Argentina Travel Guide

Intro to Argentina

As the eighth-largest country in the world, it’s no surprise that Argentina has a little bit of everything for every traveler.  It just might take you weeks/months to see it all because of the size of the country!

The capital city of Buenos Aires is called the “Paris of South America” for its heavy European influence and big city feel. 

Mendoza, one of the Great Wine Capitals, is home to wine country and is the largest wine-producing region in Latin America. 

Ushuaia is your gateway to walking with penguins and taking a train through the (former) penal colony at the “end of the world”.   El Calafate and El Chaltén are your basecamps for all things hiking/outdoorsy/Patagonia.

You see, Argentina is such a diverse location, you just need to decide what you want to visit…and these are just some of the highlights of this massive and culturally-diverse country!

Fast Facts

Language – Spanish

Currency – Argentine Peso

Capital – Buenos Aires

Drinking Age  – 18

Adapter Info – Plug C outlets

Fun Trivia – Argentina is the 8th largest physical country in the world covering an area of 1,073,500 square miles (2,780,400 kilometers squared), and is the 5th largest producer of wine!

Adventures in Argentina

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The most epic 10 day itinerary for Argentina and Patagonia

When mapping out an itinerary for Argentina, there are several things to take into account, including the time you have and what activities you’d like to do. If Patagonia and penguins watching are on the top of your list, then we have the perfect itinerary for you. 


Drinking Guide to Recoleta Neighborhood – Buenos Aires, Argentina

When you have limited time in Buenos Aires, you have to prioritize what you’d like to accomplish and we chose to drink through the Recoleta Neighborhood. Click below to see where we drank!


Walking with Penguins in Ushuaia, Argentina

It’s not often you can visit penguins in their natural habitat, but you can in Ushuaia, Argentina. We walked with hundreds of penguins on Martillo Island. Check it out!


Guide to the End of the World in Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina is the southern most point of the world, before you hit Antarctica. Check out where to stay, what we did, and where we drank at the End of the World!


Guide to El Calafate – Gateway to Patagonia in Argentina

If you’re visiting El Calafate in the Santa Cruz province of Argentina, you’re probably either passing through to go to the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Argentina’s Glacier National Park where the Perito Moreno Glacier is, or bussing up to El Chaltén to hike Fitz Roy or Cerro Torre.


Perito Moreno Glacier Tour – Trekking a Patagonia Glacier in Argentina

Can you say that you’ve strapped on a pair of ice crampons and hiked on a glacier that is 97 square miles in total size and 19 miles in length?  No? Well, believe it or not, in Argentina’s Patagonia region, this is actually possible. Check out our glacier hiking adventure!


The Complete Guide to El Chaltén, Argentina – Patagonia’s Basecamp

Trekking or Hiking Capital of Argentina and Basecamp to hiking in Patagonia. Here is our ultimate guide on where to stay, trail heads, rental equipment in El Chalten and much more!


The Complete Hiking Guide for Monte Fitz Roy from El Chaltén, Argentina

Monte Fitz Roy is arguably one of the most heavenly and beautiful hikes in Patagonia, Argentina.  See how full guide with Km breakdown, what to expect and more.


The Complete Hiking Guide for Cerro Torre Trek from El Chaltén, Argentina

Cerro Torre is the tallest of a 4-mountain chain located in the Patagonia region of Argentina and is a great day hike from El Chaltén. Check out our detailed guide on the trail and what to expect. 


What to pack for Patagonia Hiking – a day hiking pack guide

The weather is unpredictable in Patagonia. Check out our packing list and pack info in this post.


Brewery Hopping in El Chaltén, Argentina

What better way to relax and unwind after a long days’ hike up Mount Fitz Roy than a cold beer?  See how we drank the local in El Chaltén!