Argentina is not short on iconic images: gauchos, the tango, Iguazú Falls, and snow on top of the highest mountain south of Alaska.
For travel to Argentina, the country is more than the sum of its well-known icons, however, and luxury travelers find plenty to like. South America's second-largest country stretches from the desert canyons in the north to the tip of artic Tierra del Fuego in Patagonia (and luxury cruise ships depart from Argentina for Antarctica). In between are the pampas—where Argentina's fine beef is raised—the wine country districts of Mendoza, and the electric city of Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires gets some 80 percent of the foreign visitors who come to Argentina, which is a shame. Not a shame because the city doesn't deserve the traffic: it's a lively cultural metropolis with plenty to occupy any visitor for weeks. It's a stylish place where the 5-star hotels are dazzling, the food is a delight, and the leather shopping is hard to beat anywhere else in the world. But in a country with so much else to see and do, you don't want to stay holed up in the capital.
Here we present the best luxury hotels and we will continually be adding new stories about upscale Argentina travel tours and the best places to invest in vacation or retirement real estate. From luxury estancias (ranches) and fly fishing, to wine lodges and tours, to stunning city hotels, here you will find the best of the best for luxury travel in Argentina.
A Tailor-made Tour of Argentine Patagonia's Lake District — Patagonia, Argentina
Estancias in Argentina — Estancia El Rocio and Estancia Peuma Hue, Argentina
Red Tango / Rojo Tango — Buenos Aires, Argentina
Touring the Best of Mendoza Wine Country in Argentina — Mendoza, Argentina