The continent’s impressive arsenal of natural and cultural wonders includes more than 200 national parks, hundreds of colonial cities crammed with heritage architecture and two of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
Machu Picchu in Peru and Christ the Redeemer in Brazil might have the “wow” factor but there are plenty of other off-the-beaten-track experiences to delight travellers.
The good news is, you don’t need a second mortgage to experience them.
Football, fashion and tango are three good reasons to visit Argentina’s flamboyant capital.
Buenos Aires is also a popular point of entry to South America for Aussies (Argentina’s national carrier Aerolineas Argentinas flies from Sydney).
Beyond the glamorous capital, Argentina’s natural attractions range from Patagonia’s glaciers in the south to Salta’s desert landscape in the north. But the country’s shining star is Iguassu Falls, which is a gushing goliath among the world’s pantheon of great waterfalls.