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Skiers and snowboarders throng to Bariloche, a slice of Switzerland. Buenos Aires has been called the "Paris of the South," but its Italian fare rivals any served in Naples. Gaucho culture reigns supreme on the pampas, while the Iguazu Falls thunder from heights of 300 feet in a rush of rainbows and roaring water.

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Small Group Tour Patagonian Explorer by Sea
Buenos Aires & Ushuaia, then a 4 night cruise to Tierra Del Fuego, Cape Horn & the penguins of Magdalena Island; plus Santiago & Valparaiso, Chile
from $5899 w/ Flights 13 days
per person, double occupancy*
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Fast Facts

Already booked on one of our packages to Argentina? See everything you need to know before you go.

Overview

Capital: Buenos Aires
Population: 43.85 million
Currency: Argentine peso (ARS)
Languages: Spanish
Drives on the: Right
Time zone: ART (UTC -3)

Entry requirements

U.S. passport holders do not need a visa for entry into Argentina for stays up to 90 days. See the U.S. Dept. of State website for more information.

Booked on one of our packages with Scheduled Dates? If you hold a passport from another country, you are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and meeting all entry requirements. If a visa is required, we recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider VisaHQ.

More information about passports & visas.

Health Precautions & Vaccinations

No vaccinations are required to travel in Argentina. Malaria risk is present only in rural areas along Argentina's borders with Bolivia and Paraguay. Consult your doctor about possible inoculations for typhoid or yellow fever if you plan to spend time in rural areas.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

Weather

In Argentina, the seasons are opposite what they are in the Northern Hemisphere. Generally, during the summer months of October to April are the best time to visit Argentina. Wintertime is recommended for traveling to the North and Northwest as rains are less frequent and tropical temps drop a few degrees. If you like to beach-hop, travel December to March. For skiing, July to October is best.

Climate ranges from hot and humid in the north to cold and rainy in the south. In northern Argentina, summer days are in the 90s with nights in the 70s. In winter, temperatures range from 60 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Tipping

In restaurants, tip 5% of the bill if it includes service charge, 10% if it doesn't. Movie ushers and bus terminal porters get a 1 P tip, air terminal porters 2 P per suitcase.

Money

Always notify your bank prior to departure to avoid any problems using your credit or debit card abroad.

Shopping

Shop for Gaucho trousers called bombachas, ponchos, leather goods, rugs, wines, guitars, vicuna products which are wool from llama-like creatures, gourds, yerba-mate paraphernalia, handicrafts, art, gems, and brand-name products such as Dior and Gucci.

Electricity & Power Adapters

220 volts. Plugs C & I. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

Cell Phones & Internet

Want to take your cell phone, tablet or laptop, but not sure how to get cell service or wifi? See our blog posts on using your cell phone abroad and the top 5 ways to get Internet abroad.

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