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Planning a trip to Argentina? You’re in for an amazing adventure. 

Luxury travel to Argentina gives you the perfect balance: the comfort and convenience you desire without having to sacrifice opportunities to indulge in the curiosity that brought you to South America in the first place. 

If you’re traveling with Luxury Gold on our 23-day Grand South America tour or simply planning a short getaway on the tip of the continent, we’re here to help you make this the trip of a lifetime. Use this guide, inspired by the activities and experiences on our luxury tour, to plan your trip to Argentina.


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Argentina Quick Facts All Luxury Travelers Should Know

Know before you go: here are a few facts that should be common knowledge when planning any luxury Argentina tour.

  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Argentine Peso
  • Capital City: Buenos Aires
  • Popular Historical Site: San Ignacio Miní 
  • Popular Natural Site: Iguazú Falls
  • Cultural Hallmark: The Tango Dance
  • Culinary Hallmark: The Asado  
  • Don’t Arrive Without: Comfortable clothing, both for nightly dancing and daily siestas.
  • Don’t Leave Without: Experiencing Argentine farm life like a gaucho

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What to See and Do: Luxury Travel in Argentina

Allow us to provide essential destination inspiration. Better yet, join us and make these memories while we take care of the logistics. 

Raise the Steaks with Elevated Asado Dining 

Asado - meat cooking on coal grille, Mendoza, Argentina

Asado, the traditional Argentine method of barbecuing, is both the meal and the way it’s prepared. These grilling techniques are world renowned, as is the taste of Argentina’s best cuts of meat. Luxury Gold travelers are in for a treat: Fogón Asado in Buenos Aires will open exclusively for our tour, treating our travelers to a private dining experience with an Asado chef.

Tour the Belle Époque Teatro Colón Theater

Front elevation of Belle Époque Teatro Colón Theater in Buenos Aires, Argentina

With some of the best acoustics in the world, the Belle Époque Teatro Colón Theater is a historic opera house in Argentina’s capital. The world’s leading orchestras, dancers, singers, and artists have all graced this iconic stage. Luxury travel in Argentina means that Luxury Gold travelers will undoubtedly enjoy a guided tour of this prestigious venue.

Observe a Mesmerizing Tango Performance

Close of couples dancing the Argentine tango

Tango is the passionate soul of Argentina. This dance that pre-dates the 1900s emerged from the working class streets of Buenos Aires to become an element of the world’s intangible cultural heritage, according to UNESCO. Luxury Gold Travelers will settle in for dinner and an authentic tango show at Rojo Tango.

Visit a Traditional Estancias Ranch

Gaucho on horseback rounding up cattle

Known as gauchos, the cowboys of South America still cling to their countryside culture. A farm stay is an excellent way to learn the ropes, so to speak, about life on the pampas. Luxury Gold travelers will visit an estancia, share a lunch, and take a guided horseback ride through the traditional ranch.

See the Unfathomable Iguassu Falls

Iguassu falls with boardwalk at sunset with blue skies

There’s nothing quite like staring down the Devil’s Throat at Iguassu Falls. It’s just as difficult to take your eyes off of the cascading falls as it is to look away from the winding catwalk leading you around these rushing waters. You’ll also trek across the Brazilian border where you’ll reach the base of the falls and marvel at panoramic views of San Martin Island.

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Where to stay: Luxury hotels in Argentina

Finding a place to stay is just as important as planning what to do on a luxury Argentina vacation. There are dozens of luxury hotels across Argentina that will spoil you with quiet serenity and lavish amenities. These two luxury hotels in Argentina will welcome Luxury Gold travelers to an unforgettable stay. 

Alvear Palace Hotel | Buenos Aires

Interior of the Alvear Palace Hotel, Argentina

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Alvear Palace Hotel is a luxury hotel in the heart of Buenos Aires. Known for its sophisticated luxury yet home-like suite comforts, Alvear Palace Hotel is an elegant fixture of the La Recoleta neighborhood. Six restaurants and bars fill the space, including a terrace sushi bar and rooftop watering hole. A spa, intimate wellness area, rooftop indoor pool offer hours of relaxation after an evening spent tangoing in a milongas.

Travelers on the Luxury Gold tour will stay in Palace Premier Rooms: cozy single and double use rooms that maximize comfort at every turn, Palace Premier Rooms flaunt a modern French aesthetic and feature botticino marble bathrooms with jacuzzis.

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas | Iguassu Falls

Front elevation of the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas

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The only luxury hotel hidden within Iguazu National Park, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas surrounds you with natural beauty. Relax beside the outdoor swimming pool at this jungle escape, listening to howler monkeys in the distance. A forest bathing experience at the spa feels right in such a serene place, though no one will fault you should you choose to rest up for a guided full moon or first light walk through the jungle.

Travelers partaking in a Luxury Gold tour will stay in a Superior Room on the Forest Wing. These rooms are as artsy as they are light and airy: each features traditional azulejos painted tiles and artwork commissioned by Brazilian painter Ludmilla de Montes.

Not only does the Grand South America tour include all of the above, but this Luxury Gold experience also includes sunbathing in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro, exploring Chile’s wine country, and visiting Machu Picchu in Peru. 

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