Daytrip -Tigre, Buenos Aires
It is a very nice way to kill the time and to grasp the beauty of the Delta. The Delta starts near the city of Diamante and finishes in Rio de la Plata.
The sights along the river banks are picturesque. You will see that thre live both poor and rich people.
No need to worry that you will get sick on the boat. The vessels are stable on the wother. You will not die of hunger as well. A snak is included in the price.
The tour is both in English and Spanish.
about 2 hours.
I paid USD 12.
Working days: 9:00 - 18:30
Weekend: 9:00 - 17:00
If you have time,drive to Tigre and catch the boat to Isola Martin Garcia. You travel down the Rio de la Plata. I could not get over just how wide this river was. There was no way you could see from one bank to the other. There were some pretty big waves aswell which totally surprised me. The island is in the estuaries of Rio de la Plata near the mouth of the Uruguay and Parena rivers between Argentina and Uruguay. The island is a natural preserved island about 2km square. The island once was used to confine political prisoners and was also believed to have once been the home of Juan Domingo Peron. There are some historical and cultural walks that you can do around the island . Lots of wildlife come out to see you aswell. We encountered a huge Iguana ( ? ) . It was about 1.5m long and looked very menacing. Needless to say, I didn't stick around too long to see what he was capable of.
A cruise along the Tigre Delta is very enjoyable.
The best option is to take a guided tour. It costs around 40 pesos and includes transport both ways.
There are also casinos and amusement parks where you can go to if you have time.
Also a to be seen monument is an old church.
We caught a coach from Buenos Aires to Tigre and once there we used the company 'Sturla' for a river boat tour.
The delta is vast ---lots of islands, inlets and channels. The houses are amazing! Many of them are on stilts. There are few paths and so boats are the way of getting around. Shopping for the locals is conducted by the river boat supermarkets. Fuel comes from special riverside gas stations: the boats pull in just like cars.
There are other buildings too. Clubs, bars, a kids white-knuckle area (it didn't look awesome!) and one house was encased in glass; it had belomged to an ex-president or someone.
The boat? Good. It held about 80 people ---although there were only about 20 of us. They served coffee etc. and there was beer available, along with coke, 7up and so on.
After the 90 minute ride we caught the coach to a suburb of Tigre. We weren't there long ---about 40 minutes and then we were taken to a station to catch a train (really clean) into B.A.
This was an interesting tour. Would I do it again? The delta was good ---and avoiding the weekend crowds was great. Yes, I would do it again.
A trip to Tigre makes a nice daytrip. I took a package, which included a short bus ride from the hotel, to then take a train (from Retiro) to Tigre. There you spend about an hour on a boat through the waterways of Tigre.
Tigre is an old town situated at the mouth of the delta.
Tigre and Delta Parana (river boat tour).
Tigre is at the confluence of the Rio Lujan (Lujan River) and Rio Tigre. The main channel through the Delta is Paran? de las Palmas River. In the Paran? Delta are hundreds of islands where there are private homes, hotels and sporting clubs. Visit the island of Mart?n Garc?a, a historic site and nature reserve.
Go to Tigre by the "Tren de la Costa". You can take the train at Maipu Station. The train trip will show you beautiful surrounding areas of BA like San Isidro & San Fernando.
When arriving at Tigre Station take a Boat Trip to the Delta del Tigre river (part of the river Plate).
In order to see different landscapes is better to go by train from Retiro to Mitre.The Tren de la Costa leaves from there to Tigre.To coming back you can return directly with the local train from Tigre to Retiro.
If you go on weekends,above all on sundays,all is crowdy.But the rest of the week many shops can be closed.
I took a boat with Interisleña up to Tres Bocas Island.Not bad but there is only a small foothpath around and no wild nature because of the houses.Of course there are some restaurants,but it supposed you to go to the wild countryside.I was told Martin Garcia Island is much better.It has a natural reserve.
The little town of Tigre has in Puerto de Frutos many,many shops of handycrafts.
Son 15 hectáreas rodeadas de la naturaleza del Tigre, más de 50 atracciones infantiles y familiares, 4 mega-montañas rusas (Boomerang, El Vigía, Saltos del Delta y El Desafío), Laser Shots, La Caverna del Terror, Kartings, Títeres, Minijuegos para los más pequeños, Paseos en Catamarán por el Delta, el Paseo de la Suerte (feria de kermesse), la fuente de aguas danzantes y rayos láser con fuegos artificiales, locales con Recuerdos del Parque, exquisiteces en su patio de comidas y la más amplia gama de espectáculos teatrales con los personajes del Parque y dobles de riesgo en vivo con efectos especiales
Y SHOWS EN VIVO!!!!!
