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Highlights of Argentina

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Duration

12 Days

Prices Start from

$3,879pp (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.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • 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

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

Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina

Explore El Calafate and observe the phenomenal nearby Perito Moreno, perhaps sipping a glacier-cooled whiskey.

Day 6

Los Glaciares National Park - El Calafate

Day 7

El Calafate - Buenos Aires - Mendoza

Days 8-9

Mendoza

Grapes and Vines, Mendoza, Argentina

Sample fine wines and great food in the wine region of Mendoza.

Day 10

Mendoza - Buenos Aires - Iguazu

Day 11

Iguazu

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Witness the mighty Iguazu Falls that divide Argentina and Brazil, crossing the border to see both sides.

Day 12

Iguazu - Buenos Aires - Pampas

Our travel experts can tailor this itinerary to suit you.

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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.

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.

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.

Gaucho with Horses, Patagonia, Argentina
Patagonia, Argentina

Estancia Stays

Consider extending your trip and staying 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.

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.

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
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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.

Holiday Inspiration

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