One of the world's most wondrous cities, Buenos Aires is more European than Latin American. Open the phonebook and you'll find as many Italian surnames as Spanish ones. You'll also find many British, German, Jewish and Japanese names. Much like the United States, Argentina experienced waves of immigration at the turn of the century and after the Second World War.

It is a city that hardly sleeps, with restaurants routinely serving until 2 or 3 am. There are no obvious slums and, unlike many US cities, the “downtown” areas are not decaying. In fact, they are the heart of the city, home to the best hotels, shops and restaurants. You'll spend much of your time downtown.

Soccer is a national passion; but, thanks to the British, polo is also first rate.

The city has many fine museums and a world-reknowned opera house. Shopping for fine leathers and furs can be fun and rewarding.

You can begin and end your stay in Buenos Aires. But why not see the rest of Argentina? The second largest country in South America, it covers an area of over one million square miles. If you can imagine South America resembling a lamb chop, Argentina and Chile share the bone.

No matter where you travel, take some simple precautions in order to avoid health problems, crime and other mishaps. Following are a few suggestions:

To avoid suspicion when passing through customs, always carry prescription medications in their original containers. Be sure to bring a few extra days worth of medication in case your return home is delayed.

Research the health risks of the areas you plan to visit and allow yourself time to update or get vaccinations and immunizations as necessary. You should also check on the availability of medical care.

Try to avoid tap water, ice cubes, local dairy products and raw or uncooked foods if you are traveling in rural areas or cities in lesser developed nations. Drink bottled water.

Carry a small medical kit with basic emergency supplies, including stomach remedies, band-aids, gauze, antiseptic, and neosporin or something similar for insect bites. If you have any allergies (insect bites, foods, etc.) or health conditions that require a special medication, include it in your medical kit. Check on the accessibility of medical assistance before you leave home.

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  • National Geographic Journeys: Discover Patagonia (SAPNG)

    From $5,199.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, ChileTrip Style: Information Not availableService Level: Upgraded All the adventure you want, with a softer landing Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services Upgraded and private trans...

  • National Geographic Journeys: Explore Chile & Argentina (SCZNG)

    From $2,899.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, ChileTrip Style: Information Not availableService Level: Upgraded All the adventure you want, with a softer landing Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services Upgraded and private trans...

  • 18-to-Thirtysomethings: Buenos Aires to La Paz Adventure (SABL)

    From $1,899.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, Bolivia, ChileTrip Style: Information Not availableService Level: Basic Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character Affordable...

  • Grand South America with Quito and Galapagos Island Cruise (Luxury Gold - Summer 2018)

    From $17,829.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Luxury Gold Trip & CruiseBrochure Type: Luxury Gold USA, Canada & South America 2018Witness the many cultures and contrasts of South America on this luxurious journey, showcasing a dazzling array of natural beauty, vibrant civilisations, a...

  • Active: Hike Patagonia In Depth (SAPI)

    From $3,999.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, ChileTrip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the worldHungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.

  • 18-to-Thirtysomethings: Lima to Rio Adventure (SPMR)

    From $5,999.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, UruguayTrip Style: Information Not availableService Level: Basic Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location a...

  • 18-to-Thirtysomethings: Rio to Lima Adventure (SZRA)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, UruguayTrip Style: Information Not availableService Level: Basic Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location a...

  • Active: Patagonia Hiking (SACC)

    From $2,499.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: ArgentinaTrip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the worldHungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.

  • Grand South America (Luxury Gold - Summer 2018)

    From $11,285.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Luxury GoldBrochure Type: Luxury Gold USA, Canada & South America 2018Witness the many cultures and contrasts of South America on this luxurious journey, showcasing a dazzling array of natural beauty, vibrant civilisations, and mystical an...

  • 18-to-Thirtysomethings: The Great South American Journey Quito to Rio Adventure (SEQR)

    From $7,899.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, UruguayTrip Style: Information Not availableService Level: Basic Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for l...

  • Active: Argentina Multisport (SAMS)

    From $4,399.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: ArgentinaTrip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the worldHungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.

  • Classic: Iguassu & Beyond (SAIB)

    From $2,099.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, BrazilTrip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.

  • Classic South America (Summer 2018)

    From $5,983.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Luxury GoldBrochure Type: Luxury Gold USA, Canada & South America 2018South America is a vast continent, rich in natural wonders, historic cities, imposing monuments and cultural complexity.

  • 2018: Brazil, Argentina & Chile with Brazil's Amazon, Peru & Machu Picchu (ISRJ)

    From $4,999.00 (USD)

  • Costsaver 2018: South America Discovery Summer 2018

    From $3,128.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: CostSaverBrochure Type: USA and Canada Costsaver 2018A trip across South America's most influential and intoxicating countries-the icons of Peru, Brazil and Argentina.

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Cruises

Tours


  • National Geographic Journeys: Discover Patagonia (SAPNG)

    From $5,199.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, ChileTrip Style: Information Not availableService Level: Upgraded All the adventure you want, with a softer landing Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services Upgraded and private trans...


  • Active: Hike Patagonia In Depth (SAPI)

    From $3,999.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, ChileTrip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the worldHungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.

 
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