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  • What is the currency in Argentina?
    The official currency of Argentina is the Argentine Peso ($), however, it's common to use US dollars when travelling in the country or credit cards. Taxis and some stores and restaurants do not accept cards so always have some cash on you.
  • How big is Argentina? Can I visit Patagonia?
    Argentina is massive. It’s the 8th largest country in the world in size and the 8th world wine capital. That’s a lot of ground to cover, quite literally speaking. The biggest mistake travelers make is underestimating the distance and time they need to see things. Once a woman asked about the possibility of a day trip to Patagonia. Impossible. And while some things are possible, like a day trip to Iguazu Falls, it’s not recommendable. It’s a 2-hour flight each way! Yet, people still attempt it all the time.
  • Do I have to pay taxes on the room?
    Tourists Don’t Pay Taxes on accommodation. The Argentine VAT (Value Added Tax) is very high at 21% so this is a huge savings. You only pay with a foreign credit card and show your passport. This covers the room rate for all types of lodging and includes breakfast if included in the rate. Any other fees are paid apart and are taxed.
  • How do I schedule a wine tasting?
    The easiest way to schedule the tours is by emailing the wineries in advance. Most wineries have a set schedule for their tours, and you can piece these together as your schedule allows. 10 Tips to Make the Most of Mendoza Wineries 1. Make reservations for all wineries and restaurants at least 7 day in advance.
 2. Plan on visiting only three wineries per day – having lunch in one of them!
 3. Plan your trip by region – Maipu, Lujan de Cuyo or Uco Valley.
 4. Tours generally last 60-90 minutes.
 5. Most wineries are closed on Monday as well as holidays.
 6. Use a recommended tour agency-they make planning effortless.
 7. Ask us for independent, safe and reliable driver (often called a remis), so that you can safely savor the wines, and take in the magnificent views.
 8. Take advantage of the unique opportunity to meet the winery owners and winemakers themselves at the wineries and ask them as many questions as you like. They enjoy sharing their story!

  • What are the different seasons like?
    Argentina's seasons are “reversed” for people living in the orthern hemisphere. Argentina lies south of the equator in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons there are reversed. Winter is June through September. Spring is September through November. Argentina's hot summer runs from December to February (summer) and has perfect beach weather averaging at about 70℉ (31.1℃) and if you're most interested in visiting the beaches, it's recommended that you go in this season. The country is vast with lots of variation. Argentina is more than 4 times bigger than Texas and is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. The northern regions are warmest with a subtropical climate. Mid-eastern Argentina has a humid temperate climate, most of the western region has an arid climate, and the southern regions have a cold oceanic climate. The Andes’ desert climate gets frigid at night, so snowfall sticks around for years.
  • What is the official language in Argentina?
    Brush up on your Spanish before you go. As the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, Argentina’s it’s highly recommended that you familiarize yourself with the official language before you arrive. Learn basic communication phrases, emergency questions, and key transportation and directional words to make your visit less communication-challenged. There are plenty of English-speaking locals in the cities, but you’ll gain access cheaper food, hotels, and activities if you can wheel and deal with Spanish-speaking locals outside of the main “tourist traps.”
  • Do I need travel insurance?
    You’ll need travel insurance to go. Argentina requires non-residents to have proof of travel insurance to visit. This rule was put into place in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Argentina offers universal healthcare, so they require visitors to prove that they’re insured for any medical care they may need while visiting. To enter Argentina, travelers are required to present evidence of medical travel insurance that includes hospitalization, quarantine, and transportation coverage of COVID-19. This applies to both vaccinated and non-vaccinated travelers. You’ll need to electronically submit your travel insurance proof within 48 hours before you arrive.
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