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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  • 2020: Ultimate South America with Brazil's Amazon & Galapagos Cruise (1208)

    From $7,709.00 (USD)

    Discover some of South America's greatest cities-Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Lima, and Quito-and some of its most spectacular ruins and scenic areas on this South America tour.

  • Grand South America (Summer 2019)

    From $11,410.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Luxury GoldBrochure Type: Latin America Luxury Gold 2019Andean peaks, Amazonian rainforests and Incan ruins treat you to a mystical world of natural beauty, vibrant civilizations, other-worldly relics and colonial towns.

  • Essence of South America

    From $8,990.00 (USD)

    Experience 14 days of the best of Chile, Argentina and Brazil, from multiple nights in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Santiago to breathtaking Iguazu Falls or the snow-capped peaks and emerald waters of the Andes.

  • 2020: The Best of Brazil & Argentina (1000)

    From $1,479.00 (USD)

    On this tour, discover two of South America's greatest cities-Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires-with time in each city to explore and experience the varied restaurants, shops, and optional excursions.

  • Patagonia

    From $7,990.00 (USD)

    Join Tauck for an astonishing 11-day Patagonia travel adventure through the southern Andes mountains, one of the most beautiful places on Earth...

  • Essence of South America

    From $8,490.00 (USD)

    Experience 14 days of the best of Chile, Argentina and Brazil, from multiple nights in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Santiago to breathtaking Iguazu Falls or the snow-capped peaks and emerald waters of the Andes.

  • Patagonia

    From $7,790.00 (USD)

    Join Tauck for an astonishing 11-day Patagonia travel adventure through the southern Andes mountains, one of the most beautiful places on Earth...

  • Grand South America (Summer 2020)

    From $12,223.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Luxury GoldBrochure Type: 2020 Latin America Luxury GoldAndean peaks, Amazonian rainforests and Incan ruins treat you to a mystical world of natural beauty, vibrant civilizations, other-worldly relics and colonial towns.

  • 2020: Ultimate South America (1200)

    From $2,959.00 (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.

  • 2020: Brazil, Argentina & Chile Unveiled with Easter Island (1106)

    From $2,969.00 (USD)

    This South America tour features three of the continent's most exciting cities-Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Santiago-along with two of the world's most spectacular attractions, Iguassu Falls and Easter Island.

  • Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent aboard the National Geographic Explorer

    From $14,999.00 (USD)

    Discover the magic and wonder of Buenos Aires, Ushuaia and the 'White Continent' - Antarctica. Enjoy the 'Paris of South America,' Buenos Aires, before flying over Patagonia to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world.

  • Highlights of South America

    From $2,299.00 (USD)

    From Argentina's capital Buenos Aires to the Natural Wonder of Iguazu Falls, and Brazil's marvelous Rio de Janeiro, delve into the vivacious sights and sounds of South America.

  • Classic South America (Summer 2020)

    From $7,180.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Luxury GoldBrochure Type: 2020 Latin America Luxury GoldA continent rich in natural wonders, historic cities and imposing monuments, you've made it to South America.

  • 2020: The Best of Brazil & Argentina with Uruguay (1005)

    From $2,039.00 (USD)

    On this tour, discover three of South America's fascinating cities-Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Montevideo-along with the UNESCO Heritage Site of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.

  • The Complete South America

    From $4,999.00 (USD)

    From the mystical Machu Picchu and a journey through Patagonia to three nights in cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro, home of the World Cup and Olympics in a span of two years, this is the trip of a lifetime across South America, one of the world's most exc...

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