Argentina is located in the southern part of South America. It is the second largest country in South America after Brazil, and is the eighth largest country in the world. Altogether the country is divided into four regions – the Andes, the Pampas, the north and Patagonia, which covers the southern part of the country. To the West, the towering Andes mountains create a natural 5,142km high border with Chile, and the eastern border of the country is the Atlantic Ocean. To the east of the Andes, you will find the Pampas which is flat, fertile grassland. This is the agricultural heartland of Argentina. In the Northern region, the country shares borders with Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay. Not forgetting the spectacular rainforests and Iguazu falls located in the North East region. Located on the border with Brazil, this spectacular waterfall descends along a 2.7km front in a horse shoe shape. There are so many sights to see.
You will find an abundance of wildlife; the North of Argentina is home to flamingos, toucans, turtles, tortoises an, and crocodiles and caimans too! There are also many large cat species such as the cougar, jaguar and the ocelot. If you visit the coast of Patagonia you will see elephant seals, fur seal, penguins and sea lions. Swimming in the waters off the Atlantic coast there are sharks, orcas, dolphins and salmon.
Argentina offers a great variety of cultural activities, reflected in different artistic expressions such as theatre, painting, sculpture, music and literature. It also maintains the tradition of its typical dance and song, such as the Tango in Buenos Aires and folk traditions inland. There really is something for everyone here. Visit our experiences page to find out more about visiting this fantastic country, which you can enjoy whilst giving the locals something back, by taking on some voluntary work.