Argentina also offers a variety of typical sweets and desserts. Don’t leave the country if you haven’t tried:
✓Dulce de leche (milk jelly)
✓Small artisan cakes and jams
✓Alfajores from Córdoba and Mar del Plata. The alfajores are biscuits filled with dulce de leche and covered with vanilla or chocolate
✓Churros, pasta frola, budin de pan, pastelitos dulces
Come join us and visit Argentina.
The Buenos Aires Secrets Tour has been endorsed by the Governments of Argentina and of France.
In the process of being declared of Cultural Interest by the City of Buenos Aires and the Nation of Argentina.
Average Temperatures in Buenos Aires
Remember the seasons are the opposite in the southern hemisphere!! In the summer the average temperature in Buenos Aires is 77F and in winter it’s 50F.
Important Airport and Customs information
All international flights to Argentina arrive at the Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Ezeiza), situated 35 km (23 miles) away from downtown Buenos Aires.
You must pay a tax when leaving the country. Plan for it.
The airport will give you back the money charged as Value Added Tax if you have bought national products spending more than $ 70.- in shops which are members of “Global Refund” system. Make sure to ask the shops if they are members of “Global Refund” and request to fill out the forms. You can type your passport number later at the hotel.
Prohibited Imports: Animals and birds from Africa or Asia (except Japan) without prior authorization, parrots and fresh foodstuffs, particularly meat, dairy products and fruit. Explosives, inflammable items, narcotics and pornographic material are also forbidden.
Travel Guide to Argentina
As of January 2009, a visa is not needed for all tourists with U.S. passports entering Argentina. It is advisable to make sure of the legal requirements for other nationalities to enter Argentina. Travelers will need a valid passport prior to the departure.
Travel Insurance, Health & Medical Matters
No certificate of vaccines is required when entering the country. You may consider getting insurance coverage based on your personal situation.
Argentina currency is called Peso. We suggest you bring a combination of cash (some $1’s, $5’s and $20’s) and credit cards for your trip. US dollars in cash form are accepted at many places (and you will get you change in local currency at very convenient exchange rates) while travelers’ checks must be converted into Pesos first.
Although dollars are generally accepted, you can change money in Banks and Authorized Exchange Offices. The credit cards which are generally accepted are American Express, VISA, Diners and Master Card. You may have some trouble to exchange traveler checks out of big cities. The exchange rates information will be available at the airport.
Banks and Exchange Offices: from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m.
We suggest you bring comfortable, casual clothing, swimsuit, and two pairs of good walking shoes for the trip. A raincoat, an umbrella and a light jacket are useful for traveling in all seasons. Check websites or newspaper for weather conditions before you go, and pack accordingly.
220 volts AC, 50Hz. Plug fittings in older buildings are of the two-pin round type, but some new buildings use the three-pin flat type. Please bring you own voltage converter and adapter.
Please keep an eye on your valuables at all time. Watch out for pickpockets while sightseeing in Buenos Aires city.
Bring name and phone number of an emergency contact.
Shops: in big cities, from 09:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m. , though in the provinces shops close at midday. On Saturdays, the timetable goes from 09:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.
Cafés, cafeterias and pizza-shops are open almost always except from 2.00 a.m. to 6.00 a.m. Some are open 24 hours.
Buenos Aires is the only Argentine city with an underground train service, known as the Subte (website: www.subte.com.ar). The Subte has five lines and is generally clean, safe, fast and efficient. Subtepass tickets can be purchased at station entrances in denominations of one, two, five, 10 and 30 journeys. Colectivos (local buses) operate on main thoroughfares in all large towns and cities. Taxis are readily available and can be hailed from the side of the road but it is advisable to use recommended remises or private hire cars.