FAQs & travel information about Argentina
Argentina is a statein South America featuring parts of the Andes and stunning glacier lakes as well as the well-known metropolitan city Buenos Aires, where you can learn more about the country's culture and way of living. Before you're heading out on your adventure through Argentina with us, we would like to provide you with some basic knowledge on the country you’re travelling to and answer some of your most frequently asked questions.
To travel to Argentina as an EU-citizen, you will need a passport that must be valid for the duration of your journey, however we recommend bringing your passport with a minimum validity of half a year. Furthermore, it is not sufficient to present a valid identity card. Conveniently, you do not need a visa permit as long as you're traveling as a tourist and are not staying in Argentina for more than 90 days.
If you want to travel to Argentina from the EU, you do not need any vaccinations. However, we recommend getting the standard vaccinations against diseases such as tetanus and diphtheria, and you might additionally consider getting vaccinated against hepatitis A as well as yellow fever.
The Argentinian currency is called Argentinian Peso and it's exchange rate is about 1 Euro = 50,50 Argentinian Pesos. Speaking from experience, it is mostly the cheapest option to exchange your money in Argentina instead of in your home country, however you have to consider that you might have to pay an additional fee if you are planning to deduct the money that is to be exchanged from your card instead of bringing it in cash.
During winter, there is a time difference between Argentina and Germany of -6 hours, during summer -5 hours.
The countries official language is Spanish.
What is the climate in Argentina like and when is the best time to travel through Argentina on an enduro?
Due to the different altitudes and differences in the topography, Argentina's climate varies strongly throughout the country. In the Northeast, the climate is rather tropical with high temperatures and rain falls all year round. In Eastern Argentina, the climate however is mediterranean, in Eastern Patagonia, the climate is semi-arid and in Fireland, the climate is oceanic-cold. Therefore, the best traveling time for the regions we are traveling to in Argentina is from May to November.
Due to its size, Argentina has got many airports, however only some of them are international and have flights coming in and going out to the EU. The most relevant one is the airport Ministro Pistarini, however you can also fly to Córdoba, Rosario, Mendoza and Salta from one of its neighboring countries.
After your booking, you can pay for your tour via bank transfer or PayPal, the information that you need to do so will be mentioned on your invoice. An initial deposit payment amounting to 20% of the total tour price must be paid immediately after receiving the invoice, the rest of the payment is due 30 days before your scheduled departure. Exceptions can be made if flight bookings have to be paid in total in advance, which depends on the chosen airline.
Just because you are new to riding your enduro, it doesn't mean that you cannot book one of our enduro tours! Simply let us know your level of riding and we will do our best to match you with other riders that are on the same page as you are, so that you do not have to worry about the trails being too tough (or too easy, for that matter)! After all, Argentina has got many trails for beginners, intermediate riders and experts which we would love to show you!
Yes, the tour price already includes the rent for one of our rental enduros on all riding days. Usually, we use a Beta 390 2015, a Beta 300 2016, a KTM 300 2017, a KTM 250 2018, a KTM 500 2015, a Yamaha WR 450 2015, a Yamaha WR 450 2014 and a Yamaha WR 250 2017.
You cannot rent an enduro bike without a tour guide unfortunately, as we think that going for a ride without knowing the area or even the local language is too dangerous.
If you would like to, of course you can also ride the tour on your own enduro. To do so, your motorbike should be legally registered, in a generally good state and equipped with proper enduro tires. If you are not sure whether or not your bike is suitable to ride the tour, write us an e-mail, call us, text us on WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram and we will be happy to assist you!
If a part of your enduro breaks during our tour, our guide will try to fix it for you. Should this not be possible on our way, we will try to provide you with a replacement bike so that you can continue your tour as if nothing had happened.
If we need to fix enduro-typical damages such as scratches on our rental enduros, we will not charge you anything as long as you didn't enforce the damages willfully. For larger damages that require us to exchange the damaged parts, we need to charge you accordingly.
For your own safety, we require you to wear a helmet, knee and elbow pads, a chest guard, gloves, a motorcycle jacket or jersey, goggles and durable motorcycle boots while riding. You can rent a helmet, knee and elbow pads as well as a chest guard from us for an additional fee of 36,00 EUR per person per day.
Besides of the safety gear mentioned above, we recommend bringing the following items to your motorbike tour:
- A hydration pack or a normal, small backpack (incl. a rain cover)
- A rain coat that can also be worn while riding your motorbike
- Leisure clothing: t-shirts, hoodies, shorts, jeans, comfortable shoes, swimwear, underwear, socks
- Towels, cosmetic products and personal hygiene products
- Personal medicine as well as a first-aid kit
- Sunscreen and sunglasses
- Passport, driver's license and your wallet
Argentina is a beautiful country that surely has a lot more to offer than we can cover in just a few days of riding. Thus, we would be more than happy to assist you in booking some additional nights, whether you would just like to spend some more days at the beach or you would like to enjoy some more action with one of our guides!
During our tour, we will stay in good 3-star guesthouses that we have only made positive experiences with so far.
We advice you, as for any trip, to conclude a travel health insurance before your tour.
Enduro riding is an outdoor sport, which is why the weather is always a risk factor. Should the weather be bad, our guides will determine whether they think that we can ride the tour anyways or not and if any changes to the routing must be made so that you can enjoy a safe adventure. Should our guides decide that going for a ride is too dangerous given the current situation, we will cover the kilometers in our support vehicle and try to adhere to the rest of the program as good as possible.
You can find all information regarding the cancellation of your booking in our terms and conditions.
Now, that you have got a general overview of what to expect on your trip to Argentina, you can take a look at the website of the government of the UK on travel advice for Argentina to get even more information. We at Viaduro care for your safety, and therefore we would like to provide you with some information that enables you to travel safely. However, we can always only assume which information is important to the average traveler, so you might as well look for more information regarding your specific needs elsewhere (for example but not exclusively on the site of the German ministry of foreign affairs). Although we are regularly updating this information, it might also happen that not everything is up to date as frequent changes can always take place, thus, all information provided is not legally binding.
One last advice, please always make sure to listen to our guides! We can guarantee you that the only thing they want you to do - except having fun of course - is to be safe, and they are the ones that know this country best and that have the best overview of the ongoing situation. With that being said, you are now ready to read through the actual travel information. Enjoy your trip!
- last update: 03.07.20 -