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.
- 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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.