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.
Holidays to Argentina frequently start in the cosmopolitan capital on a tour of Buenos Aires, a heady mix of colour and elegance, and home to plenty of high-end restaurants, one-of-a-kind hotels, and more fashion and style than the eye can take in. This city is the beating heart of tango, a dance of sensuality that has lured many travellers into passionate whirls in the city's many dance halls and cafes.
The great natural playground of beautiful Argentinian Patagonia is another highlight. From Bariloche's setting of natural beauty at the base of Nahuel Huapi Lake to the glaciers of the Tierra del Fuego - the gateway to Antarctica - the wildness of Patagonia is an adventurous traveller's dream.
Famed for its wine, Argentina is home to many vineyards and legendary wine regions that you won't want to miss. Cafayate in the northern province of Salta reveals another side to the country, with its lush arbors producing Malbec wine that many holidaymakers find irresistible. To explore more of the country's vintages, travel to Mendoza, where the majority of Argentina's wine production is based - our wine tours are a fantastic way to sample the rich flavours of the best wineries, as we have hand-selected our favourite vineyards just for our travellers.
Elsewhere, visitors to Argentina can take in the placid waterways of the Lake District, admire rumbling waterfalls on a tour to Iguazu Falls and watch southern right whales pass by the beaches of Peninsula Valdés. Our travel consultants will tailor-make your trip just for you, to ensure you experience just the right mix of luxury accommodations, exciting outdoors adventures, and more.
Argentina is a land of great passion, where national football matches mesmerise a nation and the city streets rock and weave to the aphrodisiac effects of the tango. Its people live intensely – perhaps because they don't dare relax for too long, knowing the abundant delights that sit on their doorstep that would take a lifetime to explore. Work with our expert team to build an itinerary to Argentina, and after your holiday you might just find you don't want the adventure to end.
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Where to go in Argentina
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
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
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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.
Experience two of South America’s great cities along with the crashing torrents of the mesmerising Iguazú Falls on this 11-day tailor-made journey.
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.
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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