Argentina Destination Guide

Why Argentina

The furthest points north and south in this country are separated by 3.694 KM, meaning visitors can enjoy everything from sunny beaches and jungles with their well-known waterfalls, deserts, mountains to expeditions through glacial landscapes.

Among the many tourist attractions are the Iguazu Falls, which were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Also, the Peninsula Valdes flaunts its fascinating wildlife home to elephant seals, sea lions, penguins, orcas, and, between July and November, the southern right whale. In Los Glaciares National Park, a protected area measuring 724,000 hectares, visitors can find the bobcat, ferret, Andean deer, and cougar, among others, and tour the Perito Moreno glacier. The city of Mendoza is famous for its Mount of Aconcagua and its Malbec wine.

Argentina is also known for its mountainous landscapes much like Bariloche, whose architecture preserves the traditional alpine-village style and boasts quality tourist infrastructure. Also to the North with another mountain landscape visitors can appreciate the Cerro de Los 7 colores and the Quebrada de Humahuca. 

The estuaries and lagoons of Ibera make up a rich ecosystem with a tremendous diversity of flora and fauna. Surrounded by the Martial Mounts Range and the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia, capital of the Tierra del Fuego province, is the southernmost city in the world.

Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires, is energetic and seductive. The "Porteños", as residents are referred to, have a rich cultural identity. City of contrasts, the neighborhoods are small and each with individual characteristics; the historic center is formed by Monserrat and San Telmo.

Destinations in Argentina

10 Reasons to Visit Argentina

1) Colorful Argentina

Argentina is a passionate land. Its 23 provinces are all different, each offering its own unique traditions, folklore, and cuisine. Each province has its own special charm, and the many flavors of this diverse country give groups endless choices for theme events.

2) Spectacular Argentina

Its enormous area gives Argentina an incredible variety of landscapes: waterfalls, mountains, lakes, and glaciers. Its entry door, Buenos Aires, is widely considered the most attractive city in Latin America. In Buenos Aires, visitors can watch (or better yet, enjoy learning) the Tango. Indulge with world-class gourmet restaurants, art, design, and this vibrant city's lively and cosmopolitan spirit. Guests will be amazed at the immensity of Patagonia and Antarctica. The Mesopotamia region will astonish with its amazing Iguazu Falls. Adventure and gourmet experiences await in the Cuyo region, wrapped by mountains and vineyards.

Argentina lets visitors journey from pre-historic sites to modern and cosmopolitan cities, and to discover Argentina in style, comfort and elegance.

3) Outstanding Tourist Infrastructure

Outstanding International hotel brands will present familiar names to vacationers and group travelers alike. All Argentina destinations enable visitors to choose from rustic farm estates to luxury hotels meeting the budgets of individual travelers as well as group programs. Many hotels offer state-of-the-art meeting facilities, and several Argentine destinations feature big, modern Convention Centers.

4) An Awesome Array Of Activities

The number of activities available to travelers visiting Argentina is almost as diverse as the landscape of the country. Regardless of the chosen destination, visitors will always find water sports, golf courses, fishing, horseback riding, fashionable or typical shopping, great dining, fun cruises, wine tours, whale watching, ATVs. Each destination will enchant with its own natural and cultural characteristics.

5) Argentine Gastronomy

Argentine cuisine offers an assortment of options, from local cuisine to familiar European dishes, drinks and specialties are equally plentiful. Argentine beef is considered among the best in the world. Empanadas can be stuffed with just about anything tasty, although beef, ham and cheese, and corn are the most popular.

The quality of wines is internationally reputed. Sampling the bitter taste of Mate (the drink of the Gaucho) can be a unique social event. 

Italian-style ice-cream stores are so ubiquitous you may think you’re in Southern Italy.

6) Cultural Heritage

Pre-Columbian cultures and early Conquistadores left their traces for us to visit and enjoy.

Cultural UNESCO Heritage Sites:

  • Cueva de las Manos, Rio Pinturas
  • Jesuit Block and Estancias of Cordoba
  • Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Ntra Sra de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor
  • Quebrada de Humahuaca
  • Iguazu National Park
  • Ischigualasto / Talampaya Natural Parks
  • Los Glaciares National Park
  • Los Alerces National Park
  • Península Valdés
  • Qhapaq Ñan: Andean Road System. 
  • Le Corbusier´s architectural work.


7) Exceptional Weather

From the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, the dizzying heights of the Andes to the moist jungles of Iguazu Falls and the strong chilly winds of Ushuaia—the southernmost city in the World, Argentina presents countless weather possibilities.

Argentine weather varies greatly from region to region due to its diverse geographical locations, and varying latitude–longitudes, and changes according to various seasons. You can ski during wintertime in Patagonia, and go to the beach in the summertime on the Atlantic.

8) Multilingual Friendly Population

Argentines are recognized for being warm and friendly with visitors, you will find this is to be true from the moment you arrive in Argentina. Our people's hospitality is one of the reasons why many tourists feel comfortable and decide to return time and again.

In addition, English is widely spoken in Argentina and a requirement within the tourism industry.

9) Location

Argentina is perceived as an "Exotic'' yet easy to reach and safe destination. From the US and Canada, visitors can travel south to another hemisphere, benefitting from the experience of switching from summer to winter (or vice-versa) while at the same time keeping a similar daylight saving time pattern.

10) Excellent Airlines Connections

Most international airlines offer direct flights to Buenos Aires. Our strategic location makes for excellent flight connections. Most international flights are overnight flights, arriving early and leaving Buenos Aires late in the evening, which means you can begin your program without delay upon arrival.