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1. Posted by deanjunior (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

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Hi,

My partner and I (we are 55 years old) have been willing to do a trip to South America for ages. Finally, I think we are going to Argentina. I checked on the web trying to find a serious travel agency which offers custom-made trips, and I found one which seems interesting: http://www.argentina-excepcion.com

Does anybody know it or has already traveled with them?

Thanks

Dean

2. Posted by bsaslover (Inactive 14 posts) 7y

Hi Dean:

I can't give you references about this specific travel agency, but It depends on what you and your partner want to do. I can recommend you a travel agency specialized in foreign tourism, www.redbuenosaires.com They are very helpful and they do know how to treat the customer and all their representatives speak fluent english.

Another tip I can give you when you arrive to the city is to visit -snip- is a website where you will find all kind of tours and activities in the city and you can book them online. There you will find the best tango show of the city as well as all kind of city tours for all ages and tastes.

Argentina is a lovely destination and locals are kind and educated, but you just have to be careful when requesting services as some locals try to take advantage of tourist...so if you are checking for a service provider, verify all the info, their customer support and be sure they speak your language!!!

Regards,

Bsaslover

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

3. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

Hi Dean,

If I were you, I'd forget about agencies altogether and simply arrange everything myself. Argentina is a rather easy country to travel: the people are nice and hospitable, accomodation of all types imaginable abounds, as do transportation options. Even with absolutely no knowledge of Spanish whatsoever, you should be able to manage easily.

Also, we are here to help. Post your sketch itinerary (if you have one), and I am sure you'll get lots of useful tips (the more specific your questions, the better your chances at success).

best, Niels

4. Posted by Sendas (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y

Quoting bentivogli

If I were you, I'd forget about agencies altogether and simply arrange everything myself. Argentina is a rather easy country to travel: the people are nice and hospitable, accomodation of all types imaginable abounds, as do transportation options. Even with absolutely no knowledge of Spanish whatsoever, you should be able to manage easily.

Hi Dean,

I agree with Niels that Argentina is a hospitable place to travel quite easily, and the people are friendly and very welcoming to foreigners.

However, I do believe that certain people/companies can offer you a special experience that would otherwise be impossible. I should state very clearly that I run a tailor-made outdoor travel company. My purpose here is not advertising/self-promotion (I don't think it's appropriate to post a link - I think most people know how to use Google), but I don't think that you should necessarily discount a more organised trip without finding out more beforehand. Remember that people travel in different ways!

Alternatively, you might choose to do something somewhere between the two extremes. You could pre-book a few days here and there, but leave unplanned gaps in between. This would give you the flexibility to change your plans during the trip, but give you some fixed structure.

A lot depends on what you'd like to do whilst here in Argentina. If you are looking for experience of cities then I'd organise tours once you're here. If you want to get out into the countryside then, depending on the place, you may find it easier to pre-plan some kind of organised tour.

Best of luck!

Cheers,
Tristan

Sendas Travel

5. Posted by Eitanred1 (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

In accordance with the previous poster, I won´t post a link, but Red Buenosaires offers great services to people visiting Argentina and travelling beyond. It can be a tricky process to book airfare and bus tickets with few practical Spanish faculties, but going through Red Buenosaires you get the best discounts on fares and the easiest process available. In addition, Red Buenosaires offers a 10% discount card to all customers, which is redeemable all over the continent of South America.

Jonathan

6. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

There is a thin line between commercial spam and useful posts by those who are connected to travel agents. Whether or not a link is posted says something, but not everything.

To me, the previous poster's 'contribution' is spam. Instead of also giving some useful information, like Tristan did, Jonathan is really only pitching his agency.

In addition, I don't agree with the information he's spreading. Booking busses in Argentina is one of the things that's is really very easy; even when I spoke no Spanish, I had no trouble getting things done. Moreover, most companies except a very small number of really large ones don't do discounts at all. Most of the time, their regular prices are considerably lower than the competition's discounted prices.

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Jan-2009, at 00:19 by bentivogli ]