ARGENTINA TRAVEL GUIDE

Argentina is a South American nation with fully nature of beautiful, Andes Mountains, glacial lakes and Pampas grassland. The Argentina country is very famous for tango dance and music. In Argentina, Spanish is the language most people speak and the official language, and many other languages are also spoken. There are minorities of the peoples speaking Italian, German, English, Quechua and even Welsh in Patagonia. Argentina is between the Andes mountain range in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east and south.

argentina travel guideInformation:

Official language and national language: Spanish
Currencies: Argentine peso, Argentine austral
Main reason for travelers: Trip and Family tour
Best time to visit: December to March

Destinations:

El calafate:

El Calafate is a town near the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in the Argentine. Perito Moreno Glacier, Experience the fantastic fully icy experience. It costs ARS peso 2207.38. Kayak Tour in La Leona River from El Calafate, it’s for boating. It costs ARS peso 2666.33). El Calafate Downhill Mountain cycling Adventure, it’s for bicycle ride in mountain. It costs ARS peso 2163.23. It’s mainly known as the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, home to the massive Perito Moreno Glacier, whose ever-shifting icy landscape is popular for hiking and sightseeing. A modern interpretive center called the Glaciarium serves as a primer on the region’s numerous glaciers. El calafate is a tourist place. Most of the tourist visit El calafate because of the best atmosphere. Most of the place fully covered by ice.

Ushuaia:

Ushuaia is a resort town in Argentina. It’s located on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, the southernmost edge of South America. Ushuaia is fully surrounded by the Mountains. It’s the gateway to Antarctica cruises and tours to nearby Isla Yécapasela, known as “Penguin Island” for its penguin colonies. Weather condition in Ushuaia was mostly 4 degree Celsius. It is commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world. The main economic activities are fishing, natural gas and oil extraction, sheep farming and ecotourism. Tourist attractions include the Tierra del Fuego National Park and Lapataia Bay. Ushuaia’s industrial sector, electronics factory, is among the largest in Patagonia. Football is a popular sport in Ushuaia.

Salta

Salta is a metropolitan city. Salta is a city located in the Lerma Valley, at 1,152 meter above sea level in the northwest part of Argentina. It is also the name for the capital city of Salta Province. It the second most populated city in the northwest of the country of salta. The weather is warm and dry, averages of rainfall and an average temperature of 20.4 °C in summer, 10.8 °C in winter. January to March are the greatest rainfall. During the spring, Salta affected by the week-long dust storms. Salta is probably the most Spanish city in Argentina by physical appearance. The city boasts three theatres, several museums and shows, music festivals, and other cultural events.

Best time to visit Argentina:

The south of Argentina is most easily accessible. The whole country can be visited year round. In the time of December to March are the months are best time to visit Argentina. The weather in Argentina generally hot over these months but a visit in the cooler, crisp months of July and August can be delightful. The height of Argentina’s summer, January and February are popular months to visit Patagonia. September and October are the best month to visit peninsula Valdes. It is the great time for wildlife lovers and you can expect for whale, seal, penguin and other sea birds. At the end of the spring and beginning of summer. Visiting Argentina in November gently means the crowd will come for December month. The middle of the summer in Argentina is busy to visiting. But also best chance for clear sky and clean place in Patagonia.

Saving money/cost:

Transportation:

Travel in bus instead of plane, because it saves more money in your trip. If you prefer plane to travel long distance it will spoil your trip by the way of money shortage, so best way to save your valuable money and buy some things in that amount. If you travel in to the plane you cannot see the best things when you are in plane. If you go for the bus ride you should get many ideas and new friends and save some more money. Travelling by the bus is different in Argentina when you compared with other country. Because Argentina has a train system as one will fine in Europe. A highly developed bus is there in Argentina. There is expectable things are also available like, that offers you flexible seat to become a beds. Most available thing in trip is food that also available. For just a fraction of the cost of a plane ticket, traveling by bus is a great way to save money on your trip to Argentina.

Accommodation:

Argentina will disappoint you with the accommodation option. They are more expensive hotels only there. And they never disappoint you to treat their customers. The houses are slightly costly of one day. It costs more than 1000 ARS pesos and above. In private rooms in a hotel with a shared bath is generally double the price of rooms. Camping in all the natural parks. If you have a tent, camp in grounds are available all around the country for around 60-120 ARS peso. You will find that a most number of hotels in the country that fall under 840 ARS peso.

Food:

Food is more expensive in Argentina. Meals is the cheapest thing to buy, it costs 90ARS peso. If you add a drink additionally, the amount would increase. It costs 100-130 ARS peso. If you want to sit down meal with wine, should pay 320ARS pesos. If you’re going to grocery shop, expect to spend about 370 ARS per week for groceries.

