As diverse as it is vast and impressive, Argentina is several countries packed into one — from the Andean mountains in the northern corners to the flamboyant capital of Buenos Aires at its heart and the frozen glaciers of Patagonia across the southern reaches.
Cowboy boots and dancing shoes
It has become cliché to say that Argentina is as much European as it is Latin; yet to arrive in Buenos Aires and discover this is actually true still surprises. With the Patagonian Andes as its glacial backbone, Argentina is a land of extreme wilderness, while its vast pampas are still home to roaming gauchos – the original South American cowboys. Had enough of the wild? The birthplace of the tango and the world's fifth-largest wine producer has enough high culture to satisfy the most discerning palate, plus a nightlife that'll keep you up early into the morning.