Although Argentina is most commonly known for the wilds of Patagonia, the stunning Iguazu Falls, its seductive tango and sumptuous meat feasts, it is also home to ancient cultures, rich wetlands, rust-hued deserts and picturesque forests and lakes.
As South America’s second largest country, it is certainly not a place that can be easily rushed through - distances are great and time is needed to adequately cover this diverse country.
Argentina is a safe and easy region to visit with a wide range of accommodation levels, good to excellent amenities and reliable public transport. The long-haul buses are particularly well equipped with fully reclining seats plus blankets and refreshments provided on overnight journeys. In the major cities, the majority of people speak some English but be prepared to have to converse in Spanish once you are off the main tourist routes.
The vast size of the country and considerable variation in altitude make for a wide range of climate types in Argentina. In general, Argentina has four seasons: winter (June–August), spring (September–November), summer (December–February) and autumn (March–May). Summers are the warmest and wettest season in most of the country whilst winters are normally mild in the north, cool in the centre and cold in the southern parts.
We visited Argentina in 2018 when our children were aged 13 and 16, focussing our time in the northern regions. For those people wishing to explore Bariloche and Patagonia in the south of the country, short flights from the capital city of Buenos Aires can easily take you there.