Destinations / Latin America / Argentina / Tailor-Made Argentina: Cultural & Natural Wonders
LUXURY TAILOR MADE TRAVEL

Tailor-Made Argentina: Cultural & Natural Wonders

10 days from $9,995

Overlooked by the towering peaks of the Andes to the north and shaped by mighty glaciers towards the south, Argentina is a melting pot of natural splendour and urban vibrancy. The capital, Buenos Aires, boasts an abundance of European-style architectural charms and a culture influenced by Europe, Latin America and the nation’s indigenous peoples. In this modern metropolis, public life is celebrated, which is showcased by trendsetting boutiques and innovative gourmet diners through to streetside tango shows. Further towards central Argentina near the border with Chile is Bariloche, also known as Little Switzerland thanks to its alpine structures, love of chocolate, and backdrop of rugged peaks. Way towards the southern tip of Argentina, you’ll find the Perito Moreno Glacier, a sight that’s just as astonishing as the 275 cascades of the thundering Iguazu Falls in the nation’s northeast corner.

While it would take a lifetime to discover all the dynamic cities and incredible wilderness of Argentina, a ten-day trip can include a combination of urban and natural highlights that promise to leave a lasting impression. This itinerary will take you to historic cities such as Buenos Aires and Bariloche as well as natural wonders like the Perito Moreno Glacier and the Iguazu Falls.

Argentina at a Glance

Argentina is one of South America’s most friendly destinations for LGBTQ+ travellers. While attitudes can be on the conservative side in rural areas and small towns, cities like Cordoba, Mendoza, and especially the capital, Buenos Aires, have thriving gay scenes and progressive rights enshrined in law for the LGBTQ+ community. Argentina was the continent’s first nation to legalise same-sex marriage along with full adoption rights in 2010, and the right to change gender was legalised in 2012. Hate crimes based on gender identity or sexual orientation are punishable by life imprisonment.

As the world’s eighth-largest country by landmass, Argentina is home to landscapes ranging from desert and subtropical to mountainous. In southern Patagonia, temperatures can be extremely cold. In northern destinations such as the Iguazu Falls, weather conditions can be hot and humid year-round. The peak tourism seasons are winter (June to August) and summer (December to February), though you might want to visit in November to attend the annual Pride festival in Buenos Aires.

Currency icon

Currency

Argentine Peso (ARS)

Language icon

Language

Spanish

Visas icon

Visas

Not needed for travellers from the US, Canada and Europe

Best Time To Visit icon

Best Time To Visit

Springtime (October to mid-December) and Autumn (April to mid-June)

Timezone icon

Timezone

Argentina Standard Time (GMT-3)

Homosexual Activity icon

Homosexual Activity

Legal

La Boca Buenos Aires

Photo: Tomas Pedroni

Photo: Guille Pozzi

10-day travel itinerary

By following this itinerary, you’ll start and end in Buenos Aires, staying in destinations including Bariloche and El Calafate during the trip.

DAY 1

Concentric circles icon

Arrive in Buenos Aires

After checking into your hotel, take the first day to relax after a long flight and prepare for tomorrow’s adventure.

DAY 2

Concentric circles icon

Buenos Aires highlights

Today, embark on a sightseeing and cultural tour of the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires, also known as the Paris of South America. While visiting landmarks such as the Plaza de Mayo, you’ll notice the European influence on the city’s architecture. In San Telmo, the city’s oldest residential neighbourhood, you’ll see picturesque buildings and antique shops lining the cobbled streets. End the day with an evening dinner and tango show at the famous Rojo Tango.

DAY 3

Concentric circles icon

Fly to Bariloche

Relax after flying to Bariloche and checking into your hotel on day three.

DAY 4

Concentric circles icon

Bariloche

On day four, discover Bariloche's top sights, which include rugged peaks, lush hills and historical landmarks. Join a guided tour through the forest and take part in the cultural ritual of toasting with a delicious Argentine beverage. In the afternoon, consider booking a tour of a local brewery.

DAY 5

Concentric circles icon

Bariloche

Take day five to make the most of the outdoors in Bariloche. You could try activities such as hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, rafting or mountain biking. Alternatively, you could play a round at one of Patagonia’s best-regarded golf courses.

DAY 6

Concentric circles icon

El Calafate

On day six, fly to the rustic, charming town of El Calafate, the gateway to Argentina’s famous glaciers. Take the day to relax after checking into your hotel.

DAY 7

Concentric circles icon

Perito Moreno Glacier

Today, you’ll come face-to-face with one of the world’s few remaining advancing glaciers, the Perito Moreno Glacier. You can take in views of the glacier’s southern and northern faces from walkways situated at different distances and heights.

DAY 8

Concentric circles icon

Fly to the Iguazu Falls

Spend the morning admiring the Patagonian landscape surrounding El Calafate before flying to the Iguazu Falls, where you can spend the evening relaxing at your hotel.

DAY 9

Concentric circles icon

Discover the Iguazu Falls

On day nine, you’ll soak up the view of the 275 cascades that make up the mesmerising Iguazu Falls. You can take a stroll above the falls amid the surrounds of exotic birds, butterflies and tropical flora. Also, follow the boardwalk that extends nearly a kilometre above a river to Devil’s Throat, a waterfall that marks the border between Brazil and Argentina. We also suggest visiting Devil’s Gorge and learning more about the region at the Iguazu National Park Visitor’s Center.

DAY 10

Concentric circles icon

Depart from Buenos Aires

Spend the morning admiring the Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian side before flying back to Buenos Aires, where you can catch a connecting flight home.

Concentric circles icon

Additional recommended activities

Since you’re watching the show at Rojo Tango, you might want to get your feet moving by booking a private lesson with the performers. If you can spend an extra day or two in the south, we suggest taking a wilderness walk to Lago Argentino and exploring the Los Glaciares National Park. While visiting the falls at the Iguazu National Park, you might want to embark on a tour that follows the Yacaratiá trail through the jungle in an open-air vehicle. You can also raft over rapids along the Lower Iguazu River.

Let Us Book Your Luxury Argentina Vacation

Get in touch if you would like us to arrange your Argentina trip. Did you have a different Argentina itinerary in mind? No problem. We tailor every trip to your individual travel style and passions so just let us know what you’re looking for.

icon

A private itinerary designed for you

icon

Hand-selected luxury accommodation

icon

Exclusive insider-access opportunities and inspiring sightseeing

icon

English-speaking local guides

icon

Airport meet and greet with private transfers

Plaza Congreso Buenos Aires
Subscribe to our newsletter

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing.