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Argentina travel guide

Argentina is a country of dramatic and mesmerizing contrasts – unforgettable landscapes, idyllic lakes and mountains and lively cities. Enjoy life with the locals and sip a Malbec and devour a steak in one of the most picturesque regions on the world.

Argentina Fast Facts

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Languages Spoken

The official language spoken in Argentina is Spanish



Name: Argentine Peso

Code: ARS

Symbol: $

$17.50 is approximately US $1

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Time Zone

Argentina is GMT/UTC - 3h during Standard Time

Highlights of Argentina


Iguazu Falls

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Buenos Aires

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Argentina’s must-sees

Argentina is a country bursting with life, color and a great mix of friendly people. Why not tuck into an enormous steak for dinner with a glass of local wine or learn to tango at one of the lively milonga clubs. Head to the incredible ice fields of Los Glaciares National Park or take on the mighty Andes on one of our range of exciting tours and get the most out of your trip.
a Buenos Aires avenue as seen from inside a car

Buenos Aires

Blending a European aesthetic with fiery Latino vibes, Buenos Aires is picturesque, passionate, glamorous, and edgy. The Argentinean capital is an absolute foodie heaven with the best steaks in the world, delicious wines and hip cafes.
Mountains and dark gray clouds

Buenos Aires Province

Winding waterways, agricultural elegance and grassland plains as far as the eye can see, Buenos Aires Provence offers a welcome respite from the pace of the big city and an insight into Argentina’s famous gaucho (cowboy) way of life.
A hiker with a large backpack staring off to mountains in the distance in patagonia

Stunning landscapes

Argentina boasts a fine array of stunning and contrasting landscapes. Sandy deserts, Andean mountain ranges, crystal clear lakes and enchanting forests.
Bunches of grapes hanging from a tree limb

Wine tasting

Famous for its wines, Argentina is home to the world-famous Malbec.  Mendoza produces most of the country’s grapes and is a must-visit for wine lovers.
A female backpacker hiking in the mountains of Pategonia

Argentina tours, adventures and experiences

Argentina Tours

Brazil Tours

Iguassu & Beyond | 9 Days

For the nature lover who also wants to explore the nightlife of the urban jungle and have plenty of time on the beach, this nine-day adventure offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and cosmopolitan culture.

El Calafate & El Chalten - Trekking the Fitz Roy| 6 Days

On this 6-day adventure, you will tour Perito Moreno Glacier (the most famous in Patagonia) before continuing to the lovely mountain town of El Chalten.

Patagonia Hiking | 9 Days

Trek through the crisp air of El Chaltn to the area near the imposing Perito Moreno Glacier, finishing up in Buenos Aires.
The front of a passenger Panamericana bus in Buenis Aires

Do I need a Visa?

As a tourist, you do not need a visa to visit Argentina if you plan on staying less than 90 days. If you’re thinking about staying longer than 90 days, we’d advise speaking with the country’s official migration service.

How to get around


Due to its size, air travel is the most convenient option when it comes to traveling around Argentina.  There are a number of airlines servicing the country however be prepared to be routed through Buenos Aires which can cause inconvenience and cost.



Bus travel in Argentina is fast and very comfortable.  There are a number of different classes, even sleepers for overnight journeys.  Larger luggage is stowed in the hold and security is generally very good.


While there have been reductions in long-distance train service, the rail network continues to reach Buenos Aires and some surrounding areas, as well as services to Posadas and Cordoba.  Trains tend to be cheaper than buses but trains are slower and go to fewer destinations.  Buy train tickets in advance during peak periods.



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