Region: Argentina

The Lake District

The Argentine Lake District is a beautiful area of azure glacial lakes, snow-capped peaks, rivers, waterfalls and ancient forests. Centred around the towns of San Martin de los Andes to the north and Bariloche to the south, it is a wonderful area for hiking, horse riding, rafting, fishing, sailing on the lakes and other outdoor … Continued

Tucuman

One of the oldest cities in Argentina, San Miguel de Tucuman (usually called just Tucuman) is the capital of Tucuman province and the largest city in the north. It was colonised by Spaniards coming south from Peru in 1565 and there is still a great deal of colonial architecture to be seen in the city’s … Continued

The Valdes Peninsula

Designated a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO, and an Argentine Natural Protected Area, this 1,545 square mile promontory protrudes 62 miles eastwards into the wild South Atlantic. Its 250-mile shoreline and the waters around the peninsula are home to marine mammals including the southern right whale (that comes to mate and calve between May … Continued

Eolo

A lovely Relais & Chateaux property located 35 miles from Los Glaciares National Park

Explora Lodge El Chaltén

Stunningly situated, luxury hotel with sustainability at its core, on the banks of the Río Electrico

Don Puerto Bemberg Lodge

Set within 400 hectares of beautiful Atlantic rainforest just above the Parana River in Misiones, near Iguazu Falls

The Tigre Delta

About 20 miles north west of Buenos Aires lies the town of Tigre and its eponymous delta on the Parana River. The numerous waterways, inlets and backwaters form small islands, many of which are kept as holiday retreats. The delta can be explored by boat or kayak, and some of the small islands also have … Continued

Cafayate

Set against the backdrop of the Andes, Cafayate is famous for its Torrontes wine, the product of a perfect combination of temperature and humidity enabling this sweet, deep fruit flavoured vine to flourish. Cafayate also produces excellent Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah and Chardonnay wines.

Alvear Palace

An outstanding level of luxury and service in the salubrious Recoleta neighbourhood

Patios de Cafayate

A beautifully restored colonial-style mansion set amongst the vineyards of the Cafayate wine region.

Punta Tombo

Punta Tombo is home to the largest concentration of Magellanic penguins in the Americas. Here more than 250,000 pairs gather to breed from mid-September to late January, occupying shallow burrows along the beach. Other species include kelp gulls, oystercatchers, blue-eyed cormorants and rock cormorants.

Patagonia

Argentine Patagonia covers all of southern Argentina south of the Rio Colorado. To the west lie the majestic Andes, to the east an Atlantic coastline rich in marine life and to the south, legendary Tierra del Fuego. The vast Patagonian steppes are sparsely populated, largely treeless and governed by a harsh, cold climate with a … Continued

La Merced del Alto

A period-style hotel close to the historic town of Cachi in the scenic Calchaqui Valley

Estancia La Ernestina

A historic 15,000-hectare estancia with 20 kilometres of private coastline

Iguazu Falls

Situated amidst lush Atlantic rainforest on the border with Brazil and straddling both countries, Iguazu Falls lie on the Iguazu River in Iguazu National Park, 12 miles from its confluence with the Parana River, close to Paraguay. Iguazu Falls are wider than Victoria and higher than Niagara (and many claim are more beautiful than both) … Continued

Villa Huinid

A superior-class hotel facing beautiful Nahuel Huapi Lake

Loi Suites Recoleta

Well-located in the Recoleta district, just minutes from cafes, restaurants, parks and museums

Estancia El Condor

One of the remotest places to stay in the Patagonian steppe, situated next to the beautiful Lago San Martin

Rincón del Socorro

A 12,000-hectare former cattle ranch set amongst the lilies and reeds of the wildlife-rich Ibera wetlands.

