1. Is it necessary to be in top physical condition to participate in these excursions?
No!, all activities are designed so that any able person, looking for a healthy fun time, can join our team.

2. Is there any danger in these activities?
No!, the only danger is not being there.

3. Are there any added expenses which are not included in the "Adventure Trips" package or in the " Snowboard / Ski Trips?
No, the packages and trips are designed so that once you arrive at the San Carlos de Bariloche airport, you can forget about your passport and wallet.
With regards to:" Choose your own Adventure", these are developed upon the client's requirements.

4. Is it necessary to take a sleeping bag or some specific outdoor equipment?
No, we provide all the necessary equipment, but you must consider packing comfortable trekking clothes and shoes when signing up to an "Adventure Trip", or "Ski / Snowboard Trip".

5. What kind of health precautions should I take?
There are no health entry requirements for visiting Argentina , though you may want to have your vaccinations up to date. The most common health risk is traveler's diarrhea, but non of our visitors have suffered from it.
In general, tap water is safe to drink.

6. How is the climate?
As Argentina is in the southern hemisphere, the seasons are opposite to those in North America. Summers occurs from mid-November through mid-March. Daytime temperatures can reach the mid-70s and average evening temperatures drop into the 50s. Summer are generally dry, but there is a strong possibility of rain at some point during your trip.
Be prepared for all type of weather to ensure that your trip is enjoyable.

7. What about the currency?
The standard unit of currency is the peso. You may easily exchange US dollars for Argentine pesos as well as your traveler's checks; dollars are accepted as pesos everywhere.

8. Which language is spoken in Argentina?
The official language of Argentina is Spanish, but it is referred to as Castellano. In most of the hotels and restaurants, some English is spoken.

9. Which is the electric current standard?
Standard current is 220-volts (50-60 cycle). A current converter and plug adaptor will be necessary if you plan to bring electrical appliances from home. These items can be purchased at travel or hardware stores for around $40.

10. How do we use the phones in Argentina?
Phone numbers consist of a country code a city code and a local number. When you are calling from within the country, you do not need to dial the country code, but you may need the city code. In Argentina, there are several privately owned telephone companies that can place calls for you. If you need to call the United States, it is easiest to dial from one of these offices for approximately $2.
It is possible to use your international calling card (from private or hotel phones only).

11. Which documents are required to travel in Argentina?
A passport is required and no visa is needed for a visit of fewer than 90 days.
We recommend that you make two copies of the first page of your passport and of your airline ticket, leaving one copy to a friend and the other copy with you, keeping it separate from the original documents.
Upon entering Argentina, you will be given a paper "tourist card" which you must keep until you exit the country. At the Buenos Aires international airport (at the end of your trip), you will be required to pay a departure tax of about $14.

12. What happens if we want to stay a few days in Buenos Aires?
We recommend some of our best hotels as Park Hyatt (800-233-1234), Claridge Hotel (800-223-5652), or Hotel Crillon (800-223-5652).
We can coordinate all your travel and excurtions needs upon your arrival at Buenos Aires airport (Ezeiza).

13. What kind of clothing should I take?
For staying comfortable in fluctuating temperatures it is important to bring three basic layers of lightweight clothing: innerwear (to keep moisture away from your skin), insulating garments (for warmth), and outerwear (for protection against wind or rain). The different layers allow you to add or remove clothing in response to changes in the weather or you internal temperature. Trekking shoes are recommended.
Don't forget your bathing suits!

14. Should I get physically trained for the trip?
All our activities are rated as moderate to challenging, so you will find no problem in doing them. Of course, we suggest some training in biking, running, walking or other regular aerobic activities to improve your strength and endurance.

15. Do you suggest taking any travel protection plan?
Yes, we strongly advice that you make arrangements so that you and your property are fully insured for the duration of your trip. We accept no responsibility or liability for any accident, injury, damage or loss to you and your property incurred during or arising from any trip organized by us. Baggage and personal effects are at the sole responsibility of the owners. For these reasons, we suggest you to sign up at Universal Assistance Argentina ( www.ua.com.ar )which can be paid by credit-card, and has a cost of $5 per day.
If you use this protection plan, let us know so we can pick up the insurance for you here in "San Carlos de Bariloche".

Patagonian Adventures
Tel: ++54 (02944)- 15-51-0915 / 15-51-0914
Villa la Angostura - Neuquén - Patagonia Argentina

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