Exploring Buenos Aires, Argentina
Many of our clients who travel to Argentina elect to spend some time in this amazing city – be it a single night at the front end of a fishing package or several days. We always recommend that anglers stay at least one night in the city before traveling to their final fishing destination within Argentina. Buenos Aires is a beautiful, European-style city, with wonderful attractions and plenty to see and do. It is famous for tango dancing, museums, great steak houses, and exciting nightlife. If you are flying all the way to Argentina, then do yourself a favor and spend some time exploring the city of Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires is a city the size of New York, Paris or Tokyo, and accommodations of any type can be booked and arranged. Buenos Aires offers everything from inexpensive, economy lodging to five-star hotels. Please contact Yellow Dog for a full list of recommended hotels.
Food and Beverages
Like any major international city, the restaurant and dining options in Buenos Aires are endless! This is a city that takes dining seriously and meals can easily last a few hours. Per the national norm, nobody in B.A. really starts eating until after 9:00 PM. One thing that we do recommend is that you visit and dine in one of the city’s classic Argentine steak houses. There are several great ones, including Cabana Las Lilas, which is arguably the most famous steakhouse in Buenos Aires. If you have one night in the city, do yourself a favor and eat at this restaurant!
Typical Length of Stay
All Buenos Aires add-on packages are completely customized and the length of trips and tours in Buenos Aires can vary from one day and night to several days. We can customize any itinerary that works for you.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
More European than South American in flavor, Buenos Aires’ heart boasts bustling streets, grand avenues, old-time cafes and stylish restaurants. This complex, energetic, and seductive port city, which stretches south-to-north along the Rio de la Plata, has been the gateway to Argentina for centuries. Porteños, as the multinational people of Buenos Aires are known, possess an elaborate and rich cultural identity. They value their European heritage highly (Italian and German names outnumber Spanish), and the lifestyle and architecture are markedly more European than any other in South America. If you are planning on overnighting in Buenos Aires, or if you plan on spending any time there on the front or back-end of your trip, then we recommend some of the following activities and sights during your city stay.
- Buenos Aires City Tour
- Cementerio de la Recoleta
- Teatro Colon
- Plaza de Mayo
- The Recoleta
- San Telmo
- La Boca
- The Parque Lezama
- Urban Dorado Anglers
Internet / Communications
The majority of hotels in Buenos Aires offer Wi-Fi. Additionally, most U.S. cell phones will work in the city.
How To Get There
Getting to Argentina is not difficult. Take an easy overnight flight to Buenos Aires from one of several major cities in the U.S., get a good night’s rest, and awake in Argentina. You will be met by Yellow Dog’s Buenos Aires agent at the Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) on arrival and transferred to your hotel or to the domestic airport if you have opted for immediate departure to your final Argentine destination.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
The only “challenging” aspect of traveling in and out of Buenos Aires is that there are two separate airports – the International Airport and the Domestic Airport. With 99% of the trips to Argentina, you will arrive at the International Airport, Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE). You will then have to transfer over to the domestic Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) for your continuing flight to Esquel, Bariloche, Salta, San Martin, Mendoza, or anywhere else within the country. And – here’s the difficult aspect of this – the two airports are NOT close to each other at all! When you arrive at the International Airport, it can be a major process getting all the way across the city to the domestic terminal to check in and process through to your next flight. THIS IS WHY we recommend the services of our Buenos Aires agent and this great team of people: to make this transfer as easy and painless as possible.
Citizens of the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and other Western European nations do not need a visa for tourist trips of up to ninety days. You will need a valid passport and will have to fill in a landing card on arrival and you will be given a stamp for stays of thirty, sixty or ninety days. Staple your duplicate of the landing card into your passport, next to your entrance stamp, as you’ll need it to leave the country. If you do lose it, it’s rarely a serious problem, but you’ll have to fill in a new form at the border control. On entering the country, you will also be given a customs declaration form. Duty is not charged on used personal effects, books, and other articles for non-commercial purposes, up to the value of $300. Make sure you declare any valuable electronic items such as laptop computers, as customs officers can be suspicious that you may be bringing them into the country to sell.
Yellow Dog can assist with travel logistics required for your trip and can recommend you to a preferred travel agent who can help you book airline tickets, hotels, transfers, trip insurance, and other travel needs. Contact us at 888-777-5060 for more information.
Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. Buenos Aires city packages and tours and activities of any length of stay can be arranged, so please call Yellow Dog for details and custom package pricing. We will be happy to set up a full Buenos Aires itinerary for you and price out an all-inclusive package.
- Typical Buenos Aires tour packages include meet-and-greet services at the International Airport (EZE) upon arrival
- All ground transfers and transportation
- Either a half day or full day private city tour
- Transportation to and from your hotel to the domestic airport
- All check-in services and assistance for departing domestic flights (including luggage check-in assistance, which is a big deal in Buenos Aires!)
What’s Not Included:
- Hotel costs in Buenos Aires
- All food and meals
- Alcohol and bar tabs in the city
- Personal shopping
- Air travel and travel-related costs
- Gratuities for tour guide and vehicle drivers