Capital of Argentina: Buenos Aires
Official Language: The official language of Argentina is Spanish, usually called castellano (Castilian) by Argentines. Besides Spanish, there are around 1.5 million Italian speakers in Argentina and Standard German is also widely spoken.
Population: 40,764,561 as of 2013.
Currency: Peso (
ARS) (1 US$ = 3.880 ARS)
Time zone: GMT - 3
Calling Code: +54
Economy: Argentina has abundant natural resources, a well-educated population, an export-oriented agricultural sector and a relatively diversified industrial base.
Climate: The best time to visit Buenos Aires is in spring (September through November), when the jacarandas are in bloom and temperatures are blissfully cool, and in fall (March through May). Summer (December through February) in the capital is hot and humid. Summer is the best time to hit Patagonia, when the weather's milder and more services are available. Northern Argentina can be brutally hot in summer and is best visited in spring. Winter (June through August) and fall in this region are also pleasant.
Religion: The Constitution guarantees freedom of religion but also requires the government to support Roman Catholicism economically. Until 1994 the President and Vice President had to be Roman Catholic. Argentines are 92.1% Christian, 3.1% agnostic, 1.9% Muslim, 1.3% Jewish, 0.9% atheist, and 0.9% Buddhist and other. Argentine Christians are mostly Roman Catholic.
The Ibera Wetlands are the second-largest wetlands in world after the Pantanal in Brazil. A true paradise for nature lovers it has the richest fauna of all Argentina. Birds, caimans, capybaras, pampas deer, howler monkeys, maned wolves and armadillos can all be seen by visitors on foot, boat or horseback.
Situated on the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia is commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world. In the past, the Ushuaia has been a missionary base, penal colony and naval base but is now a major tourist attraction in Argentina, complete with casinos, hotels and restaurants. The town is commonly used as a base for hiking, skiing and cruises to Antarctica.
Mendoza Wine Regions
The Mendoza wine region is considered the heart of the winemaking industry in Argentina. Located in the eastern foothills of the Andes vineyards are planted at the some of the highest altitudes in the world. The city of Mendoza is the place to base yourself if you plan to tour the vineyards. The city’s wide range of tour operators also makes it a great place to organize rafting, skiing and other adventures in the nearby Andes.
Monte Fitz Roy
Monte Fitz Roy is a 3,375 meter (11,073 ft) high mountain in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field on the border between Argentina and Chile. The mountain attracts many photographers thanks to its otherworldly shape. It was first climbed in 1952 by French alpinists Lionel Terray and Guido Magnone.
The Beagle Channel is a strait in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago, in the extreme south of Argentina. The channel is one of the three navigable passages around South America, the other ones are the Straits of Magellan to the north, and the open ocean Drake Passage to the south. A boat trip is the best way to view the Beagle Channel, with attractions such as the sea-lion colony at Isla de los Lobos, and Isla de Pájaros.
Valdes Peninsula is an important nature reserve noted for its unique fauna and geology. The coastline is inhabited by sea lions, elephant seals and – from October till March – penguins. Whales can be found in the waters located between the Valdes Peninsula and the Patagonian mainland between May and December. Off the coast, in the open sea off the peninsula Orcas can be found.
La Boca is a working class district of Buenos Aires. It is a popular neighborhood for tourists with its colorful houses and the Caminito street, where tango artists perform and tango-related memorabilia is sold. Other attractions include the La Ribera theatre, many tango clubs and Italian taverns.
San Carlos de Bariloche is a city on the foothills of the Andes known for its Swiss-like atmosphere and its chocolate shops. The city with its surrounding mountains and lakes is famous for skiing but is also a great destination for sight-seeing, water sports, trekking and climbing. Many travelers combine a visit to Bariloche with touring through the Andean Lakes area and in particular along the Road of the Seven Lakes.
Perito Moreno Glacier
The Perito Moreno Glacier is an enormous glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in Argentina due to its size and accessibility. It is less than two hours by bus from El Calafate while viewing platforms and trails make the visit and the observation easy and pleasant. Boat tours are also a popular way of seeing the Perito Moreno Glacier and many other glaciers and places in the National Park Los Glaciares.
