Andes Adventure

I had an amazing trip! A once in a lifetime experience, and memories I will cherish forever ... the entire experience from booking to trekking was exceptional, I couldn't expect higher standards.

Gabrielle Johnston | North Ryde, Australia
 

Argentina

Argentina

Take an adventure holiday in ARGENTINA with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.


EXPLORE: Argentina is the second largest country in South America and makes up most of southern half of the continent. The 2.8 million square kilometers is bordered by jungles in the north, the Andes mountain range to the west, the Pacific Ocean in the east and stretches south through the wide plains (pampas) to what many consider to be the end of the earth! Argentina’s 40 million people live throughout the country but are found mostly in urban centres like the capital Buenos Aires, or other bustling cities like Cordoba, Santa Fe and Mendoza. 

EXPERIENCE: Argentina offers travellers the opportunity to visit the natural world wonder Iguazu Falls, to climb the spectacular Cerro Aconcagua, one of the Seven Summits, but also to explore less visited corners like the dramatic gorges in the Salta and Jujuy regions. Well known for the tango, Buenos Aires can also show us it’s Spanish and Italian history in the architecture and culture of many of the 48 barrios (neighborhoods). One of the most famous and unique is the colorful La Boca – built and painted with the materials leftover from the shipyards at the port.

WORLD EXPEDITIONS is your start for adventures in the vast and varied country of Argentina. Travel from the lush jungles in the north to the majestic Andes Mountains in Patagonia and gain an understanding of the friendly people and unique country they call home. Cultural adventures start in the cities of Buenos Aires, Mendoza for winery touring or Cordoba and it’s cattle ranches. Challenging treks and hiking adventures begin in El Calafate, a perfect base to explore Los Glaciares National Park and to view Perito Moreno Glacier. Ushuaia is the port town for those on expedition to Antarctica and is also home to the Tren del Fin del Mundo, the southernmost railway in the world.


Featured Adventures

Aconcagua Expedition

Climb Cerro Aconcagua, at 6960m, the highest peak in the Southern Hemisphere. Our well planned itinerary allows optimum time for fitness and acclimatisation before attempting the non technical 'normal route' to the summit of the Americas.
22 days |
Reviews 1

Best of South America - Over 55's adventure

An unrivalled journey through Argentina, Peru and Bolivia and a trek along an alternative Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Featuring the Iguazu Falls and Buenos Aires, to the Amazon jungle, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca and a stunning trek to Machu Picchu, this journey really has it all.
23 days |
Reviews 7

Buenos Aires and Tango Show

Indulge yourself in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the Paris of the South, along with a Tango Show with dinner and a half day city tour.
2 days |

Estancia Experience

Experience Argentine rural life first hand on an estancia
2 days |

Fitz Roy & Perito Moreno Glacier

From Calafate, the gateway of the south, enjoy both the awesome Perito Moreno Glacier and take a number of guided day walks in the beautiful Los Glaciares National Park at the base of the dramatic near vertical peaks of Cerro Fitzroy and Cerro Torre.
5 days |
Reviews 1

Fitz Roy Circuit & Ice Cap Traverse

A challenging circumnavigation of the Towers of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre via the continental ice cap. Our self sufficient expedition will appeal to those looking for the ultimate Patagonian adventure with spectacular and rarely seen views of the dramatic granite spires of Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre.
11 days |

Great Patagonian Traverse

Seasoned trekkers now have a new playground in Patagonia. The opening of a new route linking Chile and Argentina offers a traverse of untouched national parks, from the Southern Ice cap to the towers of Paine
15 days |

Iguazu Falls

A short visit to the world's most spectacular waterfalls where we view the cataracts from the Argentinean side. Staying a short stroll from the falls ensures you get the most out of your visit to this natural wonderland.
2 days |

Paine & Fitz Roy Trek

Lodge, refugio and camping based trek through the heart of Patagonia. The Patagonian Andes form a wonderland of glacial lakes, towering granite peaks, impressive glaciers, secluded lakes, beech forests and rolling grasslands. Combine both day walks in Los Glaciares National Park and the 'W' trek in Torres del Paine on this exceptional itinerary.
15 days |
Reviews 4

Patagonia Adventure

This compact 11 day lodge and refugio based hiking itinerary offers a perfect introduction to the wonders of Patagonia. View glacial lakes, towering granite peaks, impressive glaciers, secluded lakes, beech forests and rolling grasslands in both Los Glaciares and Torres del Paine National Parks.
11 days |
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The Weather in Argentina

The climate in the north of Argentina is hot (tropical and sub tropical); in the centre the weather is temperate; in the northern highlands, it's dry while the coldest conditions are experienced in the south, in the mountains of Tierra del Fuego.

The trekking season lasts all year round. During winter it's possible to trek in the north, in the jungle and desert areas, and during summer in the south – Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.

The best time for climbing in the Aconcagua region is from December to March. The weather then is relatively stable, but be warned the weather can still change completely in a matter of hours. The winds can be very strong. Needless to say, on days like that, we stay put. It can also get extremely cold on the upper slopes of the mountain; temperatures can drop to -20˚C or lower with the wind chill factor. Warm clothes and a good down jacket are essentials items for the climb.

Mendoza, at 760m, enjoys a Mediterranean style climate in summer, as a result of a rain shadow effect from Aconcagua and other Andean peaks that separate it from the Pacific Ocean and prevailing weather. The region has a consistent supply of water, however, from rivers that are fed by nearby glaciers, and make it well suited to irrigation style farming such as vineyards and olives.

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