ARGENTINA DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Argentina in a way like no other. Argentina is a giant of South America, stretching from the Tropic of Capricorn to the fringes of Antarctica. It’s filled with a myriad of landscapes from snowy mountains and icy glaciers, to steamy jungles and sun-drenched vineyards. It’s also a land of passionate culture, where Europe meets Latin America, from the vibrant tango halls of Buenos Aires to the gauchos riding horseback through the Pampas. When you take an Argentina holiday with Trafalgar, we’ll reveal the contrasting wonders of the country. Board an eco-train to see Iguazu Falls, the world’s largest waterfall system, or venture south to discover the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of Patagonia’s largest glaciers. Ride the Campanario Hill chairlift for sweeping views of Bariloche’s mountains, or cruise across Ushuaia Bay to spot Magellanic penguins. Wherever you go, you’ll be met with incredible cuisine and hospitality. Take the lead from the friendly Argentinians and indulge in feasts of Argentinian steak and Malbec wine. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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Argentina at a glance
From the mighty Iguazu Falls and steamy jungles, to the Patagonia glaciers and snowy mountains, Argentina is a land of contrasting wonders. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and dance the tango in Buenos Aires, ride horses with gauchos in the Pampas, or indulge in fine Argentinian steak and wine.
Currency
Argentinian peso
Winter avg
29°C
Summer avg
12°C
Time Zone
GMT-3
Capital City
Buenos Aires
Language
Spanish
Good morning
Buenos días
Good evening
Buena noches

What to pack for Argentina

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Formal wear

Although there is no written dress code, you may want to dress up for a tango show or a night at the Teatro Colón, one of the world’s best opera houses.

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Wind and waterproof coat

Patagonia is famed for its chilly climate and strong winds, so you’ll need to pack a sturdy coat, scarf, hat and gloves to stay warm.

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Versatile shoes

Argentina has a myriad of terrains and you’ll need shoes that can take you dancing across a tango hall, and hiking through rugged mountain trails.

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Adaptor plug

In Argentina, the standard voltage is 120 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type C and I. The standard frequency is 50 Hz.

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Sunglasses

The sun is extremely strong in Argentina, and you’ll need sunglasses (and sunscreen) to protect yourself, even in winter when the gleaming snow can be blinding.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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