While many itineraries through the vast country of Argentina focus on highlights of the north or south, this exciting 14-day adventure takes you to both! You'll start with sightseeing in the capital city of Buenos Aires, then catch a flight to Puerto Iguazú for a full day of hiking around the magnificent Iguazú Falls. Transfer to the famous wine region of Mendoza next, where you'll tour wineries and take a cooking class. Spend a few days exploring the indigenous history and otherworldly landscapes around Salta and Jujuy before heading south to Patagonia for glacier treks and unforgettable mountain hikes around El Calafate and El Chaltén.
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Patagonia's massive glaciers, unspoiled forests, icy lakes, and rushing rivers make it one of the most attractive destinations in the world for outdoor adventurers. On this 17-day itinerary, you'll discover the region's incredible landscapes on an array of guided tours and independent excursions. Get up close to glaciers, trek and sleep in a tent in Torres del Paine National Park, boat along the Beagle Channel, and see penguins swim and play on an island in Tierra del Fuego. All of this and more awaits travelers on this once-in-a-lifetime journey!
This thrilling 15-day itinerary takes you to the highlights of Patagonia for outdoor adventures in both Argentina and Chile. You'll start on the Argentinian side, getting up close to the Perito Moreno glacier in El Calafate before taking a scenic drive to El Chaltén for hiking and climbing. Then you'll cross over to Chile for four days of trekking on the famous W circuit of Torres del Paine National Park. Finally, you'll head back to Argentina to explore Tierra del Fuego National Park, cruise down the Beagle Channel, spot penguins in the wild, and dine on freshly caught seafood in Ushuaia.
Escape to one of the most beautiful regions in the world, Patagonia! This 14-day journey begins in Buenos Aires, then quickly moves along to El Calafate, the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. After marveling at the Perito Moreno glacier, you'll take the scenic route to El Chaltén for a full day of self-guided hiking. Cross the border to Chile to access the windswept Torres Del Paine National Park. You'll spend four days hiking the famous W trek before circling back to Argentina, where you'll spend the end of the trip exploring the mythical Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world.
Located in the far reaches of South America, Patagonia is famous for its breathtaking natural scenery. Take your time exploring both the Argentinian and Chilean sides on this 16-day adventure around the region. First you'll get oriented in Buenos Aires, attending a tango show and day-tripping to the river delta of Tigre. Then continue to the renowned wine-growing region of Mendoza to sip and swirl Malbec on a winery tour. The trip takes you to Patagonia next, where you'll spend the bulk of the trip trekking on glaciers, hiking the legendary W circuit in Torres del Paine National Park, and horseback riding or kayaking outside El Calafate.
Boat past glaciers, tour vineyards with views of the Andes, and hike in South America's best national park on this 14-day adventure through Argentina and Chile. You'll start with a couple of days in Buenos Aires before you take off to discover two incredibly beautiful regions of Argentina — the famed wine country of Mendoza and El Calafate, the gateway to the spectacular Los Glaciares National Park. Then cross the border to Chile to discover the ruggedly beautiful Torres del Paine National Park, where you'll embark on one of the most rewarding mountain treks in the world, the W circuit.
Experience the natural wonders of Patagonia on this thrilling 15-day adventure. The itinerary takes you to both Argentina and Chile, starting with a few days in Buenos Aires to sightsee and learn about tango culture. Then you'll fly south to El Calafate to see some of the region's most awe-inspiring glaciers. Cross the border to Chile to hike in one of South America's top national parks, Torres del Paine. Finally, continue to Tierra del Fuego for a cruise down the Beagle Channel, observe penguins in the wild, and visit the windswept national park at the end of the world.
You won't have to choose between Argentinian and Chilean Patagonia on this 13-day adventure — this wide-ranging itinerary takes you to the highlights of both! The trip kicks off in Buenos Aires, then continues with a short flight to El Calafate, the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park and the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier. Then you'll travel to Chile's famous Torres del Paine National Park for a few days of hiking. You'll head back to El Calafate to make the connection further south to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Trek on a glacier, boat down the Beagle Channel, and dine on fresh seafood to wrap up the trip.
Spanning the border between Argentina and Chile, Patagonia is a land of wildly beautiful landscapes and indigenous legends. You'll see the region's top highlights in both countries on this exciting 12-day tour. After a day of sightseeing in Buenos Aires, you'll fly south to El Calafate and see the magnificent Perito Moreno glacier on a day tour. Then you'll cross over to Chile and spend several days hiking and boating in Torres del Paine National Park. Back-track to Argentina to finish up the itinerary in gorgeous Tierra del Fuego, where you'll cruise down the Beagle Channel, go trekking on a glacier, and explore the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.
