Argentina Travel: Let's Tango
Argentina, the "Europe of South America," is rife with places to visit and things to do. It's over a million square miles large, so a visit to this beautiful country requires much planning, whether you intend to visit one specific place or several regions at once. In this guide you'll find the online resources that bolster your knowledge of the country and aid in your vacation planning.
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As we mentioned in the beginning of the guide, Argentina is an expansive country with lots to see and do. To aid your exploration, we've provided some links to help you get around the country. You'll find transportation overviews, rental car agencies, tips for getting around in Buenos Aires, information about trains, and hints on hiking.
- Towns in Argentina are far apart and most gas stations are not self-service and have limited hours. Make sure that you know the gas mileage of your car and plan gas stops accordingly. Also see if your rental car agency provides repair kits or emergency services, as many of the roads are unpaved and car damage is unfortunately a frequent problem.
- Because many of Argentina's cities are so far apart, it's best to use air travel to get around the country. If you plan on visiting a region outside of Buenos Aires, you will likely have to fly through Buenos Aires Ezieza International Airport and take a cab to Jorge Newbery Airport to travel to your final destination.
- Many rental car agencies keep traditional hours and are not open on Sundays.
- If you're interested in the Malvinas/Falklands, they are very difficult to access from Argentina for political reasons. You will either have to take a cruise that goes to shore at Stanley, the territory's capital or fly via the Royal Air Force which makes trips twice a week (but these are very expensive and hard to find tickets for).
For overviews of transportation methods ...
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provides the basics on getting around in Argentina by various modes of transportation. You'll find short but helpful descriptions about driving, buses, taxis, trains, and ferries.
All About Argentina
's travel page is worth checking out before you book your trip. It provides rough estimates of fares and important information about traveling by any mode through Argentina.
For car travel ...
is a cheap flight finder that has expanded to include rental cars and provides a list of price comparisons for agencies based out of Buenos Aires. All the major rental agencies are available in many of Argentina's major cities and reservations are available online.
is a useful local rental service to know about if you're planning on staying in Bariloche or Northern Patagonia. Visit their Web site to view car types and prices.
For planes ...
, Argentina's primary airline, offers special deals to Americans traveling between cities in Argentina. Here, you'll find information about the "Visit Argentina" program, and a price list.
For rail ...
has a map of the subway system of Buenos Aires, which has been in place since 1913 and today has five different lines that converge at the city's center. Trains run from 5:00 AM to 12:30 AM and are fairly safe. You can buy metrocards at most stations and the entire metro is wireless.
For hiking ...
is one of the best providers of topographical hiking maps that are wind- and waterproof for any conditions. You can view and purchase their Argentina series online. If you're planning on doing some hiking these maps are essential resources.
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