- Experience the tango and excellent gastronomy in Buenos Aires
- See whales, penguins and amazing sea life in Peninsula Valdes
- Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world!
- Perito Moreno Glacier and Los Glaciares National Park
The program starts in Buenos Aires, the capital city, where we will visit several points of interest like La Boca, San Telmo, 9 de Julio Avenue, the Obelisk, Colon Theatre, La Recoleta, Palermo, Puerto Madero and more. Enjoy exquisite Argentine beef and a tango show!
Then, we will fly south to stop in Puerto Madryn, the gateway to visiting Peninsula Valdes and seeing the awesome sea life. Whales, penguins, sea lions, birds... Check seasons for each specimen.
Next, we continue to the south to visit Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world! We will enjoy the national park here and navigate the mythical Beagle Channel.
Finally, we will stop in El Calafate to visit one of the highlights of Patagonia: the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier, with enormous blocks of ice falling into the lake with a thunderous crash. Amazing!
Are you ready to enjoy Patagonia?
Day 1: Buenos Aires
Day 2: Buenos Aires city tour and tango show
Day 3: Buenos Aires estancia visit
Day 4: Buenos Aires – Puerto Madryn
Day 5: Puerto Madryn: Peninsula Valdes
Day 6: Puerto Madryn: Penguin reserve and Welsh colony
Day 7: Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia
Day 8: Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego and Beagle Channel
Day 9: Ushuaia: Lago Escondido
Day 10: Ushuaia to El Calafate
Day 11: El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 12: El Calafate
Day 13: El Calafate to Buenos Aires
- Transfers in/out airport - hotel
- Accommodation in centrally located hotels
- Daily breakfast
- Other meals as per the itinerary
- Excursions and activities as detailed in the itinerary, with guide
- 24-hour phone assistance
- Visit to Tigre Delta (Bue)
- Whale Watching Boat Navigation
- Minitrekking over Perito Moren
- Internal and international flights
- Meals not specified in the itinerary
- Travel insurance
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What is the best month to visit Argentina?
Argentina is the world’s eighth-largest country, with a wide variety of landscapes. So, depending on the kind of trip you have in mind, you can visit the country throughout the year. Overall, the best time to visit Argentina is between December and February—the beaches are warm and welcoming. If you want to explore the spectacular wilderness of Patagonia, the ideal time is between December and March, though it can get crowded. March to May is perfect to cover Buenos Aires and the Lake District. Mid-June through to October in Argentina is great for winter-sports enthusiasts. The best ski conditions are from mid-July till early September. However, do note that July is the winter vacation month and sees local crowds in many ski resorts. More information here.
Is Argentina expensive to visit?
Though Argentina is not among the cheapest countries to visit, if you’re bringing in a higher-value currency, it will not seem very expensive. If budget is a constraint, it is possible to squeeze in a trip for as little as USD 40 a day (we’re talking hostel accommodation, public transport, etc). But for a more comfortable trip, be prepared to shell out upwards of USD 100. Typically, coastal towns like Del Plata and popular tourist destinations like Patagonia are more expensive. Pro tip: think US dollars and not Argentine pesos because the value of the local currency may not be what you’ve researched online.
How many days do you need in Argentina?
We recommend a minimum of two weeks in Argentina, but for a truly comprehensive experience that takes in the entire length of the country, you’ll need 21 to 25 days. Though a three-week tour to Argentina would include internal flights, you will not only visit the best destinations but also discover some hidden gems. If you have limited time to spare, focus on a few places. So, in 7 days you can soak in the culture and urban rhythms of capital Buenos Aires and visit a few more highly rated destinations like Salta, Iguazu Falls, or Patagonia. For more details on how many days to spend in Argentina, see here.
Do they speak English in Argentina?
English is not spoken widely in Argentina. You might meet younger people in big cities who speak English, and it is generally understood in the tourist industry, but beyond that don’t expect to find too many English speakers. Argentina’s official language is Spanish and most of the country’s 45 million people speak it. Anyone visiting from Spain or other Spanish-speaking countries like Mexico will not find it too hard to navigate the language barrier, though dialects and pronunciations are different. Italian comes second, with around 1.5 million speakers. Other languages with a significant number of speakers include Arabic, German and Yiddish.
What is considered rude in Argentina?
Though Argentinians are not considered to be very punctual, not respecting a schedule in a business meeting may be interpreted as being rude. Do not discuss politics and do not, under any circumstances, talk casually about the Falklands War (Argentines call it Guerra de las Malvinas, incidentally). If a type of herbal tea called ‘mate’, which is quite popular in Argentina, is offered to you in a small vessel, it is impolite to say ‘no’. (If you don’t enjoy it, it's okay to refuse the next round.) Argentines stand close to each other while speaking. Don’t back off—it may be considered discourteous.