From jungles to icy peaks, Argentina is a land of contrasts. Aconcagua, at 6959m is the highest peak in the Americas, whilst Patagonia, which covers a third of Argentina, is a unique world of windswept plains, towering mountains, glaciers and unusual flora. Famous Iguazu Falls is the world’s largest series of waterfalls, whilst the capital, vibrant Buenos Aires, is a city of grand architecture and European style..
Highlights of Argentina include: • Spectacular Iguazu Falls
• Cosmopolitan Buenos Aires
• Family run Estancias
• Cultural & scenic splendours of northwest Argentina
• UNESCO World’s heritage cities of Sucre & Potosi
• Colonial and Hispanic towns of Cachi, Salta & Tilcara
When to Go Spring (Sep - Nov) is the best time to visit Buenos Aires when temperatures are relatively cool. Autumn (Mar - May) is also a good time to visit Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Córdoba and the Lake District which are spectacular at this time. Winter (Jun - Aug) is a good time to visit the hot northern regions, especially Iguazu Falls and the area around Salta. Spring is also a good time to visit this region which can be intolerably hot in summer (Dec - Feb). The capital also becomes hot and humid during summer, it is however the best time to visit Patagonia as the weather is milder and more services are available.
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, whilst music is always present, in the homes and in the streets.