Argentina Tours & Travel

Argentina is well known as the birthplace of the tango and a steak lover’s paradise. But as South America’s largest Spanish-speaking country, it’s also much, much more. World-class skiing at Bariloche; horse riding with gauchos on the estancias of the pampas; sparkling mist-filled rainbows over the falls at Iguazú; glaciers and hiking in the wilds of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego: Argentina encompasses a host of natural wonders, apart from the glamour and excitement of Buenos Aires, its ultra-modern capital. Our Argentina Tours & Travel Packages will take you deep into this most European of South American countries.

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Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls

7 Days/5 Nights from $1,189

Discover the cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls on this captivating Argentina tour. Buenos Aires offers several unique neighborhoods, including San Telmo,…

Corcovado and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro and Iguazu Falls

8 Days/6 Nights from $1,389

Rio de Janeiro and Iguazu Falls, our Featured Brazil Tour, is a great way to experience two of the most interesting destinations of the country…

Vineyard and Andes, Mendoza, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, and Mendoza

10 Days/8 Nights from $1,879

Experience Mendoza and two of Argentina’s most impressive natural wonders on this fascinating tour. Beginning in Buenos Aires, explore its fascinating neighborhoods, appreciate its colonial…

Lake Nahuel Huapi, Bariloche, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, and Bariloche

10 Days/8 Nights from $2,029

Set on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi in Argentina’s Lake District, Bariloche offers breathtaking landscapes and a wide variety of year-round activities including hiking…

Wine Cellar, Mendoza, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Mendoza, and Bariloche

11 Days/9 Nights from $2,089

Explore Mendoza in the Central Andes and Bariloche in the Lake District on this unforgettable Argentina tour. In Mendoza, the country’s main wine-producing region, you…

10 Best Argentina Tours for 2021-2022

Tour Name Price Duration Description
Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls $1,189 7 Days Discover the cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls on this captivating Argentina tour. Buenos Aires offers several unique neighborhoods, including San Telmo…
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, and Mendoza $1,879 10 Days Experience Mendoza and two of Argentina’s most impressive natural wonders on this fascinating tour. Beginning in Buenos Aires, explore its fascinating neighborhoods, appreciate its colonial…
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, and Bariloche $2,029 10 Days Set on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi in Argentina’s Lake District, Bariloche offers breathtaking landscapes and a wide variety of year-round activities including hiking…
Buenos Aires, Mendoza, and Bariloche $2,089 11 Days Explore Mendoza in the Central Andes and Bariloche in the Lake District on this unforgettable Argentina tour. In Mendoza, the country’s main wine-producing region…
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, and El Calafate $2,099 10 Days Enjoy Argentina’s capital city and awe-inspiring natural attractions on this wonderful tour. Starting in Buenos Aires, highlights include a Tango dinner show and city…
Buenos Aires, Mendoza, and El Calafate $2,159 11 Days Venture to the heart of Argentina’s wine region and Patagonia on this amazing tour. Starting in Buenos Aires, you will enjoy a panoramic city tour…
Buenos Aires, Bariloche, and El Calafate $2,299 11 Days Travel to Argentina to experience two of its most popular and scenic regions, the Lake District and Patagonia. Beginning in Buenos Aires, trace the city’s…
Darwin’s Route from Ushuaia $3,582 9 Days Cruise the waterways of southern Patagonia from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas and back on this nine-day adventure. You will visit penguin colonies on Magdalena…
Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, and Buenos Aires $1,909 10 Days Brazil and Argentina are the two largest countries in South America and offer some amazing destinations. Beginning in Rio de Janeiro, you will enjoy its…
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, and Machu Picchu $2,579 14 Days Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires offers unique neighborhoods including San Telmo and Ricoleto, impressive historical architecture, and Tango dancing. The Iguazu Falls, on…

Argentina Travel Guide

When is the best time to travel to Argentina?

The best time to travel to Buenos Aires is in spring (September to November) and fall (March to May), as the summer can be hot and humid. Iguazu Falls has a tropical climate and can be visited year-round. For Bariloche and the Lake District, Mendoza, and Cordoba, the best time is the fall, when temperatures are more comfortable and these destinations are less crowded. For Patagonia, the best time is October to March, when the weather is warmer, and more tourist attractions can be visited. For skiing, the season runs from June to October. See all Argentina FAQ.

