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Map of Argentine Culture & Wildlife Adventure - 7 days
Argentine Culture & Wildlife Adventure - 7 days

Experience the wildlife of Argentina on this 6-day adventure. Begin your adventure in the cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires, and learn all about Argentine culture and history on a full-day walking tour. Next, head south to Puerto Madryn, a seaside community in Patagonia famous for its diverse ecosystem featuring many unique birds and marine mammals. Here, you'll take in the stunning scenery and wildlife while visiting a penguin colony, going a whale watching excursion, and snorkeling with sea lions.

Colony of Sea Lions in Puerto Madryn
Map of Argentine Tango & Wildlife Exploration - 6 Days
Argentine Tango & Wildlife Exploration - 6 Days

Get in touch with the rhythm and wildlife of Argentina on this 6-day adventure. Begin in the modern metropolis of Buenos Aires. Here, you'll take in the city's sights and sounds on a half-day tour, followed by a traditional Argentine tango lesson. Next, head south to Puerto Madryn, a seaside community in Patagonia famous for its diverse ecosystem featuring many unique birds and marine mammals. Here, you'll take in the stunning scenery and wildlife while visiting a penguin colony and going a whale watching excursion.

Whale breaching near Puerto Madryn
Map of Buenos Aires & Puerto Madryn Adventure - 8 days
Buenos Aires & Puerto Madryn Adventure - 8 days

Experience the culture and wildlife of Argentina on this 8-day adventure. Begin your adventure in the cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires. Take in the city's sights and sounds on a full-day bike tour. Then, head just outside of the city to experience gaucho culture, and enjoy some traditional Argentine asado. Next, head south to Puerto Madryn, a seaside community in Patagonia famous for its diverse ecosystem featuring many unique birds and marine mammals.

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Map of Argentina Wildlife & Nature - 9 Days
Argentina Wildlife & Nature - 9 Days

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.

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Map of Argentine Wildlife & Glaciers Adventure - 9 Days
Argentine Wildlife & Glaciers Adventure - 9 Days

Imagine a Patagonian adventure where you walk with penguins, swim with sea lions, and hike across the surface of a glacier. You'll do all this and more on a nine-day trip to Argentine Patagonia. It begins in Buenos Aires, and from there you'll visit the exotic marine mammals of the southern Atlantic coast before heading to El Calafate and embarking on an ice hike you'll never forget. 

Exploring Argentina's Wildlife & Culture - 10 Days
Map of Exploring Argentina's Wildlife & Culture - 10 Days
Exploring Argentina's Wildlife & Culture - 10 Days

With this Argentine itinerary, you'll get to know Buenos Aires and Patagonia in one 10-day trip. Start in the capital city with tango and a cooking workshop before heading south to Puerto Madryn, a seaside community in Patagonia famous for its diverse ecosystem. Go whale watching, snorkel with sea lions, and spot penguins before heading back to Buenos Aires. 

Perito Moreno Glacier
Map of Adventures in Argentina: Puerto Madryn & Tierra del Fuego - 11 Days
Adventures in Argentina: Puerto Madryn & Tierra del Fuego - 11 Days

This adventurous 11-day tour combines the highlights of Patagonia with breathtaking wildlife-spotting excursions. You'll see exotic marine mammals at Puerto Madryn, including right whales and sea lions. In Tierra del Fuego, you'll travel up the Beagle Channel to a working ranch before finishing the trip in El Calafate where you'll take a boat tour to Perito Moreno, the most famous glacier in the region.region.

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Map of Exploring Argentina's Cities & Nature - 11 Days
Exploring Argentina's Cities & Nature - 11 Days

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

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Map of Argentine Wildlife & Glaciers Adventure - 11 Days
Argentine Wildlife & Glaciers Adventure - 11 Days

Get ready to experience the best of Patagonia on an 11-day journey to southern Argentina. You will get the best of both worlds, from the ancient glaciers of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field to the exotic marine wildlife on the Atlantic coast. This includes swimming with sea lions and visiting a colony of thousands of Magellanic penguins. 

