As one of the largest countries in the world and the second largest in South America, Argentina has many sights to explore. The classic ingredients of Argentina holidays create a recipe for success: start with a sultry tango in beautiful Buenos Aires, add a perfectly seasoned steak, the thundering hooves of the gauchos and their steeds, a dash of football and a final flourish in the form of Patagonia.
But head away from the ‘classics’ and you’ll uncover impressive diversity, with landscapes that inspire and remain with you long after you’ve left the country’s stunning shores. Buenos Aires is dotted with glamorous buildings and even more glamorous porteños – residents of the capital city. Here tango is danced on street corners and the barrios are alight with colour, but head outside the city and you’ll discover rugged mountains sprinkled with snow, creaking glaciers, hammering waterfalls, canyons striated with colour, shimmering lakes – not to mention innovative gastronomy and superb wines.
All of these facets combine to create the ideal holiday destination that must be seen to be believed. Sit back, relax, sip on an inky glass of Malbec from Mendoza and tilt your head back to enjoy the big skies and smattering of stars that make up the Southern Cross. As a year round destination, the best time to visit Argentina is whenever you fancy, but the best weather occurs from November to March.
Active Argentina Adventure
Adventure holidays to Argentina are designed to be active: with so much space at your disposal, why restrict yourself to staying in? Most adventures begin in Buenos Aires, where you can start your Latin-fuelled break in the best way possible with lessons in hypnotic tango. Budding cowboys and polo players will find the country’s many estancias the perfect place to indulge in their four-legged fantasies.
Luxury Argentina Explorer
Argentina’s beautiful landscapes and sophisticated cities lend themselves well to a luxury holiday to South America. Escape to its shimmering open pampas for a game of high octane polo; dine on the world’s most delicious steaks in an exclusive parilla; walk the elegant streets of Buenos Aires; and enjoy rich, full-bodied wines with each meal. The country is home to an array of fabulous accommodation choices, including stately city stays, homely estancias, alpine-style chalets and understated lodges in the heart of Los Glaciares National Park.
Spend a few nights in Buenos Aires, the ‘Paris of Latin America’, and take in the city’s European-style architecture, colourful barrios and fiery tango shows. You’ll then fly to Salta, where you’ll pick up your hire car for your drive to Cachi. Drive through the Calchaqui Valley between adobe dwellings and colonial houses. It’s an easy drive to Cafayate, where the vineyards of Argentina’s wine region await...