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Argentina is one of the most visited countries in South America and it's easy to see why. The natural wonders are many and varied, from the Yungas rainforest in the north to the polar glaciers in Patagonia in the south. Here, you’ll find Bariloche, a great destination for family activities like skiing, water sports, fishing and horse riding to name a few.
The unusual landscape of Ischigualasto, otherwise known as Moon Valley, is a draw for many visitors with its unusual colour formations giving it an other-worldly appeal. Increasingly the country has become known as a top wine region and attracts many tourists tasting their way along the Argentina Wine Route.
Intrepid explorers heading to Antarctica will often start their boat tours from the resort of Ushuaia in the Tierra del Fuego region of southern Argentina. There's plenty to keep you busy for a week or two here before you set sail. Why not take a trip on the End of the World Train to a former prison colony or visit the Antarctic Museum of Ushuaia?
Iguazu Falls is the largest waterfalls system in the world and one of Argentina's most popular tourist destinations. Tucked away in the northeastern tip of the country, the falls run along the border with Brazil. There are plenty of accommodation options here, from well-known international hotels to more affordable independents, but it's always worth comparing options on dealchecker to get the best price.
The towns of Pinamar and Carilo are the places to head for those seeking seriously smart seaside breaks. Here A-listers flit between the golden sands and swanky bars of Argentina’s Costa Verde.
Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital, is the most visited city in South America. It has a cosmopolitan feel and abounds with fabulous food, lively nightlife and the cream of the crop of Argentina hotels. Head to the historic area of Montserrat to find the central Plaza de Mayo and explore the Casa Rosado, city hall and many other historic buildings.
Located in the centre of the country, Córdoba is Argentina’s second largest city. It was one of the earliest Spanish colonial cities and has many monuments from that time, including the famous Jesuit Block. The Ferreyra Palace is home to the Evita Perón Museum of Fine Arts which is an impressive gallery and well worth a visit.
Wine buffs often head to the city of Mendoza, at the heart of Argentina's prime Malbec-growing region. It’s also a good stop-off point for adventurous travellers heading to ski, hike or raft on Aconcagua, the largest mountain outside Asia.