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Family Adventures in Argentina

An Inside Look with Exeter Latin America on Family Friendly Travel to Argentina

As the days grow longer and warmer, the need to experience the great outdoors and explore the natural landscapes grows in appeal. Yet few landscapes contain stunning views and thrilling experiences year-round like Argentina. This adventure-packed country is home to everything from the heart-pounding roar of Iguazu Falls in the subtropical north to the windswept, glacial grandeur of Patagonia in the south. While Argentina is bustling with vibrant culture and beautiful wine regions, it has become one of the go-to destinations for families with older kids who want an out-of-the-box experience. We collaborated with our local partner, Exeter Latin America, to discover what to see and do, where to go, and when to visit one of South America’s most vibrant gems.

Plan Your Trip

When to Visit

When to Visit

Patagonia is a must-see region that should be on every traveler’s bucket list, yet choosing the right time to visit to avoid the crowds and ditch the bulky winter gear is key to experiencing this amazing landscape. Our partners at Exeter Latin America’s local guides recommend November through April as the best time to visit Argentina, especially for families traveling with older kids. Hike the remote trails in El Calafate or Bariloche, go horseback riding through the gaucho heartland of Mendoza, or stroll the charming streets of Buenos Aires – all basking in delightful weather. Spend your holiday season hiking along the Llao Llao Peninsula, enjoying boat rides through the crystal waters of Nahuel Huapi Lake, and taking in the festive spirit, Argentinean style. Or opt for taking your teens on the ultimate Spring Break adventure kayaking, hiking and biking in Patagonia. From breathtaking landscapes to thrilling adventures, Argentina offers something for the perfect family friendly getaway during this magical window, and our local partners can ensure you get your pick of 5-star accommodations, private experiences, and customized service if you plan ahead.

Exeter Latin America: Los Glaciares National Park

Where to Go

The vast landscapes of Argentina contain so much, and it can be hard to narrow down where to go and know what each region has to offer. Our local partners Exeter Latin America recommend spending at least ten days exploring, so you have the chance to see each of the panoramic landscapes. Yet if you want a shorter trip, knowing what each region is famous for and the family friendly activities available can help determine where you want to spend your time. Are your teens aching to go paragliding and white water rafting on your trip? How about visiting the iconic Los Glaciares National Park to hike along the Perito Moreno Glacier? Or do you want a more relaxed adventure filled with food and wine? However you wish to spend your Argentinean getaway, your Brownell advisor can collaborate with our local connections like Exeter Latin America to plan a unique family trip that’s fully customized to you. The possibilities are endless.

Northern Argentina

Iguazú Falls

Northern Argentina

Home to the bustling metropolis of Buenos Aires, the massive phenomenon Iguazú Falls, and the culinary delights of Salta, Northern Argentina is perfect for families looking to mix adventure with culture. In collaboration with our partners, we can help you discover new adventures, like private food tours to local parrilla restaurants, stays in luxury lodges near Iguazú National Park mere minutes from the world’s largest waterfalls, and seeing some iconic landscapes like the 7 Colored Hills and the Train to the Clouds. Swap your family’s usual routine for Salta’s vibrant energy, exploring colorful markets overflowing with hand-woven textiles and stopping for refreshing ‘helados’ (ice cream) in charming plazas. Hike through the otherworldly rock formations of Quebrada de Humahuaca, stopping to decipher ancient petroglyphs etched into the cliffs. One of the more hidden gems of the country, our partners at Exeter Latin America recommend pairing this region with destinations like Patagonia, or neighboring countries like Brazil for an extended getaway.


Technically a part of Northern Argentina, Mendoza’s reputation for being the largest wine-producing region in South America lives up to the hype, yet it is still home to many adventures you and your family can enjoy. Exeter Latin America has collaborated with Brownell advisors to create custom itineraries in the Mendoza region that include white water rafting in Cerro Negro, hiking through the Horcones Valley guided by a professional mountaineer, and paragliding over iconic vineyards near Cerro Arco. This region is perfect for families with college-aged or young adult children, yet even teens can enjoy themselves with so much to do. Of course, being in the wine region, you can’t miss out on a private tour or tasting at one of Mendoza’s 800 wineries and experience the famous high-altitude wine for yourself.


A stunning landscape unlike any other, there are outdoor adventures for every traveler in the vast wilderness of Patagonia. Enjoy the tranquil peace of Bariloche in the lake district while sampling local fares, spend time on a boat ride on Mascardi Lake with the Andes Mountains as a backdrop, or sail along the edge of the famous Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park before lacing up your hiking boots to walk across the ice. Head inland and hike alongside your teens through Torres del Paine National Park, conquering challenging trails rewarded with jaw-dropping vistas of granite peaks and turquoise lagoons, or opt for a private 4×4 tour up the Huyliche Ridge to reach the “Upper Balconies” and experience 360 views of the Patagonian continental ice shelf and Lake Argentino. Conclude each evening under the stars, listening to the sounds of nature by a campfire at one of the many luxury retreats nestled within the rugged landscape. Patagonia is a place you can easily escape into, and we wouldn’t blame you for spending your entire getaway discovering what this stunning region has to offer.

The Brownell Advantage

Plan Your Trip

From lush rainforests to frigid icebergs, Argentina’s diverse landscapes have experiences to offer every traveler seeking adventure. For families with older kids, it is the perfect getaway to stay active over the holidays while creating lasting memories you will cherish forever. Our partners Exeter Latin America are ready to work with your Brownell advisor to create your personalized getaway filled with private tours, hidden gems, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Plus, as preferred partners, our advisors get exclusive perks and VIP treatment to offer their clients, so you get a luxurious trip that captures the essence of Argentina. If South America sounds like the perfect place to spend your holidays or Spring Break, reach out to your Brownell advisor, and let’s start planning.