Argentina People

Family enjoying summer time

Unlike the people in other areas of Hispanic America, Argentines are mostly of European origin. At least 85 percent of the population is from that origin, with the remainder classified as Mestizo, Native American (Indian), or other groups. Anyhow a recent study of Buenos Aires University shows that at least 56% of the Argentinean inhabitants would have indian background.

Read about the study here


Between the 1850s and 1940, more than 3.5 million immigrants arrived in Argentina, about 45 percent of them from Italy and 32 percent from Spain. Prior to the 1960s, substantial numbers also came from Britain, Germany, France, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Poland, Russia, Wales, the middle East, and Japan. Spanish is the official language and is spoken universally, but a number of Argentines also speak English, Italian, German, French, or Native American languages (Guarani, Quechua, Mapuche, etc.). Despite the mix of ancestries and languages, Argentines are fiercely nationalistic.

Approximately 90 percent of the population is nominally Roman Catholic. However, some studies indicate that fewer than 10 percent of Argentines are actively practicing Catholics. Protestants and Jews each account for about 2 percent of the population, with the remaining 6 percent representing adherents of various other religions.


Individuality:


Argentines place a high value on individuality. One of the most vibrant symbols of the past which is supposed to represent the national character is the Gaucho -that near-mythical legendary historical plainsman who is independent, brave, athletic, a bold warrior, loyal, and generous. The Gaucho is the idealized version of a complex historical figure who has become etched into the Argentine consciousness. Modern Argentines believe that they have incorporated the values associated with the Gaucho into their own system. At the same time, Argentines can express their concern for others with gauchadas, Gaucho-like acts of generosity, such as going out of one's way to help someone else solve a problem. Argentines take great pride in being in a position to offer a gauchada.


Candor:


Argentines believe in being open, frank, and direct, but also take pride in being tactful and diplomatic. In both speech and writing, they may be indirect, elaborate, and complimentary. They can be almost poetic in the way they express themselves.

They place a premium on not offending. This impressionistic approach to language is not meant to mislead, and they themselves are seldom confused: they are just trying to be polite and tactful.

It is a matter of pride for Argentines to know the correct response to any query, and they will offer detailed directions if asked for help in finding a destination. Both social and business invitations may be accepted, whether or not the invitee intends to attend.

Argentines are warm and effusive, seldom trying to hide passion or sentimentality. They may touch each other when speaking, and they maintain little physical distance between speakers, much less than is customarily maintained in many other cultures. In their earnest desire to compliment and be warm and friendly, Argentines will lavish praise and compliment extensively even something that-from another point of view-could be considered an insignificant event or achievement. This is not insincerity, and a visitor would be making a grave mistake by deprecating these expressions or misinterpreting them.

Argentines do have strong opinions on many issues, and although they can be circumspect and reserved, they can also voice their opinions forthrightly or publicly. Groups of gesticulating men can usually be found arguing sports, economic policy, or politics. On these subjects the Argentines´ usual circumspection gives way to heated debates full of emotional displays. Football (soccer to a North American) is the national sport, basketball, rugby, tennis, volleyball are also important.

Argentines are generally well informed about politics and economic policies, and they take great interest and pride in discussing them.


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Argentina Tours

  • Buenos Aires 3 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out International Airport - Dowtown Hotel in the city in private
    - City Tour
    - Shopping Tour
    - Vouchers for discounts on shopping and dining
    - Flight tickets not included

    Rates from USD 283

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  • Buenos Aires 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out International Airport
    - Dowtown Hotel in the city in private
    - City Tour
    - Dinner-Tango Show
    - Shopping Tour
    - Vouchers for discounts on shopping and dining
    - Flight tickets not included

    Rates from USD 342

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  • Buenos Aires 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out International Airport - Dowtown Hotel in private
    - City Tour t in private
    - Dinner-Tango Show
    - Shopping Tour
    - Vouchers for discounts on shopping and dining
    - Flight tickets not included
    Rates from USD 459

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  • Iguazú 3 Stars
    3 days/2 nights
    - 2 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport IGR - Hotel in the city
    - Iguazu Falls Argentinean and Brazilian Side Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 115

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  • Iguazú 4 Stars
    3 days/2nights
    - 2 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport IGR - Hotel in the city
    - Iguazu Falls Argentinean and Brazilian Side Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 183

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  • Iguazú 5 Stars
    3 days/2 nights
    - 2 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Iguazu Falls Argentinean and Brazilian Side Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 257

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  • El Calafate 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Glaciar Perito Moreno Excursion
    - National Park Tcikets not included
    Rates from USD 418

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  • El Calafate 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Glaciar Perito Moreno Excursion
    - National Park Ticket not included
    Rates from USD 289

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  • El Calafate 3 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Glaciar Perito Moreno Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included

    Rates from USD 263

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  • Ushuaia 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Tierra del Fuego National Park Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 417

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  • Ushuaia 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Tierra del Fuego National Park Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 364

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  • Ushuaia 3 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Tierra del Fuego National Park Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 332

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  • Puerto Madryn 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Peninsula de Valdes Excursion
    - National Reservation Ticket not included
    Rates from USD 362

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  • Puerto Madryn 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Peninsula de Valdes Excursion
    - National Reservation Ticket not included
    Rates from USD 322

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  • Puerto Madryn 3 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Peninsula de Valdes Excursion
    - National Reservation Ticket not included
    Rates from USD 292

