One of the world's most wondrous cities, Buenos Aires is more European than Latin American. Open the phonebook and you'll find as many Italian surnames as Spanish ones. You'll also find many British, German, Jewish and Japanese names. Much like the United States, Argentina experienced waves of immigration at the turn of the century and after the Second World War.

It is a city that hardly sleeps, with restaurants routinely serving until 2 or 3 am. There are no obvious slums and, unlike many US cities, the “downtown” areas are not decaying. In fact, they are the heart of the city, home to the best hotels, shops and restaurants. You'll spend much of your time downtown.

Soccer is a national passion; but, thanks to the British, polo is also first rate.

The city has many fine museums and a world-reknowned opera house. Shopping for fine leathers and furs can be fun and rewarding.

You can begin and end your stay in Buenos Aires. But why not see the rest of Argentina? The second largest country in South America, it covers an area of over one million square miles. If you can imagine South America resembling a lamb chop, Argentina and Chile share the bone.

No matter where you travel, take some simple precautions in order to avoid health problems, crime and other mishaps. Following are a few suggestions:

To avoid suspicion when passing through customs, always carry prescription medications in their original containers. Be sure to bring a few extra days worth of medication in case your return home is delayed.

Research the health risks of the areas you plan to visit and allow yourself time to update or get vaccinations and immunizations as necessary. You should also check on the availability of medical care.

Try to avoid tap water, ice cubes, local dairy products and raw or uncooked foods if you are traveling in rural areas or cities in lesser developed nations. Drink bottled water.

Carry a small medical kit with basic emergency supplies, including stomach remedies, band-aids, gauze, antiseptic, and neosporin or something similar for insect bites. If you have any allergies (insect bites, foods, etc.) or health conditions that require a special medication, include it in your medical kit. Check on the accessibility of medical assistance before you leave home.

Cruises

Tours

  • 18-to-Thirtysomethings: Lima to Buenos Aires Adventure (SPMB)

    From $3,699.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, PeruTrip Style: Information Not availableService Level: Basic Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character Affo...

  • 18-to-Thirtysomethings: La Paz to Buenos Aires Adventure (SBLB)

    From $1,899.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, Bolivia, ChileTrip Style: Information Not availableService Level: Basic Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character Affordable...

  • 2018: Brazil, Argentina & Chile Unveiled with Peru (1105)

    From $3,419.00 (USD)

    On this South America tour, experience some of South America's most exciting cities, gorgeous natural wonders, and famous historic sites.

  • 2019: Ultimate South America with Arequipa & Colca Canyon (1206)

    From $4,009.00 (USD)

    Discover some of South America's greatest cities-Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Lima-and some of its most fascinating sites and spectacular scenery on this South America tour.

  • 2018: Ultimate South America with Galapagos Cruise (1205)

    From $6,829.00 (USD)

    Discover some of South America's greatest cities-Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Lima, and Quito-and some of its most spectacular ruins and scenic areas on this South America tour.

  • 2019: Brazil, Argentina & Chile Unveiled with Easter Island (1106)

    From $2,749.00 (USD)

    This South America tour features three of the continent's most exciting cities-Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Santiago-along with two of the world's most spectacular attractions, Iguassu Falls and Easter Island.

  • 2019: Cruising South America (1700)

    From $2,119.00 (USD)

    Embark on a South America exploration with a two-week cruise! You'll board your cruise ship after two nights in the exciting city of Buenos Aires, to travel by sea to visit some of the continent's most remarkable locales.

  • 2018: Ultimate South America (1200)

    From $3,269.00 (USD)

    Discover some of South America's greatest cities-Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Lima-and some of its most spectacular sites on this South America tour to Brazil, Argentina, and Peru.

  • Classic: End of the Earth (SAPE)

    From $3,999.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, ChileTrip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.

  • 2018: The Best of Brazil & Argentina with Uruguay (1005)

    From $2,159.00 (USD)

    On this tour, discover three of South America's fascinating cities-Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Montevideo-along with the UNESCO Heritage Site of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.

  • Complete South America

    From $7,499.00 (USD)

    From the mystical Machu Picchu and a journey through Patagonia to three nights in cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro, home of the World Cup and Olympics in a span of two years, this is the trip of a lifetime across South America, one of the world's most exc...

  • Active: Mendoza and Bariloche Multisport (SAMB)

    From $1,999.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: ArgentinaTrip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the worldHungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.

  • 18-to-Thirtysomethings: In Search of Iguassu Buenos Aires to Rio (JBR)

    From $2,649.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, Brazil, UruguayTrip Style: Information Not availableService Level: Basic Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character Affordabl...

  • Classic: The Scenic Route - Lima to Buenos Aires (SPLB)

    From $5,849.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, PeruTrip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultur...

  • 2018: Brazil, Argentina & Chile Unveiled with Brazil's Amazon & Peru (1108)

    From $4,329.00 (USD)

    On this South America tour, experience some of South America's most exciting cities, gorgeous natural wonders, and famous historic sites.

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Cruises

Tours


  • Active: Mendoza and Bariloche Multisport (SAMB)

    From $1,999.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: ArgentinaTrip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the worldHungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.


  • Classic: The Scenic Route - Lima to Buenos Aires (SPLB)

    From $5,849.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, PeruTrip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultur...