Tailor-made Argentina holidays
Argentina is a country of seemingly endless variety, and to travel there is to discover thriving cities with world-class art and luxurious accommodations, and also small villages where traditional ways of life are celebrated. The world's eighth largest country, it stretches from its tropical north to a glacial south, the mountainous Andes in the west to the sweeping Atlantic coastline in the east. There is something to entice both visitors whether they are city slickers, outdoorsy adventurers, epicurean aficionados or lovers of history.
At a glance
Where to go in Argentina
The traveller to Argentina is spoilt for choice—the rhythms of Buenos Aires, the historical lanes of Cordoba, the peaks of Patagonia and the glaciers of the Tierra del Fuego all make for enticing holiday destinations with their own unique food, wine, music and culture.
The Pampas is a region of fertile lowlands that spreads across a huge area of eastern Argentina, much of Uruguay and the southern tip of Brazil. This vast plateau, one of South America's most impressive geographical features, is famed for its huge skies and the estancias - traditional argentine ran…
The Iguazú Falls are arguably South America's most spectacular, a series of 275 tumbling cascades which plummet into the turbulent waters of the Iguazú River on the border of Argentina and Brazil.
Patagonia is one of South America's most impressive and inspiring regions in which to travel. Pristine lakes and imposing glaciers, vast treeless plateaus and the towering snow-capped peaks of the Andes dominate, making Patagonia a real highlight to any Argentina holiday.
What to do in Argentina
Lose yourself among the artistic neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires, discover the gaucho culture of the wide plains, sample the myriad vintages of Argentina’s wine country… there is plenty in South America’s heartland to inspire the curious traveller.
From Iguazú Falls to the jagged peaks of Patagonia, the winelands of the northwest and the glaciers that lead to the Antarctic, Argentina’s natural wonders abound and entice the traveller.
From steakhouses and gaucho culinary traditions to the refined wineries of Mendoza and La Rioja, discover the delicious flavours of Argentina on a luxury food and wine holiday.
Glaciers, fjords, a gateway to the Antarctic – an exploration cruise in Argentina offers a sense of adventure, pristine wilderness and a chance to see another side of South America.
When to go to Argentina
Due to its vast size, there are huge differences in climatic conditions across the country, which are worth taking into account when planning a trip. Buenos Aires is best in spring (September to early-November) or autumn (March to May) when temperatures are mild. Summer in the capital can be stifling, with temperatures often hitting the high 30s. The shoulder seasons are also a good time to explore the northern and central provinces – autumnal leaves make Mendoza and the Lake District spectacular. Iguazú Falls benefits from the significant rainfall between during December, January and February, creating a spectacular display. However, …
Top itineraries in Argentina
Get a taste for tango in the 'Paris of South America', gaze in awe at the advancing ice of the Perito Moreno Glacier and the thundering power of Iguazu Falls before living life gaucho style at an estancia on the outskirts of the capital, all on this 13-day tailor-made itinerary.
Explore the very best of Argentina’s north, from the wineries of Mendoza to the multi-hued mountains near Salta and the cascading beauty of Iguazú Falls.
Prepare for a Patagonian adventure with channel cruises, glacier visits and luxury national park campsites. This 16-day tailor-made journey begins in Buenos Aires before taking the wilds of Tierra del Fuego, Chile's Torres del Paine National Park and the advancing ice of Perito Moreno Glacier.
Top places to stay in Argentina
This Art Deco monument – the city’s first skyscraper – has towered over the historic heart of Buenos Aires since 1929, though to look at its polished marble floors, gleaming chandeliers and immaculate rooms, you’d be forgiven for thinking it had only opened yesterday.
With a beautiful location, a world-class spa, a raft of activities, more than a touch of colonial grandeur and access to some of Argentina’s most avant-garde wines, it’s hotels like this that are putting Cafayate and the north-west of Argentina firmly on the traveller’s map.
In the history of travel, it’s always been a struggle to decide what to bring back for friends, family and yourself. We’ve put together this guide to help you pick out Argentina’s food, souvenirs and luxury goods to bring home after your holiday.
Wexas Travel South America specialist Rachel Mostyn discovers the delights of Buenos Aires, drives through the spectacular mountains of Salta and the Northwest, and gets an old-fashioned soaking at Iguazu Falls.
Follow the routes of these classic authors for some of the best road trip and railway adventure inspiration. Including Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck and Ernesto Che Guevara.
With British holidaymakers continuing to demand great value along with exceptional experiences, the news that the pound continues to strengthen against other currencies on the back of Britain's economic recovery comes as welcome news.
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