The Best Places to Visit in Argentina

Argentina is a wonderfully diverse country both geographically and culturally. From tango-infused Buenos Aires to the wine country around Mendoza, the glaciers of El Calafate and the wildlife of Patagonia, it’s no simple task to pick the best places to visit in Argentina. But it’s this diversity that makes Argentina so special. One day you can be dancing the night away in the capital, and the next staring in awe at a whale as it breaks the surface off Puerto Madryn…

1. Buenos Aires

The Argentine capital is the national center of commerce, industry, politics and culture. And for tourists it offers an array of attractions, ranging from grand European architecture to the allure of tango to some of the best steaks in the world. It’s a heady mix, and day and night the city exudes a sensuality that’s hard to ignore…

2. Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls is a mighty waterfall that sits on the border between Argentina and Brazil. The falls divide the Iguazu River into its upper and lower sections, with its longest drop measuring a modest 82 meters. But what it lacks in height it makes up for in width and flow. Iguazu is about 1.7 miles wide and water flows across almost all of its width, making it one of the largest waterfall systems in the world (many consider it the largest). A series of walkways let you explore the falls…

3. El Calafate & Los Glaciares National Park

Los Glaciares National Park is the largest national park in Argentina, and its global reputation among trekkers, wildlife enthusiasts and climbers is more than deserved. It’s a dazzling place of spectacular natural beauty, with shimmering lakes, pristine forests, snowcapped mountains and huge glaciers like the famous Perito Moreno. One of the two main bases for exploring the park, along with the smaller El Chaltén, is the town of El Calafate. This touristy but picturesque settlement…

4. Mendoza

Don’t underestimate the allure of Mendoza. No matter how many days you allow on your itinerary to visit this cosmopolitan city, you’ll want to stay for longer. The city is located in a region of deserts, foothills and high plains to the east of the Andes, where opportunities for hiking, horse riding, rafting and other…

5. Bariloche & the Lake District

Argentina’s Lake District is a scenic region of glacial lakes, dense forests, mountain peaks and extinct volcanoes. People come here year-round to trek, climb and fish, and in winter the place fills up with eager skiers. The most popular base for exploring the area and Nahuel Huapi National Park is the Swiss-style…

6. Salta & the Northwest

If you want to get away from the more touristy parts of Argentina, head to the country’s northwest. Nestled beneath the Andes, this dry highland region has some of the most stunning landscapes in the country, and plenty of culture to boot. This was once Inca territory, and the locals maintain…

7. Puerto Madryn

Founded by Welsh settlers more than 150 years ago, Puerto Madryn now provides a base for visitors who come to this windswept but beautiful part of Argentine Patagonia. One of the main attractions is Valdes Peninsula, which is home to an array of marine wildlife including sea lions…

8. Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego

Commonly considered the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia offers adventurous travelers a base for exploring Tierra del Fuego. The city is surrounded by craggy mountains, massive glaciers, enchanting forests, tumbling rivers and icy waterfalls, all within a relatively short…

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Buenos Aires

Ten Things To Do In Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Paris del Sur, its denizens call it. The Paris of the South. And for a few brief moments, you might actually be taken in. Those wide central boulevards, for example: they certainly feel European, with their Art Deco apartment buildings and dusky ground-floor shops. Likewise those cafes, with their old men waving their endless…

The Best Neighborhoods Of Buenos Aires, From Palermo To Puerto Madero

Buenos Aires is divided into 48 neighborhoods, or barrios, each with its own distinct characteristics. So when you’re trying to decide where to stay in the Argentine capital, picking one of these barrios can be a little tricky. To help you choose, here’s a guide to some of the best neighborhoods in Buenos Aires and what…

Getting To Know San Telmo

Heading to Buenos Aires? If so, chances are you’re planning to stay in one of the districts well-trodden by the tourist masses. Microcentro (the city’s bustling, ultra-modern downtown) is an obvious choice, as are Recoleta (the swanky, old-money area) and Palermo (the upper-middle-class green zone farther west)…

Tips On Experiencing Parrilla In Buenos Aires

Walking the tree-lined streets of Buenos Aires, you may notice a certain unmistakable smoky scent. A scent that barely registers in your conscious brain but immediately sets your stomach on high alert. You may notice your belly suddenly growling for meat, as though you hadn’t fed it for days. Your mouth…

A Brief History Of Argentine Tango

From across the dance floor, the couple’s eyes lock as the bandoneon strikes up: a plaintive, homesick wail. They march right up to each other, clasping hands. Their lips are dangerously close, so close that a single dream seems to tremble behind their rapt, exalted eyelids. Suddenly, their legs are moving—now in flurries…

Experience The Gaucho Lifestyle At Estancia Santa Susana

A lone rider, silhouetted against the bleak expanse of the endless pampas. Night is falling; he works quickly to corral the last cattle inside the estancia’s huge pastures. No division exists between himself and the horse he sits. His only possessions he carries with him: mate gourd, saddle, poncho, ornate silver knife…

Inevitable Evita: On The Eva Peron Trail In Buenos Aires

Her story was known everywhere even before it was finished, and no wonder—since it sprang not from mere life, but from the timelessness of Latin American myth. The humble, illegitimate birth near Los Toldos, on a dusty ranch on the Argentine pampas. The scandal at her father’s funeral, when her mother was briefly…

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu: The Most Beautiful Waterfall On Earth

Anyone who has visited the great waterfalls of the world – Niagara, the Salto Angel and the Victoria Falls – will tell you that Iguazu, on the Brazil-Argentina border, is hands-down the most incredible. Look at any list of Top 10 Waterfalls and Iguazu will be number one. In 2011 Iguazu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders…

