Are you staying in Buenos Aires and you have some extra days or just want to explore more? Here we give you the best day trips from Buenos Aires. All were selected and checked. I only suggest to you the places that will give you the true Argentina feeling.
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Day trips from Buenos Aires
I selected the best day trips from Buenos Aires and listed them up. There is no number one, but it’s your choice and what you like to do. Get to know the Argentinian culture better.
Tigre Delta: the day trip from Buenos Aires
One of the most famous day trips from Buenos Aires is Tigre. Tigre is located at the river delta of Rio Paraná. What makes Tigre so special? It gives you the feeling of Venice in Argentina. Take a boat trip in the river delta, enjoy an Asado, and wander around in the local market “Puerto de Frutos”.
The water theme park “Aquafan” is located in Tigre as also a normal theme park “Parque de la Costa”.
How to get to Tigre?
You can take a train departing from the train station “Retiro”. There is every hour a train to Tigre for the price of USD 1.
Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay)
Just on the other side of the river, there is Uruguay. One of the smallest countries in South America. Colonia del Sacramento is a little authentic village with heritages of Spain and Portugal. You will learn about the Spanish and Portuguese influences and what the role of Colonia was in the time of the Argentinian independence. Without a doubt, this is the most popular day trips from Buenos Aires.
Read also: the guide for your day trip to Colonia del Sacramento
Uruguay is known for the highest meat consumption in the world. Discover a different kind of South American cuisine.
How to get to Colonia de Sacramento?
Take a ferry from Buenos Aires. There are three ferry companies: Colonia Express, Buquebus, and Seacat. Book a day trip ticket. It’s cheaper than a return ticket.
Temaikèn is a zoo specialized in preserving the wildlife of Argentina. It’s a rescue and rehabilitation center where they work on the recovery of endangered species. One of the most educational day trips from Buenos Aires.
How to get to Temaikèn?
You can take a train departing from Retiro with one transfer at train station Villa Bellestar. Hop on the diesel train to the station “Escobar”.
Take an UBER or taxi: costs around USD 25.
Dia de Campo
Go for a day to Estancia La Candelaria. 114 km southwest outside the capital city Buenos Aires. Take a look at the beautiful surroundings. You will be able to find the best of typical gastronomy, outdoor pool (in summer season), tennis courts, soccer, volleyball, forest walks, castle visits, and many other interesting activities.
Day trips from Buenos Aires: extraordinary
Puerto Iguazú – The Iguazú waterfalls
Yes, it’s possible 🙂 A day trip from Buenos Aires to the waterfalls in Iguazú. However, you will only have the time to see the Argentinian side of the waterfalls. The Iguazú waterfalls are a combination of 250 – 300 waterfalls depending on the altitude of the river Iguaçu. An impressive piece of Mother Nature.
How to get to Puerto Iguazu?
The national park Iguazú is open every day from 8 a.m. (8h) till 6 p.m. (18h). Book an early flight in the morning departing from Aeroparque (AEP) and take a flight in the evening back. The flight time is around 1h45min. A visit to the park will take you around 4-5 hours.
Montevideo is the capital city of Uruguay and the end of Rio de la Plata. In the center, there is Plaza Independencia where a century ago the Spanish citadel was. Montevideo is known for its Spanish colonial past and Palacio Salvo.
How to get to Montevideo?
Take a ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo. There are three ferry companies: Colonia Express, Buquebus, and Seacat.
An extra secret: Villa Epecuén
Honestly, this is not suited for a day trip from Buenos Aires. Villa Epecuén is 550km located outside Buenos Aires city. Nevertheless, the story is interesting. Villa Epecuén was flooded in 1985 and since then abandoned. A perfect location for photographers that like to visit ghost cities.
How to get to Villa Epecuén?
The only way is by car.
Do you know anything about El Zanjon? I believe it is in San Telmo.
Is it worthwhile to visit?
Hi Tanis, I cannot tell you. It’s also on my to do/visit list :-D.