03 August 2018
Argentina is such a diverse country, it can be difficult to know where to begin. From the sun-baked high-altitude landscapes of the North to the frozen tip of Southern Patagonia, the country’s vast expanse is packed with one jaw-dropping view after another. Just the word Argentina conjures up images of lone gauchos riding across vast plains of the Pampas, of sultry characters locked in tango’s passionate embrace and of exuberant football fans cheering on the famous Maradona. All these experiences can be found within Argentina’s broad borders, but this dynamic country goes beyond the stereotype and delivers much, much more.
Best time to visit Argentina
The weather in Argentina varies widely from north to south, so deciding the best time to visit Argentina depends on where you’re going. The best time to visit Patagonia and the southern region is from September to March; while the northern region and Iguazú Falls are year-round destinations. The best time to go to Buenos Aires is in the spring and autumn (September to November and March to May) to avoid extreme temperatures and large crowds. The ski season in Argentina runs from June to September.
Recommended length of stay: A minimum of two nights for a city break, but stay for longer to truly appreciate the diverse landscapes of Argentina
Local currency: Argentine Peso (ARS)
Top three experiences
Walk the Perito Moreno Glacier, Santa Cruz Province
If you only visit one glacier in your life, pick Perito Moreno in Patagonia. This incredible ice mass towers above the water of Patagonia’s Los Glaciares National Park; get a close up view from a viewing platform along the glacier.
Experience city life, Buenos Aires
Spend time in this vibrant city to learn about the wines of the region, or even take a tango lesson. Buenos Aires offers no end of entertainment for all visitors, young and old alike.
Whale-watching adventure, Peninsula Valdes
Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience and watch the Southern Right whales with their calves from a zodiac boat from August till mid-December.
Where would you like to visit on your next adventure? Contact your local Travel Counsellor for a tailor-made holiday, or read our Authentic Encounters brochure for more inspiration.