Check Out Tigre, a Cool Day Trip out of Buenos Aires!

Buenos Aire, Tigre, tourism, Argentina

The Ferris Wheel in Tigre

Buenos Aire, Tigre, tourism, Argentina

Beautiful art museum on the black water of the Parana Delta.

While in Buenos Aires my friend Annie and I were excited to take a day trip to Tigre, a town north of the city. Of course our trip was arranged by the fabulous Maria Corbalan Bespoke Tours. Tigre, a popular town for tourists north of Buenos Aires, is on an island in the Parana Delta. We took a boat trip and enjoyed seeing the Delta and the communities there. Living in the Delta, you need to be sure you order all your groceries, because the grocery boat only comes once a week! Certainly the area is varied and fascinating in its appeal. To live in a place where the only transport is boat must be incredible, both in its simplicity and its difficulties. My friend Annie and I enjoyed our trip to Tigre, and particularly our journey on the Rio de la Plata, the widest river on earth. The River of Silver does look like silver in the sun, but it was named such because of silver mining. I have never been on a river before where I could not see the other side of land! It felt like being on the ocean.

Once we were on the Rio de la Plata we saw sailing clubs, boats and fishing. The views of Buenos Aires while coming into the city were incredible! The huge city looked so small from our viewpoint. A wonderful and fascinating day!

Buenos Aire, Tigre, tourism, Argentina

Water bottles to be filled. There is some concern about pollution of the Parana River because of two pulp paper mills on the Uruguay side.

One of the larger homes on the delta.

Buenos Aire, Tigre, tourism, Argentina

The Rio de la Plata, the widest river in the world! It is 140 miles at the mouth!

Buenos Aires, Tigre, rio de la plata, maria corbalan bespoke tours

Sailing on the Rio de la Plata with an amazing view of the city.

Buenos Aires, Tigre, rio de la plata, maria corbalan bespoke tours

Picnicking on the Rio de la Plata

Buenos Aires, Tigre, rio de la plata, maria corbalan bespoke tours

A plane coming into Buenos Aires. Looking in the other direction one cannot see land.

Buenos Aires, Tigre, rio de la plata, maria corbalan bespoke tours

Coming into Buenos Aires. See how silvery the river looks?

 

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I am an avid scuba diver, underwater photographer, amateur historian; interested in all people and cultures. For me, the unexpected is usually the norm! My motto? I am an Empty Nester who likes to Renew, Revamp, and Reinvent Life! Contact me at travelswithtam@gmail.com

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  1. barbara free says:

    Geez….a river 140 miles wide. Never knew that. As always, thank you for sharing those interesting facts with us.

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