From the hot, humid jungles and the Patagonian ice fields to the furthest reaches of the world at Ushuaia, adventure looms around every corner on our Argentina tours. Explore the buzzing capital city, Buenos Aires, where grand 19th-century buildings such as the Casa Rosada line the streets and immerse yourself in the vibrant Latino culture.
Argentina’s dramatic landscapes lend themselves to a wide range of outdoor adventures, from thrilling off-road experiences and whale watching tours off the Antarctic shores to trekking in the Andes.
We also offer exciting wildlife tours where you can explore remote corners and come face to face with extraordinary animals. Embark on an expedition cruise across the Weddell Sea to go in search of the emperor penguins at Snow Hill or voyage along the Antarctic Peninsula to see elephant seals, humpback whales and magnificent species of birds.
Natural wonders abound on our Argentina tours, and you’ll have the opportunity to see spectacular sights such as the impressive Iguazu Falls. Cascading down wooded cliffs in the heart of the national park, this incredible chain of waterfalls is just mesmerising to watch. Throughout the park you’ll also see some of the tropical flora and fauna, with the likes of butterflies, monkeys, toucans and coatis living in the jungle.
1. Immerse yourself at Iguazú Falls: More frenzied, more deafening, much bigger and even more spectacular than Niagara, the Iguazú Falls are a must-see on any visit to Argentina; for an adventure holiday extra, get up close by boat.
2. Explore Buenos Aires: Sophisticated, beautifully groomed and overflowing with fascinating sights of everyday life, not to mention an incredible history, Buenos Aires is a grand city that’s best enjoyed by watching the world go by from one of many excellent cafés or restaurants.
3. Eat at the end of the world: Try excellent fish fresh from the frozen waters of the Atlantic in Ushuaia, where the town welcomes you with a sign proclaiming it ‘The End of the World’ – here, there’s nothing between you and Antarctic wilderness. Go trekking in the Tierra del Fuego National Park or spot sea lions and cormorants on the Beagle Channel.
4. Marvel at the Perito Moreno Glacier: The glistening white ice, sculpted pinnacles, blue crevasses and dazzling depths of colour just cannot be captured on camera, and no film can do justice to the sound and sight of the enormous chunks of ice that break off with a roar and crash into the lake below.
FAQs on Argentina Tours
How many days is enough in Argentina?
Depending on what you want to see and do on your trip to Argentina, you could easily spend between 11 days and three weeks exploring its fabulous landscapes and vibrant cities and towns. Antarctica and Patagonia are packed with wildlife and natural wonders, so you’ll want to make the most of your trip. We recommend around two weeks which will allow you to see the main sights and soak up the unique culture.
When is the best time to visit Argentina?
There are so many different things to see and do in various regions of Argentina, the country is a year-round destination. However, if you’re planning a trip to Patagonia, it’s most accessible between the months of October and April when there are warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours. Springtime in Argentina falls between September and November and the landscapes are strewn with beautiful wildflowers. This is also a good time to visit if you want to see whales and penguins on your trip.
Do I need travel vaccines for Argentina tours?
Vaccinations for travelling to Argentina are not required but we do recommend them to protect yourself against tetanus, rabies, typhoid, yellow fever and hepatitis A and hepatitis B. You will also need to use strong protection for mosquito bites, which can spread diseases such as zika and dengue. We always advise speaking with your medical professional before you travel.
What is the traditional food of Argentina?
Food lovers will be in their element when visiting Argentina as there is a wonderful array of dishes that are influenced by the cuisine of Spain, Italy and France, which are full of vibrant Mediterranean flavours. From hearty stews and traditional Argentinian barbecues (known as asado) to world-class beef and steak, the country is a foodie paradise. Some of the most popular national dishes include empanada, choripan, milanesa and medialunas, an Argentinian alternative to the French croissant.
Where are the best hiking trails in Argentina?
Boasting a varied topography made up of mountains, volcanoes, lakes and glaciers, Argentina is home to some of the best hiking trails in the world. At the southern tip of South America, Tierra del Fuego National Park dominates the landscape while Torres del Paine, known for its glacial lakes and dense forests, is found in southern Patagonia. If you love wildlife and adventuring into remote regions, the Antarctic Peninsula has some fabulous walks that lead you among magnificent polar landscapes.
Where is best for wildlife tours in Argentina?
Made up of diverse landscapes from its sprawling coastline to subtropical forests, Argentina is teeming with wildlife. Patagonia is among the best places to visit for wildlife encounters with the likes of albatrosses, penguins and dolphins occupying its rich habitats. The jungle surrounding Iguazu Falls is another wildlife-rich destination with around 2,000 species of plants, exotic birds, tapirs, ocelots and howler monkeys. If you want to see capybaras, jaguar, caiman and pampas deer, head to the Ibera Wetlands.
Is Argentina good for cycling?
Cycling in Argentina is one of the best ways to explore the country’s wild and wonderful landscapes. With incredible views and stunning national parks, you’ll discover a wealth of trails perfect for enjoying on two wheels. Ride alongside the Jama Salt Flats, see the unusual rock formations en route to the Hill of Seven Colours and traverse the Calchaqui Valley. You’ll find a mixed terrain and routes from tarmac roads to unpaved tracks which makes cycling here an exciting adventure.