Exploring Argentina's Wildlife & Culture - 12 Days
Map of Exploring Argentina's Wildlife & Culture - 12 Days
Exploring Argentina's Wildlife & Culture - 12 Days

This itinerary is ideal for those interested in getting the full Buenos Aires experience while also discovering the famed natural wonders of Argentine Patagonia. Begin in the cosmopolitan capital of Buenos Aires, where you'll bask in the sights and tastes of the city while enjoying your city tour, cooking class, and tango show. Next, head south to Puerto Madryn, a seaside community in Patagonia famous for its diverse ecosystem featuring many unique birds and marine mammals, like whales and penguins. Here, you'll enjoy whale watching and snorkeling with sea lions and penguins before heading back to Buenos Aires where you'll learn all about gaucho (cowboy) culture on a working Argentine estancia (ranch).

Iguazu Falls
Map of Argentina Wildlife & Natural Highlights - 12 Days
Argentina Wildlife & Natural Highlights - 12 Days

This itinerary is ideal for travelers interested in getting the full Buenos Aires experience and seeing some of Argentina's unique highlights. The tour begins in the cosmopolitan capital and heads south to Puerto Madryn, a seaside community famous for its diverse coastal ecosystem. You'll even have the chance to go whale watching and snorkeling with sea lions. Finally, finish off with a couple of days at Iguazú Falls, before returning to Buenos Aires to spend a day learning about gaucho (cowboy) culture on an estancia (ranch).

A turquiouse river in Valle de Lobos hiking trail near Ushuaia
Map of Best of Argentina: Buenos Aires to El Calafate - 12 Days
Best of Argentina: Buenos Aires to El Calafate - 12 Days

Over 12 days you will experience a greatest-hits tour of Argentine Patagonia. First, travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Península Valdés where you'll go whale watching and visit a penguin colony. After an excursion to Tierra del Fuego and a trip down the famous Beagle Channel, you'll return north, this time to the awe-inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier.

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Map of Argentine Wildlife & Glaciers Adventure - 12 Days
Argentine Wildlife & Glaciers Adventure - 12 Days

Many people are aware of Patagonia's unspoiled wilderness and vast steppe deserts, but it's also a haven for exotic wildlife and marine mammals. You'll see these creatures firsthand when you visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Península Valdés for a whale-watching tour and visit to a Magellanic penguin colony. To cap the adventure, you'll even hike across the surface of a massive glacier.

Buenos Aires skyline at night
Map of Best of Argentina: Buenos Aires to Southern Pantagonia - 10 Days
Best of Argentina: Buenos Aires to Southern Pantagonia - 10 Days

Leave the tour bus crowds behind and enjoy an adventure through Patagonia. On this journey, you'll do it all, from swimming with sea lions in Puerto Madryn to following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin as you travel down the Beagle Channel. After exploring Tierra del Fuego, you'll return to the north and El Calafate, where you'll get up close with Perito Moreno, a glacier with a surface area of nearly 100 square miles.

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Map of Best of Argentina: Buenos Aires to El Calafate - 13 Days
Best of Argentina: Buenos Aires to El Calafate - 13 Days

This 13-day adventure in Patagonia is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts and outdoor excursionists. From Buenos Aires, you'll travel south to the Atlantic coast, which is home to exotic marine life including sea lions, penguins, and right whales. Then venture to Tierra del Fuego and, like Darwin himself, sail the Beagle Channel before heading back north to the most impressive glacier in the region, Perito Moreno.

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

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

Patagonia's Tierra del Fuego National Park
Map of Patagonia Adventure: Puerto Madryn, Ushuaia, El Calafate, El Chaltén - 12 Days
Patagonia Adventure: Puerto Madryn, Ushuaia, El Calafate, El Chaltén - 12 Days

This twelve-day Patagonian adventure combines a wide range of fun outdoor activities like snorkeling with sea lions, canoeing in Tierra del Fuego National Park, and trekking on top of a glacier in Los Glaciares National Park. Start your trip off with a day in Argentina's capital, then head south to Puerto Madryn and its diverse marine eco-system. After that, it's time for a stop in Ushuaia, the "Southernmost City in the World," before a visit to Los Glaciares National Park for hiking through stunning, glacier-filled scenery. 

