Argentina Tours & Vacations

Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Vacations

Overview

Located in South America, between the Andes Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Argentina is a land of striking beauty and fiery passion. Argentina is a land of extremes, from Patagonia’s majestic glaciers in the South to the colours and culture of Buenos Aires in the North East. It is the perfect place to get off the beaten track for a small group adventure. You will experience the rare ...

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TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

Whether you want to travel on one of our award-winning itineraries or build your own journey from scratch, our expert consultants will help create the perfect tour for your tastes and budget. Below are a few suggestions of the kind of trips we can offer, all of which can be tailored to you.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

HIGHLIGHTS OF ARGENTINA

BEST EXPERIENCES

TOP PLACES TO VISIT

Bariloche

Bariloche, or San Carlos de Bariloche as is its official name, is part of the Río Negro province, found in the foothills of the Andes and surrounded by lakes and mountains. Locally it is famous ...

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires was founded more than 400 years ago, sprawling over the flat, empty pampas, on the shores of the Río de la Plata. The city was virtually re-created at the ...

El Calafate

El Calafate is located at the base of Calafate Hill on the shores of Lago Argentino. This charming, purpose-built town of double pitched roofs and colourful gardens always ...

Iguazu

Along with the Victoria and Niagara Falls, Iguazu Falls are one of the mightiest curtains of falling water anywhere on earth. Located on the border of Brazil and Argentina, the falls ...

Mendoza

Mendoza is a province in the Cuyo region of Argentina, located in the centre-west of the country, a one-and-a-half-hour flight from Buenos Aires, and backed up against some impressive Andean peaks....

OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY

Luxury | Boutique Hotel

Casa De Uco, Mendoza

Casa de Uco is set on a lush green vineyard estate in the desert of Uco Valley, just under two hours’ drive south of Mendoza. There’s a smattering of wineries close by and Andean foothills to climb.…
Superior | Boutique Hotel

Casa Lila, Mendoza

Casa Lila is a charming bed and breakfast property featuring a garden with deck and sun terrace. The location is within a tranquil environment but a short walk from the central parks and a half-hour…
Premium | Boutique Hotel

Design Suites El Calafate, El Calafate

Located on a hill a short 5-minute drive from town, the rooms offer perfect panoramic views of Lago Argentino at this lovely boutique option in El Calafate. Rooms are spacious with a contemporary…
Luxury | Boutique Hotel

Eolo Lodge, El Calafate

Eolo is a boutique country lodge situated outside of the main town of El Calafate and built in a traditional Patagonian ranch fashion but with comfortable, modern luxuries making this a wonderfully…
Luxury | Boutique Hotel

Hotel El Casco, Bariloche

Hotel El Casco is a lovely boutique property on the shores of the Nahuel Haupi Lake near Bariloche. This Art Hotel has just 33 rooms and suites, each individually decorated with paintings by local…
Luxury | Boutique Hotel

Jardin Escondido, Buenos Aires

Nestled among tropical plants, this chic, colourful hotel is the former home of filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola and enjoys a privileged location in Palermo Soho. The seven individually decorated rooms…
Premium | Lodge

La Aldea De La Selva Lodge & Spa, Iguazu

This rustic ecolodge finds itself immersed in the Paraná Rainforest around 20km from the falls and the local airport. It was constructed from local wood which creates a lovely natural and rural…
Luxury | Hotel

Melia Cataratas Hotel, Iguazu

The hotel chain took this prized property took over from the Sheraton and has done a fantastic job of returning it to its former grandeur. Along with the Belmond hotel on the Brazilian side of the…
Premium | Boutique Hotel

Mine Hotel Boutique, Buenos Aires

Located in the heart of Palermo Soho, the eco-friendly Mine Hotel Boutique offers easy access to some the area's best restaurants and sights, as well as La Viruta, a great place to watch the…

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Patagonia’s iconic peaks beckon, but the Argentine Patagonia also offers an infinite steppe cut by windswept coastal cliffs, bathed by a wild Atlantic, reminding us at every glance how small we are.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Health and Vaccinations 

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Argentina though you should be up-to-date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Malaria is low risk throughout the year in all areas. Please note we are not medical professionals and so we highly recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.  

Currency 

In Argentina the official unit of currency is the Peso.   

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours we frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your guides will be able to advise you accordingly.  

Although South Americans are very relaxed in comparison to people in other parts of the world, some places are very traditional and conservative, and your dress/behaviour should respect this. Public displays of affection are considered inappropriate. We also recommend taking the time to learn a little Spanish – manners are held in high regard and a few pleasantries in the local language are always appreciated.  You will find that the more effort you make to talk to people in their own language, the more rewarding your holiday experience will be.  

Language & Religion 

Spanish is the official language of Argentina. English is widely spoken with some French and German. Taking a phrasebook with you on your travels is advisable. More than 90% are Roman Catholic and 2% are Protestant with small Muslim and Jewish communities.  

Time 

Argentina is 3 hours behind GMT.  

A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.   

Food and drink 

Argentina offers an exceptional standard of food, although choices can often be restricted to meat, pasta and pizza. Buenos Aires, however, offers a wide choice of culinary options, with Japanese, Thai and Asian-fusion food becoming increasingly popular.Argentines dine late – 9pm is considered early.  Famed for the quality of its steaks, Argentina is also a meat eater's dream, and a visit to a parrilla (grill restaurant) should be on every visitor's must-do list.