My husband and I are visiting Mendoza at the end of March and will have two full days in the area. We are planning to stay at the Hyatt in Mendoza city (free with points), and we are going to do an Andes hike on one day with Discover the Andes Expeditions. The other day, we would like to spend visiting wineries.
Any suggestions for region to focus on - Maipu vs. Lujan de Cuyo vs. Uco Valley? It looks to me like Uco Valley has some really interesting spots with awesome views, but I'm not…
I am planning to use Manuel Tienda Leon to get into town when I arrive in Buenos Aires; does anyone know if we can pay with a credit card and if we need reservation for that?
I will be bringing USD with me but only changing them in town so I wanted to make sure I can pay for the shuttle by credit card.
Also, where is the best place to exchange money? From a bank, an exchange booth or straight up from the ATM?
Me and my girlfriend are in BA at the moment and will fly to Ushuaia on Feb 9th. All the accomodation in Ushuaia seems to be very expensive. We are considering buying a tent, but this too seems expensive (2700 pesos, with sleeping mats, excluding cooking gear). What I am wondering is how likely we are to retrieve our outlay. We will do most national parks in Argentina and Chile on our way up, so bringing our own gear will mean a costsaving.
If not, we would probably rather rent…
I have two weeks and want to go to Peninsula Valdes, Mt Fitz Roy, Moreno Glacier and Torres del Paine. I know that's a lot to squeeze in but I'll be on my own so want to keep busy providing I have time to do the basics, make my connections and not get too stressed out. If I really can't do it Peninsula Valdes may have to be omitted but I note I'm there when it's just possible to see orcas!
The (optimistic) itinerary would be (starting Fri 25th March)...
1 - arrive at Buenos Aires…
Thought I'd post about this as I struggled to find useful information when I was looking. Hope it proves useful to people.
If all goes well, this route is faster than going via Rio Gallegas. Some information seems to suggest Route 40 is difficult or longer, or via RG is the only option - this is not the case in the summer (I think it is in the winter). In theory it should take 19-20 hours (from El Chalten, add 3-4 for El Calafate). Route 40 is also much more scenic than going via RG.
My bag was padlocked. Just came through on the Iguazu to Buenos Aires bus overnight on one of the flash double decker buses (full service,etc) and I got on at Posadas at 7pm. We had the Gendarmeria search the bus three times during the night. Somewhere between 7pm and 3-4am someone had the opportunity to go through my bag thoroughly and take an old camera and watch and my backup hard drive - oh yes, and a bag of peanuts I discovered later... the nut muncher did it. Early hours I had to open…
I just started planning a trip to go to the Argentinean Patagonia for 10 days in January 2017. I know that 10 days is not enough time by any means to explore such vast region, so I am hoping to pinpoint some specific locations by asking fellow Patagonia travelers what are the places they most loved and why. If you haven't visited, but have a place you have always wanted to go within the region, also let me know. Couple of sentences will suffice.
A little about us: We are a couple in our mid…
My credit card has just been blocked by my bank because of fraud. I will not be able to hire a car in El Calafate. Please can anyone advise how to do the Classic hikes around El Chalten without a car? Many thanks
I'm in the planning stages of a two month (April - May) language school and touring visit to Argentina. I shall be getting around the northern half of the country by bus. Websites Platforma 10 and omnilineas are fine, but I am having difficulty with one section of my trip.
I want to travel from Salta to Talampaya, stay 2-3 nights (I have a provisional reservation at the Canon de Talampaya hotel, but most of my trip is much more budget, so any alternative recommendations welcome) then on to…
I have spent a lot of time on the internet trying to find schedules and times to get from Torres del Paine to El Chalten without much success, though I am not the sharpest pencil in the box. I would like to go direct verus having to double back to Puerto Natales. Does anyone have any words of wisdom?