3 Alternative Delta Tours

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PH: Miguel Vieira

The hot summer days are ideal for some riverside fun and the Paraná Delta in Tigre is well worth knowing. Below are our 3 picks of alternative tours in the area:

Bandoneon a Bordo: This tour company takes you out on a boat where you get to enjoy small intimate tango shows. They offer day trips, night journeys or 2-day expeditions and are perfect if you want to kick back and relax as you discover the region. 

Selknam Canoes: If you would rather try a more dynamic exploration you can take a trip with Selknam canoes and paddle in a handcrafted wooden Canadian boat through the beautiful Tigre canals. They offer two-hour day trip tours, night tours and custom made tours. 

Delta Unplugged: If you want to combine some sailing with homemade meals by a swiss chef and nutritionist, then Delta unplugged is for you. These tours are led by a couple who welcome you first to their home for a homemade breakfast and then take you out to explore the canals whilst tempting you with some more food on the way.

 

We Recommend: Sudeste Kayak Tours

Now that the weather is warmer and that the flowers are in full bloom, it’s the perfect time to get to know the outdoorsy side of Buenos Aires, and a Tigre kayak outing to experience the delta from the waterfront should definitely be on your list of musts, if it already isn’t!

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Sudeste, in reference to the South East winds which make the tides grow, and also to an Haroldo Conti novel, is run by the delta savvy Martin Schoo, and offers the chance to go kayaking in either half day or full day tailored excursions that include equipment, instructions, and a mate, fruit and pastry rest in the shade after the half day, or an asado if you’re willing to go the whole way. Plus, you get a lot of information about the unique geography of the river estuary, and some interesting anecdotes that Martin can share with you about living in this savage habitat. Sudeste also offers night tours, which is perfect for full moon lovers and the more adventurous lot.

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Recommendations include that you go on a weekday, when it is not so crowded, that you take sunscreen and mosquito repellent, that you wear something comfortable and fresh, and that you take a spare dry change of clothes for the return. Requirements are few, no previous rowing experience is necessary, but you do need to know how to swim and to have an overall good fitness level.

For more information and maps of paddling areas go to Sudeste’s webpage here, follow them on Facebook here, or contact them directly at martin@sudeste-kayak.com.ar,   (+5411) 15 38 604018.

5 Actividades al aire libre para celebrar el amor en Buenos Aires

El domingo se festeja el Día de San Valentín y el pronóstico soleado promete un clima ideal para disfrutar afuera. Para la ocasión, seleccionamos cinco actividades al aire libre para celebrar el amor en Buenos Aires.

Paseo por el Jardín Botánico

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(Foto- Oscar Tello)

El Jardín Botánico en Palermo es uno de los lugares elegidos por las parejas para deambular de la mano bajo la sombra. Las fuentes y esculturas además ambientan este querido parque porteño.

Visita al Rosedal de Palermo

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(Foto- Augusta C. Klug)

Otro parque conocido en Palermo donde frecuentan los enamorados es el Rosedal. El perfume de sus rosas, el patio andaluz, y la posibilidad de alquilar barquitos a pedal, hacen que sea un clásico para tortolitos y gente en busca de amor.

Aventura en el delta del Tigre

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(Foto- Andrew Sorensen)

El Delta del Tigre, a las afueras de la ciudad, es un lugar único a explorar donde se pueden alquilar kayaks, hacer avistaje de aves, disfrutar de una tarde de spa, o incluso ir a un parque de diversiones o al casino a hacer apuestas.

Lujo en Puerto Madero

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(Foto- Diego Torres Silvestre)

Puerto Madero ofrece la opción de almorzar o cenar al lado del río, pero también de ir a navegar y caminar. Algunas atracciones de la zona incluyen el Puente de la Mujer, la Reserva Ecológica y el Museo Fragata Sarmiento.

Diversión en un tour temático

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(Foto- Omar Eduardo)

Una alternativa original para compartir en pareja es hacer un tour de fotografía con Foto Ruta, o sino, en las afueras de Buenos Aires, una cabalgata.

Recordamos que además UCO Restaurante ofrece un menú especial para celebrar el Día de los Enamorados.

Day Trip to Tigre

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At the starting point of the Paraná delta, in the outskirts of the city, is the town of Tigre, set on an island lined by small rivers and streams. This rugged location surrounded by nature offers a variety of attractions including canoeing,  kayak  and other excursions by boat, trekking, ecotourism, motorboat and commuter boats to take you to different places on the riverside, restaurants, spas, tea-houses, picnic sites, a naval museum, an art museum, a mate museum, a casino, a crafts fair and an amusement park.

How to get there:

By train:

The train is one of the fastest ways to get to Tigre and you have the option of taking the regular train or the “Tren de la Costa” which includes a scenic view and the possibility to stop at different train stations where you can shop for antiques (Borges station) or organic food (San Fernando station on Saturdays.)

Direct train from Retiro Terminal Station
- At Retiro station you have to take Mitre line train going to Tigre. Trip duration: 50 minutes.

Tren de la Costa from Retiro
 Terminal Station

1. Retiro to Tren de la Costa: At Retiro station you have to take the Mitre line train heading to Mitre station. Once you have arrived at Mitre station you have to cross the bridge over Maipu 2600 Ave, which takes you to Maipu station of Tren de la Costa.

2. Maipú station of “Tren de la Costa” to Tigre: At Maipu station of Tren de la Costa you have to take the train going to the Delta. It is a 30-minute long trip in a modern train with a beautiful view of Rio de la Plata and you can get on and off as you please.

Getting to Tigre by bus- Take Line 60 bus which starts its route at Constitucion. Trip duration: 90 minutes.

Getting to Tigre by car- Take Panamericana Highway up to Acceso Norte, then Tigre road on the ‘Autopista del Sol’

For a great lunch on your way to Tigre stop by Tipula, a Spanish inspired gourmet restaurant belonging to Fierro Hotel’s chef, Hernan Gipponi. Vicente Lopez 76, Martinez. 4793-7185.