Peak season for trips to Argentina is during summer November through March and the winter season April through October is recommended for the north of the country. Buenos Aires’s high season is throughout the year, although flights and accommodation are higher during the holidays, especially Christmas and New Year.
In winter it can get cold in Patagonia but the climate is mostly dry and good for exploring the outdoors.
Argentina – one of the most unforgettable places on Earth to visit – thanks to its diverse culture and natural beauty. And each of its towns and cities has a fascinating tale to tell of its people and their ancestors. The Europeans arrived in the 16th century, but long before them indigenous groups occupied this land; the Incas were in the Northwest, the Tehuelche in Patagonia, and the Querandí inhabited the Pampas. Today any visitor who comes off a flight to Argentina can look forward to an adventurous trip of exploring ancient ruins, visiting lush vineyards and even meeting some indigenous people.
Because of its size the most economical way to travel around the country is to acquire an Aerolineas Argentinas Visit Argentina Pass while booking your Argentina flights. This enables extensive travel within the country so you can hop from the sultry capital of Buenos Aires to the Central Sierras in Cordoba and then to Cafayate’s wineries in the north.
Patagonia and the Iguazu Falls are two destinations in Argentina that can’t be missed, especially for those who love the great outdoors. Patagonia’s Peninsula Valdes wildlife reserve is home to migrating whales, seals, penguins, sea elephants and dolphins while the Iguazu National Park’s subtropical rainforest has more than 2000 plant species and 400 bird species living in it.
Argentina is a big country, and the climate can vary widely. The north is subtropical while Patagonia in the south can be sub-Antarctic. The plains are usually mild and humid. The north is best visited between May and September while the opposite is true for Patagonia.
Getting around Argentina
Argentina domestic flight network is reliable and planes are the easiest way to get around if you’re covering long distances. Depending on the route, flights can be even cheaper than buses.
Long-distance buses are also a good option and are equipped with a toilet, air-conditioning and even a bar.
Driving is another option but can be expensive.
Argentina insider information
Buenos Aires, Argentina’s bustling capital is the arrival point for travellers coming off Argentina flights. This fascinating city deserves a few days at least to watch a tango show or football match and eat enough steak for a lifetime.
If you happen to be visiting Buenos Aires on December 11 then you can’t miss the Tango Day that’s celebrated in honour of the legendary Carlos Gardel’s (“the King of Tango”) birthday. Stop by the Museo Casa Carlos Gardel, a museum containing memorabilia situated in his mother’s old house.
The spectacular Iguazu Falls is home to the Iguazu Park (Parque National del Iguazu). There are 270 individual waterfalls spanning over two miles of the Iguazu River. The steepest part of the falls is the Devil’s Throat which is reached by train from Central Station.
The two parks Talampaya and Ischigualasto can be easily accessed from the quaint town of San Agustín de Valle Fertil. The parks are famous for their distinctive redstone cliffs. The remains of dinosaurs have been found in the gorges of both parks – Ischigualasto is by far the most spectacular.
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