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 2023: Independent Buenos Aires City Stay with Iguassu Falls & Rio de Janeiro (ILB2)

    From $1,869.00 (USD)

    Buenos Aires is bursting at the seams with bold buildings, European energy, and bustling boulevards on this Independence by Globus South American tour.

  • GLOBUS 2024: Spirit of South America with Galapagos Cruise (SAE)

    From $8,779.00 (USD)

    Rum and rumba. Ruins and rainforests. Rio and revelry. This carefree vacation to South America has just the R&R you crave.

  • South America Discovery

    From $3,750.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: PanoramaBrochure Type: V1 Americas Costsaver 2024Starting in the 'Cidade Maravilhosa', experience the sheer force of nature at Iguassu Falls before country hopping to Argentina for big steaks, fiery tango and a slice of gaucho living.

  • GLOBUS 2023: South American Odyssey with Amazon & Peru (SGY)

    From $8,249.00 (USD)

    Quadruple the sights, sounds, and sizzle on this South American vacation through three of the continent's most scintillating countries.

  • Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil Discovery - Small Group

    From $6,393.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: DiscoveryBrochure Type: V1 Latin 2024Treat yourself to the finer things in life as you sip Copacabana Beach cocktails in Rio, shop the Tango District antique markets in Buenos Aires and unwind at a spa hotel, overlooking the mists of the I...

  • GLOBUS 2023: Independent Brazil, Argentina & Chile with Easter Island (ISR2)

    From $3,939.00 (USD)

    It may take two to Tango, but it only takes you to choreograph the perfect day on an Independence by Globus vacation in South America.

  • South America Revealed with Brazilian Amazon and Galapagos Legend East Cruise

    From $11,237.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: DiscoveryBrochure Type: TT Latin America 2023Glide upstream through rainforests of Amazon in search of lone tapirs, grunting capybaras and the giant anaconda before you explore vibrant capitals of South America and the Inca heart of Peru.

  • GLOBUS 2024: Spirit of South America (SA)

    From $5,039.00 (USD)

    Rum and rumba. Ruins and rainforests. Rio and revelry. This carefree vacation to South America has just the R&R you crave.

  • GLOBUS 2024: South American Odyssey with Amazon (SGQ)

    From $6,739.00 (USD)

    Triple the sights, sounds, and sizzle on this South American vacation through three of the continent's most scintillating countries.

  • 2023: Brazil, Argentina & Chile Unveiled with Peru (1105)

    From $3,499.00 (USD)

    On this South America tour, experience some of South America's most exciting cities, gorgeous natural wonders, and famous historic sites.

  • South America Landscapes with Easter Island

    From $6,454.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: DiscoveryBrochure Type: TT Latin America 2023Be mesmerized as you unearth the mysterious magic of Easter Island's famous Moai statues and learn about the Rapa Nui people.

  • Patagonia

    From $8,390.00 (USD)

    Explore the mysterious region of Patagonia as Tauck takes you through the southern Andes mountains, one of the most beautiful places on Earth… past stunning fjords, glaciers, turquoise lakes, jagged, dramatic mountains valleys populated by exo...

  • GLOBUS 2023: South America Getaway with Amazon (SBQ)

    From $4,069.00 (USD)

    Want to learn the scintillating samba-or the tantalizing tango? Sip sweet caipirinhas-or dry Argentine wines? Sunbathe on famous beaches-or soak in the beauty of neoclassical architecture?

  • Essence of South America

    From $10,890.00 (USD)

    From the eastern coast of Brazil by way of Patagonia and the Andes, through some of South America's most breathtaking scenery to the western coast of Chile, explore the essence of each destination with unique travel experiences you wouldn't have acce...

  • 2023: Ultimate South America (1200)

    From $3,169.00 (USD)

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

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