With our new Argentina safaris programme we hope to gather our experience from 22 years of operation in Africa and apply it to pastures fresh. Argentina is the most diverse of countries and we think it lends itself perfectly to our adventurous self driving clients.
Of course we will be operating slightly differently in Argentina than we do in Africa and initially our journeys will be lodge to lodge, estancia to estancia, substituting canvas tents for simple accommodation in the form of puestas (small huts) originally used by gauchos. In due course we will be introducing camping in very special locations. As with all Safari Drive journeys every holiday we design is tailor-made to your requirements.
While Patagonia and the Perito Moreno glacier may be the classic destination in southern Argentina, there is much more to Argentina than just the ‘jewels in the crown’, of which Iguazu Falls is certainly another. There is much to explore, to see and do, plus vast distances to be travelled and we would strongly urge people to bite off chunks of Argentina one bit at a time and explore just a few regions in one trip (unless of course you have a few months to spare).
There is also a surprising amount of wildlife to be seen in the form of condors, vicunas, guanancos, llamas, alpacas, flamingos, rhea, hummingbirds, pumas (if you are very lucky) and a wealth of birdlife. Definitely do not travel without your binoculars.
A collaboration between Safari Drive and Time-lapse photographer and adventure film maker Rufus Blackwell who was recently awarded 2nd prize in the moving image category of the annual Travel Photographer of the Year competition.
Here is a list of just some of our favourite places to visit in Argentina. They are all places that we would recommend for a self drive safari. This is not a comprehensive list and if there are other places you are keen to visit and would like further information please let us know and we’ll be happy to help.
Famous for producing delicious red and white high-altitude wines, Malbec and Torrentes being the most popular variety of grape. Take some time to see the wine museum in Cafayate and have a wine tasting tour.
Staying at an authentic working estancia will give you a true insight into Argentine life. Here there will be opportunities to ride horses, hike, fish and eat some wonderful food.
A high-altitude desert with the largest thermal amplitude of the world. 4 seasons in 1 day: between 8.00am & 11.00am, spring; between 11.00am & 4.00pm, summer & from 4.00pm 'til 7.00pm, autumn and after that...…
This is an elegant & vibrant city and one definitely worth exploring for a few days. There is an excellent selection of hotels, restaurants and the dinner tango shows are great fun for an evening's entertainment.
The biggest falls in South America and one of the new 7 wonders of the world. They are stunning and from the Argentine side you can get far closer (than on the Brazilian side).
The region is famed for having four seasons in one day. In summer the winds can be really strong, so our top tip is to travel in Sept/Oct or April when the winds have less strength and the whole area feels much calmer.
CAMPING & LODGING
From £3,675 per person
CAMPING & LODGING
From £2,726.00 per person
CAMPING & LODGING
From £3,423 per person
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