Squeezed between the Southern Ocean and the Andes, Argentina is filled with one-off natural wonders. Running 2268 miles from its tip to its tail; brave freezing temperatures on a hike through Patagonian ice fields and gallop across the dusty pampas on one amazing Argentina holiday. In Buenos Aires you’ll find a world class city that runs on al fresco Tango dancing and steak straight from the parilla. Try world class beef straight from the BBQ or explore more of Argentina’s award winning kitchen, which offers grilled baby goat; savoury or sweet empanadas and fine wines straight from the Mendoza vineyards. Finally, when you need to escape, saddle up and ride off into the sunset with some Argentine gauchos.
Holidays to Argentina
Passionate cities and ranch life
The vibrant capital Buenos Aires is most people’s starting and ending point. Wander the avenues of the colourful La Boca district to try an impromptu Tango or sink your teeth into Argentina’s carnivorous side in one of the many steak restaurants. But don’t just stick to the city. On the outskirts of Cordoba, in the country’s heartland, you’ll find Argentinean cowboy culture alive and well on the Estancias. Ride out with the gauchos into the foothills of Sierra Chicas to see how the award-winning cattle are reared and then sit back, grab a glass of red wine and enjoy dinner ranch-style.
From glaciers to deserts
For outdoor adventures there are few better playgrounds than Patagonia. The last slip of land before Antarctica, here you’ll find snowcapped mountains and plunging ice crusted lakes. Jump on a Zodiac boat, dodge ice floes and the odd inquisitive sea lion or Magellan Penguin to get within touching distance of bright blue glaciers. For warmer climes strap on your desert boots and head north. Welcome to the lesser-visited tawny-red lunar landscape of Quebrada de Humahuaca. Zip around the diving gorges and jagged mountain passes in a 4WD, before climbing up to the crafted clay stone of Cerro de los Siete Colores (The Hill of Seven Colours).
Best Argentina Holidays
If time isn’t on your side then opt for our Argentina’s Highlights – Cities, Glaciers & Waterfalls tour. Immerse yourself in Latin life as you feel the passionate beat of a Tango performance, feel the spray from the Iguazu Falls and walk the ice fields of Patagonia. For more off the beaten track book Northwest Argentina Highlights, where you will wander the Calchaqui Valley, sample local high altitude wines produced in the Cafayate area and witness peculiar rock formations such as The Amphitheatre.