Whether you are looking for the some of the world's best wines, majestic landscapes, world-class skiing or an evening of tango and steaks, a tour of Argentina delivers it all with class.
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Our Argentina tours showcase the simple fact that Argentina is a land of contrasts and travelers should experience everything it has to offer. To start, take a journey to northern Argentina’s Andean landscape and check out the vibrant multi-colored valley Quebrada de Humahuaca. We promise you haven't seen anything quite like it.
After witnessing the myriad multi-color valleys, you must head on to Cafayate and gaze upon the striking red rock formations you'll find there. Southwest of Cafayate is Mendoza, the “land of the sun and good wine,” where sampling Malbec and other red wine varieties on a Mendoza Wine Tour is an absolute must.
Travelers interested in Central Argentina will find an exciting combination of tango, samba, and waterfalls. Buenos Aires, the capital city, exudes a modern metropolis of historic plazas, delicious steakhouses, pastel-painted neighborhoods, and sultry tango dance clubs.
Buenos Aires is an excellent starting point for any tour to Argentina. The capital city sits nestled on the southwestern shore of the Rio de la Plata and offers a plethora of activities for tourists. You can admire professional dancers as they perform milongas (Tango dances) in La Boca, shop for antiques at the lively San Telmo market, gaze at huge monuments like the Obelisk on Avenue 9 de Julio, and sip fine wines at fancy restaurants in Palermo.
If you wish to combine the European-inspired city with the countryside, plan a weekend getaway to a nearby estancia where you can indulge in traditional asado barbecue and horseback riding activities.
Traveling to Argentina's Lake District
From Buenos Aires, fly to the heart of Argentina’s Lake District, Bariloche, famous for their excellent ski slopes during the winter and beautiful hiking throughout the summer.
What’s even better than consistently ideal conditions? Bariloche is a gateway to the magnificent and world-famous Patagonia region. From Bariloche, fly to El Calafate to see the Perito Moreno Glacier at Los Glaciares National Park, one of the last advancing glaciers in the world.
You can also choose to head further south to the beautiful Punta Arenas. Once there, you can go kayaking, set off glacier trekking, or embark on boating excursions to see the glacier up-close.
Visit Argentine Patagonia
If you still haven’t had enough of Argentine Patagonia, make your way to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. Ushuaia is the perfect destination for any outdoors enthusiast, as its natural beauty surpasses any other ordinary landscape. Not to mention it’s a fantastic location for seniors and older travelers too!
If you’re an avid hiker, we have good news. Patagonia is a hiker’s paradise! Choose from the best hikes in Patagonia in Tierra del Fuego National Park, where you can spot flora and fauna specific to the region. While there’s certainly never a wrong time to visit Patagonia, we suggest visiting when you can truly enjoy the weather and get the most out of your experience.
Mendoza Argentina Wine Tours
Of course, no trip to Argentina would be complete without visiting Mendoza, the world-renowned wine region of South America. Browse our Argentina Wine Tours to find the best wine regions in South America.
Mendoza is perfect for travelers looking to embark on adventures during the day and kick back and enjoy a few glasses of red wine at night. Daytime adventures in Mendoza include cycling, hiking through the Andes, and river rafting to name a few. Thrilling adventures may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you say “wine tour” but who says you can’t have the best of both worlds?
Our Best Argentina Trips & Travel Advice
Nature enthusiasts, wine-lovers, romantics and nightl owls all love Argentina for vacation. Browse through our various sample itineraries and get started customizing your Argentina travel package. We offer several Argentina travel packages, which you can pair with other countries in South America, such as Argentina and Brazil or Argentina and Chile. For example, pairing an Argentina trip with a visit to Brazil allows you to experience both sides of Iguazu Falls, an absolutely gorgeous location that’s heralded for all the right reasons.
Interested in taking a trip to the remote Argentine northwest? If so, you’ll want to experience Salta. It’s a great destination for avid outdoors enthusiasts who prefer to spend their vacations hiking, rafting, and generally being adventurous. With plenty to do and see, Salta is a fantastic destination to visit on an Argentina Tour with SouthAmerica.travel.
There’s also the option of simply customizing your own tour to best fit your travel style. While you are at it, explore the Top Festivals in Argentina and the best Closed Door Restaurants in Buenos Aires to get inspired for your dream tour to Argentina. With so many locations and experiences to choose from, you’ll be hard pressed to find something you don’t like on one of our stellar Argentina holidays.
