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Argentina

Destination Inspiration

The pace and rhythm of the Tango capital, the awesome wildlife of the south Atlantic, the mesmerising vistas of dusty plains, the unforgettable views of Patagonia - Argentina is a place of dramatic contrasts, stunning landscapes, unforgettable nightlife and passionate locals. Enjoy life the Argentine way, with a steak on your plate and Malbec in hand surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery and unique cultures.

Argentina Fast Facts

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Languages Spoken

The official language spoken in Argentina is Spanish

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Currency

Name: Argentine Peso

Code: ARS

Symbol: $

$17.50 is approximately US $1

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Time Zone

Argentina is GMT/UTC - 3h during Standard Time

Highlights of Argentina

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Iguazu Falls

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Bariloche

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Patagonia

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Buenos Aires

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Argentina’s must-sees

Argentina is a country bursting with life, colour and a great mix of friendly people. Why not tuck into an enormous steak for dinner with a glass of local wine or learn to tango at one of the lively milonga clubs. Head to the incredible ice fields of Los Glaciares National Park or take on the mighty Andes on one of our range of exciting tours and get the most out of your trip.
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Blending a European aesthetic with fiery Latino vibes, Buenos Aires is picturesque, passionate, glamourous, and edgy. The Argentinean capital is an absolute foodie heaven with the best steaks in the world, delicious wines and hip cafes.
Buenos Aires Province
Buenos Aires Province
Winding waterways, agricultural elegance and grassland plains as far as the eye can see, Buenos Aires Provence offers a welcome respite from the pace of the big city and an insight into Argentina’s famous gaucho (cowboy) way of life.
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Stunning landscapes
Argentina boasts a fine array of stunning and contrasting landscapes. Sandy deserts, Andean mountain ranges, crystal clear lakes and enchanting forests.
Wine tasting
Wine tasting
Famous for its wines, Argentina is home to the world-famous Malbec.  Mendoza produces most of the country’s grapes and is a must-visit for wine lovers.

Argentina Fast Facts

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Beers

A beer in pub/bar is around $85 (approx. US $4.85)

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Meals

A basic lunctime meal with drink is around $161 (approx. US $9)

Taxi Ride

Around $24 (approx. US $1.30) plus $15 (approx. US $0.90) for every KM travelled

Transport

A one way ticket on local transport is around $7 (approx. US $0.40)

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Hostels

From $188 a night (approx. US $11)

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Hotels

From $650 (approx. US $37) a night for a 3 star hotel

How to get to Argentina

Head to Buenos Aires with a direct flight from a number of major US airports and explore the vibrant personality and seductive soul of this wonderful city. From there connect to other destinations such as Ushuaia, Mendoza, El Calafate and Iguazu.
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Argentina tours, adventures and experiences

Argentina Tours

Brazil Tours
Iguassu & Beyond | 9 Days
For the nature lover who also wants to explore the nightlife of the urban jungle and have plenty of time on the beach, this nine-day adventure offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and cosmopolitan culture.
From £1,349
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El Calafate & El Chalten - Trekking the Fitz Roy| 6 Days
On this 6-day adventure, you will tour Perito Moreno Glacier (the most famous in Patagonia) before continuing to the lovely mountain town of El Chalten.
From £377
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Patagonia Hiking | 9 Days
Trek through the crisp air of El Chaltn to the area near the imposing Perito Moreno Glacier, finishing up in Buenos Aires.
From £1,649
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What’s the weather like in Argentina?

Argentina's climate is generally temperate but there are major regional variations due to its size – from the extreme heat of the northern regions, through the pleasant climate of the central pampas, to the sub Antarctic cold of Patagonia’s glacial regions. Throughout the country January is the warmest, while June and July are the coldest. 

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Do I need a Visa?

As a tourist, you do not need a visa to visit Argentina if you plan on staying less than 90 days. If you’re thinking about staying longer than 90 days, we’d advise speaking with the country’s official migration service.

How to get around

Air

Due to its size, air travel is the most convenient option when it comes to traveling around Argentina.  There are a number of airlines servicing the country however be prepared to be routed through Buenos Aires which can cause inconvenience and cost.

 

Bus

Bus travel in Argentina is fast and very comfortable.  There are a number of different classes, even sleepers for overnight journeys.  Larger luggage is stowed in the hold and security is generally very good.

 

Train
While there have been reductions in long-distance train service, the rail network continues to reach Buenos Aires and some surrounding areas, as well as services to Posadas and Cordoba.  Trains tend to be cheaper than buses but trains are slower and go to fewer destinations.  Buy train tickets in advance during peak periods.

 

 

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