City explorers will love taking their time in Buenos Aires, checking out some of South America’s best restaurants and steakhouses, or taking in a Tango show. Foodies will also want to head to head inland toward Mendoza to explore the country’s stunning wine region, closer to the Chilean border. Head north of Buenos Aires to visit the Iguazu Falls (Niagara Falls is said to pale in comparison!).
The Patagonia region is at the southernmost tip of South America and stretches from the Pacific to the Atlantic.
This is Argentina’s largest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visitors will be amazed at the numerous glaciers, including Perito Moreno glacier, and the changes in the blue and white hues of the glaciers as daylight changes.
The gateway to the mountainous region of Argentina, this city is a mixture of beautiful colonial architecture and peñas, folklore gatherings of food and music. The roads from Salta lead to the Andes where you can find Puna’s Train to the Clouds and Jujuy’s multi-colored mountain slopes.
Crisscrossing longitudinally through 18 rivers, 20 national parks, and 11 provinces, this highway is at the heart of adventure-tourism and the best kind of road trip. Meet with different communities, experience a variety of cuisines, and explore that natural landscape of Argentina at your own pace.
Stop at San Carlos de Bariloche (commonly known as Bariloche), which borders the glacial lake of Nahuel Huapi, to enjoy the Seven Lakes Route, the Nahuel Huapi national park for hiking, and Cerro Otto for skiing.
Ushuaia, known as the city at the end of the world, is the capital of the Tierra del Fuego, an archipelago famous for its striking landscape. Take in the breathtaking scenery aboard a vintage steam train.
As the birthplace of Malbec grapes and one of the great wine capitals of the world, Mendoza is a picturesque city centered around its wine-making history. Take a wine tour that includes specific pairings with local cuisines.
Explore the rich culture of South America’s most attractive cities, with its museums and theatres, boundless artisans and creatives, and exquisite culinary options. But when night falls, chase the story of tango through the numerous shows and theatres. Step outside of the usual and take a class at any of the local tanguerías (tango houses).
The best time to visit during the summer, from November to early March. The spring season, from October to December, is the best time to avoid the peak season crowds.