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Explore Argentina's wild side

Spot humpback whales, watch scampering coatis and visit vast penguin colonies. Argentina might be more famous for its wilderness and landscape, but it’s also got a real wild side. Take a self-drive safari to deafening seal puppies, see toucans on the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls and watch dolphins leap through the waves of the frothy Atlantic.

Argentina tourists walking Peninsula Valdes penguin spotting
Argentina Peninsula Valdes whale watching

A wildlife-packed wilderness

Argentina is crammed full with all kinds of eye opening wildlife. Choose to hop in a boat to spot engendered whales, watch ostrich-like nandoo dart across the plains and see penguins get up to comedy antics. The Peninsula Valdes, on Patagonia’s north Atlantic coast, is bursting with seals, whales and penguins. Watch from a responsible distance the huge colonies of elephant seals wriggling under crumbly cliffs, whales breaching in the waves and penguins patrolling the shoreline.

See raccoon-like coatis in Iguazu rainforest

A series of over one hundred thundering waterfalls criss-crossed by rainbows and thick spray – the Iguazu Falls in the rainforest are completely unmissable in their own right. However, the National Park surrounding the Falls is a tropical pocket packed with wildlife, from exotic birds to raccoon-like coatis. On the Brazilian side, you’ll find the Parque das Aves, where you can walk through huge aviaries among ara parrots, macaws and toucans.

Brazil Iguazu wildlife toucan

Suggested Bite-Sized Trips & Itineraries for wildlife watching

Simply pick and choose your favourite bite-sized trips or ready-made itineraries, add them to your Travel Plan and request a quote. It’s easy. Our Travel Specialists will then put together a holiday that’s right for you. Plus you’ll have the same team for the life of your booking & support from our local partners on the ground 24/7.

Argentina Mendoza wine and food board

Grapes and Gauchos: On the Road to Iguazu

  • Buenos Aires – Salta – Chicoana - Cafayate – Cachi – Purmamarca - Iguazu
  • 15 days / 14 nights (flexible)
  • from £ 2,355.- per person (excluding flights)
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Iguazu Falls in the Rainforest

  • Puerto Iguazú
  • 4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
  • from £378 per person (excluding flights)
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Bite-sized trip

Seals, Whales and Penguins

  • Trelew - Puerto Madryn - Peninsula Valdes - Puerto Madryn - Trelew
  • 3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • from £365 per person (excluding flights)
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Argentina wine

Viva Argentina! Seals, Wales and Wines

  • Buenos Aires - El Calafate - Puerto Piramides – Puerto Madryn – Bariloche – Mendoza
  • 17 days / 16 nights (flexible)
  • from £ 2,960.- per person (excluding flights)
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