One of the world's most wondrous cities, Buenos Aires is more European than Latin American. Open the phonebook and you'll find as many Italian surnames as Spanish ones. You'll also find many British, German, Jewish and Japanese names. Much like the United States, Argentina experienced waves of immigration at the turn of the century and after the Second World War.

It is a city that hardly sleeps, with restaurants routinely serving until 2 or 3 am. There are no obvious slums and, unlike many US cities, the “downtown” areas are not decaying. In fact, they are the heart of the city, home to the best hotels, shops and restaurants. You'll spend much of your time downtown.

Soccer is a national passion; but, thanks to the British, polo is also first rate.

The city has many fine museums and a world-reknowned opera house. Shopping for fine leathers and furs can be fun and rewarding.

You can begin and end your stay in Buenos Aires. But why not see the rest of Argentina? The second largest country in South America, it covers an area of over one million square miles. If you can imagine South America resembling a lamb chop, Argentina and Chile share the bone.

No matter where you travel, take some simple precautions in order to avoid health problems, crime and other mishaps. Following are a few suggestions:

To avoid suspicion when passing through customs, always carry prescription medications in their original containers. Be sure to bring a few extra days worth of medication in case your return home is delayed.

Research the health risks of the areas you plan to visit and allow yourself time to update or get vaccinations and immunizations as necessary. You should also check on the availability of medical care.

Try to avoid tap water, ice cubes, local dairy products and raw or uncooked foods if you are traveling in rural areas or cities in lesser developed nations. Drink bottled water.

Carry a small medical kit with basic emergency supplies, including stomach remedies, band-aids, gauze, antiseptic, and neosporin or something similar for insect bites. If you have any allergies (insect bites, foods, etc.) or health conditions that require a special medication, include it in your medical kit. Check on the accessibility of medical assistance before you leave home.

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  • South America Landscapes

    From $4,795.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: DiscoveriesBrochure Type: Latin America 2021Journey past snowcapped volcanoes, chardonnay vineyards and the pulsating cities of Buenos Aires and Rio-crossing the glacial waters of Todos Los Santos Lake and visiting "Little Switzerland" alo...

  • 18-to-Thirtysomethings: Journey from Bolivia to Brazil (SBLR)

    From $4,599.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, ChileTrip Style: Information Not availableService Level: Basic Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character Af...

  • Patagonia

    From $8,190.00 (USD)

    Explore the mysterious region of Patagonia as Tauck takes you through the southern Andes mountains, one of the most beautiful places on Earth… past stunning fjords, glaciers, turquoise lakes, jagged, dramatic mountains valleys populated by exo...

  • Classic: End of the Earth (SAPE)

    From $4,199.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, ChileTrip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.

  • 18-to-Thirtysomethings: Lima to Rio Adventure (SPMR)

    From $5,999.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, UruguayTrip Style: Information Not availableService Level: Basic Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location a...

  • National Geographic Journeys: Discover Patagonia (SAPNG)

    From $5,799.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, ChileTrip Style: Information Not availableService Level: Upgraded All the adventure you want, with a softer landing Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services Upgraded and private trans...

  • Classic South America - Summer 2021

    From $7,726.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Luxury GoldBrochure Type: Latin America Luxury Gold 2021A continent rich in natural wonders, historic cities and imposing monuments, you've made it to South America.

  • Essence of South America

    From $8,990.00 (USD)

    From the eastern coast of Brazil by way of Patagonia and the Andes, through some of South America's most breathtaking scenery to the western coast of Chile, explore the essence of each destination with unique travel experiences you wouldn't have acce...

  • Active: Argentina & Chile Multisport (SAHB)

    From $5,899.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, ChileTrip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the worldHungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.

  • Classic: The Scenic Route - Lima to Buenos Aires (SPLB)

    From $5,849.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, PeruTrip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultur...

  • South America Discovery

    From $3,273.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: CostsaverBrochure Type: America's CostSaver 2021Starting in the 'Cidade Maravilhosa', experience the sheer force of nature at Iguassu Falls before country hopping to Argentina for big steaks, fiery tango and a slice of gaucho living.

  • GLOBUS 2021: South America Getaway with Amazon & Santiago (SBY)

    From $4,679.00 (USD)

    Want to learn the scintillating samba-or the tantalizing tango? Sip sweet caipirinhas-or dry Argentine wines? Sunbathe on famous beaches-or soak in the beauty of neoclassical architecture?

  • 2021: Brazil, Argentina & Chile Unveiled with Peru (1105)

    From $3,399.00 (USD)

    On this South America tour, experience some of South America's most exciting cities, gorgeous natural wonders, and famous historic sites.

  • 2021: Ultimate South America with Arequipa & Colca Canyon (1206)

    From $4,209.00 (USD)

    Discover some of South America's greatest cities-Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Lima-and some of its most fascinating sites and spectacular scenery on this South America tour.

  • 2021: Buenos Aires Getaway with Iguassu Falls and Rio de Janeiro (ILBD)

    From $1,629.00 (USD)

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