Buenos Aires City in Argentina

Why visit Argentina?

As the eighth largest country in the world, you’d be forgiven for losing yourself in the beautifully vast and contrasting landscapes of Argentina. Here, truly breathtaking destinations chop and change from lush wetlands and rain forests dotted with sparkling waterfalls to ragged snow-capped mountain ranges and the lush plateaus of the Pampas. It is here that the sprawling cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires beckons travellers to indulge in its fine eateries, exceptional shopping experiences and vibrant nightlife.

Why Visit?

  • Exploring the Andes Mountain and the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares is a highlight to any adventure in Argentina.
  • The Iguazu Falls, named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984, is one of the most impressive sights in the world, with a breathtaking 275 cascades that showcase the true power of mother nature.
  • Bariloche is perfect for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. Here, skiing and snowboard enthusiasts will revel in delight during June and September when the mountains offer the perfect conditions for the sports.
  • Calafate is the true gateway to experience the sparkling lakes, snow-capped mountains, and towering glaciers of Patagonia.
  • There’s no better way to truly immerse yourself in one of Argentina’s most prized cultural traditions than by spending a few days on an estancia (working ranch).
  • Mendoza is one of the great wine capitals of the world, offering exceptional vineyards with an assortment of varieties as well as spectacular eateries and a range of additional adventures.
  • Spend a toe-tapping evening enjoying the live música folklórica (folk music) of Salta’s popular peñas (folk music clubs).
  • Peninsula de Valdes is renowned for its great sightings of southern right whales.
  • Ushuaia is the gateway to Antarctica and houses the most significant departure harbour for all cruises visiting the white continent.

Climate

Summer (December to February)
10°C/50°F to 27°C/80°F

Winter (June to August)
-8°C/45°F to 12°C/54°F

The contrasting climate of Argentina dramatically varies just like its landscapes. The temperatures fluctuated from north to south during the different seasons. Please view the individual destination pages for more information.