Best of Bariloche & the Lakes District

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Bariloche & Lakes District
If you have time to visit just one outdoor adventure destination in Argentina, it’s hard to think of a better place than Bariloche. Set along the shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and backed by soaring peaks, Bariloche is an ideal spot for hiking, kayaking, rafting, horseback riding and mountain biking. If you visit in the winter you’ll find some of Argentina’s best ski resorts. While there’s plenty of ways to experience the beauty of the Lakes District, it’s worth spending time in the city center, exploring log and stone buildings, overnighting in atmospheric hotels and indulging in some of the country’s best regional cuisine.

One of the best ways to experience Bariloche is to get out on the water. You can go paddling on serene lakes, or splash your way along class III rapids on a whitewater rafting excursion on the Río Manso. You can take a boat trip across Nahuel Huapi to Victoria Island and look for wildlife on a hike through the Arrayanes Forest (home to guanaco, eagles, and pudu — the world’s smallest deer). It’s also important to take time out for simply enjoying the scenery. A lakeside picnic gives views of one of Argentina’s prettiest landscapes.
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Discover Bariloche & the Lake District - 5 Days

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!

After active adventures in Argentina's Lake District, you'll head to Uruguay for city and beach fun
Map of Adventure & Relaxation in Argentina & Uruguay: Lake District, Montevideo & Punta del Este - 7 Days
Adventure & Relaxation in Argentina & Uruguay: Lake District, Montevideo & Punta del Este - 7 Days

Spend a week combining outdoor adventures in Argentina's Lake District with relaxing beach time on the Uruguayan coast. Your trip starts in Bariloche, where in between rafting and hiking expeditions, you'll treat yourself to the town's famous chocolate and beer. Then, it's time to put your feet up and fly north to the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo, where you'll spend some time exploring its historic charms before heading south to the golden beaches and laid-back vibes of Punta del Este.

Argentina's Lake District is not short on scenery
Map of Trekking in Bariloche - 7 Days
Trekking in Bariloche - 7 Days

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.

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Map of Argentina Ski Adventure - 5 Days
Argentina Ski Adventure - 5 Days

If your goal is to ski the best destinations in the world, you can't miss Argentina. On this epic winter holiday, you'll arrive in Buenos Aires and learn about the city's culture and history on a walking tour. Next, you'll travel to the southern lakeside retreat of Bariloche where you'll hit the slopes and enjoy the best ski conditions in the nation.

Sip beer with a view in Bariloche
Map of Adventure & Relaxation in Argentina & Uruguay - 10 Days
Adventure & Relaxation in Argentina & Uruguay - 10 Days

From tango and Carnival culture in Buenos Aires and Montevideo to outdoor adventures in Patagonia's Lake District and beach time in Punta del Este, this 10-day trip through Argentina and Uruguay has it all. Experience culture and gastronomy in the Argentine capital, and then it's off to Bariloche for kayaking, horseback riding, and beer tasting. Catch the ferry to Uruguay, where trips to coastal villages, lighthouse hikes, and delicious seafood round out your vacation.

Tronador Mountain near Bariloche
Map of Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 7 Days
Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 7 Days

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.

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Map of Argentina Ski Adventure - 6 Days
Argentina Ski Adventure - 6 Days

Any list of the world's best ski locales must include Argentina's southern Lake District. This is the gateway to Patagonia, and on an unforgettable six-day vacation, you'll ski the mountains around the beautiful alpine resort town of Bariloche. As an added bonus, you'll kick off the journey with city tours of Buenos Aires.

Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 8 Days
Map of Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 8 Days
Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 8 Days

Argentina is a destination that's fun for the entire family. During this action-packed adventure, you'll discover some of the country's best family-friendly highlights. Begin your adventure by exploring the metropolitan capital of Buenos Aires on foot, visiting the city's most famous sites while learning about its rich history. Then it's off to the Lake District and the famous alpine city of Bariloche. Here you'll enjoy nature hikes, kayaking excursions, and even a whitewater rafting trip down the Río Manso. Finally, you'll return to Buenos Aires where you'll indulge in city life one more day before returning home.

Nahuei Huapi Lake near Bariloche
Map of Classic Argentina: Bariloche, Mendoza, & Iguazú - 7 Days
Classic Argentina: Bariloche, Mendoza, & Iguazú - 7 Days

This scenic tour through Argentina takes you on an adventurous journey through three different towns. Get a feel for Patagonian life in Bariloche, where you will explore the breathtaking lakes and rainforests. In Mendoza, take a day trip to the wine region, with several tastings. Your grand finale unfolds in the iconic Iguazú Falls, where you can experience the natural wonder of the cascades on elevated catwalks.

