Argentina is considered one of the most exciting and naturally beautiful places for visitors of all ages, and Argentina with kids can be even more exciting. Argentina’s rugged landscape makes the perfect backdrop for a family holiday, as there is much to see and do for families with children. It is also very safe, and there is great food and wine for the parents!
1. Shop, dance, and cheer in Buenos Aires
The capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, is where most visitors arrive into Argentina. Buenos Aires is an enormous, bustling city, so it may be better suited to older children than the little ones. However, for older kids, Buenos Aires offers many fun activities from learning tango, and watching football games, to shopping at markets.
2. Become a gaucho
One of the most fun activities to do in Argentina with kids is to live the “gaucho” (cowboy) experience and stay on a traditional farm, known as an estancia. There are estancias all over the country, offering varying levels of luxury. At all of them, one of the main activities is riding horses, which many kids love. However, there are also many other activities offered, such as quad biking, hiking, and canoeing. For outdoorsy families, an estancia stay in Argentina is an absolute must. Some popular destinations for staying on estancias include Mendoza (great if the parents would like to do some wine tasting!) and Salta.
3. Get an adrenaline rush in Bariloche or Salta
Another option for a stay in Argentina with kids is to visit one of the many “adventure” cities such as Bariloche or Salta. In these places, older kids and their parents can enjoy different activities to get the heart racing and adrenaline pumping, from white water rafting to bungee jumping.
4. Take in the landscapes in Patagonia
Argentina has many beautiful landscapes, but the most impressive of all are the huge glaciers in Patagonia. Older kids in particular are bound to be amazed by the sights of Patagonia, and there are many family-friendly activities in the region. For example, there are many walking trails and canoeing expeditions which are especially exciting against the dramatic Patagonian landscape.
5. Visit Iguassu Falls
A visit to Argentina is not complete without stopping by the beautiful Iguassu Falls, the largest waterfall system on the planet. Said to make Niagara Falls “look like a trickle,” it’s an amazing natural sight for all ages. Kids are likely to be impressed by the roaring sounds of the water and laugh at the natural spray (it’s pretty hard to leave Iguassu dry). This is also a great place to teach children about the environment and our natural world around us.
No matter what you choose for your family holiday in Argentina, you are sure to have an amazing time and make lifelong memories.
This article is part of our popular series, Place To Go With Kids!