Argentina

Gallop gaucho-style over the Pampas, taste fine wines with the snow-capped Andes as a backdrop and experience Patagonia's city-sized glaciers close-up. Most visitors arrive in Argentina via its capital, Buenos Aires, and few fail to be charmed by its faded grandeur, proud traditions and buzzing nightlife.

Highlights

Argentina.

Watch the sensual tango at a smoky backstreet milonga dance event in Buenos Aires. Enjoy nature at its best at the thunderous Iguazu Falls, set amid tropical rainforest. Travel to the Perito Moreno glacier, where enormous chunks of blue ice carve off into the lake below or venture to remote Patagonia for close encounters with whales and penguins.

Urban

Argentina.

Wander the palm-filled plazas of Buenos Aires, head to the most famous square, central Plaza de Mayo, and soak in the lively atmosphere, overlooking the pink presidential palace, the Casa Rosada – where Evita waved to the adoring masses. Trace Argentina's colonial heritage amid the Jesuit and Spanish architecture in Crdoba. Or head to the vineyards of Mendoza in the lap of the Andes.

Rural

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Enjoy country living in the Pampas – home of the iconic Argentine gaucho cowboy, sleepy agricultural towns and luxurious estancias ranches. Or stay at a working estancia where you’ll muck in at harvest time. The high altitude around Jujuy is riven with multi-coloured gorges, such as the Quebrada de Humahuaca, while the watery Litoral region is best for river trips and bird watching.