Buenos Aires has been called the 2nd Paris of the world and Argentina is known for some of the most beautiful wildlife and nature in the world. Not to mention the food and wines, there is something for everyone in Argentina. Located in the Patagonia region of South America, you’ll find unique landscapes and activities that you will naturally draw you outside… not to mention ones that you’ll remember forever.
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The flight is long from the UK, but a family trip to Argentina is a journey one will never forget.
Here is your family travel guide to Argentina:
Before you go, it could be useful to learn some Spanish. Knowing at least some basic phrases to help you get around and show your respect for the local culture can make a big difference in how smooth your trip goes.
You can try to learn Spanish online with the help of platforms like Babbel for example. You could even make it a family activity to learn as much as possible before you go. Learning a language together is a wonderful family bonding activity! You can make it even more fun by watching children’s movies in Spanish, listening to Spanish music and incorporating the language into your daily life where possible.
Visit Igazu Falls
Igazu Falls is one of the most visited spots in Argentina. It is a combination of 275 different cascades that make up ‘Igazu Falls’ and form a natural border between Argentina and Brazil. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was recently voted one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
Stay a few days in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina that is full of character and vibrancy. It is the birthplace of the jig, the country’s national dance, and home to incredible restaurants, cafes, the MALBA, Galileo Galilei Planetarium, Carlos Thays Botanical Garden, Paseo El Rosedal, and plenty else to do and explore.
Tigre is located on the Parana Delta and offers visitors a break from the city life in Buenos Aires. Streams and rivers here surround you, so Tigre is a great spot to escape to and go for a boat tour or a kayaking day.
Glacier Tours & Excursion to Argentina
There is a dedicated UNESCO World Heritage Site of Glacier National Park, where you’ll find some of the largest glaciers. With such a unique characteristic of Argentina, going on a glacier tour and excursion is a must while here! It will be a winner with everyone in your family due to how extravagant the landscapes are. A couple recommended glaciers to visit from many visitors and locals alike are Glacier Upsala and Perito Moreno. High season for ‘glacier season’ is December – March.
Mendoza for real Argentinian food
Mendoza is best known for its wine and is a great area to taste real Argentinian food.
While here, be sure to try local meat entrees (that Argentina is known for), lorcro (a stew), and provoleta.
Penguins are adorable and a sure win with the kids (and the parents!) You can go for a penguin excursion in Argentina where you can walk next to cute penguins who come to Argentina before migration season. Of the people I’ve talked to who have done this, this is a must-do!
Córdoba was named the 2006 Cultural Capital of the Americas and this city is somewhere you will simply be surrounded by creativity. It is home to an alternative film scene and a space where young artists and designers can connect and create.
There are so many things to do in Argentina that it is hard to pick and will require planning before going and listening to what everybody wants to do. From there, you can hone in on a few locations then plan and pack accordingly! There is something for everyone in Argentina, so make an active effort to do something for everyone and you will have a family trip that everyone will love and remember forever.