Argentina is your perfect gap year wanderlusting cocktail with its amazing natural beauty, soul-electrifying Tango, undying passion for Football and giving in to your carnal craving for authentic Argentine food. Home to some of the highest peaks of the Andes, a gap year in Argentina would mean a lot of trekking, climbing and hilly adventures that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping. But if you’re the kind who’d rather get lost in the cobblestone streets of Argentina than out in the wilderness, then Buenos Aires is going to be a stunner for you people! Ideated by expert travelers and executed by us, our gap year programs are an initiative to make all kinds of travel dreams come true. Our itineraries are made to adapt to the changing plans of fast-paced travelers and backpackers and highlights Argentina’s best for your gap year plans.
Set out on an epic journey and discover the hidden treasures of South America. In the recent past, Argentina has become a popular gap year destination and there's no reason for getting surprised. From the cosmopolitan vibes of Buenos Aires to the impressive Iguaçu Falls, the enchanting roads to the pristine beaches, the Andes mountains and the gorgeous glacial lakes - everything in Argentina can be described in just a word - 'magical'. With affordable opportunities for learning Spanish, working with the locals, getting to know about them more deeply etc., would all turn your gap year into a memorable journey.
Gap Year in Argentina
Tours in Argentina
Our multiple categories of tours in Argentina are perfect for travelers who are either looking to explore the highlights of Argentina in a short period of time or planning to make their way through Argentina exploring vast Latin America on their gap year. The cosmopolitan grandeur of Buenos Aires makes it the perfect place to kickstart your Argentine Odyssey, making great travel stories with some classic treks, a visit to the thunderous Iguazu, and legendary road trips through an unknown nation. Oh, the thrill of the open road and the many madcap adventures along the way would be the perfect way of striking off Argentina off your bucket list.
51 days, 6 countries. Gear up for a roller coaster ride through the heart of South America!
All travelers require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity) and a visa from an Argentinian embassy in their country unless they come from one of the Visa exempt countries. If you’re a passport holder of one of these Visa exempt countries, you can enter into Argentina without a Visa and travel for a period of 90/60/30 days, depending on your country. Canadian passport holders can visit Argentina without a visa by paying a reciprocity fee a few days ahead of their departure. The payment is valid for a period of 10 years, allowing multiple entries for the period, or up to 30 days prior to passport expiry date.
Whatever suits you best! It’s completely your choice whether you want to go for a soul-searching solo adventure or some roof-raising time with your bunch of BFFs, or have a romantic getaway with your partner- our programs will accommodate you in any which way. If you are coming in a group of more than 5, we can also provide you with customized packages as well as amazing discounts.
Most of our adventure tours do not have a single supplement. This means that accommodation will be provided on a twin sharing basis, and if you are traveling alone, you’ll be sharing a room with another one of GDA’s traveler of the same sex. What could be better than bonding with your new travel mates and making amazing new friends along the way of your journey?
Some tours have optional single supplement for couples and solo travelers and a private room can be availed at an extra cost. The cost and details vary by trip so we suggest you to get in touch with your coordinators regarding the same beforehand.
If you’re traveling alone you’ll find some awesome travel mates along the way, and if you’re coming in a group, then you’ll get a chance to add a few more crazy adventurers into your gang. In case you want to get in touch with others who are traveling to the Argentina, you can join our Facebook Group and chitchat with your fellow travelers!
You need to buy your Medical and Travel Insurance before setting out for your trip. GDA also provides the insurance facilities, at an additional cost.
Yes! We always advise our travelers to get some pre-nights and post-nights booking done if they want to explore more upon arrival or continue with their travels after the tour ends. In most cases, we can arrange additional accommodation at our starting or ending hotels, excluding European tours. If we are unable to provide you with the extra nights we will give you the name of a hotel you can contact directly. Please also note that extra accommodations must be booked outside of 30 days of departure.
Most of our adventures, apart from the volunteering programs do not include Airport transfers. We advise our travelers to arrange for a Taxi on Arrival as it is the most economical and efficient way to go about this. If you would prefer a pre-arranged transfer, we can provide the same for you at an additional cost from your point of Arrival. Do get in touch with your coordinators for more information.
You will need to carry extra money for personal expenses, add-on tours, eating out while traveling in Argentina. For basic personal expenses, a budget of 40-50 USD per week is more than sufficient barring the extra costs of add-on activities. If you’re planning on using credit/debit card in Argentina, it is advised to let your bank know about your travels beforehand so that they don’t suspicious of your account activity. We also advise all our participants to keep an emergency fund of 200 USD only to be used in case of an emergency, if one arises.
We advise our participants to get in touch with their physicians regarding vaccination requirements and get the ones as instructed. The recommended vaccinations for traveling in Argentina are Hepatitis A&B, Typhoid, Rabies and Yellow Fever. Zika virus is a risk in Argentina and travelers should take necessary precautions to prevent any mosquito bites.
You will be on the move a lot so our advice for you is to pack light. Casual wear is generally the way to go when you’re traveling in Argentina. Summertime (December- February) is sweltering in Buenos Aires and your comfort depends on packing in light clothing in breathable fabrics, sandals and of course your bikinis or monokinis and beach shorts cause summers are when Argentina’s beaches are the best. But we always advise everyone to keep a lightweight jacket handy as well cause you never know when the temperature could just take a dip. Winters (June-August) in Argentina are relatively mild but its best to come prepared for lower temperatures. Sweaters, sweatshirts, warm jackets, mittens, and scarves are a few things that should be on your packing list for winters in Argentina. Weather will heavily depend on the regions you’re traveling to, as it gets colder towards the South and warmer towards the North. So pack according to the places you’re going to visit!