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  • Location:Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Duration:4 or 8 hours
Replace the bustle of Buenos Aires with the green countryside of the Tigre Delta! A popular weekend getaway for Buenos Aires locals, the delta offers lush scenery, a relaxing atmosphere, a boat and train ride and a chance to see another way of Argentine life. You can choose between a full-day and half-day tour, both of which include a cruise on the delta.

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)
Meet your guide in central Buenos Aires, and start your Delta adventure by listening to a little history about the development and expansion of Buenos Aires through the years. With your guide, board the boat at Puerto Madero and head to Tigre.

Cruise along the Costanera Navigation Canal, parallel to the Buenos Aires shoreline, passing the River Plate Stadium and the University of Buenos Aires.

Then, cruise through the canals of the delta, one of the largest in the world. Discover how the inhabitants of the delta turned it from a swampy area into a developed region with grass paths and canals of fresh water. Pass yacht clubs, waterfront houses on stilts, a market, and the house and museum of former Argentina president Sarmiento, who encouraged people to make their homes here.

In Tigre, hop an a bus, where you'll head to Puerto de Frutos. Here, follow your guide to the port that connects life on the islands with the mainland. It’s a lively and popular spot where you’ll have some time to take photos and walk around. You can also grab a bite to eat (own expense).

Next, visit Paseo Victoria where you'll have a chance to ato visit various museums including Museo del Mate, Naval Museum or Tigre and Art Museum (tickets not included).

Finally, head to the Tigre train station, where you will take a train back to the city of Buenos Aires. After approximately one hour, you will arrive to the Retiro train station, where your tour ends.

Half-Day Tour (4 hours)
You’ll be picked up from your hotel in either the morning or afternoon (depending on option selected) or, if your hotel is out of the pickup area, meet your guide in central Buenos Aires. On board a comfortable coach, ride along Costanera Avenue, parallel to the Rio de la Plata, and head out of the city center to San Isidro.

See its cathedral and the many mansions inhabited by old aristocratic families before continuing on to Tigre. Here, board a catamaran for a 40-minute cruise through the delta. See how people live on the islands and interact with floating services: the supermarket boat, water taxi and more. See the homes built on stilts and President Sarmiento’s home/museum.

At the end of the boat ride, return to port to re-board your coach for the drive back to Buenos Aires, where you tour ends downtown at either 1pm or 6pm (approx.).

Customer Reviews

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

I wound up with my own personal guide, Juan. He was fabulous and so knowledgeable. It is worth the time to take a look at Tigre - it's where the Buenos Aires crowd have their weekend homes. The boat ride was so enjoyable and the train ride home was enlightening. But kudos to Juan for making my day as informative and enjoyable as could be. Definitely worth seeing while visiting Buenos Aires.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Very interesting and informative a diff. Style of living

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Your guide was really informative and very pleasant.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Very good but it is more than the advertised 4 hours. Would do it again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Really informative tour.Our tour guide was Claudia, young and smart.Took a boat up the river,toured the area and took a train back with the local folk's. Very nice time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

It was terrific. What a spectacular spot to visit. Definitely worth doing while in Buenos Aires! The boat was confortable and included a very good commentary. We had a chance to explore the town near the end, and that was lovely to be able to get on and off a local bus. The tour was advertised as a full day/ 8 hours and it really was not. Also, instead of returning by boat, we were returned by train. Really quite fine with us, but we were surprised. The advantage of the train is you do arrive back sooner, but you miss the enjoyment of the boat ride! Wish we had know in advance how to arrange to option.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

An 8-hour boat, bus and train tour with a personal guide for just my wife and me for a total of 110 including museum entrance seemed almost unbelievable! The first two hours sailing through the Tigre Delta were full of beautiful views of riverside houses, boats and occasional bathing beaches. Then we travelled by bus to an large market area where we bought lunch. All kinds of craftwork and local produce were on sale, and the nicest ice cream I have ever tasted. We were given a choice of museums to visit - we chose the Art Museum - and finally we returned to Buenos Aires via an hours journey in an air-conditioned train. There wasnt much walking, which my wife appreciated, and the weather was beautiful. It couldnt have been better!

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