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South America
Time Zone
Buenos Aires: GMT - 3 hours
(2 hours ahead of US Eastern)
Geographical Area
2,766,890 sq. km (1,073,514 sq. miles)
40.3 Million (approximately)
Buenos Aires
93% Catholic; 7% Other.
Federal Republic (Democracy)
No Visa required for US citizens.
No vaccinations required.
Good emergency health care in major cities.
Travel Tips
- English spoken in tourist destinations.
- Driving not recommended for tourists.
- Normal personal safety precautions.
- Good public transportation in cities.
- Good shopping facilities.
- Informal attire everywhere.
- Recommended tip (Rest./Bar/Taxi)10%.
- Good credit cards and ATM facilities.



  Argentina is one of the most developed countries in Latin America, with a well educated and sophisticated population. There is a tremendous variety of scenery to enjoy: the rugged Northern Andean Mountains and Indian Villages; the sub-tropical Iguassu Forest and its impressive Falls; cosmopolitan Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata; the high Gaucho farmlands in Pampas region; as well as Patagonia with all its mystique, stretching from the snow capped mountains of Bariloche to Tierra del Fuego, the gateway to Antartica.


Buenos Aires
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Argentina's capital is one of the most elegant and sophisticated cities in South America.

Wide avenues like Avenida 9 de Julio and impressive buildings such as the Metropolitan Museum and Colon Opera House give the city an opulence normally associated with European capitals.

Also there is excellent shopping and entertainment.

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San Carlos de Bariloche, the city at the foothills of the Andes named after the pioneer Carlos Wiederhold (who was born in Germany), has the appearance of an alpine town and is surrounded by lakes and mountains, with spectacular scenery. The lakes of Nahuel Huapi, Guatierrez, Moreno and Mascardi, backed by the mountains of Tronador, Cerro Catedral and Cerro Lopez, provide an immense variety of landscapes for sightseeing; hiking...

Mar del Plata
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Mar del Plata is one of South America’s most cosmopolitan beach resort areas, with great beaches and lively nightlife. The city’s main attractions include the Colon Square, the Torreon del Monje, Los Troncos old quarter and the harbor. Mar del Plata also has a Sea Museum, an Art Museum and a Crafts Fair. The long sandy beaches have attractive dunes and ravines where you can enjoy the sun away from the crowds, but socializing on the beach is the local way of life...