Argentina family holidays

Argentina, a land of gauchos, tango, ‘futbol’ and Latino passion. This is a country of exciting contrasts from Buenos Aires with its glitzy, cosmopolitan image to the remote wilderness of Patagonia. Few countries offer such a remarkable range of landscapes.

In the north you find dramatic and colourful desert scenery, lush wetlands and the mighty Iguazu Falls. Working south you pass through the kitsch alpine chocolate box setting of Bariloche in the Argentine Lake District through to Patagonia and the ‘Ends of the Earth’ at Ushuaia.

Solo parent holidays - mother and son test out Argentina's Lake District

So many of Argentina’s landscapes are jaw-dropping, not least the Lake District

An ever-growing network of internal flights means that a family holiday to Argentina can see you viewing the glaciers of Tierra del Fuego one day and whale-watching on the Valdes Peninsula the next.

Its location also makes it easy to combine with other fabulous South American countries – hop to Uruguay for lunch, head north from Iguazu into Brazil or trek across the border to Torres del Paine in Chile. With direct flights from the UK, a family adventure in Argentina should be right up there on the family holiday calendar.

Bar in La Boca with photo of Maradona - Argentina family holidays

Visit the brightly coloured houses, cafés and Boca Juniors stadium in Buenos Aires’ La Boca district

Why take the kids?

Our top child-friendly activities on Argentina family holidays include:

  1. Learn to dance the tango or take a graffiti tour in Buenos Aires
  2. Take a ‘wet and wild’ boat trip beneath Iguazu Fall
  3. Explore Los Glaciares National Park and Mount Fitzroy
  4. Ice-trek on the Perito Moreno Glacier
  5. Gauchos, horse-rides and asados (BBQ) at a traditional estancia
  6. Cruise to penguin rookeries on the Beagle Channel from Ushuaia
  7. Cable car and chair lift rides to Lake District summits at Bariloche
  8. Wildlife safaris in the Ibera Wetlands
  9. Walk with llamas through the colourful mountains of Salta

Riding with Gauchos on Argentina family holidays

There are so many exciting outdoor activities for all the family in Argentina, including riding with gauchos

Argentina is the perfect South American country for a family adventure. It offers traditional Latin America, with beautiful old working estancias where you can ride out into the Pampas with the cowboys or learn about wine-making in one of the country’s famous vineyards. There’s modern glamour in its capital city; think Bohemia meets colonial (or for the divas and football stars in the family, Evita meets Maradona and Messi). And for active families, there are high-octane adventures in the Andes. Trek to the legendary spires of Mount Fitzroy, don crampons to hike on the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, and mountain bike, white water raft, and kayak around the Lake District. Check out our Patagonia with kids blog for more.

There is something for everyone on Argentina family holidays and such a variety that children (and adults) of any age will be constantly entertained. Toddlers are extremely well catered for with a good tourist infrastructure and family-friendly hotels. Older kids will love the adrenalin activities – as well as nailing the tango faster than their parents.

Wildlife in the Ibera Wetlands - visit on Argentina family holidays

Wildlife is everywhere in the Ibera Wetlands – explore by boat, on foot or horseback

Example family Argentina itineraries

All of our itineraries are bespoke which means that they are tailor-made for your own specific family, taking into account the ages of your children, your interests, your budget and so on.

However, to give you an idea of what you could do on a family holiday in Argentina, have a look at our sample itineraries: Buenos Aires, Patagonia and Lake District, Highlights of Northern Argentina and The Best of Argentina and Chile.

Also check out some of the other places in Argentina that you might like to visit on your trip and if you need further inspiration, have a look at our photo gallery (top right).

Lastly, don’t forget to check what the weather will be like at the time that you want to travel.

Iguazu Falls - Argentina family holidays

One of South America’s greatest sights, the Iguazu Falls, is a family-favourite on Argentina family holidays


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