What to Pack for a Trip to Argentina
Argentina is a large country with many options for activities: from horseback riding to hiking along some of the world’s largest waterfalls, unlimited adventure awaits. Since you can cover so much ground while on your trip, you’ll want to be prepared for anything so make sure your travel gear is well organized before you leave.
Start by collecting all of your important documents in a travel document organizer. This will help ensure everything you need to get from one place to the next is all in one place. Think about including the following documents:
- Personal ID
- Cash and credit card(s)
- Health insurance cards/document(s)
- Travel insurance info
- Reservations & itineraries
- Hotel/Tour contact info
- Transportation tickets (plane, train, bus, car, etc.)
- Emergency contacts and important addresses
The next thing you’ll want to do is prepare your personal item carry-on bag with any of the things you’ll want with you on your flight. It’s always a good idea to make sure you have an outfit (or two) and a few essential toiletries in your personal item just in case your luggage is lost. If you’ll be traveling around the country once you’ll land, make sure this bag has items to keep you cozy on any train, boat or bus rides. It's always nice to have a bag that's easy to get into and out of so that you don't have to get in your larger luggage bag each time you need your eyeshade. But remember, you’ll be carrying all of this, so keep it light. We recommend to consider using a small daypack or backpack as your personal item. Here are some good things to include:
For a trip to Argentina, we recommend a wheeled backpack suitcase or travel pack, to ensure easy carrying no matter the terrain. You’ll want to pack lots of clothing options, since your trip can take you anywhere from the snowy mountains of Patagonia to horseback riding with gauchos. Having options doesn’t mean you’ll need to over-pack, just pack smart. Include clothing that can be worn on your adventures and then dressed up slightly with a different pair of shoes and a scarf. Keep everything organized in compartments based on outfit type or adventure type using Pack-It Cubes packing organizers. These zippered organizers make it so easy to keep your bag organized and neat, while providing quick access to all the different things you'll need during your trip to Argentina.
Some other things you’ll want to pack are:
And don't under-estimate the power of a well-stocked toiletry bag. Having all the essential toiletries will ensure you can freshen up for a fancy evening of Malbec tasting after a long day of hiking, or a night on the town after sightseeing all day. Don’t forget the following for your toiletry case:
- Hairbrush or comb
- Deodorant & soap
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Sunscreen & lip balm
- Shaving kit & extra razors
- Bug repellant
- Make a first aid kit with pain, cold and prescription medicines, bandages, and antibiotic ointment. It's always better to have what you need, than to have to go looking for it once you're at your destination.