One of the world's most wondrous cities, Buenos Aires is more European than Latin American. Open the phonebook and you'll find as many Italian surnames as Spanish ones. You'll also find many British, German, Jewish and Japanese names. Much like the United States, Argentina experienced waves of immigration at the turn of the century and after the Second World War.

It is a city that hardly sleeps, with restaurants routinely serving until 2 or 3 am. There are no obvious slums and, unlike many US cities, the "downtown" areas are not decaying. In fact, they are the heart of the city, home to the best hotels, shops and restaurants. You'll spend much of your time downtown.

Soccer is a national passion; but, thanks to the British, polo is also first rate.

The city has many fine museums and a world-reknowned opera house. Shopping for fine leathers and furs can be fun and rewarding.

You can begin and end your stay in Buenos Aires. But why not see the rest of Argentina? The second largest country in South America, it covers an area of over one million square miles. If you can imagine South America resembling a lamb chop, Argentina and Chile share the bone.

No matter where you travel, take some simple precautions in order to avoid health problems, crime and other mishaps. Following are a few suggestions:

To avoid suspicion when passing through customs, always carry prescription medications in their original containers. Be sure to bring a few extra days worth of medication in case your return home is delayed.

Research the health risks of the areas you plan to visit and allow yourself time to update or get vaccinations and immunizations as necessary. You should also check on the availability of medical care.

Try to avoid tap water, ice cubes, local dairy products and raw or uncooked foods if you are traveling in rural areas or cities in lesser developed nations. Drink bottled water.

Carry a small medical kit with basic emergency supplies, including stomach remedies, band-aids, gauze, antiseptic, and neosporin or something similar for insect bites. If you have any allergies (insect bites, foods, etc.) or health conditions that require a special medication, include it in your medical kit. Check on the accessibility of medical assistance before you leave home.

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    From Chile's capital Santiago to Argentina's Buenos Aires and Iguazu, and Brazil's marvelous Rio de Janeiro, delve into the vivacious cultures of South America. Explore cosmopolitan Santiago de Chile, with a lively culture and strong Andean roots.

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  • 2018: The Best of Brazil & Argentina (1000)

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    On this tour, discover two of South America's greatest cities-Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires-with time in each city to explore and experience the varied restaurants, shops, and optional excursions.

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    Discover some of South America's greatest cities-Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Lima-and some of its most spectacular sites and scenic areas on this South America tour to Brazil, Argentina, and Peru.

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    Discover some of South America's greatest cities-Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Lima-and some of its most fascinating ruins and spectacular scenery on this South America tour.

  • GLOBUS 2018: South American Odyssey with Amazon (SGQ)

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    Sample the unique cultures of South America on this thrilling vacation to Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, including stays in Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Bariloche, and Santiago. Plus, enjoy time in the Amazon Jungle.

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    This South America tour features three of the continent's most exciting cities-Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Santiago-along with two of the world's most spectacular attractions, Iguassu Falls and Easter Island.

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    From $4,375.00 (USD)

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  • Cultures and Contrasts of South America with Paracas Extension Summer 2018

    From $9,290.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: DiscoveryBrochure Type: South America 2018Lost kingdoms, intoxicating Latin rhythms and astounding natural phenomena-from the thundering Iguassu to dramatic Tango twists-are yours to discover on this epic voyage from Rio to Lima.

  • 2018: Ultimate South America with Brazil's Amazon & Galapagos Cruise (1208)

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    Discover some of South America's greatest cities-Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Lima, and Quito-and some of its most spectacular ruins and scenic areas on this South America tour.

  • Icons of South America Summer 2018

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  • GLOBUS 2018: Patagonia: Journey to the End of the World (SF)

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    Explore the thrilling and unspoiled vastness of the Patagonia region on this journey to the end of the world.

  • GLOBUS 2018: Spirit of South America with Amazon & Nazca Lines (SAY2)

    From $6,569.00 (USD)

    Explore the beauty of South America during this exhilarating vacation to Brazil, Argentina, and Peru. Visit its cosmopolitan and lively cities as well as its ancient treasures and scenic highlights.

  • GLOBUS 2018: South American Getaway with the Chilean Fjords (SBE3)

    On this South America vacation, discover two of the great cities-Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires-at a more leisurely pace, then finish up your tour with a cruise of the Chilean Fjords.

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  • Wonders of South America

    From $3,299.00 (USD)

    From Chile's capital Santiago to Argentina's Buenos Aires and Iguazu, and Brazil's marvelous Rio de Janeiro, delve into the vivacious cultures of South America. Explore cosmopolitan Santiago de Chile, with a lively culture and strong Andean roots.

  • Complete South America

    From $7,499.00 (USD)

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