Argentina

Visitors come to Argentina and fall in love with the leafy boulevards, hip galleries, elegant architecture and effortlessly smooth citizens of Buenos Aires. But it's important not to forget the other delights of Argentina - the Pampas that remain the realm of the gauchos, the icy wilds of Patagonia, thundering Iguazu Falls and the vineyards of Mendoza. Argentina's captivating cavalcade of natural environments is simply astounding.

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Buenos Aires to Rio Unplugged

17 days from
USD $1,989.00
CAD $2,016.00
AUD $2,092.50
EUR €1,453.50
GBP £1,255.50
NZD $2,475.00
ZAR R19,062.00
CHF FR1,795.50

Experience Brazilian beaches, Uruguayan home cooking and vibrant Argentinean culture on this unplugged Buenos Aires to...

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Best of Brazil & Argentina

7 days from
USD $2,048.00
CAD $2,076.00
AUD $2,160.00
EUR €1,500.00
GBP £1,292.00
NZD $2,556.00
ZAR R19,644.00
CHF FR1,852.00

See the very best of Brazil and Argentina on a short adventure from rollicking Rio to stylish Buenos Aires via the...

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Iguaza Falls, Brazil

Chile Argentina & Brazil

14 days from
USD $4,075.00
CAD $4,335.00
AUD $4,495.00
EUR €3,135.00
GBP £2,695.00
NZD $5,340.00
ZAR R41,005.00
CHF FR3,865.00

Visit South America and travel through Chile, Argentina and Brazil on a tour from Santiago in Chile to Rio de Janeiro...

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argentina tango

Best of Argentina & Brazil

7 days from
USD $1,720.00
CAD $1,828.00
AUD $1,900.00
EUR €1,320.00
GBP £1,136.00
NZD $2,252.00
ZAR R17,292.00
CHF FR1,628.00

Experience the best of everything Argentina and Brazil have to offer on this fantastic, fast paced tour of the South...

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Contrasts of South America

19 days from
USD $3,905.75
CAD $4,156.50
AUD $4,318.00
EUR €3,004.75
GBP £2,584.00
NZD $5,117.00
ZAR R39,304.00
CHF FR3,701.75

Travel from the city sights of Lima through to the vibrant beat of Rio via Machu Picchu, the Amazon Jungle, Buenos...

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Explore Bolivia & Argentina

20 days from
USD $1,793.50
CAD $1,819.00
AUD $1,891.25
EUR €1,309.00
GBP £1,134.75
NZD $2,239.75
ZAR R17,212.50
CHF FR1,619.25

Get off the tourist trail on this extraordinary adventure through Bolivia, Argentina and Chile. Visit the Potosi mines...

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Patagonia Wilderness

15 days from
USD $3,695.00
CAD $3,895.00
AUD $4,045.00
EUR €2,795.00
GBP £2,420.00
NZD $4,795.00
ZAR R36,820.00
CHF FR3,470.00

Trek through South America's Patagonia region on an overland trip to Chile and Argentina. Discover the beauty and...

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Chile & Argentina Discovery

13 days from
USD $1,132.50
CAD $1,147.50
AUD $1,188.75
EUR €825.00
GBP £712.50
NZD $1,410.00
ZAR R10,830.00
CHF FR1,020.00

Take an active adventure tour from Santiago to BA. Visit Pucon and Ancud in Chile before exploring Argentina's Lake...

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Patagonia Trekking

10 days from
USD $3,480.00
CAD $3,655.00
AUD $3,795.00
EUR €2,640.00
GBP £2,270.00
NZD $4,495.00
ZAR R34,545.00
CHF FR3,255.00

Visit South America and travel to Patagonia to experience the 'W' Trek in Torres del Paine National Park. Experience...

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La Paz to Buenos Aires

21 days from
USD $2,005.00*
CAD $2,078.23*
AUD $2,134.13*
EUR €1,531.80*
GBP £1,276.88*
NZD $2,532.88*
ZAR R19,411.50*
CHF FR1,826.03*

Travel from La Paz to Buenos Aires and discover the heart of South America. This vacation has it all, from a Salar de...

