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Argentina Holidays


Vibrant, awe inspiring and incredibly diverse, Argentina bursts with life. From the colourful streets of Buenos Aires, the remote wilderness of Patagonia, to world class wineries - Argentina has the lot.

Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital city, Buenos Aires, boasts grand avenues, a thriving café culture and sophisticated restaurants. Explore the many distinct neighbourhoods, such as trendy Palermo, the thriving La Boca complete with impromptu tango performances or the opulent Recoleta to name a few.

"Poor old Niagara," Eleanor Roosevelt commented when she first beheld the Iguazu Falls and once you’ve experienced the thunderous power of the 275 falls that throw a curtain of mist up 150 metres into the air you may well agree.

Sip world famous Malbecs in the sun drenched vineyards around Mendoza, marvel at the deep blue lakes of Bariloche or explore the stark desert landscapes around Purmamarca, in Northern Argentina.

To the south lies the vast wilderness of Patagonia, with the colossal Perito Moreno Glacier, remote lodges and traditional estancias as well as fantastic trekking opportunities amongst the forests, lakes & glaciers.

Right on the southern tip of the continent lies Ushuaia, the gateway to the wild and undiscovered Tierra del Fuego National Park and port of embarkation for expedition cruises to the Antarctic.

Combining natural splendour and outdoor adventure with passionate people and vibrant cities, few destinations can rival the diversity of experiences on offer in Argentina. Let Trailfinders plan your perfect Argentina adventure today.

OUR HOLIDAYS TO ARGENTINA

Classic Argentina
Private Tour
12 days / 11 nights

Explore the highlights of Argentina including sophisticated Buenos Aires, jaw-dropping scenery in Patagonia and the mighty Iguazú Falls.
Northern Explorer
Private Tour
13 days / 12 nights

Showcasing Argentina’s diverse landscapes, this captivating tour includes vibrant cities, the thundering Iguazú Falls, beautiful vineyards and the spectacular desert scenery of the northwest.
The Best of Patagonia
Private Tour
16 days / 15 nights

Showcasing the best of the spectacular and wild landscapes of Patagonia, this tour includes Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park and the huge Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina.
Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro
Private Tour
9 days / 8 nights

Combining two iconic cities with one of South America’s greatest natural wonders, this is the perfect introduction to the wonderful destinations of Argentina and Brazil.
Wildlife, Wetlands & Waterfalls
Private Tour
13 days / 12 nights

Travel from Buenos Aires to the Peninsula Valdes with its fantastic wildlife viewing, to the Iberá Wetlands and unmissable Iguazú Falls.
End of The Earth
Guided Small Group Walking Tour
14 days / 13 nights

Patagonia, one of the world’s most pristine wilderness settings is your base for this exhilarating adventure. Hike the dramatic Torres del Paine, hop on a boat ride past the Perito Moreno Glacier and explore the buzzing city of Buenos Aires.

