Making travel to Argentina easy

Argentina is the world’s eighth largest country and one of the most popular places to visit in South America – whether you are backpacking the continent or just on a short, budget holiday. From the café culture of Buenos Aires to the natural beauty of the Iguazu Waterfalls and the Perito Moreno glacier, Argentina has something to offer visitors of all kinds. Some of the world’s most dramatic scenery can be found here in the Patagonian Stepp, the Andes, and the lush Lake District.  It is also often viewed as the most cosmopolitan and European country in the region. This travel guide to Argentina will help you plan your trip to the land of steak, wine, and mountains!!!

Most Important Step– Applying for the visa

The thought of planning a trip and ensuring that nothing is missed can be daunting at times. However we can take care of one of the most integral and important parts of the trip preparation. All that is required is 5 minutes of your time to complete a simplified application and we will handle the visa process. What we require from you is :

  • Valid U.S.A /Canadian / Australian Passport
  • The passport requires to be valid for six months beyond the date of departure from the country.
  • Service Order Request
  • This can be completed online and the fees also paid online through the secure website.

Once you have completed the online service order, sit back and relax as you will have marked one thing of your to do list for your travel. We process the request and email you the document that you require to travel. 

When you arrive at Argentina there are some tips which can make you trip easier too.

Money Saving Tips

Tenedor Libre – These all-you-can-eat style buffet restaurants are ideal for keeping your budget in check at around 28 ARS!

Bus journeys – If you’re traveling long distances, try to get the overnight bus as this will save you the cost of a night’s accommodation.

Travel off season – March-June and September-November are the low season when you can find cheaper accommodations and enjoy less crowds at attractions.

Avoid being overcharged – Some merchants are known to charge Argentinians in pesos, and foreigners in dollars. Always pay with local currency.

The Costs

Accommodation – Hostels are widespread throughout the country, and they start at about 75-90 ARS for a dormitory room in Buenos Aires. Private rooms with a shared bath are generally double the price of dorm rooms. Hotels in more expensive places like Mendoza and Patagonia cost upwards of 415 ARS per night. 

Food – Unfortunately, inflation is rampant here with food prices rising every month. As a result, good food is tough to come by with prices rising up to 30% per month in some cases. Meal prices for even a cheap restaurant will begin at around 90 ARS.

Transportation – Argentina boasts an outstanding short and long-distance bus network. The more expensive buses generally offer high-quality service, and for distances longer than 200km, it is common to have food served on board as well as wifi and alcohol. Trains are experiencing something of a revival since the government intends to re-establish long-distance passenger trains between all major cities

Money Saving Tips

Tenedor Libre – These all-you-can-eat style buffet restaurants are ideal for keeping your budget in check at around 28 ARS!

Bus journeys – If you’re traveling long distances, try to get the overnight bus as this will save you the cost of a night’s accommodation.

Travel off season – March-June and September-November are the low season when you can find cheaper accommodations and enjoy less crowds at attractions.

Avoid being overcharged – Some merchants are known to charge Argentinians in pesos, and foreigners in dollars. Always pay with local currency.

Use discount cards – Student and teacher discounts will get you incredible savings. You can also use the La Nacion Club and La Nacion Premium Club Cards, associated with La Nacion Newspaper, for discounts. Every week, the La Nacion Club Card website lists participating establishments who give discounts to card members. This is good for travelers spending a long time in the country as you have to sign up for the newspaper.

Top Three Things to See in Argentina

Buenos Aires – Nicknamed the “Paris of South America,” Buenos Aires is an amazing city with a lot of class and culture. There is fantastic nightlife, food, and shopping!! Everyone here loves to eat and drink and does so late into the night! You’ll hear music blasting throughout the city, everyone here dresses so well. 

The Waterfalls of Iguazu – Probably the most popular day trip out of Buenos Aires is to the magnificent Iguazu Waterfalls. The falls are higher and twice as wide as the Niagara (which astounded me having seen both, I still can’t believe how much water comes out of Iguazu), so the area has been nicknamed “Niagara on Viagra”. 

Train to the Clouds – Sure, it’s a train built for tourists and crazily overpriced, but taking this train through the clouds and lush forest is so breathtaking I don’t mind. El Tren a Las Nubes (the Train to the Clouds) is a 400 kilometer, 16 hour round trip into the Andes from the town of Salta. As the train climbs to 4200 meters, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular mountains, forests, and valleys.

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