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Buenos Aires to Rio

19 days from
USD $2,105.00*
CAD $2,190.94*
AUD $2,251.79*
EUR €1,609.09*
GBP £1,346.38*
NZD $2,670.14*
ZAR R20,463.94*
CHF FR1,929.79*

Soak up the sizzling South American sunshine on an escapade through Brazil and Argentina's attractions. Hearts will be...

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Colourful Argentinian village

Road to Rio

29 days from
USD $3,245.00
CAD $3,455.00
AUD $3,590.00
EUR €2,495.00
GBP £2,150.00
NZD $4,255.00
ZAR R29,845.00
CHF FR3,080.00

Uncover the many faces of South America on a tour through Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. Cities, beaches and...

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Unveil South America

48 days from
USD $5,375.00
CAD $5,450.00
AUD $5,660.00
EUR €3,940.00
GBP £3,385.00
NZD $6,695.00
ZAR R51,520.00
CHF FR4,855.00

Visit South America and travel through Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay. Visit Potosi, Salar de Uyuni,...

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chile torres del paine ice caps

Santiago to Ushuaia

23 days from
USD $2,390.00*
CAD $2,468.08*
AUD $2,530.69*
EUR €1,825.28*
GBP £1,513.88*
NZD $2,998.04*
ZAR R23,036.54*
CHF FR2,170.19*

Tour Patagonia and discover one of the world's most amazing regions. Travel from Santiago to Ushuaia and explore Pucon...

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Classic Brazil

9 days from
USD $2,091.00
CAD $2,116.50
AUD $2,197.25
EUR €1,525.75
GBP £1,317.50
NZD $2,609.50
ZAR R20,013.25
CHF FR1,887.00

Journey to South America and make tracks to Brazil. Visit Rio de Janeiro, marvel at Iguazu Falls and tour the Pantanal...

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Ushuaia to Santiago

23 days from
USD $2,390.00*
CAD $2,468.08*
AUD $2,530.69*
EUR €1,825.28*
GBP £1,513.88*
NZD $2,998.04*
ZAR R23,036.54*
CHF FR2,170.19*

Adventure through the wilds of Patagonia on a journey that begins in Ushuaia in the south of Argentina and travels to...

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Colourful buildings, Buenos Aires

Argentina & Brazil Explorer

8 days from
USD $2,159.00
CAD $2,184.50
AUD $2,273.75
EUR €1,572.50
GBP £1,360.00
NZD $2,690.25
ZAR R20,680.50
CHF FR1,946.50

Experience the best of everything Argentina and Brazil have to offer on this fantastic, fast-paced tour of the South...

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chile santiago

Best of Chile & Argentina

8 days from
USD $1,880.00
CAD $2,000.00
AUD $2,076.00
EUR €1,444.00
GBP £1,244.00
NZD $2,464.00
ZAR R18,912.00
CHF FR1,780.00

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the amazing landscapes and captivating cities of Chile and Argentina. Tour...

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Vineyard, Argentina

Real Food Adventure - Argentina

11 days from
USD $3,205.00
CAD $3,415.00
AUD $3,545.00
EUR €2,465.00
GBP £2,120.00
NZD $4,200.00
ZAR R32,265.00
CHF FR3,040.00

Take a culinary tour around Argentina. Learn local recipes, sample spicy ingredients and understand the history that...

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Argentina & Brazil Family Adventure

9 days from
USD $3,095.00
CAD $3,150.00
AUD $3,270.00
EUR €2,275.00
GBP £1,955.00
NZD $3,875.00
ZAR R29,765.00
CHF FR2,795.00

Take the family on a colourful holiday to remember through Argentina and Brazil. Explore lively cities, heavenly white-...

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Santiago to La Paz

21 days from
USD $2,015.00*
CAD $2,090.01*
AUD $2,148.85*
EUR €1,543.35*
GBP £1,283.75*
NZD $2,542.35*
ZAR R14,508.40*
CHF FR1,368.63*

Visit South America and travel through Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. Tour Santiago, Mendoza, Cafayate and Salta. Visit...

