This 16-day itinerary combines cultural and historical highlights of Argentina, Chile, and Peru, from city life and wine tastings to the Incan Empire and natural scapes. Walk the bustling streets of Buenos Aires and taste Malbec in the wineries of Mendoza. Tour Santiago de Chile and gaze upon the snow-capped Andes. Immerse yourself in the Cusco region and discover the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu.
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When is the best time to visit?
Since Argentina is a vast country, with climates ranging from the warm North to the icy South, when to visit really depends on where you plan on going. But as a general rule of thumb, travelers should aim to visit from April to June (fall) or from September to December (spring.)
Where to go in Argentina?
City life in Buenos Aires is a constant blur and a must-see for any visitor interested in soaking up the exciting culture of this country. Argentina boasts a host of natural splendors as well, from the Iguazú Falls in the subtropical north to the icy beauty of Perito Moreno Glacier and the Andean salt flats. Whatever destination travelers prefer, most will agree on one thing: there’s nothing like a well grilled Argentinian steak accompanied by a glass of local red wine.
How many days do I need?
To truly experience Argentina, and eat your way through their diverse cuisine, plan to spend at least 10 days in this high-energy country.
Stroll through Buenos Aires' eclectic neighborhoods before visiting the breathtaking Iguazu Falls National Park in this short but sweet itinerary that balances culture with nature. The perfect short trip for active travelers who are short on time but hoping to catch some of Argentina's most famous highlights.
Experience the sophistication of Buenos Aires, the mesmerizing force of the Iguazu Falls, the spectacular glaciers of El Calafate, and more. This 12 day trip to Argentina's historic capital and then across Patagonia perfectly balances natural and cultural sightseeing, making it ideal for any adventurous traveler.
From the multicolored gorges of Cafayate to the Yunga cloud forest, and on to the salt flats of Jujuy, northern Argentina is an immensely diverse destination. This off-the-beaten-path region is great for hikers and bikers to get out and explore easygoing villages and gorgeous natural wonders while taking in some gaucho culture and enjoying superb local wines.
While Northern Argentina is among the least explored areas of the country, it is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding areas to visit. Sitting at the foot of the Andes, it offers spectacular scenery of snow-capped volcanoes, vast salt flats, and otherworldly rock formations. This 15-day trip takes you to the area’s most dramatic sights, giving you a great taster of what the area offers.
One of the best ways to explore Argentina is on four wheels, giving you the chance to explore the country at your own pace while soaking in the country's spectacular natural scenery. This eight-day road trip takes you from the lively city of Mendoza to the polychromatic mountains of the north.
The second-largest country in South America, Argentina is graced with natural wonders—and a range of geographic conditions and climates. So when's the best time to visit...
Cosmopolitan colonial cities, mega-waterfalls with hundreds of cascades, and still-advancing icefields peaking into lurid glaciers: Argentina's attractions are justifiably very...
Tucked away at the end of the world, Argentina has something for everyone. For outdoor enthusiasts, there's horseback riding in gaucho country and sailing in the Strait of...
Argentina is ripe for exploration. After you've seen the big cities and major highlights, get off the beaten path and explore its lesser-known yet equally interesting sights —...
Crossing the border between Argentina and Chile is a memorable journey in itself. There are three main crossing points, each with distinct scenery—and modes of transportation....
Both Argentina and Chile have multiple wine producing regions that welcome visitors, from world-famous destinations like Mendoza to coastal wineries near the Pacific Ocean that...
Winter is coming this month in Argentina. This is when the Andes become snowcapped and Patagonia practically empties out in terms of tourism for the season (except for ski...
August is the last full month of winter and the end of Argentina's ski season with lower prices than July. Those who want to skip the snow-sports should stay north of Patagonia...
Iguazú National Park is the home of Argentina's greatest natural attraction: the spectacular series of cascades known as Iguazú Falls. Among the largest waterfall systems on the...
The southernmost city on earth, Ushuaia is just 600 miles north of Antarctica—Buenos Aires, by comparison, is more than twice as far away. Facing the Beagle Channel and backed...
In the shadow of one of the most spectacular stretches of the Andes, El Chaltén is the undisputed trekking capital of Argentina. This guide will help you plan your trip and find...
Mendoza, Argentina is renowned throughout the world for its wine. But there's more to this beautiful region, located at the edge of the Andes, than sipping and swirling. Go...
Los Glaciares National Park, located in the Santa Cruz province of southern Argentina, covers nearly 1.5 million acres and is home to the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. It's a...
In northwestern Argentina, you'll find some of the most incredible high-altitude desert landscapes anywhere on earth. The region around Salta Province is home to painted...
Los Glaciares National Park is a nearly 3,000-square-mile protected area in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. This Unesco World Heritage Site is home to some of the country's most...
Just as North Americans have their cowboys, Argentines have their gauchos. This frontier culture is strongest in the Pampas (prairies) immediately surrounding the capital, as...
Sometimes called the "Paris of the South," Buenos Aires is renowned for its sophistication and culture. From European architecture and historic cafés to a fabulous food scene, the Argentine capital has plenty to offer visitors. Read on for an overview of the best sights, tips on where to stay, and key transportation information.
Perfectly grilled steaks slathered in fresh chimichurri, pastries stuffed with creamy dulce de leche, piping-hot empanadas to go, a glass of full-bodied red wine from Mendoza: a trip to Argentina is a culinary adventure. Read on to learn about the country's classic dishes and drinks, including tips on the best places to try them.
Argentina seems tailor-made for family travel. Not only is the culture welcoming to children, but there's plenty for kids to see and do. Explore the urban parks and ice cream shops of Buenos Aires, watch whales off the Atlantic coast, or hike past some of the most magnificent waterfalls in the world in Argentina's north with this guide.
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Adventure in patagonia - 15 days, Argentina - Mar 16 - Mar 31, 2019
The trip was very well planned and all the complicated connections came off as smooth as a babies butt. Hosteleria Cuernos tent situation was the only bummer of the whole trip. They put us in a tent immediately adjacent to the large tent housing the staff for this site. The staff stayed up until one in the morning laughing loudly singing talking and keeping the exhausted travelers up. Someone needs to let them know that we are supporting their livelihood and their behavior is extremely rude and uncaring for their guests.
Best of patagonia - 9 days, Argentina - Jan 14 - Jan 26, 2019
Your team did a great job with the overall organization of the trip. We were met at EZE by Ceci, who provided a bottle of wine. All connections were spot on. We took two trips out to Perito Moreno glacier. If I had realized how long it takes to get out there, I might have made a change in our daily itinerary...still, not a big deal. I thought the cave on the way to Torres Del Paine Park was interesting, but not sure it was worth the time. Everything else was spectacular. We were well... read more
Best of patagonia - 9 days, Argentina - Nov 17 - Dec 2, 2018
We had a great time booking with Kimkim, and will definitely use them again. We would also recommend them to others, and in particular others doing the trip we did.
We had some really great calls with our specialist Martin, who did an amazing job, and helped us plan the trip that we wanted. I was very particular about our accommodation, but Martin listened to what I wanted and (patiently) found the perfect options. He also helped us maximise our time in Patagonia e.g by thinking outside the... read more