Energetic Argentina beguiles visitors at every turn, with its charm, culture and stunning scenery. The proud South American nation boasts a rich European heritage, which has influenced many facets of society, from music to architecture. Its Italian roots mean delicious pizzas and pastas are menu staples, while mouth-watering asado (barbequed meat) is the national dish and adored as much as fútbol (soccer).
Check out the thundering Iguazu Falls in the north of Argentina. Wine, dine and dance your way through the cosmopolitan streets of Buenos Aires, or head south from the capital into gaucho (cowboy) country, where grassy plains and farmland dominate the landscape. Keep driving down and you’ll reach Argentinian Patagonia, one of the world’s great natural regions, brimming with fauna and sights that must be seen to be believed. Think: cactus-covered steppes (treeless plains) and rugged glaciers. Argentina is a delight for both the intrepid and the curious.