What do you get when you blend a bit of Rome, a dash of Paris and a dollop of Madrid? Argentina, that’s what... this gorgeous fusion of European cultures culminates in a glorious culture best exhibited in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires. Locals (or porteños) are magnetic, the shopping is stupendous, nightlife is amazing and don’t even get us started on the food! We’re talking some of the world’s best meat-fests for carnivores, amazing Italian fare, and just about everything in between. What’s more, there is an entire world within Argentina yet to explore outside of urban life, from the idyllic winelands of Mendoza to the picture perfect pampas of Patagonia, all the way south to the awe-inspiring experiences and adventures in Tierra del Fuego. A beautiful mix of old world European culture and hip fusion that work together seamlessly. One visit and it’s clear you’ll be attracted back again and again to this seductive country.
Capital: Buenos Aires
Currency: Argentinian Peso (ARS)
Country Code: +54
Do I need a Visa? Visas are not required for most countries including the US, Canada and various points in Europe, however visitors from US, Canada and Australia are charged a reciprocity fee which is about US $160
How will I charge my devices? Argentina’s electrical current is 220 volts, AC 50Hz.
How do I get there? Well, if you’re heading to Buenos Aires (EZE) and flying from…
New York: 11 hours
Los Angeles: 14 hours
Toronto: 13 hours
Sao Paulo: 3 hours
London: 15 hours
Geography: This lengthy land is diverse, with its primary regions including the northern subtropical forests, slopes of the Andes in the west, the chilly sub-Arctic Patagonian Plataeau far south and then the far more temperate region around Buenos Aires.
Time Zones: GMT -3
How's the weather? Argentina’s diverse landscape lends itself to varying climates. The north can be quite hot in the summer with a drier winter, Buenos Aires and Mendoza experience mild summers and winters equally on average, while the southern region experiences mild summers but heavy, snowy winters. The benefit of being so far south though during the southern hemisphere summer means extremely long daylight hours from November to February, but then longer periods of darkness in winter from May to June.
Shop side by side in a local market with celebrated chef Ezequiel Gallardo and Indulge in a lavish meal that he’ll prepare exclusively for you with an array that ranges from hand-folded empanadas to sumptuously sinful Dulce de Leche
Gain access to underground “speakeasys” and enjoy curious spirits well into the late hours
Get behind closed doors to private tasting rooms at the top wineries in Luján de Cuyo, in stunning Mendoza and meet the magic makers behind the finest blends
Dine whilst navigating the icy waters between Punta Avellaneda and Boca del Diablo in Patagonia, through a series of awe-inspiring colorful ice floes before disembarking and exploring this amusing landscape on foot.
Trek through challenging terrain at El Chaltén walked only by expert alpinists past, and ascend peaks 300 meters high for the dramatic reward of breathtaking views of mirror lakes, snowy peaks and mosaic-like terrain
Go to the end of the earth (well, almost) with a cruise to Cape Horn, through the Antarctic glaciers.
Special Argentinian pre-departure gift delivered to your door before you embark upon your journey.