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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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Hotel for Buenos Aires layover

My brother and I are headed for an Antarctica cruise in January. This is a bucket list trip for us, so we are not being incredibly cheap, but it is also not "the sky is the limit" on budget.

We will be flying from Los Angeles to BA and then on to Ushuaia. In the interest of comfort & sanity, we want to spend a night in BA, coming & going. So, I am looking for hotel ideas.

Ideally, it would be a fairly upscale hotel. I am guessing that a hotel that caters to business people might work…

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bus 8 eze airport to downtown BA

Does anyone know if route 8 from EZE airport to downtown BA runs 24 hours ? Also what is the cost of the trip ?

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Itinerary (5 weeks backpacking)

I am planning on going to Argentina/Chile this coming Jan/Feb with a focus on Patagonia. I am having difficulties solidifying my itinerary and wanted to get input on a couple things. I appreciate any insight! Background: solo, m, early 20s, USA.

Fly into BA - spend 4 or so days in the city

Fly to EITHER Ushuaia or Calafate - can't decide if Ushuaia and Tierra Del Fuego is worth the time and 20 hour bus ride up to Puerto Natales - thoughts?

TDP full circuit - budget 10 days

Calafate for the…

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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