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Introducing Argentina

Argentina exudes passion. From the steamy dance of tango to the cult of futbol, Argentinean culture is as flavorful as its cuisine.

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). Learn more

Where should I 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. Learn more

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. Learn more

Getting around in Argentina
Given its size, most itineraries in Argentina include domestic flights that take several hours. Renting a car and setting off on a road trip is also a great way to explore Argentina, though most travelers stick to regions for their road trips, and fly between regions. Learn more

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Argentina Tours & Itineraries

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The desert landscape of the Puna de Atacama
Map of The Best of Northern Argentina - 15 Days
The Best of Northern Argentina - 15 Days

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.

Mendoza, Argentina
Map of Argentina, Chile & Peru - 16 Days
Argentina, Chile & Peru - 16 Days

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.

Glacial lake in El Calafate
Map of Best of Argentina: Ushuaia, El Calafate & Iguazú Falls - 12 Days
Best of Argentina: Ushuaia, El Calafate & Iguazú Falls - 12 Days

Experience the sophistication of Buenos Aires, the mesmerizing force of the Iguazu Falls and the spectacular glaciers of El Calafate in a single trip. This 12-day itinerary travels to Argentina's historic capital and then across Patagonia, seamlessly blending urban bustle, outdoor adventure, and small-town charm.

Iguazu Falls National Park, Misiones, Argentina
Map of Buenos Aires & Iguazu Falls - 6 Days
Buenos Aires & Iguazu Falls - 6 Days

Stroll through Buenos Aires' eclectic neighborhoods before visiting the breathtaking Iguazú Falls National Park in this short but sweet itinerary that balances culture with nature. This is the perfect short trip for active travelers who are short on time but hoping to catch some of Argentina's most famous highlights.

Laguna Esmeralda Hiking Trail near Ushuaia, Argentina
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Best of Argentina - 14 Days

This adventurous two-week trip combines the best destinations Argentina has to offer with a range of outdoor activities and wildlife. On the itinerary are two cities (Buenos Aires and Ushuaia), a UNESCO-listed peninsula, and two national parks known for glaciers and hiking trails. There's also whale watching, snorkeling with sea lions, and a visit to South America's largest Magellanic Penguin colony for the ultimate photo ops.

The road north from Mendoza passes through spectacular scenery
Map of Road Trip from Mendoza to Northern Argentina - 8 Days
Road Trip from Mendoza to Northern Argentina - 8 Days

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.

Make the Most of Your Time in Argentina

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Discover vast landscapes in Argentina
How Many Days to Spend in Argentina

With 10 to 14 days in Argentina, you can spend time getting to know two main regions plus Buenos Aires, one of the world's great cities. Hear the mammoth Iguazú Falls roar in...

Argentina Travel Essentials

All you need to know to get started planning the perfect trip
Mt. Fitz Roy, one of Patagonia
Best Time of Year to Visit Argentina

When is the best time to visit Argentina? It depends on what you want to do. Winter is for skiing and visiting the Northwest, summer is for hitting Patagonia's trails, and the...

Argentina Travel Advice

Read our detailed insights to make sure you have the best trip
Tourists in front of the obelisk marking the beginning of Argentine Independence in central Buenos Aires
24 Hours in Buenos Aires

Have just one day in Buenos Aires? Plan on waking up early and going to bed late. It's the only way to fit in the modern art, cathedrals, and classic cafés—and still have time...

Argentina Destination Guides

Detailed travel guides for the main regions of the country
Boat trip under the mighty Iguazú Falls
Ultimate Guide to Iguazú National Park

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...

Perito Merino Glacier, a short day trip from El Calafate
Ultimate Guide to El Calafate

Flanked by mountains and facing a shimmering, ice-blue lake, El Calafate is one of the most popular destinations in Patagonia. This small, welcoming city is the gateway to a...

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Patagonia
Map of Highlights of Southern Patagonia - 10 Days
Highlights of Southern Patagonia - 10 Days

This epic 10-day adventure in Argentine Patagonia starts with a trip to the "end of the world" at Tierra del Fuego, where you'll explore wilderness parks and share cultural exchanges with local farmers and fishermen. Then head north to El Calafate, home of awe-inspiring glaciers like Perito Moreno, before ending the trip at El Chaltén to conquer the hiking trails around iconic Mount Fitz Roy.

Northern Argentina
Map of Adventure in Northern Argentina  - 14 Days
Adventure in Northern Argentina - 14 Days

Northern Argentina is home to attractions that range from painted mountains and vast salt flats to colonial cities and rich Indigenous culture. You'll experience all of it over 15 days, during which you'll support local communities as you participate in culinary workshops, visit rural villages, and tour ancient ruins. Tango shows in Buenos Aires and a traditional gaucho barbecue in the Pampas countryside complement this cultural exploration.

