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  • Location:Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Best Buenos Aires Shore Excursion: Half-Day Tour to Tigre Delta

Delight in the lush scenic landscapes of the Tigre Delta on this 3-hour shore excursion from Buenos Aires! In contrast to the bustle of Buenos Aires, the river delta of the Rio de la Plata provides an opportunity to see another side of Argentine life. On this popular boat ride, relax as you cruise along the delta, enjoying the green countryside and the unique waterfront community that lives there.


  • Half-day shore excursion from Buenos Aires to the Tigre Delta
  • Drive along the coast of the Rio de la Plata on Costanera Avenue
  • See the mansions of San Isidro and the San Isidro Cathedral
  • Explore another aspect of Argentinean life outside of Buenos Aires
  • Enjoy a catamaran ride on the Tigre Delta to see its waterfront homes on stilts
  • Port pickup included

What You Can Expect

Best Buenos Aires Shore Excursion: Half-Day Tour to Tigre Delta

Tigre Delta

After your cruise ship docks in the Buenos Aires port, meet your guide either in the morning or afternoon (depending on option selected) for your Tigre Delta 3-hour shore excursion. Then, head out of the city center on board a comfortable coach and ride along Costanera Avenue, parallel to the Rio de la Plata, to the town of San Isidro.

One of the most affluent communities in greater Buenos Aires since 1871, San Isidro houses mansions inhabited by aristocratic families who evacuated the city to escape the yellow fever epidemic. You'll see its Gothic cathedral, dating back to 1706, before continuing on to Tigre.

At the Puerto de Frutos, the port that connects life on the delta islands with the mainland, hop on a catamaran for a 40-minute boat cruise through the Tigre Delta's fascinating freshwater canals. Learn how the island residents live and interact with floating services, such as the water taxi and supermarket boat.

See the house and museum of former Argentinean president Sarmiento, and pass inhabited homes built on stilts in the former swamp, now developed with grass paths, before making your own way to the cruise port.

This excursion concludes within a 15-minute taxi ride to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Buenos Aires. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The tour guide was excellent with a knowledge of several languages and a knowledge of the tour and brought to our attention many details. That is why we go with a tour rather on ourselves. Her English was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our guide Asland was wonderful. Very knowledgeable, friendly and a perfect guide. Loved driving thru some beautiful neighborhoods and the boat cruise down the Tigre River was fascinating. Loved this trip!!

4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

It was a great tour we had a great time and went to a lovely market in a train station. Although it rained quite heavily it was still very enjoyable.

3 star rating: Worth doing February 2015

Its was okay, but make no mistake, you dont actually get off the river barge.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better February 2014

I wasn't aware that guide would be speaking in 2 languages i.e. Spanish and English during the tour on the bus. We felt it was said much less in English than in Spanish. Visual and cultural value on land was minimal. I would've prefered to only English speaking group..

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