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Map of Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 5 Days
Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 5 Days

There are few more family-friendly regions of Argentina than the area around the Patagonian town of Bariloche. The mountains, lakes, and gorgeous scenery of Nahuel Huapi National Park make it a no-brainer for parents looking to take their kids on an outdoor adventure. The fun begins with a walking tour of Buenos Aires before jetting off to Bariloche for nature hikes, kayak excursions, and lakeside picnics.

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Map of Buenos Aires, Bariloche & Iguazú Falls - 7 Days
Buenos Aires, Bariloche & Iguazú Falls - 7 Days

On this weeklong vacation, you'll experience the best of Argentina. It starts in the grandest city in the nation, Buenos Aires, where you'll discover its charms on a self-guided tour. Then you'll fly south to the Lake District and the alpine town of Bariloche before jetting to the far north and one of the largest waterfall systems in the world, Iguazú Falls.

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Map of Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 6 Days
Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 6 Days

The perfect family vacation to Argentina combines city activities with adventures in the great outdoors. This brisk six-day itinerary offers precisely that as you and the brood will discover Buenos Aires on walking tours before jetting south to the Lake District and the alpine resort city of Bariloche. From there you'll explore the surrounding lakes and mountains plus brave the rapids on a whitewater rafting trip.

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Map of Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche  - 10 Days
Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 10 Days

If you're looking for the ideal South American country in which to enjoy the perfect family vacation, look no further than Argentina. This 10-day itinerary kicks off with a tango show in the capital of Buenos Aires followed by a trip to the countryside to a working cowboy ranch. Then you'll fly south to the lake town of Bariloche and venture into Patagonia for kayak trips, nature hikes, and a whitewater rafting trip.

Gorgeous view from the top of Cerro Companario in Nahuel Huapi National Park
Map of Culinary Tour of Patagonia's Lake District - 7 Days
Culinary Tour of Patagonia's Lake District - 7 Days

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.

Skier on the slopes in Bariloche
Argentina Ski Adventure - 7 Days

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.

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Map of Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 4 Days
Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 4 Days

With its abundance of national parks and myriad city attractions, Argentina is fun for the entire family. During this action-packed adventure, you'll explore the capital of Buenos Aires and embark on day trips around the famous alpine city of Bariloche. One of these is an ascent up a mountain for epic views of Lago Nahuel Huapi, after which you'll return to Buenos Aires for the flight home.

Once in Bariloche you'll see Cathedral of Our Lady of Nahuel Huapi
Map of Buenos Aires & Bariloche: Best Itinerary Ideas
Buenos Aires & Bariloche: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most people visiting both Buenos Aires and Bariloche spend about 10 to 14 days in Argentina, which usually includes some time in Mendoza and Puerto Iguazú. If you're only headed to the capital and Bariloche, you can enjoy a comfortably-paced trip in six to eight days. With less time, it's still possible to see the highlights in as few as five days. For the best itineraries, including Buenos Aires and Bariloche, keep reading below.

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Map of Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 9 Days
Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 9 Days

Get ready for nine days in two of Argentina's most exciting regions. You and the family will arrive in Buenos Aires where you'll discover the culture on a walking tour as well as by sampling its cuisine and seeing a live tango performance. Then the outdoor adventures begin when you jet to Patagonia and the alpine town of Bariloche, from which you'll embark on nature hikes, kayak trips, and whitewater rafting excursions.

The historic Hotel Llao Llao sits overlooking Lago Nahuel Huapi in Argentina's Lake District
Map of Luxury Argentine Lake District & Patagonia - 7 Days
Luxury Argentine Lake District & Patagonia - 7 Days

This luxury Argentina itinerary mixes 5-star comfort with rugged hikes and outdoor excursions—plus a dash of big-city fun. Enjoy the best of Buenos Aires with city tours and tango shows before traveling south to the Lake District and Bariloche, where you'll go stargazing between kayak trips on Nahuel Huapi and stay at one of the country's most iconic hotels. Continue deeper into Patagonia to finish the journey with a glacier hike and 4WD adventure across the endless steppe flatlands.

The Lakes District near Bariloche
Map of Buenos Aires, El Calafate & Bariloche - 11 Days
Buenos Aires, El Calafate & Bariloche - 11 Days

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.

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Map of Buenos Aires, Bariloche, & Iguazú falls - 8 Days
Buenos Aires, Bariloche, & Iguazú falls - 8 Days

In eight days you can enjoy a culturally immersive trip to Argentina that covers the highlights. It begins in Argentina's capital where you'll go sightseeing on a self-guided tour. Then it's off to Bariloche for kayak trips and hikes around Lake Nahuel Huapi before jetting north to see the awe-inspiring natural spectacle that is Iguazú Falls.

