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UPDATE Reciprocity Fee Pre-payment- starting Jan7,2013 at ALL Entries

http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesibleingles/?noticia=1632 (so far, in Spanish only)

AS OF JANUARY 7, 2013 pre-paid on-line reciprocity fees before departure and arrival will be payable for all entries into Argentina for Americans, Australian or Canadians, whether by land , sea, or flight. :(

Pre-payment has already started, no problems reported so far, it just does not become obligatory until 28 DECEMEBER 2012 for flights to Aeroparque or for Ezeiza International Airport, BA. As of Right now ,…

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Argentina Reciprocity Fee

There are a number of Posts on this subject but I have not come across one yet that fits my situation. In 2012 I visited South America and I arrived in Santiago Airport and Paid $160 Visa reciprocity Fee - the fee was good for Chile and Argentina at the time. I have a sticker in passport from Chile but not from Argentina. Since Chile no longer requires the Reciprocity fee - Will Argentina still honor the my sticker and the fee I paid in 2012 or will I have to apply for a new reciprocity visa…

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tobacco shisha in argentina

i will fly to argentina in 3.11
i take with me nargila[shisha\hookah ] kind of pipe and i want to take tobacco. samone know how much tobacco i can take?

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Boca Vs Tigre - tickets

I've an ex colleague in BsAs when Boca are playing Tigre and is wondering how he can get a ticket for him and his wife without going to the rip off tour companies charging US$100 which he can't afford to pay even if he wanted to.
Many years ago i'd go to the stadium a few days before and buy on public sale. I seem to recall some friends telling me that they changed it to members only and no public sale. So if one is stuck with a tour company nowadays any clues as to the cheaper ones? The guy…

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El Chalten hiking shoes

We will be in El Chalten in mid November. I need to come up with new hiking boots, and am having trouble finding some to fit. I have a pair of Merrill hiking shoes that are like sneakers, and waterproof. Will this be sufficient for the trails in this area? I'm not so concerned about ankle support, but wondering if the trails are muddy and wet, and puddles would go over the tops of the shoes. we are looking at easy day hikes such as Cerre Torre and Laguna Capri vista. thanks.

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Budget Stuff

From the looks of these posts, it seems that a couple can do Argentina now on $100 per day ...
I understand that BA is more exp and the north is cheaper so thats a given.
$30 - $40 apprx or so for a private dbl
$40 apprx for food for 2 persons (lunch and dinner)
Transport and Misc apprx $20 - $30
$100 Total Apprx taking into acct changing dollars at the favorable Blue Rate
Is this an accurate assumption or am I being too optimistic?

Thanks!

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Brazil + Argentina in 3 weeks?

Hello everyone,

We are four friends wanting to spend three weeks in South America. Half of us have our heart set on Argentina, but the other two want to go to Brazil so we're wondering if it's possible to do both: start in Rio for example and go south to the Iguazu falls, Rio and Valdes for example (not necessarily in that order).

Has anyone done this before? Do you advise to travel by bus or plane? In what order should we plan our trip?

Thanks in advance for any tips,
Jo

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Exchange money, what am i doing wrong?

Hi, i have finally arrived in Buenos Aires today. I asked my hotel receptionist to indicate a trusted money dealer, and he pointed me to a zone near Aguero subte station. I also went to zflorida street and it looks like the best deal i could get was 17.10 vs Euro. Dolarblue.net reports 18.62 today so i was hoping to find something around 17.75-18.00 but nothing even closer. Is it ok or my approach is wrong?
Thanks

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El Calafate to Torres del Paine

It has long been a dream of mine (over 40 years) to hike Torres del Paine.

Your help would be appreciated. There are four of us from the US planning on hiking the TdP “O” circuit early next year. Here are our current plans:

Leave the US on Jan 25 and arrive in El Calafate on Jan 26.

Stay in El Calafate two nights (one day to allow for travel delays/luggage problems)

On Jan 28 (Wednesday) travel from El Calafate to TdP and hike to Campamento Serón.

Hike the “O” circuit until coming out…

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Mendoza solo trekking, help please

Hi guys!! i will be spending few days in Mendoza.
Can anyone suggest me some any short trek (2-3days) I can do solo (with my tent)?
Thanks a lot!!!