Get away from it all on this 11-day adventure around Patagonia, one of the most beautiful regions in South America. This world-famous landscape of astounding glaciers, icy lakes, quiet forests, and rugged coastline stretches across the border of Argentina to Chile. You'll visit both sides, starting with a few days in El Calafate exploring Argentinian Patagonia. Then you'll cross over to Chilean Patagonia to discover the finest national park on the continent, Torres del Paine. Finish the journey in Tierra del Fuego — back on the Argentinian side — with a boating trip on the Beagle Channel, a hike to Ojo de Albino Glacier, and dining on king crab in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world.
This thrilling 11-day itinerary around Argentina introduces you to key attractions, like colorful Buenos Aires and the spectacular Iguazú National Park. It also takes you to lesser-visited destinations, including a traditional ranch in the countryside, where you'll ride horses and savor a classic Argentinian barbecue, and the bird watching paradise of the Esteros de Iberá. Learn about tango culture at a club in the capital city, kayak through pristine wetlands, feel the spray of the majestic Iguazú Falls, and so much more as you discover the gorgeous landscapes and fascinating history of Argentina.
Take a deep breath of fresh air and soak up the incredible scenery on this exciting 10-day excursion around Argentinian Patagonia. The itinerary is packed full of outdoor adventures, including trekking on a massive glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, hiking around dramatic mountains in El Chaltén, and cruising down the Beagle Channel on a boat ride in Tierra del Fuego. Rounding out the trip are a number of cultural activities, from a walking tour of Buenos Aires and cocktails at Argentina's first ice bar in El Calafate to learning about indigenous cultures at the Museo del Fin del Mundo (End of the World Museum) in Ushuaia.
Journey around Patagonia on this exciting 9-day adventure around the region's famous glaciers, lakes, and mountains! Spend a day sightseeing in Buenos Aires before exploring the Perito Moreno glacier near El Calafate. After this unique ice trekking excursion, you'll move on to the hiking trails around El Chaltén and see the iconic Mount Fitz Roy up close. Finally, you'll travel onward to the Lake District, where you'll enjoy several days exploring Lake Nahuel Huapi and its surroundings on kayak trips and hikes.
Experience the highlights of Patagonia in just a little over a week on this action-packed trip. After a day of sightseeing in Buenos Aires, the real adventure begins with a trek across the surface of a glacier near El Calafate. Explore the dramatic scenery of the south with hikes around El Chaltén and the iconic Mount Fitz Roy. You'll then travel to the Lake District, basing yourself in the picturesque alpine town of Bariloche, renowned for its artisanal chocolate shops. Finish the trip at a more relaxed pace with a kayak trip and a nature hike.
Discover the alpine charm of Bariloche and the strikingly beautiful scenery of Argentina's Lake District on this 5-day adventure. Base yourself in the picturesque lakefront town of Bariloche, enjoying its artisanal chocolate shops and Swiss-style architecture. You'll venture to the region's lakes and mountains each day, exploring the shoreline forests on horseback and sailing to islands covered with native forests. Return to Bariloche each evening to dine on local specialties like wild boar and freshly caught lake trout — the perfect way to end a day out in the wilderness!
Explore the many sights and tastes of Argentina during this 7-day excursion. Begin your journey in the city of Mendoza and sip on the local Malbec while soaking in the surrounding area. Visit the nearby town of Luján de Cuyo, where you'll do a winery bike tour and tasting, then horseback ride around the precordillera region of the Andes Mountains. Spend the rest of your trip in Salta, where you'll pick fresh ingredients from the market to make a local dish, and take a day trip to the village of Cafayate, which includes views of mountain landscapes and rock formations.
This two-week road trip leads adventurous travelers down the Atlantic coast of Argentine Patagonia. Along the journey, you'll see whales, penguins, desolate beaches, sheep ranches, petrified trees, and more! After a night in the capital city of Buenos Aires, jet down to Puerto Madryn — offering access to Peninsula Valdés, the top whale-watching destination in the country — and pick up your rental car to start the journey. From there, the itinerary heads south to Puerto Deseado, Petrified Forest National Park, Puerto San Julián. With stops along the way at historic sites and natural attractions, like the natural harbor where Magellan landed with his ships in the 16th century, the trip ends up at the luxurious Bahia Bustamante Lodge, where you'll have free time to explore the rugged coastline and expansive landscapes before heading back to civilization.
