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.
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!
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.
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.
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).
One of the incredible houses placed by the river side of Tigre Delta...
... and then suddenly a church in the middle of nothing...
... by the end of our boat ride the sun began to go down, and created amazing light with the clouds...
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