Argentina

Argentina

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A land of sights. A land of tastes. A land of passion.

Argentina is a blend of sophistication and basic instincts. On one hand, it's refined and educated; with a deep appreciation of beauty, whether natural or man-made. On the other, it's fiery and carnal; the creators of a dance described as seduction set to music, and renowned for perfecting the art of cooking meats on a grill.

Sub-tropical in the north, and boasting magnificent glaciers in the south, Argentina's landscape is a mixture of majestic Andean peaks, lush wetlands, cactus-filled deserts, Valdivian forests, salt flats, a stunning lake district, multi-colored mountains, and unusual rock formations. And the wildlife is equally as varied.

Come dance the tango in Buenos Aires. Feast your eyes on the sheer magnitude of Perito Moreno Glacier. Discover the captivating architecture of Salta. See the mighty Iguazú Falls. Visit a winery in Mendoza. See Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Western and Southern hemispheres. Visit the town called "the end of the world."

A trip to Argentina is the trip of a lifetime. Especially with VIVA on your side. We'll take care of everything so you worry about nothing. Just enjoy Argentina welcoming you. With passion.

Other things to do:

  • Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park
  • See the famous Beagle Channel
  • Visit Glaciers National Park
  • See the Humahuaca Gorge
  • Discover the Alpine city of Bariloche
  • Walk through the cobblestone streets of San Telmo
Climate: 

Temperatures range from 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (38°C) depending on the season and the area of the country.

Time Zone: 

Universal Time Coordinated, UTC-03:00

Language: 

Spanish

Currency: 

Argentine Peso

Electricity: 

220-240 volts. Travelers from US and Canada need a plug adapter and step-down transformer. For hair dryers, curling irons, etc., plug adapter and voltage converter are required.

Tipping Customs: 

Generally a 10% tip is appropriate. A cubierto charge often appears on your dining bill but this is a charge that goes to the facility and not the staff. A tip is not necessary for a taxi unless extra service is provided such as carrying bags inside.

Safety: 

Be discrete with cameras and other valuables. Keep your wallet in a front pocket to avoid pickpockets. Travel in groups during the evening hours. 

Communication & Technology: 

Wi-Fi is readily available throughout the country. Mobile Operators include Claro, Movistar, Nextel, and Personal.

Smoking: 

Most Argentine provinces have some smoking restrictions. These vary throughout the country. 

Travel Documentation: 

A valid passport is required for US citizens to enter Argentina. 

Airport: 

Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) 

Car Rental: 

Major car rental companies are available including Budget, Auto Mendoza Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Thrifty, EuropCar 

Public Transportation: 

The subway is an easy and affordable way to get around.
Taxis and Busses are also available.