Covering an area of 2.8 million square kilometres, Argentina is the world's eighth largest country and encompasses almost the entire southern half of South America. Argentina possesses some of the most diverse scenery on the planet from towering mountains, cascading waterfalls and expansive deserts. Most famous among Argentina’s landscapes is Patagonia. A region of granite spires, stunning rainforests and impressive glaciers.
The lively trekking town of El Chaltén is the start point for one of Argentina’s most famous natural wonders - Mount Fitz Roy. To the north of the country lies the bustling metropolis capital of Buenos Aires. Without doubt the cultural hub of Argentina, the city exudes a strong European influence with much of the population being of Italian, German or Spanish origin. As a result, the city reflects obvious Baroque and French Neoclassical architectural influences, giving rise to the city’s nickname - the ‘Paris of South America’.
Many of the cities within Argentina are fantastically vibrant, offering some of the best cuts of meat anywhere, steamy tango bars and live music. The whole of the country can be visited all year-round, however, the best months for trekking are generally November through to March when the weather is at its warmest.