Discover where Buenos Aires began on this outing to the vibrant south side of the city. Join Local Guides and Buenos Aires natives Loli and Mariana as they lead you through this part of the city, tailoring the trip exactly to your interests. With Loli and Mariana, you’ll start the day at the city’s roots with a visit to the historic Plaza de Mayo, where you will visit Pope Francis’ former Cathedral and the incredible architectural gems of Avenida de Mayo. After a historic overview, enjoy the charming traditional neighborhood of San Telmo, filled with antique shops, art, and delicious restaurants.
Continuing your journey through the city, Loli and Mariana will take you to the rebellious and bohemian La Boca neighborhood. Learn about the origins of tango and go off the tourist’s path to see the graffiti-scattered warehouses of the old port. You’ll end the day in Puerto Madero, the glossy financial district that is a complete contrast to working-class La Boca. With your Local Guide showing you the most interesting, off-the-beaten-path locations and leading engaging discussions, this is a tour that goes beyond just sightseeing, allowing you to see Buenos Aires beyond the postcard.
This tour is easily accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities; please inform your local guide if you need accommodations.
We are Mariana and Loli, two porteñas, which means we were born and raised in Buenos Aires. Both of us share a love for this city, which is why we are so excited to show travelers around. We don’t like giving just any old tour, though. We want to show visitors beyond what the postcards will show them; we want them to see the real Buenos Aires. As porteñas, we know every corner of the city, including its rich history, architecture, culture, and lifestyle. Through our tours, we hope to unveil forgotten stories, engage in discussions of current events, and even take you to the most off-the-beaten-path attractions of the city, sometimes even forgotten by the locals themselves.
I’ve always had a free spirit and grew up dreaming of seeing the world. Naturally, this itch to travel drew me to the hospitality industry. For over 17 years, I worked in luxury travel, doing everything from teaching ski and snowboarding to managing high-end fly fishing lodges and boutique hotels in Mexico, Patagonia, and Buenos Aires. I even went to culinary school and worked as a Private Chef in Aspen, Colorado and throughout Argentina.
After moving around for so long, I then settled back in Buenos Aires, where I decided to use my passion for the travel industry to create my own tour company. My vision was to create tailor-made and unique tours of the city. Through my tours, I hope people discover the real Buenos Aires, through its lifestyle, food, history, and idiosyncrasies.
I have an undying infatuation with Buenos Aires, and love to explore it as if I myself were a tourist. Every day, I find myself discovering new places to go, from craft cocktail bars to undiscovered porteño artists.
I originally went to school to study advertising and electronic arts, and then worked in community management. The desk life wasn’t quite for me, so I decided to show off my knowledge and love of my city by becoming a guide. On my tours I love showing travelers the real Buenos Aires. Rather than just telling them about it, I like to actually engage in discussions about Argentina’s social issues, current events, politics, economics, and culture. I want to provide travelers with extraordinary experiences that’ll immerse them in this city. Everyone has different passions and interests, which is why I love tailoring your Buenos Aires tour to match your personality!