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Frequently asked questions about Argentina

What is the best time to travel?

Northern Argentina may be visited throughout the year.
Buenos Aires is particularly nice in the spring period (October and November) with pleasant temperatures of 20-25 ° C.

What holidays do they have and when do they take place?

Holidays: If you are visiting Argentina, you need to take into account the following holidays: January 1 - New Year's Day, Good Friday and Easter, 1 May - Labour Day, May 25 - Day of the Revolution of 1810, Pentecost, June 20 - national Flag Day, July 9 - Independence Day, 17 August - Commemoration of the death of General Jose de San Martin, October 12 - Columbus Day, 25 december - Christmas.

Can I pre-book transfers and extra nights?

Yes you can. Pre and Post-tour nights can be pre-booked. A transfer on arrival can also be pre-booked. The return transfer cannot and must be done so locally with the tour leader. Both the extra nights and transfer on arrival should be added to the booking form if desired.

What about my passport?

You need a passport that is valid at least 6 months at the date of departure. You are responsible for having a valid passport and visa when you travel.

Do I need a visa?

You are responsible for having a valid passport and visa (if necessary) when you travel. Most European passport holders do not need a visa for Argentina at present but please check here if you are unsure. Please check with the embassy if you do need a visa for Argentina. Make sure you inquire at least a month before departure so you do not run into time problems.

Do I need vaccinations or malaria tablets?

Please click here for questions regarding vaccinations or malaria tablets for this country and contact after your local practitioner or a specialized health centre and make an appointment to get your shots and pills. Please make sure that you allow at least six weeks for a full program. People who already have had a few shots might do with two weeks. You are responsible for having the right protection when going on tour.

What is the recommended currency for Argentina?

The currency in Argentina is the peso. It is best to withdraw local currency at the ATMs that are spread around Buenos Aires. We highly recommend to bring an amount in cash as well (US Dollars/Euros*). US Dollars can even be used to pay for excursions if necessary. Exchanging money is best done in the banks, rather than the street vendors that you will see in certain parts of the city- they often have better rates but are known to issue you with fake notes! 
* Please remember to take bank notes that are in a good condition

What kind of clothing is practical to take?

This will of course depend a bit upon when you are visiting. It never gets too cold in Buenos Aires. January and February are particularly hot so you should pack suitable, cool clothing. In Foz do Iguazu it is tropically hot and you can even swim there, so do not forget to take your swimsuits. You should not take too much luggage. Any clothing you may need, you can buy cheaply in Buenos Aires anyway.

What kind of luggage should I take?

We suggest you take: sunglasses, suntan lotion, insect repellent, toiletries, towel, first-aid kit, head covering, photo- or film equipment and sufficient film, extra batteries, pocket torch, pocket-knife (don’t put this in your hand luggage!), piece of rope/clothesline, alarm clock (which you can wind up or one which runs on batteries), writing materials, books, valid passport, enough cash (euros/dollars), copies of your passport and travel insurance, airplane tickets, travel insurance card including the emergency number; diary with important addresses, travel book. Also, perhaps: toilet paper, tampons, small reading lamp, universal plug and adapter. You can consider taking a mosquito net but hanging it up can be awkward in most hotels. Preferably you will pack all this in an overnight bag or rucksack, not a hard suitcase, because the latter is difficult to transport. A small backpack or shoulder bag is useful for daily hand luggage. Secure your banknotes and other small valuables.

What is the situation with electricity?

What voltage and plugs are in use in Argentina? Please click here to check what voltage and plugs are in use in this country. You could consider taking a universal electric plug.

In what kind of accommodation do we sleep?

You will stay in comfortable hotels in twin rooms with en-suite facilities.

How is accommodation arranged if I book alone?

If you book alone you will share your room with a fellow traveler ( from the same sex when possible ) unless you have booked a single room (at a supplement).

Do they cater for vegetarians in Argentina?

Although Argentinians are big consumers of meat, vegetarians will not have any problems finding great meat-free dishes in Buenos Aires.

What kind of transportation is used?

You will travel in a comfortable public bus from Buenos Aires to Posadas.

Is Argentina dangerous?

Buenos Aires is a large city and like all large cities it has some neighbourhoods or barrios that are probably best avoided. Generally speaking though, it is a safe place to visit. Please check with your tour leader for any local knowledge/advice.

How are the communictaions in Argentina?

The country code for Argentina is 54. The city of Buenos Aires mainly uses the '11' area code. The cheapest way to call internationally while in Argentina is by purchasing an international calling card which are available at most kiosks. Internet and wi-fi connections are available throughout the city and generally have a good, fast connection.

What is the time difference?

Please check the world clock in order to find out the exact time difference.


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