Take in Patagonia's Perito Moreno Glacier
Map of 15 Days in Argentina - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
15 Days in Argentina - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Fifteen days in Argentina gives you enough time to explore the highlights, including Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls, and Patagonia. Or spend less time in Patagonia and opt to ride horseback in Mendoza's wine country. And if looking to add another country to your list, you can spend four nights in Uruguay's Montevideo on a multi-country experience.

Argentina Travel Maps

Get the lay of land, and understand distances between the places you want to visit
Argentina map: Top 10 Regions in Argentina: Where to Go & What to See
Top 10 Regions in Argentina: Where to Go & What to See
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Argentina map: 10 Days in Argentina - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Argentina - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Argentina map: 7 Days in Argentina - 7 Unique Itinerary Ideas
7 Days in Argentina - 7 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

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Travel specialist Erin Wiley
active 15 hours ago

Erin Wiley

Travel simply makes people happy and I want to be a part of that. If I am not traveling myself then I want to surround myself with people who are. Originally from Michigan, I grew up camping...

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Travel specialist Emilce Alonso
active 15 hours ago

Emilce Alonso

I'm from Cordoba, Argentina. I had the opportunity to travel a lot through it and beyond. I really enjoy getting to know new places, like typical food, music and meeting people. I love the...

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Travel specialist Lorena Huidobro
active 13 hours ago

Lorena Huidobro

I believe that those of us who love to travel tend to have a more open mind and free spirit. Being open to experience new adventures, explore the unknown, see the beauty in the simple things,...

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Travel specialist Johanna Fabian
active 14 hours ago

Johanna Fabian

When you become an expat in your birth country, you learn different tricks - you are not just a traveler but a local as well. This has given me a great appreciation for different cultures and has...

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Trip Reviews for Argentina

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Kimkim arranged an amazing trip for us.
Argentina | Jan 26 - Feb 5, 2023

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Mary Kay S.
Asheville, NC | Reviewed on Feb 06, 2023

Everyone at Kimkim was so helpful. I cannot say enough good things about them. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly, always answering my questions. I don’t walk well and they did everything for my comfort. I was always notified in advance. The hotels and food were good. I would happily book with them again. The local tours they arranged were fascinating. read more

Everyone at Kimkim was so helpful. I cannot say enough good things about them. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly, always answering my questions. I don’t walk well and they did everything for my comfort. I was always notified in advance. The hotels and food were good. I would happily book with them again. The local tours they arranged were fascinating.

Hotel Review
La Cantera Lodge de Selva by DON
Puerto Iguazú

I felt like I was living in nature. Our room was beautiful, comfortable, with a very private screened porch looking at the jungle. The staff were helpful and the pool was lovely. Breakfast was ample and good.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Looking at jungle
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Mendoza Premium Wine Tour
Mendoza

The wineries were each different. We learned so much and the wine was great. The meal at the end was unbelievable. We took pictures of every dish we ate.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Full day to the Argentinian side of the falls
Argentina

I loved the tour. I am 88 and was too tired to do the oat at the end. But the guide made allowance for my slow pace and was extremely helpful. For me it would have been better to have the boat trip on the Brazilian side of the falls

Local specialist: Hervé Landetcheverry
Hervé
Hervé Landetcheverry
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Feb 06, 2023

Hi Mary Kay!

Thank you sooo much for commenting!
It was a huge pleasure to me to organize this trip with you and knowing you enjoyed it makes me very happy :) All of our guides and partners were so happy to receive you and told us you were both lovely!

Thank you for your trust for visiting Argentina!

Hasta pronto!

Agustina

Just amazing itinerary professionally organiz...
Argentina | Dec 27 - Jan 11, 2023

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JT H.
Nixa, MO | Reviewed on Feb 03, 2023

Just amazing itinerary professionally organized and executed...
My third time in Argentina and by far my favorite experiences...

Looking forward to future adventure plans... read more

Just amazing itinerary professionally organized and executed...
My third time in Argentina and by far my favorite experiences...

Looking forward to future adventure plans...

Hotel Review
Alma Del Lago Suites & Spa
San Carlos de Bariloche

Perfect scenic location off the majestic lake with mountain views... Always a great experience as usual..

