Destinations Destinations
Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Iguazu Falls, Uco Valley
Physical Level Physical Level
Moderate
Season Season
September - May

This route takes in cultural cities, striking natural wonders and vineyards nestled in mountain valleys. It begins with a few days exploring the diverse neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires, including the multicoloured streets of La Boca, the home of Tango. After a short flight north, you will reach the world’s largest set of waterfalls, Iguazu Falls, with a staggering 275 falls to discover. After a couple of days walking along the surrounding trails, wildlife-spotting and enjoying nature, you’ll hop on a flight to Argentina’s wine country at the foot of the Andes. In Mendoza and Valle de Uco, you’ll visit miles of stunning vineyards which are studded with small wineries that produce some of the world’s best wines.

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Explore cultural Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the mother of all Argentinian cities, with amazing French and Italian architecture, a food scene that covers much more than just steakhouses and nightlife that doesn’t get started until 2am. This is the perfect place to begin or end your Argentinian adventure.

Tango in Buenos Aires

Tango in Buenos Aires

Explore the brightly coloured buildings, shacks, and graffiti art of La Boca by wandering through its narrow streets, stopping to watch a Tango show in the square. This neighbourhood is a cultural centre with lots to experience, including museums, Tango courses and milongas. Its offers a real contrast against the fashionable district of Palermo and popular sights such as Teatro Colon and Plaza de Mayo.

Feel Iguazu Falls’ power at the Devil’s Throat

The mighty Iguazu Falls are awe-inspiring. Stretching over 3km and straddling both Argentina and Brazil, this popular national park is home to more than 250 waterfalls that form an awe-inspiring semi-circle of water. With 80% of the waterfalls on the Argentinian side, this is best for hiking trails and seeing wildlife. To truly appreciate the water’s power, take the 1km walkway over the Devil’s Throat, where an 80m drop lies below you.

Witness thundering Iguazu

Witness thundering Iguazu

The falls that famously prompted Eleanor Roosevelt to exclaim “Poor Niagara!" are truly a sight to behold. Straddling the Argentina/Brazil border, few places on earth better demonstrate both the raw power and profound beauty of mother nature.

Head to Mendoza, the heart of Argentina's wine country

Nestled amongst the foothills of the Andes in Argentina’s Cuyo region, Mendoza’s 300,000+ hectares of vineyards are responsible for up to 80% of the country’s wine production, including the famed Malbec red wine. Known as one of the great wine capitals of the world, the cosmopolitan city is surrounded by hundreds of wineries offering tastings and tours.

Cycle the vineyards of Mendoza

Cycle the vineyards of Mendoza

The best way to visit the wineries of Mendoza is by bike. Cycling past miles of lush vineyard is an unforgettable experience in itself. You can even include a chocolatier and brewery on your route if you like. Not that you could ever tire of probably the best malbec in the world.

Taste wine in Valle de Uco

Nestled in the foothills of the Andes, this valley produces some of Argentina’s best wines, with a superb depth of flavour. Stop to tour each winery and sit beside the vineyards, in the glorious sunshine, with a glass of “vino” in hand.

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