Flights from London to Buenos Aires take about 16hrs, and the Argentine capital is 3hrs behind GMT. Carriers on the route include British Airways, Iberia and LAN.

Internal flights are a quite expensive option when travelling great distances within Argentina — the rail service is very limited and most nationals take the cheap long-distance buses (‘micro’) between cities. This can be an adventure for those here on a family holiday with older children – on some, food is served on board and the seats recline into beds.

Car hire is reasonably priced for those planning to venture further afield, or Argentina is a wonderful place to discover by campervan.