Day trip from Buenos Aires to Tigre

Sunset in Tigre, Buenos Aires

I love the vibrant cosmopolitan life of Buenos Aires. There is so much stuff to do and see. However, sometimes it just gets too much, and I need to get away. Get away from the hustle and bustle of traffic and people everywhere at any time. You know that feeling, right?

Sometimes it is just nice to get out and to get away. Why not slow down and to enjoy the quietness of a smaller village? A day trip to Tigre Delta is a great way to slow down and enjoy something completely different from the stressful atmosphere in Buenos Aires city.

Day Trip from Buenos Aires to Tigre

The city of Tigre is located by a huge delta area just 35 km up north from the city center in the province of Buenos Aires. And the really great thing is that it only takes around an hour with public transportation from the center. The luxury of having things nearby is really rare in South America so rather enjoy this one!

Day Trip from Buenos Aires to Tigre

The most popular – and completely anti-stress – activity is to take a boat ride on the rivers of the delta. Apart from the peaceful speed of the boat through the water and the nature of the area, on the ride you will be able to enjoy some of the amazing buildings along the river.

Day Trip from Buenos Aires to Tigre

On the dock located just a few meters from the train station, several different tour companies offer tours on the delta of a different amount of time. We just chose a 1 hours ride in a small boat with around 10 others. The cost was 100 pesos per person.

Day Trip from Buenos Aires to Tigre

How to get to Tigre

With public transportation it only takes around an hour and it is more than easy to get there. You will just need to catch one of one of the provincial blue trains running between the city center and the provincial areas. You can catch the train to Tigre either from Retiro station or Belgrano C (just by barrio Chino).

Day Trip from Buenos Aires to Tigre

 

One of the incredible houses placed by the river side of Tigre Delta...

Day Trip from Buenos Aires to Tigre

 

... and then suddenly a church in the middle of nothing...

Day Trip from Buenos Aires to Tigre

 

... by the end of our boat ride the sun began to go down, and created amazing light with the clouds...

Day Trip from Buenos Aires to Tigre

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Boat ride in Tigre, Buenos Aires

2 comments

  1. Lydia@LifeUntraveled

    I went to Tigre in 2001! Back then it wasn’t considered “a tourist attraction” so my friend and I just hopped on a local boat and got off at a random stop to just walk around. Unfortunately, it had rained and the paths were muddy but I really enjoyed Tigre. I heard that now it’s become a tourist hot-spot with spa resorts and all. :\

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    1. Rebecca

      Hi Lydia!
      Wow, it must have been a very special experience to visit Argentina in 2001! How funny that Tigre wasn’t “a tourist attraction” back then, today it for sure has turned into one – both for locals and foreigners! There are so many different tour companies offering routes on the delta.
      Oh, what a pitty that it was raining when you went there. Maybe you will be able to go another time 😉 Did you get a chance to see some parts of the city?
      Yeah, I recently found out that there are spa resorts and stuff like that in Tigre. Well, at least it brings income to the town 🙂
      Safe travels!
      // Rebecca

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