do you sell ? I am confused,
vacation packages or customized trips ?
We sell both. We think customizing a trip offers a better value, however,
the process of tailoring a trip may be lengthy so some people prefer
a package in which everything has been arranged. Packages offer convenience
and are delivered by experienced providers. Customizations may be
riskier but more gratifying...
would any american want to go to Argentina ?
is a long a trip, however, flights depart at night from Miami. Therefore,
there is plenty of time to sleep or relax during the flight, which
takes about 8 hours. Argentina offers quite a variety of landscapes
and destinations. It is the 8th biggest country in the world and covers
from Jungle in the North to snow covered mountains in the South, plus
Buenos Aires, its Capital City, is a very sophisticated cultural and
financial center in South America. Because weather reverses, Americans
may find it ideal as a getaway from Winters or as a Ski destination
while there is summer in the North. Such underpopulated country offers
great unpoluted Lakes to perform any number of out-door activities,
such as, climbing, rafting, trekking and canoeing. A roundtrip Miami-
Buenos Aires - Miami has become fairly inexpensive and sells for about
$600 to $900, depending on many factors.
are a small Agency that deals in a personalized manner with its clients,
some of which, have been with us for over 15 years. We are dedicated
to people and try to excel in what we do. When we don't have the answers
we usually know who has them. Our staff is small, we are 5 to 6 employees
working at the Buenos Aires office and there is one employee of ours
handling the Miami office.
Argentina is unsafe ...
is a safe country. It has been under a democratic regime since 1983.
And has stabilized its economy since the early 90's. Recently, it
suffered some economic setbacks due to crisis in Asia, Mexico and
lately Brazil. Globalizing trends have brought prosperity but an unusual
degree of dependency on other economies that, as has been happening
in the last 2 years, sent the country into a recession. Economist
project the end of the recession late this year. Recession contributed
to the increase in criminal activity in larger cities such as Buenos
Aires, however, this shouldn't become an obstacle if visitors take
the necessary precautions.
I wouldn't even know where to start building an itinerary in Argentina
Just tell us if there are any particular places that piqued your interest
and we will work a trip accordingly. Argentina is better known among
europeans and canadians than by americans.
per person I can choose from many other overseas destinations?
is true and there is nothing we can do about it. You are free to choose
your next vacation spot...
noticed gramatical errors on your pages, are you American ?
We are argentines. And we are aware we may be making a few gramatical
errors here and there. Please apologize us and we hope sometime in
the future to be able to afford an editor. By the way, if you call
us, you'll find we speak with an accent too...
serious are you ? Are you a big company ?
big. We won't be competing with Travelocity anytime soon...
But we are dedicated people. We are serious about we do.
anyone speak English down there ? What about the food ?
is widely spoken in Buenos Aires and a few other cities in Argentina.
In more remote destinations only people dealing with international
visitors, such as guides, may speak english. Argentina has recently
open its economy and many american firms have bought into our country.
Therefore, it is not uncommon to find McDonald's, Buger Kings, Walmarts,
Dunking Donuts and many other fast foods services as well as other
classic american businesses.
like Italians ? I heard they are very passionate...
look like italians to some extent...and like them, we are passionate.
During the first half of the 20th century there were several waves
of immigration from Europe, mainly Spain and Italy (lower Italy).
In more recent years immigration waves came from other latinamerican
any Gauchos alive ?
are many Gauchos alive and they can be found in the countryside, usually
working in ranches. They enjoy a well deserved reputation nationally
for they have been a central part of our History.
is the currency there ? Will I have any trouble with american dollars
Our currency, PESO, is tied to the dollar 1 to 1. Therefore
one dollar is one peso.
Relative prices are different though and some items might be more
expensive in Argentina than in the US, such as gas, which is almost
4 times as expensive. Clothes are also more expensive..
the weather ?
is opposite to that in the US. We have our summers when you have your
winters. Buenos Aires has 4 seasons, and the weather is similar to
that in NY, although in my opinion, weather is milder and it doesn't
snow during the winters. Rainy season for Buenos Aires is July. Winter
vacation happens in the last 2 weeks of July and summer vacations
start January 1st. To the North the weather is hotter and the southern
region can have pretty low temperatures with many months of very cold
weather (that is, in Patagonia)
give it a try ...where do I start ?
simple. Just explore destinations
in Argentina, fill out the Vacation
Planner form so that we have an idea of
what is what you have in mind and we will go from there. You are more
than welcome to email
us your ideas and call always contact us via
can also check our vacation
packages... Also, you can learn more about destinations in Argentina at our forum.
a couple of times and got an answering machine...
Our office in Miami is quite humble and it is being managed by just
one person. We apologize we can't always answer the phone right away,
but please leave us a message so that we can get back to you as fast
as we can.
tell us about your philosophy of traveling and of doing business ?
speaking, we favor experiences that are educational and induce growth.
Life-enhancing situations are generally sought. Those are the kind
of trips we would like to be selling. Plus,
we care about nature as much as we care about people. We do not support
hunting. We support Catch and Release style of fishing, and we try
to promote low impact, responsible traveling that cares for local
people's well-being. Our travel directory does not even list travel hunting sites either.