Argentina is located in South America and is home to many Natural Wonders, such as Iguazú Falls, Perito Moreno Glacier, Iberá Marshlands, and much more! Its capital city is Buenos Aires, the jumping-off point for any of your Argentinian adventures. Argentina’s currency is the Argentinian Peso, and the country is known for its national dance, Tango, but also for its exquisite local cuisine. Full of adventures for the whole family, this destination will never disappoint you. If you are truly looking forward to an unforgettable family holiday you have found the perfect travel guide!
The most important thing about family holidays is exploring new destinations together while boosting the family member’s bond. These are some of the attractions that you and your family will love to visit in Argentina.
Adventure is just around the corner. Besides the stunning landscapes and endless pristine lakes to visit, activities in this area are going to create lifetime memories for sure: go rafting through some rapids, discover Bariloche from its cable car, or maybe go hiking to Mount Otto, known as “the pinnacle of fun.” Learn all about Mapuche’s local culture, and delight your taste with the best homemade chocolate and cakes. Hit the road, and let this marvelous family adventure begin!
Iguazú Falls, chosen as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, is a favorite destination for family holidays. Prepare yourself to get stunned by breathtaking and powerful waterfalls, while surrounded by lush rainforests. Best part? Adults and children can enjoy close encounters with local wildlife. If something is certain, it is that you will never regret visiting Iguazú with your family!
The southernmost city in the world offers activities for all the family- no one stays home! For adults, visiting Tierra del Fuego National Park or the renowned Lighthouse is a great attraction, but kids will for sure enjoy having a close encounter with the Magellanic Penguins, in Isla del Martillo, where all the family can walk with these animals, and get an unforgettable experience.
This destination mixes experiences for all the family. During your family holidays in Mendoza, adults will enjoy the best wine of Argentina, visiting vineyards, and of course tasting the most famous variety, Malbec wine. On the other hand, kids will explore their artistic side, learning about local artists techniques and creating their own souvenirs.
History, culture, and stunning architecture await you in Argentina’s capital city. Visiting local Ranches will allow you and your family to learn all about the Gaucho’s local culture. Besides, it is the perfect adventure for every family member: kids can enjoy horseback riding, meeting and feeding the farm animals, while adults can enjoy tasting the best Argentine barbecue and wine. Welcome to the land of silver!
Can you imagine a family picture above the Big Ice? Yes! Perito Moreno Glacier awaits you and your family to go ice-hiking on the Glacier! Get adventurous in a controlled and safe environment, there are lots of experiences such as walking through the forest, hiking of all levels, and sailing activities too.
Welcome to the National Capital of Trekking! This paradise for hikers hosts the one and only Mount Fitz Roy, one of the best places to go hiking in the whole country. There are so many hiking trails that families can choose the difficulty and the length to enjoy all together this unforgettable experience.
An incredible experience awaits you and your family. Marvel yourself with the most incredible experience of all time: go whale-watching in Península Valdés. This activity is perfect for the whole family because the close encounter with these beautiful animals is something you will never forget.
Argentine food is a mix of cultures with spectacular dishes. Delight yourself with great wine, exquisite meat cuts, and Empanadas. No doubt, Argentina’s local gastronomy will leave you speechless. Let’s see what Argentinian cuisine has to offer!
Don Julio Parrilla
Guatemala 4691, Palermo. Buenos Aires.
If you are looking for the best Argentine barbecue, you have to try Don Julio´s. Considered as one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021, here you will find the best quality meat, and also delicious french fries or provoleta.
The Argentine Experience
Fitz Roy 2110, Buenos Aires.
You will be able to learn about Argentinian culture while eating the best local dishes, and drinking Malbec wine, an Argentine specialty. Also, you will prepare your empanadas and alfajores, a perfect activity to do with the whole family.
Santa Fe 2022, Recoleta. Buenos Aires.
In this restaurant, you can try the most delicious and characteristic Argentine food while the little ones play and have fun with other children in the recreational area.
Lo de Carlitos
Charcas 3702, Palermo. Buenos Aires
This place is perfect for the whole family as its dishes will suit all tastes and kids will be able to enjoy the playground area, where they will have a fun time while adults try delicious dishes.
Arenales 3443, Buenos Airess.
Ideal restaurant for those families who like to try the Argentinian Grill and at the same time provide the little ones with a playground where they can have fun and meet other children.
This high-quality restaurant is perfect for all the family! Pasta and desserts are the best options if you want to enjoy the best of this restaurant. In addition, children will enjoy the beautiful green garden that the restaurant offers.
Estancia La Victoria
Milagros 2347, Corralitos
This restaurant has a farm and a playground for children, where they will have fun and be in contact with nature. The place has the typical Argentine Asado and also pasta. Besides, the Estancia has a space to stay after lunch and share quality time with your family.
Av. Brasil 57, Puerto Iguzaú.
Just as the name suggests, it is an incredible Argentine experience. You will be able to cook your food and enjoy the best Argentine dishes while learning about local culture and cuisine. Kids also will be amazed by this experience.
De La Fonte
1 de Mayo 611, Puerto Iguazú.
This restaurant serves spectacular Italian dishes, perfect for your family holidays because it has an incredible backyard where the little ones will enjoy and have fun while the older ones taste the most delicious dishes. Also, if you go at night sometimes you will enjoy live music shows.
Perito Moreno 2232, Ushuaia.
If your family enjoys the views, you must go to this place! Is located on the sea, with amazing views of the Beagle Channel. The dishes are gourmet and a little bit more expensive than other restaurants, but worth it. And also, you and your family can enjoy a live music show sometimes at this restaurant, perfect for all the family!
Rústico Asador y Parrilla
P.º Kirchner 5291, El Calafate.