Gande pedida para um dia inteiro, para um casal ou toda a família. Atrações:
1. o transporte via Trem da Costa, uma graça, passando por diversas estações, tudo muito bonitinho. Vale uma descida ao menos em San Isidro; pode-se descer quantas vezes se quiser com a mesma passagem
2. o parque de diversões junto à estação final (Delta), para quem gosta ou leva crianças
3. caminhar pela beira do Tigre
4. almoçar no Cube Italiano (veja em dicas de restaurante)
5. pegar um passeio de lancha ou catamaran pelos riachos (veja outra dica)
6. Porto das Frutas - um "baixo Tigre" diurno
7. existem hotéis e pousadas para quem quiser ficar mais tempo; procure o quiosque de turismo
A boat trip on the waterways of the delta is a fun day out from Buenos Aires, in a place easy to reach and most popular with locals at weekends. If you decide to do the trip. Make sure the weather is nice. Setting out in the morining is best and the train to tigre from Retiro train station leaves alomst every 15 mins during the day time, getting to Tigre at the delta about 1 hour after departing. Have yourself enough funds for a decent lunch or take a picnic as well as of about 20 pesos for the travel there and back. In otherwards the train will cost you just a few pesos either way. On arrival at thetigre stop there is a tourist info office inside the small station but its very simple to walk just a few minutes across to where the main waterway begins and where the motorboats and ticket office await. The boat trip is to Tres Boca and a two-way ticket will cost 9 pesos. You can get off the boat at various jettys along the way and hail one coming back. There are various restaurants and cafes on the banks along the way and it may be an idea to take a swim-suit if you fancy a dip, but although the water is safe enough to swim in, be careful of the many boats passing through. As no surpise, youll find mozzies aplenty
El Tigre is a municipality north of Buenos Aires, centered on the Delta del Rio Plata. This area is a maze of spider webbed rivers, canals, islands and residences. Once you cross the first waterway from the mainland, there are no roads, access is either by private boat or water taxi. A perfect way to see this area if you aren’t renting a cabana here would be to arrive prior to lunch, take a taxi out to Isle de Tres Bocas, take a leisurely lunch at one of its patio restaurants, then spend an hour or so wondering the interior of the island.
The northern suburb of Buenos Aires remains as one of the most attractive places to visit.
There are a lot local travel agencies that offers full day tour to Tigre and san Isidro.
Cost: u$D 60.00 aprox (includes lunch, and train and boat ride)
Summary of the tour:
We first visit San Isidro, a traditional residential area known for its streets´ beauty and its prominent mansions including those built in the seventeenth hundreds. We also visit Tigre: the impressive entrance to the Paraná delta, fully scattered by islands that can solely be accessed by water, dense vegetation and houses on pilots that can be appreciated on an hour long motor boat ride along some of its rivers. The journey ends with a stop at the local handcrafts and fruit supply market (Mercado de Frutos).
In Tigre we took a ferry that goes around the delta for 50 peso and see houses by the river. The ferry trip took an hour. As it was weekday only the shorter one hour tour was available. During weekends the longer 2-hr delta river trip are available for around 80 peso. As it was September it was a bit chilly but the weather was sunny and makes the trip pleasant and worthwhile.
To get to Tigre you can take a slow train to Tigre from Estacion Retiro. A return train ticket is only 7.50 peso and it takes a bit more than an hour each way. Retiro is the main train and bus terminals in Buenos Aires. Train to Tigre is full but not over-crowded since it was a weekday and still a bit chilly in September. Imagine what it must be during weekends and summer time! Inside the train there are buskers playing music for change and vendors selling stuffs.
Tigre is the river (32 km) we took a boat trip. The boats pass through the colorfully painted houses built on stilts to survive floods. We were told that one of those house was belong to the famous cubanien poet Pablo Neruda. I think that the boat trip is worth trying.
It was fun to say 'hola' and waving hand everyone standing at the small ports. People were more friendly and intimate than I ever expected.Besides, the ride was pure nostalgia and the weather was warm even it was january;) The colorfully houses were splendid!!!