How to Prepare for your Trip to Argentina
Once you've made the decision to travel to Argentina, it's time to prepare for your trip! Unfortunately, there is often so much to do that it can be difficult knowing where to begin. We have conveniently broken it down into five easy steps to help you prepare for the trip of a lifetime.

  1. Make sure your passport is up-to-date. You won't be going anywhere if it isn't, so double check. Citizens of the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa only need a passport to enter the country for stays under 3 months. As of 2009, there is an entry tax for individuals from the US, Canada, and Australia so please check beforehand what fees may apply to you.

Read on to get travel preparation tips from Dos Manos!

  Winde and Adventures in the Famous Cuyo Region of Argentina
For those traveling to Argentina, a visit to the Cuyo region is a must. Argentina's Cuyo region is known as the "wine region", and it produces approximately 80% of all of the country's wines.Its diverse scenery and lovely, sunny weather characterizes it from other Argentine regions. The surrounding views of snow-capped mountains perfectly accompany a glass of Merlot and carne asada day or night.

In addition to its world-renowned wines, its landscape is breathtaking. From beautiful, green flat land to the ridged Andes Mountains, this region possesses a diverse countryside giving you the opportunity to plan numerous outdoor activities and excursions. Hike the challenging Aconcagua Mountain, ski the mountain slopes of Las Lenas and Los Penitentes, or finally partake in that paragliding or rafting adventure you have been dreaming about!

Buenos Aires ranks as one of the worlds most livable, entertaining cities
Looking to live in a livable city?
Look no further. According to the 2010 World Ranking of Mercer's Quality of Life, Buenos Aires ranks as the 78th most livable city in the world! Mercer's Quality of Life index measures ten key categories, including: political, social, and economic environment, medical and health considerations, public services, transport, housing, recreation, education, and ecological quality (waste removal, water availability and cleanliness, etc.). Vienna, Italy takes the number one ranking.

So, when you book your trip to Argentina, make sure to delegate ample time to get to know Buenos Aires and its culture. You never know, one day you may want to live in such an amazing city!

  Spotlight: The Gaucho and Argentina Estancias
The Gaucho
A staple of Argentine history is that of the gaucho, the classic Argentine cowboy that endlessly roamed the plains and pampas. Gauchos are known for their honor, horsemanship, and traditions, and they are intricately familiar with the land and the animals. Today, gauchos still exist, although fewer in number than in the 1600s, and today's gauchos still spend the majority of their day on horses roaming the countryside.

In the 1600s, gauchos were known for causing trouble, slaughtering cattle at their whim. Their fearless image also helped draw the attention of the government, which actually employed them instead of the army as a way of keeping order in the rural areas.

What is the most breathtaking sight in South America?
Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls
The famous Iguazu Falls form the border between Argentina and Brazil. Tourists from all over the world flock to see this magnificent sight.
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is an ancient Incan site located in the mountains near Cusco, Peru. It was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911 and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Glaciers in Patagonia
Glaciers in Patagonia
Patagonia encompasses the southernmost part of Argentina and Chile and it boasts some amazing glaciers. These glaciers are the largest, except those found in Antarctica, found in the southern hemisphere.


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