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.
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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.
Experience the vast marvels of Argentina on this adventure that will take you from vibrant Buenos Aires to majestic Patagonia and the desert plains. In Patagonia, you'll visit some of the largest glaciers in the region. You'll hike through the majestic beauty of the Lake District and then you'll travel to the far north and the colonial city of Salta. From there, you'll set off for a desert road trip, where you'll visit colonial towns and world-famous wine-producing regions.
This exciting itinerary includes the best natural attractions in Argentina's north and south. After taking in the sights in Buenos Aires, you'll head to Patagonia, where you'll experience spectacular glaciers in El Calafate and lakes in Bariloche. Then, from the colonial city of Salta, you'll begin a road trip through rugged gorges, giant salt flats, and colorful deserts in the country's far north.
A week and a day is enough time to enjoy many of the highlights in Argentina. From Buenos Aires, you'll travel to Mendoza, ground zero for wine production, and enjoy a tasting of the famous Malbec varietal. Then you'll fly into Patagonia for a tour of Perito Moreno Glacier plus a visit to Tierra del Fuego where you'll sail the waters of the Beagle Channel.
In a mere nine days, you can experience four of the most beautiful locales in Argentina. The first is nation's chic capital of Buenos Aires, from which you'll travel to Mendoza to sample the region's famous Malbec wine. Then you'll fly to El Calafate, home to the mammoth El Perito Moreno Glacier before finishing the trip in Tierra del Fuego with a boat trip down the Beagle Channel, just like Charles Darwin.
This 10-day excursion is perfect for adventurers who want to experience Argentina's rich culture. From Buenos Aires, you'll travel to Mendoza and sample the region's world-famous wines, particularly Malbec. Then it's time to venture into Patagonia where you'll tour the massive Perito Moreno Glacier and enjoy a boat ride down the Beagle Channel, in Tierra del Fuego.
Over 11 days in Argentina you'll experience unforgettable adventures amid the country's most spectacular scenery. After exploring Buenos Aires, you'll fly to Mendoza for wine tours and mountain hikes in the Andes. Then you'll head to Patagonia's Los Glaciares National Park and marvel at the Perito Moreno Glacier before finishing with nature tours and canoe trips around Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world.
This unforgettable 13-day itinerary allows you to experience exciting activities in some of Argentina's most beautiful regions. After hiking across a glacier near El Calafate, you'll fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, for nature excursions. The journey culminates in Mendoza, Argentina's fertile wine country, where beyond tastings you'll embark on kayak trips and mountain hikes in the surrounding Andes.
This two-week escape to Argentina includes visits to a number of regions so you can get the most out of the culture. You'll also enjoy some incredible activities, including a hike on the surface of a glacier in Patagonia as well as a visit to a penguin colony in Tierra del Fuego. On top of all this, you'll travel to Argentina's wine region of Mendoza where you'll discover its famous Malbec varietal on a tasting tour.
This exciting 15-day itinerary highlights Argentina's top attractions, mixing urban culture, outdoor activities, and even wine tastings. After exploring Buenos Aires, you'll fly to Patagonia for glacier hikes and unique nature excursions near the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. Finish the adventure in Argentina's wine region of Mendoza where you'll enjoy tastings and kayaking in the surrounding Andes.
In less than a week you can enjoy two of the highlights of Argentine Patagonia plus have a bit of fun in Buenos Aires, too. After a night in the capital, you'll fly south to El Calafate and not just see the Perito Moreno Glacier but you'll hike across its surface. To cap the trip you'll hike around the famous Mt. Fitz Roy and up to glacial lakes for incredible views.
Take a break from the daily grind and escape to a place where there isn't an office in sight: Patagonia. You'll visit the highlights of this unspoiled wilderness in Argentina, including the glaciers around El Calafate and the iconic Mt. Fitz Roy, where you'll embark on nature hikes. Beyond that, you'll get to have some city fun in Buenos Aires plus travel up the Río de la Plata to a beautiful river town.
Eschew the uneventful resorts for an 11-day adventure in Patagonia that will be the vacation you never forget. It begins in Argentina with city tours and a day trip to a river town. Then you'll fly to Patagonia and not only tour the most impressive glacier in the region—Perito Moreno—but go on hikes around the most famous mountain in the area: Fitz Roy.
