From the thundering waterfalls of Iguazu to the wide-open spaces of Patagonia or buzzing Buenos Aires, there are Argentina tours and holidays for everyone. Travel in style and stay at estancias and boutique hotels. Or release your adventurous spirit and explore remote mountain lodges or campsites.
Argentina is enormous – the eighth-largest country in the world – and offers a great variety of terrains, from beach to high mountains to rainforest and wetlands. It is home to Aconcagua, South America’s highest mountain, rolling pampas and enormous glaciers.
The constant is that wherever you travel in Argentina, fine dining will follow you. From the famous Malbec red wine to parillas (BBQs) with its famous steak, holidays here are famed for eating out. In Buenos Aires, this is often accompanied by the thrill of Tango shows and dances.
Hikers and lovers of stunning scenery are naturally drawn to holidays in Patagonia, in the south of Argentina. Starting at El Calafate, the calving glacier of Perito Moreno – voted a Modern Wonder of The World – is a must-see as tonnes of ice crash into a crystal-blue lake below. Next is El Chalten, a trekker’s mecca. From here you can walk into Fitz Roy National Park to see Cerro Torre, Fitz Roy or walk on the Ice Field. Verdant forests and spectacularly rugged, glacier-topped mountains are guaranteed.
Ushuaia is Argentina’s southernmost city and the access point for many Antarctica cruises. Walkers love the isolation and beauty of the Martial Glacier circuit in the mountains that circle the city. Wildlife enthusiasts can see penguins and seals on a cruise through the Beagle Channel.
Want more? Peninsula Valdes is the place to sail or kayak by whales and orcas and spot sea lions. There are historic haciendas to relax at, a Welsh-speaking village nearby and beach walks perfect for fossil hunting.
Being so vast, some of Argentina tours take you to other-worldly feeling areas. This is never truer than in the north of the country. Start in Salta, famous for empanadas and wine, then self-drive through the vineyards of El Cafayate. Here, the mountains take on a red glow. Explore further and you’ll find multi-coloured peaks, salt lakes and remote Andean communities. Deep gorges and desert-like mountain tops make for stunning treks.
Bariloche in the Lake District delivers beautiful, snow-capped mountains, vast forests and deep lakes. You can ski in the winter (Jun-Sep). Most people visit from October to April to enjoy kayaking, biking and hiking in this pristine land.
Mendoza is world-famous for its red wines and the ton centre has a throng of delightful cafes, plazas and markets. The vineyards are set against a backdrop of wonderful Andean mountains – Mendoza is the starting point to climb Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas.
To the north, the country warms and becomes sub-tropical as you approach its borders with Paraguay and Brasil. Iguazu Falls are the biggest attraction here and it’s easy to see why people travel. This is one of nature’s true wonders with hundreds of waterfalls crashing dramatically through the rainforest.
If wildlife is your thing, the Ibera wetlands close to Iguazu offers an abundance of marine, bird and land species. Caiman, capybara and monkeys are a few of the larger animals you may see, alongside a plethora of birds.
Almost all Argentina tours start or end in the buzzing capital of Buenos Aires. This is a vibrant and romantic city which invites you to soak up the pride and passion of its tango, fine wines and food. Famous barrios (neighbourhood) to visit include La Boca, San Telmo and Palermo, as well as its wonderful museums, cafes and restaurants. And don’t forget its fantastic nightlife.
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Below you will find a few of the many attractions Argentina has to offer for your holiday.
El Calafate is situated on the southern shore of Lago Argentino, and is your starting point for discovering Argentine Patagonia.
Most trekkers will come through El Calafate en route to Chalten and Fitzroy National Park.
Nearby attractions to El Calafate itself include the Perito Moreno Glacier – one of the few glaciers which is still advancing. There are a series of walkways mean that you can get up close to the 75 m high and 5Km wide glacial wall.
Other glaciers which can be visited are the Upsala glacier and the town has its own Glaciarium – ice museum.
The town offers a wide range of accommodation options and restaurants as well as outdoor shops.
Bariloche is the jewel in Argentina’s Lake District Crown.
Beautiful mountains, forests and lakes make this area perfect for anyone who likes the outdoors.
You can kayak, bike and hike around the stunning scenery of Nahuel Huapi National park.
Or perhaps hike to amazing viewpoints with panoramas over a geographically stunning area of great beauty.
Bariloche also offers the Cruce Andino Lake Crossing into Chile. The best time to visit the area is October-April.
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We luckily had great weather and so each element was very good in its own manner. If we had to rank it then
S. Crittell, UK, 2011
» Tailor Made Argentina
Great exped overall, personally, it was tough, though a fantastic experience. Very good guides who always came up with the goods. Accommodation was good and adequate, camp was very good with very good facilities and food.
A. Wheatstone, UK, 2012
» Climb Aconcagua, 360 Route
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