Argentina Holidays Overview

Vast landscapes, fascinating history and cultural diversity make Argentina an enticing destination for any visitor. With our Argentina holidays you can be dancing Tango in Buenos Aires one day, and trekking through the wilderness of Patagonia the next.

The climate ranges from the sultry Atlantic rainforest of the north where the mighty Iguazu falls lie, to the wild, windy south of Ushuaia. From here you can take a voyage to Antarctica. Our tailor-made Argentina holidays can combine other popular destinations such as Torres del Paine in Chile and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Argentina Highlights

Stylish Buenos Aires, wine tasting in the foothills of the Andes, wildlife watching, horse riding and hiking in Patagonia.

Insider Tips

  • Embrace your spirit of adventure – some parts of Argentina are very well set up for self-guided hiking and self-drive
  • While Mendoza is the better known wine region, Cafayate and the North west also produces superb wines and has magnificent scenery
  • See another side to Buenos Aires with a local architect, literary professor or try a cooking class

Combines well with

Chile – Travel overland in Patagonia from El Calafate to Torres del Paine. Cross the Andes from Mendoza to Santiago de Chile. Or cross stunning lakes from Bariloche to Puerto Varas.

Brazil – at Iguazu Falls you can cross over to the Brazil side and travel elsewhere in Brazil such as to Rio de Janeiro

Essential Information

  • Time zone   - UTC -3
  • Currency   - Peso
  • Capital   - Buenos Aires
  • International Airports   - Buenos Aires

When to Visit

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Argentina Holidays Facts

When to go

Argentina has a big range of climates. Between October and March the north is hot (25 – 30C) and humid with a chance of rain. Further south in Patagonia it can be on or below freezing even in the summer.

If in doubt; be prepared for all weathers.

Language

Spanish

Currency

The local currency is the Peso ($). The US dollar (US$) is also accepted in some places (notes only). Avoid old, marked or damaged bills.

ATMs are widely available and most large shops accept credit cards although there may be a charge.

Immunisations

You should visit your family doctor and check that you are up to date with your immunisations for typhoid, diphtheria, polio and hepatitis A.

There are no compulsory vaccinations for Argentina at the current time. Vaccination requirements are subject to change. Check with your family Doctor.

Visas

Visa and entry requirements are subject to change and you should check with your consulate for the latest rules before you travel.

Make sure you have 6 months validity left on your passport before traveling to Argentina.

UK citizens do not currently require a visa to enter Argentina as a tourist and are granted a 3 month stay upon arrival.

Although holders of a US, Canadian, and Australian passports do not need a visa to enter Argentina there is a reciprocal payment due upon arrival. Current charges are; American US$ 131; Canadian US$ 70; Australian US$ 100. Currently this is only charged at Ezeiza, the international airport in Buenos Aires.

You should check with your consul for the latest entry requirements.

Time Difference

GMT -3 hours

Getting There

It takes around 16 hrs on average to reach Buenos Aires. British Airways flies direct from London, other carriers fly via Europe.

Argentina Holidays Holiday Ideas

Browse our ideas for tailor-made Argentina holidays including multi-country itineraries. Pick a standard itinerary or tell us about your likes, dislikes and must-dos and we will create your perfect trip. We don’t do set group departure dates, all of our trips can start on whichever date suits you best.

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From $3299 pp
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Perfect for first time visitors, our Highlights of Argentina tour is the ideal introduction to this huge, fascinating destination.

From $3750 pp
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From the ancient wonders of the Inca to magnificent Iguazu falls and classy Buenos Aires

From $3790 pp
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Visit both sides of Patagonia and finish off with wine tasting in Chile on this stunning itinerary

From $3299 pp
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Fjords, glaciers and Cape Horn; explore the wild untamed coast of the tip of South America.

From $5940 pp
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An in depth trip exploring 3 World wonders – Machu Picchu, Iguazu falls, and Christ the Redeemer. Stay in gorgeous luxury and deluxe hotels and take your time to take it all in.

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From $3790 pp
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Quintessential Argentina; Andes mountains, wine country, enormous waterfalls and contemporary Buenos Aires.

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From $7995 pp
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A diversion from the well trodden route to Iguazu falls with wine, wildlife, World Wonders and buzzing cities. Step away from the crowds and immerse yourself in the beautiful wildlife haven of the Ibera Wetlands, staying at authentic luxury Estancias.

Argentina Holidays Hotels

Prices start based on 3 star hotels. Browse our collection for more options and upgrade ideas.

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The Vines Mendoza

Luxury wine hotel in Argentina’s Uco valley with contemporary design and attentive service. A complete wine experience.

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Rincon del Socorro Ibera Wetlands, North East Argentina

Luxury lodge in the remote wetlands region of Argentina. Fantastic wildlife spotting opportunities combined with chic accommodation and great food

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Puerto Valle Misiones, Argentina

Boutique property on the edge of the Ibera wetlands of northern Argentina. Well thought out touches create a luxurious, peaceful haven, perfect for exploring the continent’s second largest water reservoirs.

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Fierro Boutique Hotel Buenos Aires

This luxurious, funky hotel is in the heart of Palermo Hollywood District.

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Finca Adalgisa Mendoza

Enjoy a glass of wine or two at this lovely B&B surrounded by vineyards.

Hotel Esplendor El Calafate

A relaxing and comfortable place just steps from Perito Merino glacier.

Las Marianas Bariloche

Small family run hotel in a quiet part of Bariloche.

Hotel Bristol Buenos Aires

Centrally located city hotel.

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Hotel del Virrey is a charming colonial style hotel.

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Hosteria Senderos El Chalten

This small hotel has been built in the Patagonian traditional style.

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Destino Sur El Chalten

Comfortably close to everything, Hotel Destino Sur is strategically located.

Kosten Aike El Calafate

Prominent Argentine artists recreated the ancestral Tehuelche Patagonian designs making their contribution to this unique hotel.

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Altos Ushuaia Ushuaia

A Smart yet simple hotel with an elevated position giving good views.

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Located in the lush heart of the national park, this resort and spa has unmatched views of the dramatic falls.

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LOI Suites Iguazu

LOI Suites has been built to be in keeping with its beautiful natural surroundings.

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Carefully built preserving the environment and beauty of the area, the Cantera Lodge continues to work in innovative and sustainable practices

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Alvear Palace Hotel Buenos Aires

The Alvear is located in the most elegant area in Buenos Aires.

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Legado Mitico Buenos Aires

This Argentine-owned hotel reflects the character and culture of the country, giving it a unique individuality.

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Hotel Madero Buenos Aires

Situated in the modern Madero district of Buenos Aires with its many restaurants and amenities.

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Hotel Pulitzer Buenos Aires

Located in the heart of Buenos Aires, the Hotel Pulitzer is a newly built hotel with a fresh cosmopolitan atmosphere.

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