If you’re planning Argentina family travel, you need to know where to go, what to see and what to do while you’re there. These four areas are some of our favorite spots for family travel—so take your kids there and see it for yourself!
Because of its stunning Andes mountain landscapes and sparkling blue lakes, Bariloche, in the Lake District, is a great destination to do some outdoor activities during your Argentina family travel. During the snowy months, you can spend your days skiing down Cerro Catedral. When it’s hot, you and the kids can go to the area’s beaches, take a dip in the glacier-fed lakes’ frigid waters, or hop on a kayak and take in its vistas that way. It’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in Mother Nature and enjoy quality time with your family.
Just north of Buenos Aires, Tigre is a small town on Rio de la Plata. When you’re there, take a boat tour along the river to get a good view of the area’s historic houses, ride the roller coasters and water rides at Parque de la Costa, or swim in the region’s lakes. If you want to stay indoors, El Tigre Art Museum is also a huge draw. This small town is known for its huge Feria Artesanal, so grab the kids and wander around as you shop for Argentine souvenirs like spices, leather goods and mates, or sample traditional Argentine empanadas, choripan and dulce de leche. Tigre is a great day trip from the big city, too; it’s just a train ride away.
You’ve probably already heard of Iguazu Falls, and if you’re planning some Argentina family travel, you have to add it to your itinerary! (Don’t know how? Surtrek can help.) Considered a natural wonder by many, this waterfall, which sits right on the border of Argentina and Brazil, are some of the most impressive in the world. Get the best view from Devil’s Throat, or see the falls from below, on a boat ride. When you finally get there, don’t forget to look around, too; your kids will get a kick out of the rainforest’s exotic birds, colorful butterflies, coatis, toucans, jaguars and more.
You might not think of Mendoza as a family destination (hi, wine!), but it’s actually perfect for adventurers of all ages. It’s home to the highest peak in all of the Andes, Mount Aconcagua—which you can trek to—and it’s a popular place for hiking, biking, rappelling, zip-lining and more. One of our favorite activities to do there is horseback riding. Not only will it give your family a taste of the local gaucho lifestyle, but on some tours, you can end with a traditional “asado” dinner. Mom and Dad can even pair this meal with a nice Malbec! You are in wine country, after all.