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.

Cruises

Tours

  • GLOBUS 2018: South American Odyssey with Easter Island (SGE2)

    From $6,289.00 (USD)

    Sample the unique cultures of South America on this thrilling vacation to Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, including stays in Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Santiago, and Easter Island.

  • GLOBUS 2018: South American Getaway (SB)

    From $2,989.00 (USD)

    On this South America vacation, discover two of the great cities-Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires-at a more leisurely pace.

  • 18-to-Thirtysomethings: Lima to Buenos Aires Adventure (SPMB)

    From $3,699.00 (USD)

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

  • GLOBUS 2018: Spirit of South America with Amazon & Nazca Lines (SAY2)

    From $6,569.00 (USD)

    Explore the beauty of South America during this exhilarating vacation to Brazil, Argentina, and Peru. Visit its cosmopolitan and lively cities as well as its ancient treasures and scenic highlights.

  • 2018: The Best of Brazil & Argentina (1000)

    From $1,649.00 (USD)

    On this tour, discover two of South America's greatest cities-Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires-with time in each city to explore and experience the varied restaurants, shops, and optional excursions.

  • 2018: Ultimate South America with Galapagos Cruise (1205)

    From $6,829.00 (USD)

    Discover some of South America's greatest cities-Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Lima, and Quito-and some of its most spectacular ruins and scenic areas on this South America tour.

  • 2018: Ultimate South America (1200)

    From $3,269.00 (USD)

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

  • Costsaver 2018: South America Discovery Summer 2018

    From $3,128.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: CostSaverBrochure Type: USA and Canada Costsaver 2018A trip across South America's most influential and intoxicating countries-the icons of Peru, Brazil and Argentina.

  • 18-to-Thirtysomethings: La Paz to Buenos Aires Adventure (SBLB)

    From $1,899.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, Bolivia, 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 Affordable...

  • Classic: End of the Earth (SAPE)

    From $3,999.00 (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.

  • GLOBUS 2018: Patagonia: Journey to the End of the World (SF)

    From $5,439.00 (USD)

    Explore the thrilling and unspoiled vastness of the Patagonia region on this journey to the end of the world.

  • GLOBUS 2018: South American Odyssey (SG)

    From $5,349.00 (USD)

    Sample the unique cultures of South America on this thrilling vacation to Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, including stays in Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Bariloche, and Santiago.

  • Antarctica

    From $11,999.00 (USD)

    Discover the magic and wonder of Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, and the 'White Continent' - Antarctica. Enjoy the 'Paris of South America,' Buenos Aires, before overnighting in Ushuaia.

  • GLOBUS 2018: South American Getaway with Santiago (SBE)

    From $3,609.00 (USD)

    Magnificent scenery, vibrant dances, cosmopolitan cuisine, friendly people, and awe-inspiring sights-all this and more await you on this wonderful vacation to South America!

  • 2018: Brazil, Argentina & Chile Unveiled with Peru (1105)

    From $3,419.00 (USD)

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

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Cruises

Tours


  • GLOBUS 2018: South American Getaway (SB)

    From $2,989.00 (USD)

    On this South America vacation, discover two of the great cities-Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires-at a more leisurely pace.


  • Active: Argentina Multisport (SAMS)

    From $4,399.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: ArgentinaTrip 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.

 
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