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All the airline companies
that fly to Argentina arrive at the international airport Minister Pistarini
(Ezeiza), located to 35 km of the city of Buenos Aires (Argentina), Federal
Capital. Remember that when leaving the country it will have to pay a rate
of U$S 30,50
LIKE TRAVELING WITHIN THE
|WHEN TO TRAVEL?
Consider that in the austral
hemisphere the stations are opposed to those of the boreal one. In general,
the summer, with smooth temperatures and long days, is the most favorable
station in the southern Patagonia and the andes.
In winter he is recommendable
to travel by the north and the northwest, because rains are less frequent
and the tropical temperatures descend some degrees. Autumn and spring are
magnificent in Buenos Aires,
Whose and precordilleranas areas of the Rioja and Catamarca.
Given the enormous dimensions
of the country, the airplane is the means of more apt transport in long
distances, being able to combine soon with terrestrial services. Acquire
in his country of origin "Visits Argentina", that allows to travel of economic
form by Argentina. The cabotage flights are covered by Argentine Airlines,
American Falcon and LADE.
The flights of cabotage (domestic)
and towards Uruguay leave from the Airfield for light aircrafts Jorge Newbery,
located to the north of the city next to the River of the Silver. The rate
of boarding in the cabotage flights is of $ 7,05. - and towards Uruguay
it is from U$S 16.50 to U$S 20,50.
The Argentine currency is
the weight ($), divided in 100 cents. The tickets in circulation are of
2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 pesos and the currencies are of 1 peso, 1, 5,
10, 25 and 50 cents.
From the devaluation produced
in January of 2002, the type of adopted change is the floating one. After
a strong one it raises of the currency in the first months, the rate remains
more or less stable around $ 3.00 by dollar (March 2006). Average of payment
Although the dollar generally
is accepted, the currency change in national currency is made in banks
and houses authorized.
The credit cards of more
frequent acceptance are American Express, VISA, Diners and Master Card.
It can have difficulties for the travelers check exchange outside Buenos
- Banks and houses of change:
of Monday through Friday, between 10,00 and 15,00 hours.
- Commercial Offices: generally,
from 09,00 to 12,00 and of 14,00 to 19,00 hours.
- Stores and businesses:
in the great cities, of 09,00 to 20,00 hours, although in the interior
usually they close at noon. Saturdays, the schedule is from 09,00 to 13.00.
Shoppings has a more extensive schedule, from 10,00 to 22,00 hs
- Coffees, confectioneries
and pizzerías: they are open almost always, with a parenthesis between
two and six of the dawn.
- Restaurants: the lunch
be served from the 12,00 and the supper from the 20.00. Many establishments
offer fast meals to all hour. Gratuities
It is custom to leave to
a 10% of the amount of the service in cafeterias and restaurants and to
give a gratuity to doormen, maleteros and ushers of spectacles.
|Return of the I.V.A.
In the airport it will be
able to recover the amount paid for the Tax to the Added Value, if it has
acquired national products by amounts superior to $ 70. - (by invoice)
in the commerce adhered to the system "Global Refund".
Formalities of entrance
Citizens of countries like
the United States, Canada, Spain and the United Kingdom do not need visa
to enter the Argentine Republic by a maximum of 90 days, nevertheless yes
demands passport to the day.
The citizens of countries
that limit with Argentina, such as Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay and
Brazil only need the identity card of each country to enter Argentina.
For the remaining countries
he recommends himself to consult by the visa in an embassy or Argentine
Extensions for the visa
Visas and Consulates When
entering the country a valid tourist card by 90 days will be given to him
to the visitor, which can be renewed after I finish more of this term by
90 days through the National Direction of Migrations or in the direction
Av. Antártida Argentina 1355, Capital Federal. Tel: 43170200.
|Traveling with minor
In Argentina one considers
all the greater people of 21 years, therefore all that minor to this age
of legal age that wishes to only enter the country or next to another person
who is not their legal tutor, it must present/display a written authorization
signed by the father, mother or tutor sighted by the Argentine consul of
the origin place. This can go including in he himself passport.
