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  • Location:Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Duration:4 or 8 hours

Tigre Delta Day Trip from Buenos Aires

An easy day trip from Buenos Aires, the Tigre Delta is a unique suburb built around the swampy land and meandering waterways that empty from the Rio Paraná into the Rio de la Plata. Former Argentine president Domingo Sarmiento encouraged settlement in the area during the mid-1800s and lived there himself for nearly three decades.

Highlights

  • Full-day or half-day tour from Buenos Aires to the Tigre Delta
  • Discover what lies outside of Buenos Aires and see another way of local life
  • Take a boat ride on the delta to see its waterfront sights, including homes on stilts

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What You Can Expect

Tigre Delta Day Trip from Buenos Aires

San Isidro Cathedral

Full-Day Tour (8 hours):
Make your way to central Buenos Aires, where you’ll meet your guide and board a boat for a river cruise to Tigre. Learn about the history of the delta as you glide along the Costanera Navigation Canal past Buenos Aires’ shoreline landmarks. Continue cruising along the narrower canals of the delta, where you’ll see yacht clubs, markets and the stilted homes of local residents.

When you reach the town of Tigre, climb back onto solid ground and ride a bus to Puerto de Frutos, a vibrant port that connects island dwellers to the mainland. Enjoy leisure time to explore the port on your own and have lunch at a local eatery (own expense).

Soak up the relaxed waterside ambience of Tigre’s Paseo Victoria lined with stately mansions, museums and rowing clubs. You’ll have independent time to visit one of several local museums, including the Tigre Art Museum, the Naval Museum and Museum of Mate (tickets not included).

Your full-day tour concludes with a scenic train ride back to Buenos Aires, where you’ll arrive at the Retiro station after a 1-hour ride.

Half-Day Tour (4 hours):
Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, and begin your half-day tour with hotel pickup (for more distant hotels, meet your guide in central Buenos Aires). Ride on a comfortable coach along the Rio de la Plata to the charming northern suburb of San Isidro, home to an
impressive cathedral and mansions built by the city’s old aristocratic families.

Continue on to Tigre, where you’ll embark on a 40-minute delta cruise. Float past stilted homes and learn how delta-dwellers access goods and services through a network of floating markets. See landmarks that line the waterways in the relaxed town of Tigre, including Sarmiento’s historic home and museum. After your tour, relax on the scenic coach ride back to Buenos Aires.

Customer Reviews

Eduard K USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

nice tour i can recommend

Alan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This is a great way to visit the Islands of the Delta above Buenos Aires. You travel by boat up the Plate River from Buenos Aires into the Islands, ending in Tigre, a beautiful small city only 30 minutes by train from Buenos Aires. The trip through the Islands is accompanied by narration that tells of the life in the Islands, especially the floating grocery, the local water busses, and the doctors and dentists who make regular rounds by boat.

cricketcj1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very interesting tour, would highly recommend doing the full day trip. Our guide spoke good English and known the history of the area.

Steven M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Lovely way to spend a day.

Doni J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Nature pure... Really enjoyed this day

Russell

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This trip was well organized from pickup in downtown Buenos Aires to the knowledgeable tour guide and the courteous bus driver. All arrangements were exceptionally well organized and I recommend this tour.

Lily S R USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This is a don't miss area if you have the time. We did the day trip and wound up having a private guide. She briefed us well on what we would see on the boat, which was lovely. We did a bus tour on their public loop buses and had the choice of museums. We chose the gorgeous art museum which allows for wonderful views and had very good exhibits. We went for a wonderful lunch with her and she explained things about the food and recommended the best of various other goodies which we wanted to try. We had a nice walk in the market and a ride through the town. We enjoyed the train back to BA as we saw the locals doing their commutes.

Jeffrey J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent experience. Our guide, Walter, was really friendly and helpful. The boat ride to Tigre was a pleasure. Very comfortable. We really enjoyed the day and we highly recommend the tour.

Sandra C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tout was great. The tour guide was awesome and very knowledgeable .

Olivia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

My guide Jose was wonderful. My itinerary was quite different because we stopped at a little shopping area near a train station and then the boat ride was almost two hours and ended up back in Bs As. Either way, very fun and nice to see outside of the city.

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