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  1. I have used Uber in Bs As to go distances similar in length to that of EZE to Recoleta. Cost is about $10 at todays exchange rates (USD = 70 pesos+). The problem is that UberXL (large vehicles) is not an option. Accordingly, if you have a lot of luggage and want to be sure to obtain a vehicle capable of carrying it all, it is best to go to the Taxi EZE stand OUTSIDE the secure area and ask for a taxi "familiar" which is a larger SUV type vehicle. The EZE stand inside the secure area has much higher prices. I would estimate the cost to be about $20 or less. p.s. Today the USD is trading for 70 pesos or more. Owing to the elections tomorrow, it is believed the USD will trade at 80 pesos or more very soon.
  2. Take a cab to the base of Sugarloaf in the Urca barrio, then the cable car to the summit. https://www.google.com.ar/maps/place/Sugarloaf+Mountain/@-22.9492383,-43.1633305,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x9980409039f845:0x8075d7bcdfbcb48c!8m2!3d-22.9492586!4d-43.1545757
  3. If you want to fly out of Santiago on the day you disembark, be prepared to spend the night in Lima, then next day take a bus or train to Machu Picchu or better yet, hire a car and driver/guide for the approx 1 hour trip. See: https://www.google.com.ar/maps/place/"Machu+Picchu"+Park/@-12.1201972,-77.1154591,12z/data=!4m22!1m16!4m15!1m6!1m2!1s0x9105b767aa465ac7:0xe10b99cc3cfd325c!2s"Machu+Picchu"+Park,+Chorrillos,+Peru!2m2!1d-77.0191491!2d-12.1943849!1m6!1m2!1s0x9105c5f619ee3ec7:0x14206cb9cc452e4a!2sLima,+Peru!2m2!1d-77.042754!2d-12.0463731!3e0!3m4!1s0x9105b767aa465ac7:0xe10b99cc3cfd325c!8m2!3d-12.1943849!4d-77.0191491 Last time I went (40 years ago), the train was the best optionto get to Machu Picchu and it took a couple of hours. That does not appear to be the case today and I would recommend a driver with pvt car. The site can be done in less than 1 day so you can return back to Lima the same day. Plan to spend the night before flying home. So ...2 nights in Lima.
  4. Not really, though many port taxis are cheats. Just walk down the block away from the congregated cars and hail a street cab. Meters are mandatory in the city limits. Taxis in BA are about 1/3 the price of taxis in NYC. The port is not remote from the best parts of the city. Puerto Madero and Recoleta rides would cost anywhere from $5-10 max. Palermo might be as high as $12 (480 pesos). Uber is also an option though Uber drivers would probably have difficulty picking up at the port - the taxi drivers (whose medallions have now lost much of the value they paid before Uber came to town) would surely harrass them or worse. p.s. I have lived in Bs As for over 10 years and have sailed in or out about 10 times.
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