I spent ten days in Buenos Aires then joined an overland trip with Dragoman Tours that started in Ushuaia, Argentina and ended in Santiago, Chile. This stretch of the world is difficult to navigate if you rely only on buses and some areas you can only access via a private, overland vehicle. The Dragoman trip made several stops in Argentina including Calafate for the Perito Moreno Glacier, El Chalten for trekking around Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, and two nights in the lake district of Bariloche.
- Argentina requires a visa that may be processed online. It's important to maintain and show a copy of this visa with your passport EACH time you cross the border. When crossing land boarders customs officials use dogs to search for fruit and other food items.
- If you are not participating in an overland tour, prepare for expensive flights or long bus rides. The buses are nice enough although the chairs do not fully recline to a comfortable sleeping position. If you have an in-country flight from Buenos Aires, consider booking the ticket with Jorge Newberry as the departure airport. The airport is much closer to the city center than Ezeiza International Airport with more predictable traffic patterns.