ULTIMATE ARGENTINA TRAVEL GUIDE

Argentina is a country located in South America. Buenos Aires is the capital and it is a country known for its dramatic mountains and culture. Our Argentina travel guide is here to help you see the best it offers.

Argentina really nails it when it comes to diversity in landscapes and climates. From the powerful Iguazu Falls, set in the lush rainforest, to the deserts in the northwest, down the Andes Mountains and into Patagonia, it doesn't disappoint.

It's also a jumping-off point for trips to Antarctica, with trips leaving from Ushuaia at the far southern tip of Argentina.

We have visited Patagonia, the deep south in Ushuaia and the Northwest areas of Jujuy and Salta. This guide will continue to be updated as we share more information on the places that we visited.

ARGENTINA TRAVEL: QUICK TIPS

Argentina
  • Do you need a visa? US Citizens get a free 90 day Visa on Arrival

  • Currency: Argentine Peso (ARS)

  • Climate: Varies widely by region. Ranges from humid and tropical in the NE, dry and arid in the NW to temperate along the coast and into the mountains

  • Primary Religion: Catholic

  • Local Languages: Turkish, English is widely spoken. 

  • Etiquette Tips: Do not eat on the street or on public transport, don't be offended by the locals being loud or direct, avoid talking about politics or religion with locals

  • WIFI: Available in most, if not all, accommodation throughout the country. Many restaurants and tourist offices offer free WIFI too.

  • SIM Cards: If you have an unlocked phone, it is possible to pick up a local SIM card at any Argentina airport on arrival. This will enable you to have data like you would at home. Another alternative is a universal SIM card that works in multiple countries.

  • Travel Insurance: With all travel, we highly recommend you take out a travel insurance policy when you book your trip. This will cover your trip in case of any unforeseen events happen.

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WHERE TO STAY IN ARGENTINA

Below you will find some of the places we have stayed during our travels in Argentina. These are individual properties that we enjoyed and would recommend to other travelers.

TOP ARGENTINA TOURS

Valparaiso Chile

Explore Chile & Argentina

8 Days Santiago to Buenos Aires

Visits: Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Valparaiso & Santiago

Lina & David Stock hiking in Patagonia

Patagonia Hiking

9 Days from Buenos Aires

Visits: El Chalten, El Calafate, Perito Moreno & Daily hiking

Perito Moreno Glacier Argentina - Divergent Travelers

Argentina Multisport

15 Days from Buenos Aires

Visits: Mendoza, Aconcagua, Bariloche, El Chalten & El Calafate

Spending more time in South America?

ARGENTINA TRAVEL: BOOKING RESOURCES

  • Skyscanner - A fantastic flight search engine that searches a lot of different airlines, including many of the budget carriers that larger sites miss. Every single flight search we do starts here.

  • Airbnb - A great accommodation alternative for renting out apartments, condos, townhouses and rooms while traveling. (If you’re new to Airbnb, get $35 off your first stay!)

  • Hotel Seach Engine – Our custom-built hotel search engine allows you to search hotels all over the world and compare prices before booking. It pulls the best prices from all the major online travel agents, such as Expedia, Priceline, Booking, etc. to one place.

  • Discover Car Hire - Allows you to search car rentals across multiple rental agencies worldwide. 

  • Viator - The best trips are made up of multiple smaller tours to really dig in and get to know the places you are visiting. Our preferred place to book day tours, day trips and shorter multi-day tours is Viator. 

  • G Adventures – If you want to do a group tour around Argentina, go with G Adventures. They offer great small group tours that use local operators and leave a small environmental footprint. If you go on a tour with anyone, go with them. 

  • World Nomads – We don't travel without insurance and you shouldn't either! 

ARGENTINA TRAVEL GUIDE: RELATED ARTICLES

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