Things to do in Argentina

Things to do in Argentina


Our top activities in Argentina

Expressly Patagonia

Patagonia is Argentina's distinctive land within a land, a kaleidoscope of unforgettable sights. Nature-lovers can see penguins, whales and seals along the Peninsula Valdes' 400km of Atlantic shore. Inland, spot quirky creatures like guanacos (llama cousins), or gaze up at albatross and condors. The interior's vast plains are enlivened by lonely ranches and salt-flats, overlooked by shark-toothed peaks like the Fitz Roys, plus awesome glaciers like Perito Moreno, pushing a 5km-wide, 60m-high wall of ice.

Patagonia also has one of the world's great road trips on Ruta 40, cutting through steppes, passing jewel-like lakes and glacial mountains. And when you want a blast of human contact, stop in rustic mining and ranch towns - or quirky 19th century Welsh settlements like Gaiman and Dolovon. Add hippie-ish hangouts like El Chalten, a summertime hiking HQ with its own microbrewery and February trekking festival. Laidback Esquel, meanwhile, is starting point for the historic narrow-gauge La Trochita train trip.

Trek your own tracks

Stroll Lake District trails through lush alpine valleys and along pristine mountain rivers, or tackle the awe-inspiring glaciers and jagged peaks of the Fitzroy Range. Embark on multi-day trips into mind-expanding vistas, camping or hiking between refugios (shelters). Regions like Aysén and Tierra del Fuego are off the radar - so grab a local guide and explore your own personal kingdom.
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Fancy an estancia?

Argentina's estancias (ranches) provide atmospheric experiences of rural life and traditions in wonderfully diverse settings. In the north, hone riding skills exploring a vast holding taking in lagoons and river beaches perfect for sunset gallops, or relax riding in vintage carriages including a 1930s beer wagon! Choose a ranch where part of the fun is working up a sweat before dinner pitching in with gaucho jobs like horse taming, cattle branding or herding cattle, buffalo and horses. Down in Patagonia, ride national park trails on trusty criollo horses, visit colourful artisan villages or scout for condors riding the thermals as you ride the plains. There are even coastal ranches by the Rio de la Plata estuary where vistas go from grassland to wetland and sand dunes, home to capybara colonies and fantastic bird life.

The long & wining road

Argentine Malbec is justly renowned, but the world's 5th largest wine producer offers lip-smacking variety in stunning settings that include some of the planet's highest vineyards in the Andean hills. Mendoza is the most famous region, its top wineries clustered round Maipu. But consider Salta and Jujuy provinces with their elegant colonial towns, La Rioja (its wines as good as the one in Spain), plus Patagonia's sparkling wine producers.
Photo credits: [Patagonia : Luis Alejandro Bernal Romeo] [Trekking : Douglas Scortegagna] [Ranch life : David] [Vineyards: Tony Bailey]
Small group adventure holiday to Patagonia

Small group adventure holiday to Patagonia

Explore the spectacular wilderness and mountains of Patagonia

From £3208 21 days ex flights
Atacama Crossing, Buenos Aires to La Paz

Atacama Crossing, Buenos Aires to La Paz

Experience the expanses of the Bolivian Altiplano

From £1122 15 Days ex flights
Argentina highlights holiday, tailor made

Argentina highlights holiday, tailor made

Enjoy memorable adventures in Patagonia and Iguazu Falls

From US $1880 12 Days ex flights
Patagonia small group holiday

Patagonia small group holiday

Explore Patagonia's National Parks by foot and small-ship.

From US $3995 11 Days ex flights
Patagonia trekking adventure holiday

Patagonia trekking adventure holiday

Trek Fitzroy, Paine and visit Ushuaia, Patagonia Highlights

From US $3054 15 Days ex flights
Tour of Patagonia, El Calafate & Torres del Paine

Tour of Patagonia, El Calafate & Torres del Paine

Patagonia's best - Torres del Paine and Perito Moreno Glacier.

From US $620 5 Days ex flights
Highlights of Argentina, Buenos Aires & Southern Patagonia

Highlights of Argentina, Buenos Aires & Southern Patagonia

Walk Patagonia's trails and explore Torres del Paine

From US $2729 14 Days ex flights
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