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

H&J Rating
Ribera Sur

Claridge Hotel

Buenos Aires

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,649 pp

Claridge Hotel

Sheraton Libertador

Buenos Aires

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,879 pp

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.

Best time to go to Argentina

Argentina can be visited year-round, and the best time to go depends on the country you hope to visit. Buenos Aires is very pleasant during the months of June and July when temperatures drop to a cool 12˚C. Patagonia is most accessible during the warmer season from December to March when temperatures can reach 29˚C.

Select month

Average weather in January

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
El Calafate
11ºC
8mm
Buenos Aires
25ºC
38mm
Mendoza
26ºC
53mm
Bariloche
15ºC
25mm

Average weather in February

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
El Calafate
10ºC
12mm
Buenos Aires
24ºC
32mm
Mendoza
25ºC
55mm
Bariloche
15ºC
27mm

Average weather in March

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
El Calafate
8ºC
21mm
Buenos Aires
23ºC
38mm
Mendoza
22ºC
36mm
Bariloche
13ºC
66mm

Average weather in April

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
El Calafate
6ºC
19mm
Buenos Aires
18ºC
31mm
Mendoza
17ºC
16mm
Bariloche
9ºC
67mm

Average weather in May

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
El Calafate
2ºC
37mm
Buenos Aires
15ºC
27mm
Mendoza
13ºC
17mm
Bariloche
6ºC
104mm

Average weather in June

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
El Calafate
-1ºC
33mm
Buenos Aires
12ºC
16mm
Mendoza
9ºC
13mm
Bariloche
4ºC
154mm

Average weather in July

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
El Calafate
-2ºC
32mm
Buenos Aires
11ºC
26mm
Mendoza
9ºC
10mm
Bariloche
2ºC
133mm

Average weather in August

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
El Calafate
1ºC
25mm
Buenos Aires
13ºC
25mm
Mendoza
12ºC
15mm
Bariloche
3ºC
98mm

Average weather in September

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
El Calafate
3ºC
17mm
Buenos Aires
14ºC
43mm
Mendoza
15ºC
20mm
Bariloche
6ºC
58mm

Average weather in October

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
El Calafate
6ºC
21mm
Buenos Aires
18ºC
40mm
Mendoza
20ºC
14mm
Bariloche
9ºC
47mm

Average weather in November

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
El Calafate
8ºC
25mm
Buenos Aires
20ºC
42mm
Mendoza
23ºC
23mm
Bariloche
11ºC
28mm

Average weather in December

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
El Calafate
10ºC
22mm
Buenos Aires
23ºC
30mm
Mendoza
26ºC
30mm
Bariloche
14ºC
22mm
  • 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!”

  • Jessica, Destination Manager

    Jessica

    Destination Manager

    "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 somewhat notorious for their high speeds. Taxis are inexpensive, so provide a good alternative."
  • Suzanne

    General Manager

    “Where the Argentinian peso has nosedived in recent years, you can eat out at the classiest restaurants for great value. A huge T-bone steak at one of Buenos Aires’ top restaurants costs only £19, compared with around £70 in a comparable London restaurant. Likewise, a premium bottle of red wine in a restaurant is just £15, compared to £46.”

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

Argentina

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires
Bariloche

Argentina

Bariloche

Bariloche

Argentina

El Calafate

El Calafate

Argentina

Mendoza

Mendoza

Argentina

Iguazu Falls - The Argentina side

Iguazu Falls - The Argentina side

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