Argentina is the place to go in South America, according to South American Experience which says the country is "excellent value". There are now six pesos to the pound; the rate was about 1.4 pesos in 2002. However, British Airways (www.ba.com) still has no plans to up its heavily booked, four-times-weekly flights. Rather than head south to Pat-agonia, visitors will start to look north to regions such as Salta and Jujuy. A new range of boutique properties is luring foreigners to these dramatically arid northwestern provinces.