Be swept away by the infectious Latin spirit in Argentina, home to sultry tango, icy landscapes and the Andean peaks.
Visit characterful Buenos Aires, head to Los Glaciers National Park and see the world-famous Iguazu Falls for breathtaking vistas and plenty of photo-taking opportunities. At the eastern foothills of the Andes, you'll find Mendoza; a panoramic heaven that's famous for its wine, its nightlife and its atmospheric markets. Plus, you'll have the chance to spot whales, sea lions and penguins along the Peninsula Valdes' coastline.
Twin your stay with Brazil: land of the samba beat, world-class football and Copacabana Beach. Or, head to Peru where you'll get to experience the Inca trail and explore the ancient Machu Picchu ruins.
There are a number of carriers offering flights to Argentina from the UK.
Direct Carriers: British Airways offer a direct service from the UK.
Indirect Carriers: Aerolineas Argentinas, Iberia, TAM, TAP and Qatar Airways offer indirect services to Argentina.
Departure Taxes: An international departure tax of USD29 must be paid at Argentinian Airports (unless it is included in your flight ticket price).
Tipping in Argentina is given as a reward for good service. Some restaurants include gratuity, but a little extra should still be given as a tip. In general, tip 10 percent of the bill to servers in restaurants, 10 Argentine Pesos for porters, and round up for taxi drivers.
No specific vaccinations required
You do not need a visa to enter Argentina as a tourist unless you are travelling on an Emergency Travel Document. On presentating your valid British passport you will normally be granted a 90-day stay in the country.
Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.
Argentina's currency is the Argentine Peso. The economy here is fragile, so you should bring US Dollars, which are regularly accepted, rather than Argentine Peso's.
We recommend bringing some US Dollars with you on your holiday to Argentina, then exchanging small amounts at a time for Argentine Peso's. It is difficult to change currency apart from US Dollars and Euros outside of Buenos Aires. Make sure whatever currency you are carrying is in pristine condition, otherwise it will not be accepted or exchanged. Credit cards are widely accepted, however, due to inflation, the fees can be in excess of 15 to 20 percent, so be sure to ask if there is a surcharge before you use it.