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Argentina Holidays

Best known as the home of tango, there’s far more to Argentina than sultry dance moves – although we highly recommend a visit to one of Buenos Aires’ tango bars. The country promises an intense, unforgettable swirl of culture and natural wonders, from the colourful streets of La Boca to the thundering cataracts of Iguazú Falls and the crackling blue ice of the Perito Moreno Glacier.

With the majority of small-ship voyages to Antarctica embarking from Ushuaia at the southern tip of Argentina, adding-on a few days in this vibrant country is a natural choice. From tango in Buenos Aires to trekking in Patagonia, our extension packages can be tailored to suit you.

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Visit Argentina as an add-on to an Antarctica voyage.

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Sample itineraries

  • Discover Buenos Aires
  • Discover Iguazu
  • Discover Ushuaia
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Discover Buenos Aires

Sometimes referred to as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires’ impressive architecture, café culture and cosmopolitan feel provide a thrilling welcome to Argentina. Spend a few days exploring the city’s historic attractions and embrace the Latino spirit – a lovely contrast to an Antarctic voyage.

Learn about Buenos’ Aires fascinating past and present on a guided tour, take in a tango show and dinner at one of the city’s most famous tango houses and sample traditional Argentine cuisine.

  • Stroll along the cobbled streets of San Telmo
  • Visit Casa Rosada in Plaza de Mayo forever linked with Eva Peron
  • Sample the dynamic food scene seared sirloin to empanadas
  • Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of traditional tango show
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Discover Iguazu

Not one waterfall, but a kaleidoscope of some 275 cascades gushing over a 3km-wide stretch of river, Iguazu is the largest waterfall system in the world. The lush subtropical rainforest that surrounds these torrential falls provides a total contrast to the ice-scapes of Antarctica, making an Iguazu extension a wonderful addition to your holiday.

Stay in Puerto Iguazu where you will have the opportunity to witness the falls from both the Argentine and the Brazilian side of the border on a full-day and half-day tours respectively. Explore the verdant rainforest on walking trails and boardwalks, overlook the Iguazu River Canyon and keep your eyes peeled for coati, agouti, capuchin monkey, lizards and birds, such as harpy eagle, toco toucan and white-eyed parakeet.

  • Feel the spray from the thunderous Iguazu Falls
  • Walk the tropical trails of Iguazu Falls National Park
  • Look out for butterflies, birds and other wildlife
  • See the ‘other side’ on a guided tour to the Brazilian Falls
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Discover Ushuaia

Ushuaia is the southern-most city in the world and the gateway to Antarctica. Most cruises to the Great White Continent depart from here providing the perfect opportunity to stay longer and explore Tierra del Fuego National Park and this ‘City at the End of the World’.

As well as taking time to stroll around this sprawling city, join a 6-hour guided tour through the national park taking some gentle hikes along lesser known walking trails. Along the way you will learn about the flora, fauna and history of Tierra del Fuego, as well as taking in some spectacular views. You may also find time for a boat trip along the Beagle Channel in search of albatross, sea lions, whales and magellanic penguins.

  • Learn about the flora, fauna and history of Tierra del Fuego
  • Stretch your legs along seclude walking trails
  • Marvel at stunning mountain and lake scenery
  • Stroll around Ushuaia and browse the tempting outdoor shops

Best time to visit Argentina

Because Argentina is so vast, with diverse landscapes spanning several climate zones, combining more than one region in a single trip often means you experience a wide range of weather conditions. Argentina’s climate varies from subtropical in the north (Iguazú Falls) to subpolar in the south (Tierra del Fuego).

Much of central Argentina, including Buenos Aires, has a temperate climate with hot, humid summers and cool, dry winters. In the far northwest, it becomes more arid, with summer temperatures soaring to 40°C, while Mendoza has more of a Mediterranean climate, conducive to its vineyards (the grape harvest usually takes place in March). The summer months are the best times to travel to Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego for hiking and sightseeing.

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