HOW LONG SHOULD I SPEND IN ARGENTINA?
Though it has much to offer, there are two primary ways to enjoy an Argentina vacation. On the one hand, warmer climates, winelands, Iguazú Falls and the temperate regions provide a relaxing and indulgent vacation. While to the south, adventure is the primary attraction, and though the environment is less hospitable, it is breathtaking beyond belief. Each of these can incorporate a week-long itinerary, but for the best of Argentina, two weeks is recommended.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT ARGENTINA?
Winter can be challenging, especially in the southern regions reaching towards the Antarctic circle. Not only does the mercury plummet, but so too does the snow, and this can inhibit hiking and other outdoor activities. Spring through Fall are the preferred seasons – summer if you are particularly opposed to colder climates. However, the peak season of December to February is better avoided if possible as you are likely to encounter a larger number of tourists, especially a hotspot such as Iguazú.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM ACCOMMODATION IN ARGENTINA?
Accommodation is of an excellent standard, but also incredibly diverse. Superb lodges, boutique residences, premium hotels and private villas can be found, but you won’t find a Hilton on top of the Andes. For this reason, your expectations in venue style should be somewhat flexible, though the standard of quality, comfort and service need not be. Specialist accommodations, such as timber cabins in the wilds of Patagonia, still meet highly agreeable standards and even in the furthest reaches of this diverse country you will still be well catered to.
OTHER ARGENTINA VACATION DETAILS:
Flight time from the East Coast is around 14 hours, and 11 from the West. Flights are daily, though often only one or two each day. From Buenos Aires, you can fly internally, and for many destinations this is preferable. In some regions, longer car journeys may be necessary, but the landscapes make these highly rewarding.
US citizens don’t require visas for entry to Argentina for visits less than 90 days, though other nations may. It is always best to consult your Travel Designer well ahead of time to confirm visa requirements. Likewise, inoculations aren’t generally required but a travel medicine specialist will be able to inform you fully.
Spanish is the national language of Peru and some basic Spanish will definitely be useful, particularly in the more remote areas. That said, Italian and English are widely spoken, particularly in the hospitality and tourism industries. Your accommodation staff, guides and so on will likely be fluent in English.