Country Facts


Buenos Aires


2,780,400 km2

Time Zone

GMT -03:00 h




Argentine peso

Flight time

14 Hours 18 Minutes

Paradise Awaiting To Be Explored

At the Earth Trip we have a team of professionals with considerable knowledge and first hand expertise in putting together tailor made arrangements for the places you are planning to visit.

Argentina conjures up an image of dusty pampas, passionate football, evocative tango and steak washed down with dark red wines. But it is much more besides. From fantastic waterfalls to Jesuit ruins, an abundance of wildlife in the wetlands of Ibera, extraordinary landscapes and microclimates in the eastern Andes, the beautiful lakes down to the ice fields of Patagonia and to the end of the earth at Tierra del Fuego.

Argentina, a country known for its passion for football and of course Tango. Enjoy the highest peaks in the Americas, visit the Volcano Lanin, the Iguazu Falls and much more of this unique, diverse country.

Welcome to Argentina!

What is Argentina best known for?

–  Vistas:

  • Patagonia Ice Fields
  • Iguazu Falls
  • Lakes
  • Humahuaca Gorge

– Variety:

  • Waterfalls
  • Wildlife
  • Whales
  • Wetlands

– Experiences:

  • Ranches and Pampas
  • Polo
  • Glacier walking
  • Trekking

– Passion

  • Football
  • Steak
  • Wine
  • Tango

Preparing For A Trip To Argentina?

Visa Information – Argentina

Please click the links below for up-to-date visa and entry requirements for British nationals travelling to South America:



Passport validity

Please make sure your passport is valid and up to date. In general terms, your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from your date of arrival into all South American countries.  


Travelling with children

Single parents or adults travelling with children under the age of 18 are required to provide notarised documentary evidence of parental responsibility, or consent to travel from those with parental responsibility. Such documentation is often required before being allowed to enter Latin American countries and, in many cases, before permitting children to leave the country.  

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Tourism Health Information – Argentina

If you have a health condition, or you are pregnant, you may need specialist healthcare abroad. Check whether your destination country can provide the healthcare you may need and ensure you have appropriate travel insurance for unexpected medical evacuation or local treatment.

See the Coronavirus travel health and Healthcare sections in the Coronavirus page for COVID-19 health information.

At least 8 weeks before your trip, check the latest country-specific health advice from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) on the TravelHealthPro website. Each country-specific page has information on vaccine recommendations, any current health risks or outbreaks, and factsheets with information on staying healthy abroad. Guidance is also available from NHS (Scotland) on the FitForTravel website.

General information on travel vaccinations and a travel health checklist is available on the NHS website. You may then wish to contact your health adviser or pharmacy for advice on other preventive measures and managing any pre-existing medical conditions while you’re abroad.

The legal status and regulation of some medicines prescribed or purchased in the UK can be different in other countries. If you’re travelling with prescription or over-the-counter medicine, read this guidance from NaTHNaC on best practice when travelling with medicines. For further information on the legal status of a specific medicine, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to.

While travel can be enjoyable, it can sometimes be challenging. There are clear links between mental and physical health, so looking after yourself during travel and when abroad is important. Information on travelling with mental health conditions is available in our guidance page. Further information is also available from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).

Other health risks

Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travel to some parts of the country. Check the TravelHealthPro website for more information.

UK health authorities have classified Argentina as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Dengue fever can occur throughout the year. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Asthma, sinus and bronchial problems can be aggravated by the polluted atmosphere in the major cities.

Local medical care

If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 107 or 911 and ask for an ambulance. You should contact your insurance/medical assistance company promptly if you are referred to a medical facility for treatment.

Medical facilities are good, but can be expensive. Public hospitals tend to be crowded. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.

If you have a pre-existing medical condition and you regularly take prescribed medication, carry enough medication to cover the duration of your stay and a letter from your doctor describing the medical condition. You can find most medication in pharmacies in large cities, but medicine for complex treatment may be unavailable in smaller towns. You will need a prescription from a local doctor to get prescribed medication. All medication in pharmacies, whether prescribed or not, is stored behind the counter and must be requested.

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Weather & When To Go To Argeitna


We will advise you on the best time of the year to travel and, just as importantly, when not to go to a particular region or place. We hope the following guidelines are useful:

The best time of the year to travel to southern Argentina, southern Chile, the Falklands and Antarctica is December to February.

The ski-season in Argentina and Chile is June – September.

The Iguazu Falls are at the fullest in the wet season (December – February).

The whale-watching season in the Valdes Peninsula is June to November.

The Punta Tombo penguin rookery is open September to March.

Australis cruises run October to April.

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Tailor-Made Holidays

At The Earth Trip we will design and plan your personalised itinerary according to the exact requirements of your trip. Whether you prefer to be on a mountaintop or under a waterfall; wake up in the middle of a jungle or have a picnic with locals in the tea plantations – we select the accommodation and activities in order to suit not only your preferences, but also your budget.

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