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Spirit of South America

32 days from
USD $3,240.00
CAD $3,450.00
AUD $3,585.00
EUR €2,495.00
GBP £2,145.00
NZD $4,250.00
ZAR R32,630.00
CHF FR3,075.00

Discover the very best of South America on this awesome travel adventure. Explore the ever-changing landscape and...

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Rio to Buenos Aires

19 days from
USD $2,155.00*
CAD $2,235.94*
AUD $2,301.79*
EUR €1,649.09*
GBP £1,376.38*
NZD $2,725.14*
ZAR R20,948.94*
CHF FR1,974.79*

This tour captures the zesty culture of two amazing countries in South America. Between Rio and BA, visit Paraty, the...

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Iguazu Falls

Rio to Quito via Ushuaia

112 days from
USD $11,075.00*
CAD $11,480.77*
AUD $11,791.45*
EUR €8,464.37*
GBP £7,058.75*
NZD $13,980.95*
ZAR R107,311.80*
CHF FR10,112.36*

Visit South America and travel through Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador. Follow the Inca trail and...

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Salar de Uyuni

La Paz to Santiago

21 days from
USD $2,015.00*
CAD $2,090.01*
AUD $2,148.85*
EUR €1,543.35*
GBP £1,283.75*
NZD $2,542.35*
ZAR R19,518.40*
CHF FR1,838.63*

Visit South America and travel through Bolivia, Argentina and Chile from La Paz to Santiago. Visit Potosi, Salar de...

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Perito Moreno Glacier

Santiago to Buenos Aires via Ushuaia

34 days from
USD $3,345.00*
CAD $3,448.87*
AUD $3,535.18*
EUR €2,554.49*
GBP £2,113.50*
NZD $4,185.98*
ZAR R26,552.12*
CHF FR2,855.51*

Visit South America and travel through Argentina and Chile, from Santiago to Buenos Aires via Ushuaia. Experience...

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Iguazu Falls

Quito to Rio via Ushuaia

112 days from
USD $11,320.00*
CAD $11,732.20*
AUD $12,052.00*
EUR €8,651.28*
GBP £7,215.00*
NZD $14,287.00*
ZAR R109,688.00*
CHF FR10,332.16*

Visit South America and travel through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile and Brazil. Follow the Inca trail,...

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Perito Moreno Glacier

Buenos Aires to Santiago via Ushuaia

34 days from
USD $3,280.00*
CAD $3,383.87*
AUD $3,465.18*
EUR €2,504.49*
GBP £2,073.50*
NZD $4,110.98*
ZAR R31,527.12*
CHF FR2,970.51*

Discover penguins, glaciers and eye-popping cities on an epic South American adventure. Travel from Buenos Aires to...

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South American Explorer

83 days from
USD $8,795.00
CAD $8,925.00
AUD $9,270.00
EUR €6,450.00
GBP £5,545.00
NZD $10,990.00
ZAR R84,380.00
CHF FR7,950.00

Visit South America and travel through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Brazil. Visit Machu Picchu...

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Machu Picchu

lima to buenos aires

42 days from
USD $4,510.00*
CAD $4,685.74*
AUD $4,814.90*
EUR €3,449.33*
GBP £2,882.50*
NZD $5,708.90*
ZAR R43,816.60*
CHF FR4,126.47*

Visit South America and travel through Peru, Bolivia and Argentina from Lima to Buenos Aires. Follow the Inca Trail,...

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Lima to Rio

60 days from
USD $6,500.00*
CAD $6,747.18*
AUD $6,939.30*
EUR €4,969.58*
GBP £4,152.50*
NZD $8,222.30*
ZAR R63,121.20*
CHF FR5,944.90*

Go Overland from Lima to Rio with Intrepid Travel. Uncover hidden treasures from Peru to Brazil via Bolivia and...

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Inca Empire

55 days from
USD $5,215.00
CAD $5,550.00
AUD $5,765.00
EUR €4,010.00
GBP £3,450.00
NZD $6,835.00
ZAR R52,475.00
CHF FR4,945.00

See the Inca Empire travelling in South America through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile. From the Amazon...

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Iguazu Falls

2 days from
USD $285.00
CAD $302.50
AUD $315.00
EUR €220.00
GBP £187.50
NZD $372.50
ZAR R2,867.50
CHF FR270.00

Spend the night in Foz do Iguazu, and enjoy day tours of Iguazu Falls. Visit both the Argentinean and Brazilian sides...

