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.
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Patagonia—located in Argentina and Chile—is, without a doubt, one of the world's most beautiful and undiscovered regions, and this 15-day itinerary includes adventures in both countries. Kicking off with some food, wine, and culture in Buenos Aires and Mendoza, you'll fly south to Argentine Patagonia for glacier trekking in Los Glaciares National Park. Continue across the border in Torres del Paine for a multi-day hike through Grey Glacier, French Valley, and the imposing towers of Las Torres.
This exciting 15-day itinerary highlights Argentina's top attractions combining urban culture, outdoor activities, and vineyard relaxation. After exploring Buenos Aires with a local guide, you'll fly to Patagonia for glacier trekking and unique excursions in the southernmost city in the world. Finish in high-altitude Mendoza—world-famous for Malbecs—to partake in wine tastings and kayaking in the surrounding Andes.
First-timers in Argentina will cover a lot of ground with this 13-day itinerary. Starting in Buenos Aires, you'll fly to Patagonia for a series of outdoor activities that capitalize on the views. Then, venture to Medoza's famous Malbec vineyards for wine tastings. Next is the colonial city of Salta—jumping off point for rugged gorges, giant salt flats, and colorful deserts in the country's far north. Spend your last night in a historic estancia and live the life of a real gaucho.
This exciting 12-day itinerary combines the best culture and scenery in Argentina and Brazil for a real South American adventure. After a taste of Buenos Aires with a tour and tango performance, you'll fly south to Patagonia to experience massive glaciers. Then, fly to the Brazilian border to hike around hundreds of waterfalls before finishing in Rio de Janeiro for its iconic views and nearby tropical islands.
Travel from Buenos Aires to Iguazú Falls with this itinerary filled with Argentina's natural wonders. Start in the cosmopolitan capital with dinner and dancing before traveling south to Patagonia. You'll explore glaciers, hike with views of Mt. Fitz Roy, and finish in the far north—at the Brazilian border—to explore hundreds of waterfalls for a real taste of adventure.
This exciting 13-day itinerary highlights some of Argentina's most impressive natural wonders. Kicking off in Buenos Aires, you'll venture to Patagonia where you’ll get close to massive glaciers and partake in a range of outdoor activities in the southernmost city in the world. Finish in the far north—at the Brazilian border—to explore hundreds of waterfalls in both countries for a real taste of adventure.
Argentina extends from its remote northern deserts to the furthest reaches of Patagonia, with wine regions, mountain ranges, and the big city of Buenos Aires in between. With so many options of where to go and what to see, you can design any kind of trip that suits your fancy. Here are some answers to common questions to help you do just that.
To appreciate everything Argentina has to offer, you have to get moving. Try glacier-trekking (and picnicking) in Patagonia or horseback riding on a traditional ranch in the Andean foothills. Other options include hiking around the famed waterfalls of Iguazú, cycling through the remote northwest, and fly-fishing the streams of idyllic Nahuel Huapi National Park.
This adventurous 13-day itinerary combines Argentina's most spectacular scenery in the far north and south. After getting to know Buenos Aires with a local guide, you’ll head to the Brazilian border to hike around hundreds of waterfalls. Then, fly to Patagonia where you'll get up close to glaciers and partake in a range of outdoor activities. Finish back in the capital for a tango dance and hands-on culinary experience.
Experience the best of Argentina's culture, wine, cuisine, and Andean scenery on this 13-day tour. Begin by exploring the vibrant city of Buenos Aires and then fly to high-altitude Medoza for wine tastings and kayaking. Next, head to the colonial city of Salta—your jumping off point for rugged gorges, salt flats, and more vineyards in the country's far north before returning to the capital for horseback riding with gauchos.
Experience the best of Argentina's culture, wine, cuisine, and Andean scenery on this 12-day tour. Begin by exploring the vibrant city of Buenos Aires and then fly to high-altitude Medoza for Malbec tastings. Next, head to the colonial city of Salta—your jumping off point for rugged gorges, giant salt flats, and more vineyards in the country's far north before returning to the capital for horseback riding with gauchos.
This 12-day tour of Argentina includes some of the country's most spectacular scenery for an unforgettable adventure. After exploring Buenos Aires, you'll fly to Mendoza for Malbec vineyards and high-altitude Andean peaks. Then, head to Patagonia's Los Glaciares National Park for access to the Perito Moreno Glacier before finishing in Ushuaia—the southernmost city in the world.
