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Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Highlights of Argentina

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Duration

10 Days

Prices Start from

$3,048 ex. flights

From the crashing Iguazu Falls of its northernmost tip to the Perito Moreno Glacier of its Patagonian south, this Argentinian discovery takes in some of the country’s most iconic highlights with remote estancia stays to boot.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Iguazu National Park, Brazil 1

See Iguazu Falls

Witness the mighty Iguazu Falls and discover the species that live nearby.

Bridge Of Ice, Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina 2

Perito Moreno Glacier

Observe the phenomenal Perito Moreno, perhaps sipping a glacier-cooled whisky.

Herd of Wild Horses, Patagonia, Argentina 3

Estancia Stay

From Buenos Aires, travel to an authentic estancia for horseback riding and fine wines.

Galcier view from the water 4

Sail to Los Glaciares

Sail across Lake Argentina to an incredibly remote Patagonian estancia.

Why we like it

When it comes to countries as colossal as Argentina, it can be tricky to know which of its spectacular sites to visit. Visiting the forested north, the icy south and the coastal capital city, this trip takes in what are arguably amongst the nation’s most iconic highlights and traverses the length of the land, all in less than two weeks. With options to extend in to Chilean Patagonia to see Torres del Paine, this classic route is a fantastic base for an epic multi-country adventure.

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Keys:
Internal Flight
Boat Journey
  • Days 1-2
    Buenos Aires
  • Day 3
    Buenos Aires - El Calafate
  • Day 4
    El Calafate - Los Glaciares National Park
  • Day 5
    Los Glaciares National Park
  • Day 6
    Los Glaciares National Park - El Calafate
  • Day 7
    El Calafate - Buenos Aires - Mendoza
  • Days 8-9
    Mendoza
  • Day 10
    Mendoza - Buenos Aires - Iguazu
  • Day 11
    Iguazu
  • Day 12
    Iguazu - Buenos Aires - Pampas
  • Day 13
    Pampas
  • Day 14
    Pampas - Buenos Aires
Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina

Argentinian Patagonia

Journey to El Calafate to witness the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few remaining active glaciers, to trek atop the ice or sail by as gigantic shards of ice crash to the lake below. Perhaps experience a short flight over the Patagonian ice cap or take a 4×4 vehicle safari through the landscape.

Gaucho with Horses, Patagonia, Argentina
Patagonia, Argentina

Estancia Stays

Stay in one or more of our hand-picked estancias. One of our favourites is incredibly remote, reachable only by sailing in Los Glaciares National Park, and another is nestled in the pampas on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. These gaucho-centric properties offer an authentic insight into the horseback lifestyles of the past.

Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Iguacu Falls, Brazil
Iguacu Falls, Brazil

See the Iguazu Falls

Witness the thundering majesty of both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides of the falls, walking along wooden walkways surrounded by lush sub-tropical jungle. Look out for coatimundi, the small raccoon-like animals who make their homes in the surrounding forests. Consider adding on a scenic helicopter flight over the falls for a showstopping view.

San Telmo District, Buenos Aires, Argentina
San Telmo District, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tango in Buenos Aires

Spend a few nights in the incredible capital city of Buenos Aires, discovering its wealth of character, historical sites, gourmet restaurants and traditional music venues before heading to a milonga to embrace the tango scene.

Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile
Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

Suggestion: Torres del Paine Extension

Those wishing to experience all that Patagonia has to offer might like to extend their trip with a journey to Torres del Paine National Park in bordering Chilean Patagonia. This iconic landscape, dominated by three granite towers, is the ideal location for hiking, horse-riding and mountain biking.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Legado Mitico £££££

  • Argentina
  • City
  • Boutique

A highly conceptual property founded on the notion of Argentine identity, Legado Mitico is a boutique property that is all at once avant-garde and undeniably homely. Despite its position in the hub of the bohemian barrio of Palermo Soho, the townhouse is a tranquil oasis peppered with foliage and draping vegetation. Its 11 refined rooms are individually decorated with wood floors and memorabilia inspired by historic figures of the nation that include Che Guevara and Eva Peron, while one boasts its own private terrace. There are inviting lounge areas that appear in the form of a serene library, a living room with sofas set around a roaring fireplace, and a small garden terrace with a bubbling Jacuzzi.

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Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau £££££

  • Argentina
  • City

Ideally located on the famed Avenida Alvear, Palacio Duhau, Park Hyatt Buenos Aires is situated in the most exclusive and fashionable residential and shopping district of Buenos Aires. The hotel boasts a state-of-the-art gymnasium with a 25-metre indoor heated swimming pool and health spa. There are four restaurants to choose from – the Duhau, Vinoteca, Gioia and Piano Nobile Salons – and all rooms are beautifully decorated with lavish finishing touches such as marble bathrooms and walk-in rain showers.

