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TRAVELLING TO Argentina

Why visit? From dancing the famous Argentinian tango in one of Buenos Aires’ traditional milongas to wine tasting in Mendoza overlooking the Andes, or admiring the impressive Iguazu Falls, an Argentina tour can introduce you to the perfect mix of buzzing cities, cultural highlights and natural wonders.

The most popular starting point for an Argentina tour is the country’s capital, Buenos Aires. Often referred to as ‘the Paris of South America’, Buenos Aires is a city in which you can linger. There are many fascinating neighbourhoods but some of our favourites include La Boca, a ‘barrio’ known for its European feel being home to some of the best art galleries and tango shows in town, or San Telmo with its restored mansions and antique stores.

From Buenos Aires, your Argentina tour could take you to Salta in the country’s north, where you can day trip along Route 40, visiting the Great Salt Flat or venture to Humahuaca to visit ancient ruins and stop at some of the indigenous communities along the way. 

For an active exploration of the country, there are many ways to explore the fascinating landscapes of Argentina, including crossing the Andes on a horseback or hiking along the sapphire-coloured lakes of Tierra del Fuego National Park in Patagonia, in the country’s south.

More information: Below we have shown you just a fraction of the options available for Argentina and multi-country travel. Browse to get an idea of where you want to travel.

Still wondering? Contact us: You are definitely better off giving us a call or dropping us a line and letting us do the hard work for you. 

#Livefortoday and book your Argentina tour with us today. Chimu Adventures can put together an itinerary to suit you.

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Why visit? From dancing the famous Argentinian tango in one of Buenos Aires’ traditional milongas to wine tasting in Mendoza overlooking the Andes, or admiring the impressive Iguazu Falls, an Argentina tour can introduce you to the perfect mix of buzzing cities, cultural highlights and natural wonders.

The most popular starting point for an Argentina tour is the country’s capital, Buenos Aires. Often referred to as ‘the Paris of South America’, Buenos Aires is a city in which you can linger. There are many fascinating neighbourhoods but some of our favourites include La Boca, a ‘barrio’ known for its European feel being home to some of the best art galleries and tango shows in town, or San Telmo with its restored mansions and antique stores.

From Buenos Aires, your Argentina tour could take you to Salta in the country’s north, where you can day trip along Route 40, visiting the Great Salt Flat or venture to Humahuaca to visit ancient ruins and stop at some of the indigenous communities along the way. 

For an active exploration of the country, there are many ways to explore the fascinating landscapes of Argentina, including crossing the Andes on a horseback or hiking along the sapphire-coloured lakes of Tierra del Fuego National Park in Patagonia, in the country’s south.

More information: Below we have shown you just a fraction of the options available for Argentina and multi-country travel. Browse to get an idea of where you want to travel.

Still wondering? Contact us: You are definitely better off giving us a call or dropping us a line and letting us do the hard work for you. 

#Livefortoday and book your Argentina tour with us today. Chimu Adventures can put together an itinerary to suit you.

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WHY TRAVEL WITH CHIMU ADVENTURES

  • We offer you flexible travel options in Latin America at an affordable price.

  • You can choose from over 400 suggested itineraries or pick and choose elements to build your own unique experience; cover the areas you want to explore at a pace to suit you.

  • We know each Latin American country by heart and will work with you to determine which activities and accommodations are best suited to your needs.

  • From your initial enquiry until your trip ends, you will be assigned a personal Destination Specialist who will offer a full service for your travel needs: we can book flights, insurance and any ancillary travel required to complete your journey.

  • We have offices across South America so you can be assured that ground staff are close at hand to assist whilst you are travelling.

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Argentina in Depth

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Classic Argentina

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A short highlights tour of Argentina. Explore the urban delights of Buenos Aires and wander the endl...

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Highlights of Argentina

8 NIGHTS FROM USD 1,755

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Argentina TOURS

Discover Buenos Aires

3 NIGHTS FROM USD 609

The perfect stopover for your arrival into South America. Relax and enjoy the cafes and theatres and...

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Forests, Lakes & Mountains Bariloche

3 NIGHTS FROM USD 470

Escape to northern Patagonia - the Switzerland of South America - for breathtaking forests, lakes an...

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Cordoba Estancia Stay Estancia Los Potreros

5 NIGHTS FROM USD 2,460

Take a short trip out to the real pampas and stay on an Estancia with the gauchos. ...

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Discover Iguazu

2 NIGHTS FROM USD 560

Our most popular short break tour to Iguacu. Explore the Argentina and Brazilian side of the falls a...

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Mendoza Wine Experience

3 NIGHTS FROM USD 940

Explore Argentina's most famous and popular wineries on this short tour wine tasting visit through M...

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Patagonia Argentina

7 NIGHTS FROM USD 1,420

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BLOGS ON Argentina

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Argentina REVIEWS

All Chimu Adventures' clients are given the opportunity to review their trip once they return home. These reviews are administered by a third party and as such are unfiltered by Chimu Adventures.

