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A country of colourful contrasts

From thundering waterfalls to dramatic snow-capped peaks, magnificent glaciers to arid desert, Argentina is certainly a land filled with diverse landscapes. It’s a land of extremes, having recorded both South America’s hottest and coldest temperatures. 

Travellers don’t just flock to the continent’s second-largest country for the landscapes. Here you’ll find a rich, colourful culture that’s been influenced by both the indigenous population and its European immigrants; a unique fusion of Latin American and European culture. Colourful building exteriors, passionate dances, rich cuisine and a healthy obsession with football (or fútbol, as it’s called here) are everywhere you turn. 

Whether you’re wanting to explore Argentina’s exotic urban districts in cities like Buenos Aires or would prefer to spend your time hiking in the rugged landscapes of Patagonia, our expert travel consultants can help you plan a holiday that will tick all your boxes - and give you so much more.

Things you should know about Argentina

Ushuaia, in Tierra del Fuego, is the southernmost city in the world. 

Argentina holds the record for both the coldest and hottest temperatures in South America.

The tango originated on the streets Buenos Aires (as well as Montevideo in Uruguay) at the end of the 19th century.

Tips and advice from our travel advisors

Salta, Argentina is a beautiful region with culture and art that rivals that of Europe, but without the overcrowding and high price tags. If you’re into food, wine, incredible scenery, history or the arts, this is a must-do.
Nicole Knapp
World Travellers Christchurch City
You can no longer change money at banks, only money changers and you will need your passport to do so.
Silvana Gottini
World Travellers Motueka
Change your Argentinian pesos before leaving the country. US$ cash is a good currency to take to get more value for your money.
Sue Beechey
World Travellers Riccarton
Foodies will love the “closed door” restaurants hidden around Buenos Aires. They have set menus that rotate each week and give a special experience to travellers. Or for an evening of fun, food and culture, try The Argentine Experience.
Silvana Gottini
World Traveller Motueka
For a great off the beaten track destination, head to Salta in North Argentina, then across into Bolivia and a 4WD trip on the incredible Uyuni Salt flats.
Silvana Gottini
World Travellers Motueka

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