This 11-day trip combines urban culture, outdoor excursions, and vineyard relaxation for a real Argentinian adventure. After exploring Buenos Aires, fly to El Calafate—jumping off point for Los Glaciares National Park—and trek along a massive glacier that is actually advancing. Next, is high-altitude Mendoza (world-famous for Malbecs) for wine tastings before returning to the capital for a tango performance.
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 14-day trip takes you to the area’s most dramatic sights, giving you a great taster of what the area offers.
From sophisticated second cities to (nearly) secret wine regions, Argentina is full of great unknowns that are every bit as spectacular as the blockbuster attractions. Beat the crowds with historic Jesuit ruins in Misiones province, visit remote salt deserts studded with brilliant pools, and drive Ruta 40—a wilder version of North America's Route 66, where you won't have to share the road.
This 10-day trip highlights one of the least explored—yet most rewarding—areas of Argentina. After touring Buenos Aires with a local, you’ll head north to visit hundreds of waterfalls along the Brazilian border, explore a colonial city known for architecture, and take day-trips to gorges, salt flats, and wineries at the foot of the Andes.
This amazing 11-day trip combines some of the most spectacular scenery that Argentine Patagonia has to offer. After exploring Buenos Aires with a tour and tango lesson, you'll head to El Calafate—jumping off point for Los Glaciares National Park—where you'll get up close to several glaciers. Finish the adventure in Bariloche, surrounded by lakes, forests, and mountains, with ample hiking trails and local history.
This 10-day itinerary highlights three of Argentina's most impressive natural wonders. Kicking off in Buenos Aires, you'll venture to Bariloche, surrounded by beautiful lakes and mountains—great for kayaking and hiking. Next is high-altitude Mendoza where you'll and take part in several wine tastings (especially Malbec). Finish at the Brazilian border to experience hundreds of waterfalls in both countries.
Immerse yourself in Argentina's sights, tastes, and rhythms on this 10-day adventure. Begin by exploring the culture of Buenos Aires with a guided tour and tango lesson. Next, venture to high-altitude Mendoza and take part in several wine tastings (especially Malbec). Finish in the colonial city of Salta—your jumping off point for rugged gorges, giant salt flats, and painted deserts in the country's far north.
This exciting 9-day itinerary fuses Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital with the Iguazú Falls. Kick off in Buenos Aires where you'll explore neoclassical architecture, buzzing neighborhoods, and urban escapes by foot, boat, and bicycle. Next, fly north to the Brazilian border to experience hundreds of waterfalls in both countries. Circle back to the big city for a tango performance to complete the adventure.
This diverse 9-day tour combines top destinations in Argentina for a trip that won't disappoint. Start by experiencing the cosmopolitan bustle of Buenos Aires before you fly south to El Calafate for a number of spectacular glaciers, which you'll see by land and boat. Then, fly north to the Brazilian border (and warmer weather) to explore Iguazú Falls—the largest waterfall system in the world.
One of the least explored—yet most rewarding—areas of the country, this 8-day itinerary covers the highlights of Northern Argentina. After a day in the capital, you’ll visit hundreds of waterfalls on the Brazilian border teeming with unique flora and fauna, explore a colonial city known for architecture, and take day-trips to epic gorges, salt flats, and wineries at the foot of the Andes.
The vibrant capital of Argentina—both Latin American and European in feel—is a place like no other with neoclassical architecture, world-class culture, cobbled neighborhoods, street art, and serious soccer fans. Get the best of this concrete jungle on a 5-day tour which explores the city and its rising food scene (especially for carnivores), not to mention tango dancing and horseback riding with real gauchos. Olé!
Discover why Salta is called 'La Linda' (the beautiful) on this 5-day tour of northwest Argentina. After arriving in Buenos Aires, you'll fly here and explore one of the best preserved colonial cities in South America. Then hit the road with an experienced guide and visit the giant salt flats and Humahuaca Gorge, as well as traditional Andean towns known for pre-Colombian history in the Jujuy Province.
This 5-day itinerary explores a special area of northwest Argentina starting in Salta—one of the most beautiful colonial cities in South America (circa 16th century). From here, you’ll enjoy a scenic road-trip to the towns of Cachi and Cafayate, admiring colorful gorges, vineyards, and mountain villages with an experienced guide. Return to Salta for one more night to soak in the local culture before heading home.
