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Mount Torre (Fitz Roy) at sunrise. Los Glaciares National Pa

6 reasons to travel to Argentina

Argentina is like a piece of Europe in Latin America. It offers a thousand journeys wrapped into one and gives you the impression of crossing different countries as you go from north to south and east to west. You can be sure of finding the journey that suits you, your tastes, your expectations and your wishes.
  1. 1
    Watch the craziest football match
  2. 2
    Go to the end of the earth
  3. 3
    See the most amazing glaciers
  4. 4
    Go to the Iguazu Falls
  5. 5
    Discover the foodies' paradise
  6. 6
    Learn the tango in Buenos Aires
1. Watch the craziest football match
In the country of Maradona and Messi, football is like a religion. Watching a match in Argentina is a unique experience, particularly if its one of the biggest grudge matches in the world, between the two mythical teams, Boca Junior and River Plate in the wildest and most electrifying stadium on the planet, La Bombonera.
2. Go to the end of the earth
Right at the very tip, in the far south, at the end of a country and also of a continent, you can take in the atmosphere of Ushuaia and experience the incredible and unique feeling of being at the end of the earth.
3. See the most amazing glaciers
The Perito Moreno is without doubt the most amazing and most famous glacier on the planet. Come and touch it, see it live, watch it shatter into big blocks and hear it rumble. Put on your crampons and walk across it or just watch it quietly from the lake or from terra firma. An entrancing spectacle.
4. Go to the Iguazu Falls
In the north of the country, on the border with Brazil are the Iguazu Falls which are the most beautiful and impressive in the world. A natural spectacle that's not to be missed.
5. Discover the foodies' paradise
Argentina has the most delicious meat in the world. The animals are raised in the wide-open spaces of the pampas and Patagonia. Argentinian meat is famous for its tenderness and is the most succulent in the world, full stop, particularly when accompanied by a glass of wine from the Mendoza vineyards. Heaven comes to your table.
6. Learn the tango in Buenos Aires
Argentina is the land of the tango. In the streets of Buenos Aires, tourist sites like San Telmo and La Boca, in the most popular and most intimate milongas,couples devote themselves to this most sensual of dances. A trip to Argentina gives you the chance to learn a few steps from the best dance teachers.
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Why travel in Argentina

A trip to Argentina will please any nature lover as well as those of you who like a good rump steak.

You should go if...
  • You love fine food
  • You want to go to Ushuaïa, at the World's End
  • You want to go whale watching
  • You fancy being an Argentinian cowboy/girl in La Pampa
  • You've always wanted to tango
  • You're a footy fan and can't wait to see a match between Boca and River
  • You're split between heading to the warmth of the Iguaza Falls or the frosty Perito Moreno Glacier
You shouldn't go if...
  • You hate long journeys and distances
  • You're vegetarian
  • You have no desire to speak or learn Spanish
  • You're a city person; countryside bores you
  • You've only three weeks to spare

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When to go in Argentina?

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Argentina is a huge country, so the climate varies from region to region. To the northeast, the climate is sub-tropical, whilst the central region is humid and the south the coldest. The best time to visit the country is between March and April and October/November; it's best to avoid the glacial cold that can affect the south, the heatwaves that hit the north and the rainy season. The lovely Buenos Aires is best visited during the Argentinian Spring, which is during the European Autumn, as the weather is pleasant. If you're planning to hike in Patagonia, any time of year will do!
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Prepare your trip in Argentina
Are you planning to visit Argentina for the first time? Here's a summary of everything you need to know before you go.

What documents to travel with in Argentina?

As a UK citizen you don't need a visa to enter Argentina as a tourist unless you’re travelling on an Emergency Travel Document. On presentation of a valid British passport you will normally be granted a 90-day stay in the country. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required to travel in Argentina..

The Argentinian authorities have confirmed they will accept British passports extended by 12 months by British Embassies and Consulates under additional measures put in place in mid-2014.

Health advise

Although the public health system in Argentina is better than in neighbouring countries, private health insurance is advisable.

Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travel to some parts of the country.

Language

Spanish is the official language of Argentina. The Argentines have a slight accent, so it's easy for Spanish speakers to understand them.

Time difference

Argentina is 4 hours behind the UK. When it's midday in the UK it's 8 am in Argentina.

Phone and internet connection

The dialling code for Argentina is +54.

Phone and internet access is easy. There is Wi-Fi in most places and you can buy prepaid SIM cards cheaply.

Electricity

Electric sockets are of the type 'I' and type 'C' varieties, so take an adaptor. If you forgot to pack one, better buy one at the airport!

The Embassy of Argentina in London is at 65 Brook St, London W1K 4AH, Tel +44 20 7318 1300

The British Embassy in Argentina is at Dr Luis Agote 2412 (1425), Buenos Aires, Tel +54 11 4808-2200