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Samuel Joseph Watts
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Username: King_watts

Post Number: 1
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Monday, August 14, 2006 - 10:19 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi all,

I'm an Australian university student heading to Argentina for two weeks right after the new year.

I'm keen to soak as much current Argentine culture and as many friendly Argentine people as possible. Problem is; outside of Buenos Aries I'm pretty hard up on where to go and what to see.

Any help would be more apreciated than you could imagine.

Cheers
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Roberto
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 647
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, August 14, 2006 - 3:24 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Samuel, welcome!

what to see besides Buenos Aires depends a lot on your needs and wants. Argentina is a very large country that offers a multitude of climates and diverse landscapes. Are you a mountain person? do you like to watch animals in the wild? My suggestion is that you explore in-depth the pages of this site where some provinces have been covered, as well other websites that expose information on destinations in Argentina. This way, you might be able to narrow down your inquiry and we can be of more help. A brief overview of destinations in Argentina can be found at the bottom of this page
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hideko eng
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Username: Hidekoeng

Post Number: 1
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, September 07, 2006 - 3:35 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi-
This is such wonderful resource!

I'm going to Argentina for 2 weeks with 2 others 9/14-9/28 and thought I'd post our tentative itinerary for comments and suggestions. Haven't bought flights or made hotel reservations yet because we're not sure if this is realistic:

Buenos Aires/colonia/estancia (4 days)
Iguasu Falls - fly Round trip from BsAs(2 days)
Fly to Cordoba, see Cordoba (1 day)
Bus to Salta, see Salta and environs (4 days)
Bus to Mendoza, see Mendoza (2 days)
Fly Mendoza to BsAs to fly home (last day)

Also:
-Heard the Iguasu falls are low this year. Is it worth a visit still?

-Does this itinerary make sense from a seasonally appropriate and avoiding crowds perspective? Not really into skiing.

-Will it be easy to find inter-city bus transportation once in Salta/Cordoba/Mendoza?

-Are we missing anything you'd reccommend on a first trip?

Thanks!
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Roberto
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 694
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, September 08, 2006 - 2:49 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Welcome hideko, no, you are not missing anything. Perhaps, you have a little too much for your first trip. The itinerary is ok but you must make sure you can get to all points in time, including the bus stations and such. Any delay anywhere and you may run into problems. So better to have the bus tickets in advance and know how to get to and from the bus stations quickly.

Iguazu in 2 days will be in a hurry as well as Mendoza in 2 days. I am afraid you may be leaving Argentina with a sense that you have left things on the table BUT if your goal is to see as much as possible and as many different things as you can, then, go ahead and plan carefully. Most of the time, bus tickets are easy to get but still you should try to get everything you can in advance.

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