Discover the unparalleled beauty of South America on your journey to Argentina.
Whether you’re looking for an exciting Argentina family vacation, a romantic getaway, or a memorable outing with friends, Alluring Americas can arrange luxury Argentina tours and travel experiences that are anything but cookie cutter.
Argentina inspires visitors with its charming wealth of natural beauty. Nightlife, wildlife, jungles, mountains, steely icebergs, cascading waterfalls—Argentina has it all.
With over a million square miles filled with subtropical rainforest creatures, the dazzling Andes, sparkling glaciers, and modern cities, Argentina's got a lot of ground to cover. So here's a taste of the possibilities that await you on an Alluring Americas trip to some of Argentina's most popular destinations.
Because Buenos Aires is the capital city of Argentina and one of the largest cities in South America, it’s bustling twenty-four seven.
The birthplace of the tango, it brims with fascinating culture, history, architecture, and entertainment.
With its Parisian-like feel, Buenos Aires is a delight for sightseers.
The crown jewel of the Misiones province is undoubtedly the magnificent Iguazú Falls.
After all, its 275 different cataracts and three-mile spread mesmerize millions of visitors each year. But nature is the primary attraction of Misiones for more reasons than one: you’ll see untouched jungles, semiprecious stones, Jesuit ruins, and an impressive number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in this lush province.
Mendoza is situated in Argentina’s west. Dubbed one of the nine “Great Wine Capitals,” Mendoza is set in the rolling countryside with the imposing Andes as a backdrop.
Also, this area boasts South America’s highest peak, Mount Aconcagua. Seasoned hikers climb the slopes of the mountain to take in crisp air and astonishing Andean sunsets.
Patagonia is found in Argentina’s icy south. The Andes divide this vast, sparsely populated region between Argentina and Chile.
Here you can travel through the Lake District as well as the Península Valdés in the Atlantic region. And you won’t want to miss El Calafate, a gorgeous hub for travelers that offers access to various places within Los Glaciares National Park.
Argentina has much to offer eager travelers of all ages. Whether you’re traveling to Argentina with kids or experiencing a luxurious adventure with your significant other, you’ll find plenty of places to visit.
We mentioned a few of these locations above, but here is our list of “must-visit” destinations, which we describe in more detail below:
Argentina is full of opportunities for entertainment, cultural enrichment, and outdoor exploration.
Experience unforgettable beauty from the deck of a ferryboat setting off from Puerto Madero. Or immerse yourself in the colorful neighborhood of La Boca or the stunning Cabildo in Plaza de Mayo.
And if you’re looking for a respite from fast-paced city life, consider the grassy plains of the Pampas, to the west of Buenos Aires.
You’ll find historic cattle ranches where the myth of the gaucho on horseback lives on. With folklore as rich as the soil, the Pampas account for much of Argentina’s treasured history and economic wealth.
The magnificent Iguazú Falls, an Alluring Americas favorite, forms the boundary between Argentina and Brazil.
On the Argentine side, the star of the falls is undoubtedly the horseshoe-shaped Devil’s Throat. This largest of the waterfalls is more than 260 feet high and nearly 50 feet wide. Furthermore, surrounding the falls is a rainforest known as Selva Misionera, one of the only inland portions of the Atlantic Forest of South America.
Salta and the Andean Northwest showcase the magic of nature with extraordinary rockscapes viewable from one of the world’s highest railways, the “Train to the Clouds.”
Before leaving the north, explore the pre-Inca fortification of Pucará de Tilcara in the province of Jujuy. Next, visit the three frozen Inca mummies, the Children of Llullaillaco, in Salta. Finally, in the northwestern Catamarca Province, you can gape at Antofalla, a remote Miocene-Pliocene volcano.
Wine in the west! The tranquil city of Mendoza is the heart of Argentina’s wine country.
Other places to visit in the Cuyo region include the Andean foothills, the snow-blanketed Aconcagua, and the green Laguna de los Horcones. In addition, brave adventurers can trek to the Valle de la Luna, an area known for its moonlike landscape.
The world-renowned Península Valdés in the Atlantic Patagonia region spoils wildlife enthusiasts with cavorting penguins, sea lions, and elephant seals.
Moreover, the alpine town of Bariloche at the heart of northern Patagonia’s Lake District offers stunning views of the surrounding lakes and mountains.
In the south, El Calafate’s breathtaking beauty is matched only by the fact that its Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the few glaciers in the world that’s growing, not shrinking.
However, you might opt for an alternative destination in the southernmost region of Patagonia: Ushuaia, with its pristine and unspoiled scenery, boasts a spectacularly rugged landscape.
