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The climate in Buenos Aires is mild the whole year round. The average temperature is 18ºC and there are few very hot or very cold days which will not prevent you from touring the city during all seasons.
The coldest month is July. Although it doesn’t freeze, you have to wear wollen clothes, a jacket or top coat/over coat and a scarf. In winter, during the day, the cold is moderate but in the evening the temperature drops considerably.
In summer, the heat is humid. Mornings are warm, at noon and during the first hours in the afternoon it is very hot. In the evening the temperatura decreases a little, so you need light clothes. There is no need for jackets.
The wetest seasons are autumn and spring (March to June and September to December). In general it drizzles or there are short periods of rain which, with an umbrella or a raincoat, will not prevent outdoor activities.
During the sunny days in autumn and spring, the mornings are cool, at midday the temperature is agreeable and in the evening it descends.

Most nationalities don’t need a visa to enter Argentina. Nevertheless we recommend verifying what visa requirements are applied in each case. You must also consider that when you visit the Iguazu Falls, there is an excursion to the Brazilian side of the national park, so we cross the border with Brazil where there are different visa regulations (for example US citizens need a visa to enter Brazil).
Argentina doesn’t require any vaccines to enter the country, except for those passengers who come from countries where cholera and yellow fever are endemic.
We recommend having a travel insurance before you leave home. If you still don’t have one, try to get one that offers complete coverage (for example for trip cancellations, trip interruptions or cancellations, expenditure for medical or health emergencies, lost luggage).
All breakfasts are included, unless there is some other agreement. For having lunch and dinner there are excellent restaurants all over the country which offer the best national and international cuisine. If you are a vegetarian, you must consider that although Argentina is famous for its beef, there are many very good vegetarian options.
We suggest booking your tour at least one month before the approximate date of arrival. You must consider that domestic flights and hotels could be complete during the high season.
Packages don’t include domestic flights, but we can get you all domestic and regional flights at the best tariffs. These tariffs tend to change according to the season, so please contact one of our salespersons to get a quotation forall the necessary domestic transport.
In case you haven’t booked your international flights to arrive in Argentina, we can get you very competitive tariffs departing from your city of origin.
We recommend a combination of cash, credit and debit cards and some travelers checks. US dollars and Euros are widely accepted in Argentina and foreign exchange agencies are very easy to find. The Brazilian Real and the Chilean Peso are also accepted in many tourist places such as Buenos Aires, Mendoza and most part of Patagonia. The principal credit cards such as American Express, Master Card and Visa are widely accepted. Credit cards are an excellent option, although ATM’s are the easiest way to draw money, they are not always reliable, so it is better to always carry an extra amount of cash. A good idea could be to carry an amount of US dollars in small bills (which are not broken or written on, etc.) with which you feel comfortable. Before you leave your country of origin it is better to inquire at your bank how much you will be charged every time you draw money away from your country. Travelers checks are useful because it is insured money, but the exchange rate is usually lower than if you change cash. It could also be difficult to change them away from the principal cities.
We recommend taking a backpack or a comfortable bag, because conventional suitcases are sometimes uncomfortable. Nevertheless it is also possible to travel with a conventional suitcase if that is what you prefer. Suitcases with wheels will be difficult on dirt roads or cobblestone streets. We also recommend a backpack during the day to carry supplies when you go on an excursion. As regards clothes, you must consider that although some areas in Argentina could be very hot, if you go to the upper hill in the Andes zone or to the south in Patagonia it could be cold at night or very windy for several days. The key is to dress in layers you can go taking off, depending on the time of the day.
All our tours include transfers to and from the airport to the chosen hotel. As a general rule, transfers to and from the airports in Buenos Aires and Santiago are private, this means only for you and your partners. In other cities transfers are regular, which means shared with other travelers unless you ask for a private service.
If you want to go on an optional excursion or do an extra activity, please contact a Patagonia Traveler salesperson who will coordinate it for you. If you have any special requirement which is not in our site, please let us know and we will get you that tour.
Airport tariffs and air tickets are not included in the price of the tours.
Yes, we have had many single travelers who have traveled with us. These tours are an excellent opportunity to meet new people on the trips.
If you buy in shops which have the logo “Tax Free Shopping”, you will get a good percentage VAT reimbursement when you leave the country.
Whenever you purchase something ask for the Refund Check together with the receipt of payment from the shop. Show the shop assistant your certificate issued by the National Migration Office together with your passport or identification card.
Before leaving the country, all purchases must be inspected by the migration officer; they must be accompanied by the purchase receipts and the Refund Checks. These receipts and Refund Checks must be sealed by the migration officer. Once they have been approved, you can ask for reimbursement at the Refund Point in the airports.
Being a company based in Argentina, we can deal directly with hotels and service providers, offering unbeatable prices.

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