Patagonia is famous for its many glaciers. On this 11-day adventure, you'll not only get to see them up close but you'll actually be able to walk across them on a glacier hike. Beyond that, you'll hike up to glacial lakes around the iconic Mt. Fitz Roy plus enjoy some city fun in Argentina's sleepless capital of Buenos Aires.
In a week you'll not only be able to dance the night away in one of South America's most romantic capitals, but you'll tour awe-inspiring glaciers in Patagonia too. The capital in question is Buenos Aires, and beyond the city sights you'll also travel to a nearby river town on a day trip. You'll end the journey in El Calafate with a visit to Perito Moreno, one of the most popular destinations on the continent.
A trip to the romantic metropolis of Buenos Aires is an exciting prospect. However, throw in a visit to some of the most amazing natural landmarks in Patagonia, and you have the makings of an epic vacation. Over nine days you'll tour B.A., embark on day trips to the country, and fly to El Calafate to pay a visit to Perito Moreno, the most incredible glacier in the region.
On this nine-day adventure, you'll discover two uniquely beautiful locales in Argentina. The first is Buenos Aires, and not only will you tour its historic streets but you'll also make day trips to river towns and country ranches. Then you're off to the Southern Patagonian Ice Field where you'll travel to the most incredible glacier on the continent, Perito Moreno, and marvel at its beauty.
Get ready for a wildlife adventure in Argentina that Dr. Doolittle would approve of. You'll start with a couple days enjoying Buenos Aires and then fly to an eco-habitat in Patagonia that's home to a diverse array of marine mammals and exotic birds. You'll do more than merely view them, as you go snorkeling in waters abounding with those sea lions plus take a walk alongside Magellanic penguins.
This itinerary is ideal for those who want to discover the wonders of Buenos Aires and Patagonia. Begin in the cosmopolitan capital for city tours, after which you'll head south to Puerto Madryn, famous for its diverse ecosystem featuring exotic marine mammals. Here, you'll enjoy whale watching and walking with penguins before heading back to Buenos Aires where you'll learn all about gaucho (cowboy) culture on an Argentine estancia
Explore the highlights of Argentine Patagonia on this 10-day adventure. First, you'll enjoy the culture and cuisine of Buenos Aires then head south to El Calafate, in Patagonia. From here, you'll travel to Los Glaciares National Park to get an up-close look at the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier before visiting a working Patagonian ranch with stunning views of the Upsala Glacier and Lake Guillermo.
If you want to experience the heart of Argentine Patagonia, come to Los Glaciers National Park. It's not only home to dozens of glaciers but the iconic Mt. Fitz Roy, too. This eight-day itinerary begins with your arrival in Buenos Aires before jetting off to Los Glaciers for trekking around Fitz Roy and even a hike across the surface of the region's most famous glacier: Perito Moreno.
Turn the ordinary two-week vacation into something extraordinary on this Argentine adventure. You'll enjoy excursions in two of this nation's most beautiful regions, starting with Patagonia and a hike over the surface of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Afterward, you'll head to the far north and tour both the Brazilian and Argentine sides of the biggest waterfalls in the Americas, Iguazú.
Come to Argentina and over 15 days explore its ruggedly beautiful Patagonia region and northern Iguazú Falls. In Patagonia, you'll embark on whale-watching and penguin-spotting excursions plus hike over the surface of a massive glacier. Then, after spending some time in the Lake District, you'll fly to the Brazilian border and experience the majesty of the world's second-largest waterfalls.
Argentina is an ecologically diverse natural playground that boasts some of the most incredible natural wonders in the world. You'll experience a few of them on a 17-day adventure that begins in Patagonia with an ice hike of the Perito Moreno Glacier. You'll then get up close and personal with marine life like whales and penguins before jetting to northern Argentina where you'll experience the majesty that is Iguazú Falls.
Buckle up for 18 days of unforgettable excursions from the far south of Argentina to the far north. The adventure begins in Patagonia with whale watching, a glacier hike, and even a trip to Tierra del Fuego for nature hikes and a visit to an island home to vast penguin colonies. Then you'll fly to the north and Iguazú to marvel at the awe-inspiring waterfalls that are the largest in the Americas.
This unforgettable 19-day adventure mixes extreme outdoor activities in Argentina with nature tours and wildlife excursions. The journey begins with your arrival in Patagonia, where you'll embark on a hike across the surface of a glacier plus have the opportunity to go whale watching and visit islands home to thousands of Magellanic penguins. You'll cap the journey with a visit to one more natural wonder in the form of the thundering Iguazú Falls.