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Buenos Aires Local Tours

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Address: Charcas 5094, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 5254-1354
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8:30 am - 8:00 pm
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A "Pay What You Want" tour, Buenos Aires Local Tours, is a...

A "Pay What You Want" tour, Buenos Aires Local Tours, is a great introduction to the past and present of Buenos Aires. You'll travel by public bus, subway and foot to see the Buenos Aires most tourists miss. Visiting Abasto, Congreso and Plaza de Mayo and it's the perfect way to get to know the city as a local does. Run by English & American expats, there are regular group "Pay What You Want" tours, and a private custom tour service is also available if you would like to visit other areas such as Recoleta (& the cemetery), La Boca or San Telmo.

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Must do on your first day

So you've just landed in Buenos Aires, now what? This tour should be at the top of your list. We had the pleasure of Ceri as our tour guide and he did a great job of showing us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
New York, NY

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New York, NY
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60 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So you've just landed in Buenos Aires, now what? This tour should be at the top of your list. We had the pleasure of Ceri as our tour guide and he did a great job of showing us the landmarks, explaining how things work, giving us some great restaurant recommendations and telling us how to get our touristy things done... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Led by a very engaging and caring tour guide Alan, BA Local Tours gave us a rich overview of architectural landmarks through the lense of history. Alan repatriated to Buenos Aires from the UK 10 years ago, so we benefited both from his perfect English and his expertise as a local. We used public transportation to get around, which made... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This tour was great. Guide was knowledgable and we went to some areas away from the crush of tourists, We visited La Boca area which was great to see. B.A. is like any large city some bad areas so a guided tour is a great way to go to get away from the tourist traps. Pay attention to your surroundings... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Our guide Richard was extremely interesting and fun. We felt that we learned history about BA that made our entire trip there more meaningful. He will take you to very non-touristy neighborhoods, and talk with you about whatever particular topics interest you the most. He is very knowledgable and entertaining! Our group all became friends throughout the morning because we... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Returning to Buenos Aires for another short visit, on my way to Ushuaia, meant that I had already visited most of the key tourist spots so I was looking to do something different this time. I had failed to visit La Boca on previous visits and a custom tour with a local guide seemed the ideal opportunity to have a... More 

1 Thank MarkP4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I'd already lived in Buenos Aires for a year when my friend came to visit from the U.S. and we decided to schedule a tour with Ceri. This was my friends' first time in Argentina, and even though I'd lived here and knew the city well, we both found Ceri's tour to be incredibly entertaining, informative and FUN! We learned... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is by far one of the best day trips I've ever done. Because we had lived in Buenos Aires for a few months (in Palermo Soho), we were skeptical of doing an "official tour" at first — what would we see that we had not already experienced first–hand? However, our tour guide Ceri quickly proved how wrong we were.... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

My good friend Paul recommended that I take this tour with Ceri. The day after I arrived Argentina was perfect weather for this walking tour. Ceri gave this tour life as each location was described and discussed. Each stop had purpose and fun elements that shapes how we live today. I strongly recommend taking this tour as a clear introduction... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I’ve been traveling in South America for 6 months (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina) and experienced just about every scenario possible in booking accommodations, transportation, and tours. Some I can’t remember. Some I don’t want to remember. Traveling solo with marginal Spanish is challenging and one lesson learned is you must go with the flow of how things work... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This tour for us was an essential first day orientation to Buenos Aires. It allowed us to be comfortable negotiating the subway and bus system as well as providing an understanding of the quirks of the currency. Although we always felt very safe in Buenos Aires, Ceri provided tips for wandering about neighbourhoods safely so that we didn't stand out... More 

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Best known as the largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favorite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.
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