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peru cusco dancing

Best of South America

67 days from
USD $6,835.00
CAD $6,925.00
AUD $7,195.00
EUR €4,995.00
GBP £4,295.00
NZD $8,530.00
ZAR R65,490.00
CHF FR6,170.00

Visit South America and travel through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile. Visit the Amazon, Machu Picchu,...

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Perito Moreno Glacier

Perito Moreno Glacier

3 days from
USD $252.50
CAD $270.00
AUD $280.00
EUR €195.00
GBP £167.50
NZD $332.50
ZAR R2,547.50
CHF FR240.00

Travel to Patagonia to view the magnificent icy highways of the Perito Moreno Glacier – one of the most visited...

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El Chalten peaks

El Chalten Trekking

6 days from
USD $785.00
CAD $835.00
AUD $870.00
EUR €605.00
GBP £520.00
NZD $1,030.00
ZAR R7,920.00
CHF FR745.00

Set out on one of Argentina’s most spectacular treks through the El Chalten region – and discover some of South America...

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Bird in Patagonia, Argentina

Cartagena to Ushuaia

101 days from
USD $9,990.00*
CAD $10,348.62*
AUD $10,628.70*
EUR €7,634.84*
GBP £6,362.50*
NZD $12,600.70*
ZAR R96,725.80*
CHF FR9,113.34*

Travel the length of the Americas, from the North through Central to the very tip of the South. From Anchorage to...

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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

8 days from
USD $8,995.00
CAD $9,525.00
AUD $9,895.00
EUR €7,200.00
GBP £5,900.00
NZD $11,730.00
ZAR R90,065.00
CHF FR8,485.00

Visit Antarctica and travel through the Drake Passage and the South Shetland Islands.

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Penguin feet

Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

11 days from
USD $10,995.00
CAD $11,645.00
AUD $12,095.00
EUR €8,800.00
GBP £7,200.00
NZD $14,340.00
ZAR R110,090.00
CHF FR10,370.00

Embark on an adventure of a lifetime while crossing the Antarctic Circle. Discover South Shetland’s King George Island...

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Whales tail, Antarctica

Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

15 days from
USD $9,995.00
CAD $10,585.00
AUD $10,995.00
EUR €8,000.00
GBP £6,500.00
NZD $13,035.00
ZAR R100,080.00
CHF FR9,430.00

Uncover the sublime white beauty of Antarctica on this Southern Expedition. Travel across the Drake Passage to the...

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Quito, Ecuador

South America Sojourn

36 days from
USD $8,860.00
CAD $9,430.00
AUD $9,595.00
EUR €6,815.00
GBP £5,870.00
NZD $11,615.00
ZAR R89,165.00
CHF FR8,400.00

Spend over five weeks travelling through the delights of South America – from the elegant capital of Ecuador, through...

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Traveller gets up close and personal with penguin

Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia -...

20 days from
USD $12,995.00
CAD $13,765.00
AUD $14,295.00
EUR €10,400.00
GBP £8,500.00
NZD $16,945.00
ZAR R130,115.00
CHF FR12,260.00

Visit Antarctica and travel through the Beagle Channel to the Falkland and South Georgia islands for a magical journey...

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Puno local, Peru

Delve into South America

21 days from
USD $5,645.00
CAD $5,720.00
AUD $5,940.00
EUR €4,130.00
GBP £3,555.00
NZD $7,040.00
ZAR R54,065.00
CHF FR5,095.00

Fall for the beauty, charm and warmth of three of South America's most enigmatic countries. Wander through the Amazon,...

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Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia - Sea...

20 days from
USD $15,595.00
CAD $16,515.00
AUD $17,155.00
EUR €12,500.00
GBP £10,200.00
NZD $20,335.00
ZAR R156,150.00
CHF FR14,710.00

Visit Antarctica and travel through the Beagle Channel to the Falkland and South Georgia islands for a magical journey...

