Beautiful Argentina stretches down the eastern coast of South America, offering miles upon miles of scenic highways to explore. Pick up a motorhome rental here, and you’ll be in for an adventure. From lively cities like Buenos Aires and southerly Ushuaia to the remote wilds of Patagonia region and far-flung mountains, lakes, and glaciers, there is something to excite and entice any intrepid traveller.
A motorhome is an ideal way to get around this fabulous country, offering freedom to explore that surpasses any other travel method. An affordable campervan hire opens up the possibilities to experience all that Argentina boasts: delicious cuisine, natural wonders, art and culture, peaks and valleys and all the landscapes in between. The options for stunning road trip routes in Argentina are endless!
Driving tips and tricks
Vehicles drive on the right and overtake on the left.
Always stock your vehicle with fuel and water for both passengers and the motorhome, and keep a form of communication with you.
For remote roads like Route 40, it pays to consider a 4WD vehicle, as there are unpaved sections.
The blood alcohol concentration limit for drivers is 0.05%. It pays to avoid alcohol altogether before driving.
Leave your low-beam headlights on during the day.
For more in-depth tips, take a look at our motorhome safety tips for Argentina.
Picking up your Argentina camper
Motorhome rentals can be booked for pick up in Buenos Aires, Bariloche or Ushuaia, all cities with plenty of amenities that make it easy to stock up and begin your journey. Once you have booked your rental, you will receive specific pick up instructions.
Things to do in Argentina
Much of the magic of Argentina is found in the hidden gems of small towns and beautiful vistas, easily uncovered with a motorhome rental. However, there are a few famous places which should definitely be on your list of things to see and do:
Take a look at Iguazu Falls
Trek up to the Perito Moreno Glacier
See the Beagle Channel
Explore Valdes Peninsula
Experience Tierra del Fuego National Park
Carnival in Argentina
The Carnival is a nationwide celebration in February, a religious observance held in the days before Ash Wednesday. The 4-day weekend is filled with parties and events all over the country, so if you are there for it, head to the closest civilisation and join in the fun!
Argentina does not lack accommodation options - and as well as the city hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, luxury ranches and other establishments, there are myriad campsites where you can stay with a motorhome. In and around towns, look out for a Balneario or Camping Municipal, a basic local campsite with bathrooms and barbecues. The country also has many private campgrounds, with a range of facilities and fees, and national parks may offer free camping (camping libre) with little or no facilities. If you are planning to stay in one of these sites, a self-contained vehicle is ideal.