Open from 1st November 2021
Argentina is simply epic. From the icefields of Patagonia to the stunning waterfalls at Iguazu, via timeless gaucho estancias, hidden wildlife wonderlands, glistening lakes, captivating cities, and the incomparable Puna. A country of startling beauty, to be enjoyed alongside the finest food and wine on the continent.
In our opinion the greatest waterfalls on earth, the sheer scale and diversity of Iguazu’s network of earth-shattering cascades warrants a minimum of two full days to explore. Surrounded by tropical rainforest and an array of wildlife, this is one of Mother Nature’s most impressive pieces of work.
The last trip we took before Covid hit was to explore the mind-blowing landscapes from Salta. Glistening salt flats, red rock canyons, towering white sand dunes, multicoloured lagoons, bizarre pumice stone fields. This is a harsh high-altitude land, but the rewards are beyond spectacular.
One of the most accessible glaciers on earth, this immense wall of ice is also a modern rarity in that it is continuously advancing. Its 5km wide face edges forward at up to 2m each day, causing building-sized icebergs to collapse in front of your eyes… particularly thrilling if you visit by kayak!
The Malbecs and Cabernets of Mendoza are world famous, and you can visit several top vineyards a day in this town. It also features the country’s finest selection of boutique luxury spa hotels and restaurants, making this the ultimate spot to relax and indulge after all your adventures.
The jaw-dropping beauty of Patagonia brings in a crowd, but the vast size of the region means a few days of undisturbed wilderness can be easily arranged. Several of our favourite unique lodges specialise in this, helping you get back to nature in blissful comfort and peace.
Whilst we mainly focus on natural wonders here, there is no disputing the BA is one of the most vibrant and charismatic cities on the planet. Nothing captures this better than an evening of sultry Tango, succulent steak and smooth Malbec. The perfect way to begin or end your adventure.
13 days from £4950 pp
Begin this activity-focussed itinerary in the Lake District, where horse-riding, hiking and rafting are included at your charming hacienda. Continue to Southern Patagonia, visiting iconic Perito Moreno Glacier by kayak, and spending an exhilarating few days at a luxury inclusive wilderness lodge. End your journey by trekking and canoeing through Tierra del Fuego from Ushuaia; The Town at the End of The World.
24 days from £5800 pp
Go deep and diverse on this incredible circuit through Northern Argentina, combining immersion in local cultures with pristine natural scenery. From the waterfalls and jungles of Iguazu to the bountiful vineyards of Mendoza, via the wildlife wonderland of Ibera, historic Jesuit missions of San Ignacio, the arid valleys and colourful canyons of Salta and its surroundings, bookended by Buenos Aires culture and Mendoza vineyards. This is trip of epic proportions.
14 Days from £6300 pp
Escape from the crowds on this unique itinerary, visiting Argentina’s more tranquil natural wonders. Combine the wildlife hotspots of the Ibera Wetlands (for caiman, capybaras and howler monkeys) and coastal Patagonia (for penguins, sea lions and guanacos). Continue south where you will stay at charming estancias, explore glistening glaciers and snow-capped mountains, with opportunities for horse-riding, trekking, fishing, and enjoying the views with a traditional local barbeque and wine Argentinean wine.
15 days from £8800 pp
This is truly the best of Argentina in supreme comfort and with exceptional VIP experiences. Dine behind closed doors and take a private river cruise in Buenos Aires. Stay at the country’s most luxurious eco-lodge at Iguazu Falls. Sample the finest gastronomy amongst the vineyards of Mendoza. Explore Patagonia’s great outdoors from a unique 5-star wilderness estancia. And finish your adventure at a historic luxury gaucho retreat.
The cornerstone of our Greener, Fairer, Better holidays are the amazing sustainable lodges that we have handpicked for our guests. We prioritise independent properties with a charming boutique style, ethical policies, high quality cuisine, friendly local service, and stunning locations.
Below is a snapshot of our favourites in Argentina...
Whilst Argentina is epic in scale and a land of real contrasts, most of the country can still be visited year-round. The exception is winter in Patagonia (May to August), which should be avoided unless you plan to go skiing.
December to February is the peak summer season, whilst shoulder seasons either side offers good weather and some spectacular natural scenery.
If including Patagonia in your plans you should book at least six months in advance, and potentially up to a year if visiting in the peak season from Christmas to February.
Elsewhere in the country, later bookings should be possible if avoiding that summer peak period.
With restrictions changing regularly, please check the official updated government advice at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/argentina
We will aim to post further details when announcements are made.
Argentina has a population of 45 million, with 15 million residing in the capital Buenos Aires.
Argentina’s standard time zone is GMT -3.
The Argentine Peso (ARS) is the national currency.