Argentina is one of the jewels of Latin America. You'll be able to visit both bustling cities and pristine rural areas. Armed with a few basic Spanish phrases, you can delve into the country’s culture, cuisine and customs. When you book cheap flights to Argentina, use your savings for a comprehensive tour of Buenos Aires. Make your way down Corrientes Avenue, and spend time in elegant Argentinian pizzerias, bookstores and theaters. For natural beauty, a trip to Iguazu Falls (on the border between Argentina and Brazil) is a must. You can enjoy several world-class festivals in Argentina. The Festival of the Sun, which is held in the northwest part of the country, is dedicated to celebrating the summer harvest. The World Tango Festival and the Gaucho Parade are also popular. Patagonia offers the chance to explore windswept grasslands and beautiful glaciers. Corcovado Volcano and the Perito Moreno Glacier should not be missed. You might even find time to visit Tierra del Fuego, one of the last tracts of untainted wilderness in the world. You can also head to the lovely city of Ushuaia, which is often considered the southernmost city in the world. Ushuaia has previously served as both a penal colony and a naval base, and it’s steeped in history.
Head to Mendoza in the foothills of the Andes, where you can amble through wine country and gaze at beautiful vineyards. Mendoza is also wonderful for mountain climbing and backpacking. To see some wildlife, spend some time in the Ibera Wetlands. Armed with a camera, you'll have the opportunity to capture images of caimans, howler monkeys, armadillos and tropical birds. The Valdes Peninsula is home to penguins, whales and sea lions, as well as some intriguing geology. Explore the colorful houses and quaint taverns of the La Boca neighborhood, one of the working class districts in Buenos Aires. You may even be lucky enough to watch street artists perform the tango.