A wild frontier which refuses to be tamed, Argentina is a passionate land ripe for discovery... Why not consider combining your luxury tailor-made holiday to Argentina with a stay in Brazil? You can quite literally pick and choose the areas you want to see and decide the amount of time you want to spend there. Please call our Travel Consultants who will happily create a bespoke holiday itinerary to suit your preferences.
Many people still regard Argentina as the quintessential wild frontier – a land of passion, drama, and contrast, all summed up by the iconic tango. During the summer, adventure-lovers come here to explore the hiking, biking and horse-riding trails and traverse the flat plains of the pampas, the high peaks of the Andes Mountains and the extraordinary landscapes of Patagonia. In winter the excellent snow coverage in the Lake District around Bariloche the Sierras de Córdoba and Los Glaciares National Park means great conditions for skiers and snowboarders, while those in search of high-octane activities can opt for glacier treks or climb the frozen waterfalls.
Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, meanwhile, is an altogether different place. Filled with contradictions and curiosities, it's often referred to as the 'Paris of the Pampas' – the well-heeled, tree-lined Avenida 9 de Julio is said to be modelled on the Champs Elysees and a visit here allows you to soak up the distinctly European-style café culture and indulge your tastebuds in one of the many excellent restaurants – you’ll find steak fresh from the wide grasslands on every menu. The Palermo Gardens and the Recoleta Quarter’s French architecture make the city perfect for lovers of all things beautiful. While the various divisions – such as Hollywood, Soho, Alto, Chico and Palermo Viejo, in the Palermo district – are filled with chic boutiques oozing leatherware in every cut and colour. It’s a great place to explore, whether you simply want to admire the local designers’ offerings or if you’re a savvy shopper looking for a bargain; there’s plenty to be had – shops are fabulous and inexpensive.
The spirit of Buenos Aires, however, is definitely Latin and best exemplified in the tango; its wistfully erotic rhythm is everywhere. Watch the Rojo Tango show at El Cabaret, witness local dancers performing it, legs intertwining as they skim across the floor – you could even take a class and learn to tango yourself.