The colorful Buenos Aires barrio of La Boca at sunset
Map of Explore Argentina & Uruguay: Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Mendoza & Patagonia - 15 Days
Explore Argentina & Uruguay: Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Mendoza & Patagonia - 15 Days

From the rush of capitals Buenos Aires and Montevideo to the calm of Patagonia, Nahuel Huapi National Park, and the Humid Pampas, you'll travel by boat, car, and air on this far-reaching 15-day tour. See the highlights of Argentina and Uruguay with a mix of adventure and quiet moments to soak up the landscape—sipping local malbecs, watching mesmerizing tango, relaxing on the beach, and spending the day on a working cattle ranch.

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Map of Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls, Mendoza, & Bariloche - 11 Days
Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls, Mendoza, & Bariloche - 11 Days

Immerse yourself in Argentina and enjoy its greatest cultural offerings while visiting its most beautiful locales. This 11-day escape begins with a live tango show in Buenos Aires followed by a flight to Mendoza to sample the region's famous Malbec wine. Then you'll head south for nature walks and lakeside retreats around Bariloche before finishing the trip in the north, at the incomparable natural phenomenon Iguazú Falls.

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Map of Argentina Ski Adventure - 8 Days
Argentina Ski Adventure - 8 Days

Enjoy a ski holiday in Argentina's famous Lake District for eight days. Better yet, combine your winter fun with other activities around the high-energy capital of Buenos Aires. This includes city tours of Buenos Aires' most historic sights capped with dinner and a tango show—plus a day trip to the colorful river town of Tigre.

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Map of Buenos Aires, El Calafate, & Bariloche - 14 Days
Buenos Aires, El Calafate, & Bariloche - 14 Days

This amazing two-week trip combines some of the most spectacular scenery that Argentine Patagonia has to offer. After enjoying a city tour and riverboat cruise in Buenos Aires, you'll head to El Calafate, the jumping-off point for Los Glaciares National Park, where you'll get up close to several glaciers. Finish the adventure in Bariloche where you can explore the region's lakes, forests, and mountains.

Cross mountain lakes from Chile to Argentina
Andean Lake Crossing: Santiago to Buenos Aires - 13 Days

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.

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Map of Classic Argentina: Patagonia, Mendoza, & Iguazú - 9 Days
Classic Argentina: Patagonia, Mendoza, & Iguazú - 9 Days

In just nine days you can experience the highlights of the most beautiful regions of Argentina. After a kick-off tour of Buenos Aires, you'll fly to Patagonia and embark on nature hikes and kayak trips around Bariloche. Then you'll jet to Mendoza for wine tours before finishing the trip even further north in the jungles near the Brazilian border and the great natural wonder that is Iguazú Falls

A bright blue glacier in Patagonia
Discover the Highlights of Patagonia - 9 Days

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.

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Map of Argentina Ski Adventure - 9 Days
Argentina Ski Adventure - 9 Days

On this nine-day ski holiday, you'll jet from Buenos Aires to Argentina's southern lakeside retreat of Bariloche, home to the best skiing in the nation. Then you'll venture further south into Patagonia, where you'll sail the same waters as Charles Darwin and walk with Magellanic penguins. The trip ends with a return to Buenos Aires for a live tango show before catching your flight back home.

Early morning light over Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina
Map of Discover Cities, Waterfalls & Lakes in Argentina & Chile - 14 Days
Discover Cities, Waterfalls & Lakes in Argentina & Chile - 14 Days

Within two weeks, you can check off Argentina and Chile's capital cities as well as some of South America's greatest natural wonders. Enjoy a tango show and a food tour in Buenos Aires, head to Iguazú Falls to see the world's largest waterfall complex, then turn south to Bariloche for trekking and sailing in the Patagonian Lake District. After a scenic journey to Puerto Varas in Chile, you'll ascend the Osorno volcano before flying to Santiago for sightseeing and a day trip to nearby Valparaíso.

Learn about Bariloche's Indigenous and immigrant culture while you explore its mountains and lakes
Map of City Highlights & Outdoor Adventures in Argentina & Uruguay - 14 Days
City Highlights & Outdoor Adventures in Argentina & Uruguay - 14 Days

Get to the heart of Argentine and Uruguayan culture while enjoying their natural wonders over two packed weeks. A grand adventure like this could only kick off in Buenos Aires, where you'll hit the streets on city tours and learn the secrets to the famous Argentine barbecue. Then, hop around Patagonia for hikes along the azure lakes at Bariloche and treks across the surface of Perito Moreno Glacier before ending up in Uruguay on the inviting beaches at the resort town of Punta del Este.

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Map of Buenos Aires, El Calafate, & Bariloche - 12 Days
Buenos Aires, El Calafate, & Bariloche - 12 Days

Over 12 days you'll embark on excursions in two equally beautiful regions of Patagonia: Los Glaciares National Park and the Lake District. After living it up in Buenos Aires, you'll fly to El Calafate and cruise the waters of Lake Argentino, visiting massive glaciers. Then you'll fly to Bariloche, in the Lake District, where you'll enjoy more lake activities plus go hiking in Nahuel Huapi National Park.

