Cheap flights to Argentina

Known for its hedonistic capital, Buenos Aires, Argentina is a spirited, vibrant country where a childlike joy for colour, dance and happiness permeate the breath-taking geography of the country.

The late night cafes, rowdy markets, glamorous boutiques, piles of mouth-watering meats; the tango bars and nightclubs make Buenos Aires one of the must see sights on any tour of Argentina, but, there are many more.

From rolling vineyards and flat grassy plains to snow-dusted mountains, Argentina is a haven for those who want to horse-ride, kayak, hike, trek, climb, ski or cycle their way around the country. The beautiful colonial Salta region exudes Spanish and Gaucho culture with camp fires and meat banquets under the stars to a backdrop of pink mountains in the red gorge of the Quebrada de Humahuaca.

In the south lies spectacular Patagonia where glassy glacial lakes sit quietly beneath vast mountain peaks and silent landscapes. Skiing the soft powdery slopes of the Andes is a dream for winter sports enthusiasts, while the local resorts provide luxury and evening entertainment.

Look out for whales off the coast of Puerto Madryn in Patagonia and penguins in Punta Tombo. Tour the beautiful 17th century farmhouses of stunning Cordoba or take a day trip to the jaw-dropping Iguazu Falls with their permanent haze of colourful butterflies that float from the nearby national park. Meaning ‘Great Waters’ this mighty cascade of 275 falls is one and a half times higher than Niagara.

Ride across the flat Pampas plains or through the serene alpine meadows of Nahuel Huapi National Park that borders Chile. Go fishing in Bariloche, marvel at the rainbow coloured houses in La Boca or taste the fine wines in the Bodegas of Mendoza. Kayak the thundering waters of the river Manso or visit the ‘ends of the earth’ of Tierra del Fuego where a boat across the Beagle Channel arrives in Ushuaia, the world’s most southerly city.

Mesmerising and other-worldly, Argentina encompasses everything from the tropical to the glacial. It is a country of outstanding natural beauty with a culture to match.

The following information is correct as of February 2015 and is subject to change. Please check with the airline directly for complete accuracy.

Fly In

Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport is located 13 miles from Buenos Aires and can be reached by car in approximately 45 minutes. Local bus services 394, 502, 51 and 8 operate from outside the airport to all parts of the city centre. A shuttle bus service and taxis are also available for hire outside the airport terminal.

Another airport is the Aeroparque International Jorge Newbery which is just 2.5 miles from Buenos Aires but is only served by domestic flights.

What you need to know

Currency: The Argentinean Peso

Visas: UK nationalsdo not require a visa to travel to Argentina for a period of up to 90 days. All passports must be valid for duration of stay. Some nationalities do require a visa to enter Argentina. More information can be obtained from a local embassy or from the Foreign Office website.  

Laws: There is a ban across Argentina prohibiting smoking in indoor public places including cafes, bars, restaurants and clubs and on all public transport. It is better enforced in major cities such as Buenos Aires and perhaps less so in smaller towns and villages. The legal age for consuming alcohol is between 16 and 18 years of age. Minors are permitted to drink as long as they are in the company of a parent or guardian over 18.

Best Time to Visit

Argentina’s climate ranges from the subtropical humidity, heat and torrential rains of the north, to the temperate central regions like Pampas and the freezing cold of the Patagonian south. December to February is summer in Argentina and can get stiflingly hot, particularly in the capital Buenos Aires. September to November and February to March are much nicer to visit with pleasanter temperatures and fewer tourists. It is advisable not to visit in January when the weather is so hot that even many of the locals flee to cooler climes. If planning to explore Patagonia, this is best from November to February when it is still warm. Believe it or not, Argentina is a great destination for skiing. Hit the slopes between mid-June to October for an alternative ‘summer’ holiday!

February is Carnival month all over the country and a great time to get a real flavour of Argentina. Buenos Aires hosts the International Independent Film Festival in April while Bariloche celebrate with the National Snow Fiesta in August. September is Patagonia’s turn to host a snow festival while October in Cordoba, Oktoberfest comes to town. Music and dance concerts continue across Argentina right into December when the festivities take a distinctly Christmas turn. 

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