Discover the highlights of Argentine Patagonia on this exciting 10-day trip that features hiking on a glacier, boating through an ice field, kayaking on a pristine lake, and so much more! You'll start with a quick stay in Buenos Aires, watching tango dancers perform in the street and experiencing traditional café culture. Then catch a flight south to El Calafate, the jumping-off point for exploring Los Glaciares National Park. You'll trek on the surface of Perito Moreno glacier — an unforgettable experience — before enjoying the scenic drive to El Chaltén, a hot spot for hikers, rock climbers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Finish with a few days in Argentina's Lake District, tasting artisanal chocolates in charming Bariloche and kayaking through the crystalline waters of Lago Nahuel Huapi.
A vast estuary that separates Argentina and Uruguay, the Río de la Plata is one of South America's most vital waterways. This 9-day itinerary takes you to both shores, discovering the tango culture of Buenos Aires, touring the colorful, cobbled streets of Colonia del Sacramento, and ending in the eclectic Uruguayan capital of Montevideo.
Embark on an unforgettable journey across the Andes on this 13-day itinerary, which takes you deep into the magnificent Lake Districts of Chile and Argentina. Starting in Santiago, fly south to cruise across mountain lakes, hike to scenic peaks, and explore charming alpine villages. A day of breathtaking travel by boat and bus takes you into Argentina, where you'll explore the lakeside town of Bariloche and end your stay soaking up the culture and energy of Buenos Aires.
Explore two of South America's most iconic cities on this 10-day jaunt through Argentina and Brazil. Tour the vibrant neighborhoods and elegant avenues of Buenos Aires, then fly north to hike along the breathtaking waterfalls of Iguazú. Your adventure ends in Rio de Janeiro, where you'll take a cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain and soak up the sun on the city's famed beaches.
In just under two weeks, this trip of a lifetime takes you on a journey from South America's Pacific to Atlantic coasts. Start in Chile, where you'll tour cosmopolitan Santiago and stroll through colorful seaside resorts. Then it's off to Argentina, to discover the vibrant neighborhoods and tango shows of Buenos Aires. Hike along the rushing waters of Iguazú Falls, then end your trip in Brazil—relaxing on the famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
Embark on an unforgettable journey through Argentina and Chile on this 18-day itinerary. Start in Buenos Aires, then set out to visit the magnificent Iguazú Falls and tour the heart of Mendoza's wine country. A scenic bus trip over the Andes takes you across the border to Santiago, where you'll sample Chilean reds and stroll along the seaside in Valparaíso. Head to remote Patagonia to discover the breathtaking scenery of Torres del Paine National Park, then fly north to end your adventure in the arid Atacama Desert.
If you love adventure, nature, and active excursions, this 16-day itinerary is one for the bucket list. Journey to Argentina’s spectacular far south, where the remote destinations and gorgeous landscapes of Patagonia are waiting to be discovered. Trek the Perito Moreno Glacier, hike to azure lakes and rugged peaks in El Chaltén, and bike through winding river valleys. From Ushuaia, you’ll sail the Beagle Channel, canoe through the sub-antarctic forests of Tierra del Fuego, and hop over to Chile for a breathtaking cruise through icy fjords.
Trek, kayak, and canoe your way through Patagonia's most spectacular scenery on this active 16-day adventure. Starting in Buenos Aires, you'll explore the capital by bike before heading south to the breathtaking Alpine landscapes of the Lakes District. Hop over to El Calafate to trek across ice fields and glaciers, then continue to the hiker's paradise of El Chaltén to discover a land of rugged peaks and pristine mountain lakes. After finding the "end of the world" on Tierra del Fuego's southern coast, return to Buenos Aires for a farewell evening of tango and local cuisine.
There's a primal beauty to South America's Patagonia region that you'll discover over 18 adventure-filled days. You'll visit all the highlights including the massive glaciers of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field plus the mountains around El Chaltén. Even better, you'll head to Torres del Paine to embark on the famous W circuit trek before venturing to the far south of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego for even more nature excursions.
This 17-day trip through Patagonian Argentina provides a scenic, action-packed adventure. Begin in Buenos Aires for some sightseeing, before flying to Bariloche to do some trekking, rafting, and boating in the Lake District. Then, head to El Calafate to tour—and walk on—the incredible glaciers, and visit a local estancia. Next is El Chaltén, home of Mount Fitz Roy, where you can do some epic trekking to stunning lakes, followed by a visit to Ushuaia for more boating and trekking, along with an off-roading adventure and a trip to visit native penguins. The grand finale is dinner and tango back in the capital city.
Experience winter at the end of the world on this 6-day guided Patagonian adventure. With the southernmost city of Ushuaia as your base, you'll set out to explore the otherworldly landscapes of the spectacular Tierra del Fuego. Trek to icy lakes, hike through ancient forests, and try your hand at skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling against the magnificent backdrop of the Andes Mountains.