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Loi Suites Iguazu £££££

  • Argentina

Burrowed within the subtropical Iryapu Forest and encircled by towering trees, Loi Suites Iguazu is a peaceful and secluded retreat that is scattered with quaint wooden boardwalks and charming suspended bridges. The restaurant serves dishes created using indigenous flavours, and its impressive al fresco dining balcony overlooks a dazzling series of uniquely shaped stone pools that are surrounded by an abundance of native foliage. Each of its 162 spacious rooms features spectacular views of the jungle, with some boasting wrap-around private decks, forest-view bathtubs and private terrace jacuzzis. Designed for unwinding after a day spent wandering in the jungle, the indulgent spa offers hot stone massages, steam baths and aromatherapy treatments in an ambient setting.

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Awasi Iguazu £££££

  • Argentina

Boasting a non-fussy luxury aesthetic and surrounded by the Atlantic Rainforest, Awasi Iguazu is a stylish boutique retreat that is nestled within a private jungle reserve on the edge of the River Iguazu and just fifteen minutes from the iconic falls of the same name. Best of all, guests at this forest refuge are granted the unequivocal freedom that comes as a result of discovering off the beaten track places and curating tailor-made experiences with an assigned personal naturalist guide and 4×4 vehicle.

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Belmond Hotel das Cataratas £££££

  • Brazil

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is a beautifully restored, traditional Portuguese-colonial residence, just a stone’s throw away from the mighty Iguaçu Falls. This is the only hotel located inside the Iguacu National Park and offers exclusive early morning and evening access when the park is closed to visitors. The hotel has 176 rooms and 17 suites, all with views of the falls, or gardens and forest. The Ipe Grill serves a gaucho style BBQ and the Itaipu Restaurant spills out onto an extensive veranda and serves a blend of Brazilian and international food.

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Estancia Cristina £££££

  • Argentina
  • Farmstead and Ranches

Only accessed by water, Estancia Cristina is a remote, imposing and enchantingly peaceful place. Acting today as it did in the past, Estancia Cristina provides shelter from the wilds of Patagonia. Travel by boat across Lake Argentina past the impressive Upsala Glacier to the private port. Offering 20 cosy rooms, distributed between five lodges, the hotel offers a homely environment with excellent meals using local produce and a choice of excursions amidst the wide-open spaces of Patagonia.

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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.

Destination: Argentina
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

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

Destination: Argentina, Chile & Brazil
Travel Expert: James

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

A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

This Itinerary
Price
From $3,048 Per person

When to travel

Argentina in January

December to February is the peak of summer in Argentina, bringing long summer days and pleasant temperatures. As this is the busiest time of year to travel, expect peak prices and we recommend planning 9-12 months in advance for availability. Summer is the best time of year for all the outdoor experiences that the country has to offer.

Argentina in February

January and February are the peak of summer in Argentina, bringing long summer days and pleasant temperatures. As this is the busiest time of year to travel, expect peak prices and we recommend planning 9-12 months in advance for availability. Summer is the best time of year for all the outdoor experiences that the country has to offer.

Argentina in March

March brings the end of summer across the country. If you are planning to visit Patagonia, it is best to start here in early March as it is still accessible.

Argentina in April

April starts the autumn in Argentina. As the temperatures lower, crowds thin across the country. This can be a great time to avoid large numbers of visitors and to experience the autumnal colours across the countryside.

Argentina in May

As the country moves further into late autumn, temperatures continue to drop. However, cooler temperatures can make for a pleasant visit to Iguazu Falls, Mendoza and the desert avoiding the crowds.

Argentina in June

June begins the winter season across the country. Although Patagonia becomes more challenging to access, this can be a good time to visit other more popular destinations further north without the crowds. This is also the best time to view the southern right whales off the Valdes Peninsula.

Argentina in July

July and August are the depths of winter for the country. This brings much cooler temperatures and snow in some regions. Although perhaps not an ideal time to see the highlights, this can be a good time to visit Buenos Aires in an off-peak time with cooler temperatures.

Argentina in August

July and August are the depths of winter for the country. This brings much cooler temperatures and snow in some regions. Although perhaps not an ideal time to see the highlights, this can be a good time to visit Buenos Aires in an off-peak time with cooler temperatures.

Argentina in September

September officially welcomes spring across Argentina. This is a great time to experience the northern region without the peak season prices or crowds.

Argentina in October

As the country moves further into spring, the countryside starts to bloom with wildflowers. This is a great time of year to get involved with outdoor activities while temperatures are still cool and the crowds are quieter.

Argentina in November

November is a great time of year to visit as summer begins yet beating the peak season crowds that come in December. Patagonia is in full bloom and the vineyards of Mendoza are surrounded by the stunning snow-capped Andes.

Argentina in December

December in Argentina brings the start of the peak season. Temperatures are warm, although due to the size of the country these can vary so it is advisable to bring layers. Weather is at its most desirable for outdoor activities and sightseeing. Following from the spring rains, the falls of Iguazu are at their most impressive during December.

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