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Argentina is located in South America, and is the 7th largest country in the world, measuring approximately 4000km from its sub tropical North to sub Antarctic South. The country boasts diverse landscapes, from Andean peaks, to the famous Pampas plains and a long coastline.

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Travel Agents, Tour Operators & Eco Accommodation in Argentina

Voga Travel Argentina
The Classic Argentinean Patagonia wildlife and glaciers tour is the signature Patagonia tour of Argentina and includes the very highlights of 'outdoor' Argentina. Highlights include Buenos Aires, Valdes, Ushuaia, Perito Moreno & El Chalten.

Lost World Adventures
Lost World Adventures specialises in independent and small group custom tours in Central and South America. Our trip consultants have first hand experience in the destinations we offer and can give insight into the regions within countries.

Amerika Venture
Ecotourism, documentary production, scientific & study travel, adventure group tours throughout the Americas. Experts in thematic group travel, adventure & ecotourism in Argentina and the rest of Latin America.

Andean Trails
Andean Trails organises relaxing and hassle free activity and adventure holidays in the Andes: Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Patagonia, Argentina, Chile, Guyana and Cuba. Group tours and tailor-made itineraries to suit all tastes and budgets.

Latin Trails
Latin Trails have over 22 years of travel experience in South America. They develop programs for local tour operators and helping communities grow through sustainable tourism.

Adventure Life Journeys
Rich local culture, landscapes & small group travel. Explore South & Central America and Antarctica through thoughtful itineraries designed to step lightly and give back to local communities.

A Closer Look Travel
Specializes in booking eco travel, community (real cultural connection) travel and volunteer travel. We have one of the largest databases (about 3,300) of worldwide sustainable travel opportunities in the US.

Explore Worldwide
Explore pioneers small, group adventure holidays around the world. Explore’s responsible tourism policy is the cornerstone of the company’s approach to tour operating.

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Travel with Respect

The 2001 peso crisis has left many Argentines bitter towards some authorities and institutions. While many shops will appreciate payment in US dollars or Euros and even offer you a better exchange rate than the banks, try to blend in elsewhere. Keep a supply of pesos on hand for those businesses that do not accept dollars.Traffic is nowhere near some Asian cities, but driving is still extremely competitive compared to North American cities or to the more sedate areas of Europe. Do not jaywalk if you do not feel comfortable, and always keep your eyes about you when crossing the street.Don't be offended if someone calls you a "boludo". Even though it's a swear word, to Argentines it means "pal", or "mate". Argentinean people curse a lot when they talk, so if they are talking to you don't pay attention to the cursing. If argentineans are mad, teasing you or making fun you, you will tell by the expression of their face or the tone of their voice. Try to stay out of trouble and just remember that many people in the big cities of Argentina are dangerous.Argentines are very engaging people who may ask very personal questions within minutes after first meeting someone. They will expect you to do the same. Failing to do so would signify lack of interest in the other person.Cheek kissing is very common in Argentina's big cities, among and between women and men. When two women, or opposite sexes first meet, it is not uncommon to kiss. Two men will first shake hands if they do not know each other, but will probably kiss when departing, especially if they have spoken for a while. Male friends cheek kiss every time when greeting, is like a sign of trust. Trying to shake hands when offered a kiss will be considered odd, but never rude.Try not to compare "dulce de leche" disfavourably with anything else in the world, likewise for argentinian meat; doing it will be considered somewhat insulting.Since Argentine's are extremely die-hard soccer fans, try to avoid wear soccer (atleast rival) jersey's, one bad turn on the wrong street can be dangerous.You can wear european soccer club jerseys with the argentinean players' name at the back(for example: Manchester United's jersey, with Tevez's name at the back). To be on the safe side dont wear one.

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Travel Safe

There is plenty of activity and foot traffic throughout the night. Nice areas have a very thorough police presence, perhaps one officer per 3 blocks, plus store security and auxiliary patrols. Public security in all major cities like Buenos Aires and Rosario is handled by the Federal Police and the National Gendarmerie or the Naval Prefecture, especially in the Puerto Madero area of Buenos Aires.As in any large city, certain particular neighborhoods in Buenos Aires and other cities are very dangerous, such as Mataderos, Villa Lugano, La Boca, San Telmo, Retiro, Montserrat, Barracas, Villa Riachuelo, Balvanera, Nueva Pompeya and Villa Soldati. There are also many shantytowns in Buenos Aires the most famous are in Retiro, Villa Lugano, La Boca and Villa Riachuelo. Ask trusted locals, such as hotel desk staff or police officers, for advice. Pay attention to your environment and trust your instincts. If an area seems questionable, leave.Many people in the street hand out small cards with horoscopes, lottery numbers, pictures of saints, or cute drawings on them. If you take the card, the person will ask for payment. You can simply return the card along with a no, gracias. Persistent panhandlers are usually not dangerous; a polite but firm no tengo nada ("I don't have anything") is usually enough.Most robberies are not violent, if it is just give the robbers everything, because they may be on drugs, drunk, have a knife or a gun; in most cases, if your wallet is stolen, you won't even notice until hours later. In the unlikely event that you are confronted by a mugger, simply hand over your valuables - they are replaceable. Watch out for pickpockets in the subway and on crowded city streets. Never hang your purse or bag from the back of your chair in a cafe or restaurant - stealthy theft from such bags is common. Keep your purse or backpack on the floor between your legs while you eat.Popular demonstrations are very common in Buenos Aires, and are best avoided by tourists as these demonstrations sometimes grow into violent confrontations with the police or National Gendarmerie, particularly as they approach the government buildings in the city center.There are rogue taxis operating in Buenos Aires whose drivers kidnap and rob tourists and locals alike. If you take a taxi, it's best to have your hotel or business phone for a radio taxi. If you must hail one on the street, look for one with the lighted gear on the roof and the designation "Radio Taxi" next to a phone number. Try to have small bills ready, as you may receive counterfeits if you pay in large denominations.It is recommended that you carry some ID with you, but not your original passport. A copy of it (easily provided by your own hotel) should be enough.

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