Argentina is the most visited country in South America, and it is easy to understand why! This huge nation showcases staggering diversity, from beguiling cities to arid desert landscapes and awe-inspiring glaciers. Its natural wonders, combined with quality boutique accommodation, sublime culinary options, and excellent value for money, make it an appealing option for every type of traveller.
The busy city of Buenos Aires never fails to impress. It’s renowned for stunning architecture, world-class cuisine, vibrant street art, and sensual tango shows. But Argentina has much to offer outside Buenos Aires. In fact, Argentina is home to some of South America’s most under-appreciated gems and undiscovered secrets.
The North-western region contains much of the country’s indigenous culture, immersed in a landscape of deep gorges, fertile valleys, and Wild West frontier towns. Iguazú Falls and the lesser-known Ibera Wetlands are some of Argentina’s most spectacular natural attractions in the East. Wine buffs and food lovers should not miss the beautiful region of Mendoza, while nearby Talampaya and Ischigualasto are sure to impress.
Further south, Patagonia offers some of Earth’s most stunning and remote landscapes. Experience the tranquil beauty of Bariloche’s mountains and lakes with a stay at an authentic estancia. Or be in awe of the dramatic peaks and glaciers of El Calafate and El Chalten. And why not travel to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, located on the Beagle Channel in rugged Tierra del Fuego?
When to go to Argentina?
– Buenos Aires is fabulous all year round but can be quite hot and humid mid-summer.
– The drier months from March to November are the best time to visit the north-west
– The Andean Lakes district is best from October to May; the colourful autumn months of March and April are particularly picturesque.
– Iguazu Falls are spectacular all year round but are perhaps best enjoyed in the cooler, drier months of March, April, August, and September. Water levels are generally at their highest from January to March.
Our Experts Choice:
– North-west Argentina offers a stunning landscape of sweeping Andean plains, deep gorges, and fertile valleys. Don’t miss some of the country’s best-preserved colonial architecture in Salta and Tucuman.
– The large rock formations and deep red earth of Talampaya National Park are strangely reminiscent of Central Australia.
– Wildlife enthusiasts should head for Ibera Wetlands, the second largest in South America, where you can find capybaras, giant anteaters, and maybe even the elusive jaguar.
– Discover the legacy of the Jesuits in Argentina at the second largest city in Argentina. Follow the steps of the religious circuit of Cordoba, and let us help you discover all its hidden treasures.