The northern suburb of Buenos Aires remains an attractive place to visit. Tigre is the impressive entrance to the Paraná delta. Some architecture is from the early 20th century, when the area was colonized by the upper classes in search of a new center for recreation and sports. Exclusive rowing clubs, casinos (one of them today an art museum) and several historic mansions are testimony of that era. The vegetation is dense and houses on pilots can be appreciated on an hour long motor boat ride along some of its rivers.

San Isidro is the oldest and best preserved historic casco of this bank of the Plata. At the end of the 18th century, the farms and orchards that supplied Buenos Aires became colonial mansions with cisterns and majolica patios, lush gardens and open views. Some renowned porteño neighbors took up permanent or temporary residence there. Between tipas, cobblestones and brick walkways, here stands a neo gothic Cathedral, viewpoints and the Quinta Pueyrredón, an exceptional example of residential architecture.

Note: The tour can include time for lunch. In that case the tour lasts 7 hours. Ask prices.

Difficulty: low.

Season: all year round.

San Isidro’s historical neighbourhood (stop), Quinta Pueyrredón or Quinta Beccar Varela (stop), Tigre, Puerto de Frutos (stop), motor boat ride though the Parana’s delta.
Duration: 5 hs.
2 pax: USD 420.
10 pax: USD 70 each.

Includes: transport + cultural tour guide + regular boat ride.