Travel within Argentina
Due to the distances of the country, if you want to visit different regions of the country we recommend you to do it by air.
Main Air Companies:
Some attractions to visit, with flight times from Buenos Aires:
Iguazu Falls , one of the 7 wonders (Misiones). 1h 45min
Cerro Aconcagua , (Mendoza), The highest mountain in America: 1h 50m + 3hs Bus
San Carlos de Bariloche , The Lake District Area and Ski Resort: 2h 20m
Perito Moreno Glacier , El Calafate (Santa Cruz): 3h 15m
El Chaltén , National Capital of Trekking (Santa Cruz): 3h 15m (+3 hours by bus)
Ushuaia , The southernmost city in the world: 3h 20m
Salta , The Altiplano: 2h 15m
BANKS AND EXCHANGE OFFICES:
From Monday to Friday, between 10.00 and 15.00 hours.
Generalmente de 09.00 a 12.00 y de 14.00 a 19.00 horas.
Generally from 09.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 19.00 hours.
COFFEE SHOPS & PIZZERÍAS
Mainly in Buenos Aires they are always open, except the schedule of 2 to 6 am.
In the Interior the schedule can vary with being closed in the time of the afternoon (14 to 17hs)
Lunch is served from noon to 3 pm, and dinner from 7-8pm until 11pm.
Many establishments offer fast food at all times
The usual is to leave 10 to 15% of the amount of service in coffee shops and restaurants.
Also consider gratuities to Hotels Staff, drivers and guides.
Tax Refund for Foreign tourists may request the refund of Value Added Tax (IVA), for purchases of national purchases with amounts above $70 in shops affiliated with the "Global Blue Argentina" system, identified with the logo "Tax Free ".
In order to do this, you must present yourself with your purchase, your Invoice, the "Tax Free" Form and your Passport in the offices of "Global Blue Argentina", at the International Airport, prior to your return.
In addition, from January 2, 2017, the IVA tax will be refunded to foreign tourists also for accommodation expenses.
Global Refund: TE 11-52381970 www.globalrefund.com
Ministry of National Tourism:
Center of Tourist Information: Av. Santa Fe 883, (C1059ABC) Buenos Aires
Security & Assistance for the Tourist
The city of Buenos Aires:
Like every cosmopolitan city with a great transit of tourists - especially in downtown areas, tourist attractions and nightlife - there are several cases of tourists who have suffered from the pick pockets, stealing of cameras, bags or any element that show him as a foreigner by criminals. To avoid this, we advise you to travel with your group or, if you travel alone, only move around the main touristic areas, thus avoiding being alone. We recommend to take official taxis you can request from your Hotel avoiding the taxis in the public thoroughfare.
Public Transportation are Buses, Metro and Train, during daytime are fine, with some very busy hours between Monday and Friday. With these minimum cautions, you can visit our country and enjoy your trip without inconveniences.
Av. Corrientes 436, C1043AAR Buenos Aires Tel. 4346-5748 / 4328-2135 / 0800-999-5000 E-mail: [email protected]
Defense of tourists:
“Defensoría del Turista”: Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1835 (Museum of Fine Arts of La Boca "Don Benito Quinquela Martín"), C1169AAC Buenos Aires Tel. 4302-7816, Fax: 4302-7816, E-mail: [email protected]
Defense 1250 (San Telmo), C1143AAB Buenos Aires Tel. 4046-9682 / 4338-4900 E-mail: [email protected]