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    • Island-lover-shari's Profile Photo

      form to pay reciprocity fee

      Argentina Yesterday

      Thanks, everyone, for the info about getting to the correct travel site to pay the reciprocity fee. I'm confused!
      I entered the Provincia Pagos website and registered.
      Then I received an email verifying that my account has been created. No entry code was included, as per the directions. The only info in the email was my user name and password. There's an X'ed out picture, so no clue as to what that's about...
      The directions tell me to click "continue" the website to complete the process, however when I click on it I loop back to the same directions page instead of a form described where I input my personal and credit card info.
      Has anybody been through the process that can help? I am beyond frustrated.
      Thank you!

    • Need info to make appropriate airline reservation from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls

      Buenos Aires Yesterday

      We will be overnight in Buenos Aires and only have one day available to go to Iguazu Falls
      Argentina side. So we can take the flight from AEP to IGR at 5:40 AM that gets in at 7:25 or the one that depart Buenos Aires at 9:05 and gets in at 11 AM. My concern is that the later flight we lose 2 hrs of precious sightseeing time since the park opens at 9AM...but then if we take the earlier flight we have to be at the airport at what time????? in order to make the flight. In that case we may lose sleep time. To me the sightseeing is more precious than sleep as we will not have the opportunity to every go again...BUT on the otherhad if we need to be there hours before then loss of sleep can make us too tired to enjoy what we are seeing. Your recommendations will be most helpful!

    • Read the warnings-Now I am scared

      Buenos Aires Yesterday

      I understand "be ware", but reading the "dangers" section has me downright scared. I am not sure if there are certain areas to stay away from...or if this is directed to normal tourist areas...but it sounded like even the nice areas are suspect. We have not made hotel reservations yet so further information will be appreciated. I never wear flashy jewelry and such and I certainly don't look elite, but that being said, if I am a tourist and want to take pictures I usually will have a camera around my neck and that screams tourist!
      We arrive at EZE in the evening and then our flight to Iguazu is early the next morning (probably the 5:40 am flight out of aep) so I was thinking of getting a hotel near aep airport to cut down the travel time in the morning. Is this an okay plan or do I need to rethink it? What hotel or area do you recommend. We will have large suitcases that we will be leaving with the hotel while we are overnight in Iguazu, so the hotel needs to be reputable. Then the next day we will gly back to BA and stop buy the hotel on our way to our cruise and pick up the other that way we only take one with us for the overnight. Otherwise, we will be traveling with two each plus a very small carryon (with the laptop)...and my husband is 72 years old so I really need to make things as easy as possible for us.

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      Paying reciprocity fee

      Argentina Jun 27, 2015 at 11:11 AM

      I'll be visiting Buenos Aires for two weeks this summer and need to pay my reciprocity fee. There are so many sites on the web that I don't know which one to choose to make my payment. Can anyone point me to the correct website?
      Thank you!

    • Money exchange Ushuaia

      by sskptr Online Now Oct 2, 2014 at 2:37 PM

      is there any place in Ushuaia to exchange U$?
      Is there any "dolar blue" exchange there?
      Thanks Peter

      7 Answers May 19, 2015 at 3:45 AM
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      Last minute to Antarctica

      by oldfaithful Online Now Aug 1, 2014 at 1:50 AM

      What about last minute trips from Ushuaia to Antarctica ?

      2 Answers Dec 15, 2014 at 6:58 AM
    • Buying tourist items online

      by colinberyl Online Now May 9, 2014 at 2:36 AM

      Hi when i was there 3 years ago i bought an Antatctica hat i now regreat giving to my wife He he ,so now i would love to have on for my self, the shop was at the end where the musuum was, could you help me please Colin Moore Australia

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      by massot Online Now Dec 23, 2013 at 2:45 PM

      We (wife and me) plan to visit Antarctica next February 14. Some trips visit only some islands, other also the continent. And cruises are really different. Some advice to stay there, a maximum of 10 days, or shorter if it is possilble to fly from the tip of SouthAmerica. Say me your experience! Thanks.
      Roma Massot

      5 Answers Dec 26, 2013 at 3:55 PM
    • Equipment Rental in Ushuaia

      by vhallworth Online Now Nov 26, 2013 at 6:22 PM

      where is the best place to rent sleeping bags and trekking poles in Ushuaia, Argentina?

      1 Answer Nov 26, 2013 at 9:51 PM
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      Cuevas del Alvear

      by LeandroCW Online Now Nov 12, 2013 at 10:41 AM

      Did anyone already visit "cuevas del glaciar alvear"?? I only found a travel agency that has a tour guide. But i'd not like to spend a lot of money. Can anyone tell me if is there a cheapest way to visit? Transfer and walk by myself without tourist guide. Thank You. Any other tips i appreciate.
      Bye bye.