This 15-day tour in Argentine Patagonia hits the highlights between Puerto Madryn in the north to Ushuaia in the south for a range of outdoor activities and wildlife. On the itinerary are two national parks: Tierra del Fuego (rivers and ancient settlements) and Los Glaciares (glaciers and iconic hikes). There's also whale watching, snorkeling with sea lions, and a visit to South America's largest Magellanic Penguin colony.
This self-guided and incredibly scenic trip highlights Patagonia's best trails on both sides of the border. Kick off in Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park, home of 13 glaciers and the iconic Mt. Fitz Roy. Next is Chile's Torres del Paine National Park for more jaw-dropping peaks, turquoise lakes, and rare wildlife. Finish back in Argentina for coastal trails and a taste of the world's 'southernmost city'.
This 15-day adventure dives into Argentina and Chile's deep south by land and sea. Starting in Buenos Aires, you'll get up close to massive glaciers, sail the pristine channels and fjords on a multi-day cruise, and enjoy the magnitude of Patagonia's most famous—and therefore scenic—national parks. Mixing relaxation and adrenaline, the tours are flexible for those who prefer more (or less) challenging activities.
Cosmopolitan colonial cities, mega-waterfalls with hundreds of cascades, and still-advancing icefields peaking into lurid glaciers: Argentina's attractions are justifiably very popular with tourists. But the good news is, you don't have to stray far from these blockbuster sights to get a very different—and crowd-free—experience.
From the stupendous Iguazu Falls down to Patagonia's mountains and glaciers, Argentina's surreal landscapes are well known—but its selection of eclectic accommodations is less so. Take a break from the standard hotel experience, and stay on a working cattle ranch in the north, vineyard spa in the west, or futuristic eco-dome in the Patagonian south.
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. After sipping wine in Mendoza, bus over the snow-capped Andes to Santiago. Cruise in a catamaran across glacial lakes from Bariloche. Or, cross the dramatic Atacama Desert, passing through a center of Argentine indigenous culture. Learn more about all three options below.
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 make an easy detour on your way to the beach. Whether you're interested in tasting a crisp white in a desert canyon or sipping a full-bodied Chilean red under the stars, you have great options on both sides of the Andes—learn more about the six main regions with this guide.
An alpine hub in Argentina's Lake District, Bariloche is considered one of the most scenic spots in the country offering a plethora of year-round activities. Starting in Buenos Aires, you'll fly to the Andean foothills on the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake for a series of treks, history tours, and kayaking excursions while enjoying the town's numerous restaurants and chocolate shops.
This fun weeklong trip splits time in two of Argentina's most desirable destinations: Buenos Aires, with sophisticated restaurants, theaters, history, and architecture, and the smaller, more relaxed city of Mendoza surrounded by impressive Andean views and lush vineyards. Take part in a range of guided activities like tangoing, wine tasting, trekking, rafting, and ziplining for the ultimate South American adventure.
Immerse yourself in the sights, tastes, and rhythm of Argentina on this ten-day adventure. Begin by exploring the culture of Buenos Aires on a city tour. Then, enjoy a tango lesson in the city where the dance was born. Next, venture to Medoza and indulge your senses while taking part in informative and delicious wine tours of the region. Finally, visit the colonial city of Salta, which is your jumping off point for the rugged gorges, salt flats, and painted deserts of Argentina's far north.
Argentina contains dozens of national parks within its borders, and visiting at least a few of them (there are 33 in total) is a must. This list of favorites spans the country, from the massive cacti of Los Cardones in the north to the trekker's paradise of Tierra del Fuego in the south. It also encompasses a wide variety of landscapes—glaciers and ice fields, lakes and river valleys, iconic Iguazú Falls, and beyond.
Get in touch with the rhythm and wildlife of Argentina on this 6-day adventure. Begin in the modern metropolis of Buenos Aires. Here, you'll take in the city's sights and sounds on a half-day tour, followed by a traditional Argentine tango lesson. Next, head south to Puerto Madryn, a seaside community in Patagonia famous for its diverse ecosystem featuring many unique birds and marine mammals. Here, you'll take in the stunning scenery and wildlife while visiting a penguin colony and going a whale watching excursion.
Experience the culture and wildlife of Argentina on this 8-day adventure. Begin your adventure in the cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires. Take in the city's sights and sounds on a full-day bike tour. Then, head just outside of the city to experience gaucho culture, and enjoy some traditional Argentine asado. Next, head south to Puerto Madryn, a seaside community in Patagonia famous for its diverse ecosystem featuring many unique birds and marine mammals.
