Argentina FAQ

We have answered the most common Argentina FAQ below. However, if you have any other questions, please feel free to call us at 1-888-268-9753 or email us at

When is the best time to travel to Argentina?

The best time to travel to Buenos Aires is in spring (September to November) and fall (March to May), as the summer can be hot and humid. Iguazu Falls has a tropical climate and can be visited year-round. For Bariloche and the Lake District, Mendoza, and Cordoba, the best time is the fall, when temperatures are more comfortable and these destinations are less crowded. For Patagonia, the best time is October to March, when the weather is warmer, and more tourist attractions can be visited. For skiing, the season runs from June to October.

What are the best places to visit in Argentina?

The best places to visit in Argentina are Bariloche & the Lake District, Buenos Aires, El Calafate & Los Glaciares National Park, Iguazu Falls, Mendoza, Puerto Madryn, Salta & the Northwest, and Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego. For more information on this topic, you can read our blog post.

What is the time zone in Argentina?

The time zone is UTC-3 called Argentina time. There are no daylight savings time changes. Eastern Standard Time in the US, for example, is either UTC-5 or UTC-4, depending upon daylight savings time.

How long is the flight from Miami to Buenos Aires?

The flight from Miami to Buenos Aires takes 9 hours.

What are the flight times from Buenos Aires to other parts of the country?


How do I plan a trip to Argentina?

The best way to plan a trip to Argentina is to tell us what trip you want, when you want to travel, the number of passengers, and where you want to depart from. For an existing trip, you can either call us or complete the “Get Pricing Now” form on the itinerary page. If you want a personalized tour, you can either call us, email us, or complete the “Contact Us” form on our website.

Do you have flexible departure dates?

Yes. Our clients choose their own departure dates, unless there is a cruise involved. In that case, we defer to the departure date of the ship.

Are meals included?

All meals are listed on each itinerary as (B,L,D Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner). Breakfast is included daily. The other meals are either included or not, depending upon the itinerary.

Is airfare included?

We do not include airfare in the cost of our tours. We do, however, quote it for you and you can purchase it through us if you like. The cost of our airfare is usually the same or lower than what you can purchase yourself.

What are the passport/visa requirements for American and other citizens traveling to Argentina?

U.S., Australian, Canadian, and EU citizens require a valid passport (for the duration of your visit) and return ticket for stays of up to 90 days. Australian and Canadian citizens are required to pay a reciprocity fee of $100 and $75 respectively (subject to change without notice due to currency fluctuations or other reasons) online and must show proof of payment prior to arrival. The reciprocity fee for U.S. citizens has been suspended until further notice. For citizens of Australia, this fee covers unlimited entries to Argentina for 10 years, while citizens of Canada are charged the fee every time they enter the country (or $150 for multiple visits within five years). The fee can be paid online at ( You will need to register in order to make the payment. Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the embassy of Argentina in their country before traveling.

What vaccinations are required for travel to Argentina?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website provides recommended and/or required vaccinations for each country. For Argentina, it recommends that you should be up-to-date with routine vaccines such as measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and that you get your yearly flu shot. It also recommends that you get vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid, and Hepatitis B, depending upon your travel plans. Since rabies can be found in bats and other mammals in Argentina, rabies vaccine is recommended if you will be involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put you at risk for animal bites, such as adventure travel and caving. It recommends yellow fever vaccination if you are traveling to the northern and northeastern forested areas of Argentina bordering Paraguay and Brazil, and for travelers visiting Iguazu Falls. You should see a health-care provider at least 4-6 weeks before your trip to allow time for your vaccines to take effect.

Do you recommend Travel Insurance?

Yes, we recommend travel insurance and strongly believe that you should be protected in the event that something unforeseen happens either before or during your trip. We work with Allianz Travel Insurance, AIG (Travel Guard Travel Insurance), and Travelex Insurance Services. **A Travelex plan can provide coverage for trip cancellation if you or a traveling companion test positive for coronavirus and must physically quarantine as a result, as certified by a physician.

Can I use my cell phone?

You will need to check with your cell phone carrier prior to traveling, since every carrier is different.

What are the standard wall currents and electrical socket shapes in Argentina?

Voltage: 220 V; Frequency: 50 HZ; Plugs: Type C (European 2-pin), and Type I (two flat oblique blades that form an inverted V and a grounding blade). Travelers will require a voltage converter for 110-volt devices and plug adapters.

When is Independence Day celebrated in Argentina?

Independence Day is celebrated on July 9.

What is the main language?

The main language in Argentina is Spanish.

What is the main religion?

The main religion in Argentina is Catholicism.

What are the flight times from Buenos Aires to other parts of the country?

From To Travel Time
Buenos Aires (AEP) Iguazu (IGR) 1 Hour 50 Minutes
  Salta (SLA) 2 Hours
  Cordoba (COR) 1 Hour 23 Minutes
  Mendoza (MDZ) 1 Hour 50 Minutes
  Puerto Madryn (PMY) 1 Hour 50 Minutes
  Bariloche (BRC) 2 Hours 20 Minutes
  El Calafate (FTE) 3 Hours 20 Minutes
  Ushuaia (USH) 3 Hours 35 Minutes

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