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Rio de Janeiro

South America Traverse

27 days from
USD $7,230.00
CAD $7,695.00
AUD $7,995.00
EUR €5,560.00
GBP £4,785.00
NZD $9,480.00
ZAR R72,770.00
CHF FR6,855.00

See the best of South America on this comfort trip from Lima to Rio. From the allure of the Amazon and the wonders of...

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Antarctica,South Georgia and Falklands ending in Buenos Aires

23 days from
USD $15,995.00
CAD $16,940.00
AUD $17,595.00
EUR €12,800.00
GBP £10,400.00
NZD $20,860.00
ZAR R160,155.00
CHF FR15,090.00

Brace yourself for the extreme natural beauty of Antarctica. Hike glaciers and visit remote beaches in the Antarctic...

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Iguazu Falls

South America Circuit

27 days from
USD $7,595.00
CAD $7,695.00
AUD $7,995.00
EUR €5,560.00
GBP £4,785.00
NZD $9,480.00
ZAR R72,770.00
CHF FR6,855.00

See some of South America's big guns on this 3-weeks journey departing from Buenos Aires and visiting Machu Picchu,...

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Crossing the Circle

13 days from
USD $9,295.00
CAD $9,845.00
AUD $10,225.00
EUR €7,500.00
GBP £6,100.00
NZD $12,120.00
ZAR R93,070.00
CHF FR8,770.00

Uncover the sublime white beauty of Antarctica on this Southern Expedition. Travel across the Drake Passage to the...

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Buenos Aires Stopover

3 days from
USD $305.00
CAD $320.00
AUD $335.00
EUR €235.00
GBP £200.00
NZD $395.00
ZAR R3,050.00
CHF FR285.00

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Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia - Sea...

23 days from
USD $18,995.00
CAD $20,115.00
AUD $20,895.00
EUR €15,200.00
GBP £12,400.00
NZD $24,770.00
ZAR R190,190.00
CHF FR17,920.00

Embark on a cruise across the Antarctic Circle and visit the Falklands, South Shetland Islands, and the Antarctic...

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Antarctica's Scotia Arc

25 days from
USD $19,595.00
CAD $20,755.00
AUD $21,555.00
EUR €15,700.00
GBP £12,800.00
NZD $25,555.00
ZAR R196,200.00
CHF FR18,485.00

Travel to the icy heart of Antarctica, a land of extremes and a place of natural beauty like nowhere else on earth....

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Antarctic Express Fly North

9 days from
USD $7,995.00
CAD $8,465.00
AUD $8,795.00
EUR €6,400.00
GBP £5,200.00
NZD $10,425.00
ZAR R80,055.00
CHF FR7,540.00

Visit Antarctica and travel through the Drake Passage and the South Shetland Islands.

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Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia - Ocean...

23 days from
USD $19,995.00
CAD $21,175.00
AUD $21,995.00
EUR €16,000.00
GBP £13,000.00
NZD $26,075.00
ZAR R200,205.00
CHF FR18,860.00

Embark on a cruise across the Antarctic Circle and visit the Falklands, South Shetland Islands, and the Antarctic...

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Travellers embracing on the ice

Antarctic Explorer

12 days from
USD $5,995.00
CAD $6,350.00
AUD $6,595.00
EUR €4,800.00
GBP £3,900.00
NZD $7,820.00
ZAR R60,030.00
CHF FR5,655.00

Visit Antarctica and travel through the Drake Passage and the South Shetland Islands.

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Penguin and man standing off

Antarctic Explorer

11 days from
USD $5,995.00
CAD $6,350.00
AUD $6,595.00
EUR €4,800.00
GBP £3,900.00
NZD $7,820.00
ZAR R60,030.00
CHF FR5,655.00

Sail through the Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, experiencing some of the most...

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Penguins keeping lookout over horizon

Antarctic Express: Fly South

9 days from
USD $7,955.00
CAD $8,465.00
AUD $8,795.00
EUR €6,400.00
GBP £5,200.00
NZD $10,425.00
ZAR R80,055.00
CHF FR7,540.00

Fly over the Drake Passage from Punta Arenas on the way to Antarctica. Cruise around the South Shetland Islands and the...