A whale breaching near Puerto Madryn
Map of Wildlife & Nature in Argentine Patagonia - 15 Days
Wildlife & Nature in Argentine Patagonia - 15 Days

This 15-day tour in Argentine Patagonia hits the highlights between Puerto Madryn in the north to Ushuaia in the south for a range of outdoor activities and wildlife. On the itinerary are two national parks: Tierra del Fuego (rivers and ancient settlements) and Los Glaciares (glaciers and iconic hikes). There's also whale watching, snorkeling with sea lions, and a visit to South America's largest Magellanic Penguin colony.

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Map of Best of Buenos Aires and Patagonia, Argentina - 16 Days
Best of Buenos Aires and Patagonia, Argentina - 16 Days

This two-week adventure combines the best destinations in Argentina with a range of outdoor activities and wildlife-spotting excursions. Visit two incredible but very different cities—Buenos Aires and Ushuaia—plus two Patagonian national parks famous for glaciers and hiking trails. You'll also enjoy whale watching, snorkeling with sea lions, and a visit to South America's largest Magellanic penguin colony.

Sea Lion Colony in Peninsula Valdés
Map of Patagonia Adventure: Puerto Madryn, Ushuaia, El Calafate, & El Chaltén - 13 Days
Patagonia Adventure: Puerto Madryn, Ushuaia, El Calafate, & El Chaltén - 13 Days

This thirteen-day adventure is perfect for nature-lovers who want to experience more of Patagonia's amazing landscapes and diverse eco-systems. Start with an eco-friendly tour of Buenos Aires on a bamboo bicycle, then head to the Atlantic coast to see whales, sea lions, and more in Peninsula Valdés. Then, go say hello to Magellanic penguins in Ushuaia, and spend a day trekking through Tierra del Fuego National Park. Finally, head to El Calafate for the chance to walk on top of Perito Moreno glacier, and spend a final day in "hiker's paradise" before flying home.

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Map of Best of Argentinian Patagonia - 15 Days
Best of Argentinian Patagonia - 15 Days

This 15-day adventure delivers unforgettable experiences in Buenos Aires and Patagonia, Argentina's most beautiful region. After a few days living it up in B.A., you'll fly to Puerto Madryn and embark on wildlife-spotting tours. Then you'll travel further south, to Tierra del Fuego, for nature excursions. Finally, head back north to visit some of the most enormous glaciers in the world.

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Map of Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 14 Days
Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 14 Days

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.

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Map of Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 15 Days
Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 15 Days

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. 

Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 16 Days
Map of Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 16 Days
Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 16 Days

Experience Argentina's top highlights during this all-encompassing 16-day itinerary. Begin your adventure in the capital city of Buenos Aires, then head south to the untamed wilds of Patagonia. At the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, you will visit remote ranches and walk on glaciers. On wildlife excursions, you'll spot southern right whales, orcas, and Magellanic penguins while traveling the same waterways as Charles Darwin. Then it's off to the largest waterfall system in the world—Iguazú Falls—before returning to Buenos Aires and ending your journey with an epic tango show.

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Map of Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 17 Days
Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 17 Days

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.

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Map of Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 18 Days
Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 18 Days

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.

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Map of Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 19 Days
Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 19 Days

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.

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Map of Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 20 Days
Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 20 Days

Experience Argentina's highlights on this 20-day itinerary. The adventure begins in Buenos Aires, from which you'll head south to the untamed wilds of Patagonia. You'll visit remote ranches and walk on glaciers, spot southern right whales and Magellanic penguins, travel the same waterways as Charles Darwin, and cap the journey with a visit to one of the largest waterfall systems in the world, Iguazú Falls.

Other popular travel destinations in Argentina
Buenos Aires · Patagonia · Iguazu Falls · Mendoza · Tierra del Fuego · Bariloche & Lakes District · Salta & Northwest