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This loud, Latin metropolis' elegant streets are flanked with stunning examples of Colonial, Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture, in a city where artists' quarters sit between slick coffee houses and tango is danced on street corners. Home to the widest avenue in the world, Avenida de Julio, Buenos Aires doesn't do things by halves: the heart of the city at Plaza de Mayo is a stately green oasis packed with imposing statues, overlooked by Eva Perón's iconic balcony. From Recoleta's grand buildings to Camanito's pastel hues and the derelict yet beautiful poverty of the barrios, sensual Buenos Aires is like a thousand European towns rolled into one.
 
There's a reason why Beunos Aires is called the Paris of South America - its early settlers came from Europe colonising the city in a distinctive yet inimitable style. Pound the streets of classic BA taking in the architecture, coffee shops and outdoor markets before paying a visit to the city's past aristocrats and celebrities at Recoleta's vast cemetery. Antique hunters will love dusty San Telmo, and on Sundays the barrio comes alive with a popular fair that goes on until dusk. Steak lovers will love the parrillas, serving up Argentina's famous grass-fed beef. Tango is Argentina's obsession: fabulous nightly displays can be seen at Café Tortoni and the Esquina Carlos Gardel.


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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:

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Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia

Nights: 19 | from £13,730pp

This 20 night voyage will see you visit the wind-swept Falklands, wildlife-rich South Georgia and the great White Continent, Antarctica. Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Adventure & Culture | Cruising

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Buenos Aires, Iguassu & Rio

Nights: 8 | from £3,785pp

Experience the diverse cities of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janerio with a visit to the beautiful Iguazu Falls. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Argentina's Wildlife

Nights: 12 | from £4,895pp

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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Luxury Small Group Journeys - Patagonia: Tierra del Fuego to Torres del Paine 2017

Nights: 9 | from £7,495pp

Travel to the ends of the earth on this diverse itinerary that ranges from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires to rugged, untouched wilderness and the southernmost... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Patagonia Explored

Nights: 11 | from £4,850pp

Start with a blast of cosmopolitan chic in Bueno Aires before immersing yourself in the invigorating and utterly majestic Patagonian land and seascapes... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Alvear Palace

The Alvear Palace's Louis XVI elegance and imposing architecture create a truly palatial feel. Built in 1932, it has been extensively updated to create... Find out more

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Estancia La Bamba Areco

Estancia La Bamba Areco is nestled in tranquil and unspoilt countryside yet only just over an hour from the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. This private... Find out more

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Estancia los Patos

Celebrating the time-honoured way of life on an estancia, Estancia los Patos is part of a property first established by the Videla Dorna family 200 years... Find out more

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Faena Hotel

Faena Hotel & Universe is truly in a world of its own - moody, hip and verging on crazy. You are welcomed into the lobby lined with voluminous, scarlet... Find out more

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Four Seasons Hotel 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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Family Holidays

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Silversea Cruise - Valparaiso, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nights: 21 | from £11,900pp

Tick off a host of bucket list experiences on this South American cruise, from walking with penguins in the Falklands and watching glaciers calve in Patagonia... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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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.

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