Argentina: Trip Preparation & Destination Information

Argentina: Trip Preparation & Destination Information

About Argentina


From stunning mountain vistas to sprawling wine country, Argentina truly has activities for all types of travelers. This South American destination is a paradise for all things culture, food and nature. Grab your hiking boots and prep your taste buds, Argentina has it all!


Capital City: Buenos Aires

Population: 45.40 million (2020)

Currency: Argentine Peso (ARG$)

Time Zone: Argentina Time- ART (UTC/GMT -3)

Emergency Number: 911

Outlet: C/I

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Speak the Language

Language: Spanish is the official language of Argentina.


  • Hello - ¡Hola! (O-la)
  • Goodbye - ¡Adios! (AH-dee-ohs)
  • Thank you - Gracias (GRA-see-as)
  • Do you speak English? - ¿Habla inglés? (Ab-la in-GLAYS)
  • I (don’t) understand - Yo (no) entiendo (yo no en-tee-EN-doh)
  • How are you? - ¿Cómo está? (KOH-moh eh-STAH)
  • I’m fine, thank you - Bien, gracias (bee-EN, GRA-see-as)
  • What’s your name? -  Cómo te llamas? ((KOH-moh te ya-mas?))
  • My name is… - Me llamo… (May ya-moh… )
  • Where is... -  ¿Dónde está… (DON-day es-tah...)

- The bathroom - el baño (el BAH-nyo)

- An ATM - un cajero (un kah-HEH-roh)


Google Translate: Download the Google Translate app or click here 


Fun Facts

  • Both the hottest and the coldest temperatures ever recorded on the South American continent have occurred in Argentina.
  • In the Chubut province of Patagonia in southern Argentina, around 5,000 people speak Welsh. In 1865, a group of Welsh settlers crossed the Atlantic to settle in remote Patagonia. Today, some 50,000 Argentinian nationals can claim Welsh ancestry.
  • Perito Moreno Glacier is the third-largest freshwater source and also a glacier that is growing instead of shrinking.
  • The name Argentina comes from the Latin word for silver, argentum. When the original Spanish conquerors first met the Indigenous people in the region, they received silver objects as presents.
  • Argentina is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world.


Tipping Suggestions: Tips for Guides, drivers and restaurants are not included. Tips provide supplemental income, and, while not mandatory, are greatly appreciated. If the local teams have added to the experience, please reward them.

Guides USD $10-20 per person/per day
Drivers USD $5 per person/per day
Restaurants (full service)  USD $1-10% of total bill



Where can I find information on travel safety? Check out the US Department of State's website for the most up to date information on safety while traveling 


Is the water safe to drink? Tap water is drinkable in most urban areas. However, it is recommended to consume bottled water in the more remote regions of the area.


Do I need a Visa? For Visa information, click here. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after you return home and has two or more blank pages. Otherwise, some countries may not let you enter.


What about vaccines? For Vaccination information, click here.


Do you recommend travel insurance? While not required, we highly recommend all travelers get travel insurance for their trip to protect themselves from the unknown! Check out travel insurance options from our partner, or from a provider of your choice.


How much should I pack? As we will be using shared transfers and spaces throughout our tour we recommend all travelers pack as lightly as possible. Please review our luggage restrictions below.


What does public transportation look like? There are taxis in the major towns. The easiest way to get one is to ask your hotel or a restaurant to call one for you or go to the designated taxi stations. Uber is available in Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Mar del Plata.

Luggage Restrictions

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