• Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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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

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

Doug B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

My wife and I had an extra day in BA before heading home, and decided to take the half-day tour on the Tigre Delta. Even though the reviews looked all positive, I was not setting high expectations. However I have to say, both my wife and I fully enjoyed this tour! The driving tour up to the Delta was fun and informative. The Delta cruise was amazing! To see how these people live out there on the Delta, the houses / villas, the abandoned ships rusting away, ... all of it, was worth a repeat. We highly recommend it.

gdtilley

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This trip via Sturla was certainly worth the time and cost. Informative and relaxed. Not rushed and time for lunch and wine. The train ride gives you a different view of the local lifestyle.

Margaret United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

A wonderful experience. The local company were late in picking us up, but we were quickly on our way in a fairly small passenger van. Once we reached the Tigre river, we transferred to a waiting boat, along with other groups, and sailed around the islands of the Tigre. All in all, a nice half day excursion.

Dorothy T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

A different part of Buenos Aires. A nice view of life in the Tigre Delta. Interesting and informative.

john.leake

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Interesting 2 hour boat ride through the Tigre delta followed by a tour of Tigre itself then a train ride back to Buenos Aires. Small group with a knowledgeable guide. All in all a very pleasant day out

Pat D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

absolutely great. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly and flexible.

the sights and venues were fantastic.

Joann S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Carlo was an amazing guide who explained the historical, artistic and cultural significance of what I was seeing. He went at an easy pace and was extremely personable. I appreciated his excellent English. The boat ride was extremely interesting as it went through neighborhoods. Tigre is also interesting. I enjoyed the art museum. Carlos was well organized and helpful in every way. This was a great day trip from Buenos Aires.

rvsukhi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Highly recommended tour for anyone visiting Buenos Aires. A nice trip to getaway from the busy city life and check out the rural existence of Argentina. We did the half day tour due to time restrictions, but a day tour will be a nice pleasant experience. Our tour guide provided lots of information during the tour and was pretty good with English.
You will not be disappointed. Highly recommended.

mthuthuzeli m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Our guide knew exactly what she was talking about!!! The tour was super...!!!

Mark K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

The entire trip, including the visit to Can Isidro on the way, was excellent. Well worth it

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