For most travelers, 7 to 10 days is the perfect amount of time for a Argentina trip with stops in both Buenos Aires and Mendoza. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in 5 or 6 days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like Iguazu Falls, Salta, or Santiago. Get inspired with our Buenos Aires and Mendoza trip ideas below.
Buenos Aires is a romantic Latin American capital whose highlights, like the Presidential Palace, you can see in 24 hours. With three days you can tour the historic neighborhoods of Palermo and San Telmo plus visit a cowboy ranch. And if you've got a week here you can round out the experience with cooking classes and a trip to a charming river town. The options are many, because just as Hemingway once described Paris, Buenos Aires is a moveable feast.
Few have the privilege of witnessing such a spectacle: the mythical south face of the Aconcagua Mountain. An imposing wall standing 9,843 feet (3000 m) high, there are huge glaciers and rocks that will leave even the most experienced climber breathless. This three-day trek of intermediate difficulty will let us get closer than ever before to the highest mountain in the Americas. Spend two nights in the “Confluencia” Base Camp, which is the route of many of the expeditions seeking to conquer the summit.
Foodies who want to experience the unique flavors of Patagonia will love this seven-day itinerary that pairs plenty of culinary experiences with relaxing sailing expeditions. When you arrive in Bariloche, you will set sail across Nahuel Huapi Lake, sip yerba maté, and learn to cook some of the region's traditional Argentine dishes. After a few days, you will cross the Andes into Chile and explore the German breweries in Puerto Varas before taking a day-trip to nearby Chiloé Island.
This adventurous 10-day itinerary takes you deep into the dramatic landscapes of Argentine Patagonia. Hike up rugged mountains, trek across vast glaciers, and horseback ride through a historic Estancia before entering the spectacular Los Glaciares National Park. Here you'll kayak on the serene Lago del Desierto and embark upon a selection of scenic hikes into the Fitz Roy mountain range.
Spend four days enjoying the Patagonian Andean forest without giving up comfort. You'll stay at the Huemules Reserve, which boasts 6200 hectares of pure natural wonder. The best part? You'll get to be close to nature while enjoying modern amenities like electricity, private bathrooms, and wooden stoves. Spend your days trekking through the mountains, horseback riding, skiing, or mountain biking. If you're not a master of the outdoors, don't worry! There are activities for every level.
Over seven days, you will discover some of the most spectacular natural wonders in Argentina, watch Tango dancers perform in Buenos Aires, and go wine-tasting at the foot of the Andes Mountains. You'll have one day to explore the vibrant city of Buenos Aires before traveling to the famous wine region, Mendoza, where you'll taste an array of different wines in the most spectacular settings during a Luján de Cuyo wine experience. You'll then travel high into the Andes and discover unforgettable viewpoints, towns, and a hike to Quebrada del Durazno before heading to Puerto Iguazú where you'll visit the famous Iguazú Falls from both the Argentina side and the Brazil side.
Celebrate your honeymoon with a romantic tour through the wine regions of Argentina and Chile. You'll start in Buenos Aires, considered one of the most beautiful cities in South America. Here, you'll enjoy private walking and sailing tours, as well as an evening tango show. Then, head to Mendoza for days filled with wine tours and tastings. Finally, you'll fly to Chile, where you can spend some time in the Colchagua Valley, touring vineyards, mountain biking, or pampering yourself at the spa.
For travelers who want an immersive experience in Argentina, this 17-day itinerary allows you to experience vibrant urban culture along with some of the country's top natural sites. Start your trip with tango and art in Buenos Aires before heading to see glaciers in Patagonia. Then, you'll transfer to the Lake District where you'll embark on hiking excursions and lake tours before ending your trip in the far north with an unforgettable desert road trip where you'll see painted mountains, indigenous ruins, and colonial towns.
Independent travelers can experience the beauty of two of Argentina's most beautiful and distinct regions on this adventure that will take you from grand glaciers to painted deserts. Start your trip with tango, art, and culture in Buenos Aires, then head to Patagonia for hiking and boat tours before relaxing in the Lake District. For the final portion of your trip, you'll pick up a rental car for a self-guided trip through the Salta deserts.
Independent-minded travelers will love this extensive itinerary that includes Argentina's capital, an unforgettable adventure in Patagonia, and a road trip and through the northern deserts. Start with cultural experiences in Buenos Aires before seeing glaciers and lakes in Patagonia. Then, end your trip with a self-drive tour of the far north and visit the painted mountains and indigenous ruins around Purmamarca and Salta.
