Despite the distances, which may simply require some focus on where you wish to spend your time to avoid lots of travelling about, Argentina has delightful accommodations pretty much everywhere you go, a very efficient infrastructure and an incredibly diverse range of destinations from north to south.
Where you choose to go may very well depend on how you all like to spend your time as a family, whether it’s watching amazing and unique wildlife, riding across vast plains with the local cowboys or all sorts of other types of active outdoor adventures.
Let us know what sorts of things you and your children like to do and we will come up with some great suggestions.
Patagonia is perhaps the best known region in all of South America that spans both Argentina and Chile and is easily combined into a wonderful action packed family adventure.
Patagonia is ideal for families who love to be outside, whether it is on horseback galloping over wide open plains whilst on a South America riding holiday, watching the local gauchos herd the cattle and then preparing a traditional barbeque lunch, or hiking on ice-blue glaciers and exploring dramatic ice tunnels whilst trekking in South America.
Fans of wildlife can ply the Beagle Channel in the far south on a short cruise to take in Cape Horn as well as elephant seals, Magellanic penguins, sea lions and perhaps even pilot whales.
Or head to the Atlantic Coast in search of southern right whales, orcas beaching themselves to feed, and huge colonies of sea lions and penguins, basing yourselves in local style ranches or even an old lighthouse.
Further north, you can go skiing in winter or cycling and hiking in summer in the stunning Lake District around the pretty alpine-style town of Bariloche, also famed for its excellent chocolate which you can see being made in nearby shops. Look out for magnificent condors!
There are some fabulous small local style properties here that have beautiful cottages perfect for a family party where you can go fishing, lake kayaking, riding or even hiking with the resident dogs who will show you the way!
The capital itself, Buenos Aires, doesn’t only have cultural activities for the adults, but is great for kids, too, with some wonderful parks around Palermo, including a planetarium, zoo, and puppet and interactive science museums.
Instead of an evening Tango show which may be a bit late for younger audiences, head to multi-coloured La Boca during the day to watch the dancers perform in the streets.
Children will be morbidly fascinated by the Recoleta cemetery, with its rows of streets and mausoleums, and even fussy appetites will love the great Italian food and superb ice-cream parlours on every street corner.
Near to Buenos Aires lie some beautiful family-run estancias, where there is excellent riding for all ages and levels, as well as a chance to perhaps try polo on your luxury Argentina family holiday.
Then head north to Iguazu Falls for exhilarating speedboat rides at their base, as well as the chance to discover some of the unique animals and birds of this sub-tropical forest, such as toucans, tapir and coati.
For an even better wildlife immersion, head as well to nearby Ibera where you can see rhea, capybara (giant guinea pig like creatures), caiman and all sorts of other unique and spectacular species only found in South America.
We would be delighted to discuss the very best bespoke itineraries for your family holiday to Argentina and will ensure that all the members of your family have an incredible and truly memorable experience.
By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017
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