    • Ushuaia stuffed pinguin toys

      by normaaaahuacuja Online Now Oct 24, 2013 at 3:43 PM

      I would like to know where I can buy these kind of items in Argentina, I need the web-site of one or two or three of these stores please. Thanks

      1 Answer Oct 24, 2013 at 4:45 PM
    • taxi fares

      by kltyen522 Online Now Oct 4, 2013 at 4:31 PM

      does anyone know how much will a taxi or van cost for 5 hours? we need to be picked up at the cruise port, go to the Tierra Del Fuego national park and do some city tour if time permits, then be dropped back off to the ship.

      4 Answers Oct 4, 2013 at 7:50 PM
    • Choosing the tours upon arrival

      by Charlles Online Now Sep 2, 2013 at 11:50 AM

      In October, is it a must to have a tour pre-booked and paid for?

      I was thinking about getting there and choosing whatever suits me most. I´m sure it´s gonna be the Beagle Channel and of course the Parks and Museums. If we do the from a long distance it´s normally costly and does not really guarantee the best choice. What´s the routine for new comers?

      5 Answers Sep 3, 2013 at 7:49 AM
    • Seals in Ushuaia

      by MargDi Online Now Aug 3, 2013 at 3:41 AM

      Do you see seals on the Beagle Channel cruise? I'm going in early November.

      3 Answers Aug 6, 2013 at 6:22 PM
    • Penguin island

      by MargDi Online Now Jul 28, 2013 at 4:35 AM

      Has anyone else been to the penguin island close to Haberton in November? globetrott said he only saw a few penguins and blueskyjohn saw lots. I would love to go.

      6 Answers Jul 28, 2013 at 3:57 PM
    • Footwear in Ushuaia

      by MargDi Online Now Jul 28, 2013 at 3:18 AM

      HI, I intend to go on a cruise in the Beagle channel, I think it's about 3 or 4 hours. It's probably the catamaran one. Do we stay in the boat all the time? Or hop out into the water while getting ashore to visit seals etc. I'm wondering if I need to buy high boots or if I can get away with hiking style lighter shoes.
      I'm going to be in Ushuaia in early November.
      Thanks so much

      3 Answers Jul 28, 2013 at 3:22 PM
    • Weather in December

      by laurenswersky1 Online Now Nov 19, 2012 at 6:44 PM

      Hi ! I am planning a trip to El Calafate, El Chalten, Torres del Paine, and Ushuaia in December. Does anyone know what the weather will be like? And will the mountains still have some snow? Thanks!

      3 Answers Nov 20, 2012 at 2:05 AM
    • Traveling to Ushuaia and El Calafate with Kids

      by Sonic123 Online Now Apr 27, 2012 at 7:44 PM

      Planning a December family trip with 3 kids and would like to spend time in Ushuaia and El Calafate for a total of 12 days.

      1. How is the drive from El Calafate to Ushuaia? (time, how are the roads)
      2. What would be a good itinerary once we leave El Calafate? (good places to stop while on the road and how much time to spend in each place)
      3. Car rental and lodging recommendations. Something with a small kitchenette.
      Thank you!

      6 Answers Apr 29, 2012 at 12:08 AM
    • Tour to Penguin Island in November

      by hyazinthara Online Now Mar 14, 2012 at 4:51 AM


      I am interested in taking a boat tour to Penguine Island in the Beagle Channel from Ushuaia. Does anyone know whether the penguins will (already)be there in early-mid November? Or do they only come to nest there later in the season?

      Any recommendations which company to choose? I would like to go on a small boat with just a dozend or so people. I heard that such tours are offered, but on the Internet I only found the tour on large catamerans...

      Thanks very much for your help!

      4 Answers Aug 13, 2012 at 1:33 PM
    • Supermarket in Ushuaia

      by hyazinthara Online Now Mar 11, 2012 at 8:03 AM


      I am looking for a supermarket in Ushuaia. I read that there is a large "el Norte" supermarket there, but I cannot find the address... Thanks very much in advance!

      7 Answers Mar 19, 2012 at 10:58 PM
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      weather in September

      by ohaiyo Online Now Feb 27, 2012 at 11:29 AM

      I'm thinking of going to Ushuaia in September. Would it be too cold? Is it winter there or would it be spring at that time of year? What would be the average temperature be like?

      6 Answers Aug 13, 2012 at 1:32 PM
    • any affordable hotel or B&B that does not require climbing steep hills or steps?

      by crazy4ocean Online Now Feb 12, 2012 at 10:18 PM


      As I'm searching around for lodging for one night Feb 18, I found out most are sold out. Among those still available yet reasonably priced (less than US$130), seems like every hotel requires climbing steep hills for 10 minutes from downtown or 100s steps.

      Can anyone recommend anywhere with a reasonable price without having to climb hills or steps?


    • Photography Guide Needed

      by worleyypat Online Now Dec 7, 2011 at 10:52 AM

      Does anyone have a recommendation for a photography guide? I would like to go out at sunrise.



