Argentina Travel, Backpacking & Gap Year

Argentina is the second largest country in South America and a must visit destination for anyone thinking about exploring South America. Buenos Aires is one of the greatest cities to experience with a vibrant atmosphere and lots to see and do but there is a lot more to the country than just this city. Plan a trip to Argentina today.

 
 

Adventure Tours, Backpacking Trips & Gap Year Programs in Argentina

Argentina Travel Guide

Argentina Travel Guide

Travel to Argentina with One World 365 and search our amazing activities and trips. View travel advice including tips for places to go, the best packages available and get information about costs, accommodation, transport, health and safety and how to visit Argentina on a budget.

  • Population: 42,000,000 (approx)
  • Capital: Buenos Aires
  • Largest City in Argentina: Buenos Aires 
  • Currency: Peso (ARS) £1 = 8ARS / $1 = 5ARS
  • International Calling Code +54
  • Area: 2,750,000 km 
  • Language: Spanish 
  • Visa: You can gain a 90 day tourist visa on arrival for most passport holders

 

Top Reasons to Travel to Argentina

There are so many reasons why you might want to visit Argentina including:

  • Discover a vibrant culture and see incredible places
  • See some of the most amazing scenery in the world
  • Explore world famous cities
  • Get great value on sightseeing activities 

 

Weather & Best Time to Visit

Expect it to be cold during winter and hot / humid during the summer period over December - February. There is no best time to visit, Argentina is a year round destination.

 

How to Get to Argentina

The quickest and easiest way to get to Argentina from worldwide locations is by flying. If you are already in South America you can also cross overland from Brazil and Chile.

Airlines that fly direct to Argentina from the United Kingdom include British Airways and Norwegian Air.

Other airlines that fly to Argentina from international destinations include: Air Europa, Air New Zealand, Air France, American Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air Canada, Iberia, Turkish Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas, KLM, United, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, Delta, Avianca, LATAM, Alitalia, Aeromexico , Lufthansa and Vueling.

Flights can be expensive so you will need to book in advance to get the best deals. Throughout the year there are usually special offers on flights available and most international flights arrive into the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. 

 

Travelling & Backpacking in Argentina

Would you like to go travelling or backpacking in Argentina? On One World 365 you can find lots of exciting and also cheap travel opportunities throughout the country. We list itineraries and experiences which will ignite your wanderlust. If you would like to do more than just sunbathing our unique and inspiring travel packages will appeal to you.

From exploring Mendoza to going to see specuar Patagonia, you will be left spellbound. Popular places you should add to your intinerary include Buenos Airies, Mendoza, Cordoba, El Calafate, the Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia and the incredible Foz do Iguassu Falls which is our top recommendation. 

 

Top Places to Visit in Argentina

There are so many amazing experiences available, these are some of the highlights:

  • Getting up close and wet at the Iguazú Falls, possibly the most impressive waterfalls in the world
  • Exploring Buenos Aires, learning to tango or taking in a live football game
  • Drinking wine and wondering around Mendoza which is spectacular
  • Going South and visiting Patagonia for wilderness and wildlife, visit the Patagonia El Chalten trek or visit the Porito Moreno glacier
  • Taking part in adventure sports in the Lake District, winter and summer options available
  • For nature head to the Nahuel Huapi National Park which is located close of the spectacular Andes
  • If you are looking to get off the beaten track visit Ushuaia which is the most Southern located city on the globe
  • If you enjoy drinking wine you will love San Juan
  • Seeing ancient dinosaur fossils and spectacular rocks in the Parque Provincial Ischigualasto
  • If you have a passion for dance you might like to join tango dance course - this is an amazing opportunity to learn how to tango with one on one and group classes! Argentina is famous for dancing and this can be a really fun experience getting taught by locals.

 

Argentina Travel Tips

Transport & Getting Around
There is a reliable cheap transport system operating in Argentina making it fairly easy to travel by bus, train, plane or car.

Health & Safety
Argentina is generally a safe country to visit and problems for internationals are rare. You will need to pay more attention in the large cities like Buenos Aires especially at night. This country has suffered from economical trouble in the past decade but you are unlikely to experience any problems when visiting. 

 

Gap Year in Argentina

Argentina Gap Year

Argentina is one of the most popular South America gap year destinations with a wide range of opportunities and things to see and do. On our directory you can search amazing gap year programs in Argentina for students, non-students, budget backpackers and career breakers. 

In Buenos Aires you can experience a diverse city with tango, colourful building and lots of sightseeing activities. To experience one of the local passions try to see a live football game, you can find teams throughout this football mad country. You might want to explore the stunning Lake District whilst no trip is complete without visiting the spectacular Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian border. 

 

Argentina Tours

Argentina Tours

With One World 365 you can find a range of options including small group tours, city tours, family tours, photography tours, adventure tours, culture / history tours, wildlife / nature tours, trekking / hiking tours and cruises / expeditions to the Arctic. There are so many places you might want to visit when travelling here, we highly recommend exploring the cities of Buenos Aires, Córdoba, La Plata, Mendoza and Rosario. 

There are short and long small group tours available to book all year round. We also have a selection of overland tours from Argentina where you can explore the rest of the continent. There are so many reasons to book a tour of Argentina including you will get an experienced guide, see the best places, go off the beaten track to see locations difficult to reach, eat at the best local restaurants, enjoy a stress free journey and get an authentic local experience.

 

Argentina Group Tours 

Our tours are perfect if you are travelling solo and would like to meet other people and travel in a group. You will get to meet other international travellers and get taken to the best locations in the country with an experienced guide.

Typical group sizes are around 10-18 travellers with an average of 12 but this can vary between the tour and operator. On most tours you will travel overland in a private small tour van. For day trips and excursions sometimes you will use public transport and sometimes use internal flights to allow you to see the highlights as quick as possible.

Usually travellers of the same sex will share a twin room, but there is also the option to pay a little extra and get a private room. Accommodation can vary depending on the tour and location. Some tours also include homestays which allow for a facsinating cultural exchange. 

 

Argentina Budget Tours

We have a selection of tours for all budgets, so whether you are looking to explore on the cheap or you have a bit more money to spend you will be able to find a trip to match your interests. Our website features lots of cheap tours allowing you to discover the highlights of the country and not break the bank. Most of our tours specifically cater for the 18-35 age group and are a really popular option due to meeting other people, getting day-to-day activities, hotel check-ins, selected meals, accommodation and also transport/guides included in the price. Don't worry if you are slightly older, most tours accept all ages.

"I booked a 12 day adenture tour of Argentina and Patagonia. The experience and excursions on this tour provided endless fun and incredible memories which will be cherished, it was almost faultless, however the drive days (which can last up to 12 hours) can become long as they are throughout the day. Make sure to bring plenty to do or get really good at sleeping in obscure positions." - Emily, UK