Looking to explore Buenos Aires in a relaxed but exciting way? This laid-back outing will give you a local’s perspective on the city and is flexible enough to be tailored to your desires. Driving through the city in a private car, you will receive a great overview of Buenos Aires, the perfect way to integrate yourself into the city. With stops along the way, Local Guide Andrés will take you to some of his favorite secret spots, while also visiting the must-see destinations in Buenos Aires.
On this full-day tour, you’ll see highlights such as La Boca, Buenos Aires’ bohemian district where tango was born, and Plaza de Mayo, the historic center of the city where Argentines sometimes gather to protest. Based on your personal interests, Andrés will modify the tour to show you some of the best non-touristy spots. Whether you want to shop for artisan crafts, see authentic tango dancers, or discover the city’s culinary gems, Andrés, a native Porteño (Buenos Aires local) can show you exactly the side of the city you want to see. This is a great tour to start off your Buenos Aires trip; after seeing the beauty of this city, you’ll want to keep on exploring even after the tour is over!
While a lot of guides will tell you that they’d always wanted to become a guide, I didn't always know. Yet, I’ve been a guide for nearly 20 years now, and I can still remember the exact moment I decided it was for me. I used to be an avid mountain climber, and my favorite climbing destination was Bariloche in the south of Argentina. I was on a trip and resting at the main little square in the city, carrying my backpack with all my equipment, my rope, carabiners, and what not. Before I knew it, I was surrounded by a group of women asking me a series of questions about climbing. One woman then asked if I was a tour guide. I wasn’t at the time, but I remember wondering to myself, why not? That year, I started studying for my license in tourism, and the rest is history.
I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, so I love hosting tours here in my home city. But even before I started offering city tours, I was a mountain guide in Patagonia. After five years guiding in the south of Argentina, I returned to Buenos Aires because I wanted to help travelers explore the city like a local instead of as a tourist. I wanted to lead unique tours that would take travelers to the best hidden restaurants, show them the city’s rich history and culture, and bring them to parts of the city that only the Porteños (Buenos Aires natives) knew about. I also wanted to return to my second home, Tigre Delta, where I spent part of my childhood on a farm, living in the fresh air and nature. I love how through my tours I get to show both of my worlds: the bustling city of Buenos Aires and the quiet, peaceful town of Tigre. I can take you on a private boat ride through the islands of Tigre, and in the same day, show you the Porteño customs and culture shared amongst the residents of Buenos Aires.