Highlights of Argentina Tour
Roam the streets of Buenos Aires, hike the Perito Moreno Glacier, taste world-class wines and see the Iguazú Falls on this luxury two-week Argentina tour.
The flatlands, or Las Pampas, are often referred to as the bread basket of Argentina and this region is home to more than a third of the country’s residents. From Buenos Aires down the coast to Patagonia and inland to the winelands these fertile soils offer grazing for cattle and other livestock and played an important role in the country’s agricultural boom that still provides a substantial amount of Argentina’s income.
But daily life on Las Pampas continues much the same as it always has. Dotted across the plains you’ll find homey estancias (ranches) where Argentina’s famous gaucho (the hardiest of all cowboys) reigns supreme. Explore near-by towns, listening to folk music, join a cattle drive, or just relax and take in the easy country lifestyle, polo games, charming Argentine hospitality and world class wine.
Estancias in Las Pampas range from working ranches offering an immersive experience to luxury estates encouraging you to disconnect from the pressures of city living. So if you’re interested in Argentinian culture and history, mastering their impeccable horsemanship or are looking for a way to press pause and soak up country living a little then Las Pampas is where you want to be.
The warmer months of October through to April are a great time to visit Las Pampas, and especially April, in lambing season. You’ll find cooler temperatures and clearer skies in Spring; September/November time making this a popular time to visit too.
November is also home to Tradition Day; an important and wonderful day celebrated in Las Pampas where locals celebrate gaucho life and San Antonia de Areco bursts to life.
As a stand-alone destination a break in Las Pampas can be a tonic for tired souls who are looking to escape city life and seek out quiet, culture and kindness. The region’s proximity to Buenos Aires also makes it an ideal starting destination for those looking to recover from long-haul flights, or a great finish to a holiday to other regions of Argentina before flying home.