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.
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.
Why take the kids?
Our top child-friendly activities on Argentina family holidays include:
- Learn to dance the tango or take a graffiti tour in Buenos Aires
- Take a ‘wet and wild’ boat trip beneath Iguazu Fall
- Explore Los Glaciares National Park and Mount Fitzroy
- Ice-trek on the Perito Moreno Glacier
- Gauchos, horse-rides and asados (BBQ) at a traditional estancia
- Cruise to penguin rookeries on the Beagle Channel from Ushuaia
- Cable car and chair lift rides to Lake District summits at Bariloche
- Wildlife safaris in the Ibera Wetlands
- Walk with llamas through the colourful mountains of Salta
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 is high octane adventure 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.
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.
Call us and we will be happy to provide you with a free-of-charge no obligation itinerary and quotation designed for you.
Argentina in pictures
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From our blog
“We had an amazing time in Argentina – we loved this country so much, the same goes for Uruguay… In El Chalten we were super lucky with the weather which made the hikes even more beautiful.“