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Map of Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls, Mendoza, & Bariloche - 12 Days
Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls, Mendoza, & Bariloche - 12 Days

Get ready for a 12-day adventure that will take you to all corners of Argentina. The journey begins in Buenos Aires where you'll dine at a great steakhouse and enjoy a live tango show. Then you'll fly to the north and Iguazú Falls followed by the west and wine tours in Mendoza before ending the trip in Argentina's gorgeous Lake District, where you'll embark on nature hikes and catamaran trips along Lake Nahuel Huapi.

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Map of Buenos Aires, Bariloche, & Iguazú falls - 12 Days
Buenos Aires, Bariloche, & Iguazú falls - 12 Days

Get ready for a 12-day adventure in three incredible regions of Argentina. The journey starts in the capital with meals at great restaurants, a live tango show, a riverboat trip, and a country BBQ at a working cattle ranch. Then you’ll fly to Bariloche for a kayak trip on Lake Nahuel Huapi and nature excursions followed by a trip to the far north to Iguazú Falls, one of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders.

Nahuel Huapi Lake near Bariloche
Map of Classic Argentina: Patagonia, Mendoza & Iguazú - 10 Days
Classic Argentina: Patagonia, Mendoza & Iguazú - 10 Days

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 take part in several wine tastings (especially malbec). Finish at the Brazilian border to experience hundreds of waterfalls in both countries.

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Map of Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls, Mendoza, & Bariloche - 10 Days
Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls, Mendoza, & Bariloche - 10 Days

Visit four incredible regions of Argentina over 10 days on this unforgettable holiday. In Buenos Aires, you'll see a live tango performance before jetting north where you'll tour the mammoth iguazú Falls. Then you'll head southeast to Mendoza and sample the prized varietals of Argentina's wine region, after which you'll end the trip in Patagonia with nature hikes and excursions to Lake Nahuel Huapi.

Bariloche's Isla Victoria and Arrayanes forest
Map of Bariloche & El Calafate Classic Tour - 10 Days
Bariloche & El Calafate Classic Tour - 10 Days

If you want to experience incredible nature excursions in both Chilean and Argentine Patagonia, then this itinerary is for you. It begins in Buenos Aires, from which you'll fly to El Calafate and Los Glaciers National Park to visit the awe-inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier. You'll then cross into Chile and trek in Torres del Paine, one of the most famous hiking destinations in the world, before finishing the adventure back in Argentina and the lakeside city of Bariloche.

Views over  Nahuel Huapi Lake in Bariloche
Map of Chile & Argentina Discovery: Santiago, Patagonia, Iguazú & Buenos Aires - 15 Days
Chile & Argentina Discovery: Santiago, Patagonia, Iguazú & Buenos Aires - 15 Days

Explore the natural wonders of Chile and Argentina on this adventurous 15-day tour. Start in Chile's capital, Santiago, where you'll go on walking tours and wine tastings. Then, spend a week in Chilean and Argentine Patagonia whitewater rafting, hiking, and kayaking in majestic glacial landscapes. Fly to northern Argentina to see the UNESCO-listed Iguazú Falls, and end the tour in elegant Buenos Aires.

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Map of Buenos Aires, Bariloche, & Iguazú falls - 10 Days
Buenos Aires, Bariloche, & Iguazú falls - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary combines the best outdoor excursions in Argentina. First, you'll explore the concrete jungle of Buenos Aires and venture to the countryside for a traditional BBQ at a working ranch. Then you'll travel south for nature excursions in Patagonia before flying north where you'll straddle the border between Argentina and Brazil as you explore the largest waterfall in the Americas, Iguazú Falls.

Biking near Bariloche
Map of Argentina Outdoor Adventure: Buenos Aires, Bariloche & El Calafate - 8 Days
Argentina Outdoor Adventure: Buenos Aires, Bariloche & El Calafate - 8 Days

This active, outdoorsy itinerary gives you the chance to hike and bike your way through Patagonia's most stunning landscapes. Start your adventure with a walking tour of Buenos Aires and learn more about the "Paris of South America." Then, fly down to Bariloche for mountain biking in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Finally, head to El Calafate and trek on top of the famous Perito Moreno Glacier. 

Head to Bariloche for adventure in Argetine Patagonia
Map of Buenos Aires, Bariloche & El Calafate: Best Itinerary Ideas
Buenos Aires, Bariloche & El Calafate: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 8 to 10 days are the perfect amount of time for an Argentina trip, with stops in Buenos Aires, Bariloche, and El Calafate. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in a week, 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 Mendoza, El Chaltén, or Puerto Iguazú. Keep reading for more inspiring Buenos Aires, Bariloche, and El Calafate itineraries.

