Skylarking With Gauchos

Luxury Family Holiday to Argentina

Argentinian Lake District, Buenos Aires & the Pampas, Cordoba, Mendoza & Winelands

Duration: 12 nights

Price: From $6,200 per person in low season based on two adults and two children under 12 travelling together and including accommodation, some meals, all internal flights, private transfers and taxes

From the plains of the Pampas to the lakes of Patagonia, Argentina makes a fantastic choice for an active family holiday. This luxury family adventure is perfect for families with older kids and teenagers, who like their trips to be both adventurous and luxurious. You’ll have plenty of opportunity for outdoor adventures and countryside exploration, from tramping the nature trails of Buenos Aires’ Reserva Ecologica to exploring the wilds of Patagonia on horseback; along the way, you’ll stay in the best properties, from elegant city hotels to luxurious country estates, ensuring your journey is as comfortable as possible. You’ll begin with a dose of fast-paced city life in Buenos Aires, before getting stuck in to farm life in the countryside near Cordoba; next up it’s a scenic stay in the Patagonian lake district, with archery, sailing and windsurfing among the many outdoor pursuits on offer. Your journey ends in the Pampas lowlands, where you can brush up on your horse riding skills and experience the life of a gaucho cowboy.
Perfect forThose looking for a family holiday which is adventurous without being too strenuous.
In the knowConsider extending your adventures in the northwest to take in the multicoloured rock formations of Salta province.

Best for

  • Family-friendly
  • Teenagers
  • Adventure
  • Multi-activity

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Buenos Aires


Your family adventure begins in Buenos Aires, a city of tango, asado, and grand colonial architecture. You’ll spend the first three nights of your trip at the Park Hyatt, an elegant neoclassical hotel in the upper class Recoleta district. Whatever your family’s age and preferences, you’ll find plenty of things to do in the Argentine capital. Football fans will love the chance to attend a game at the iconic La Bombonera, home to Boca Juniors, while the Reserva Ecologica is a great place to spend an afternoon, with nature walks giving you the chance to spot turtles, iguanas, coypu, and hundreds of bird species.
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4 nightsCORDOBA

A quick 90-minute flight from Buenos Aires takes you to the Spanish colonial city of Cordoba. You’ll spend four nights in the countryside outside the city at El Colibri, possibly the most family-friendly estancia anywhere in Argentina. As ever, horse riding is high on the agenda here, but there’s a range of other activities on offer too, from bird watching to polo, and trekking and mountain biking in the unspoilt countryside. Kids will relish the opportunity to experience authentic farm life, helping out with activities such as sheep shearing, egg gathering and milking the cows.
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3 nightsLAKES

The next leg of your journey sees you venturing into the beautiful region of Patagonia, where you’ll spend three nights in a fantastic location between the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes. You’ll stay at the Llao Llao, a luxury lodge-style hotel perched on a hill between the lakes and offering fantastic views – staying in the Moreno wing, you’ll enjoy beautiful views over Lake Moreno from your window. Llao Llao, again, is fantastic for outdoor activities, with archery, sailing, windsurfing and canoeing joining classic Patagonian activities like hiking and horse riding.
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The Pampas

2 nightsPAMPAS

The final leg of your family adventure takes you to the Pampas lowlands, a region of unspoilt plains close to Buenos Aires. You’ll spend two nights at Estancia La Sofia, a ranch hotel and polo club where you’ll experience the life of a gaucho cowboy. Horse-based activities obviously take centre stage here: you can learn to play polo with lessons at the club, or enjoy a guided ride out into the Pampas, where the open plains make for great wildlife watching opportunities – fox, deer and coypu are among the inhabitants. A fantastic family activity is a guided horse ride, followed by a traditional gaucho barbecue – the perfect way to refuel after a day in the saddle.   After two nights of living like a gaucho in the Pampas, you’ll make the short drive back to Buenos Aires for your flight home.
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