ARGENTINA

DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Argentina in a way like no other. Argentina is a giant of South America, stretching from the Tropic of Capricorn to the fringes of Antarctica. It’s filled with a myriad of landscapes from snowy mountains and icy glaciers, to steamy jungles and sun-drenched vineyards. It’s also a land of passionate culture, where Europe meets Latin America, from the vibrant tango halls of Buenos Aires to the gauchos riding horseback through the Pampas. When you take an Argentina holiday with Trafalgar, we’ll reveal the contrasting wonders of the country. Board an eco-train to see Iguazu Falls, the world’s largest waterfall system, or venture south to discover the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of Patagonia’s largest glaciers. Ride the Campanario Hill chairlift for sweeping views of Bariloche’s mountains, or cruise across Ushuaia Bay to spot Magellanic penguins. Wherever you go, you’ll be met with incredible cuisine and hospitality. Take the lead from the friendly Argentinians and indulge in feasts of Argentinian steak and Malbec wine. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Triploves Highlights.

"Argentina never fails to impress, whether you come for the natural wonders, the fantastic culture, or the fine steak and wine."

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Argentina at a glance

Currency

Argentinian peso

Winter avg temp

29°C

Summer avg temp

12°C

Time Zone

GMT +3

Capital City

Buenos Aires

Language

Spanish

 

Good Morning

Buenos días

Good evening

Buenos días

From the mighty Iguazu Falls and steamy jungles, to the Patagonia glaciers and snowy mountains, Argentina is a land of contrasting wonders. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and dance the tango in Buenos Aires, ride horses with gauchos in the Pampas, or indulge in fine Argentinian steak and wine.

Our top 3 things to do in Argentina

Our Argentina travel packages show you the best of the country, from the mighty Iguazu Falls and the mountains of Bariloche, to the penguins of Ushuaia and the Patagonian glaciers.

Learn about the art of the Tango in Buenos Aires

Dive into the culture of the country on our Argentina escorted tours, and learn about the Tango at a traditional milonga in Buenos Aires, the birthplace of Tango. You’ll also join a local family in Palermo Soho and enjoy a traditional homemade dinner, before watching the family perform the elegant Tango dance.

Take in epic mountain views in Bariloche

Known as the ‘Switzerland of South America’, Bariloche is Argentina’s mountainous outdoor playground. Set in the beautiful Nahuel Huapi National Park, you’ll be surrounded by towering mountains, dense forests, sunny beaches and glacial lakes. We’ll take you up the Campanario Hill chairlift for panoramic views of the peaks of Catedral and Tronador.

See the stunning Iguazu Falls

The Iguazu Falls are the largest waterfall system in the world, and a phenomenal feat of nature. They span both Argentina and Brazil and on the Argentinian side, we’ll take you on an eco-train through the jungle to see the cascading waters. We’ll also show you the crown jewel of Iguazu, the churning Devil’s Throat.

Best museums in Argentina

Our Argentina group tours take you to the top museums in the country, from the largest art collection in Latin America to the history of Argentinian Patagonia.

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Housed in a beautiful old building, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes contains the largest collection of art in Latin America, dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. The museum was originally built in Paris and moved to Buenos Aires in the early 1900s.

Francisco Moreno Museum of Patagonia

Located in Bariloche, the Francisco Moreno Museum of Patagonia showcases the natural and cultural history of Argentinian Patagonia. You’ll learn about the flora and fauna of these lands, as well as discovering the history of the region’s native people including the Mapuches, Tehuelches and Pehuenches.

MALBA

Set in a striking contemporary building, the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires (MALBA) displays artwork from some of the most iconic Latin artists. Wander the halls to see works from Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Joaquín Torres-García and Roberto Matto.

Best food in Argentina

Join our escorted tours in Argentina and experience the tantalising cuisine of the country, from world-class steak to the finest Malbec wines.

Argentinian steak

From the grilled beef found in traditional asados (barbecues) in backyards and street corners, to the prime beef cuts found in steakhouses all over the country, the art of steak has been perfected in Argentina. Pair with fresh salad and red wine for a sumptuous Argentinian meal.

Dulce de leche

Dulce de leche is one of the most delicious desserts in Argentina, made from slowly reduced condensed milk that has turned into a sweet thick caramel. You’ll want to stock up on a few jars of this treat to share back home.

Malbec wine

There are nearly 30,000 vineyards in Argentina, and Malbec is one of the most-loved varieties. With its dark colour and intense fruit flavour, Malbec is the classic red wine to pair with any dish, from pizza and pasta, to the traditional Argentinian asado.

Formal wear

Although there is no written dress code, you may want to dress up for a tango show or a night at the Teatro Colón, one of the world’s best opera houses.

Versatile shoes

Argentina has a myriad of terrains and you’ll need shoes that can take you dancing across a tango hall, and hiking through rugged mountain trails.

Wind and waterproof coat

Patagonia is famed for its chilly climate and strong winds, so you’ll need to pack a sturdy coat, scarf, hat and gloves to stay warm.

Adaptor plug

In Argentina, the standard voltage is 120 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type C and I. The standard frequency is 50 Hz.

A small digital camera

The picturesque lanes, neoclassical architecture and stunning landscapes mean you’ll be walking a lot to soak it all up. Bring along your own reusable water bottle and stay hydrated the eco-friendly way.

What to pack for Argentina

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

Road Trip Adventures

Slide into your seat, grip the wheel, start the engine, and hit the open road. From Norway to South Africa, the tundra to the rainforest, there is no limit to what you can reach with four wheels and an adventurous spirit. The road trip is no longer a means to get from point A to point B in your country; it crosses borders into new places, allowing for pure freedom in exciting destinations. Measure your next journey in viewpoints, road signs, and the people you'll meet along the way!

Guide to Argentina Visa Application

Learn about the types of visas and the step by step process of obtaining a visa for Argentina and quarantine regulations in this comprehensive guide.

  This includes types of visa applications, what to declare, and what is prohibited.

Keep in mind these handy tips for a smart, stress-free, and on-time visa application experience! 

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