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Map of Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls, Mendoza, & Bariloche - 13 Days
Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls, Mendoza, & Bariloche - 13 Days

If you want to experience the best outdoor excursions and cultural activities in Argentina, look no further than this 13-day itinerary. It includes a tango show in Buenos Aires, BBQ cooking class in Mendoza, and a visit to a countryside cowboy ranch. Beyond that, you'll tour the mammoth waterfalls at Iguazú, go on a wine tour, and embark on nature excursions and lake cruises in Patagonia.

A hiker enjoying the views in Patagonia
Map of Discover Argentine Patagonia: El Calafate, El Chaltén, Bariloche - 15 Days
Discover Argentine Patagonia: El Calafate, El Chaltén, Bariloche - 15 Days

Perfect for hikers and excursionists, this 15-day itinerary highlights Argentine Patagonia. After touring Buenos Aires, you'll head south to El Calafate, home to Los Glaciers National Park and its star attraction Perito Moreno. Next, you'll travel to El Chaltén for day hikes around the granite peaks of Mount Fitz Roy before finishing the adventure with more hiking, plus kayak trips around the Lake District town of Bariloche.

Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina
Discover Argentine Patagonia - 10 Days

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.

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Map of Buenos Aires, El Calafate, & Bariloche - 13 Days
Buenos Aires, El Calafate, & Bariloche - 13 Days

Visit the world's oldest glaciers on a 13-day Patagonian adventure that includes the alpine town of Bariloche plus Los Glaciers National Park. In the latter, you'll enjoy boat tours from the town of El Calafate to the most incredible glacier in the region, Perito Moreno. Then, in Argentina's beautiful Lake District, you'll experience the charms of Bariloche while embarking on nature hikes and boat trips around Lake Nahuel Huapi.

Finish your trip surrounded by nature in Argentina's Patagonia region
Map of Argentina Family Tour: Buenos Aires, Puerto Iguazú & Bariloche - 10 Days
Argentina Family Tour: Buenos Aires, Puerto Iguazú & Bariloche - 10 Days

This 10-day family tour of Argentina offers urban walking tours, tropical waterfalls, and nature activities in the Patagonia region. Start the adventure in vibrant Buenos Aires, where you'll explore historic neighborhoods and cruise the rivers of El Tigre. Then, it's off to Puerto Iguazú for kid-friendly hikes to Brazilian and Argentinian waterfalls. Next, fly to Bariloche, Argentina's own "Little Switzerland" (with delicious chocolate), where you'll explore the ancient mysteries of the Arrayanes Forest.

Stay three nights in a luxury golf resort in Argentina's Lake District (photo courtesy of Llao Llao Resort)
Map of Luxury Argentina Lake District & Patagonia - 10 Days
Luxury Argentina Lake District & Patagonia - 10 Days

Enjoy memorable outdoor adventures and electric nights in a world-class city on this 10-day tour of Argentina's highlights. Experience Buenos Aires' limitless energy on cultural tours, including sightseeing, tango shows, private wine tastings, and barhopping around local speakeasies. Then, fly into the renowned Patagonia region for nature hikes around the azure lakes at Bariloche and hiking across the surface of the grand Perito Moreno Glacier.

Explore the great Iguazú Falls from your luxury base within the national park (photo courtesy of Gran Meliá Iguazú)
Map of Luxury Northern Argentina & Lake District: Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls & Bariloche - 10 Days
Luxury Northern Argentina & Lake District: Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls & Bariloche - 10 Days

This 10-day luxury tour takes you from the boulevards of Buenos Aires to the waterfalls of the tropical north and down to the forested islands of the Lake District. Stroll the colorful barrios that define the capital, then fly north to experience the thundering cascades of Iguazú Falls. Finish the trip at Lago Nahuel Huapi, where you'll hike through exotic arrayanes forests, enjoy waterfront picnics, and indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments.

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Map of Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls, Mendoza, & Bariloche - 14 Days
Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls, Mendoza, & Bariloche - 14 Days

Spend two weeks discovering Argentina's cities, vineyards, and unspoiled wilderness. You'll arrive in Buenos Aires for a tango show and day trips to the country before traveling north to Iguazú, home of the second-largest waterfalls in the world. After wine tastings in western Argentina, you'll head south to Patagonia and the town of Bariloche, from which you'll embark on nature excursions around Lake Nahuel Huapi.

Venture into Bariloche's great outdoors while staying at an Italian-style villa (photo courtesy of Villa Beluno Hotel & Spa)
Map of Luxury Active Tour & Wildlife Viewing in Argentina - 14 Days
Luxury Active Tour & Wildlife Viewing in Argentina - 14 Days

Travel in style through half of Argentina, from the European-inspired boulevards of Buenos Aires to the wild frontiers of Patagonia. This two-week luxury adventure begins with a bike tour through the capital's historic neighborhoods, followed by street food. Then hop around Patagonia, hitting highlights like the marine ecosystems of Puerto Madryn and the kayak-friendly lakes of Bariloche. Cap it all with an epic trek across the surface of Perito Moreno—one of the world's most famous glaciers.

