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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
July is Argentina's peak winter month when ski resorts heat up in Patagonia and Mendoza. This is also a great month to visit Buenos Aires, go whale-watching along the Atlantic...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Walk through a busy penguin colony, ride with wild horses in the Andes, or watch whales breach through the cold waters of the Patagonian Atlantic: Argentina's landscapes offer travelers an exciting range of wildlife experiences. Whether you're interested in sailing alongside dolphins or hiking with llamas, read on for some of the best options in the country.
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.
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Patagonia 2019, Argentina - May 20 - May 26, 2019
KimKim was the easiest travel experience I have ever had! All I had to do was give a rough idea and BOOM! out came a perfectly planned vacation. Not only was all the heavy lifting done by KimKim and Erin, but it was our most affordable option with all the companies we looked at. They were so accommodating to changes and provided excellent documentation prior to traveling.
Patagonia was my first experience with KimKim, but I can assure you it will not be my last. Highly recommend and thank you to the KimKim team for a great experience!
Exploring the wine regions of argentina & chile - 9 days, Argentina - May 3 - May 11, 2019
We loved every minute of it. If we had had more time, we would have like to get to know Buenos Aires a little better, but the time we had there was amazing. The Tango Show was excellent! Florencia was our tour for the city tour in BA and she was sooooooo knowledgeable. I believe she is a history teacher and she is an excellent teacher. Our favorite part may have been Mendoza, in part because Jael, our guide, and Carlos, our driver, became like friends and we enjoyed being with them... read more
Adventure in patagonia - 15 days, Argentina - Mar 16 - Mar 31, 2019
It was a very planned trip and the transfers were seamless. The kayaking guides Carlos and Polina were outstanding, affable and provided great service and kept us safe. Well done team!