By Shane Christensen, Kristina Schreck, Haas Mroue
Buenos Aires had three million overseas viewers in 2003, 50 percentage greater than in 2002; the Chilean nationwide Tourism carrier studies a 17 percentage elevate in international travelers over final yr.
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Dollars only, but realize that high inflation and volatile exchange rates will limit their accuracy. Hotels, especially, are guilty of wildly fluctuating rates. As more and more Europeans (mostly Spaniards and Italians) flock to Argentina, hotels are jacking up their prices since they know the euro is so strong. S. dollars are widely accepted in Buenos Aires and can be used to pay taxis, hotels, restaurants, and stores. S. ) Keep some pesos on hand, however, because you might run into spots where you’ll need them.
Prices start at $1,500 for the 8-day Salta tour and continue upward of $4,350 for the 2-week Patagonia trip. FAST FACTS: Argentina American Express Offices are located in Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Salta, San Martín, and Ushuaia. In Buenos Aires, the Amex office is at Arenales 707 (& 11/4130-3135). Business Hours Banks are open weekdays from 10am to 3pm. Shopping hours are weekdays from 9am to 8pm and Saturday from 9am to 1pm. FA S T FA C T S : A R G E N T I N A Shopping centers are open daily from 10am to 8pm.
Embajadaargentinaeeuu. C. ar This Ministry of Tourism site has travel information for all of Argentina, including a virtual tour of the country’s tourist regions, shopping tips, links to city tourist sites, and general travel facts. com A travel site focused on adventure and ecological excursions, with information on outdoor activities in both Argentina and Chile. com This well-written site is packed with practical information about the country including skiing, golfing, and estancia (ranch) stays.
Frommer's Argentina & Chile (Frommer's Complete) by Shane Christensen, Kristina Schreck, Haas Mroue