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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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Description: A "Pay What You Want" tour, Buenos Aires Local Tours, is a great...
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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Get off the beaten track with a local

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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
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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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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We, 2 seniors, but in good shape to walk, met Ceri, our guide, in a cafe near Plaza de Mayo. My husband had great doubts about anything I found on the internet. However, soon we were quite at ease and enjoying our guide's sense of humour and getting great information regarding history, getting around in BA and other things to... More 

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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99 reviews 99 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Other people, like the rental where we were staying, were trying to refer us to tours that seemed very pricey too me, so it was a relief to find this opportunity to pay what you want. It was very easy to make the arrangements, and we had an excellent tour guide, Richard. It was a very warm introduction at the... More 

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Danville, California
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56 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A group of 6 of us made arrangements to have 2 tours with Buenos Aires Local Tours. I contacted Penelope in the office via email and she was very responsive and helpful with suggestions. We ended up arranging two tours. On the first night we wanted to do a food & wine type tour where we visited a couple of... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We took this tour on the first morning of our stay in BsAs. Ceri was our guide, who we met at a cafe in San Telmo. There were 7 in our group and we proceeded to walk to the Plaza de Mayo and along the way we were told about the history of the country and its economics. Ceri gave... More 

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Staying in Palermo

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Palermo
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.