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Argentina inspires a torrent of dazzling prose from returning guests. You've told us about learning to make empanadas under an old walnut tree beneath the Andes: an afternoon with penguins rather than humans on Valdes Peninsula followed by divine lemon meringue pie with a local family: and of galloping across the Iberá wetlands to enjoy a sundowner amongst its prolific birdlife.


On every occasion A&K's outstanding local staff enhanced your experience. Never more so than in Buenos Aires when our group's supper was plunged into darkness by a power cut. The guide's reaction? To serenade her guests with an aria from La Traviatta, earning a standing ovation from the restaurant. It later emerged she's also a soprano who has performed in many of the city's best theatres.

We can't promise every guide has such an entertaining second string but we're certain they know their country inside out and will happily provide unforgettable and authentic experiences. They're part of our exceptional team, renowned for it creative itineraries - tango classes with the famous Elsa Maria y Mayoral and spectacular drives in vintage cars - the best vehicle fleet around and seamless travel links to South American countries.

Take a holiday to Argentina with Abercrombie & Kent and we'll show you incredible landscapes, warm hospitality and a sophisticated capital, all with a dash of European flair. Buzzing Buenos Aires boasts neighbourhoods including historic San Telmo and fashioniable Palermo. Head west across the pampas to Mendoza for superb vineyards, many with extraordinary architecture beneath the vertiginous wall of the Andes, while the north offers Salta's mesmerizing rock formations and the Iguazú Falls, kissing the lush Brazilian border with up to 300 cascades. And it's equally spectacular in the deep south where Patagonia mixes mountains and lakes with showstoppers including toothpaste blue Perito Moreno Glacier.

Travel to Argentina with A&K in 2015 and we'll garnish a wilderness destination with remarkable luxury flourishes. Just ask our amazed guests who enjoyed a private gourmet picnic on the vast Patagonian Steppe. Their al fresco feast was interrupted by a classical violinist emerging from behind a rock to play a haunting melody. Desert Island discs has nothing on that.

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Best time to be there

A year round destination, Argentina's climate ranges from subtropical in the north to sub arctic in the south. The best times to visit are November to March. Spring and autumn (September to November and April to May) offer pleasant, mild temperatures.

Fly to

Buenos Aires - British Airways daily.

flying time

13.5 hours

time difference

GMT -3 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area

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Guest Testimonial

The Hotels you (Charlie Lockwood) selected were superb in Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil, what a pleasure it has been to stay in the Belmond Hotels, everyone was so helpful, and the Four Seasons in Buenos Aires was equally superb

- TW, London


Suggested itineraries in Argentina


Classic Argentina

Nights: 8 | from £2,760

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Spend 9 nights exploring the diversity of Argentina, from the sensual tango shows in Buenos Aires to the splendour of Bariloche and Iguazu.


Quintessential Argentina

Nights: 13 | from £3,635

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Explore the highlights of Argentina from Buenos Aires to the ice wall of El Calafate and alpine Bariloche to the spectacular Iguazu Falls.


Highlights of Argentina

Nights: 8 | from £2,960

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From buzzing Buenos Aires to a rural estancia escape and the wondrous Iguazu Falls, experience the best of Argentina on this 8 night adventure.


Argentina's Wildlife

Nights: 12 | from £4,895

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Discover a rich diversity of wildlife on this 12 night journey through some of Argentina’s most remote regions, from wetlands and rainforests to the open savannah.


Summer Ski & Self drive, Chile & Argentina

Nights: 11 | from £3,985

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Strap on your skies in Valle Nevado before heading off on a self-drive adventure to Bariloche, passing lakes, volcanoes and national parks along the way.


Explore Atlantic Patagonia

Nights: 5 | from £1,115

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Explore Patagonia’s vast biological diversity as you follow southern right whales on their journey south to the Valdes Peninsula on this unique 6 day programme.


Connections - Chile & Argentina: Patagonia & Beyond

Nights: 12 | from £5,520

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Enjoy Chile’s picturesque Lake District and meet a local fisherman to sample his harvest of oyster, learn about life in the wilds with a visit to a Patagonian ranch and more ...


Gourmet Argentina

Nights: 12 | from £5,395

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Sample some of Argentina’s finest gourmet dining and explore its famous wine regions – this decadent 12 night itinerary is a foodie’s delight.


Suggested accommodation in Argentina

Cavas Wine Lodge

 

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Eolo

El Calafate                                     

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Four Seasons Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires                                     

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House of Jasmines

 

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Legado Mitico Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

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Alvear Art Hotel

Buenos Aires

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