The world’s eighth largest country and in South America second only to mighty Brazil, Argentina is a vast outdoor, family-friendly adventure. Wild, remote regions are balanced by historic cities, ancient towns and rich cultural experiences. Visit with kids to ride the plains in the company of gaucho. Head south to the far reaches of Patagonia where the coast almost touches Antarctica and great glaciers rule the land. Spend time on the beach at Costa Verde, climb in the Andes, sail some of the world’s largest waterfalls or explore limitless wetlands teeming with rare wildlife. It’s an extraordinary country and an incredible adventure.
Argentina has 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Los Glaciares and Iguazú National Parks.
There’s a wide choice of hotels in Buenos Aires and the provincial cities. Think about staying in estancias and hosteria in Argentina for a more local and affordable experience.
Costa Verde seaside towns like Pinamar, Cariló and Mar de Las Pampas have huge beaches just a three-hour drive from Buenos Aires.
Argentina has 10 mountain ranges, including the Frontal Cordillera stretch of the Andes along the country’s western border with Chile. The 150-square-mile Perito Moreno glacier in Southern Patagonia is one of the few glaciers accessible by land.
Route 40 crosses Argentina from end to end and stretches over 3,00 miles, so it is possible to drive around if you have plenty of time to spare. But using the country’s network of trains, buses and planes is a much easier way to get around with kids. Being aware of the distances and relative remoteness of many areas is essential for independent travellers. pay particular attention to weather variations across the country. Temperatures in the south drop dramatically between May and August.