Activities:

Argentina is divided in many cities so there is many activities are here to do. Especially, In Salta residents, like most Argentines, are very interested about football. Other locally popular sports include baseball, basketball, volleyball, rugby, and mountaineering. The largest roofed facility in the city is the Ciudad de Salta Stadium, chiefly used for basketball, volleyball, and boxing. In Ushuaia most of Argentina playing football, It is a popular sport in Ushuaia. And also a popular sport in Ushuaia is ice hockey, and low temperatures all year long make the city a perfect spot for practicing it outdoors. Skiing also famous in Argentina.

Budget per day:

• 1059.36 ARS/day for Dorm bed: ARS264.84–353.12, Double room in good, budget hotel: ARS882.8, Cheap main dish: under 194.22ARS.

• 1059.36 -2118.72 /day for Three-star hotel room: ARS1412.48–2648.4, Average main dish: ARS194.22–282.5, Four-hour bus ticket: ARS529.68.

• Overall 2118.72/day for Five-star hotel room: ARS2648.4+, Fine main dish: over ARS2648.4, Taxi trip across town: ARS176.56.

Budget Tips for single traveler:

1. For a backpacker, best way to save money is set a tent in open ground place and stay in a full night safely. Another advantage for backpackers, buying a week worth of supplies and cooking your own food will save you a lot of money in Argentina.

2. For bike riders, rent a bike then you can rent bicycles from hotels and rental shops for 150 ARS. It’s an inexpensive way to get around and also out of the cities. This is especially useful when you’re in Mendoza’s wine country.

3. For Drink lovers, you should avoid a bar and buy a Wine in the supermarket is the best deal instead of bar. It costs 40 ARS.

4. For campers, as you start to travel south to Patagonia, accommodation costs get higher and higher than you imagine. A hotel costs 250 ARS /day. Look for camping opportunities as often as possible. When you aren’t in the national parks, many hotels will let you pitch your tent for a small fee.

Things to do in Argentina:

In Ushuaia, set in one of the most imaginable place in Argentina. where the towering peaks of the Andes meet crystal clear ocean waters. Nature of the Ushuaia is quiet wonderful. Go trekking in the beautiful Tierra del Fuego National Park. A beautiful nation park is full of joy and walk with penguins on Martillo Island. Lakes Escondido and Fagnano, The lakes have full security and fishing and are good spots for a picnic or a hike. Lago Fagnano is by far the bigger lake and belongs in small part to Chile. Your trip can be done with a rental car or as an organized seven-hour tour, including lunch and a local guide are available. Martillo Island, Ushuaia trip is incomplete without a close encounter with penguins, and Martillo Island offers visitors an experience that won’t be forgotten.

Tierra del Fuego National Park Half-Day Tour with Optional End of the World Train Ride, after pickup from your hotel in Ushaia, you’ll travel the short 7 miles (11 km) to Tierra del Fuego National Park. End of the World Train Option, Board the train and enjoy the views as the railway. It costs ARS 997.56.

In Salta Home to beautiful tree-lined plazas, exquisitely preserved colonial architecture, and a vibrant nightlife scene, sophisticated Salta is the gem of Argentina’s northwest. Adventure Pack Experience from Salta, it’s a Half Day experience, allowing you to try at least 3 different activities, After being picked up at your hotel, hop on a comfortable coach and start the 1h drive that will take you to the Dique Cabra Corral. ADVENTURE PACK: Islands Navigation + Banano + Jet Ski

First, go fo the Island Navigations, sailing through the isles and getting off the boat in the main islands to take pictures and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes, IF you wish to, jump into the water and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Then second, go for the Banano experience, an inflatable to 6 people, towed by a boat. Hit the water and take a dip into the Dique Cabra Corral’s Water, equipped with a life guard, ride for 30 minutes.

Then, last but not least, go for a Jet Ski experience! After some explanations, get a life guard and op on the Jet Ski for a 15 minutes experience, speeding and enjoying the lake’s water. It costs ARS 2078.29

In El calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier, Experience the fantastic fully icy experience of the Perito Moreno Glacier on this full-day tour from El Calafate. There is Los Glaciares National Park with a professional guide, and get the fantastic experience with a 1-hour boat ride through a glacial lagoon. It costs ARS peso 2207.38, Kayak Tour in La Leona River from El Calafate, they will be picked up you in your hotel at morning, and the transfer to the river it takes about one hour. You will receive all the equipment that you need as well as a safety for kayaking adventure. After that they start first ride 8 km for approximately one hour. At the end of this kayaking session, you will be picked up and returned to your hotel. It costs ARS peso 2666.33, El Calafate Downhill Mountain cycling Adventure, where you’ll reach the place by our vehicle and take a 20-minute drive to the base of Mount Huyliche, which soars 3,445 feet (1,050 meters) above sea level. When you reach the top, walk over to a nearby sport activities center, where you’ll be buying a mountain bike (cycle). Warm up your muscles and test out your bike (cycle). When you’re ready, pedal off after your guide on an 8-mile descent that lasts three hours with breaks. It costs ARS peso 2163.23.

