Argentina Holidays


Comprising most of the southern half of South America, Argentina is home to a vast and diverse natural wonderland. From sun-drenched beaches to polar ice caps; colossal mountain ranges to rolling pampa plains; subtropical rainforests to rusty-hued deserts; there’s a new setting for every moment on an Argentina holiday.

Argentina’s landscape offers its fair share of natural wonders. Contemplate the thundering Iguazú Falls, the largest waterfall system in the world, encompassing 275 cascades and stretching 3km. Explore spectacular Los Glaciares National Park, home to immense glaciers, dramatic icefalls and turquoise lakes. Head to the Peninsula Valdes coastline to spot great whales, penguins and sea lions basking on the shore.

Travel by day and tango by night

Expect to be swept away by the intoxicating Latin spirit on your holiday to Argentina. With a rich culture of tango, premium red wine and grass-fed beef, there’s much to enjoy here. Pulsating Buenos Aires is the city that takes centre stage in Argentina, but there are other towns more than worth a visit - not least Mendoza, Salta and Bariloche. Nestled at the eastern foothills of the Andes, Mendoza is world-famous for its red wines, and its vineyards are set against a stunning backdrop of rugged Andean mountains. When you’re not touring the vineyards, there are numerous boutique cafes, leafy plazas and bustling markets to explore.

For a real adventure, consider an Argentina multi centre holiday, where you can truly make the most of all Argentina has to offer. Or, delve further, and twin your Argentina exploration with a stay in Brazil, the land of jungle and beaches. Alternatively, continue your travels in Peru, following the Inca trail to the promise of the mesmerising Machu Picchu ruins. The world is your oyster, and we’re here to help you explore it.

Destination Highlights
  • Roam Iguazú Falls National Park, one of South America’s most incredible spectacles and an absolute must-see
  • Explore charismatic, colourful and creative Buenos Aires
  • Hike the snow-tipped peaks and immense glaciers of Patagonia
  • Sample the famous wines of the stunning Mendoza region

Our favourite hotels

A sample of our favourite hotels for an Argentina holiday. We understand everyone is different and if you can’t see exactly what you’re looking for, get in touch so we can find you something else.

Ribera Sur

Buenos Aires

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Ribera Sur

Claridge Hotel

Buenos Aires

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Claridge Hotel

Sheraton Libertador

Buenos Aires

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Sheraton Libertador

Time Zone

GMT -3

Flight Time

14 hours; direct flights are available from London Heathrow to Buenos Aires. Indirect flights are available from other UK airports.

Currency

Argentine peso (ARS)

Visa Information

British citizens aren’t required to obtain a visa for travel to Argentina.

Language

Spanish

Health Information

No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Argentina.

The world’s second largest Latin nation, Argentina will simply blow you away with its majestic Iguazu waterfalls. Sip on a glass of Malbec in Mendoza – Argentina’s famed wine country - and watch a sultry tango performance in Buenos Aires.

  • The Peninsula Valdes

    As one of Argentina's wildlife highlights, be sure to include a visit to the Peninsula Valdes during your trip. Without doubt one of the best places on earth to see marine life up close, you'll have the chance to see the Southern Right whales in their most natural habitat as they take shelter in the bays on either side of the peninsula.

  • Red Palace Buenos Aires

    The Plaza de Mayo

    Tucked away in the centre of Buenos Aires, the grassy, bustling Plaza de Mayo is filled with history, having served as the hotspot for many of Argentina's most violent protests during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

  • Visit Buenos Aires

    Striking the perfect balance between a distinctly European and decidedly Argentine flavour, Buenos Aires has rightly earned the nickname as the 'Paris of South America' and it's not hard to see why.

  • Barbara, Destination Specialist

    Barbara

    Destination Specialist

    “Go on a tango tour or try out a tango lesson while you’re in Argentina. Tango is the most popular Argentinian past-time and the locals are mad about it - this is the best way to really get a sense of the country and its culture!”

  • Karen

    Destination Specialist

    “Where the Argentinian peso has nosedived in recent years, you can eat out at the classiest restaurants for great value. An 800g T-bone steak at one of Buenos Aires’ top restaurants costs only £19, compared with similar at a London restaurant for £68. Likewise, a premium bottle of red wine in a restaurant is just £15, compared to £46 in London.”

Local Cuisine in Argentina

From street food stalls to gourmet restaurants, Argentina is a foodie haven. There are many beautiful, hidden taverns in the capital city, Buenos Aires - make sure you inquire at your hotel for insider tips on where to find them.

  • Empanadas

    Empanadas are small pies, in a croissant-like shape. There are various different meat and cheese fillings and they range in size and style. Argentina is well-known for having the world’s best empanadas and many regions have special recipes that have been passed down generations.

  • Asado

    BBQs are a traditional fare in Argentina, and family and friends will often gather at the weekends to share a meal of grilled deliciousness. A typical asado will see heaped platters of choripan (chorizo) and morcilla (Argentinian sausage) and great piles of meat, cooked on the parrillas (grills) on a slow heat for hours.

     

  • La llama de la barbacoa

    A more rustic and earthy alternative to beef (also hugely popular in Argentina), llama is a speciality of Argentina’s northwest. It can be sampled in empanadas, stews or as a standalone steak.

  • Wine

    Argentina is the fifth largest wine producing country in the world and makes some truly outstanding wines. From silky Malbecs to fruity Chardonnays, there’s plenty to savour and enjoy.

Our Argentina destinations

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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires
Bariloche

Argentina

Bariloche

Bariloche

Argentina

El Calafate

El Calafate

Argentina

Mendoza

Mendoza

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Iguazu Falls - The Argentina side

Iguazu Falls - The Argentina side

Types of Argentina holidays

Argentina Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Argentina take around 14 hours. There’s currently one direct flight option with British Airways from London Heathrow to Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport. Alternatively, there are indirect flights with KLM, Air France, Iberia and LATAM Airlines Brasil which offer routes from the UK to Argentina all year round. 

The subway, or subte, is the easiest way to get around Buenos Aires and a tourist bus operates daily. Alternatively, local buses, known as colectivos or micros, are handy for short journeys. However, they are notorious for their high speeds. Taxis are inexpensive here. 

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