Agentina is wedged between the Andes mountains and the Atlantic Ocean that we sail through on our South America cruise. It is a vast country, where the charm of primeval forests adds to the lure of the famous pampas and colourful local traditions. Unique species survive in Argentina, including the cougar and the Magellanic penguin. Its many cultural traditions have made the country famous worldwide. A memorable experience for anyone taking a cruise to Argentina is definitely a tango show: it is one of the undisputed symbols of the country’s culture and in particular of its capital, the city of Buenos Aires. Culture and folklore owe their characteristics to the history of the country, to the cultures that have left their mark in the architecture and local customs. Even today the rich indigenous traditions survive in various fields including handicraft: you can’t go home without a soft alpaca wool or guanaco cape.