The spine of the Andes forms the natural border between Argentina and Chile, and the highest peaks in the entire 5000-mile-long range are to be found here. For a tough trekking holiday in Argentina have a look at Aconcagua, the highest peak in the southern hemisphere, the highest in the western hemisphere, in fact the highest peak in the world outside the Himalaya-Karakorum region of Asia. Yet, in spite of its great height – 6962m (22,840ft) – Aconcagua requires no technical climbing skills, just a great deal of determination.
Further south you can find an easier but still satisfying walking holiday in Argentina in the depths of Patagonia. This region has always held a strange fascination – the brilliant clear air, the wide open spaces, the stunningly beautiful lakes, the incredible huge glaciers and, most of all, the amazing rugged peaks – not as high as Aconcagua, but equally impressive.
Mix in with this a visit to some of the many other sights of this huge country - Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls, the wine region of Mendoza, try the legendary steaks, meet the hardy gaucho horsemen, and you have an unforgettable destination.