Often overlooked for the glamour of Brazil or the culture of Peru, Argentina travel remains a firm favourite of everyone here at Latin Odyssey. It is not just the country itself, which is of course superb, but the people that make a holiday in Argentina so special.
A diverse country which covers the southern-most ruins of the Inca Empire around Salta and the north west of the country, enormous glaciers in the south around El Calafate, a rugged coastal landscape teaming with wildlife on the Peninsula Valdes, superb trekking in the jagged Andean peaks surrounding El Chalten and peaceful lakes with snow-capped mountains as a backdrop in Bariloche
For foodies, there is nowhere better in Latin America, unless you are a vegetarian of course! In Buenos Aires Argentina a number of new restaurants have appeared and often with famous chefs at the helm. The parriallada is the signature meal, in essence a mixed grill with a small salad and small portion of fries, which seems to go down very well with an Argentinean Malbec, though there are numerous alternatives to this meat feast.
Argentina – when to go; between November and April are the best times to visit the very south of the country which is when you have the best chance to view the magnificent Andean peaks as there is little or no cloud cover, whereas if it is wine tasting and wildlife you are after then between May and October are best for Mendoza, Salta and the Ibera wetlands. Buenos Aires & Iguazu are excellent all year round