Explore tree-lined pathways in Bariloche's Llao Llao Park
Map of Classic Argentina: Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Mendoza & Salta - 14 Days
Classic Argentina: Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Mendoza & Salta - 14 Days

Immerse yourself in Argentina's vibrant culture and beautiful landscapes on this 14-day tour. Begin in Buenos Aires, where you'll cycle around the city and catch a live tango show, then head to the Lake District for hiking and kayaking in Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Continue to Mendoza to taste locally-produced wines before exploring the salt flats and painted deserts of Salta in the country's northwest. Finish with a day and night on a traditional ranch near the country town of San Antonio de Areco.

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Map of Buenos Aires, Bariloche, & Iguazú falls - 11 Days
Buenos Aires, Bariloche, & Iguazú falls - 11 Days

This 11-day journey combines the most unforgettable outdoor adventures in three regions of Argentina. In Buenos Aires, you'll not only tour the city but also take day trips to colorful river towns and working cowboy ranches. Then you'll head south to Patagonia for kayak trips and nature walks before flying to the far north and visit both the Brazilian and Argentine sides of South America's largest waterfall, Iguazú.

Enjoy a visit to the Brazilian and Argentine side of Iguazú Falls
Map of Classic Argentina: Patagonia, Mendoza & Iguazú - 11 Days
Classic Argentina: Patagonia, Mendoza & Iguazú - 11 Days

This 11-day itinerary highlights three of Argentina's most impressive regions. Kicking off in Buenos Aires, you'll fly south to Patagonia and take advantage of the kayaking/hiking opportunities around Bariloche. Next is a wine tasting in Argentina's premier viticulture region of Mendoza, followed by a trip to the Brazilian border to marvel at the mammoth waterfalls of Iguazú.

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Map of Bariloche & El Calafate Classic Tour - 8 Days
Bariloche & El Calafate Classic Tour - 8 Days

You can pack a wealth of incredible Patagonian experiences into a mere eight days. After flying from Buenos Aires to El Calafate, you'll embark on a boat trip across a lake to visit the region's most famous glacier, Perito Moreno. Then you'll trek in one of the most beautiful national parks in the world—Chile's Torres del Paine—before finishing the trip on Lago Nahuel Huapi and the resort town of Bariloche.

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Map of Classic Argentina: Patagonia, Mendoza, & Iguazú - 8 Days
Classic Argentina: Patagonia, Mendoza, & Iguazú - 8 Days

This eight-day itinerary covers three highlight regions of Argentina. Kicking off in Buenos Aires, you'll venture south to Bariloche for kayaking and hiking around Lake Nahuel Huapi. Next, you'll visit the wine capital of the country—the eastern region of Mendoza—for tastings and tours. The adventure culminates with a trip to the far north and a visit to Iguazú Falls, the second largest falls in the world.

A chunk of ice falling off a glacier near El Calafate
Discover the Highlights of Patagonia - 8 Days

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.

Take in vistas of glaciers in Argentine Patagonia
Map of Discovering Argentine Patagonia: Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chaltén, Bariloche - 12 Days
Discovering Argentine Patagonia: Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chaltén, Bariloche - 12 Days

Perfect for active travelers, this 12-day itinerary highlights both Argentine Patagonia and Argentina's Lake District. You'll begin in 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 day hikes and stunning vistas featuring the iconic Mount Fitz Roy. Top it all off in the beautiful Lake District with a visit to Bariloche, where you'll be treated to tasty hot chocolate as well as hiking and kayaking adventures.

Fuente de los Continentes (Fountain of the Continents) at Mendoza's General San Martin Park
Map of Classic Argentina: Patagonia, Mendoza & Iguazú - 12 Days
Classic Argentina: Patagonia, Mendoza & Iguazú - 12 Days

This escape to Argentina packs the best excursions over 12 days in four beautiful regions. You'll arrive in the capital of Buenos Aires and not only tour this "Paris of the south," but you'll also venture up the Río de la Plata on a riverboat tour. Then you'll fly to Bariloche for nature hikes followed by wine tastings in Mendoza, plus take a trip to the largest waterfalls in the Americas, Iguazú.

Enjoy vistas of glaciers in Argentine Patagonia
Map of Discover Argentine Patagonia: Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chaltén, Bariloche - 16 Days
Discover Argentine Patagonia: Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chaltén, Bariloche - 16 Days

Designed for outdoor enthusiasts, this active itinerary will take you to the highlights of Argentine Patagonia. After a walking tour and a tango show in Buenos Aires, you'll head to El Calafate where you'll traverse the towering Perito Moreno glacier with a guide.  Next, you'll travel further south in Patagonia to El Chaltén for long hikes near the iconic Mount Fitz Roy. Then, you'll visit the charming city of Bariloche for a kayak tour on Lake Macardi.

