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.

  • The barrios, or neighbourhoods, of Buenos Aires – from Recoletta to San Telmo – each have their own character
  • Argentina is home to many estancias, a few of which have opened their doors to visitors – for either day trips or overnight packages
  • Close to the adventure capital of El Calafate you can visit Los Glaciers National Park, home to glaciers and Andean peaks
  • Also in the shadow of the Andes, although in the north, are the beautiful cities of Mendoza and Salta
  • Straddling the border with Brazil are the world-famous Iguazú Falls, and surrounding national parks

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Time difference:

GMT -5 hours

Capital:

Buenos Aires

Flying time to destination:

16 hours

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