Patagonia

A Brief History of Patagonia Exploration

Tucked down in the far south of South America, Patagonia is today shared by Argentina and Chile. It remains a sparsely populated region of tough but frequently stunning terrain, with deserts, pampas and grasslands to the east and the Andes further to the west. For thousands of years, humans have been roaming…

The Best Places to Visit in Patagonia

Wind, space, silence. In Patagonia, everything exists on a vaster scale. Sprawled out across the southern wilds of Chile and Argentina, this is where South America’s landmass peters out and then ends—having saved, magician-like, its most astonishing effects for last. Wandering its huge emptinesses, one comes face to face…

Six Things To Do In Bariloche, Argentina

Sapphire lakes that are absolutely still, mirroring the silent peaks around them. Cascades, like liquid smoke, plunging into icy rivers. A branching network of sandy trails, leading ever deeper into towering forests of thousand-year-old alerce trees…This is Argentina’s Lake District, a vast, primeval wilderness huddled…

Five Things To Do In El Calafate, Argentina

The town of El Calafate (pop. 20,000) is the tourist hub for exploring Los Glaciares National Park, the largest national park in Argentina. The park is named after the numerous glaciers that exist in the region, and which have helped carve out the stunning lakes and landscapes around El Calafate. So if calving glaciers…

El Chaltén, The Trekking Capital Of Argentina

The small Patagonian village of El Chaltén could well have been a forgotten frontier settlement were it not for the thousands of tourists who come here each year. Surrounded by stunning scenery and world-class trails, it’s a paradise for climbers and trekkers. And in 2015, the government officially recognized El Chaltén…

The Wildlife Of Patagonia: 8 Iconic Land And Marine Mammals

Patagonia is a vast and rugged region in the far south of South America. Shared between Argentina and Chile, this sparsely populated territory may — at first glance — seem barren and bleak. But wildlife spotters flock to Patagonia in the hopes of seeing some of its most iconic and intriguing animals, including both…

The Wildlife Of Patagonia: 7 Iconic Birds

Patagonia is home to more than 460 species of birds, from flightless rheas to tiny owls to massive Andean condors. Understandably, therefore, both Argentine and Chilean Patagonia attract birdwatchers from across the globe. Of the hundreds of bird species that live in the region, a handful can be considered…

Mendoza

A Guide To The Main Wine Regions In Mendoza, Argentina

The Mendoza Province of Argentina is one of the great wine regions of the world. The first vineyards were cultivated here in the late-16th century, followed by a wine boom in the 19th century that turned Mendoza into the largest wine producing region in Latin America. Today, the province produces about 70%…

In Mendoza, Argentina’s Wine Country, A Diverse Crop Of Tours

Sitting and sampling a glass of Malbec in the tasting room at La Rural winery in Mendoza, Argentina, I’m definitely feeling rather small. And I don’t just mean metaphorically small, owing to the fact that my technical knowledge when it comes to wine encompasses exactly two concepts, “red” and “white.”…

Ushuaia

In Ushuaia, Argentina, Discovering A Land Of Extreme Beauty

Polar winds whip snow against me as I stand beneath the looming mountain. Gray afternoon half-light. It’s the end of the line. Granted, “end” in Ushuaia, Argentina, is a word that long ago passed beyond cliché, considering every empanadería, Claro cell-phone kiosk, and leather-goods outlet in town…

Argentina Tours – Additional FAQ

What currency is used in Argentina?

The Argentine Peso is the currency of Argentina (ARS).  The most frequently used coins are the Centavo5, Centavo10, Centavo25, Centavo50, $1, and $2, and the most frequently used bank notes are the $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100.  (Source xe.com)

What is the exchange rate?

The current exchange rate is One Dollar = $96.21 Argentine Pesos.  See here for the most up to date information.

Can I use exchange bureaus, ATM machines, and credit cards in Argentina?

Due to currency fluctuation, we suggest that you wait until you arrive in country to exchange your currency for Pesos.  The best place to do so is an exchange bureau or casa de cambio.  We do not recommend that you use ATM machines due to high withdrawal commissions.  Credit cards are widely accepted and used in the country, and we do recommend that you use them.

What is the transportation like in Argentina?

Most international flights in Buenos Aires arrive at Ezeiza Airport (EZE) and most domestic flights use Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP). Taxis and buses are available in most locations, and there is regular boat service from Buenos Aires to Uruguay and from the Lake District to Chile. Buenos Aires is the only city with a subway.  Train service is available in Buenos Aires and surrounding areas and there are various tourist train routes.

Can I drink the water in Argentina?

Tap water is generally safe to drink in Argentina. However, as a precaution for tourists, we recommend that you drink bottled water. Ask for agua sin gas for uncarbonated water and for agua con gas for carbonated water.

What are the most popular foods in Argentina?

Main Dishes: Beef, Italian food (pizza and pastas), Spanish food (paella and empanadas).  Lamb is popular in Patagonia.

Beverages: Yerba mate (tea), café con leche (coffee with milk).

Alcoholic Beverage: Wine.

Desert: Gelato (especially dulce de leche) and alfajores.

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