Dramatic landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and lively culture

Argentina is a land of immense beauty and diversity.  There are desert like rocky landscapes, lakes of infinite shades of blue, stunning mountains, fertile vineyards and wild grasslands.   Wildlife includes whales, penguins, sea lions, howler monkeys, capybaras, caiman and anacondas.  You can have as active a holiday as you like in Argentina: cycling around the streets of Buenos Aires, ice trekking on a glacier, hiking in Los Glaciares national park; rafting or kayaking the many lakes and rivers.  It is also a great self-drive destination.  Highlights of Argentina include:

  • the classic European architecture, plazas and boulevards of Buenos Aires;
  • Iguazu Falls, one of the world’s most impressive natural wonders.  It lies on the border between Argentina and Brazil with a network of walking trails on the Argentinian side;
  • the wine capital of Mendoza where the micro climate is home to some magnificent wine growing estates; 
  • the north west of the country with its spectacular red desert earth landscapes;
  • Argentina’s Lake District in north Patagonia.  Stunning blue lakes with a backdrop of the snow topped Andes.  A great place for rafting, hiking, cycling, fishing and kayaking;
  • the Ibera wetlands, second in size only to Brazil’s Pantenal in South America.  Here you will find an abundance of wildlife which you can discover on horseback or by boat;
  • the Valdes peninsula, a haven for marine life where in season you can see Right whales and Magellanic penguins;
  • Argentinian Patagonia with its majestic peaks and sparkling lakes and further south, glacier filled valleys and lakes.  Here you can not only see glaciers up close but also experience some of the best hiking in the world in Los Glaciares national park.  
  • at the southernmost point of the continent, Tierra del Fuego, an archipelago shared with Chile and the jumping off point for expeditions to Antarctica.  
There is a huge range of accommodation in Argentina from simple cabins at the foot of a glacier to luxurious all inclusive lodges.  Holidays to Argentina are best tailored to the particular traveller, from accompanied private tours to self drive vacations or group holidays.  We have given some examples of trips below but please get in touch to discuss what we can put together for you.  
  • Flying time: 14 hours
  • Time difference: -3 hours
  • Currency: Argentinian peso
  • Best time of year to travel: Year round, depending on particular destination

Ideas for a trip to Argentina

Here are some ideas for trips to Argentina all of which can be adapted for you and we are always happy to create a bespoke trip from scratch

Argentina - Glaciare piedras blancas

Active Patagonia in Argentina and Chile

from £3,340 per person (excl flights)
Low-altitude trekking through Patagonia's glaciated landscapes in Torres del Paine National Park (Chile) and the Fitz Roy massif in Los Glaciares National Park (Argentina) to discover the pinnacles of the region's natural scenery.
Argentina - Perito Moreno Glacier

Luxury Argentina - Vineyards, glaciers and gauchos

from £9,590 per person (excl flights)
A two week trip including a stay on an elegant estancia in the pampas and at the finest hotels and lodges in vineyard country, amid the glaciers of Patagonia and in Buenos Aires. Gourmet food and drink throughout

Self-drive Argentina- Hidden highlights of the north west

from £2,790 per person (excl flights)
Drive from Salta through wild canyons, Spanish colonial towns and vineyards in the Andean northwest, with Buenos Aires and the Iguazú Falls..

Frequently Asked Questions

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If travelling on a British passport then you don’t need a visa to enter Argentina but will be granted up to 90 days on entry.  Check the latest requirements on the FCDO website.

Find the latest NHS advice on travel to Argentina here.