Argentina tailor-made holidays
Argentina never ceases to amaze. One day you’re watching butterflies in the spray of Iguazú Falls, the next you’re on the surface of a city-sized iceberg or browsing the boutiques of fashionable Buenos Aires. And, wherever your holiday takes you, you can expect the very best in South American food and wine, from the award-winning malbec to the most mouthwatering steaks imaginable.
Argentina's urban buzz
Argentina’s captivating capital city is perhaps Latin America’s most enchanting; its wide tree-lined avenues and picutresque plazas, at once European, connect a series of barrios (neighbourhoods) – gritty La Boca, trendy Palermo, historic Recoleta – that are alive with colour and Latin American ambience. From the sensuality of its famous tango shows to the sizzling, succulent steaks served in its backstreet paradillas, Buenos Aires is the perfect introduction to a country of remarkable variety and vibrancy.
A spectacular natural world
Move away from the capital and you could find yourself mulling over views of distant Andean peaks as you sip a glass of malbec in the vineyards of Mendoza, riding like a gaucho on a working estancia, or seeking inspiration in the foothills of the Fitzroy Massif. There are the palm-filled plazas of colonial Salta to explore, and the multi-coloured mountains and ancient Inca ruins of the rugged northwest. To experience nature at its most powerful, head to Iguazú Falls, or explore the Iberá Wetlands, a network of creeks and lagoons twice the size of the Florida Everglades where you’ll see everything from caiman to capybara. Alternatively, the remote Peninsula Valdés is a popular spot for southern right whales and Magellan penguins. And, at the end of it all, is lonely Ushuaia, a jumble of urbanity at the foot of the Martial Range in the windswept wilds of Tierra del Fuego where the Andes fall into the Southern Ocean. This is the world’s southernmost city and the departure point for most cruises to Antarctica.
Argentina's food & wine
Whether you're in the countryside or the city, up in the mountains or by the coast, Argentina's food and wine is always excellent. Famed for its full-bodied malbec, the Andean town of Mendoza is ever-popular, with visitors keen to explore the region's sprawling vineyards, fed by the melting snow of some of the continent's highest peaks. But, Mendoza isn't Argentina's only wine region. In the north, Salta's cool mountain climate is perfect for producing delightfully aromatic torrontés, while to the south, in and around the central lake district, you'll find delicious sauvignons, merlots and pinot noirs.
And, for many, these wines serve as the perfect accompaniment to another of Argentina's great passions – steak. Whether cooked on an asado barbecue at a gaucho's ranch or served in a back-street parrilla in Buenos Aires, expect butter-soft beef that ranks as some of the world's best.
At a glance
Special offers in Argentina
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Pair an ultra-luxury Antarctic sailing with Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and the world's largest waterfalls – Iguazú Falls.
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Antarctic adventures are best enjoyed midsummer, when near-midnight sun powers an explosion of life along the shore and brightens the thought of camping out, early alpine climbing starts or extended kayaking trips.
Top itineraries in Argentina
Get a taste for tango in the 'Paris of South America' and gaze in awe at the advancing ice of the Perito Moreno Glacier and the thundering power of Iguazu Falls, before living life gaucho style with a stay in an estancia.
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.
This adventure combines an exploratory cruise through Patagonia's channel maze with a private tour to Perito Moreno Glacier and a luxury campsite in Torres del Paine. You'll also stop off in Buneos Aires and enjoy all-inclusive gourmet dining, open-bar indulgences and expert-led excursions.
Top places to stay in Argentina
Experience outstanding service and colonial elegance at this five-star hotel with two superb restaurants and a spa situated in the historic district of Recoleta, an upmarket neighbourhood in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.
Spectacularly located on a 4,000-hectare estate amid true Patagonian wilderness, this Relais & Chateaux lodge offers 17 spacious suites, sumptuous meals, superlative service and activities ranging from glacier trekking to condor gazing.
This exquisite hotel in one of Buenos Aires’ most popular districts is part 1930s mansion – an homage to the glory days of the Argentine capital – and part contemporary tower. Both old and new benefit from the luxury amenities and professional levels of service characteristic of the Park Hyatt brand
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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.
Dance your way through Argentina’s vibrant capital, a city of leafy boulevards, sultry tango shows and proud, football-loving locals. Then, head out into the Pampas outside Buenos Aires to explore working cattle ranches and catch a glimpse of a bygone era.
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.
From the alpine splendour of the Lake District to the ends-of-the-earth austerity of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina’s southern regions are some of Latin America’s most spectacular.
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.
Discover the variety of landscapes Argentina holidays have to offer, from rushing waterfalls to epic glaciers, on these exciting outdoor adventures.
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, …
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