One of the world's most wondrous cities, Buenos Aires is more European than Latin American. Open the phonebook and you'll find as many Italian surnames as Spanish ones. You'll also find many British, German, Jewish and Japanese names. Much like the United States, Argentina experienced waves of immigration at the turn of the century and after the Second World War.

It is a city that hardly sleeps, with restaurants routinely serving until 2 or 3 am. There are no obvious slums and, unlike many US cities, the "downtown" areas are not decaying. In fact, they are the heart of the city, home to the best hotels, shops and restaurants. You'll spend much of your time downtown.

Soccer is a national passion; but, thanks to the British, polo is also first rate.

The city has many fine museums and a world-reknowned opera house. Shopping for fine leathers and furs can be fun and rewarding.

You can begin and end your stay in Buenos Aires. But why not see the rest of Argentina? The second largest country in South America, it covers an area of over one million square miles. If you can imagine South America resembling a lamb chop, Argentina and Chile share the bone.

No matter where you travel, take some simple precautions in order to avoid health problems, crime and other mishaps. Following are a few suggestions:

To avoid suspicion when passing through customs, always carry prescription medications in their original containers. Be sure to bring a few extra days worth of medication in case your return home is delayed.

Research the health risks of the areas you plan to visit and allow yourself time to update or get vaccinations and immunizations as necessary. You should also check on the availability of medical care.

Try to avoid tap water, ice cubes, local dairy products and raw or uncooked foods if you are traveling in rural areas or cities in lesser developed nations. Drink bottled water.

Carry a small medical kit with basic emergency supplies, including stomach remedies, band-aids, gauze, antiseptic, and neosporin or something similar for insect bites. If you have any allergies (insect bites, foods, etc.) or health conditions that require a special medication, include it in your medical kit. Check on the accessibility of medical assistance before you leave home.

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  • GLOBUS 2018: South American Odyssey with Amazon (SGQ)

    From $6,439.00 (USD)

    Sample the unique cultures of South America on this thrilling vacation to Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, including stays in Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Bariloche, and Santiago. Plus, enjoy time in the Amazon Jungle.

  • Active: Argentina Multisport (SAMS)

    From $4,399.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: ArgentinaTrip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the worldHungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.

  • 18-to-Thirtysomethings: Brazil & Argentina on a Shoestring (SAZD)

    From $1,649.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, BrazilTrip Style: Information Not availableService Level: Basic Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character Affordable public ...

  • 18-to-Thirtysomethings: Buenos Aires to Lima Adventure (SABM)

    From $4,199.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, PeruTrip Style: Information Not availableService Level: Basic Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character Affo...

  • Wonders of South America

    From $3,299.00 (USD)

    From Chile's capital Santiago to Argentina's Buenos Aires and Iguazu, and Brazil's marvelous Rio de Janeiro, delve into the vivacious cultures of South America. Explore cosmopolitan Santiago de Chile, with a lively culture and strong Andean roots.

  • Active: Hike Patagonia In Depth (SAPI)

    From $3,999.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, ChileTrip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the worldHungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.

  • 2018: Ultimate South America with Arequipa & Colca Canyon (1206)

    From $4,059.00 (USD)

    Discover some of South America's greatest cities-Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Lima-and some of its most fascinating sites and spectacular scenery on this South America tour.

  • Classic: The Scenic Route - Lima to Buenos Aires (SPLB)

    From $5,849.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, PeruTrip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultur...

  • Classic: End of the Earth (SAPE)

    From $3,999.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, ChileTrip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.

  • At Leisure South America 2018: Best of South America Summer 2018

    From $4,375.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: At LeisureBrochure Type: At Leisure South America 2018Surrender to Latin America's lust for life, behind vibrant street murals, the beat of the marimba and in the shadow of the Andes-an At Leisure spree from the home of the cariocas and po...

  • GLOBUS 2018: South American Odyssey (SG)

    From $5,349.00 (USD)

    Sample the unique cultures of South America on this thrilling vacation to Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, including stays in Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Bariloche, and Santiago.

  • National Geographic Journeys: Discover Brazil, Argentina & Chile (SCANG)

    From $5,699.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, Brazil, ChileTrip Style: Information Not availableService Level: Upgraded All the adventure you want, with a softer landing Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services Upgraded and priva...

  • GLOBUS 2018: South American Getaway with Santiago (SBE)

    From $3,609.00 (USD)

    Magnificent scenery, vibrant dances, cosmopolitan cuisine, friendly people, and awe-inspiring sights-all this and more await you on this wonderful vacation to South America!

  • Classic: Andes, Iguassu & Beyond (SCSR)

    From $3,799.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, Brazil, ChileTrip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.

  • 18-to-Thirtysomethings: Lima to Buenos Aires Adventure (SPMB)

    From $3,699.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, PeruTrip Style: Information Not availableService Level: Basic Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character Affo...

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