What to See in Argentina for First Time Travelers?
Argentina is a country rich in culture and exquisite in beauty, so it is well worth exploring. For first time travelers, if you have 7 to 8 days, you can visit Buenos Aires for city tour and Tango, El Calafate for Moreno Glacier and Iguazu for Iguazu Falls. If you have 10 to 12 days, you can add one more city, like Ushuaia for Tierra Del Fuego, Bariloche for natural landscape, Puerto Madryn for whales and penguins or wine regions Salta or Mendoza; If you have more traveling days, then you can cover most of the highlights in your Argentina tours.
Cute Seals Lolling on the Beach
Walk through the Trail to Iguazu Falls
When is the Best Time to Travel Argentina?
As a country with the wide latitude span, Argentina is suitable to travel all year round due to different types of climates in different regions. You can plan tours of Argentina according to your preferred destinations. The best time to travel Patagonia (Puerto Madryn, EL Calafate, El Chalten, Ushuaia and Barilche) is from October to next April. The best time to travel Buenos Aires is March to May and September to November. Argentina has four distinct seasons, the northeastern of Argentina ranges from temperate to tropical, the central part of Argentina has a mild climate and the weather gets colder in the south Argentina.
Do I Need a Visa to Travel Argentina?
Visa requirements vary according to nationalities. Citizens of 87 countries can enter Argentina visa-free for up to 90 days. Visa-free countries include the United States, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Turkey, and most of North America and European countries. If you are in Africa or central Asia, you will probably need a visa and you can apply for that in local Argentina Embassy or through a local agent. Argentina now offers ETA (electronic travel authorization) to many countries rather than a paper visa. ETA to Argentina requires a valid U.S. B2 or Schengen visa which is valid more than three months. As visa policies are subject to change at any time, it's better to double check if visa is required before traveling.
How to Get to and Travel Around Argentina?
The main international airport in Argentina is Ezeiza international airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires. As a cosmopolitan city, Buenos Aires has direct flights to most of the capitals of South America countries. To travel from one city to another in Argentina, taking flight is the most convenient way. While as there
are many cities that don't have direct flights, you need to make a connection at Buenos Aires or Cordoba just like the usual tour arrangement, you don't have to worry.
Can I Book Argentina Tours after I Arrive?
All our itineraries can be booked online directly. If you can't plan your Argentina trip very early, you may contact us at least one month in advance, so that we still have time to discuss and finalize the trip, otherwise, there is probably no guide available and reservations cannot be guaranteed, especially in the peak season.
What Currency is Used? Is It Easy to Exchange Money in Argentina?
The official currency of Argentina is peso. In some shopping malls, restaurants and airports of big cities, USD, Master and Visa cards can be used. While small towns can only accept peso, so remember to exchange some peso when you are traveling. It is easy to exchange money at banks, exchange offices, your 5-star or 4-star hotels during your Argentina tours. Money exchange at airports is not recommended as the rates are low.