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.