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Gauchos C Eolo

Argentina, Latin America

It’s hard to comprehend how vast Argentina is; from the Tropic to the Antarctic and from the Andes to the Atlantic, it covers spectacular mountain ranges, an extensive coastline teeming with wildlife, beautiful wild Pampas, waterfalls, wetlands and of course, vibrant cosmopolitan towns and cities. It is culturally diverse too…..the Jesuit history is here to see, but so is the legacy of foreign trade and immigration……there are enclaves of Welsh and Scottish origin and a distinct European influence which seeps into the gastronomy, pastimes and character of the friendly locals and makes Argentina one of the safest countries to visit in Latin America.

Gauchos C Eolo

Whilst you are here, don’t miss the opportunity to visit one of the charming estancias for a taste of gaucho life; eat mouth-watering steak and sip world-class wine by the light of a campfire- whether in the wilds of the Pampas or below the peaks of the Andes, we can suggest some wonderful colonial ranches. Be enthralled by a passionate tango show, catch a game of polo or maybe take a tour of the vineyards of Mendoza to sample some of the world-class wine produced there. There are some great options for self-drive, but unless you have a month or more to explore, the best way to get around is to fly and wherever you choose to go, you are assured of a warm, friendly Argentine welcome.

When to go

Most of Argentina lies in the Temperate Zone, characterized by cool, dry weather in the south and warmer, humid air in the centre. January and February can be hot while winter (July-October) can be cold to icy cold (particularly in the South).

As Argentina lies in the Southern Hemisphere the seasons are the opposite of ours. Buenos Aires is lovely in autumn (March-May) and spring (September-November), when temperatures are mild. December to March is the peak time for visiting the beaches and coastal resorts, whereas Buenos Aires is often quieter than normal. The summer months, with longer and warmer days, are definitely the best time to plan a trip to Patagonia and the southern Andes. On the other hand, winter (June-August) is the best time to visit Iguazú and the Northwest, when the rains and heat have subsided; but spring (Aug-Oct) is also pleasant, as temperatures are mild and it is generally quieter.

climate

travel essentials

Flights: BA fly directly from London Heathrow to Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport in approx. 13.5 hours. There are plenty of other options with other main European airlines, incorporating one stop.

Time Zone: GMT-3 hours

Health: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/argentina/health

FCO travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/argentina

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