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The pace and rhythm of the Tango capital, the awesome wildlife of the south Atlantic, the mesmerising vistas of dusty plains, the unforgettable views of Patagonia - Argentina is a place of dramatic contrasts, stunning landscapes, unforgettable nightlife and passionate locals. Enjoy life the Argentine way, with a steak on your plate and Malbec in hand surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery and unique cultures.

Argentina Fast Facts

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Languages Spoken

The official language spoken in Argentina is Spanish



Name: Argentine Peso

Code: ARS

Symbol: $

$13 Argentine Peso is approximately $1

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Time Zone

Argentina is AEDT -14h

Highlights of Argentina


Iguazu Falls

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Buenos Aires

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Argentina’s must-sees

Argentina is a country bursting with life, colour and a great mix of friendly people. Why not tuck into an enormous steak for dinner with a glass of local wine or learn to tango at one of the lively milonga clubs. Feeling adventurous? Head to the incredible ice fields of Los Glaciares National Park or take on the mighty Andes. Check out our range of exciting tours, transport and accommodation and get the most out of your trip.
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Marrying a European aesthetic with distinct Latino vibes, Buenos Aires is picturesque and passionate, glamourous and edgy. The Argentinean capital is an absolute foodie heaven with the best steaks in the world, delicious wines and hip cafes.
Buenos Aires Province
Buenos Aires Province
Meandering waterways, agricultural beauty and grassland plains as far as the eye can see, Buenos Aires Provence offers a welcome respite from the big city and an insight into Argentina’s famous gaucho (cowboy) way of life.
Stunning landscapes
Argentina is brimming with a vast array of stunning and contrasting landscapes. Endless deserts, Andean mountain ranges, crystal clear lake and vibrant forests - all teeming with unforgettable wildlife.
Wine tasting
Wine tasting
Argentina is renowned for its wines, including the world-famous Malbec.  Mendoza produces most of the country’s grapes and is a must-visit for wine lovers.

Argentina Fast Facts

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A pint in a pub/bar will is around $85 (approx. £3.60)

cost of food in argentina


A basic lunctime meal with drink is around $161 (approx. £7)

Taxi Ride

Around $24 (approx. £1) plus $15 (approx. £0.60) for every KM travelled


A one way ticket on local transport is around $7 (approx. £0.30)

hostels in argentina


From $188 a night (approx. £8)

hotels in argentina


From $650 (approx. £27) a night for a 3 star hotel

Project Patagonia with Tempest Two

Tempest Two are just two guys who left their office jobs in 2015 and decided to take on a Trans-Atlantic row - no biggie. Since then they've been travelling the world, chasing extreme adventures. They're not athletes, olympians or super-humans they say... they're just two normal dudes doing extraordinary things. INDI helped them sort out 'Project Patagonia' - an ultra-triathlon through the stunning South American region. See what they got up to below.

How to get to Argentina

There are currently no direct flights from Australia to Argentina. You can fly indirectly to major airports, such as Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Mendoza and Ushuaia from Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and more.
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Argentina tours, adventures and experiences

Argentina Tours

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Iguassu & Beyond | 9 Days
For the nature lover who also wants to explore the nightlife of the urban jungle and have plenty of time on the beach, this nine-day adventure offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and cosmopolitan culture.
From $2,399
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The Explorer | 18 Days
Want a taste of Peru, Brazil and Argentina? Visit Patagonia, Argentina's Lake District, Ushuaia and more.
From $5,795
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Patagonia Hiking | 9 Days
Trek through the crisp air of El Chaltn to the area near the imposing Perito Moreno Glacier, finishing up in Buenos Aires.
From $2,749
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What’s the weather like in Argentina?

Argentina's climate is generally mild, but there can be major regional variations due to its size – from the extreme heat of the northern regions, through the pleasant climate of the central pampas, to the sub Antarctic cold of Patagonia’s glacial regions. Throughout the country January is the warmest, while June and July are the coldest. 

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Argentina's culture

The official religion of Argentina is the Apostolic Roman Catholic, but there is complete religious freedom. Other religions practised, to a lesser degree, are Protestantism, Judaism, Islamism, and the Greek and Russian Orthodox among others. 

Argentina’s cultural roots are mainly European and this is reflected in the country’s architecture, music, literature and lifestyle.  There are plenty of festivals, cinemas, theatres and concerts. Buenos Aires alone has over 100 cinemas and 90 theatres. Drinking and dancing is also a huge part of Argentinian culture. Painting and sculpture are also important and works are showcased in the many art galleries in the main cities.  Music-wise, the country is home to the world-famous tango, especially in Buenos Aires.  The style and rhythm varies depending on the region.

In terms of food some of the typical Argentinean fares includes asado (barbeque), empanadas (a pie or pastry with various stuffing), tamales (chicken or other meat wrapped in cornhusks), humita (grated corn, sweet peppers and tomatoes wrapped in the green leaves of corn) and locro (dish of meat, potato, pumpkin, corn and sweet pepper).  These days migration has brought all the flavours of the world to Argentina and you’ll find European, Asian, Middle Eastern and all sorts of other food.  Steak is a biggie on the Argentine menu, as is wine, which is locally grown and produced.

Do I need a Visa?

Australian passport holders visiting Argentina for up to 90 days to not need a visa, but do have to pay a $100 USD reciprocity fee. Visit the official migration service website for more details.

How to get around in Argentina


Due to the size of Argentina, air travel is the most convenient when travelling large distances.  There are a number of airlines servicing the country, however many a routed via Buenos Aires, which can cause inconvenience and cost, depending on your end destination. 



The public bus network in Argentina is excellent and, despite the long driving times, the vehicles and very comfortable and allow you to see more of this amazing country.  There are a number of different classes, even sleepers for overnight journeys.  Larger luggage is stowed in the hold and security is generally very good.



Although there have been some cut-backs in long-distance train services, the rail network continues to reach Buenos Aires and some surrounding areas, as well as services to Posadas and Cordoba.  Trains are invariably cheaper than buses, but are slower and go to fewer destinations.  We advise buying train tickets in advance during peak periods.



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