Messages: 92,018 - Threads: 15,922
I've read quite a number of posts on various forums and blogs about Argentinian long distance buses. However there are conflicting reports for which I'd like clarification:
I'm going from BA to Mendoza. I'm planning - based on reviews - to go with Andesmar or CATA
I'm aware that, common service aside, there are in general three classes: Semi-cama, executive, and cama suite. A lot of people have distinguished between semi-cama and cama suite.
But I can't find much specifics about executive.
1) I'm aware of the benefits of Cama suite. But in regards to Executive: Are the seat length/width, extras and services fundamentally different from semi-cama?
2) I'm not an alcoholic but am curious: The free alcohol you get Cama suite - does this also apply to Executivo? And I'm assume don't come with semi-cama?
3) Do the meals vary considerably between the three service... more »
I know liability insurance is required (and included with the rental I'm looking at), but how much does other coverage, such as collision run? Thanks in advance.
We are vacationing in Argentina this summer. I'm trying to determine if we should bring US Dollars and exchange them in Buenos Aires, use the ATMs or credit cards. I've also read a lot about Blue Dollars, black market exchanges and buying Passos on Xoom.com.
This is all quite confusing and would appreciate first knowledge.
Negative recommandation about ASIS rent a car, Salta
ASIS rent a car, (located Buenos Aires 160, Salta capital) is mentioned in the Lonely Planet travelguide as an option if you want to rent a car in Salta. We rented a VW Gol for 5 days. Our opinion on ASIS is negative.
We received the vehicle with 2 tyres that were low on pressure. The tank was only 1/4 full. We left Salta and found out that the tyres lost more presure. The first tyre repair was done at Juyjuy, a short distance from Salta by asphalt road. The next day we learnt that the valve of one tyre had a leak. The valve could not be replaced in a roadside tyre workshop (gomeria).
We took out the spare tyre. No threading, visible steelwire netting and a big air bubble. Not usable. We continued and had to do sevaral more tyre repairs. Besides, the tuning of the engine was very poor, causing twice a problem with start... more »
We're renting a vehicle (2WD sedan) for our trip in August from BA to Iguazu via the Ibera wetlands. I understand the road from Colonia Pellegrini to Posadas/Iguazu is quite bad. What would be a feasible route to take from Pellegrini to Iguazu? Would it be possible to stick to Ruta 40 until getting on Ruta 14 again?
I am heading overland, Santiago to Buenos Aires in June. What should the weather be like in the Mendoza region? Frigid? Bearable?
I´m a Spanish 33 year-old lady and I will be taking 6 months off work do to some voluntary work. My options were either Brazil or Argentina, and finally chose the latter due to language reasons,as I don´t speak a word of Portuguese, and to the fact that I know more people in Arg.,which is nice for when I have some free time.
I´d like to join an environmental or conservation project, or bio-construction.
Also,ideally , I would like to be with young adults more or less my age. I am very open and love meeting new people, but if the volunteers are mostly recent graduates,we´d be in different stages of our lives or perhaps looking for different things on our free time.
Can anyone recommend any programme or organisation which more or less clicks with what I´m looking for? :)
Hi everyone :-) I know that the economic situation in Buenos Aires is bleak and that inflation is crazy. However, I really enjoy the city and have even contemplated moving here.
The problem is that my college degree (which I will complete soon) in Spanish Education doesn't mean much here. I would love to teach English (I lreally enoying teaching) but I don't know if I could make enough to survive on. Has anyone taught English here? Did you get certified, and did you make enough money to buy groceries and pay rent? I am aware that you oftentimes have to teach at several different places, but is it possible?
Does anyone else have other ideas for jobs? I've read about a few people that work online as copywriters and they get paid in dollars, so it's definitely in their advantage. I am pretty much up for anything and I am dedicated as well.
Thanks so much for the advice,
P.S... more »
I'm in BA and definitely want to head to Mendoza soon -- is there anywhere in between I would be impoverished for missing? My friend suggests some small towns outside Cordoba -- are any particularly good? She suggests La Cumbre, but it looks quite boring to me!
Thoughts? Is Cordoba City itself worth visiting?
I am looking to live abroad somewhere I can really improve my Spanish and to do that I want to choose somewhere with less tourism and where few people speak English. I also want it to be somewhere safe, so right now I have in mind Argentina and Uruguay. Thanks for any input.
I am a canadian citizen if that makes a difference.
Has anyone traveled to Salta/ What are your thoughts? A year ago I traveled to the salt flats in Bolivia, is the region similar?
How did you get to Salta?
What are your recommendations?
Having done a thorough search of sites and forums I've gathered much conflicting information about taxi costs form Ezeiza airport into Buenos Aires centre (specifically San Telmo area).
What should the cost be in ARG$?
Figures banded around sites are claiming as little as $120 and as much as $350
Also - got some pesos prior to us leaving, but they are all $100 bills, which I know can be a nightmare to give to taxi drivers. Any idea where I can break them down in the airport? Or do the taxis that go from the airports tend to have change?
Hello, I am looking for a reliable travel agent in Argentina and all help will be much appreciated!!
Welcome & Getting Started
Our Community Guidelines and Community FAQs will help you get started.
Businesses and commercial interests please note, this is a strictly no advertising community. Our members do not tolerate solicitation or guerilla marketing, and accounts are for travellers only.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with feedback or questions.
Find us on Facebook & Twitter
Follow us on Twitter @lonelyplanet for the best in travel tips and inspiration.
If you’re on Twitter, tag your travel related tips with #lp and we’ll share the best of them with our community of followers.
Check out all our reviewed and recommended accommodation and book online.