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Map of Classic Argentina: Patagonia, Mendoza & Iguazú - 14 Days
Classic Argentina: Patagonia, Mendoza & Iguazú - 14 Days

If you prefer active adventures to indoor amenities, this two-week Argentina expedition is for you. You'll enjoy many activities, starting with city tours of Buenos Aires, followed by a trip to Patagonia for nature hikes and catamaran lake tours. Then it's back north to Mendoza wine country, where you'll sample the famous malbec, then a trip to mammoth Iguazú Falls, which is so big it straddles Argentina and Brazil.

Outdoor activities in Patagonia's Lake District
Map of Classic Argentina: Bariloche, Mendoza, & Salta - 13 Days
Classic Argentina: Bariloche, Mendoza, & Salta - 13 Days

First-timers in Argentina will cover a lot of ground with this 13-day itinerary. Starting in Buenos Aires, you'll fly to Bariloche 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.

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Map of Argentina Ski Adventure - 11 Days
Argentina Ski Adventure - 11 Days

This 11-day holiday is more than a ski vacation—it's a collection of incredible experiences in Argentina. It begins in Buenos Aires with tango shows and a day trip to a beautiful river town. From there you'll spend a couple days skiing in Bariloche before journeying deep into Patagonia where you'll walk with Magellanic penguins among other outdoor adventures.

Beautiful vistas of glaciers in Argentine Patagonia
Map of Discover Patagonia: Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chaltén, & Bariloche  - 13 Days
Discover Patagonia: Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chaltén, & Bariloche - 13 Days

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.

El Centro Civico (Civic Center) in downtown Bariloche, Argentina
Map of Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Mendoza & Puerto Iguazú: Best Itinerary Ideas
Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Mendoza & Puerto Iguazú: Best Itinerary Ideas

Ten days to two weeks is an excellent length for a trip to Argentina, with stops in Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Mendoza, and Puerto Iguazú. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop. Keep reading for more inspiring Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Mendoza, and Puerto Iguazú itineraries.

Argentina's majestic glaciers
Map of Classic Argentina: Buenos Aires, Patagonia, and Salta - 18 Days
Classic Argentina: Buenos Aires, Patagonia, and Salta - 18 Days

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.

Argentina's Lake District near Bariloche
Map of Epic Argentina: El Calafate, Bariloche & Salta - 14 Days
Epic Argentina: El Calafate, Bariloche & Salta - 14 Days

Experience the best of Argentina's north and south over two action-packed weeks. The first half takes place in Patagonia, where you'll marvel at the expansive glaciers around El Calafate and visit the azure lakes of Bariloche. The latter half takes you north to Spanish-colonial Salta, your base for a self-guided road trip through rugged gorges, vast salt flats, and painted desert mountains.

Begin and end your Argentina adventure in colorful Buenos Aires
Map of Family-Friendly Argentina: Buenos Aires, Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 14 Days
Family-Friendly Argentina: Buenos Aires, Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 14 Days

Experience the best of Argentina on this safe and adventurous family tour. Kick off the two-week trip in Buenos Aires to walk through historic neighborhoods and ride horses like a gaucho on a working ranch. Then, head south to Patagonia for hiking, kayaking, and wildlife cruises near the "end of the world." If that's not enough, finish in the far north to see tropical rainforests and waterfalls at Iguazú Falls, meet toucans, and spend time in a native Guarani community.

Explore cities and glaciers in Argentina
Map of Argentina Family Discovery: Culture, Nature & Wildlife - 14 Days
Argentina Family Discovery: Culture, Nature & Wildlife - 14 Days

This 14-day family excursion takes you from bustling urban streets to remote mountains and glaciers, starting in Argentina's capital of Buenos Aires. Tour the city's historic neighborhoods and spend a day learning all about gaucho life on a working ranch, then head to Iguazú National Park for crashing waterfalls, wildlife, and ancient ruins. Explore Bariloche's Isla Victoria and Arrayanes Forest, ending your Argentina adventure in El Calafate with breathtaking views of Perito Moreno Glacier.

Stay in a luxury boutique hotel while exploring Los Glaciares National Park (photo courtesy of EOLO)
Map of Luxury Argentina Lake District & Patagonia- 14 Days
Luxury Argentina Lake District & Patagonia- 14 Days

No outdoor adventure in Argentina is complete without a trip to its wild Patagonian frontiers, but you'll hardly be roughing it. This two-week getaway puts you in the country's best hotels and packs a healthy dose of fun with safaris on the vast steppe flatlands, trekking around the granite peaks of Mount Fitz Roy, and exploring the surface of the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier. That's not all—you'll also experience lakeside hikes and spend quality time in the sophisticated city of Buenos Aires.