In this restaurant, all the family will taste one of the best barbecues in Patagonia Argentina while the little ones will have fun in a recreation area with swings. They can also play fun board games.
Av. San Martín 1126, Salta.
Local food, music, and dance
Taste the best local food such as empanadas or tamales while enjoying (and why not participate) folklore dance and music live shows, where families of all ages will have so much fun in this place.
Parrilla la Mansión
Av. Almte. Brown 741, Jujuy.
This restaurant serves typical dishes from Argentina, and the most delicious desserts you could try, with Dulce de Leche, an exclusive flavor from the country. Also, the little ones will be entertained in the restaurant’s backyard with a big bouncy castle. An excellent option if you visit Northern Argentina.
Our family holiday packages are specifically designed for all family members. Our Travel advisors make sure that all the activities fit with these multigenerational trips. People of all ages will have fun, have close encounters with animals, keep in contact with nature, learn about new cultures, and of course have quality time together, something very important in a family trip.
Family holidays are a great opportunity for children to grow an open-minded vision of the world, and for the whole family to connect with nature and learn all about different and interesting local cultures. Is the best way to bond as a family. Create everlasting memories as you explore and discover unique places of the globe while enjoying incredible landscapes, close encounters with local wildlife, and tasting local dishes you will never forget!
Public transportation is a great way to explore Argentina too, especially in Buenos Aires where you have plenty of options such as Subway, Metrobus, or Taxi. This kind of transportation is less stressful than driving in the Big City, and you will be able to enjoy all the activities Buenos Aires has to offer. Anyway, the whole country is connected by bus, and you have many options to travel around it.
Of course, we know dogs are part of the family, and Argentina is full of pet-friendly options to explore and discover this land with your fur friend. Anyways, if you are planning on visiting National Parks in Argentina, you have to know that unluckily pets entry is not allowed.
Argentina offers many opportunities to travel with families and of course with toddlers. Buenos Aires and Iguazú are the best options if you are traveling with toddlers. Kids can enjoy lots of interactive activities like visiting local ranches where they will be able to meet and feed farm animals or stare at the Iguazú Falls as walkaways are stroller accessible. Both destinations offer close encounters with local wildlife within a safe and controlled environment – little explorers fun guaranteed!
A great family trip idea during your family vacation is to visit a waterpark. Some of the waterparks you will find in Argentina are:
Let this splashy adventure begin!
In Argentina, the four seasons are well distinguished. For example: If you love cold weather, Patagonia is ideal during winter, and even during the summer when landscapes change dramatically. On the contrary, Buenos Aires features cold weather during winter and hot temperatures combined with high humid averages during summer. If you’re more into warm temperatures you can go up to Northern Argentina, but only during winter. During summer it can be unbearably hot and dry, plus it is the rainy season. On the contrary, in Iguazú Falls you can enjoy hot super humid weather almost the whole year.
In Argentina, you can go as adventurous as you want, or even keep things slow down during your entire trip. For example, if you’re in Patagonia for the winter you definitely should go skiing in Bariloche in Cerro Catedral and enjoy their kids’ skiing activities. Or go whale watching in Puerto Madryn from July to December, during springtime. Summer is the perfect time of the year to go kayaking and rafting on white rapids in El Chaltén. Of course, there are activities that you can do any time of the year, like horseback riding in Mendoza, or taking a bike tour to discover Buenos Aires.
Of course, Argentina is a great country with lots of things to see and do. We will always recommend staying all of the time you can! But if we talk about the bare minimum, it would be at least a week. Within 7 days you will be touring around Buenos Aires and you can take short trips to the nearest destinations like Iguazú Falls and Misiones. To visit Patagonia or even North Argentina, you will need a minimum of 15 days. Distances in Argentina are especially long and flight connections don’t abound.
Currently, there are no Covid-related restrictions to enter Argentina. Most of the population is vaccinated. Although masks are not mandatory anymore, we do recommend using them on public transport and frequently disinfecting your hands with sanitizer. Luckily, almost every shop still has its sanitizing stations!
On top of the list, there is Nothern Argentina. We always recommend buying locally and helping improve native economies. Not only you will buy cheaper, but you will be making a tremendous cultural exchange! You can also go on a self-drive trip to Patagonia, a cheaper option to an always expensive destination. And finally, there is the big city, Buenos Aires, with its varied offer of accommodation, transport, and cultural spectacles suitable for all budgets. There are many entrance-free museums and activities in Buenos Aires. Also, public transport is cheaper in the city than in any other place in the country. And subways are very useful to explore the city.
It will always depend on the place and time of the year you are planning to travel If you’re traveling to Iguazú (no matter what time of the year) we recommend light clothes, sunglasses, hats, sun protectors, and a lot of repellents! It’s a very humid place, so get ready to wet your clothes especially when you go on the Iguazú Falls boat excursion. To visit Patagonia, you should be ready for cold weather. You should dress in layers. And take trekking boots; globes, a very warm coat, and a windbreaker for hiking and boat trips are essentials. For Buenos Aires, nothing very special to say (winter is pretty cold and summer very humid). However, it’s a city with great nightlife, so you would probably want something fancier, but not much. Dinner starts at 9 pm for locals, but restaurants keep the kitchen open almost 24/7 hours. 9 pm with a bit more fancy clothes depending on where you’re heading!
We are committed to several sustainable projects in order to provide a memorable journey for our explorers to preserve nature and respect the local communities we partner with.
You can volunteer yourself for “tree-planting ceremonies” (which can be arranged at specific destinations in your itinerary) or you can also donate a native tree for each passenger who travels to Patagonia.
We plant trees to compensate for our CO2 Emissions and so far, between 2018 and 2020 we sowed 60.660.550.
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