Dance your way through Argentina’s vibrant capital, a city of leafy boulevards, elegant colonial-era buildings, sultry tango shows and proud, passionate, 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, filled with faded glamour and gauchos in traditional bombacha trousers.
As the main entry point to the country, your Argentina holiday is likely to invoice a stay in the capital. And, what a capital Buenos Aires is. Grab a steak in a traditional Argentine parrilla, then wash it down with a glass of Malbec wine in a leafy square. Take in the pure passion of a football match in La Boca or browse the weekend markets of San Telmo, rounding the day off with a tango flourish at one of the city's acclaimed theatres. Cosmopolitan, historically fascinating and impossibly vibrant, Buenos Aires is urban Latin America at its absolute best.
This region of fertile lowlands 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 ranches – that dot the countryside. It's here that many of Argentina's cattle herds are reared, and holing up in a country ranch for the night or two in is a real highlight of an Argentina holiday.
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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 Buenos Aires & The Pampas
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.
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
Perfect for couples and for those in search of bohemian Buenos Aires, this former convent turned boutique hotel offers well-polished service and a fabulous roof terrace in the avant-garde neighbourhood of Palermo Soho.
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