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Argentina Reciprocity No Longer Required for US Citizens

Argentina Reciprocity No Longer Required for US Citizens
This week Obama is visiting Argentina and one of the main points of interest for negotiations between he and Argentine President, Macri, is ease of travel between Argentina and the US for their respective citizens. As a result of yesterday’s negotiations, the Argentine government has temporarily suspended the US$160 reciprocity fee it has charged US travelers entering the country since 2008.The measure, now in effect as of today, was revealed in a statement yesterday by the Foreign Affairs Ministry.According to the Argentine embassy in the US, “as from March 24, 2016, and until further notice, payment of the Reciprocity Fee will not be required from US passport holders.”You can see this new decree displayed on the Argentine Embassy of the United States website HERE.Want to plan your next adventure to Argentina? Feel free to contact me.Your friendly Argentina expert,Gretchen 
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Best Meal Ever on the Wine Tour in Mendoza!

Best Meal Ever on the Wine Tour in Mendoza!
Julie and Craig came to us last year wanting to retrace the steps of some of their close friends who had traveled to Argentina with Wildland Adventures the previous year. They had a bit more time than their friends so, not only were they able to soak up the culture in Buenos Aires, drink wine and explore the vineyards in Mendoza and enjoy the estancia life in El Calafate, but, they also got to add on almost an entire week in Torres del Paine filled with epic treks and scenic vistas! Julie enthusiastically shares some of their personal highlights from the trip below:“We had an awesome trip! Having the tour guides meet us and the transfers was so great- the guide in Buenos Aires (Andrea) and the one in El Calafate were really great; smart, friendly, interesting, informed.In Mendoza, we had 3 different gals. We really loved Mariella who took us...
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Charming Hosts and One-of-a-kind Places

Charming Hosts and One-of-a-kind Places
This three-time alumni couple just came back from a custom Best of Patagonia trip with an enchanting extension at Iguazu Falls. From boating along-side glaciers around Torres del Paine, to local, traditional family barbeques on the Pampa in El Calafate, to exploring the urban splendors of the ‘Paris of the South’ in Buenos Aires and finally to the steamy jungles surrounding Iguazu, hear some of their stories and favorite memories from their adventure below!“It seemed to take forever to get to Punta Arenas from Portland....you really are at the bottom of the world (almost)!Both of the Singular Santiago and Singular Patagonia hotels were very nice and the ground arrangements worked very well. The Santiago guide was very good and even helped us at the airport to get checked in.We have been very fortunate to have wonderful weather and no rain for over three weeks! The Singular Patagonia is certainly a one-of-a-kind...
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Mother-Daughter Duo Conquer Patagonia!

Mother-Daughter Duo Conquer Patagonia!
This mother-daughter duo just returned from a custom Hikers Patagonia Adventure in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile and the Fitz Roy area in Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina. Below they share some of their thoughts, highlights and advice from the trip.  "We totally loved our trip! Our hikes with Explora in Torres del Paine and later in El Chalten were terrific! Actually, all of our hiking experiences were outstanding. Perito Moreno and the penguins were awesome too. Explora was magic and we loved everything about the experience there. Great food, great room with that insane view, great guides, great hikes. It cost a lot but we loved the easy access to everything from there right in the park. We loved El Chalten. It has a lovely feel to it (a bit like Banff Alberta!). Chalten Suites was lovely—we loved the family owned aspect of it. They gave us great restaurant recommendations. We went...
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6 Must-have Items for 6 of South America’s Ultimate Adventures

6 Must-have Items for 6 of South America’s Ultimate Adventures
Finding the right clothes and gear for the modern adventurer, who climbs jagged peaks, kayaks down rapids and zip-lines through cloud forests by day and wines and dines in hip, local hot spots by night, can be difficult: versatility is critical. This is especially true, when completing a multi-day or multi-week adventure in several climates, environments and countries. With airline restrictions becoming ever more rigid, being able to pack light and compact is also necessary. Outlined below are six adventure trips in South America and six items that I highly recommend to maximize your travel experiences in each destination. 1) Brazilian Amazon: ExOfficio’s Bugs Away Marigold Shirt This past year I spent almost a collective month in the heart of Brazil’s Amazon. While hosting our travelers, working with local communities, tree climbing, caiman spotting and hiking I quickly became a fan of ExOfficio’s Bugs Away garments. Not only was the built-in Insect Shield essential...
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