From an enchanting capital city to sleepy colonial towns, Argentina is truly a traveler’s paradise. South America’s second-largest country features diverse natural scenery, including the snow-capped Andes mountains, magnificent waterfalls, deserts, sprawling vineyards and lakes. Argentina stretches 2,268 miles (3,650 kilometers) from the border of Bolivia to Tierra del Fuego.
Buenos Aires is Argentina’s pulsating heart, a fast-paced city that blends European influences with a passion for tango, politics, cafés and nightlife. Discover the changing faces of its colorful neighborhoods, admire eclectic architectural styles, sample Argentinian steak at a traditional steakhouse and learn to dance the tango. Enjoy a boat trip along the waterways of the Tigre Delta or experience gaucho culture in San Antonio de Areco.
Away from Buenos Aires, the country’s pace slows down and the landscapes grow wilder. To the north, marvel at the majestic Iguazú Falls and multicolored cliffs at Quebrada de Humahuaca. Visit the colonial city of Salta and travel high in the Andes on the Tren de las Nubes (Train to the Clouds).
Try some of Argentina's famous wines on a tour of Mendoza’s vineyards and bodegas. Visit Atlantic Coast beach towns such as Mar de Plata. Travel south along the foothills of the Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche, where adventures await in the heart of Argentina’s Lake District.
Argentina’s southern region of Patagonia is a wilderness of picturesque lakes, mountains and glaciers. Spot penguins at Punta Tombo or dolphins and humpback whales from Puerto Madryn on the Peninsula Valdés. Gaze up at the colossal Perito Moreno Glacier, near El Calafate. Go hiking and skiing in Ushuaia, one of the world’s southernmost cities and gateway to Antarctica.
Crossing large distances around Argentina can take time, however traveling is easy with Argentina’s excellent network of buses and flights. From the searing summer heat of the north to heavy winter snowfall in the south, Argentina witnesses all four seasons and is a destination to visit at any time of the year.