La Pampa

To the south and west of Buenos Aires lie the flat, fertile lands of the pampa, home of the gaucho – local cowboy and true symbol of the independent, lonely, free spirit of the mestizo population – and source of Argentina’s former wealth. Many of the grand estancias can still be visited to learn about … Continued

Kosten Aike

A comfortable hotel at the gateway to magnificent Los Glaciares National Park

Esteros del Ibera

The Esteros del Ibera (or Ibera Wetlands) Nature Reserve protects a system of rain-fed streams, lakes and marshes covering more than one million hectares of north-eastern Corrientes province. There are over 60 lakes, including large open water stretches such as Laguna Ibera which is a Ramsar wetland of international importance. The reserve is home to … Continued

The Natural History Highlights of Argentina

Showcases some of Argentina’s most rewarding natural history highlights, taking in the Atlantic rainforest and Ibera wetlands of the north-east and Patagonia’s fabulous Valdes Peninsula

Misiones Province

Misiones Province in the far northeast contains Atlantic rainforest and Iguazu Falls. The region was extensively colonised in the early 17th century by the Jesuits to convert the indigenous Guarani, who still inhabit the area today. The most important historical ruins of the Jesuit Missions are located at San Ignacio, San Ignacio Mini, Loreto and … Continued

Loi Suites Iguazu

Luxury resort situated in 600-hectares of lush rainforest bordering Argentina’s Iguazu National Park

The Calchaqui Valleys

Found in the northwest of Argentina, the Calchaqui Valleys are characterised by traditional colonial towns and stunning landscapes with many weird and wonderful rock formations in a variety of surprising colours, including The Friar and Devil’s Throat.

Legado Mitico

An intimate 11-room hotel located on a leafy street in the trendy Palermo district of Buenos Aires

Hotel Legado Mítico Salta

A stylish, quiet, boutique hotel in the historic heart of Salta, with beautiful, cultural and traditional elements.

The Dazzling Diversity Of Patagonian Chile And Argentina

This wide-ranging journey takes in a southern cruise and three iconic Patagonian national parks: Chile’s Torres del Paine, and Argentina’s Los Glaciares and Tierra del Fuego. Explore Santiago before flying to Punta Arenas, Chile’s southernmost city, then head north into Torres del Paine National Park. After three nights enjoying the park’s spectacular landscapes and varied … Continued

Monte Leon National Park

The 67,000-hectare Monte Leon National Park is Argentina’s newest, and only the second coastal national park in the country. Vast colonies of birds live there, including a Magellanic penguin colony of 60,000 individuals, and southern right whales can be seen swimming by on their annual migration. Inland the characteristic wildlife includes guanaco, rhea, grey fox … Continued

Argentina

With a fabulous combination of natural history attractions, Argentina is truly one of the world’s great wildlife destinations

Los Glaciares National Park

The 600,000 hectare Los Glaciares National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of spectacular natural beauty with numerous glacial lakes and rugged mountain peaks. Half of the park forms part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field which extends over 54,055 square miles making it the largest ice mantle outside Antarctica. The National Park is … Continued

Estancia Peuma Hue

Working estancia and guesthouse with a 500-acre site which includes two miles of shoreline on Lake Gutierrez

Posada los Mimbres

Friendly, family-run posada and working farm close to the town of Gaiman

Cordoba

Founded by the Spaniards in 1573 as a strategic staging post between Peru and the Atlantic, Cordoba blends a rich colonial history with impressive modern economic growth. Cordoba was Argentina’s first capital and is now the second most important city in terms of commerce. The Jesuits arrived at the end of the 16th century and … Continued

Tierra del Fuego

The archipelago of Tierra del Fuego is found off the southernmost tip of South America. The main island, Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, is separated from the continent by the Strait of Magellan and divided between Chile and Argentina. The rugged natural beauty of Isla Grande encapsulates the different Patagonian ecosystems in a single … Continued

Cachi

Set against a backdrop of the Nevado de Cachi mountains in a valley made fertile by pre-Inca irrigation, Cachi is a beautiful town in Salta Province with white adobe houses and paved streets. There is a very good archaeological museum of 5,000 objects showcasing its rich indigenous history spanning 10,000 years. Cachi also has the … Continued

Estancia Bahia Bustamante

An excellent base from which to explore the diverse fauna, with which this region is blessed

Estancia Nibepo Aike

Traditional Patagonian estancia occupying 12,000 hectares situated on the southern arm of Lago Argentino in the Los Glaciares National Park

Salta

Founded in 1582 by the Spaniards, Salta is one of Argentina’s oldest and most attractive cities. Salta has a pleasant subtropical climate and has retained more of its colonial buildings than any other city in Argentina. Its location, surrounded by forested mountains up in the Lerma Valley at 1150 metres, makes for a good base … Continued

Del Nómade Eco Hotel

Helpful staff and a super breakfast buffet at this small, friendly eco-lodge in Puerto Pirámides, Valdes Peninsula.