Authenticity & Character
Modern style with a world class feel
Location
Lake views
Staff
Always accommodating to every request
Cleanliness & Comfort
Impeccable
Local specialist: Natalia Canónico
Natalia
Natalia Canónico
Local specialist in Buenos Aires | Reviewed on Feb 03, 2023

Hi James,
I'd like to thank you for this five stars! 😊
It's been a pleasure to us working with you in this itinerary. I love to read that you've had an amazing time in Argentina.
We will be happy to welcome you once again!
All the best,
Natalia

Exceeded our high expectations, the best
Argentina | Jan 9 - Jan 21, 2023

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Jeff O.
West Des Moines, IA | Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

From our pickup at the airport, to our delivery to return, our trip was smooth and wonderful. Gabriel, our driver in Buenos Aires, was helpful far beyond our transit needs. He shared his love of the city and its history, pointing out several possibilities for our dining options and some of the areas of the city we would visit the next day with our guide, Marta. The Hotel Carles was comfortable with thermostat controlled A/C for our comfort. The staff ensured that our visit was trouble free,... read more

From our pickup at the airport, to our delivery to return, our trip was smooth and wonderful. Gabriel, our driver in Buenos Aires, was helpful far beyond our transit needs. He shared his love of the city and its history, pointing out several possibilities for our dining options and some of the areas of the city we would visit the next day with our guide, Marta. The Hotel Carles was comfortable with thermostat controlled A/C for our comfort. The staff ensured that our visit was trouble free, with a breakfast each day offered in their dining room. Wonderful bars and restaurants in walking distance.
our travel to El Calafate was trouble-free, picked up by our promised driver and delivery to the Hotel Rochester, again a comfortable room, off of the traffic area of the city, peaceful and welcoming, with an easy view of Lago Argentino. We enjoyed touring the national Park and the Glacier. I'd be remiss to not mention Cecilia at the front desk, who answered our questions, assisted with a power adapter, and was so gracious helping other guests who were missing connection with their tours and guides-not a problem that we experienced. The restaurant/bar was pleasant and comfortable as well, allowing a friendly atmosphere to chat with other travelers in the evening. Horseback riding trip was fun with the time we were able to learn more about the history of the Patagonian ranches and indulge in a delicious lunch. The flyfishing trip was interesting as the fast moving cold river made sight fishing impossible, but both trout and salmon were found! Then we were off to San Carlos de Bariloche, and the Hotel Edelweiss. Comfortable, clean, and staffed by helpful, friendly people that worked to make the stay as pleasant as possible, from the breakfast in the morning to the restaurant and bar in the evening, many other restaurants within walking distance . Kayaking on the Lago Nahuel Huapi was breathtaking, as this huge deep lake is crystal clear and the views of the mountains are wonderful. Our guide Yanina Capararo was gracious to take and share pictures of us allowing us to simply enjoy the trip, providing us with a nice snack and tea on the island and great conversation. Of course, our transportation was on time, and the cool evenings made sleep easy. Fly-fishing with Diego Martin was wonderful with a float trip, casting guidance, and an absolutely delicious lunch with salad, sandwiches, drinks, great conversation and beautiful views of the Andes as well. Followed by a day of river rafting through class 1-4 waters with a great breakfast first and a great meal after. The wetsuits and helmets provided, training and then a wet wonderful ride to the border of Chile! Back to Buenos Aires and the warm friendly piloting of our driver Gabriel. Enjoying the sights and the activities of the city with an evening of Tango, and then off to home. The trip was trouble free, and any questions or fears were solve quickly. Cannot recommend Jason enough. This trip hit all of the buttons we wanted, and was the best experience in travel I have had!

Hotel Reviews
Carles Hotel
Buenos Aires

nice vistas from the tenth floor of the nearby apartments and streets leading to some great places like Floreria Atlantica and Basa. Comfortable, with roomy shower and thermostat control of the temperature of the room. Would remind USA folks to bring an electrical adapter and an extension cord to charge two phones and a sleep machine or laptop/camera simultaneously. Just walking distance to park, Patagonia store, and right two doors down is a great little bakery for sandwiches or sweets. Helpful staff, breakfast provided.

Authenticity & Character
location to restaurants and bars
Location
Staff
friendly, helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Never had a complaint on anything in the room or hotel
Rochester Calafate
El Calafate

Away from the center of town, but quiet, relaxed, and feels private. nice sitting areas inside and out, friendly bar and restaraurant to visit with others at the end of your day.

Authenticity & Character
Better shuttle; if guests were allowed to call or text to arrange pickup, dropoff to sites in town.
Location
Quiet, when you were done with your tourism for the day, this felt like a private retreat
Staff
Cecilia at the desk, really worked to make the stay comfortable, helped other guests with missed connections on trips/tours.
Cleanliness & Comfort
No problems whatsoever. But there is no thermostat control for room, and no A/C on hot days
NH Bariloche Edelweiss
San Carlos de Bariloche

Start with helpful attentive desk staff, attention to detail, willingness to help: i.e. My passport had fallen out of a jacket on a tour bus, staff tracked bus owner, had my passport back within 2 hours! Nice, roomy bar with dining tables as well as just relaxing areas. Attentive staff in restaurant, good breakfast selection and large seating area. Thermostat control in room for heat A/C. Very quick elevators- no long waits.