      4 Answers Dec 8, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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      Antarctica in late March

      by EzzaK Online Now Nov 23, 2011 at 2:40 PM

      Still decent wildlife viewing?

      2 Answers Nov 23, 2011 at 9:59 PM
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      Antarctica Tour - M/V Ushuaia

      by EzzaK Online Now Nov 23, 2011 at 2:39 PM


      Has anyone gone on this boat recently? My agent is trying to steer me away from them and I wanted recent opinions. We aren't going for luxury, just a chance to see Antarctica without breaking the bank. I have found reviews online but none that recent.

      Many thanks,

      1 Answer Feb 9, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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      Camera Shop(s)

      by romeohotel Online Now Oct 30, 2011 at 7:09 AM

      I have lost my telefoto lens enroute to Ushuaia. I need to buy a replacement while I am in Ushuaia. Can you recommend a camera shop(s), and if possible a web address so that I can start looking before I arrive November 14th.
      Many thanks for reply. RH.

      1 Answer Oct 30, 2011 at 7:48 AM
    • rental equipment

      by shc43 Online Now Apr 28, 2011 at 5:43 PM

      Is there a company in Ushuaia that rents boots and other necessities for Anartic cruises? They call for Wellington boots, for example, which I would never ever need again. Also, traveling from USA those boots would surely weigh a ton. Any suggestions? Thanks. shc

      2 Answers Apr 28, 2011 at 10:41 PM
    • Cost to golf Ushuaia?

      by jlcm Online Now Jul 20, 2010 at 9:00 PM

      Does anyone know the greens fee for Ushuaia?
      I'm visiting in November.
      Any other details re: golf would be appreciated.

      3 Answers Aug 4, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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      Hotels / Guesthouses in December 2010

      by eswepe Online Now Apr 21, 2010 at 5:11 PM

      We will be in Ushuaia this December (December 30 to be exact) and have been trying to book one night's hotel stay for three. I have have had no luck - either I'm told the hotel is booked or I get no response (I've tried both online booking and emailing the hotel/guesthouse directly). We don't want to pay an arm and a leg if we don't have to, so I haven't got all the way up to the most expensive places, so that's probably my next option. Am I going about this the wrong way? I know we're going during the high season, but it's still 8 months off (I started looking for rooms over a month ago). I just can't believe everything is really all booked up. Anyone have any leads?

      2 Answers Apr 21, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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      couple interested in sharing a guided tour of tiera del fuego nat. pk. Celebrity Infinity 2/14/10

      by ladislao Online Now Jan 29, 2010 at 5:43 PM

      My wife and I have hired a reputable guide to drive us around to major sites in and around Tierra Del Fuego Nat. Pk. We have already booked the tour. Interested parties can contact us at this address:
      We are paying240 USD for a five-hour excursion. This cost would be split evenly for ea. additional person.
      Kind regards,

      5 Answers Feb 1, 2010 at 3:11 PM

      by PRX98 Online Now Jan 4, 2010 at 4:46 AM


      I am going to Ushuaia in 2 weeks time and I would like to know if we can find a shop selling rubber boots as mine are quite heavy and I would like to purchase a pair in this town
      Any hints, adresses ect... ??

      My email adress is :

      4 Answers Oct 29, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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      Feasible 16 day journey Ushuaia- B.A by public transport? Or return to Ushuaia?

      by nikoskaps Online Now Dec 15, 2009 at 3:45 AM

      Hi all!
      I’ll be in Tiera del fuego and Patagonia during February 2010 for 16 nights and I’m thinking to travel by public transport from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires, stopping in major sites in Argentina and Chile on the way.
      My main interests are: nature, glaciers, hiking, wild life (valdez?), perhaps lake district, anything special…
      It will be just me, and budget terms is my only choice, so cannot get a tailor made tour etc.
      Wondering if it is feasible to get a good look of the place in this time frame... since it is such a big space.
      If anybody could suggest a more suitable journey, or send any tip, please be my guest!
      Plan –B could be, to do as much as possible within T.D.F. and Patagonia and return finally back to Ushuaia and fly to B.A. instead of overland.
      Any ideas on the above will be a big help!
      Many thanks

      5 Answers Jan 6, 2010 at 12:44 PM
    • Chez Manu

      by annefromthenorthshor Online Now Nov 27, 2009 at 3:10 PM

      Is there a dress code for Chez Manu? Are sweaters or blazers appropriate? Jeans?
      Thanks so much.

      1 Answer Nov 28, 2009 at 3:47 AM
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      car rental and places to visit

      by virtualolga Online Now Nov 18, 2009 at 9:56 AM

      Hi, we are going to be in Ushuaia in december. we are trying to plan a trip renting a car from there to calafate.are there any places in the way we should stop by and see?

      2 Answers Nov 20, 2009 at 9:42 AM