Argentina boasts an unbelievable diversity of terrains, from dry, orange deserts, bright white salt flats and green jungles in the north, to glacial lakes, mountains and volcanoes of the Lake District and Patagonia in the south. At the two extreme ends of the country you can either marvel at the immense Iguazú Falls in the north or visit the end of the earth at the archipelago Tierra del Fuego in the far south.
Patagonia is the land for adventurers, with perfect opportunities for trekking and climbing amid breathtaking scenery, whereas the cities are the perfect place to soak up the Argentinian culture. Buenos Aires is often described as a European city with a Latin American twist, it is creative and cultural and easy to fall in love with: expect to be up all night in a city that never sleeps. For a slower pace of life visit Salta or go on a wine-tasting tour outside of Mendoza.
The Argentinian people remain some of the most passionate football fans in the world, tango still remains a hugely symbolic aspect of Argentinian culture, and there is no shortage of steak restaurants wherever you look.
The only downside of Argentina being so vast is the travel times. Flying around the country is a good way to save time and bus routes are extensive, reasonably priced and comfortable.