From Iguazu Falls in the North to Ushuaia in the south, Futbol mad Argentina has mountains, natural beauty and diverse cities that are almost European. Eating juicy steaks and drinking quality Mendozan Malbec late into the evening is a tough way to spend downtime in between the various outdoor pursuits.
The southern Patagonia region will have your neck constantly chinked as you constantly stand in awe of majestic mountains, hopefully as you’re hiking up one of them! Access via Punta Arenas or Ushuaia.
Ushuaia is the launch pad for most trips to the Antarctic Peninsula, setting sail on the Beagle channel is a unique enough experience but hopefully your plans include heading due south to the frozen continent someday.
Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara who was a key player in the Cuban revolution but was actually Argentinian. The film of his influential motorcycle journey through South America ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ gives a good insight into the motivations he had for revolution, and the stunning South American scenery.