Argentina

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Most enjoyable scenic trip to northern Argentina. The Salta experience was excellent, with good accommodation and guides. The mountain scenery was quite extraordinary. Iguazu was also great, very smoothly run and magnificent scenery.
Date published: 2019-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from only visisted Buenos Aires a big busy city No issues with transfers the hotel in BUE the OWN was not great i would re consider selliing this to guest. We change our accommodation for the return journey
Date published: 2019-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Patagonia Wildness Trip went very smoothly. Hotels were of standard expected. Guides all top notch. Didn’t miss a beat. Amazing scenery, wilderness and great sense of accomplishment at the end of each day.
Date published: 2019-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Met all our expectations and MORE! With relatively short notice, Tara was able to take our 'wish list' of activities to fit into 8 days and come to us with a perfect vacation! Pick-ups from hotels and airports was smooth (and in English for us!). Hotels and air travel (again, picked and arranged by Chimu) were clean and appropriate to our description of our style of travel. And the individual TOURS that were arranged and selected were timely, special, and helped make our bucket list of seeing the compete solar eclipse (and other key sights) easy and enjoyable for the whole family!
Date published: 2019-07-15
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The unit of currency in Argentina is the Argentinian Peso (ARS).

Please check websites such as www.oanda.com or www.xe.com for up to date exchange rates prior to your departure.

 Argentina's official language is Spanish, but Argentinian Spanish differs from Spanish spoken in other Latin American countries, mainly due to the Italian sounding intonations. Indigenous languages spoken today include Tehuelche, Guarani and Quechua. Many immigrant groups have continued to speak their own language and so you will also find many other languages in Argentina including Italian, German, English, French and even Welsh.

Argentina is predominantly Roman Catholic.

The level of fitness needed will depend on the Argentina tour that you choose to take in terms of places to be visited and the types of activities to be included on your itinerary. Argentina offers great opportunities for outdoor activities set against spectacular backdrops. They range from hiking ad trekking to rock climbing, skiing, white water rafting, horse riding and ice climbing. The majority of the best treks are to be found in the National Parks where the trails range from easy to difficult. If you plan on summiting Aconcagua, South America’s highest peak at 6962m, then you will need to be fit and ensure that you acclimatise thoroughly.

Most South American countries have now recognized that tourism plays an important part in their economies and governments have taken great steps to change South America’s poor security image. Violent crime is rare in Argentina and local police actively patrol the tourist areas. 

 

To minimise security risks we recommend the following: 

 

  • do not show any outward signs of wealth or wear expensive jewellery
  • keep your valuables in your hotel in safety deposit boxes
  • keep any valuables that you must carry with you hidden, as pickpockets can be present in crowded areas and around tourist areas
  • use only registered taxis with official identification
  • avoid going on your own to remote areas or the poorer barrios of Buenos Aires or where tourists would not be expected to go
  • always keep your day pack and camera close to you and never leave them unattended

A pre-arranged visa is not required to enter Argentina for citizens of the following countries:

  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
  • The United States
  • Ireland
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • European Union
  • South Africa

 

For other nationalities please visit the website of the relevant consulate.

Please note that Australian, Canadian and USA citizens must pay a "reciprocity fee" to enter Argentina. This is not a visa, since a visa is not required for visitors from these countries. It is a fee based on the fees that Argentinean citizens pay for visas to these countries. The fee is subject to change but must be paid in advance online. For US citizens, the reciprocity fee allows multiple entries into Argentina for 10 years in accordance with US visa reciprocity. For Australian citizens, the reciprocity fee is valid for multiple entries into Argentina within a period of one year from the date of first entry.

 

British and European Union passport holders are exempt from Reciprocity Fees.

You could spend anything from a few days to several weeks or even months on your Argentina travels, depending on whether you plan to explore the entire country or just focus on one experience such as the Valdes Peninsula, an estancia stay or a Patagonian glacier trek. Chimu Adventures offers itineraries to suit every time frame.

Our Argentina tours include breakfast daily and many other meals may also be included in your itinerary. As a rough guide for additional spending money based on having moderately-priced lunches and dinners and buying a few souvenirs at local markets, we suggest a budget of 25-35 USD per day per person. 

Although no specific vaccinations are required for Argentina travel and no proof of any vaccination is required to enter the country, we recommend that you visit your doctor or a traveller’s medical centre for current information specific to those places that you will be travelling through.

 

Yellow Fever is a risk in certain parts of Argentina and this vaccination is generally recommended if your Argentina tour includes the northern parts of the country bordering Brazil and Paraguay. Depending on your travel itinerary you may be required to produce proof of yellow fever vaccination when returning to Australia from parts of Argentina.

 

As a general guide we recommend the following:

 

  • Yellow Fever - Especially for northern parts of Argentina
  • Hepatitis - Both A and B (twinrix)
  • Typhoid
  • Diphtheria
  • Cholera
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus

In Argentina the standard voltage is 220V and standard frequency is 50Hz. Power sockets are of types C and I.

Please visit the below link for more information: http://electricaloutlet.org/

What you need to pack will depend on when and where you plan on travelling and on the activities that you plan to include whilst on your Argentina tour.

The following should act as a useful checklist of essential items:

  • Passport, photocopy of passport & spare passport photos
  • Travel Insurance documents  
  • Air tickets and itinerary
  • Foreign Currency (US$) and/or debit/credit cards, traveller’s cheques
  • Money belt 
  • Small daypack
  • Basic first aid kit 
  • High UVA sun block 
  • Sunglasses & sunhat
  • Mosquito spray & insect repellent
  • Comfortable walking shoes/boots
  • Sandals 
  • Long sleeve tops and trousers 
  • Light-weight clothing
  • Warm clothing (depending on itinerary and time of year)
  • Camera with spare battery and memory cards
  • Security code padlock
  • Adaptor 
  • Small torch