Whilst in Buenos Aires it is hard to find yourself getting bored. In a city that never sleeps there is always something to do whether it may be an art gallery, a museum, a football match, a tango show, or a polo game, the city is packed full of exciting things to do.
Nevertheless, however much fun you are having it is always nice to be able to escape the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires and explore new places after a weeks intensive lessons.
We at Elebaires thought we would shed some light on the best day trips.
Just a short train or bus ride away Tigre is a popular spot for weekend or day trips. Although the town in pretty and there is a crafts market each day, make sure you take a boat ride down the Paraná Delta either to one of the delicious restaurants or simply just for a trip around the Delta.
Tigre is situated on the Mitre Train Line which leave form Buenos Aires Retiro train station every 10 minuets, and costs next to nothing.
San Antonio de Areco
For the perfect Gaucho experience, make sure you head here. With a peaceful atmosphere and charming colonial streets it’s no surprise this town has become a popular place to relax as well as soak up the Gaucho traditions, away from Buenos Aires. For the chance to really relax and escape the city, try to go on weekdays as there are virtually no tourists.
Unless you have your own car, the only way to get here is by bus. Chevallier - company run daily busses form Retiro bus terminal, which take about 1 hour 45 minuets.
Colonia del Sacramento – Uruguay
The fact that it is the oldest town in Uruguay and it overlooks the Rio de la Plata means that Colonia is a top tourist attraction for those traveling in South America. Discover the history of the town as you walk down the cobbled streets past historic buildings and colored houses. There are lots of excellent restaurants to enjoy as well as museums and a beach so it really does have something for everyone.
We recommend taking a boat with BUQUEBUS . They run several boats daily, and you can either take the fast boat, 1 hour, or the slower which takes 3 hours.
We at Elebaires offer a full day at the campo, so you can experience a typical day on an Argentine ranch. It costs $79 USD which includes your transport (there and back), a traditional argentine asado (BBQ) horse ridding and more. For your chance to join the trip, sign up at Elebaires reception.