The visitors coming from
nonbordering countries exentos of all burden on trip effects and new articles
of a value nonsuperior to the additional U$S 300 and U$S 300 have left
if they were acquired in "free shops" qualified in national territory.
The telephones public work
with cards that acquire in kioscos and offices of the telephone companies
or with currencies of effective legal course.
Also they exist locutorios
of payment in cash (opened the 24 hours), that in their majority offers
service of Internet.
In order to call from the
foreigner the code of area from the locality is due to mark to the national
area code soon, that is the 54, to which it is desired to call. In national
calls it is necessary to put in front the 0 to the respective code. And
to call to the outside, from the country, one will be due to mark the 00,
the symbol of the country and the code of city.
|Remember the existence of
tariffs reduced of 22,00 to 08,00 hours.
Located in South America
and therefore in the South hemisphere of the planet, Argentina has an extension
of almost 3.8 million of km2., of which 2.8 belong approximately to the
continent - with a 54% of plains (prairies and savannahs), a 23% of plateaus
and another 23% of mountain ranges and mountains and the rest to the Antarctic
sector. Their 3,800 km in length extend from 22º to 55º of South
latitude. It limits with Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Chile with
a perimeter of borders of 9,376 km. The marine facade, on the Atlantic
Ocean, reaches 4,725 km.
The fundamental characteristic
of the Argentine relief is the enormous resistance which they offer the
immense Eastern plains and the impressive mountain range from the $andes
to the west, the one that has the highest summit of the Western Hemisphere:
the Aconcagua, of 6,959 ms.
In its route from Jujuy to
Land of the Fire, the mountain range exhibits the wonderful variety of
its landscape: from the plateaus of the northwest - desert, valleys, broken
and colorful hills to the region of the lakes, forests and glaciers of
To the north, the Chaco is
a forest area related to the rivers Bermejo, Salado and Pilcomayo.
Between the rivers Parana
and Uruguay, the Argentine Coast (provinces of Between Rivers, Currents
and Missions) is formed by lomadas low, lagoons and matting that indicate
the old layouts of these great rivers. In some sectors, in the middle of
the subtropical forest, ruptures take place that favor as spectacular phenomena
as the Cataracts of the Iguazú.
In center of Argentina, the
Pampan region is the most extensive and well-known plain. Of intense agricultural
and cattle operation, it includes the province of Buenos Aires, the northeast
of the province of Pampas and the south of Cordova and Santa Fe. Its landscape
is interrupted to the south by the small mountainous areas of Tandil and
the Window and to the west by the mountain ranges of Cordova.
Towards the south, from the
$andes to the sea, the sterile and pedregosas patagónicas plateaus
extend, whipped great part of the year by the wind. The Atlantic coast,
bordered by high cliffs, draws winding forms, like the Peninsula Valdés,
with its spectacular marine animal posts station.
Argentina has a great climatic
variety: humid tempering and, in the Pampan plain; humid cold and, in the
extreme west of the Patagonia; subtropical, in the North part of the warm
Mesopotamia and, in the Northwest.
From November to March, the
average temperature is of 23° C and June to September of 12° C.
The present population of
Argentina is of more than 36 million inhabitants, of who almost half resides
in the Federal Capital and the province of Buenos Aires. These numbers
indicate a density of 13 inhabitants by km2.
95% of the Argentineans are
of white race, descendants, mainly, of Italian and Spanish. With the arrival
of massive European immigration, the mestizo - he crosses between target
and Indian went away diluting little by little, today only supposes 4.5%
of the Argentine racial population. Pure the indigenous population - mapuches,
collas, tufas, matacos and chiriguanos- represent 0.5% of the inhabitants.
The official language of
the Argentine Republic is the Castilian (or Spanish). In Buenos Aires it
adopts forms of lunfardo, slang of the Buenosairean scope.
The official religion is
the Roman Apostolic Catholic, although total freedom of cult exists. They
practice, in addition, the Protestantism, the Judaism, the islamismo, orthodox
the Greek, the orthodox Russian and others.
The Argentine official currency
is the weight. There are bills of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 pesos and currencies
of 1 peso and 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents.
Constitution and government
23 provinces integrate the
national territory and the Federal Capital, call Independent City of Buenos
Aires. His government, according to the National Constitution, adopts the
representative, republican and federal form, dividing itself in three powers:
executive, legislative and judicial.
