Argentina is named after the silver that so impressed the first Spanish conquistadors who arrived in the early 16 th century. It’s a country of contrasting landscapes: snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes, tropical jungle, winelands, pampas lowlands, and is the second largest country in Latin America.
The capital, Buenos Aires, is a buzzing, multicultural city, a balance of old and new, sometimes called the Paris of South America. At its heart, historic San Telmo is one of the oldest districts, popular with locals and visitors alike with its busy cafes and bars, cobblestoned streets, antique shops, imposing mansions and live music. There is a thriving arts culture. The Rio de la Pata is considered the birthplace of tango, there are numerous annual music festivals, theatre is popular with over 280 venues including the Teatro Colon opera house, and there is a lively street art scene.
The country’s main attractions include Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian border, the photogenic Lake District which is perfect walking territory, the vast wilderness of Patagonia, the mountains, glaciers and waterfalls of Tierra del Fuego National Park, and the southernmost town Ushuaia, departure port for Antarctic cruises.
Argentina can be visited all year, though different regions have their own best times. Patagonia in the south is most easily visited in summer from December to March. Whales are best seen off Peninsula Valdes in October and November. The Lake District is wonderful from spring to autumn. The waters of Iguazu Falls are at their peak after rainfall, usually in April.
Three contrasting destinations, each outstanding, expert guides, specially selected hotels and time for independent exploration all in nine amazing days.
Tango in Buenos Aires, the stark wilderness of Patagonia, bucolic scenes in the Lake District and gauchos of The Pampas plus the very best hotels.
Below you'll find some of our very favourite places to stay in Argentina. However you can also see our full directory of properties by clicking the "All Places to Stay" button.
Explore Iguazu Falls and the Atlantic Rainforest with your personal guide, returning to relax at your villa with private plunge pool
A Relais & Chateaux property in a magnificent Patagonian setting from which you can hike, ride a bike or horse and visit Los Glaciers National Park.
An historic estancia and guardian of gaucho culture which you can call home as you experience life in the Pampas.
Treat yourself to some luxury at this Relais & Chateaux property in one of the Lake District's prettiest towns, mixing activity and relaxation.
Enjoy a wide range of activities from golf to trekking, watersports to tango, while staying at this superbly equipped resort overlooking Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes.
Peaceful luxury and spectacular views on the shores of the Beagle Channel near Ushuaia
The Sheraton Iguazu Resort and Spa is located in Iguazu National Park on the Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls.
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Time: GMT – 3 hours
Flight time: Flight time approximately 14 hours from London to Buenos Aires on a direct flight, and around 16 hours via Europe.
Language: Spanish is the official language, with English, French and Italian also widely spoken
Visas: Visas – not required for British nationals for stays of up to 90 days
Health: No vaccinations are compulsory but due to a yellow fever outbreak in Brazil in 2017 country certificate requirements may change at short notice