Tourist Information

We welcome you to our country.

Argentina is characterized by its large land area, both from north to south, and from east to west. Eighth worldwide. It has an area of 2.780.400 km², over 969.464 km² corresponding to the Antarctic Sector and South Atlantic Islands and 9.665 km border with other countries. The maximum north-south length is 3.800 km in a straight line and the maximum length east-west 1.425 km straight.

The Argentina Republic currently has a population of 42192.500 inhabitants (census 2012) and is divided into 23 provinces, with the Province of Buenos Aires the capital of the country.

The official language is Spanish, the form of government is a Democratic Federal Republic. Its currency is the Peso, the Time zone UTC-3, the domain is .ar internet and phone prefix +54.

Despite its size, the Argentina Republic adopts for its entire territory one Time Zone.
Large extensions make the climate is very different. At the same moment, you can find a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) in the capital of the Province of Misiones (Posadas) and 3 degrees Celsius (37.4 F) in the capital of the Province of Tierra del Fuego (Ushuaia) with the addition of snow.

In the Northeast, temperatures are usually high during the day and even at night (with high humidity) during the summer. In the NorthWest usually very warm during the day but down overnight (with low humidity) during the summer.

The Austral Patagonia has cold temperatures during the summer and very cold in winter, with fall and snow accumulation.

In the vast territory, you will move through different types of roads.

The road network of roads of Argentina has an area of approximately 500.000 km. Approximately 5.000 km are fast moving roads (motorways), by circulating around 4.500 vehicles per day.

5% of the road network is paved, the remaining 25% are unpaved (gravel).

Generally, paved roads are in good condition and maintenance. You should be aware that driving is an unconventional unit, therefore its dimensions and weights are higher than those of the original vehicle. You must first preserve their health and that of those accompanying him and then preserve the integrity of the vehicle you drive. Remember that other people are also on the roads just like you.

Our recommendation and caveat is that you DO NOT running at a speed exceeding 100 km / h on paved carts.

On unpaved roads (gravel), you should pay the most attention, since they are usually very dangerous.

Our recommendation and caveat is that you running at a speed not exceeding 40 km / h on unpaved roads.

Note that all our units have a satellite tracking system information online, which is reported among other things the location of the vehicle and the instantaneous velocity. Failure to comply with the recommendations and warnings from our monitoring center, we can give the warrant unit.

You also know that Patagonia Austral authorizes all customers travel on unpaved roads. It is very important to become aware of this and note that soon others will drive the car and want to find in mint condition.

National Route 40 is one of the major tourist attractions of our Territory. It runs from north to south the entire Argentine territory through the provinces of Santa Cruz, Chubut, Río Negro, Neuquén, Mendoza, San Juan, La Rioja, Catamarca, Tucumán, Salta and Jujuy, from Cabo Virgen (Santa Cruz) to La Quiaca (Jujuy). The route runs 5.301 km and passes through 21 national parks, 236 bridges and 18 major rivers and the 4,601 km reaches almost 5.000 meters above sea level. Through Route 40, you get access to important places like El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glaciar, Esquel, Lago Puelo, El Bolson, Villa La Angostura, San Martin de los Andes, Bariloche, Malargüe, Wine Route, Mendoza, San Juan, hot springs, ruins of Quilmes, Valles Calchaquíes, Cafayate and its vineyards, wine route Salta, Train to the clouds and La Puna.

Route 40 has other paved and unpaved sections. In 2006 owned 48% of paved road. Currently progress continues over pavement, especially in the southernmost provinces of Santa Cruz and Chubut. The provinces of Neuquen and Rio Negro have 100% of it paved. Instead Salta and Jujuy have the lowest percentage of paved roads.

A few years ago, some of the routes 85, 70, 74, 7, 64, 65 and 5 have been transferred to Route 40, which is likely to find the old name in situ.


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