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  • Bariloche 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Circuito Chico and Panoramic Point Excursion
    - National Park Tcikets not included
    Rates from USD 425.00

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  • Bariloche 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Circuito Chico and Panoramic Point Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 322.00

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  • Bariloche 3 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Circuito Chico and Panoramic Point Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 205.00

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  • Mendoza 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - City Tour
    - Visit Wineries


    Rates from USD 245

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  • Mendoza 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Visit Wineries
    - Wineries Tcikets not included
    Rates from USD 208

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  • Mendoza 3 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - High Mountain Excursion
    - City Tour
    - Visit Wineries
    Rates from USD 156

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  • Salta 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - City Tour Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 191

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  • Salta 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - City Tour Excursion
    -  National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 288

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  • Salta 3 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - City Tour Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 163

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  • Iguazú 3 stars by bus
    6 Days / 3 Nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast Hotel 3*
    - Transfers in / out IGR Bus Terminal - Hotel
    Semi Bed Bus tickets 
    - Iguazu Falls Brazilian side and Argentinean side
    - Does not include National Parks Tickets


    Rates from USD 348

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  • Buenos Aires Super Economic
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out International Airport - Dowtown Hotel in the city in private
    - City Tour
    - Shopping Tour
    - Vouchers for discounts on shopping and dining

    Rates from USD 147

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  • Bariloche 3 Stars by bus
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at the Hotel
    - Transfers in / out Bus Terminal - Hotel
    - Semibed Bus Ticket
    - Tour Circuito Chico and Panoramic Point
    - National Parks tickets are not included


    Rates from USD 452.00

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  • Mendoza 3 stars by bus
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at the Cordon del Plata Hotel
    - Bus ticket Buenos Aires - Mendoza round trip
    - City Tour
    - Wineries Tour


    Rates from USD 284

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  • Salta 3 stars by bus
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at thelPosada del Marques Hotel
    - Transfers in / out to the Hotel
    - Semi bed Bus Tickets
    - City tour

    Rates from USD 373

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  • El Calafate Special Offer
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Glaciar Perito Moreno Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 205

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  • Iguazu Special Offer
    - 2 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport IGR - Hotel in the city
    - Iguazu Falls Argentinean and Brazilian Side Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 102

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  • Full Northwest Program
    7 days
    Transfers between cities with guides
    Breakfast in all hotels
    1 night at 3 * Hotel in Tucumán
    • 1 night at 3 * hotel in Cafayate
    • 4 nights at 3* hotel in Salta 
    Includes all excursions mentioned in the program
    Taxes
    Rates from USD 515

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  • Córdoba 3 Stars
    •Transfers in/out Aeroport - Hotel
    •3 nights at selected hotel with breakfast included
    •1 adventure tour  (trasnfers + guide + assitance included)
    •Specialized guides
    •National Parks tickets are not included
    Rates from USD 148

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  • Córdoba 4 Stars
    •Transfers in/out Aeroport - Hotel
    •3 nights at selected hotel with breakfast included
    •1 adventure tour  (trasnfers + guide + assitance included)
    •Specialized guides
    •National Parks tickets are not included
    Rates from USD 230

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  • Córdoba 5 Stars
    •Transfers in/out Aeroport - Hotel
    •3 nights at selected hotel with breakfast included
    •1 adventure tour  (trasnfers + guide + assitance included)
    •Specialized guides
    •National Parks tickets are not included
    Rates from USD 318

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  • Valle de Uco Mendoza Experience
    3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    Private Transfer in / out Airport - Hotel


    Extra Activity reccomended: Private Full Day Winery in Uco Valley with lunch included
    Rates from USD 374.00

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  • San Luis - Villa de Merlo 3 Star
    4 days - 3 nights
    Includes
    Transfers in/out bus station - hotel
    3 nights accommodation at selected hotel with breakfast
    Circuito Chico Tour
    Rates from USD 133.00

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  • San Luis - Villa de Merlo 4 Star
    4 days - 3 nights
    Includes
    Transfers in/out bus station - hotel
    3 nights accommodation at selected hotel with breakfast
    Circuito Chico Tour
    Rates from USD 190

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  • Cerro Catedral
    - Transfer Airport / Village Catedral Hotel / Aiport
    - 4 nights accomodation at Village Catedral Hotel

    * Hotel opening on December 28th
    * 30% off booking before Dcemeber 1st
    * Valid rates only for Argentinean residentes. Ask for rates to non residentes 

    Rates from USD 271.00

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  • Mendoza + San Rafael
    7 days - 6 nights
    - 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Mendoza
    - Transfers airport / hotel
    - City Tour in Mendoza - Wineries
    - Bus ticket Mendoza / San Rafael / Mendoza bus -
    3 nights accommodation with breakfast in San Rafael
    - City Tour in San Rafael
    - 1 night accomodation with breakfast in Mendoza
    - Transfer Hotel / Aiport
    Rates from USD 294

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  • Valley of the Moon- Talampaya
    4 days / 3 nights
    It includes: • Transfers Airport / Hotel / Airport • 2 nights in San Juan with breakfast • Grand City Tour • 1 night in Fertile Valley with half board ( * 1 ) • Visit to the Ischigualasto and Talampaya Parks. • Slope Huaco Tour • Guide assistance during the hole tour. • Not included: Entrance to the Parks and Museums. Internal van in Talampaya . Frecuency: whole year .
    Rates from USD 419

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