Relax at an infinity pool after exploring the Iguazú Falls (photo courtesy of Gran Melia Iguazú)
Map of Luxury Argentina Tour from Waterfalls to Glaciers - 14 Days
Luxury Argentina Tour from Waterfalls to Glaciers - 14 Days

This two-week luxury getaway combines action, adventure, and incredible cuisine in Argentina, from the tropical north to the rugged south. Start in Buenos Aires, where you'll dive deep into local culture with tango lessons and steakhouse dinners. Then, travel north to Iguazú for lush green hikes and helicopter tours of the famous waterfalls before flying south to Patagonia. This is where you'll kayak across glassy lakes, enjoy off-road safaris, and boat up to the legendary Perito Moreno Glacier.

Majestic lakes in Bariloche
Map of Classic Argentina: Buenos Aires, Patagonia, and Salta - 19 Days
Classic Argentina: Buenos Aires, Patagonia, and Salta - 19 Days

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.

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Map of Argentina Ski Adventure - 12 Days
Argentina Ski Adventure - 12 Days

Over 11 days enjoy an unforgettable ski holiday in Argentina. Before hitting the slopes you'll enjoy tours of Buenos Aires plus river trips up the Río de la Plata and an excursion to a working cowboy ranch. Then you'll fly to Bariloche for a few days of skiing before traveling even further south to Tierra del Fuego where you'll walk among Magellanic penguins.

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Map of Road Trip Across Argentina's Deserts - 15 Days
Road Trip Across Argentina's Deserts - 15 Days

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.

See the highlights of the Salta deserts in Argentina
Map of Classic Argentina Road Trip: Buenos Aires, Patagonia & Salta - 16 Days
Classic Argentina Road Trip: Buenos Aires, Patagonia & Salta - 16 Days

Travelers with an independent streak and an itch for the open road will enjoy this jaunt around Argentina's grand glaciers and painted deserts. The trip begins with tango and culture in Buenos Aires, after which you'll fly south for hiking in the Lake District and glacier tours in Patagonia. The final adventure is a memorable self-drive excursion around the gorges, valleys, and colonial towns in the Salta deserts.

Join an unforgettable ice trek across the Perito Moreno Glacier
Argentina Adventure: Buenos Aires & Patagonia - 16 Days

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.

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Map of Classic Argentina: Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Mendoza, & Salta - 11 Days
Classic Argentina: Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Mendoza, & Salta - 11 Days

This 11-day Argentina adventure begins in Buenos Aires with a tango lesson followed by a trip south to the famous Lake District for excursions into Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Then you'll travel north to Medoza and indulge your senses on a wine tour and cooking class. Finally, you'll head to the colonial city of Salta, your jumping-off point to explore the rugged gorges, salt flats, and painted deserts of Argentina's far north.

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Map of Argentina Ski Adventure - 13 Days
Argentina Ski Adventure - 13 Days

With nearly two weeks you can enjoy an incredible ski vacation in Argentina's Patagonia region. This itinerary also includes excursions around Buenos Aires, such as visiting a working cattle ranch for a traditional BBQ. As if that isn't enough, after hitting the slopes you'll journey further south to Ushuaia where you'll sail the Beagle Channel and walk with penguins.

Mount Fitz Roy
Map of Patagonian Adventures in Argentina: Bariloche, El Calafate, El Chaltén, Ushuaia, & More - 17 Days
Patagonian Adventures in Argentina: Bariloche, El Calafate, El Chaltén, Ushuaia, & More - 17 Days

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.

Southern Patagonian Ice Field
Map of Ultimate Argentina Road Trip: Buenos Aires, Patagonia, Lake District, & More - 17 Days
Ultimate Argentina Road Trip: Buenos Aires, Patagonia, Lake District, & More - 17 Days

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.

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Map of Classic Argentina: Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Mendoza, & Salta - 12 Days
Classic Argentina: Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Mendoza, & Salta - 12 Days

Over 12 days you'll visit four different regions of Argentina that are known as much for their incredible cities as they are for their gorgeous countryside. In Buenos Aires, you'll not only tour the city but visit a working cattle ranch in the Pampas. You'll also travel to Patagonia, then Mendoza for a wine tasting followed by a trip to northern Salta where you'll visit expansive salt flats and vast gorges.

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Map of Argentina Ski Adventure - 14 Days
Argentina Ski Adventure - 14 Days

This active two-week adventure includes some of the best activities in Patagonia. It's one part ski holiday and one part nature excursion that begins with city tours of Buenos Aires. Afterward, you'll travel to Bariloche for a few days of skiing before ending up in Tierra del Fuego for treks to glaciers, hikes in national parks, and trips up the Beagle Channel to visit a penguin colony. 

Other popular travel destinations in Argentina
Buenos Aires · Patagonia · El Calafate · Iguazú Falls · Puerto Iguazú · Tierra del Fuego · Mendoza · El Chaltén · Salta & Northwest · Puerto Madryn · Salta · Bariloche · Ushuaia