Reasons to Visit
Argentina’s history of agriculture and in particular of rearing livestock has resulted in hundreds of estancias, or ranches, across the country that open their doors year round to visitors looking for a taste of the authentic cowboy life.
Straddling the Argentina and Brazil border it is the Argentine side that provides the opportunity for the detailed and close up views of some of the 276 waterfalls that make up Iguazú. The numerous vantage points and forested trails make for a wonderful experience of nature at her best.
Sample one of the world's best steaks! Enjoy in the open air on a traditional asado (barbecue) or in an elegant restaurant in a fabulous setting in the Argentine capital.
Each year between June and November the Southern Right Whales pass the Valdes peninsula offering spectacular opportunities to get close to these magnificent giants.
Some of the world’s most breathtaking glaciers have their home in Argentine Patagonia. They include the mighty Perito Moreno Glacier, 250 square kilometres in size, and the Upsala Glacier, rapidly retreating from Lake Argentino.
Argentina produces some of the world's best wines. For those with an interest in the wine making process we can offer excellent tours of large and small wineries around the city of Mendoza, or take you to more off the beaten track wineries high in the Andes around the northern town of Cafayate.
The Argentine tango originated in the working class quarters of Buenos Aires, brought to life by European immigrants whose diverse instruments, rhythms and steps came together to create what is today an enchanting and hypnotic dance enjoyed across the country.
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Discover the colourful buildings of La Boca in Buenos Aires.
The capital of Argentina is one of the world’s great urban experiences: a place of stylish people and buildings, wide boulevards and leafy parks, poignant history, gastronomic delights, tango in the streets and extravagant arts and architecture.
Exploring the Argentinian side of the falls, allows opportunities for detailed and close up views, plus chances to see the flora and fauna of the Iguazu National Park.
The glacier snakes its way into Lago Argentino where it edges its way across the lake, occasionally it dams the Brazo Rico and cause the level of the lake to rise. When this happens the melting ice at the base is unable to support the weight and the whole bridge collapses in a spectacular explosion.
Carlos Gardel was born in the 1880's and went on to become one of the biggest stars of South America before his untimely death in a plane crash in Colombia in 1935. Most famous for the hundreds of tangos he wrote and recorded he also appeared in several silent movies and collaborated with many other artists.
Each year from June to November the southern right whales pass the Valdes peninsula offering spectacular opportunities to get close to these giants.
This intoxicating country, with its diverse peoples and enthralling history, is a traveller’s dream. From the elegant boulevards of Buenos Aires to the unfenced expanse of the Pampas, from the serenity of the Lake District with its snowcapped volcanoes and emerald waters to the stark, windswept remoteness of Patagonia, Argentina never ceases to amaze.
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Experience cultural Buenos Aires, the vast Iguacu Falls and the city of Rio de Janeiro.
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Explore the main highlights of South America's southern cone in the breathtaking Patagonia region.
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Enjoy the best that Argentina has to offer - fine wine, mesmerising Tango, excellent food, might glaciers and traditional extancias. Simple!
15 1/4 hours (Buenos Aires)
Air Europa, British Airways, Iberia, KLM & TAM
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A good time to travel, but there may be some factors to be aware of.
Travel is possible, but this is not the best time of year.
Travel is not recommended.
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