One of the great tourist destinations of the world, Iguaçu Falls is situated on the border between Brazil and Argentina. Most visitors reach the falls from the Argentine side through the city of Puerto Iguazú. A train brings visitors directly to the entrance of Devil’s Throat, which at a height of 82 meter (269 ft) is the most impressive of the 275 falls that make up the Iguazu Falls.
Useful Tips: Initial greetings are formal and follow a set protocol of greeting the eldest or most important person first. Maintaining eye contact indicates interest. If invited to dinner at an Argentine's home bring a small gift for the hostess. Since taxes on imported spirits are extremely high, a bottle of imported spirits is always well received. Arrive 30 to 45 minutes later when invited for a dinner party, arriving on time is not the norm.
Credit Cards: The most widely accepted credit cards are Visa and MasterCard, though American Express and a few others are also valid in many establishments. Some businesses add a recargo (surcharge) of 5% to 10% toward credit-card purchases. If you use a credit card to pay for restaurant bills, be aware that tips can't usually be added to the bill. Some lower-end hotels and private tour companies will not accept credit cards.
05DAYS 04NIGHTS - BUENOS AIRES - EL CALAFATE TOUR
DAY 1: BUENOS AIRES (City Tour dan Dinner Show Tango) (L / D)
Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, meet and greet at the airport with our representative. Transfer to the city center and proceed with city tour visiting Plaza de Mayo (May Square), There we’ll visit the Pink House, our Presidential Palace, the Cabildo, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Next we travel to San Telmo and Plaza Dorrego. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant during tour. In the evening, we will enjoy an exclusive dinner and tango show in Café los Angelitos where you will be able to see a top-quality show, with professional tango singers and dancers together with an excellent cuisine in one of the most exclusive atmospheres of Buenos Aires’ nightlife. Overnight.
DAY 2: BUENOS AIRES / EL CALAFATE (B / L / D)
Private transfer from the hotel to the airport in order to take the flight that will take you to El Calafate. Arrival at El Calafate. We will visit the Perito Moreno Glacier located in Los Glaciares National Park. We will go along the walkways admiring different perspectives of the Glacier. Then we will enjoy a navigation to the front wall of the glacier. Reaching the Icebergs Channel, the boat will stop at a safe distance from the glacier to reach a spectacular view of the high wall of ice. Duration of the tour: 6 hours.
Box lunch included.
Dinner at the hotel included.
Overnight at the selected hotel.
DAY 3: EL CALAFATE (Navigasi semua Gletser) (B/L/D)
We will enjoy a navigation among glaciers. We will leave from Punta Bandera Port to sail along the northern branch of Argentinean Lake among adrift icebergs towards the front of Upsala Glacier. This glacier is one of the largest of the area. Then, we will navigate to Spegazzini Glacier, which is the highest and one of the most beautiful hanging glaciers in this area. At the end of the day, we will go back El Calafate. Duration of the tour: 9 hours.
Dinner at the hotel included.
Overnight at the selected hotel.
DAY 4: EL CALAFATE / BUENOS AIRES (FD Tigre & Delta) (B/L/D)
Private transfer from the hotel to the airport in order to take the flight that will take you to Buenos Aires. Arrival at Buenos Aires, proceed with tour to Tigre in Delta. Upon arrival, we will navigate on the typical motorboat and sail along the Delta, among beautiful green islands, leafy vegetation and characteristic fauna. We will arrive at Gato Blanco Restaurant located in one islands of the Parana River’s Delta. We will have lunch at the restaurant. And after lunch, we will navigate back to the pier.Duration of the tour: 7 hours. Lunch included. Pick up at the hotel and transfer to a Chinese restaurant in order to have dinner. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the selected hotel.
DAY 5: BUENOS AIRES (B)
Private transfer from the hotel to the airport in order to take the flight that will take you back home.
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