Why Argentina: Argentina offers something for everyone: dramatic landscapes ranging from the snow-capped Andes to desert and rainforest to sophisticated cities, pre-Incan cultures, Spanish colonial architecture, the sensuous tango, and of course, the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls.
Culture: Argentina’s art, festivals, food, language and music are a reflection of the people who have inhabited the country, from native Argentineans to more recent immigrants from Europe and other parts of South America in the last 500 years. Argentina’s best-known art is the tango, which you can witness in a theatre or even on the streets.
When to Go: The cooler months of the southern hemisphere (spring, autumn and winter) are the best time to visit Buenos Aires and northern Argentina. Summer (December to February) can be intolerably hot and humid. The dry season (July-Oct and April) are best for wildlife viewing in the Ibera Marshes. Spring through to autumn is wonderful in the Lakes Region whilst summer is the best time to visit the south and Patagonia as the weather is milder and more services are available.
Combine With: Argentina combines well with neighbouring Chile, particularly in the Lakes Region and Patagonia. You can also easily cross over to Brazil at Iguazu Falls, or into Uruguay which is lies across the river from Buenos Aires.
Getting There: Buenos Aires is the gateway to Argentina, receiving flights from all over South America and the world.