Cavas Wine Lodge

Nestled in a well-tended Mendoza vineyard against a backdrop of snow-capped Andean mountains

Mendoza and The Wine Country

The provinces of Mendoza, San Juan, and San Luis reach over the high Andes to the semi-arid steppes. It is a landscape of breathtaking peaks, fertile valleys and irrigated vineyards. There are countless opportunities to enjoy a whole variety of active pursuits including skiing, horse riding, rafting, trekking and hiking, whilst the more sedentary can … Continued

Posada Los Juncos

Small, family-run Posada Los Juncos is situated on the edge of Nahuel Huapi Lake in the stunning Argentine Lake District

Faro Punta Delgada

Set in a scenic location on a cliff looking out towards the Atlantic Ocean on the Punta Delgada headland

Hotel Baia Nueva

A comfortable and cosy hotel located in the Patagonian town of Puerto Madryn overlooking the sea

Yacutinga Lodge

Located on own private reserve within 1,400 acres of the Misiones Atlantic Rainforest

South America

A cornucopia of new sights, sounds and experiences

Bahia Bustamante

Bahia Bustamante was originally settled by seaweed gatherers who built a village once occupied by 400 people but now by 40. Visitors stay in various village houses to enjoy the unspoilt nature and isolation. There is an incredibly rich marine fauna in the area, with around 3,500 sea lions, killer whales, and dolphins. Right whales … Continued

Buenos Aires

Called the “Paris of South America” and birthplace of the sensuous tango, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, has been a melting pot of indigenous tribes and Italian, Spanish, British, French, German, Central European, Jewish, Arabian, Greek, Japanese and, more recently, Chinese and Korean immigrants. This melange is reflected in the architecture and diversity of the city’s neighbourhoods … Continued

Quebrada de Humahuaca

A narrow mountain valley stretching north from the town of Juyjuy in Argentina’s extreme northwest, the Quebrada de Humahuaca follows a major cultural route for almost 100 miles to the cold desert plateau of the high Andes. The vast gorge shows evidence of use as a major pre-Inca and pre-Hispanic trade route dating back 10,000 … Continued

El Casco Art Hotel

Perched on a hill outside Bariloche with a fantastic view across the Nahuel Hupai Lake.

Quilmes Ruins

Dating from 850 AD, this impressive citadel, built into the mountainside, was once home to up to 5,000 members of the Quilmes people, one of the Diaguita tribes of Tucuman province. They fiercely resisted conquest by the Incas but, despite early successes against the Spaniards, they eventually capitulated in 1667 and the 2000 survivors were … Continued

Atlantic Patagonia

Along the vast Atlantic Patagonian shoreline several ocean currents mix, and thanks to relatively low shipping traffic and fishing activity the sea is still rich in plankton, seaweed, fish and jellyfish. This fecundity in turn attracts large populations of marine mammals and seabirds, including various species of dolphins, elephant seals, sea lions, Magellanic penguins and … Continued

El Faro Boutique Hotel

Tremendous views are a constant from within this luxury boutique hotel, overlooking Nahuel Huapi lake

Tren A Las Nubes

Dating from 1921 and translated as the Train to the Clouds, this impressive railway journey departs from Salta and runs for 136 miles to the Chilean border. The journey lasts approximately 16 hours reaching heights of up to 4,220 metres and includes 21 tunnels, 13 viaducts, 29 bridges, two loops and two zig-zags,.

Vinas de Cafayate Wine Resort

Nestles amongst vineyards beneath rocky San Isidro Hill, just under two miles north of the centre of Cafayate

Tierra de Leyendas

Overlooking the Beagle Channel and with snowcapped Andean peaks behind

Esplendor El Calafate

Boutique hotel near the centre of El Calafate with extensive views of Lago Argentino and Los Glacieres National Park