Argentina

Argentina

Country profile

From Tango in the streets of Buenos Aires and the gauchos of Salta to the wind-swept landscape of Patagonia and the breathtaking Iguassa Falls, Argentina has huge character. Take in the steakhouses and sidewalk cafés of Buenos Aires before heading inland to discover all that this South American gem has to offer.

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KEY INFORMATION
Capital: Buenos Aires
Visa requirements: No visa required for stays of up to 90 days
Time zone: GMT – 3
Language: Spanish
Currency: Argentine peso
Population: 44.27 million
Electricity: 220V & 50Hz

Tipping policy: Tip around ten per cent in restaurants for good service and a few pesos to hotel porters  

AIRPORTS AND FLYING TIME FROM THE UK 

Direct flights to Buenos Aires (average flight time: 13h): London Gatwick, London Heathrow

TOP FIVE ATTRACTIONS
La Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires
Iguazu National Park
Los Glaciares National Park
Perito Moreno Glacier
Quebrada de Humahuaca, a mountain valley with multi-hued rock formations

MAJOR EVENTS
Carnival in the City, February
International Tango Festival and World Cup, August
Art Basel Cities in Buenos Aires
Ciudad Emergente Festival or new and alternative music, dance, theatre and arts, September
Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival, November


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