CLIMATE and CLOTHES
In the summer months the weather is generally hot and dry during the day with a maximum temperature between 22 and 35 deg. C. As we are at 700m and higher, it always cools down at night, generally to between 5 and 10 deg. C, it can be colder. It rarely rains – however it is necessary to be prepared with adequate raingear. It is possible to experience all four seasons in one single day, so the best way to dress is in layers. We suggest guests come prepared for all eventualities and as a word of warning, the sun is very strong here and we recommend wearing factor 50 suncream and having a hat. Dress is always casual. Providing the sun is shining there is a 24 hour laundry service. Riding Helmets are not a legal requirement in Argentina but this is no reason for not wearing one. We have a few to lend but recommend, for a safer, better fit, that you bring your own.
VISA & HEALTH
Most nationalities do not need an entry permit for Argentina, they receive a free 90 day tourist visa upon arrival. At the moment of writing this includes the USA, Canada and Australia amongst others.
However sometimes some nationalities require entry permits and these have to be bought on the internet before arrival in Argentina.
The link for payment is: https://dnm.provincianet.com.ar/Login
And you can find instructions for filling this form in on: http://cnyor.mrecic.gov.ar/userfiles/Online_payment_instructions.pdf
All guests are required to have travel insurance which covers riding activities if they wish to ride.
No vaccinations are required for entry to Argentina and Patagonia is a healthy environment. However you should always check with your physician.
Ways of getting to Huechahue
Aerolineas Argentinas have 3 or 4 flights a week from Buenos Aires to Chapelco airport (Code is CPC) at San Martin de los Andes. We can arrange transfers from San Martin de los Andes to Huechahue (about 40 minutes) please contact us for costs.
Both Aerolineas Argentinas and Lan Argentina run several flights a day to Bariloche (Code is BRC). We can arrange transfers from Bariloche to Huechahue please contact us for costs (about 2 hours). There are also 2 buses a day between Huechahue and Bariloche – again please contact us for more information.
For those with time who want to see the countryside and really appreciate the open spaces Argentina is all about, there are buses from Buenos Aires and most other Argentine cities to Junin de los Andes which stop at our front gate. Journey time is 18 hours but the buses are extremely comfortable. Best is Via Bariloche. Please ask for directions for where to get off.
If you need help with your travel plans please ask.
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