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BOOKING & TRAVEL: Travel

General Argentina hunting and fishing travel information can be found below. For specific travel information on your fishing and hunting destination in Argentina,  please see the travel section under your species or region.  More helpful Argentina travel tips are at the bottom of this page.

Travel Documents
Important!! American, Canadian and Australian passport holders visiting Argentina are required to prepay the reciprocity fee online at the following site:  https://virtual.provinciapagos.com.ar/ArgentineTaxes/
Failure to do so will result in denial of entry. A similar fee may apply to other nationalities.

 

Domestic Flights
Domestic flights can be booked by your local travel agent, our agent or online.  We highly recommend Alicia Regueiro from Holdy Tours out of California.  She specializes in flights to and within Argentina and books flights for many of our guests.  She can be reached at her California office at (925) 927-6617 and at alicia@holdytours.com.   Although we monitor your flight times, we ask that you contact us immediately with any flight changes.  Confirm and reconfirm ALL flights 7 days and 24 hours before flying.  Fly Fishing Patagonia is not responsible for costs incurred due to flight delays, changes or cancellations, nor are we responsible for loss of planned activities due to late arrivals.  All travelers should be covered with a general travel and health insurance policy before they fly.  Please read the section on insurance below.

Buenos Aires International Airport
Our guests fly into Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires, Argentina via a direct overnight flight.  Travelers must then transfer to the Jorge Newberry Domestic Airport in Buenos Aires (AEP) for all internal flights. Upon request, our representative can meet travelers at the international airport and privately transfer them 45 minutes to the domestic airport for their internal flights or to their downtown hotel (this private transfer is available on the return as well).  In Buenos Aires, allow 4 hours between international and domestic flights.


Buenos Aires Private Airport Transfers
If you’d like to set up a private airport transfer in Buenos Aires we will put you in contact with our representative.  Their 2014 rates are about $78 per person each way, with a lesser charge with large groups.  This private service can be invaluable if you have a tight connection, are traveling in a large group, with guns or have never been to Buenos Aires before.   This transfer can also be made by hiring a remise (private taxi) at easily found kiosks in the airport lobby.

Insurance
Fly Fishing Patagonia highly recommends travel insurance for all who are visiting Argentina or South America.  Please inquire about our specialized travel insurance policies.  Be aware that although Argentina and Chile are safe countries and your hosts take every precaution necessary to ensure your well being, unexpected events may happen.  Most people use travel insurance to cover family or work related cancellations and medical emergencies.
Get a fast quote or purchase a policy here.    

Trip Extensions
Many guests extend their travel to fish or bird hunt with us in other parts of Argentina.  Ask us about our fishing trips in Tierra del Fuego, Jurassic Lake or Dorado fishing and hunting adventures in Corrientes Argentina.

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Photography and Referencing
During your visit with Fly Fishing Patagonia, we may photograph your image and/or quote your comments which could later be used in our promotional materials. Please notify us if you do not wish to be photographed or quoted.

Health and Safety
No inoculations are required to enter Argentina.  First class medical care is available in Buenos Aires.  Your fishing destination has either a small clinic or mediocre hospital.  If you have a health condition, please make sure to bring ALL the medication you need. Using our questionnaire, please notify us of any health conditions or concerns we should be aware.  All travelers should purchase by general health and travel insurance policy 15 days after their first deposit.  Mosquitoes are sometimes an annoyance in Corrientes, but never in Patagonia.  All our lodges serve drinkable well water and bottled water.  Travelers who fall ill usually contract something during a flight.  You can further protect yourself by washing your hands before meals, not indulging in food and drink for the first 2 days, drink water when not thirsty and get plenty of sleep.

Communication and Phone Calls
Most lodges have internet access.  A cell phone with international capabilities will work in Argentina. Local rates will apply if you purchase an Argentina prepaid SIM card at the airport or online before you depart.  Cell phones work in towns, but reception is spotty in rural areas.  If constant communication is needed, we recommend bringing a Sat Phone.
Electric current
The current is 220v and the sockets are for two round or two flat slanted prongs.  Have converters and international adapters for your appliances.

Money
The Argentine money is the peso, which is also noted with a “$” and fluctuates around 5.6 to the dollar.  Personal purchases can be made with cash pesos, dollars or credit cards.  Currency exchange houses and banks will exchange your dollars/euros.   Some merchants offer discounts for cash.  Personal or travelers checks should not be used and  US dollars can not be accessed while in Argentina so we  we recommend carrying a back up stash of $500.

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Food
The food served will be of the finest quality and prepared by professional chefs. Lunch and dinner will be served with wines from Mendoza and Patagonia.

Guides
Fly Fishing Patagonia guides are Argentine, bilingual, licensed and insured professionals.

Gratuities
Customary tips in Patagonia are; guides $60 per day with one or two anglers, and lodge staff $15 per guest, per day. Customary tips in Corrientes are; guides $50 per day with one or two anglers and lodge staff $15 per guest, per day.  At Fly Fishing Patagonia we believe tips are voluntary and depend on your satisfaction..

Time Zone
Argentina Standard Time is 3 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-3).  Their Daylight Savings Time is Dec 30 – Mar 16, during which the time is 2 hours behind GMT.

Hunting and Fishing Travel Tips:

  • Book a year in advance if you are really serious about getting the trip you want, when you want.
  • After booking international flights, prepay the mandatory entry fee and make sure your passport will be current while traveling.
  • Purchase travel insurance 15 days after your first deposit.
  • Reconfirm flights 7 days and 24 hours before flying.
  • Notify us and our representatives in Buenos Aires if your flight times change.
  • Don’t indulge yourself with food and drink for the first couple days. Drink plenty of water while flying and while on the trip.
  • When traveling in airports, wash your hands frequently or use sanitary wipes/lotion.
  • When traveling in Buenos Aires, use common sense to avoid looking like a tourist. Keep your money and credit cards in your front pocket, leave flashy jewelry at the hotel and carry your purse or camera bag across your chest.  Just don’t do anything there you would not do in another major city and you’ll have great experience.
  • Hotels and restaurants in BA take credit cards and cash.  Travelers checks are not accepted.
  • Have your Buenos Aires hotel call a remise (private taxi) for you instead to taking a cab.  You can only get a remise by calling and reserving one or walking into their office.  If you have to get a cab, use Radio Taxi.
  • Have a few small bills (dollars o pesos) for tipping in Buenos Aires.
  • Use the hotel safe for anything valuable.
  • Strongly secure ID tags to all luggage and use TSA approved locks.
  • Store a copy of your passport somewhere where it won’t get lost.
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