The welcome in Argentina is as big and warm as the country itself. It’s landscapes range from the subtropical north to the dry uplands of the Andean mountains. Then there are the vast grasslands of the pampas and mile upon mile of fertile crops where a horse is still the best way to get around. To the west lie the Andes and Aconcagua, South America’s tallest peak, and further to the south are the unspoiled lakes and glaciers of Patagonia as well as the penguin and whale watchingspots around Peninsula Valdes. At the tip of the mainland you will find the island of Tierra del Fuego, which has its own bleak charms, and Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost town and starting point for trips to Antarctica.
Wherever you travel in Argentina, it is the people you meet who will make you feel most welcome. But nowhere in Argentina is the welcome warmer than in the capital, Buenos Aires. This is where most of the ROAM trips begin. Disputed territories aside, Argentina covers and area of 2.8 million square kilometers. The country is 2170 miles long and 868 miles wide at its widest point. As one might expect, a country covering this much terrain has a great diversity of topography and climate. While most of Argentina lies within the temperate zone of the Southern Hemisphere, the climate ranges from tropical in the north to sub-Antarctic in the south. In general, the Argentine climate is moderated by the proximity to oceans on either side of the continental landmass and the towering Andes.