When Argentina comes to mind, your thoughts will probably turn to the sultry Argentine tango, malbec wine, and succulent steak, and of course football, but there is much more to this diverse nation with its infectious Latin spirit. Here you will find the world’s southern-most city (although this is refuted by Chile), the rugged, icy landscapes of Patagonia and vast grass-lands covered by sprawling estancias, alongside those renowned destinations of Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Iguazú Falls.
Explore cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, from the modern docks of Puerto Madero to the historic quarters of San Telmo; visit ‘estancias’, great ranch houses that lie in the vast grasslands or pampas; or witnessthe spectacular Iguazú Falls, straddling the border of Argentina and Brazil.
Tour Mendoza in the eastern foothills of the Andes, the gateway to world famous vineyards before exploring Salta with its fine colonial architecture and fabulous museums or visiting the Ibera Wetlands, a vast nature reserve formed of bogs, swamps, lagoons and lakes.
Discover Argentina’s Lake District with its glacial lakes, thundering rivers and snow-capped volcanoes. Often dubbed the ‘Switzerland of America’, Bariloche lies in the shadow of Andean peaks.
Spot Baleen wales, sea lions, seals and Egellanic penguins along Peninsula Valdés’ 250-mile coastline and explore the remarkable Los Glaciares National Park from the small town of El Calafate on the southern shores of icy Lake Argentino before reaching the ‘End of the World’ – the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego on South America’s southernmost tip.