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Antarctic Explorer

12 days from
USD $7,595.00
CAD $8,045.00
AUD $8,355.00
EUR €6,100.00
GBP £5,000.00
NZD $9,905.00
ZAR R76,050.00
CHF FR7,165.00

Visit Antarctica and travel through the Drake Passage and the South Shetland Islands.

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Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

Anchorage to Ushuaia

207 days from
USD $14,465.00
CAD $14,770.00
AUD $15,075.00
EUR €11,015.00
GBP £9,020.00
NZD $17,870.00
ZAR R137,205.00
CHF FR12,925.00

Travel the length of the Americas from North through Central and to the very tip of the South. From Anchorage to...

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Articles on Argentina

An addictive Argentinian tradition

An addictive Argentinian tradition

Posted on Wed, 16 Apr 2014 by Sue Elliot

Asado is the reason to go to Argentina! It's what drew Daniel Klein back after his first trip, and what will probably call him again in a few years.

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Finding the best in Buenos Aires

Finding the best in Buenos Aires

Posted on Tue, 29 Oct 2013 by Sue Elliot

Real cultures, people and places are what our friends at Matador Network are always wanting to discover. So who better to talk to about the highlights of Buenos Aires than [...]

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Argentina Highlights

About Argentina

At a glance

Trips Available:
43
Capital city:
Buenos Aires (population 3 million)
Population:
41.3 million
Language:
Spanish
Currency:
ARS
Time zone:
(GMT-03:00) Buenos Aires
Electricity:
Type C (European 2-pin) Type I (Australian/New Zealand & Chinese/Argentine 2/3-pin)
Dialing code:
+54

Best time to visit Argentina

Argentina's temperate climate means it experiences four distinct seasons. Summer (December to February) is the best time for visiting Patagonia as the weather is at its mildest. In contrast, summer can be very hot and humid in Buenos Aires, with spring and autumn offering milder weather. Autumn is a good time to visit Mendoza, Cordoba and the Lake District. The busiest times to travel in Argentina are during the main vacations - January, February and July.

Argentina weather chart

Geography and environment

Glacier
Bordered by Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay, Argentina is South America's second largest country. With a vast range of natural environments, travelling in Argentina presents a revolving door of terrain and landscapes. From the giant glaciers and icy lakes of Patagonia to the green grasslands of the Pampas; and the lofty Andes of the north to the steamy wetlands of the north-east, Argentina contains a wealth of biodiversity.

Top Picks

Tango dancers performing in the streets

Top 5 Tango Spots of Argentina

1. Confiteria Ideal

Be charmed by the grand building, old waiters, genuine tango classes and shows that this Buenos Aires institution has been producing for more than 100 years. It might be a bit rough around the edges but authenticity is guaranteed in this historic gem.

2. Barrancas de Belgrano

On the weekends, head to this leafy park at dusk to see unpretentious locals tango as the sun sets. Try out your tango steps, mix and mingle with Argentines and tourists, and enjoy the casual, fun vibe that proliferates under the park's gazebo.

3. Plaza Dorrego

This relaxed San Telmo favourite is a top spot for alfresco people-watching, tango viewing, wine drinking and socialising.

4. La Catedral

For a slice of old Argentina, head to this bewitching warehouse of kitsch where you can learn the art of tango with locals amid walls of old posters and a giant glowing, red heart. Lessons are taught in Spanish and while the dancers here may not be technically great, their passion and love of tango is unquestionable.

5. Caminito

Purists may dismiss La Boca's showy street performers as 'tacky tangoists' but the colourful streets, flamboyant moves and suave outfits do have a bit of flair and provide quintessential Buenos Aires photo ops.

