variety of activities with all excursions are led by our expert guides.

These include enjoying colonial sights on a day trip to Colonia in Uruguay or taking a cruise along the River Delta, from the town of Tigre to the enchanting Recoleta cemetery.

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

A little more about Buenos Aires

Puerto Madero to the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve is a 865-acre tract of lowland that lies just a stone’s throw outside the city. An important area for ecology, it is a wonderful option for wildlife lovers who wish to avoid the hustle and bustle of the vibrant city.

The pampas, situated approximately one to two hours south of Buenos Aires, offers visitors the opportunity to experience the life of a gaucho (real Argentinean cowboys!) amongst enormous cattle ranches and elite polo schools. Time in the pampas is often spent horseback riding, playing polo, embarking on a round of golf or simply focusing on wellness. The traditions and lifestyles that thrive in these stunning estancias set on vast fertile rolling plains must be seen to be believed.

La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Our specialists' 'must do'

Head to Puerto Madero, the up and coming waterfront area of Buenos Aires, which occupies a significant area of the Rio de la Plata riverbank and is famed for the raunchy evening Rojo Tango show.

Additionally, visit the San Telmo Sunday Market in the oldest barrio of Buenos Aires in the main public square of Plaza Dorrego. With a backdrop of colonial buildings, characterful cafes, tango milongas and antique shops, this is the ideal location at which to while away a Sunday in the city.


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Silversmith's tools Argentina

Observe Royal Jewellers

Go on a private behind the scenes tour of the private workshops of the silversmiths who produce exquisite jewellery for Argentinian royalty.

Colon Theatre, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tour the Colón Theatre

Explore one of the world’s top opera houses and acoustic venues, with access to the rehearsal rooms and studios not normally available to visitors.

Local Market, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires Sunday Markets

Amble around the stalls at one of Buenos Aires’ traditional Sunday markets, rifling through its collections of antiques, artisan wares, ceramics and foodstuffs.

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Local street food, empanadas, Ecuador

Explore the Eateries

Take a street food tour in Buenos Aires to learn to make some of the classic culinary staples such as empanadas, or visit one of our favourite restaurants.

Cemetery in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tour Buenos Aires with a Lecturer

Discover Buenos Aires’ interesting neighbourhoods in the company of a lecturer with specialist knowledge of your particular interests.

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Argentine Tango

Watch a Tango Show

Attend a world-renowned tango show with dinner or have a private lesson with a professional dance teacher.

Bridge at Tigre Delta, Argentina

Explore the Tigre Delta

Take a day trip to the Tigre Delta, perhaps travelling there by scenic train journey, to view the lovely houses that are only accessible by boat.

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Rachael Tallents

Adventure, discovery and my curiosity for people and the natural world is what drives my love of travelling.  I am grateful for my parents’ desire to explore, and from an early age my eyes were open to diverse landscapes, cultures, and underwater worlds.

For the last 16 years, I have worked for a leading luxury tour operator designing incredible journeys for discerning clients and travelled to some magical places. I am excited to have joined Steppes Travel, and to be working for a company with such strong ethical and sustainable values.

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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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