Visitors come to Argentina and fall in love with the leafy boulevards, hip galleries, elegant architecture and effortlessly smooth citizens of Buenos Aires.

But it's important not to forget the other delights of Argentina - the Pampas that remain the realm of the gauchos, the icy wilds of Patagonia, thundering Iguazu Falls and the vineyards of Mendoza. Argentina's captivating cavalcade of natural environments is simply astounding.

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4 Feb 2018
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Argentina travel FAQs

ARGENTINA RECIPROCITY TAX:

The Argentine government charges a reciprocity tax which applies to Canadian, US and Australian citizens. The amounts are as follows:
Australians - US$100 (multiple entry for up to 1 year from date of issue)
Canadians - Canadians - US$92 (multiple entry for up to 10 years from date of issue)
Americans - Americans - No longer need to pay for this tax.

This fee must be paid before arrival and can only be paid on line through the following website:
http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesible/templates/reciprocidad/reciprocidad.htm

For instructions on how to process this payment, please visit:
http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/pdf_varios/reciprocidad/Online_payment_instructions_16.pdf#zoom=100

A receipt for this payment must be produced at every border crossing into Argentina.

Though not compulsory, a tip of about 10% is generally expected in restaurants and cafes. Tipping ushers, taxi drivers and porters a few pesos is desirable, but not mandatory.

With the highest number of internet users in Latin America, accessing the internet isn't usually a problem in Argentina. Large cities have Wi-Fi hot spots and cyber cafes, but be prepared for less coverage in remote or rural areas.

Mobile phone coverage is very good in Argentina's cities but less reliable when travelling in mountainous or remote areas. If you wish to use your mobile phone, ensure global roaming is activated before leaving home.

Toilets in Argentina are modern flushable toilets. It's a good idea to carry your own soap and toilet paper as these aren't always provided in public toilets. Also keep an eye on hotels and restaurants requests not to flush toilet paper as it might clog the toilet (toilets are modern but plumbing is old and temperamental)

City bus/subway fare = 6-8 pesos
Bottle of beer in a bar/club = 60-80 pesos, 1lt: 120-150 pesos
Glass of wine in a restaurant = 50-70 pesos
Simple lunch = 150-200 pesos
Dinner at a restaurant = 250-350 pesos (in a basic restaurant)

Water is considered safe to drink in Argentina unless otherwise marked. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water and use a refillable canteen or water bottle instead.

Credit cards are widely accepted in Argentina's large cities and towns, especially VISA and Mastercard. Keep in mind that credit cards may not be accepted so readily in small towns and rural areas, so always have alternative payment methods available.

ATMs are readily available in Argentina's big cities and towns. Rural and isolated areas will have fewer ATMs, so be sure to have enough cash before travelling out of urban areas.

Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.

For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance

  • 1 Jan New Year's Day
  • 27 Feb Carnivals
  • 28 Feb Carnivals
  • 24 Mar National Day of the Memory by the Truth and Justice
  • 2 Apr Malvinas' Veteran's and Memorial Day
  • 14 Apr Good Friday 
  • 1 May Labor Day
  • 25 May Revolution Day
  • 17 Jun Anniversary of General Martín Miguel de Güemes' Death
  • 19 Jun Public Holiday
  • 20 Jun Anniversary of General D. Manuel Belgrano's Death
  • 9 Jul Independence Day
  • 15 Aug Death of San Martin
  • 9 Oct Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity
  • 27 Nov National Sovereignty Day
  • 8 Dec Immaculate Conception / Virgins Day
  • 25 Dec Christmas Day

Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Argentina go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/argentina/public-holidays

Responsible Travel

Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.

Traveller about to hike around Sandero al Fitzroy National Park

Top responsible travel tips for Argentina

  1. Be considerate of Argentina’s customs, traditions, religion and culture.
  2. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Instead, fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water.
  3. Always dispose of litter thoughtfully, including cigarette butts.
  4. Learn some local language and don't be afraid to use it - simple greetings will help break the ice.
  5. Shop for locally made products. Supporting local artisans helps keep traditional crafts alive.
  6. Refrain from supporting businesses that exploit or abuse endangered animals.
  7. Please ask and receive permission before taking photos of people, including children.
  8. When on community visits or homestays, refrain from giving gifts or money to locals.