Gap Years and Backpacking in Argentina

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Explore Argentina
See the highlights of this amazing country on these tours
Study Abroad
Boost your CV in Argentina on your gap year
Quick Trips Around Argentina
Our Short Gaps are the perfect way to travel on a time limit
Learn a Language
You'd be crazy not to learn some Spanish in Argentina!
Food and Drink
Argentina is world renowned for its food. Find out why here!
Travel in Argentina

Gap Years in Argentina

Gap years in Argentina are growing in popularity, with lots of travellers waking up to the amazingness of South America as a backpacking destination.

Argentina is a little like someone dropped a European country in another continent; its capital Buenos Aires is a hot blur of sizzling steak, steamy tango and slick bars and nightclubs, all beefed up with some sexy Latin American flair.

Outside the cool urban sprawl, Argentina is home to the iconic Iquazu Falls, the working farms of practicing gauchos (cowboys), the vast lake district surrounding Bariloche, the tasty winelands near Mendoza, the epic expanse of Patagonia and the nature hotspot of Peninsula Valdes where you can see humpback whales getting romantic with each other.

Backpacking in Argentina

Backpacking in Argentina is a brilliant idea with a diverse range of stuff to do, and the buses and hostels tend to be pretty comfortable too. All-in-all this is a top gap year destination, so start planning your adventure!

Backpacker Tours

Backpacker Tours

Multi-Country Trips

Multi-Country Trips

Short Gap Years

Short Gap Years

Overland Tours

Overland Tours

Volunteering

We've got a wide range of projects you can do in Argentina on your gap year. Everything from helping out with local communities in poor rural areas to interning at the parliament on a political internship. However you want to make the most of your gap year, we've got an option for you.

Volunteering in Argentina

Career Development

Career Development

Community Projects

Community Projects

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Work Experience

Work Experience

Advice

Argentina's a pretty big place. It's home to everything from salsa to the southernmost city on Earth - Ushuaia. So you might need a spot of help getting around and seeing the sites. This section's got all our best advice on everything from language to food to things to do.

Argentina Advice

Getting Around

Getting Around

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Things to Do

Things to Do

Visas

Visas

View all our advice on Argentina


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Country Expert

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Graham Barrett

Graham loves Argentina. It's as simple as that. He's travelled extensively around the country on a gap year so he knows what he's talking about.

If you have any questions about Argentina on sites and activities, specifically on country advice, then ask Graham. He's our country expert so he'll be more than happy to help out!