Experience Iguazu Falls
Experience The Andes
Experience Buenos Aires
Tailor-made Argentina holidays from Round the World Experts
With years of experience not only booking tailor-made travel, but experiencing destinations first-hand, our team of Argentina holiday Experts will ensure you experience the best of the country, in the best possible way. Whether you’re seeking a luxury break, an off-the-beaten-track adventure, or a bit of both, our Experts can make your dream holiday to Argentina happen and for a great value price.
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The land of the gaucho is big and there are many ways to see it. If you have the time, buses are reliable and the scenery is stunning. A bus from Buenos Aires west to San Martín de los Andes in Patagonia takes 20 hours, but the trip (some of it involving hairpin bends) is a thrilling one. A bus ride to Iguazu Falls, which creates a rather wet geological border with Brazil, is also memorable. The falls are in an area called the Devil’s Throat, where the vistas will quite literally take your breath away.
Porteños, as the people of Buenos Aires are known, are proud of their capital. It’s a vibrant, unique mix of European culture and Latin flair. The dance beat is constant, the wine flows fast and the locals party ‘til late. The galleries are plentiful and the Teatro Colón, the majestic opera house, is not to be missed. The neighbourhood or barrio of La Boca is a colourful area that retains a strong European flavour. Geared up for tourists, Buenos Aires has a variety of tango shows, but if you want the downtown experience, head to La Catedral in the middle-class barrio of Almagro. Lessons are available, but don’t even think about heading there before midnight, as porteños don’t put on their dancing shoes until the night has well and truly set in.
When to go
Because Argentina is such a big and geographically diverse country, the weather varies. If you want to visit Tierra del Fuego in the extreme south, the warmest months are from December to February. The best time to visit Iguazu Falls is during the rainy season from January to March, when the water volume is at its peak. For ski lovers, May to September is snow season in Mendoza and the powder is magnificent.
Porteños take time off during the Argentine summer (from December to March), so the city is quieter as the locals head to the beaches. Although Buenos Aires’ climate is relatively mild it can get very hot at this time of year. Summer means guaranteed sunshine in Buenos Aires, so bring your sunglasses and a hat.
Airlines that fly to Argentina
- Air Canada
- Air France
- American Airlines
- British Airways
Airports in Argentina
If you’re flying into Buenos Aires you’ll land at Ministro Pistarini International Airport, around 14 miles from the city centre. City taxis and airport buses are available to take you from the terminal to the city centre. The ride takes about 45 minutes to an hour and will cost about 1,360 Argentinian pesos (£100 approx) for a taxi or about 95 pesos (£7) if you take the airport shuttle bus. Talk to your expert about booking your transfer in advance and saving money.
Best time to fly
December to March is peak holiday season in Argentina, with airfares and accommodation at their most expensive. If you are flexible about when you travel, a month or two either side of this period can mean fewer tourists and reduced rates.
Flights travel via Rome or Madrid and depart from both London Gatwick and Heathrow. The average flight time to Buenos Aires is 14 hours.
For a stay in Buenos Aires:
- Take part in a tango lesson
- Take a tour of the Casa Rosada (Pink House), the office of the President of Argentina, which houses a museum
- Visit the colourful La Boca barrio
- Take a trip to Cementerio de la Recoleta; Evita is buried here alongside many of Argentina’s rich and famous
For an adventure:
- Visit the Iguazu Falls
- Travel to the Andes
- Visit the Glaciar Perito Moreno in Patagonia
For return visitors:
- Visit the historic Plaza de Mayo, the main square in Buenos Aires’ Monserrat barrio that is the political heart of Argentina
- Visit the Quebrada de Humahuaca, which has hundreds of archaeologically and architecturally-important sites
- Visit the city of Rosario and wander through the Parque de la Independencia
- Visit Córdoba and see the Evita Fine Arts Museum
For food and wine:
- Sample some Malbec, the country’s most famous wine export
- Grab a cup of Maté – a hot, caffeine-rich drink made from the yerba maté herb. It is served in a hollow gourd and is drunk through a metal straw
- Eat a steak gaucho style – chargrilled and served with red or green spicy sauce called Chimichurri
- Visit the Café Tortoni coffee house
The ultimate itinerary:
We recommend Intrepid as a fantastic tour company to show you South America. To enjoy Argentina with an expert guide, join their Patagonia Trekking tour which travels from Santiago down to Punta Arenas and up to Buenos Aires on the other side, taking in the sights of Torres del Paine National Park and Perito Moreno Glacier along the way.