Love being wined and dined? You're in for a treat! Asados, churrasco, empanadas, Malbec and mate (a caffeine-rich drink that's an acquired taste, but that should be sampled nonetheless)...the list is endless...
Will, Original Traveller
Argentina draws you in with its beautiful and diverse landscapes of tropical flora and fauna, fertile plains, Daz white glaciers and colourful cities. Not to mention their fabulous cuisine and friendly people.
Why we think you’ll love it
- The sheer variety of wild scenery and rugged landscapes you'll see on holiday here, which range from rainforests in the north to glaciers in the south
- Whether you're a wine buff, foodie, nature lover or adrenaline enthusiast, Argentina will satisfy each and every past time
- The diversity of its wildlife: you'll see caiman, capybara and a cornucopia of birds in the wetlands of the north, whilst you can expect to spot orcas, elephant seals and penguins off the wild coast of the Peninsula Valdes
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Luxury Holidays in Argentina: The Detail
South America's second largest country (after Brazil) has a wealth of stunning scenery to enjoy on a luxury holiday, from the sub-Antarctic regions of Patagonia in the south to sub-tropical jungle in the north. In the west, the impressive Andes (including the highest peak in the western hemisphere, Mt. Aconcagua) run the length of the country and form a natural frontier with neighbouring Chile.
Did you know
- Argentina means 'land of silver'. Settlers thought the land was filled with silver, but unfortunately it wasn't
- The Latin dance and music called the Tango originated in Buenos Aires
- Argentina was one of the first countries in the world to have radio broadcasting, with its first broadcast made in August 1920. At that time only 20 people had a receiver
- It is customary to eat gnocci on the 29th of each month, a tradition probably introduced by Italian immigrants
- Friend's Day, much like the concept of Mother's Day and Father's Day, is an official holiday in Buenos Aires on the 20th July, although it is not a national public holiday
The centre of Argentina is dominated by the Pampas - vast, fertile grasslands - and is also home to Cordoba, and the country's ever more impressive winelands in Mendoza. Finally, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires is a passionate and lively city to visit while enjoying a luxury holiday - it's a melting pot of peoples from Europe and Latin America. And speaking of passion, Argentina is one of the Original Travel team's favourite places, and we know it intimately.
Argentina hosts contrasting landscapes from the vibrancy and colour of Buenos Aires to the cool magnificent glaciers of Patagonia. Buenos Aires is a particular luxury holiday favourite of ours, if not for the opportunities to dabble in some tango dancing but for its historic heritage and contrasting modern docks. The pampas are the fertile plains that house great ranches, otherwise known as Estancias, for horse riding and immersing yourself in endless Argentinean countryside, you can go on a long ride and not even see another soul - bliss. If there is an epic photo opportunity to be had, however, it's of the Iguazu Falls, where Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil meet. Mendoza at the foothills of the Andes is home to some of South America's finest wine, and a tour round the vineyards is a must. However what makes Argentina that much more attractive as a luxury holiday destination - is its wildlife; Egellanic penguins in archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, whales and seals along the Peninsula Valdes and more incredible marine wildlife in the Ibera wetlands.
There is so much to see and do in Argentina that one visit may not suffice, yet with a little help from us we can tailor make a trip of a life time.
Why read a review online when you can talk to someone at Original Travel who has visited all the latest chic hotels in BA's Palermo district or can advise on where to try your hand at polo? Our Latin America team have the inside track on all the best places to go and things to see on a luxury holiday to Argentina.