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.
Buenos Aires - British Airways daily.
GMT -3 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area
Highlights - Buenos Aires - a full day to explore this fascinating city; Peninsula Valdes; Iguazu Falls National Park... Read more ...
Highlights - enjoy a private wine-tasting; Fly to Mendoza; Take an excursion to the city of Mendoza or to a high mountain estancia... Read more ...
On arrival in the morning, you are transferred to your hotel; the rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner with fellow guests. Read more ...
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Patagonia is a geographic region containing the southernmost portion of South America. Located in Argentina and Chile, it comprises the Andes mountains to the west and south, and plateaux and low plains to the east.
Argentine Patagonia is for the most part a region of vast plains, rising in a succession of abrupt terraces about 100 metres at a time, and covered with an enormous bed of shingle almost bare of vegetation. In the hollows of the plains are fresh water lakes. Towards the Andes the shingle gives place to porphyry, granite, and basalt lavas, animal life becomes more abundant and vegetation more luxuriant, acquiring the characteristics of the flora of the western coast.
The high rainfall against the western Andes and the low sea surface temperatures offshore have created ice-fields and glaciers; the largest ice-fields in the Southern Hemisphere outside of Antarctica.
Latin America's first Glaciarium, the Museo del Hielo Patagonico, has opened this January on the outskirts of El Calafate, near Patagonia's Southern Ice Field. This state-of-the-art museum is the realisation of the dream of a group of climbers, providing information on the ice fields and serving to support research on ecology and climate change.
Suggested Patagonia Accommodation
Eolo sits in splendid isolation in the vast scenery of Patagonia. The lodge's well-appointed suites boast huge windows and striking views...
Located between the Glaciers National Park and the town of El Calafate lies the Hosteria Alta Vista which forms a part of Estancia Anita, the biggest sheep farm in the area...
Built in ten acres of parkland on the banks of the Calafate River, Casa de Los Sauces is an authentic Patagonian lodge offering 18 guest rooms in three elegant houses, all individually furnished...
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The Hotels you (Charlie Lockwood) selected were superb in Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil, what a pleasure it has been to stay in the Orient Express Hotels, everyone was so helpful, the exception being the Four Seasons Hotel in Buenos Aires equally superb.
- TW, London
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Peninsula School Feeding Association
Aims to reduce short-term hunger and increase attendance of school children, with daily lunches for children who may otherwise not have a meal that day.