WHERE TO GO IN ARGENTINA

Argentina map
Distant view of National Congress buildings in Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America with grass and fountain in foreground
Buenos Aires
Full of energy, style and sophistication Buenos Aires is undoubtedly one of the great cities of the world. Comprised of 38 eclectic barrios (neighbourhoods) this diverse city offers stunning architecture, historical sites, dramatic tango dancing and fantastic dining. Spend a few days in Argentina’s capital and get under the skin of this buzzing cosmopolitan metropolis.
Panorama of a sheet waterfall with a rainbow across a brown river and green trees to the sides at Iguaçu Falls, Brazil, South America
Iguazú Falls
One of South Americas most awe-inspiring sights, Iguazú Falls are a must see! Iguazú roughly translated means ‘Big Water’ which appropriately describes the 275 waterfalls that form a border between Argentina and Brazil in an epic rainforest setting. Explore the many walkways and viewing platforms within the national park. Prepare to be amazed by the sheer power and beauty of these falls.
Two caimans resting at sunset on a green marshland littered with puddles of water in the Iberá Wetlands, Argentina, South America
Iberá Wetlands
The Iberá Wetlands (Esteros del Iberá) are the second-largest wetlands in the world and are home to a wide variety of wildlife including caiman, capybara and a large number of birds. Relatively unknown, this is one of the most remarkable ecosystems in Argentina. This huge expanse of wetland is made up of a series of lakes, lagoons and marshland and is a must-visit for nature lovers.
Looking through a row of low, uniformed, green vines towards the mountains on the horizon in the vineyards of Mendoza, Argentina
Mendoza
Set against the stunning snow-capped peaks of the Andes, the Mendoza province is Argentina’s premier wine-producing region. The pleasant city of Mendoza boasts leafy plazas and charming cafes whilst the cobbled streets of nearby Chacras de Coria offer a delightful alternative. There are over 1,500 wineries nestled in picturesque scenery which can be visited as part of a day trip or as an overnight stay.
A night time low angle perspective of a cobbled street looking upwards to the gold lit Basilica and Convent of San Francisco in the city of Salta, Argentina
Salta & The Northwest
North West Argentina offers a variety of landscapes ranging from impressive salt flats to rugged canyons. The city of Salta has the nickname La Linda (the beautiful) as it contains some of the country’s best preserved colonial architecture and is surrounded by striking scenery. Nearby Cafayate boasts impressive wineries whilst the sleepy village Purmamarca sits in the shadow of the Hill of Seven Colours.
Lake District
Lake District
Argentina’s Lake District is a picturesque region where blue lakes are bordered by forested mountains which turn from green in the summer to beautiful reds and oranges in autumn and to snow-capped white in winter. The alpine town of Bariloche has a gorgeous setting on the edge of Lake Nahuel Haupi and a number of outdoor activities are available here including treks in the national park and boat trips on the lakes.
A ferry on a blue lake is dwarfed by a giant blue with snowy mountains and a bank of trees littering the backdrop, El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina
El Calafate & El Chalten
El Calafate is the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park and the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier, one of Argentina’s most impressive natural wonders. View this colossal wall of ice by cruising on the lake to the glacier face or on observation walkways; it is very likely you will see huge chunks of ice break off and crash into the lake below! The nearby town of El Chalten is an outdoor enthusiasts dream and the base for some fantastic treks.
A black and white Magellanic penguin totters along a wooden boardwalk over a pebbly beach in Peninsula Valdes, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Peninsula Valdés
This windswept peninsula offers fantastic wildlife viewing and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Southern right whales can often be seen in the bay between June and December, orcas and penguins may be spotted between September and April whilst seals, sea lions and a number of birds can be seen year round. Choose to stay on the peninsula or in the nearby town of Puerto Madryn.
Ushuaia
The Southernmost tip of South America, nicknamed the 'End of the World', Ushuaia is not only the gateway to Antarctica, but also a fantastic place for adventurers in it's own right. Explore the rugged landscapes of nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park and Lapataia National Park or sail out onto the Beagle Channel to spot the local wildlife.
The Pampas
The Pampas, widely known for being the home of the Gaucho are flat and fertile plains that stretch from Buenos Aires all the way to Cordoba. Many traditional estancias are scattered across the countryside, offering an authentic experience and a taste of the 'true Argentina.'
Córdoba
Argentina's second largest city is bursting with gorgeous colonial buildings and quaint cafes. Head away from the city and you will be met by rolling hills and the stunning Sierra Mountains, home to many traditional estancias.

OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN ARGENTINA

Legado Mitico Buenos Aires
4 star

Buenos Aires

With a great location in vibrant Palermo this hotel is a delight. Relax in the cosy library in winter or on the rooftop terrace in summer. Breakfast is served in the lounge and there are a number of excellent restaurants nearby.
NH Collection Buenos Aires Lancaster
4 star

Buenos Aires

Located in the heart of the city and known for its elegant façade, this 1940’s building is an excellent hotel choice. Many of the city’s attractions can be found nearby whilst the popular shopping street Calle Florida and the restaurants of Puerto Madero are both within walking distance.
Entre Cielos
4 plus star

Mendoza

Lying in the shadow of the Andes, this luxurious wine estate has a stylish and modern design. The excellent facilities and beautiful surroundings create a relaxing ambience and the fabulous restaurant offers fresh cuisine accompanied by wine produced on the private vineyard. Classic Rooms are decorated with bold colours and boast a private terrace whilst Vineyard Loft Rooms are more spacious. The unique Loft Suite – Limited Edition is a room built on stilts with unbeatable views.
EOLO Lodge
5 star

El Calafate

This magnificent lodge is designed to take advantage of the breathtaking views across the dramatic Patagonian landscape to the waters of Lago Argentino and surrounding snowcapped mountain peaks. A haven of tranquillity in this awe-inspiring destination.
Estancia Peuma Hue, Near Bariloche
4 star

Bariloche

Set amidst dramatic scenery in Argentina’s largest national park, Nahuel Haupi, this family run retreat offers an unforgettable stay. The huge mountains and beautiful lake make this location ideal for trekking, horseback riding and kayaking. Dining is a true delight, with meals enjoyed around the communal table and utilising fresh ingredients from the Estancia’s organic garden and orchard as well as produce sourced from the local farmers market. The rooms are set in traditional houses dotted throughout the Estancia grounds. Peuma Hue offers a unique Patagonian experience conveniently located just 35 minutes from Bariloche.
Estancia La Bamba De Areco
4 plus star

Estancias Nr Buenos Aires

One of Argentina’s oldest ranches, this estancia offers a sophisticated escape from the city. There are opportunities to ride beautiful horses, take excursions by horse-drawn carriage or explore by mountain bike. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool, take a walk to the river or watch a game of polo. The 11 rooms and suites are decorated in a lovely colonial design.

