Visit Argentina

Argentina isn’t all steak, football and tango dancing, although there’s as much of all three as you could wish for here. Explore the varied landscapes, from powerful waterfalls and rivers to hilltop wineries, and old cattle-ranching settlements to sophisticated cityscapes. Wander the barrios of Buenos Aires, the quiet streets of a Jesuit town or explore waterfront Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city. Go for the wildlife: penguins, sea lions, whales, tapirs, llamas. Go for the scenery: salt flats, national parks, lakes, glaciers, wetlands and scorched desert. Book in a peaceful ranch stay or a rowdy carnival stop. Whatever makes your visit to Argentina special.

Argentina highlights

  • Walk the atmospheric streets of capital city Buenos Aires, with its magnificent architecture, restaurants, shops and tango haunts
  • Hike your way through Los Glaciares National Park, trekking across glaciers and gliding around lakes strewn with icebergs
  • Stand at the thundering Iguazu Falls on the border with Brazil and take advantage of the adventure activities on offer
  • Visit Ushuaia, the southernmost city on the planet, set on the waters of the Beagle Channel
  • Head to Bariloche to explore the Lake District, spotting condors against a backdrop of mountains, rivers and lakes
  • Discover the Jesuit town of Córdoba, with its colonial churches, rolling hills and surrounding countryside ripe for exploration on horseback
  • Absorb the sophisticated culture of Salta, with its Hispanic architecture and colonial spirit, and try the famous local empanadas
  • Base yourself in the beautiful wine region of Mendoza and sample some of Argentina’s best malbecs
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Unforgettable experiences – our insider suggestions to the best things to do in Argentina

Perfect penguin spotting

Head to the Punta Tombo National Reserve where you’ll find Magellanic penguins in abundance. Over 1.5 million of these creatures choose the gravelly terrain here as their preferred nesting ground each year. Follow the designated paths and trails to see the penguins up close.

Penguins in Argentina
Cattle ranch in Argentina

Be a horse whisperer

Explore the gaucho town of San Antonio de Areco and the historic Estancia La Bamba de Areco ranch, before watching a display of cattle-ranching skills on horseback and participating in a private Native American whisperer session.

Meet the local silversmith

Pay a visit to the workshop of a sixth-generation master silversmith, an expert in hand-crafting stunning pieces for royalty and religious leaders. The Buenos Aires workshop is set in a historic house in the old neighbourhood of San Telmo.

Argentinian silver
cactus in the desert, Argentina

Road trip in the desert

Buckle up for a four-wheel-drive experience along rough desert roads. You’ll see a changing landscape of vineyards, cactus hills, salt flats, canyons, rain forests, tobacco fields and more.

Celebrate like a local

Get to know the friendly people of the valleys by joining them at one of their carnivals or religious celebrations, such as the Festivity of the Miracle (August to September).

Local villagers in Argentina
vineyard, argentina

Get tasting in the wine country

Take a couple of days to tour Argentina’s best wineries and taste the local produce, including the famous fruity Torrontés. You can even time your tour with a wine festival to really make the most of your visit.

Fly over a canyon on a zipwire

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Juramento River Canyon from the air when you zigzag over the water on a series of wires. Look out for condors, herons and eagles as you soar along, or take to the river for some white water rafting instead.

Condor flying in Argentina
Sealions in Argentina

Go diving with sea lions

Meet the marine life of the Valdés peninsula at Punta Pardelas, where you can dive with sea lions and possibly spy on some curious whales, too. Want more? Visit the sea lion reserve at Punta Loma.

Helicopter trip to a private island

Visit a private botanical garden on an island in the Tigre Delta, an intricate network of channels and lush islands in the mouth of the River Plate. Helicopter onto the island, home to an art collector, and see its beautiful sculpture garden.

Tigre Delta, Argentina
Glacier in Argentina

Hike on a Glacier in Patagonia

Put your crampons on and walk across the surface of the Perito Moreno Glacier to discover glacial waterfalls, small lagoons and crevasses.

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