This 16-day itinerary is perfect for active travelers looking to experience the natural wonders of Patagonia. After three days in Buenos Aires, you'll transfer to El Calafate to hike glaciers before heading to El Chaltén for more extensive guided treks in the mountains. For the final leg, you'll transfer to Ushuaia for more hiking, canoeing, and a cruise to an island filled with penguins.
Perfect for travelers and active hikers who love the outdoors, this trip puts nature center stage. Start off in the charming city of Buenos Aires before heading to El Calafate, the heart of Patagonia, to explore the region's impressive landscapes, including the towering Perito Moreno glacier. Then, you'll travel to El Chaltén to enjoy hikes around Mount Fitz Roy before ending with a visit to Bariloche in the beautiful Lake District, where you'll have plenty more hiking opportunities and a kayaking adventure.
This tour offers the ultimate Argentinean food and wine experience while traveling through picturesque regions including Tigre Delta, Aconcagua Provincial Park, Inca's Bridge, and more. After arriving in Buenos Aires, you will try out the famous asado (meat grill), tour the bustling city, and at the end of the tour, return to Buenos Aires for a cooking lesson. In between, prepare to tour the best of Argentina's wine region in Mendoza and enjoy views of the Andes mountain range as well as visit an estancia in San Antonio de Areco for a culturally-enriching experience.
This itinerary is perfect for wine lovers who also plan on touring some of the best cultural and scenic spots in Argentina. In Buenos Aires, you have a day to explore the city before departing for Mendoza where you will have a few days to explore the wine region and its abundance of wineries nestled among the Andes mountain range. You will then travel north to Salta which amazes travelers with its colorful jagged mountain profiles, local markets, historic architecture, as well as the delicious flavors, colors, and aromas of the region's cuisine and wine.
This four-day itinerary is the perfect way to discover Buenos Aires' food and cultural scene. You will wander through La Boca's colorful neighborhood before exploring the recently discovered subterranean tunnels in San Telmo, taste an array of authentic Argentinean wines, and learn about the traditional life of Gaucho people in the countryside. On your last day, you will embark on a local walking food tour of Buenos Aires to taste delicacies at some of the cities' top hidden restaurants before visiting a closed-restaurant for an interactive cultural evening where you'll learn to close your own empanadas as well as how to make alfajores and mates.
Discover the major highlights of Argentina's Patagonia and Lake District on this 14-day itinerary. This is an active adventure, perfect for those passionate hikers and excursionists who can't get enough of the great outdoors. Start your trip in the heart of Patagonia where you'll see the Perito Moreno glacier, travel to El Chaltén to enjoy day hikes and stunning vistas featuring the iconic Mount Fitz Roy, and enjoy lake views and kayaking around Bariloche.
Experience the natural wonders of southern Argentina on this adventurous itinerary geared toward active travelers. Hike ancient glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park before heading to Ushuaia—the southernmost city in the world—for canoeing, channel cruising, and frolicking with penguins. You'll have many full days of hiking on this itinerary, but you'll still have time to experience the local culture, food, and wines.
Perfect for outdoor adventure enthusiasts, this active itinerary will award you with views of ancient glaciers, turquoise lakes, and storied mountain peaks. Start with a free day in Buenos Aires before you fly to Patagonia to hike in Los Glaciares National Park, and then head to Ushuaia—the southernmost city in the world—for more trekking, canoeing, and channel cruising. End your trip with a special excursion to Isla Martillo where you'll see thousands of penguins up close.
Active Adventure in Argentina: Bueno Aires, El Calafate, El Chalten, Ushuaia, & Puerto Iguazu - 13 Days
Perfect for seasoned hikers and outdoorsy types, this 13-day itinerary will take you through some of the most exciting natural sites in Patagonia. After a day of strolling through the romantic streets of Buenos Aires, get close to glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park, take a self-guided hike up Mt. Fitz Roy, go canoeing in Tierra del Fuego National Park, and trek around Iguazú Falls.
On this 15-day excursion into Argentina's Patagonia region, you'll see ancient glaciers, vast lakes, and mountains. The adventure kicks off with hikes and boat rides in two highlights of the region—the Perito Moreno Glacier and El Chalten and its adjacent Mt. Fitz Roy. You'll continue south to Tierra del Fuego for a cruise along the Beagle Channel followed by a jaunt to the far north to see the massive cascades at Iguazú Falls.
This exciting itinerary highlights some of Argentina's most impressive natural wonders. After kicking things off in Buenos Aires, you'll venture to Patagonia to explore massive glaciers, hike near the iconic Mt. Fitz Roy, and partake in a range of outdoor activities in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Finish in the far north, at the Brazilian border, where you'll explore the largest network of waterfalls in the Americas, Iguazú Falls.