Argentina - custom tailored just for you
From sultry Buenos Aires to the southern tip of Patagonia explore Argentina on a custom designed luxury adventure
Welcome to Argentina
Bordered by the mighty Andes Mountains to the west, and the Atlantic to the east, Argentina encompasses over a million square miles. Argentina is a study in contrasts. High arid deserts dominate the northwest while steamy rainforest provides the backdrop for iconic Iguazu Falls in the northeast. The western frontier is dominated by the mighty Andes Mountain range while the wild Atlantic coast borders the eastern shores.
Let us piece together a private journey, combining iconic sites and nearby extensions that, together, make an extraordinary trip of a lifetime.
Starting in Buenos Aires, let the sultry rhythms of the tango guide your exploration of this dynamic and seductive city.
Head south to Patagonia and discover the beauty of crystal lakes, glaciers and towering mountains.
Savor the wineries of Mendoza and Salta, go whale watching on the Valdez Peninsula, or a jungle escape to Iguazú.
Take a four night cruise through the Beagle Channel into the Straits of Magellan to explore the southernmost tip of the continent and perhaps continue your explorations into Chile.
Buenos Aires is sultry and vibrant city of distinct neighborhoods, each with their own unique vibe, charm and history. Enjoy the tapestry of La Boca’s colorful tenements, the vibrancy of San Telmo, the storied and affluent Recoleta, and the trendy buzz of Palermo.
A selection of privately guided half and full-day excursions gives you the opportunity to plan your days with as much flexibility as you wish while bringing the city’s sights, sounds, and tastes alive.
Sample private half day excursions
Four Balconies of Buenos Aires (4 hours): Discover the history of the city through distinct neighborhoods.
Buenos Aires Street Food (3 hours): While most are familiar with empanadas, have you tasted choripán?
The Life and Times of Evita & Juan Peron (4 hours): Retrace the influence of Evita and Juan Peron across the city.
Jewish Heritage tour (4 hours): Explore South America’s largest Jewish community with locals.
Tango Experience (Dinner and show): The history of this dance mirrors the history of the city and its people.
Sample private full day excursions
Discover Buenos Aires with Alejandro Frango (8 hours)
Introduction to Argentine Cuisine (6 hours)
Exploring Tigre and the Delta (8 hours)
Estancia La Bamba de Areco (8 hours)
Hotels in Buenos Aires »
Los Glacieres National Park
In the heart of Argentina's Southern Patagonia region lies Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, home to some of the most dramatic glaciers and mountain peaks in the region. Perito Moreno is one of the most accessible of all Andean glaciers, and is only a little over an hour’s drive from the town of El Calafate. Here you can explore miles of walkways inside Los Glaciares National Park to view the glacier from varying elevations. Alternatively, you can cruise on Lago Argentino to view the glacier at water level, or for the more adventurous, hike on the face of the glacier. Cruises can also take you to see Upsala and Spegazzini Glaciers.
Three hours to the north are Lago Viedma and the village of El Chaltén, the hiking capital for excursions to the dramatic Andean peaks of Cerro Torres and Fitz Roy. You can explore these peaks on day trips out from a hotel in El Chaltén or opt to stay at a fully inclusive luxury lodge, where all meals and activities are included and you come home each night to rest and relax in comfort and style. Enjoy hiking, horseback riding, and if inclined, hire a guide and gear to enjoy fly-fishing.
Bariloche and the Lakes District
The center of Argentina’s Northern Patagonia region is the alpine town of San Carlos de Bariloche. Located along the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, Bariloche is known for quaint timber houses and chocolate shops, but is also the starting point for exploring the Seven Lakes circuit, connecting Bariloche with Villa La Angostura and San Martin de los Andes.
Activities in this region include outstanding hiking, kayaking, white-water rafting, horseback riding and fly fishing. It is a very popular summertime (northern hemisphere Winter) retreat for those escaping the heat and humidity of Buenos Aires.
Venture north to Argentina's tropical jungle and view the worlds most spectacular waterfall - Iguazú. One of the great natural wonders of the world, Iguazu Falls sits near the borders of Argentina, Brasil and Paraguay. Taller than Niagara and twice as wide, the Falls can be seen from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. A flight from Buenos Aires is less than two hours, and a two night stay will provide plenty of opportunity to explore the falls from both sides of the border.
For a more immersive rainforest experience, consider a luxury lodge built deep in the jungle, where exploration extends far beyond the magnificent falls, to a variety of rainforest ecosystems, rich with fascinating pland and animal life.
Far from the Andes, along Argentina's wild Atlantic coast lies a completely different aspect of Patagonia—a spectacular peninsula where you will discover Southern right whales and elephant seal colonies breeding in the springtime. Thousands of Magellanic penguins are just some of the many seabirds endemic to the region.
Explore the region from your base at a charming estancia »
Mendoza & Wine Country
The largest wine producing region in South America, Mendoza is home to beautiful estancias, fields of olive trees, and of course, vineyards. Mendoza has over 1,000 wineries and is responsible for over 80% of Argentina's wine production, including deep rich Malbec and exquisite fruity Torrentés.
When not busy sampling delightful wine, enjoy hiking, horseback riding and cycling through picturesque valleys. Your base from which to explore the region will be a selection of impeccable luxury accommodations.
The Beagle Channel & The Straits of Magellan
At the southern tip of Argentina, lies Beagle Channel. Explore Tierra del Fuego National Park, or retrace the footsteps of Charles Darwin as he navigated the majestic passage at the very southern tip of the Americas. Wander through virgin Magellanic forests, and view magnificent glaciers. Weather permitting, go ashore at Cape Horn, the southernmost point of the continent.
Each custom luxury package is unique and tailor-made to your specific interests and preferences.
The overall cost of your itinerary will depend on several factors, such as:
Number of travelers
Time of year
Length of stay
Grade of accommodation
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to go?
Argentina is a large country and while Buenos Aires, Iguazú, Mendoza and Salta are year-round destinations, Patagonia is best experienced from October through April. December & January being the most popular times due to the winter holidays and South American summer vacations.
How do I get there?
The major gateway is the capital, Buenos Aires, which has two airports. All international flights arrive and depart from Ezeiza International Airport, located 45 minutes to the west of the city. Most domestic flights however depart and arrive from Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, located downtown. From there, it is approximately a two-hour flight to Iguazú, Mendoza, or Bariloche, and approximately three hours to El Calafate or Ushuaia. When changing airports, it is best to allow a minimum of 4 hours between connecting flights.
Is this trip for me?
Argentina is an ideal destination for most travelers, with something for everyone.
Do I need a visa?
Canadian citizens must pay a (US)$160 visa reciprocity fee prior to entering Argentina. This can be completed online here. US and Australian citizens are now exempt.