A President and a Vice-president
carry out the Executive authority, by the term of four years, being able
to be reelectos by a single consecutive period. Two cameras conform the
Legislative Power: the one of Senators, composed by three by each province
and three by the City of Buenos Aires and the one of Deputies, integrated
by representatives chosen of direct and proportional way to the number
of inhabitants of each district.
The President and Vice-president
of the Nation, as well as the Head of Government of the City of Buenos
Aires (Argentina), the governors of the provinces and the members of the
legislative bodies are chosen by secret and obligatory universal suffrage,
by the citizens of both sexes, greater of 18 years.
The Judicial Power is exerted
by the Supreme Court of Justice and other inferior courts.
Each province, in agreement
with the principles, declarations and guarantees of the National and low
Constitution the federal representative system, dictates its own constitution
that governs the government acts.
Two historical dates 25 of
May of 1810. The First Governing body Patrio was constituted. 9 of Julio
of 1816. The Independence of the United Provinces of the River of the Silver
The flag is made up of three
horizontal strips: a white with a sun and two external, blue power station
celestial. The national flower is the one of ceibo and the national stone,
the rodocrosita or "rose of the Inca".
The national holidays are
the following ones: - January 1° - New Year - March/April - Easter
- Good Friday - April 2 - Day of the Veteran and the Fallen ones in the
War of the Falklands - Mayo 1° - Day of the Work - Mayo 25 - Anniversary
of the First Patrio Government - June 20 - Day of the Nacional Flag - Julio
9 - Day of Nacional Independence - Agosto 17 - Anniversary of the death
of general Jose of San Martin - October 12 - Day of the Race - December
8 - Day of the Immaculate Conception - December 25 - Christmas
In Argentina the water is
potable, therefore to consume water would not have to mean no problem.
Have well-taken care of that S.A. to leave the big cities and to enter
depopulated areas more, for its security is better than it carries packaged
Like in other countries,
the health or cleaning of foods in Argentina will depend on the place in
where it consumes them. In general do not exist serious problems of hygiene,
despite the North zone of Argentina, in the limit with Bolivia, usually
present/display successive buds of rage, avoid to consume seafood and crude
vegetables in this area.
The Federal Police handles
itself on foot, to horse, in motorcycle or patrol crafts. It is located
them with uniforms blue dark, occasionally, when they direct the transit
take a distinguishing refractante orange. One is due to go to them before
In the zone of the port,
the Naval Prefecture is in charge of the security, is located them with
brown uniforms. They do not speak generally English but they will find
the way to help it.
In the areas of continental
border is the force of National Gendarmerie, with uniform green color olive.
Buenos Aires, is great metropolis
where it must pay certain attention to everything what it surrounds it,
as happens in the great cities of the world.
INFORMATION TO THE TOURIST
- Secretariat of Tourism
of the Nation, Tourist Information centers: Av. Santa Fe 883, (C1059ABC)
Buenos Aires, Tel. 4312-2232 or 0800-555-0016
- Airport the International
of Ezeiza and Airfield for light aircrafts Jorge Newbery. Power station
gives Information: Av. Santa Fe 883, between streets Suipacha and Esmeralda,
Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tel: 4312-2232.
- Tourist Information centers
of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina: Av. Pte. Quintana and J.M. Ortiz;
North Florida and Diagonal; Carlos Pellegrini 217; Dock 4 of Port Log;
Theater of the Shore (the Mouth); Terminal of Omnibus of Retiro and Shopping
of the Supply.
- Prevention in security
and attendance to the tourist: Police station of the Tourist: Av. Current
436, (C1043AAR) Buenos Aires. Tel. 4346-5748, 4328-2135 or 0800-999-5000,
email: to email@example.com
- Airport of Ezeiza (Argentina):
Peak International, Tel: 4480-0224/0227/0092. Of 8 to 20 hours.
- Airfield for light aircrafts:
Central sector, Tel: 4771-0104. Of 8 to 20 hours.
In each city of our country
it will find information centers tourist. Located generally in airports,
bus-stations or trains and in the Municipalities.