From the cosmopolitan charms of Buenos Aires to the dazzling winelands of Mendoza, Argentina has something for everyone. And did we mention Patagonia?
Argentina travel tips
Even seasoned travelers are surprised (in the best way) by Argentina travel. The sheer variety of experiences you can have on an Argentina vacation are as diverse as the landscape itself. There’s Buenos Aires (also known as the Paris of South America), known for its tango clubs, steakhouses, beautiful neighborhoods, and raucous futbol games. Oenophiles flock to Mendoza, Argentina’s wine country, to sip Malbec. Iguazu falls, on the border of Argentina and Brazil, is one of the most magnificent waterfalls on earth. And then there’s southwest Patagonia, home to exceptionally stunning (and protected) glaciers.
When planning Argentina travel, think about what interests you really want to cater to on your Argentina trip. Do you love food and wine? Do you want to be physically active most days or take a more leisurely vacation? Do you want to tap into your inner adventurer or explorer? Do you want a high-touch luxury experience throughout your stay (there are some standout luxury Argentina resorts your Fora advisor can recommend)? Once you’ve identified your interests and the types of experiences you want to have, your Fora advisor can recommend the best itinerary and hotels for your Argentina tour based on your travel history, style and preferences.
Oh gosh, where to start? In Buenos Aires, you definitely want to visit a tango club, dine at a parilla (grill house) and watch a soccer match. Visiting Malbec wineries in Mendoza is a must for wine lovers (and especially fun during harvest season). Seeing (and hearing) the roaring Iguazu Falls up close is pure magic. Riding alongside gauchos in the pampas is surreal – and exhilarating. Taking a guided ice hike along the magnificent glaciers of Patagonia in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares is a bucket list adventure. Argentina travel has so many landscapes to discover and explore. Your Fora advisor can also recommend additional activities based on your interests that you won’t find in traditional Argentina travel guides.
Because Argentina is so vast, the best months to visit largely depend on where you’re going. If your Argentina travel takes you to Buenos Aires, the best months to visit are during the spring, in September, October and November. Fall – specifically March and April – are also great months to visit, and if you’re going to Mendoza you’ll catch the grape harvest too. The fall months are also the best time to visit Patagonia.
Your Fora advisor can alert you to specific entry and exit requirements for Argentina travel, and you can check out official government websites for more information. A good rule of thumb is to make sure your passport is valid for at least six months from your date of departure.