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10 Best Day Trips to Tigre From Luxury to Free

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Visiting Tigre is one of the most popular and amazing things to do around Buenos Aires, Argentina. This small town is home to one of the largest deltas in the world — a beautiful labyrinth of waterways and islands surrounded by incredibly lush vegetation.

Originally a port for fruit and timber exports, the Tigre delta enjoyed an early-20th-century belle époque as an elite tourist destination, which can still be appreciated in its grand mansions and charming stilted wooden houses.

Nowadays, Tigre is a town in its own right but it’s also popular getaway for city residents and travelers alike. Come join them and let yourself be caressed by nature!

Are you planning to stay over in Tigre? Then check these lodging options ranging from boutique hotels to cozy huts.


Map of Rio de la Plata’s shore from Tigre to Buenos Aires


Our 10 Best Tigre Tours

We’ve hand-picked the best day trips to Tigre from different tour providers in Argentina. This means great value for your money, regardless of whether you want to go lavish or keep it budget!

Tigre Delta Luxury & Wilderness Private Full-Day Tour
(from US$189, My Tigre Trip)

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If you’re looking for the ultimate Tigre experience, then look no further! Just picture yourself surrounded by sumptuous nature while being the guest of honor in a charming resort. Ideal for couples and people looking for comfort and relaxation. Not suitable for children.

Duration6-7 hours (flexible) / Full-day tour
Highlights Private speedboat tour sailing through Tigre’s Delta, including a detour into beautiful, less touristic waterways.
Arrival at Tigre’s most exclusive and luxurious resort in the middle of an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Full access to the resort’s indoor & outdoor lounging areas & reading rooms.
Included Private car pick-up and drop-off anywhere in Buenos Aires City
Drinks on board, plus a final toast with a glass of champagne
Happy Hour Open Bar in the resort (unlimited cocktails)
Three-course lunch plus coffee
Bilingual guide (apart from the driver)
  Access to the resort’s facilities, ie. swimming pool, kayaks, pedal boats (optional).

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Tigre Delta Family Ranch Private Full-Day Tour
(from US$179, My Tigre Trip)

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This fine day trip to Tigre combines the best of both worlds — enjoy an authentic gaucho experience (barbecue included!) while exploring an amazing delta island. Specially recommended for friends, active couples and families with kids.

Duration6-7 hours (flexible) / Full-day tour
Highlights Private speedboat tour sailing through Tigre’s Delta, including a detour into beautiful, less touristic waterways.
Stop at a 19th-century, fully-restored island residence with marshlands, bamboo plantations and inner lakes.
Two activities to choose from among horseback riding, canoeing, trekking and zipline.
Included Private car pick-up and drop-off anywhere in Buenos Aires City
Drinks on board, plus a final toast with a glass of champagne
Three-course lunch (barbecue) plus coffee
Afternoon tea with cakes or muffins
Bilingual guide (apart from the driver)

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Tigre Delta Hippie Chic Bar Private Half-Day Tour
(from US$119, My Tigre Trip)

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Duration3-4 hours (flexible) / Half-day tour (afternoon)
Highlights Private speedboat tour sailing through Tigre’s Delta, including a detour into beautiful, less touristic waterways.
Stop at a hippie chic bar built literally in the canopy, among branches, leaves and flowers.
Included Drinks on board, plus a final toast with a glass of champagne
One alcoholic drink in the bar, or one hot drink & cake
Bilingual guide (apart from the driver)
Private car pick-up and drop-off (optional)

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Tigre & Rio de la Plata Full-Day Tour
(US$113, BsAs4U)
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Duration9 hours / Full-day tour
Highlights Bus transfer from Buenos Aires to Tigre.
Bus tour in Tigre, with stops for lunch and to visit its handicraft market.
Boat tour sailing through Tigre’s Delta and along Rio de la Plata back to Buenos Aires.
Included Hotel pick-up and drop-off in downtown Buenos Aires
Lunch and drinks
Bilingual guide

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Tigre & Rio de la Plata Small Group Half-Day Tour
(US$99, Get your Guide)
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Duration5-6 hours / Half-day tour (morning)
Highlights Speedboat tour from Buenos Aires to Tigre sailing along Rio de la Plata and into Tigre’s Delta.
Minibus tour in Tigre and San Isidro, with stops to stroll around both towns and to visit Tigre’s handicraft market.
Return by minibus back to Buenos Aires.
Included Hotel pick-up and drop-off in downtown Buenos Aires
Small groups of up to 12 passengers
Bilingual guide
Snacks
Alcoholic drinks

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Tigre & RiO DE LA PLATA Leisure FULL-Day Tour
(US$84, BsAs4U)

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Duration8 hours / Full-day tour
Highlights Boat tour from Buenos Aires to Tigre sailing along Rio de la Plata and through Tigre’s Delta (round trip).
Stop at a private island resort with its own sand beach.
Full access to all facilities including soccer, volleyball and tennis courts, lockers and restaurant.
Included Lunch (barbecue)
Coffee service
Bilingual guide
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Drinks

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Tigre & RiO DE LA PLATA Half-DAY Tour By BOAT & BUS
(US$49, BsAs4U)
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Duration4 hours / Half-day tour (morning)
Highlights Boat tour from Buenos Aires to Tigre sailing along Rio de la Plata and through Tigre’s Delta.
Bus tour with a stop at Tigre’s handicraft market or San Isidro.
Return by bus back to Buenos Aires.
Included Pick-up and drop-off in downtown Buenos Aires
Bilingual guide
Food and drinks

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Tigre Half-Day Tour by Bus
(US$37, BsAs4U)
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Duration4 hours / Half-day tour (morning)
Highlights Bus transfer from Buenos Aires to Tigre (round trip).
Boat tour sailing through Tigre’s Delta.
Bus tour with a stop at Tigre’s handicraft market or San Isidro.
Optional: Boat return sailing along Rio de la Plata plus lunch
Included Hotel pick-up and drop-off in downtown Buenos Aires
Bilingual guide
Food and drinks

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Tigre & RIO DE LA PLATA Full-Day Tour by Boat & Train
(US$31, Musement)
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Duration7-8 hours / Full-day tour
Highlights Boat tour from Buenos Aires to Tigre sailing along Rio de la Plata and into Tigre’s Delta.
Bus tour in Tigre with stops at its handicraft market and downtown, where you can visit several nearby museums.
Return by regular train back to the city of Buenos Aires.
Included Bilingual guide
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Food and drinks
Admission to museums

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Bonus! Your cheapest alternative for visiting Tigre

If you’re feeling adventurous and/or want to save some money, consider reaching Tigre by your own means, taking a free walking tour, and from there deciding how to spend the rest of the day.

Trains to Tigre depart regularly from Retiro station in downtown Buenos Aires (Mitre train line, Retiro-Tigre route). The train takes about 1 hour to reach Tigre, which is the last station. Tickets are really cheap and can be bought in the station or using Argentina’s transportation card known as SUBE.

Tigre Free Walking Tour (tip-based, Weekends only)

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Even though this free walking tour presumably doesn’t include a boat ride through the Delta, it can be used as a nice introduction to your visit to Tigre. The guide will meet you at Tigre’s train station and take you to a 1.5-hour stroll, showing you the town’s main attractions while sharing local wisdom on Tigre’s history and way of life. Moreover, they will typically provide lunch recommendations and help you decide which boat tour to take if you haven’t already booked one. Bear in mind that these free tours are available only on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Most guides speak English and will be happy to accept tips.


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