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Traveling to Argentina

Your handy guide to the delights of Argentina.

Travel Argentina

From stunning scenery to vibrant cities, Argentina has it all. Here’s what you need to know before you go.

Enjoy the delights of Buenos Aires

Enjoy the delights of Buenos Aires


Considered the jewel in the crown of Argentina, Buenos Aires is simply a must-visit. A cosmopolitan and vibrant metropolis, Buenos Aires offers everything from shopping to sightseeing, café hangouts to simply watching the world go by. A city alive with color, life, music and soul, don’t miss your chance to explore this fascinating place.

Indulge in the Mendoza wine region

Indulge in the Mendoza wine region


The country’s capital of wine, Mendoza is a great place to head for a glass or two. Argentinian wine is world famous for its rich and delicious taste, and there’s nowhere better to sample it than in Mendoza. Head to Bodega La Rural and Finca Flichman for the best options, or check out Mendoza wine tours for more ideas.

Marvel at the Iguazú Falls

Marvel at the Iguazú Falls


Perhaps one of the most famous waterfalls in the world, the Iguazú Falls crosses the borders of both Brazil and Argentina, and can also be reached from nearby Paraguay. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, the falls are simply a spectacular sight, and the powerful noise of the tumbling water teamed with the astounding views make for an unforgettable trip.

Money

The currency of Argentina is the Argentine peso, which is subdivided into 100 centavos.

One US dollar is currently worth pesos.

Here’s a roundup of what you can expect to spend in Argentina, with prices in US dollars:

Inexpensive meal for one – $12Bottle of water – $1.500.5 litre beer – $3
Mid-range restaurant meal for one – $20Cappuccino – $3.50Local bus ticket – $0.50

Traveling around Argentina

By plane

The eighth largest country in the world, there’s no doubt that Argentina is most easily crossed by air. After all, you’ll soon find that journeys that take around 20 hours by bus can be done instead in a two hour flight. Aerolíneas Argentinas is the country’s main domestic flight provider and ticket prices will vary depending on where you’re looking to go and how far in advance you book.

By bus

The most popular mode of transport around Argentina is by bus. There are loads of companies with varying levels of comfort and price, although a good place to start is with TAC and Cruz del Sur. The distances are long but most buses offer on-board films and plenty of entertainment. Try to book your ticket at least three days in advance, just in case the buses become full.