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Buenos Aires & The Pampas

Introduction

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 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 The Pampas is a real highlight of an Argentina holiday.

Buenos Aires is one of few urban anomalies in The Pampas. Argentina's colourful capital is a melting pot of cultural influences. Grab a steak - straight from The Pampas ranches - in a traditional Argentine steak house, wash it down with a glass of Malbec wine and tango to your heart's content. Cosmopolitan, historically fascinating and impossibly lively, Buenos Aires is easily one of South America's most intoxicating capitals.

Where to go in Buenos Aires & The Pampas

The Pampas

The Pampas is an area of fertile low-lying land, roughly the size of France, which dominates northeastern Argentina. This is the land of the gaucho - the enduring icon of Argentina's cowboy country - and huge cattle farms and sets of sleepy ranches known as estancias abound.

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is Argentina's capital and the country's largest city. One of South America's most exciting capitals, it's the modern cultural hub of Argentina, with an insatiable appetite for a good party.

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Top itineraries in Buenos Aires & The Pampas

Northwest, Wines & Waterfalls

15-day tailor-made journey from £4,895 pp incl. flights

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.

Highlights of Argentina

13-day tailor-made journey from £5,565 pp incl. flights

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.

Patagonia's Glaciers & Fjords

16-day tailor-made journey from £6,895 pp incl. flights

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.

Natural Wonders of Argentina

13-day tailor-made journey from £5,295 pp incl. flights

This 13-day tailor-made tour takes in all of Argentina's top wildlife-viewing regions, from the whales and penguins of Peninsula Valdés to the caiman and capybara of the Iberá Wetlands and the colourful birdlife of Iguazú Falls.

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Top places to stay in Buenos Aires & The Pampas

Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires

Historic hotel

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.

Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau, Buenos Aires

Grand & elegant hotel

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

Nuss Buenos Aires Soho, Buenos Aires

Small & intimate hotel

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.

Sofitel Buenos Aires

Historic hotel

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.

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Argentina's best one-of-a-kind souvenirs

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.

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