When planning for the best
time to visit Argentina, remember that in the Southern
Hemisphere, the seasons are reversed. Summer occurs at the
beginning of the year, and winter mid-year. Nevertheless, Buenos
Aires is as far from the equator as Casablanca is, in northern
Africa. Therefore, the temperature seldom drops below freezing.
North of Buenos Aires, the winters can be quite lovely, and the
summers are full of sunny days and warmth.
South of Buenos Aires,
winters are similar to the winter weather in Europe. It's never
truly warm, and often it becomes cold enough for snow. Meaning in
July, the Andes are a perfect destination for skiers!
Overall, the best time to travel to southern Argentina is either
April (early Autumn) or September (spring). Fall in Patagonia is
quite spectacular, comparable to the Indian summer on the west
coast of the US and Canada. Spring is, well, spring: very green
and full of blossoming flowers. A dry season exists only in the
northern Andes of Argentina during their winter from June to
Located between the Andes in
the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Argentina is the 2nd
largest country in South America. Let us examine Argentina's top
destinations starting from the north, then to the south, east, and
Falls, located on the boarder of Brazil, is inside the lush
subtropical rainforest of Iguazu National Park- a top destination
year round. Just one hour's flight due west is Salta,
which is the departure point for the Train
to the Clouds, as well as the wine growing region for
Torrontes, a white wine unique to Argentina. Between the two
points, don't miss Cordoba, home to the oldest university and
cathedral of Argentina and center of the Jesuit missions.
On the mighty River Plata to
the southeast is the "Paris of South America" and the birthplace
of the tango: Buenos
Aires. These nicknames explain it all. Directly westwards,
at the foot of the Andes, is Mendoza, the center of THE red wine
growing area: famous for its delightful Malbecs.
Puerto Madryn, with its
Valdes Peninsula, is the place for spectacular whale
watching. Bariloche, the gateway to Patagonia, enjoys
excellent summer and winter sports and is the Argentine side of
South America's lake
district. Travel south from there to El Calafate to see the
glaciers and Ushuaia, the southernmost city of the planet, for the
Train to the End of the World. Ushuaia is also the launching point
for cruises to Antarctica and over to Chilean Patagonia and the
Torres del Pain National Park.
Oh, yes! While it is true
that the tradition of ranching huge herds of cattle has left a
significant impression on the cuisine, the Italian, Chinese and
Middle Eastern immigrants have brought a huge variety of
vegetarian dishes. Vegan cuisine can also be easily found in most
cities, but may be more difficult in the countryside.
In terms of size, Argentina
comes second to Brazil in South America. Argentina is
approximately 1/4 the size of the United States or Europe. The
appearance of distance can be deceiving when traveling in South
That is why, apart from
absolute numbers, it is essential to understand the amount of time
it takes to fly to different parts of Argentina.
For example, flying from
Iguazu Falls in northern Argentina to Ushuaia in southern
Argentine Patagonia will take you nearly a full day. Most flights
connect in Buenos Aires, so calculate two hours from Iguazu to
Buenos Aires, then 4 hours to Patagonia. Buenos Aires to Bariloche
at the foothills of the Andes is 3 hours by air. Of course, that
is why a Travel Expert best arranges all flight logistics and
travel planning in Argentina.
One-fourth of Argentina’s 44
million population lives in the capital of Buenos Aires. The
majority of the community is a blend of white and mestizo, meaning
white mixed with indigenous peoples. The white European immigrants
stayed mostly around Buenos Aires and Cordoba, whereas most
indigenous peoples live closer to the Andes. Between the mix of
European-flair and indigenous history, Argentina is the perfect
place for a historic
The official currency of
Argentina is the Peso - the Argentine Peso that is, as Chile,
Colombia, Uruguay and four other countries also call their
Many Argentines know the
exchange rate to the USD, and EU and GBP can be converted
anywhere. Argentina is the only country in South America where you
can easily exchange Uruguayan Pesos and Brazilian Reais- just not
coins and small bills. However, credit cards are by far the most
convenient form of payment to use when traveling to Argentina.
When traveling with local
guides, it's encouraged that you have some cash on hand for
tipping. Guides in South America love a tip in any of the
In general, you do not need
any special vaccinations for Argentina. You can compare Argentina
in many ways to Europe. Only in the North, in the subtropical
climate, you might consider yellow fever vaccination. However, as
of 2019, the yellow fever vaccination is not required.
For the most accurate
information on vaccinations visit your local travel and health
clinic or preferred doctor.
Official language is
Spanish, spoken by almost everybody. However, indigenous languages
like Guarani, Wichi, and Qom among others are still spoken.
Currently English is the first foreign language everybody in
Argentina learns in school.