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FAQ


Which International flights are available to fly to Argentina?

Depending on the airline and the class clients choose to travel in, they should be able to find very interesting rates. Some of the airlines we could recommend and their web sites are:

Aerolineas Argentinas
United Airlines
LAN
Lufhtansa
British Airways
Delta Air France
Iberia
American Airlines

Which domestic flights are available in Argentina?

There are two possibilities, commercial and chartered flights.
- Commercial Flights:
Aerolíneas Argentinas y LAN - Buenos Aires / Final Destination / Buenos Aires
These are the commercial airlines that make most of the domestic flights in Argentina.
Clients should book their domestic flight before departure from their country of origin and should plan their connecting international flights accordingly.
- Chartered Flights:
Buenos Aires / Final Destination / Buenos Aires
In case clients decide to book the domestic flight with a private company, Southern Lodges will take care of all the arrangements.

Southern Lodges has agreements with private airplane companies and is able to get very competitive fares for its clients. This service is more expensive than commercial airplanes but we believe they are more comfortable, flexible and at the same time allow our clients to see the landscape on their way to their final destination.


Which is the procedure to Introduce firearms to Argentina?

In order to introduce firearms to Argentina, foreign citizens will have to fill in one technical form per hunter (x3 and up to three firearms by form) which they will have to present to local authorities upon arrival at Ezeiza International Airport in
Argentina. The cost of this is of U$S140 per firearm. This is paid once in Argentina but the form can be completed before departure.

A description (and any official updates) of this process and the necessary technical form can be found at the following web site: http://www.renar.gov.ar by clicking on the link that reads "TOURISTS: Entering or exiting the country with firearms"

The following additional necessary information may be requested:
Valid passport. Address in Argentina: Estancia El Aguara, Departamento de Hucal, Provincia
de La Pampa, Argentina.
Hunting ranch ID:

Do I need a visa to travel to Argentina?

A reciprocity fee applies to citizens from Australia, Canada and United States since 2010. They do not need a Visa to enter Argentina, however they need to pay this fee. This fee applies to citizens of countries that apply the same fee to
Argentinean citizens entering their countries.
Payment of this reciprocity has to be done online and we highly recommend you make this payment before arrival. Step by step instructions to effect payment are very simple and are as follows:
Reciprocity Fee Payment Instructions:
1) Enter the web site www.migraciones.gov.ar
2) In the left column of the website look and click on "Pay Your Reciprocity
Rate" which is under Services.
3) A pop-up window will open in which you can select to open the Online
Payment Instructions. Once you have the instructions click on "Continue"
4) This will direct you the the following website:
http://www.provinciapagos.com.ar/dnm/ of Provincia Pagos
5) Click on "How to Pay the Reciprocity Fee", this will open a window in which
you will have to Sign Up and register with a username and password.
6) Once you have signed up, you may Log In and start the process.
7) Complete the form for the Reciprocity Fee with your personal and credit card
information.
8) Print the payment receipt.
9) Upon arrival in Argentina, this printed receipt must be presented at Immigration Control. The receipt will be scanned by the Immigration officials, the information will be checked, and the traveler's entry to the country registered.

Clients from other countries can check if they need a visa to enter Argentina in the following web site: http://www.mrecic.gov.ar/portal/temas_consulares/visas.html Do I need a medical or vaccination certificate?
No medical certificates or vaccinations are needed to enter Argentina.

Will someone be waiting for me at the airports?

If you requiered, Yes. All international flights will be arriving at Ezeiza International Airport. Once clients have cleared customs (and once they've declared their firearms if they are carrying one) they will be met in the main hall
by a Southern Lodges crew member Once they've contacted our crew member, he will take care of guiding them
along and transporting them to their next flight.
Southern Lodges crew members will be waiting for their clients at the final destination's airport where they will be identified in the same way our crew members at Ezeiza have been.

How can I pay in Argentina?

Southern Lodges will accept the following methods of payment: cash, checks (5% plus), and wired deposits.
In case our clients decide to purchase something at the airport or in a shop along the way, US Dollars and Euros are generally taken everywhere. Foreign currencies can be exchanged in banks and authorized bureaus. American
Express, VISA and Master Card credit cards are widely accepted in restaurants, hotels and shops. There may be difficulties in changing traveler's checks outside Buenos Aires.
Southern Lodges will assist their clients if they need to change foreign currencies once in Argentina for private expenses.

How much do I tip?

10% of the amount of the check is usually left in cafeterias and restaurants.
Doormen, porters, and ushers in cinemas and theatres are also generally tipped. Tips are only left if clients have been satisfied with the service they've received.

Gratuities for lodge and field staff are not included in the hunting cost since we feel that tipping, in general, is discretionary. However, clients have asked that we provide general guidelines; therefore, we suggest: 10% of your huntig expenses for your guide and $30 to $45 per hunter per day for all the house staff.You are welcome to tip your field assistant directly; all other tips should be settled with the house Manager when paying your final bill.

Can you provide the firearms?

Yes we can, we have a wide variety of guns and shotguns from which our clients can choose.

Can you provide the ammunition?

Yes we can, we only need to know the caliber and the client's preferences regarding the bullets some time in advance to make sure we get exactly what he wants.

Will I be able to shoot my guns before the hunt starts?

Yes, scopes and firearm's precision can be altered during flights so we will provide an appropriate area upon arrival in order to practice some shots and make sure their bullet is heading the way you want.

How do I get my hunting licenses?

We will take care of getting all licenses and permits for you. In some cases we will require a copy of a photo ID to do this which can be faxed in advance.

How are the hunts?

Most of the hunts are early in the morning and late afternoons. We can use either spot and stalk or blind hunting techniques depending on the client's preferences and the species sought.

How far will I have to shoot?

You should not expect to have to shoot over 150 yards. In most of the cases the shooting distance is less than that distance although you could exceptionally choose to shoot at a longer one.

Is there any special gear or equipment I should carry for hunting?

We recommend your bring good camouflage clothing and very good hiking boots for the hunts.

Do you have a taxidermist in Argentina?

Yes, we do have a good taxidermist in Argentina. It is much cheaper to do your taxidermy in Argentina than in the US or Europe although packaging in the export process can be a little bit higher due to the increase in volume. We will
show you our taxidermist's work during your trip.

How is the process to export my trophies?

It is very simple. After the hunt we put you in touch with the exporting company that will send you an information request (name, destination of trophies, port of entry, import broker, etc), their fees and conditions and a quote for their
exporting job. Once you agree with this we then take all trophies to Buenos Aires to the exporter warehouse who takes over and carries out the job in coordination with the import broker you have nominated. We follow up to make
sure he delivers on time

Is there electricity at camp?, can I take my electronic devices?

Yes we do have electricity at camp and you can bring your electronic devices. If the voltage of your devices is different than 220V we will provide a transformer for you.

How are healthcare and medicines in Argentina in case of a problem?

Our lodge has a first aid kit with all the basic medicines. We ask clients to please bring with them all special medication they may require. In case we cannot treat the problem at our lodge we will immediately take our client to the
nearest hospital or even to a Buenos Aires hospital if necessary. Hospitals in Buenos Aires are world class destination and prepared to deal with any kind of emergency.
We recommend clients get a traveler assistance plan, like for example Assist Card, before departure.

Will I be able to do some shopping?

Yes, even if you don't stay in Buenos Aires we have regional products and souvenirs at the lodge. We are also in contact with some of Argentina's finest stores in case you decide to purchase something you like from their catalog.
In that case we will have your goods ready and waiting for you at the airport on your way back so that you can take them home without having to go to the store.


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