Authenticity & Character
Convenience to other restaurants and stores, small view of town and the lake
Location
Comfort of rooms, shower, bidet, opening windows to hear the city and feel it cool at night
Staff
Service was wonderful, attentive, friendly and willing to have a conversation. Saved me a great load of problems when my passport was gone.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The hotel was splendid in its cleanliness, and the comfort of the room-never heard guests in the hall or other rooms.
Activity Reviews
Private Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour
Buenos Aires

We enjoyed the tour, the Recoleta and its solar flower was impressive, The different ages and styles of architecture, the antique opulence and the urban liveliness was impressive.

Quality of Experience
Friendly, conversational attitude of Marta, explanations and background offered
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Gabriel's driving-manual transmission in traffic never an errant shift, smoother than an automatic.
Transport
Easy visibility and the driver made it convenient for us and the guide when we came back from any site to the car
Perito Moreno Glacier - Los Glaciares National Park
El Calafate

Picked up as scheduled, on time. Friendly and understandable information from the tour guide on what we were seeing, time to return to bus from the park and the viewing of the glacier. timely transport for our scheduled boat tour

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
All of our drivers and guides were engaging and friendly
Transport
Clean cars and buses, well running vehicles in good shape
Safari Boat - Sailing Rico Branch
El Calafate

Beautiful views , crowded top deck and cooler on the front and sides of the boat. Boat was clean and interior seats were comfortable

Quality of Experience
After safety breifing, they let us enjoy yhe experience on our own instead of feeling like you were studying for a test
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Clean, timely, and comfortable
Patagonian Ranch Day at Nibepo Aike & Cristales Horseback Riding
El Calafate

Great time to walk down to the shore of the lake, see the cattle being moved, and learn about the history of the ranch. Wonderful coffee/tea and snacks on arrival, big lunch before we went on our long ride. If you are used to a western saddle, make certain your stirrups are long enough to keep your legs relaxed during the ride-their saddles are more of a modified English saddle-no pommel, and you are placed more forward than you may be used to.

Quality of Experience
Food
Wonderful Chimichurri for the steak!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fly Fishing Half Day Tour in El Calafate
El Calafate

The river is very cloudy with glacial sediment and cold, so you are fishing wets and trying to find the seams in current. Rods provided required an adjustment in my casting stroke, but not bad.

Quality of Experience
Food
didn't get our lunch
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Kayaking Nahuel Huapi Lakes
Bariloche

Our guides put us into our kayak with our lifevests, water skirts- very nicley equipped. The water clarity was spectacular, our tandem kayak was comfortable and easily controlled. The lake is pretty calm in the morning. We opted against the island hike, but had a great break with conversation, snacks and hot tea/coffee. Our guide took pictures for us and emailed them to us to share.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Limay River Fly Fishing
Bariloche

On time, friendly pickup from our guide, informative conversation about the area on the drive to the river. Very comfortable drift, in comfortable seats. Diego was helpful in pointing out good places to cast and also casting instruction for the presentations. Nice rainbows, missed a huge brown. Stopped on shore for a nice lunch; salad, sandwiches, cerveza or wine, coffee/tea, wonderful conversation about the area, fishing and life. A great time

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Whitewater Rafting Rio Manso a La Frontera
Bariloche

Guide picked us up on time, transported to a nice breakfast and then wet-suited , life-vested, helmeted and taken to the river. Paddling instructions and response practice in a small pool in the river, then we went through the first rapids and continued through trickier ones with opportunities to drop in and enjoy the cool water twice before continuing through more rapids. When we reached the takeout point, our float was shorter than planned as the next rapids were too dangerous. Long climb up a steep trail to drop off wetsuits and gear, dry and get dressed, then taken back to the starting point for a lunch and refreshments, before heading back to our hotel

Quality of Experience
The trip was what you want on a whitewater trip, and the guide took good care of us.
Food
Only hamburger I had in Argentina and it was very good.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Friendly, helpful, and competent.
Transport
Clean comfortable bus ride
Local specialist: Jason Kearney
Jason
Jason Kearney
Local specialist in Peru | Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Hi Jeff,
Thanks so much for your trip review. I am so glad you got to experience a real taste of Argentina in your time with us and discovered the great outdoors of this fascinating land. We hope to welcome you back in the future to Latin America!! I always enjoyed our conversations. Slainte! O Donnell Abu!