Take in the beauty and complexity of Argentine culture and natural landscapes on this 8-day journey. First, learn all about the history and people of Buenos Aires, also known as portenños on a full-day walking tour. Next, head just outside of the city to experience the culture of the gauchos, the traditional counterpoint to the modern porteños. Then, travel north to the iconic Iguazu Falls, the largest waterfall system in the world. Top it all off with a trip back to Buenos Aires to enjoy a traditional dinner and tango performance.
Experience the sophistication of Buenos Aires, the mesmerizing force of the Iguazu Falls, the wildlife of Ushuaia, the spectacular glaciers of El Calafate, and more. This 13 day trip to Argentina's historic capital and then across Patagonia perfectly balances natural and cultural sightseeing, making it ideal for any adventurous traveler.
If your goal is to ski the best destinations around the world, then get ready to check one incredible locale off your list: Argentina. This epic winter holiday covers some of the most beautiful destinations in the country. Arrive in the capital of Buenos Aires and learn all about the city's culture and history on a full-day walking tour. Next, venture to the southern lakeside retreat of San Carlos de Bariloche to enjoy the best ski conditions in the nation.
Explore the highlights of Buenos Aires on this quick 5-day trip. First, explore the eclectic city of Buenos Aires on a comprehensive walking tour. In the evening, get in touch with the rhythm of Buenos Aires during a tango lesson. Next, travel to the countryside to experience the gaucho (cowboy) lifestyle and enjoy traditional Argentine asado before heading back to enjoy one last evening in the city.
Treat yourself to an in-depth exploration of two of Argentina's most iconic destinations, Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls. Begin your journey in Buenos Aires and take in the city's vibrant history and culture during a full-day walking tour. Next, head to Iguazu Falls National Park to see the jaw-dropping beauty of the largest waterfall system in the world. Since Iguazu lies on the border between Argentina and Brazil, you'll get to experience the falls from both countries. Top it all off with a trip back to Buenos Aires to enjoy a traditional dinner and tango performance.
Experience the wildlife of Argentina on this 6-day adventure. Begin your adventure in the cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires, and learn all about Argentine culture and history on a full-day walking tour. Next, head south to Puerto Madryn, a seaside community in Patagonia famous for its diverse ecosystem featuring many unique birds and marine mammals. Here, you'll take in the stunning scenery and wildlife while visiting a penguin colony, going a whale watching excursion, and snorkeling with sea lions.
Discover Argentina's best family-friendly highlights on this weeklong itinerary. Begin with a walking tour of metropolitan Buenos Aires, visiting the city's most famous sites in an interactive setting. Next, you're off to the Lake District and the famous alpine city of Bariloche, where you'll enjoy kayaking, hiking, and whitewater rafting down the Río Manso. Finally, return to the capital city for one more day of food and fun.
Immerse yourself in Argentina's rich culture and beautiful landscapes in this 1-week itinerary. Begin by exploring the metropolitan capital of Buenos Aires, and learn all about the city's culture and history on a full-day bike tour. Next, visit the colonial city of Salta, your jumping off point for the rugged gorges, salt flats, and painted deserts of Argentina's far north. Top it all off with a visit to San Antonio de Areco, a traditional cowboy town where you'll stay on a working estancia.
If Argentina is the breadbasket of South America, then Mendoza is the accompanying wine bottle. The fertile lands around Mendoza produce the country's premier varietals, including Argentina's flagship: Malbec. Begin your adventure in Buenos Aires and immerse yourself in Argentine culture during a city tour and passionate tango performance. Then you'll jet off to Mendoza for vineyard tours and wine tastings as well as a kayaking excursion.
This trip takes you through one of Argentinas most beautiful landscapes, Iguazu Falls. You’ll start your tour in Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires where you'll have a chance to explore the city's vibrant streets. Next, head north to Iguazu Falls, located on the borders of Brazil and Paraguay. Spend some quality time admiring the beauty and power of the falls before returning to Buenos Aires.
Explore the highlights of Argentine Patagonia on this 6-day adventure. Begin in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires, and explore its vibrant city streets and delicious dining opportunities while enjoying a city tour and tango show. Then, head to El Calafate in Patagonia. From here, you'll travel to Los Glaciares National Park to get an up-close look at the majestic Perito Moreno glacier. Next, you'll take a trip to Estancia Cristina to visit the local folkloric museum as well as the Continental Ice Field Refuge where you'll be treated to incredible views of Upsala Glacier and Lake Guillermo.