THINGS TO DO IN ARGENTINA

Buenos Aires Signature Tour
Approx 3 hours
  • Colourful houses & tango artists in La Boca
  • Discover eclectic architecture & a fascinating history in the Recoleta Cemetery

  • Gran Aventura Boat Ride
    Approx 3 hours
  • Exciting boat ride
  • Get close to Iguazú Falls
  • Scenic National Park

  • Dinner & Tango Show at Cafe de Los Angelitos
    Approx 4 hours
  • Beautiful, historic building
  • Discover the history of tango through this wonderful show

  • Day at an Estancia
    Approx 9 hours
  • The Argentine Pampas
  • Estancia EL Ombu
  • Traditional barbecue

  • Mini Trekking Perito Moreno Glacier
    Approx 8 hours
  • Exciting adventure
  • Unique view of Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Spectacular scenery

  • Snorkelling with Sea Lions
    Approx 3 hours with 45 mins in water
    Swim with the playful sea lions on this unique tour

    When is the best time to visit Argentina?

    Argentina Climate Guide
    Bariloche

    JAN

    22
    11h  3cm

    FEB

    22
    10h  4cm

    MAR

    19
    8h  6cm

    APR

    15
    6h  8cm

    MAY

    10
    4h  16cm

    JUN

    7
    4h  18cm

    JUL

    7
    4h  17cm

    AUG

    8
    5h  13cm

    SEP

    11
    6h  8cm

    OCT

    14
    8h  5cm

    NOV

    17
    10h  5cm

    DEC

    20
    11h  5cm
    Buenos Aires

    JAN

    29
    9h  11cm

    FEB

    28
    9h  10cm

    MAR

    26
    7h  12cm

    APR

    22
    7h  10cm

    MAY

    19
    5h  8cm

    JUN

    15
    4h  6cm

    JUL

    15
    5h  6cm

    AUG

    17
    6h  7cm

    SEP

    19
    6h  7cm

    OCT

    22
    7h  11cm

    NOV

    25
    8h  10cm

    DEC

    28
    8h  9cm
    El Calafate

    JAN

    16
    8h  4cm

    FEB

    15
    7h  4cm

    MAR

    13
    6h  5cm

    APR

    10
    5h  5cm

    MAY

    5
    4h  5cm

    JUN

    3
    3h  5cm

    JUL

    2
    3h  5cm

    AUG

    4
    5h  4cm

    SEP

    8
    6h  4cm

    OCT

    11
    7h  4cm

    NOV

    13
    8h  4cm

    DEC

    15
    8h  4cm
    Iguazu

    JAN

    32
    6h  17cm

    FEB

    31
    6h  15cm

    MAR

    31
    5h  12cm

    APR

    27
    5h  15cm

    MAY

    24
    5h  15cm

    JUN

    21
    5h  15cm

    JUL

    22
    5h  11cm

    AUG

    24
    5h  12cm

    SEP

    25
    4h  13cm

    OCT

    28
    5h  18cm

    NOV

    30
    7h  17cm

    DEC

    32
    7h  13cm

    Top Tips From Our Experts

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Michael Hoverd

    A boat ride to the base of the Iguassu Falls is the best way to get a feel for their size and power - just remember to bring a towel!

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Abby Waters

    Head down to Ushuaia on a domestic flight from Buenos Aires and you will get the most spectacular views over emerald blue lakes and mountain peaks right from your seat.

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Hannah Wardle

    Mendoza is a highlight of any Argentina holiday. What better way to see a country than cycling around visiting a mix of iconic and more boutique vineyards and olive farms with several tastings on route.

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    Argentina Fast Facts

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    Time Zone

    GMT
    -3 hours

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    Flight Time to Argentina

    Approx
    13¾ hours

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    Currency

    Argentine Peso

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    Visa Required?

    For stays over 90 days only

    €20 Off your visa service charge if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

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    Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio booster
    Hepititis A (vaccine recommended)
    Rabies
    Typhoid
    Yellow Fever

    20% Discount off immunisations at our London Travel Clinic if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

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    Trailfinders Travel Insurance

    Enjoy comprehensive cover in Argentina from just €69 for 7 days with our superb value Single Trip Travel Insurance.

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