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Weekend XXL: Cost of Traveling by Car from Bahia to the Main Tourist Destinations

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By parm maan

Although the strike called by the Airline Pilots Association (APLA) for Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29 has been called off, traveling by car is the most economical option for families in Bahia who want to use the upcoming weekend as a tourist holiday. direction XXL week.

It should be remembered that there will be six non-working days between Easter (Thursday 28 March and Friday 29 March), the tourist holiday on Monday 1 April and Malvina War Veterans and Martyrs' Day. (Tuesday 2).

In that regard, it should be taken into account that there has been no train service in the city for more than a year, which narrows the range of possibilities.

Another option to reach the tourist town is intercity bus, but the cost becomes prohibitive when it comes to a family of at least 4 people.

However, the price of gasoline in the country has increased significantly in recent months, which has directly affected the cost of budgeting for land travel.

Therefore, with a calculator in hand, you can estimate the approximate costs of traveling to the country's main tourist destinations.

Cities on the Atlantic coast are usually the most chosen by Bahia residents for this type of vacation.

So a trip to Mar del Plata in a standard gasoline car will cost about 90,000 pesos (900 kilometers round trip, with a consumption of about 90 liters), while a diesel car will cost $83,500 (76 liters), and a CNG car will calculate practically the same.

To go to Nekochea, you need to spend about $66,000 (660 kilometers and 66 liters) for a gasoline car and $58,000 (29 liters) for a diesel car.

In these cases, a bus ticket is not convenient, because, for example, a bus trip to Mar del Plata costs $ 43,000 per person each way, and Necochea costs 30,000 pesos per seat (60,000, round trip).

It is closer and cheaper to go to Monte Hermoso (200 kilometers and 22 liters on average), which will cost 22 thousand pesos at the gas station, or Pehuen Co (172 kilometers), which will cost approximately 18 thousand pesos.

It is important to note that these prices are estimates only and may vary depending on vehicle type, fuel consumption and route chosen.

For those looking for a more remote destination, Mendoza and San Juan are two good options. A trip to the capital Mendoza by gasoline car costs $220,000 (2,200 kilometers round trip and 220 liters), while San Juan costs $235,000 (petrol) and $223,000 (diesel).

Iguazu Falls is an iconic place in Argentina that is worth visiting at least once in your life. A trip in a gasoline car costs $400,000 (almost 4,000 kilometers 400 liters), while a diesel car costs $360,000 (320 liters).

Other destinations chosen for this extra long weekend are Bariloche, Salta and El Calafate, according to a report revealed by tour operator Despegar.

San Carlos de Bariloche is one of the favorite cities for Argentine tourists for most of the year, and Holy Week is no exception, as it has one of the most famous celebrations in our country, the National Chocolate Festival, which will take place from Thursday. , from February 28 to Monday, April 1.

To get there, a traveler from Bahia will have to invest about 190,000 pesos to cover the 1,900 kilometer trip in a gasoline car.

When you think of the North as a destination, Salta is one of the first options that comes to mind and has many natural landscapes and attractions worth visiting. Based in the capital, you can climb Cerro San Bernardo to appreciate the magnificent view of the city, visit the High Mountain Archeology Museum, which has Inca remains, the cathedral and the Gümez monument.

But the costs increase significantly due to the distance to travel (3,500 kilometers round trip). The cost of gasoline will be almost 360 thousand pesos.

El Calafate is a popular town in Patagonia and serves as a place to base yourself if you plan to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier. This small town is located on the shores of Lake Argentina and has accommodation facilities and a variety of gastronomy.

Also, the distance between the city of Santa Cruz and the city of Bahía Blanca is considerable. They are separated by 4230 kilometers, so to visit it, you need to calculate the cost of 425 thousand pesos.

There was an agreement, but…

“The airstrike was not called off, but its announcement hit Easter ticket sales hard, with bookings falling by 98%. Days before the strike, about 3,000 reservations had entered. After the announcement and until yesterday, 50 tickets have been sold,” Aerolíneas Argentinas sources said.

The United Aviation Unions (APA, APLA, APTA and UPSA) had announced a nationwide strike over Easter, but it was called off after a partial pay agreement was reached with Aerolíneas Argentinas and Intercargo.

The Airline Pilots Association (APLA) stated in a statement. “By showing that we are always open to dialogue and maintaining our loyalty to both the passengers and the flag carrier, we managed to defuse the conflict situation.”

“In this sense and by virtue of this agreement, the 48-hour strike is canceled from 0 am on Thursday, March 28,” they explained.

There are still some left

These holidays will also be an ideal opportunity to enjoy and discover different corners of the country.

In the fifth month of the year, May 1, Labor Day, will be on a Wednesday, and May Revolution Day will be on Saturday, the 25th.

In turn, Monday, June 17th will be the celebration of the Passing of Immortality of Martín Miguel de Gümez, and Thursday, June 20th will mark the Passing of Immortality of General Manuel Belgrano, followed by Friday, June 21st. in June as a bridge for tourist purposes.

Next month, Tuesday, July 9, is the permanent holiday of Independence Day.

Meanwhile, Saturday, August 17, is the Feast of the Immortality of General José de San Martín.

October 11 will mark the third long weekend for tourism purposes, preceding October 12, Cultural Diversity Day.

In November, on Monday, the 18th, the National Sovereignty Day will take place, which is celebrated on the 20th of that month.

At the end of the year, Sunday, December 8, for the Immaculate Conception of Mary, and Wednesday, December 25, for the Feast of Nativity, are considered essential holidays.

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