Delta El Tigre
Delta El Tigre
4.5
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The tigre delta is 45 minutes from Buenos Aires Argentina and flows into the Río de la Plata. One of its attractions is that it is quite a bit cooler than Buenos Aires, and offers as its main attraction houses built on the delta only accessible by boat. Tours can be had from Buenos Aires and pick up can be arrange from major hotels for a day trip. Or the more adventurous might choose to take the train, a direct link from downtown, although the station is noted for its pickpockets.
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  • Miles Archer
    Boca Raton, Florida7,616 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A DOWNSCALE LIFESTYLE
    Not an area toured by people who want to see big cities with fancy restaurants and hotels and well-to-do inhabitants, including merchants. This is a very different lifestyle for the people living here. A worthwhile boat trip to see this.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 19, 2023
  • ctolen
    Calgary, Canada114 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good day trip
    Nice place to get away from the hustle and bustle. Took a taxi from Retiro all the way to Puerto de Frutas in Tigre, cost about 7000 pesos. Puerto de Frutas was really busy with lots of vendors and restaurants. We took a quick catamaran around the delta, it was about 2000 pesos per person and our 5yr old was free. A good way to spend the afternoon!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 27, 2023
  • frasercameron
    London, United Kingdom152 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day trip for under $10 pp.
    You really don’t need an expensive tour from Buenos Aires. Just take the train from Retiro to Tigre(less than one USD for two return!). Then you can take an hour trip in a boat for 4,000 pesos. Then walk along the river to the Arts museum and the naval museum. Plenty of places to eat.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 9, 2023
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Michael L
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
You can take the one hour city train for about $7 to Tigre. dedicated run from Buenos Aires to Tigre (end of the line) Out of the station many vendors selling 1 to 2 hour boat rides in the river delta ($15) . Many fast food restaurants, gardens, clean city. Great day get away from the main city.
Written January 18, 2020
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Donna R
Duncan, Canada44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We were picked up at our hotel on time by Florence who was excellent the entire tour guide throughout. We travelled through the city to reach our ferry and then waited for a while on a shaded deck until our ferry arrived. The trip up the river was pleasant...once we arrived in the Tigre Delta it was very interesting backed by the commentary. Lunch provided was delicious. The trip to the market could have been a bit longer..nice stop at San Isidro. Robert our driver was always very helpful and very considerate.
Written January 18, 2020
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sleepybexhill
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK1,555 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
It’s east to get to Tigre by train from the Retiro station. Costs 20 pesos to get there - trains every 15 minutes or so. The town is pleasant, but it’s just a town with a river and loads of shops, particularly in the renovated fruit market area - it’s not a fruit market anymore. There are loads of boat trips for an hour or two, but you don’t get to see a lot of the nature of the area - just lots of houses which back onto the water. I would recommend a more specialist boat tour to view the delta. My score is for what we saw, which wasn’t much.
Written February 6, 2020
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fishinglawyer
90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
There the Parana and Uruguay rivers meet is a large area of island, canals and a unique way of life. This is the El Tigre district and we thoroughly enjoyed getting a boat tour of this fascinating place. In the delta area there are no roads and everyone gets around by boat. The history is very interesting and it is a great change of pace from the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires. About 4000 people live in the delta. Most tourists no doubt do as we did and take a tour on a large boat with narration as you go. This would be a great place to book a place to stay for a few days and explore all the quirky little bars etc that seem to be everywhere, so long as you had someone showing you the way. I suspect that you could get lost in the maze of channels otherwise.
Written February 18, 2020
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rachnmike2014
Christchurch, New Zealand13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We found Tigre juts average. The delta is horrendously polluted and the boat tour was only mildly interesting. Having said this it is worth a look - just don’t pay too much for a tour - there are better things to spend your money on in Argentina.
Written April 4, 2020
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Pixelpanderer
Yountville, CA970 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Imagine sitting comfortably in a tour boat and seeing how a whole sub section of the city lives on islands with no real streets. Everything is done by boat. It gave me pause to think if this was something that I could ever do!
Written January 10, 2023
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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,616 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Not an area toured by people who want to see big cities with fancy restaurants and hotels and well-to-do inhabitants, including merchants. This is a very different lifestyle for the people living here. A worthwhile boat trip to see this.
Written May 19, 2023
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ctolen
Calgary, Canada114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Nice place to get away from the hustle and bustle. Took a taxi from Retiro all the way to Puerto de Frutas in Tigre, cost about 7000 pesos. Puerto de Frutas was really busy with lots of vendors and restaurants. We took a quick catamaran around the delta, it was about 2000 pesos per person and our 5yr old was free. A good way to spend the afternoon!
Written May 27, 2023
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frasercameron
London, UK152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
You really don’t need an expensive tour from Buenos Aires. Just take the train from Retiro to Tigre(less than one USD for two return!). Then you can take an hour trip in a boat for 4,000 pesos. Then walk along the river to the Arts museum and the naval museum. Plenty of places to eat.
Written December 9, 2023
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RamonaF541
Peoria, AZ87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We booked this excursion off of our cruise ship, and were pleasantly surprised at the beauty of the area! It is easy to get to by the train in Buenos Aires, so you don't need a driver. This is a very unique vacation spot for locals along the Delta. The architecture alone of the homes were very amazing. The boat ride is about an hour, and it went by very quickly. It is similar to the bayous in Louisiana, yet different enough and something we have never seen before in our world travels. It is a very natural setting, and does not seem touristy. Having been to over 100 countries, this is very unique and worthwhile.
Written February 25, 2020
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