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Argentina is big, beautiful and unbelievably glamorous. Scenically enchanting, it is full of geographical wonders and rich in sensual delights. Everything begins in Buenos Aires, the so-called 'Paris of Latin America', where open-air cafes spill onto wide avenues and elegant boulevards are filled by the romantic sounds of tango. With some of South America's best museums, theatres, art galleries and designer boutiques, there is no shortage of things to do and see. Step out of the capital to watch the roaring Iguazú Falls and delve into the rich tropical Iberá Wetlands, or in contrast, the northwest is like a Wild West film set, with dusty cowboy towns, cacti and white-washed churches. Further south in Cordoba you'll find clean air, laid-back villages, home-style food, Andean views and adventures galore. Here you can stay on an estancia and explore the countryside on foot or horseback, watch the gauchos at work and get to know your hosts over fine meals. Travel west to the foothills of the Andes to explore vineyards and taste some of the best New World wines in Mendoza, or further south, set on the border with Chile, the volcanic Lake District is a stunning vista reflecting the dramatic peaks of the cordillera, a great place for a self-drive adventure. Argentina's wild coast, the Peninsula Valdes, is a wildlife haven, attracting whale, penguin and sea lion, while further south still are the mountains of the Patagonian Steppe, where snow dusts the peaks amid beautiful lakes and majestic glaciers, and on to Tierra del Fuego, the 'uttermost end of the world' and gateway to Cape Horn.

Argentina with A&K
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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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Classic Argentina

Nights: 8 | from £3,065

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

Holiday type: Tailor-made Set departure

Adventure & Culture | Classic Journeys

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Quintessential Argentina

Nights: 13 | from £4,120

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

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of Argentina

Nights: 8 | from £2,960

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

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture

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Argentina's Wildlife

Nights: 12 | from £4,895

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... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Summer Ski & Self drive, Chile & Argentina

Nights: 11 | from £3,985

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. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Cavas Wine Lodge

 

Situated in the heart of Argentina's famous wine-producing region and surrounded by many other well-known Argentinean wineries, Cavas Wine Lodge overlooks...Find out more

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Eolo

El Calafate  

Eolo is designed to emphasise the sheer beauty of the surrounding area. Simple and unassuming on the outside, it sits perfectly within the vastness of...Find out more

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Four Seasons Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires  

Four Seasons service resonates in this hotel - with its contemporary tower and early 20th-century, French-style mansion. In the tower, warm, comfortable...Find out more

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House of Jasmines

 

The House of Jasmines is an original 19th century colonial manor house, which has been re-invented as a wonderful boutique hotel. Nestled in expansive...Find out more

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Legado Mitico Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

This hotel is a wonderful combination of old and new, ideal for those with an eye for the urbane. The Legado is hidden behind mahogany-paneled doors off...Find out more

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Graeme, Charlie, Melissa, Dave, Kerry and Kelly are experts in designing the perfect holiday in Latin America to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of our hotels and resorts featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean in our Travel Blog pages.

To find out more about our Latin America team, click on the consultant links below or call them on 01242 547 701 or enquire online

 

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A winner will be selected at random at the end of each month. The winner will be notified within 10 days of being selected using the contact details supplied on the enquiry form. The winner will receive a £500 holiday voucher to use against travel with Abercrombie & Kent Limited in the UK. The voucher will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. Entries are limited to one per household, not per enquiry. Prizes must not be sold or auctioned. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or cash equivalents are permitted. The voucher can only be used against a new booking and cannot be used to amend or book additional tours or excursions on current bookings. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Prize winners are responsible for paying the outstanding amount of the booking within the usual booking terms and conditions. Abercrombie & Kent Limited reserve the right to withdraw or otherwise amend this promotion at our discretion.

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