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A dream destination, Argentina will make you feel things you’ve never felt before.
Argentina is not only about famous football players like Lionel Messi or Maradona, even though their talent undeniably contributed to the country’s fame.
Land of Fire, Argentina has many qualities : desert, jungle, breathtaking sceneries as well as authentic traditions.
Learn to dance Tango during crazy celebrations while enjoying “maté”, the local tea. Yes tea, not alcohol (not too much at least !). Learn about Gaucho history and taste traditional Argentinian dishes like empanadas.
Get lost in the Pampa and get ready to face Nature : earth, ocean and snow at the same time !
Ready for adventure ? ¡ Vamos !
There are many national holidays all year long :
¡ Hablamos argentino !
Before going, note that Argentinian is not a language. The official language is Spanish. ¡ Claro que si !
Don’t worry, english is widely spoken in the big cities.
You’ve always dreamed of going to Argentina but you skipped Spanish classes in high school ? Here are the basic words you’ll need :
The official currency is the Argentinian Peso (ARS). Better get a money converter on your phone to manage your expenses more easily.
If you need to change your money, don’t worry there are many exchange offices in the big cities. But do not exchange your money to people offering Pesos in the streets, most of the time they give out fake money !
Visa and Mastercard credit/debit card are accepted throughout the country.
Don’t forget to call your banker and tell them you’ll be using your card abroad, otherwise they might think it is fraudulent activity and block your card !
To get around in Argentina, taking the airplane is probably the best idea because of the long distances between cities.
If you have time, the bus network works pretty well for short or long distances, but be patient because of course it will take much longer than taking the airplane.
In some cases, renting a car could be a good solution, mainly in countryside cities. To rent a car you have to be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver’s licence as well as a credit/debit card.
And about the steering wheel, well it’s on the left side of the car and you’ll be driving on the right side of the road.
Airplane, here are the different Argentinian Airlines :
– Aerolíneas Argentinas (4805 ARS Buenos Aires/Ushuaia)
– LATAM Airlines (4805 ARS Buenos Aires/Ushuaia)
– Líneas Aéreas del Estado
Long distance buses, called « micros », are pretty fast and confortable. Some even have sleepers for night travels. Here are the different companies :
– Andesmar (around 2245 ARS to go from Buenos Aires to Bariloche)
– Chevallier (around 2245 ARS to go from Buenos Aires to Bariloche)
– El Rápido International (around 2245 ARS to go from Buenos Aires to Bariloche)
– Via Bariloche
The city buses are called « colectivos », prices will fluctuate depending on where you are and where you’re going.
Car rentals start at 256 ARS for 1 day and up to 200km / 124 miles with the smallest car.
You’ll find affordable prices in Bariloche so if you can get there, you’ll end up saving money. Other option : renting your car online on international car rental agencies, prices will be lower. Gas is about 4.80 ARS / liter.
For a simple meal expect around 320 ARS and for a more elaborate meal around 800 ARS. But you’ll find restaurant with All-you-can-eat buffets for 72 ARS.
If you need to join / go to your embassy while in Argentina, go to this website for the address, phone number, email address and website : https://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-in/argentina
In case of emergency, call :
Here are different website to book your trip.
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