Explore a bustling metropolis and a small community of islands, all in one day. The perfect tour to see two contrasting Argentine lifestyles, Local Guide Andrés will show you the two places in which he grew up in, vibrant Buenos Aires and the small community of the Tigre Delta.
Your morning will begin as you visit the highlights of Buenos Aires led by Andrés, who was born and raised in the city. In the morning you will visit La Boca, the old port of Buenos Aires, famous for its colorful houses and the invention of Tango. You will also go to Plaza de Mayo, where you can see important sights such as the Government Palace (Casa Rosada) and the Metropolitan Cathedral where Pope Francis once sat. Andrés will then take you to another highlight, the beautiful, posh Recoleta neighborhood where the French built their mansions at the end of the 19th Century.
After a delicious and traditional lunch in the city, Andrés will take you to experience a different Argentine way of life. Heading towards Tigre City, a short drive outside of Buenos Aires, you will visit one of the largest deltas in the world. The region is home to a waterside community, where people travel by boat rather than by car, and where life is a stark contrast from the busy city close by.
Andrés, who spent part of his childhood in Tigre, will take you on a relaxing boat ride through the rivers where you will learn about the history and lifestyle of the Tigre Delta, and even stop at Andrés’ family farm. In just one day you can experience both the bustling city of Buenos Aires and the relaxed lifestyle of the Tigre delta; it’s the best of both worlds and will offer you an inside look into what it is like to be a true Argentine.
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.