Many independent travelers turn they noses when they hear the word “tour”, but in many cases a tour is an exciting and interesting way to discover a country. If you are planning the first visiting in Argentina, you might want to consider at least a day trip or a city tour. But if you have adventure on your mind, then an organized tour can offer the best opportunity to see the highlights of Argentina and enjoy time in nature.
Between city tours, tango classes, wine tasting tours, hiking on glaciers and exploring various terrains, Argentina has a lot to offer to all types of travelers.
If you don’t fancy the idea of actually having a guide while you visit a city, you can always download a tour to your smartphone and follow the route. There’s also the possibility to look for free walking tours. But if you don’t mind a guide who will also give you a lot of insight into the city’s history, you can also book a sightseeing tour. For example, a three hours sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires costs from US$23 per person. You can also choose a half-day bike tour in the city (from US$45 per person).
Day tours & trips
If you stay for more than 2 or 3 days in a city, consider a day trip. These are an excellent way to explore the near-by locations without having to plan to stay in that place, as well. From Buenos Aires , you can take a day trip to Tigre Delta (from US$45 per person) , Montevideo (from US$369 per person) and Colonia (from US$258 per person).
Argentina is known to be a destination for those seeking adventure. Hiking the diverse terrain , kayaking and zip lining are just some of the things you can do here. If you are up for it, check out these amazing adventure tours in Argentina to find one which suits your itinerary. Ideally, you should book them before departure (to benefit from the competitive prices).
Top Argentina Adventure Tours
Buenos Aires to Lima , 42 days from US$2170
The tour visits Argentina, Bolivia and Peru and starts in Buenos Aires, where you’ll spend two days getting to know the city. Then, it’s time to visit Cordoba, Estancia Stay, Cafayate , Potosi, before stopping in La Paz for two days. Copacabana and Puno are on the list, right before Cuzco and the Inca Trail, with its amazing end point: Machu Picchu. Arequipa and Nazca are also on the list. The tour ends in Lima.
Buenos Aires to Rio Unplugged , 17 days from US$2105
The tour visits Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, starting in Buenos Aires. Colonia is next, before stopping in Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital. You will also take a day trip to Iguazu Falls. Then, explore Paratay and Ilha Grande, before the last stop in Rio de Janeiro.
Cuzco to Ushuaia , 54 days from US$2970
The tour visits Argentina , Bolivia , Chile and Peru, starting in Cuzco. After taking the Inca Trail and visiting Machu Picchu, you’ll also make a stop in Puno. Copacabana is next on your tour, followed by La Paz, with its famous markets. The tour then visits Potosi, Salar de Uyuni, Salta, Cafayate and Mendoza, where you’ll taste the local wine. Santiago, Pucon and Chilean Fjord Coast are also included in this tour. You get to take the ferry to the Magellan Straits, before stopping in Ushuaia. While here, you will also explore two glaciers: El Chalten and El Calafate.
Antarctic Explorer, 11 days
The tour visits Antarctica and Argentina, starting in Ushuaia. You will get a chance to cross the Drake Passage, going to the Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll be spending three days in this area, traveling through various weather and ocean conditions but you’ll be able to see the penguins and maybe even the polar bears. Then it’s to cross the straight again and finish the tour in Ushuaia.