Argentina

Argentina, second only in South America to Brazil in size and population, encompasses a vast array of habitats and influences affording unique and exhilarating cultural and wildlife encounters.

The original Amerindian tribes were all but wiped out by disease and persecution brought by waves of Spanish, Italian, German, English and Welsh immigration which gave rise to the Argentina we see today. Watch a tango show (the archetypal Argentine art form), admire the elegant architecture of Buenos Aires, sample excellent steaks and fine wines, visit an estancia and ride out with gauchos, ski in Bariloche, trek atop glaciers, marvel at the Iguazu Falls, sip tea and attend an eisteddfod in Welsh Gaiman – and enjoy the wonderful wildlife found in Patagonia and the Ibera wetlands.

Argentina’s varied geography includes a large portion of the Andes range including Aconcagua, at 7000 metres the highest peak in the western hemisphere. Vast rainforests surround Iguazu Falls, the most impressive waterfalls on Earth; the pampas holds historic estancias and huge beef herds; the wetlands of Ibera contain fascinating birdlife; the Chaco grassland has such oddities as giant armadillo; and Tierra del Fuego, with its glaciers and iceberg-filled lakes, is the closest you can get to Antarctica without setting sail. The extensive Patagonian plains provide a home for guanaco, hare, fox, armadillo and feature a wildlife-rich coastline. Southern right whales come close to shore to calve while orcas mount daring beach raids on sea lion colonies. Penguins hide in their burrows and gigantic male elephant seals do fierce, bloody battle for prized harems.

Whatever combination of fabulous attractions you eventually choose, you are sure to discover that Argentina is truly one of the world’s great wildlife and scenic destinations.

Argentina Wildlife Holiday Ideas

# Tailor-Made Tour

The Dazzling Diversity Of Patagonian Chile And Argentina

Argentina
Chile
16 Days from £6617
This wide-ranging journey takes in a southern cruise and three iconic Patagonian...
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The Best of Argentina On a Budget

Argentina
15 Days from £4186
This tour shows you don’t need to be wealthy to have a wealth of experiences....
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The Combined Highlights of Brazil and Argentina

Argentina
Brazil
16 Days from £7830
For the natural history enthusiast wishing to combine the best of Brazil and Arg...
# Tailor-Made Tour

Amazing Argentina Off the Beaten Track

Argentina
16 Days from £6178
An exciting journey through some of Argentina’s lesser known but nevertheless ...
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A Luxurious Honeymoon in Romantic Argentina and Brazil

Argentina
Brazil
15 Days from £7095
Experience the manifold romantic delights of Argentina before finishing in sunny...
# Tailor-Made Tour

The Wonderful Wildlife of Argentina and Chile

Argentina
17 Days from £7336
A truly unforgettable tour which combines the two of South America’s most impr...
# Family Holiday

Exciting Argentina For Families

Argentina
16 Days from £5958
This exciting and diverse family tour takes in Argentina's best attractions...
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The Natural History Highlights of Argentina

Argentina
15 Days from £6676
Showcases some of Argentina's most rewarding natural history highlights, taking ...

Featured Accommodation

Eolo

Argentina
Patagonia
A lovely Relais & Chateaux property located 35 miles from Los Glaciares National...

Estancia Bahia Bustamante

Argentina
Patagonia
An excellent base from which to explore the diverse fauna, with which this regio...

Estancia Rincon del Socorro

Argentina
Iguazu Falls and the North East
A 12,000-hectare former cattle ranch set amongst the lilies and reeds of the wil...

Legado Mitico

Argentina
Buenos Aires and La Pampa
An intimate 11-room hotel located on a leafy street in the trendy Palermo distri...

Don Puerto Bemberg Lodge

Argentina
Iguazu Falls and the North East
Set within 400 hectares of beautiful Atlantic rainforest just above the Parana R...

Yacutinga Lodge

Argentina
Iguazu Falls and the North East
Located on own private reserve within 1,400 acres of the Misiones Atlantic Rainf...

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Argentina: -38.416097, -63.616672

Best Time To Visit Argentina

There are several climatic variations as a result of Argentina’s wide geographical diversity, but generally speaking it ranges from sub-tropical in the north to cold temperate in the south.

Buenos Aires and the central zone are hot, sunny and humid from December to March, with temperatures well into the 30s centigrade, and an average humidity of 70%. The weather is cooler and cloudier from March to May, and September to November.

Subtropical Iguazu Falls and the far northeast can be visited year round. Temperatures and humidity are high in January and February, while May to July and end-September to December are the wettest months.

In the Northwest the weather is typically dry and clear, especially from May to September, though it can be wet in January, February and March.

The weather in Patagonia is unpredictable with rapid and unexpected changes possible in a matter of minutes. In general the best months to visit Patagonia are October to March when daytime temperatures can reach the low 20s centigrade.

Travel Info

Flight Time
Approximately 13½ hours’ flying time non-stop from London Heathrow to Buenos Aires.

Time Zone
GMT -3

Best visited
December to September

Language Spoken
Spanish

Population
41.45 million

Area Specialist

John Melton
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Even if you are chiefly a wildlife enthusiast, it’s well worth taking in a tango show in Buenos Aires in order to gain a glimpse of the true Argentine soul.

If you have any questions regarding travel to Argentina please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965