Best place to stay in Argentina:

Top Hotel:

In salta, Prisamata Boutique hotel. Facilities of rooms are, Free Wi-Fi and wired Internet access, free breakfast with room service. Worth for the price, you’ll great experience, peaceful, very relaxing and comfortable. Location is good and in walking distance to the city’s main attractions. And it costs ARS 4,069.Legado Mitico Salta; it’s a Studio type room. Facilities of the rooms are, Free Wi-Fi and wired Internet access, Air conditioning, Room/bed type depends on availability at check-in, Love this place, very good location, quiet, very good service, rooms are huge and each one of them is different. This is one of the best, if not the best option inside Salta city. Easy to walk almost everywhere in town from this place. It costs ARS 12,404.

In Ushuaia, La Posada Del Fin Del Mundo. Facilities of rooms are, free Wi-Fi and Breakfast included, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms. Located a 10 minute walk from the center of Ushuaia, this is a good option for those who want to be close to main tourist attractions and restaurants. Decent affordable accommodation is hard to come by in Ushuaia. It costs ARS 6,358. Alto Andino Hotel, Facilities of rooms are, Free Wi-Fi, Breakfast included, Non-Smoking Hotel, Suites, and Bar/Lounge. It costs 13,376.

In El Calafate, Marcopolo Suites Calafate, they provide one room, two guests, breakfast included. Cost of the room is around ARS peso 504.20. Alto Calafate , Set 3 km from El Calafate, this contemporary hillside hotel surrounded by countryside overlooks Lake Argentino. It costs ARS peso 1861.57. De Las Manos, set 1.2 km from center city El calafate, they are providing free breakfast and also free WIFI. Glaciar perito Moreno, set 2.1km from center city El calafate, they providing the best service to the tourist, and then give more preference to tourist. And room facility, two rooms are available it’s more combatable to couples and also provide free breakfast and Wi-Fi.

Easy Transportation:

In Salta, A car is perhaps the best way to get around while visiting Salta. Renting a car allows for great freedom and flexibility in exploring. However, before getting behind the wheel of a car. Because Salta is such a small city, getting around is very easy. There are no local buses that service the city, as there is no need. There are however many national bus companies that make stops at Salta.

In Ushuaia: by bus, there are city buses within Ushuaia, but they reach few of the tourist attractions. The bus fare is ARS 52.97, and tickets are bought from the driver.

By taxi, Taxis are another option, costing, for example, ARS120 to get from the city Centre to the airport and ARS130 to the Glaciar Martial. Taxis use the meter gently.

By car, there are also several car and bicycle rental companies. Be aware that in Ushuaia, This is intended to prevent accidents due to ice and snow on the steep mountain roads.

In El calafate, Airport Taxies, tourist must be travel in taxi or public transport, there are two method of transportation, and the best way is getting cheaper taxi from airport to center of the city. They charge amount for 140 pesos, the return trip from city to airport they charge 100pesos because, and in airport they put waiting charge for taxi.

Rental car, best way to roam outside of full city is to get a rental car. We should ready to spend some more money in El Calafate, To make a rental car is economy vice possible for roaming. Be conscious about there is a group of members to split the rent of the total amount of the taxi charge.

Cheap Airfare, to travel city to city regularly is more cost efficient and faster to take a short flight. On the trip from Ushuaia to El Calafate. Must to be reserve a flight early to take advantage of the cheap airfare. The flight can be reserved for about ARS pesos 1412.72.

Interesting Sights in Argentina:

In Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego National Park: Hike and Canoe Tour, Discover Tierra del Fuego National Park through hiking and canoeing during this full-day excursion that includes also a lunch. Lakes and rivers that are easily survive from the coast. You’ll take a 3-hour forest hike and a 1.5-hour paddle across Lapataia Bay during this day trip, with hotel transport from Ushuaia. It costs ARS 11,753.84.
In salta, Cafayate Calchaqui Valleys: Full-Day Tour with Wine, Northwest Argentina is renowned for its extraordinary landscapes and unique Torrontes wine, and this full-day trip from Salta combines both into one tour, marvel at colorful rock formations such a beautiful place. It costs ARS 2,285.47.

In El calafate, Los Glaciares National Park: Is located in the Austral Andes of southwest Argentina, near the Chilean border. Best place in los glaciares national park is icefalls from its front wall, into Lake Argentino. The park is home to many birds, such as condors and black-chested buzzard eagles. Total area surrounded by 7,269 km².

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