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12. Posted by artdealer (Budding Member 64 posts) 7y

Actually it’s the worst drought in 47 years, according to Governments statistics and figures, but, in the last few years the Argentian Government, has been interfering in the statistics, as much as economical ones, and its thought all others as well, given a false image to the real situation here in Argentina. So most likely it’s the worst drought of the last hundred years, but, all the same, don’t think it will make much of a difference travelling in most parts of the country,. ………Even the Iguassu Falls, that’s gets its water from Brazil is ok, ……….. Bob Frassinetti

13. Posted by jjl (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

yeah cheers guys thanks for your input.
i'll be sure to try and head south for the glaciers and hoprefully reach mendoza.

ha, and i sure hope iguassa falls hasnt dried up by the time i get there! :P

any othe info would be a great help.

thanks again
julian

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

Two observations (well, three, but the last one's not important):

  • July is the midst of austral winter. Patagonia will be cold, and generally uninteresting unless you like to rough it while trekking
  • Six weeks is rather tight to cover both the south and the northeast; you'd be spending a lot of time on busses. Besides, there is PLENTY to see in the north, especially if you consider including (part of) the northwest as well. Also makes for better temperatures and a more logical itinerary
  • You managed to misspell all place names but one in your message. It's no big deal of course, but I can't help noticing.
15. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 7y

Hi,
I will be again in Argentina at the 06.of Feb.have time till the 27.02.9(then I go on a cruise to Brazil)
have no plans so far,going south or north.
all places in Argentina are good depend of the saison.(have been there in summer,winter)
should I go to the south or the north?
I dont know right now,have not seen Perito Moreno,don't know Cordoba.
how is Puerto Madryn?
good at this time?
Where ever I go,
I would like to spend some days and take a bus/taxi/private tour to visit interesting places.

also would be nice to have a TP meeting in BA:)since there are so many helpers offer there service;)
dont be afraid,I wont bite you

16. Posted by jjl (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

its the information that matters, not the spelling, im sure you can appreciate that.

but thanks for the advice, alot of people have said that it wouldnt really be worth going down souht in such a short time, so i am going to re-think my plans, and possible like you suggested head over to the north west.

still need more research dont I ?!

julian

17. Posted by rsingkang (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y

Definitely do not miss the Iguazu falls. They are simply amazing.

The buses are a great way to travel. The overnight buses are cheap, comfortable, and well, saves you a night in a hostel too. The Argentine buses are by far the most comfy ones that I've been on.

18. Posted by Benito2k (Budding Member 37 posts) 7y

We're in SA from July to December, what's the best time during that period to head down to Patagonia?

Seeing the glaciers would be cool.

19. Posted by artdealer (Budding Member 64 posts) 7y

Yes, I would say summer is the best time to end up in Tierra del Fuego, so that would be at the end of your trip, December, unless you like winter sports and then start the other way around, from down up………… as to glaziers, they are theer all year round, well till the climate changes, which seems to be soon,.......

20. Posted by way2goeh (Full Member 159 posts) 7y

there are no trains in Sao paulo and no reason to go to Sao Paulo. Rio is a must, but it is dangerous.

Hers is a website for bus to and from Sao Paulo and rio

http://www.passagem-em-domicilio.com.br/index.asp?w_cc=&w_referrer=/terminal-tiete.asp