From the mountains of Patagonia to the streets of Buenos Aires to the falls in the jungle at Iguazu, Argentina packs virtually every possible kind of travel destination into one country! You'll probably start your journey in Buenos Aires, easily the most cosmopolitan city in South America. To the south, the mountains and fields of Patagonia are calling. Or head north and witness the gush of the famous Iguazu Falls, or take in the untouched night sky in the desert near Salta. Whatever you do, get read for the adventure of a lifetime in Argentina.
NEED TO KNOW
Language: Spanish. You can get by with English in Buenos Aires, but we highly suggest to bring along a Latin American Spanish phrasebook to make your trip more enjoyable.
Currency: Argentine Peso ($1 = ~68.43 pesos).
Credit Cards & ATMs: Major establishments take debit/credit cards, but smaller-scale accommodations, tourist sites and restaurants may only take cash. ATMs widely available.
Plugs: Type I, 220V / 50Hz. Bring this universal adapter.
Safety: Argentina is a country where it's mostly safe for tourists to travel to. The biggest thing you'll have to watch out for is the high rate of petty robbery. As long as you don't flaunt your gadgets and keep important items such as cash and documents safe away from sight, you'll mostly be fine. Additionally, make sure to check the latest US State Department travel advisories for your destination.
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WHEN TO VISIT ARGENTINA
If you're planning a trip to Southern Argentina, then the best time to visit would be between the months of December to March. If your destination is Northern Argentina, you should visit between September to November or March to May.
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Driving in Argentina
Argentina drives on the right hand side of the road. Remember to always keep your windows rolled up up and to lock your doors due to robbery and carjacking risks. When searching for options and deciding to rent a car, we suggest using Discover Car Hire to compare the best rental agencies.
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