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LocalAventura Tour: Buenos Aires Half-Day Kayak Tour of the Paraná River Delta

Buenos Aires Half-Day Kayak Tour of the Paraná River Delta

Paddle through the various lush islands of the delta
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4 hrs

El Tigre

2 ~ 11

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Description

Paddle along the third longest river in the Americas for a quick escape away from the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires. The Paraná River Basin and Delta is a lush, green paradise with its own unique culture. Your local guide has been kayaking in the area for over 10 years and knows it’s the best way to travel along the river. You’ll meet in Tigre, a short train ride away from Buenos Aires, and from there, your guide will take you to the islands in the river. If you’ve never kayaked before, don’t fret because your certified instructor will lead you through the basics and safety tips. Half of your trip will be spent paddling away in the water. Houses on stilts, aquatic birds, and local people on their boats will be sharing the river with you. Once you paddle back to the dock, you’ll have time to change and have a quick snack as you take in the beauty of the river from the dock one last time. This brief kayaking trip will show you a whole separate culture in Argentina, once you step away from the capital city.

Itinerary

  • Meet at the Tigre train station.
  • Head to a dock by motorboat on one of the islands.
  • Tour the river delta by kayak for two hours.
  • Return to the dock to change clothes and eat a snack.
  • Leave for Buenos Aires from the train station.

Eligibility criteria

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Children younger than 6 are not permitted.
  • No previous kayaking experience is necessary.
  • Must be fit enough to partake in moderately strenuous physical activity for 2 hours

What's Included

  • Water transportation from Tigre to island
  • Sea kayak rental and gear
  • Expert local guide and instructor

What's not included

  • Lunch
  • Transportation from Buenos Aires to Tigre

Recommendations

  • Wear clothes and footwear you don’t mind getting wet and that will dry quickly.
  • Bring a separate change of clothes.
  • Consider bringing layers like a rain jacket or sweatshirt.
  • Bring extra footwear for your return trip.
  • Bring a towel and personal hygiene items, if you’d like to shower after the trip.
  • A hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and bottle of water are recommended.
  • Please note: this tour is best on weekdays.

Tags

Good for Groups Family-Friendly Outdoorsy Types Good for Couples

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Martín

As a kid growing up in Buenos Aires, my grandparents used to always take me boating. I even learned how to row before I knew how to read. They instilled a passion for the outdoors in me at an early age.

I started rowing when I was a kid, going for short trips in the Delta with my family. When I was a teenager and saw a map of the Delta I got eager to explore it. It was such a huge and wonderful place and I only knew a tiny bit! So I started going on longer trips, kayaking, rowing, camping, canoeing, and later, sailing. 

I've studied antropology and cinematography, which have given me skills and ways of seing the world that usually come in handy. I worked for a long time in film shooting, but in the last ten years I've spent more time on the water than on land. I love the river and its Delta; sharing this place with new people is my passion.

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