FAQs on Argentina

Though not compulsory, a tip of about 10% is generally expected in restaurants and cafes. Tipping ushers, taxi drivers and porters a few pesos is desirable, but not mandatory.
With the highest number of internet users in Latin America, accessing the internet isn't usually a problem in Argentina. Large cities have Wi-Fi hot spots and cyber cafes, but be prepared for less coverage in remote or rural areas.
Mobile phone coverage is very good in Argentina's cities but less reliable when travelling in mountainous or remote areas. If you wish to use your mobile phone, ensure global roaming is activated before leaving home.
Depending on where in Argentina you are travelling, tourists can expect to encounter both squat toilets and modern flushable toilets. It's a good idea to carry your own soap and toilet paper as these aren't always provided in public toilets.
City bus/subway fare = 1-2 pesos
Bottle of beer in a bar/club = 10-20 pesos
Glass of wine in a restaurant = 15-20 pesos
Simple lunch = 25-30 pesos
Dinner at a restaurant = 50-100 pesos
Water is considered safe to drink in Argentina unless otherwise marked. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water and use a refillable canteen or water bottle instead.
Credit cards are widely accepted in Argentina's large cities and towns, especially VISA and Mastercard. Keep in mind that credit cards may not be accepted so readily in small towns and rural areas, so always have alternative payment methods available.
ATMs are readily available in Argentina's big cities and towns. Rural and isolated areas will have fewer ATMs, so be sure to have enough cash before travelling out of urban areas.
Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.

For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance
Jan 1 New Year's Day
Mar 24 Truth and Justice Day
Mar 29 Good Friday
Apr 2 Veterans' Day (Malvinas)
May 1 Labour Day
May 25 National Day (Anniversary of the 1810 Revolution)
Jun 20 National Flag Day (Belgrano Day)
Jul 9 National Independence Day
Aug 19 San Martin Day (Anniversary of the Death of General Jose de San Martin)
Oct 14 Race Recognition Day
Dec 8 Immaculate Conception Day
Dec 25 Christmas Day

Please note these dates are for 2013. For a current list of public holidays go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/Argentina/public-holidays
ARGENTINA RECIPROCITY TAX:
The Argentine government charges a reciprocity tax which applies to Canadian, US and Australian citizens. The amounts are as follows:
Australians - US$100 (multiple entry for up to 1 year from date of issue)
Canadians - US$75 (single entry) or US$ 150 (multiple entry for up to 5 years from date of issue)
Americans - US$140 (multiple entry for up to 10 years from date of issue)

This fee can only be paid on line through the following website:
https://virtual.provinciapagos.com.ar/ArgentineTaxes/

For instructions on how to process this payment, please visit:
http://cnyor.mrecic.gov.ar/userfiles/Online_payment_instructions_0.pdf

A receipt for this payment must be produced at every border crossing into Argentina. ARGENTINA TOURIST VISA
Australia: Not required
Belgium: Not required
Canada: Not required
Germany: Not required
Ireland: Not required
Netherlands: Not required
New Zealand: Not required
South Africa: Not required
Switzerland: Not required
United Kingdom: Not required
United States: Not required

Health and Safety

Intrepid takes the health and safety of its travellers seriously, and takes every measure to ensure that trips are safe, fun and enjoyable for everyone. We recommend that all travellers check with their government or national travel advisory organisation for the latest information before departure:

From Australia?

Go to: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/

From New Zealand?

Go to: http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/

From Canada?

Go to: http://www.voyage.gc.ca/

From US?

Go to: http://travel.state.gov/

From UK?

Go to: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/

The World Health Organisation

also provides useful health information:
Go to: http://www.who.int/en/

Responsible Travel

Argentina Travel Tips

Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.

Traveller about to hike around Sandero al Fitzroy National park

Top responsible travel tips for Argentina

1. Be considerate of Argentina’s customs, traditions, religion and culture.

2. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Instead, fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water.

3. Always dispose of litter thoughtfully, including cigarette butts.

4. Learn some local language and don't be afraid to use it - simple greetings will help break the ice.

5. Shop for locally made products. Supporting local artisans helps keep traditional crafts alive.

6. Refrain from supporting businesses that exploit or abuse endangered animals.

7. Please ask and receive permission before taking photos of people, including children.

8. When on community visits or homestays, refrain from giving gifts or money to locals.

Further reading

Recommended reading

Title Author
Needle in a HaystackErnesto Mallo
The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts ClubJessica Morrison
Long After Midnight at the Nien BienBrian Winter
The Tao of TangoJohanna Siegmann
Santa EvitaTomas Eloy Martinez
Far Away and Long Ago: A Childhood in ArgentinaW. H Hudson
On ArgentinaJorge Luis Borges