Argentina is full of opportunities for entertainment, cultural enrichment, and outdoor exploration.
Shopping, horseback riding, white-water rafting, indulging in the flavorful local cuisine—there’s truly something for everyone. And traveling with Alluring Americas guarantees personalized attention in creating an experience not meant for just anyone.
Shop at stylish boutiques and malls, enjoy a churro and espresso at an intimate café, and end the night with a tango at one of the many dance halls.
But don’t forget to nap first—the evening doesn’t generally come alive until after midnight.
For a family-friendly excursion, head over to La Plata, just southeast of Buenos Aires.
This small city with its gorgeous architecture has one of the best natural history museums in the world, Museo de La Plata. Moreover, the República de los Niños is a theme park designed just for children. Kids will love exploring the child-size city, complete with an airport, courthouse, hotels, and restaurants.
At Iguazú Falls, simply marveling at the natural wonder of the falls and feeling the spray on your skin is amazing enough.
But there’s more! Take a jeep through the jungle for a spectacular bird-watching tour. Encounter many of Argentina’s 350–400 species of exotic birds, including the toco toucan, great dusky swift, and blue dacnis.
Not a landlubber? How about a watery ride through the Devil’s Throat canyon? Or for a truly unforgettable view, take to the skies. A helicopter tour of the falls will treat you to some of the most breathtaking panoramas on Earth.
If wine is on your mind, Mendoza is a must-visit. Tour a vineyard by bicycle, ride a horse through the Andes, and shop along the tree-lined street of Sarmiento.
Adventure and natural beauty await: paragliding from the summit of Cerro Arco will allow you to see Mendoza from the best view possible—the sky.
Planning a family trip to Argentina? Avail yourself of the family-friendly activities in and around the city, including skiing and white-water rafting, on an Alluring Americas tailor-made Mendoza excursion.
Couples and all lovers of the outdoors can explore Bariloche’s world-class hiking, fly-fishing, golf, kayaking, rafting, and mountain biking opportunities.
Hikers of all levels of fitness and experience can ice hike at the Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate.
In addition, if you’re traveling to Argentina with kids, take them to walk (or waddle) with penguins at a penguin colony, ride the world’s southernmost train to the End of the World, or visit the Ecocenter in Puerto Madryn.
Finally, if you venture even farther south, visit the overhanging caves at Cueva de las Manos, where you can see handprints painted by ancient peoples almost ten thousand years ago.
From rustic camping to luxury resort hotels, accommodations in Argentina can be as varied as travelers want them to be.
For an adventurous twist, you could choose an estancia—a South American ranch that allows you to experience rural areas and that often includes family activities. No matter where you want to stay, Alluring Americans will ensure you enjoy luxurious levels of comfort and service.
One of the best neighborhoods for a night’s stay in Buenos Aires is San Telmo.
With its cobblestone streets, local bars and restaurants, and antique shops, San Telmo is sure to give you an authentic Buenos Aires experience.
For a special Mendoza experience, escape the city to spend one night at a family-run farm or vineyard. Enjoy traditional hospitality, a great meal, and all the comforts of home.
For travelers looking for something a little more unique, consider staying in a yurt or a solar-powered dome in Patagonia. Or enjoy a pleasurable night on the water with your family in a luxurious houseboat. What’s more, you can even marry childhood fantasy with conservation by staying in a treehouse!
Argentina is a safe and easy country to travel to, but exercise normal precautions, especially in cities.
In Buenos Aires and other large cities, take taxis at night instead of walking, and keep a valid chip in your phone so that it’s usable. US citizens will need a passport to enter Argentina, but you won’t need a travel visa if you’re staying for fewer than ninety days. As always with international travel, know the location of the nearest embassy.
Independent tours in Argentina abound, as do the adventures—and Alluring Americas can help you every step of the way.
The best time to visit Argentina depends on where you want to go, but we can help you pick time as well as location! For instance, Iguazú Falls is particularly enjoyable in the spring or autumn, when the weather is cooler but the water levels are still high.
After you spend a day or two in the capital of tango, Buenos Aires, we suggest that you make the most of your South American adventure by heading to the rainforests of Iguazú Falls. A logical next destination is Mendoza, where you can drink your fill at world-famous wineries. Finally, complete your trip by experiencing the unrivaled beauty of Patagonia.
This is our Alluring Argentina—an enamoring mosaic of uncharted paths, brilliant colors, and warm welcomes.
Because we handcraft private, culturally immersive experiences, your trip is curated to reflect your curiosity and passions. Whether you need a romantic getaway or an unforgettable family adventure, Alluring Americas is the luxury travel company that will lead you on the journey of a lifetime.