Five of the best in Argentina

Argentina is such a feast for the senses that it can be hard to know where to start. There's so much to see and do, but you could just as easily find yourself whiling away the hours people-watching at a local cafe. 
Keep this list handy and you'll make enough memories to last a lifetime...and still have enough time left over to enjoy that coffee!

1.Iguazú Falls.
Get ready to block your ears and pick your jaw up off the floor - because Iguazu Falls is like nothing you've seen or heard.
About twice the size of Niagara Falls, it consists of 275 different falls and forms part of the border between Argentina and Brazil. It is also considered one of the most extraordinary natural wonders in the world.
At 82 metres high, Devil’s Throat is easily the most impressive of the falls.
See it from as many different viewpoints as possible - you can walk to the very edge (take a poncho!), cruise by boat, take a helicopter and even swim right in it!
And once you're done with the falls, enter the National Park to check out several hundred types of wildlife. There are over 66 types of mammals, 436 types of birds, 38 reptiles, and 18 amphibians. Phew!

2. Tango dancing in San Telmo
Get your kicks in the borough of San Telmo…literally. Buenos Aires is the birthplace of the tango, and the locals have made it their mission to ensure the past is not forgotten. Every Sunday the neighbourhood of San Telmo bursts into life with its famous market, where stallholders sell everything from antiques to books.
But as the sun goes down, the Plaza Dorrego becomes an enormous dancefloor; mats are rolled out, speakers are installed and a DJ takes his place on a rickety stool. Suddenly, hundreds of people fill the square, spurred on by the passion and beat of the music. If you've never attempted the tango, don't fear. Simply approach one of the friendly experts and they'll have you stomping and swaying in record time.

3. Glaciar Perito Moreno 
As the stunning centrepiece of the southern sector of Los Glaciares National Park, the Perito Moreno Glacier is among the world's most dynamic and accessible ice fields.
Measuring 30 kilometres long, 5 kilometres wide and 60 metres high, it is made even more exceptional for its constant state of advance, moving up to 2 metres per day. This dynamic and ever-changing façade means every day is different, with the ice continually growing and expanding outward, gradually occupying more and more space.
Watch as building-sized icebergs calve from its face, the cracking sound filling the air like thunder, tumbling into the water below and forming enormous waves. Flanked by by towering mountains and an expansive lake, the Perito Moreno Glacier epitomises the natural beauty and splendour of Argentina.

4. Buenos Aires
In Buenos Aires, old and new come together in an explosion of colour. And nowhere is this more evident than in the La Boca barrio, a working class district famous for its colourful buildings. Due to its position by the docks, new immigrants painted their houses in the most striking colour palette imaginable, using discarded paint from the ships.

Boost your energy levels with a steak at Palermo’s Las Cañitas before visiting Eva Peron at the fascinating Recoleta cemetery. Sway to the sound of the beats that fill the air in the bohemian neighbourhood of San Telmo then head over to the old docklands of Puerto Madero, which is now BA’s most fashionable address.
Buenos Aires provides a sensory overload in the most spectacular fashion, and you'll not visit another city like this in the world.

5. Wine
As the world's fifth largest producer of wine, there's bound to be something here to satisfy even the fussiest wine critic.
Under the sunny Argentine skies you'll find a staggering range of varietals, including Malbec, Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah (the reds) and Torrontes, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc (the whites). But the fun doesn't stop there, with Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Viognier and Sémillon all on the menu.
Grapes here have the longest "hang-time" in the world, which creates balanced wines with ripe fruit flavors and smooth tannins. And due to the high altitude and desert-like climate pesticides and herbicides are barely needed.

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