A valid passport is required. It must not expire during the course of your trip; if so you must renew your passport prior to your trip. If you are not a United States citizen please check with the Argentinean consulate and your own country’s consulate to verify what documents are required of you. We recommend bringing several photocopies of your passport (not notarized) to carry with you.
Vaccinations are not required, however any health related questions should be addressed with your personal health care provider. Be sure to bring with you a medical history if you have any health condition that would require special attention in the event of illness or accident. Public hospitals, available for all tourists and are open for emergencies 24 hours.
Standard current is 220volts, 50Hz. Sockets have either European style two cylindrical holes or Australian style two slanted holes. Purchase a converter prior to leaving home if you believe you will need one.
Buenos Aires is a safe city, however just as in any city be cautious and aware of your surroundings. For example, do not leave handbags hanging on the chair back in public places, do not walk along dark streets at night, do not leave your bags or personal items unattended.
Iguazu Falls tours are very safe, however one must take care to follow the directives of the tour guides and observe all warning sign, safety ropes, etc.
Spring (September 21 to December 20)
Summer (December 21-March 20)
Autumn (March 21 to June 20)
Winter (June 21 to September 20)
The weather is quite pleasant year round. Rain is most frequent in autumn and spring. Summer is warm (perhaps a low of 60F to a high of 85F) and can be humid. Winter temperatures typically average from a low of 41F to high of 66F.
The Argentinean Peso (ARS) is the official national currency. The $ symbol represents an amount in pesos, and if an item is posted in U.S. Dollars it may appear as u$s or us$. It is rare however to see prices posted in other than Argentinean Pesos. ATM’s are available in most cities and that is probably your best bet for obtaining funds. We recommend that you exchange your currency upon arrival in Argentina for a slightly better rate than in your home country.
At a typical restaurant approximately a 10% gratuity is appreciated. It is not necessary to tip a taxi driver, just round up to the nearest peso if you’d like.