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What are the 3 Best Day Trips from Buenos Aires?

After enjoying a traditional city tour, watching a tango show and visiting a few museums, consider leaving the busy city for some exciting day trips. Take advantage of these 3 incredible day trips from Buenos Aires and make the most of your stay!

1. Day Trips from Buenos Aires

Isla El Descanso  the Delta Island Day

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Isla El Descanso is a beautiful island that combines landscape, outdoor art, poetry and nature.  From your hotel in Buenos Aires, take a short transfer to the Tigre Delta in the Buenos Aires Province.  Take a 20-minute boat ride through colorful islands and marshlands until arriving at Isla El Descanso.  Isla El Descanso is a private island, just a short distance from the bustling city of Buenos Aires.  Upon arrival, enjoy savory cold cuts and mini empanadas and take a minute to admire your beautiful surroundings. Enjoy the immense natural diversity, admire the flora and fauna and the unique outdoor art collection.  Enjoy a traditional Argentine lunch on the island with Provoleta (a local variety of provolone cheese), chicken, salad & cake.  After wandering around the small island take a short boat ride back through the Tigre Delta and end your evening in Buenos Aires.

Read more about the Tigre Delta under our Buenos Aires City Tour.

2. Day Trips from Buenos Aires
Estancia Puesto Viejo – A Day in the Countryside

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The Estancia Puesto Viejo¬†day trip from Buenos Aires is perfect¬†for¬†travelers who want to experience a relaxing day in the Argentine Countryside. While many estancias offer large tourist group outings, the Estancia Puesto Viejo offers a more individual, personalized and genuine experience. ¬†Not only will you¬†learn about the game of Polo, but you will also enjoy lessons from a professional instructor. ¬† If you want, you can¬†watch an¬†adrenaline fueled Polo match. ¬†¬†Along with the¬†complimentary activities, this excursion includes a lovely¬†welcome drink, 3-course Asado lunch, afternoon tea and soft drinks throughout the day. ¬†We offer this¬†‚ÄúDay in the Countryside‚ÄĚ tour package as a day trip from Buenos Aires, available throughout the week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Check out our Buenos Aires Tour for additional countryside tour ideas.

3. Day Trips from Buenos Aires
Colonia del Sacramento – Colonia by Ferry

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Take a 1 hour¬†ferry ride from Buenos Aires across the Rio Plata to the charming colonial town of Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. ¬†Helpful tip: don’t forget to bring your passport! ¬†Colonia is a UNESCO World Heritage¬†Site with lovely¬†17th Century colonial buildings and plazas. Here you will be guided through the quaint cobble stone streets. ¬†Take in the most important sights before settling down for lunch at a local restaurant. ¬†Spend the afternoon wandering through this picturesque town and enjoy a glass of Tannat, Uruguay’s most popular wine. ¬†If you have time, consider renting a golf cart to see more of the town. ¬†In the afternoon, return¬†to the port and board the return ferry to Buenos Aires. ¬†Read more about Making Colonia a day trip from Buenos Aires.


If you’re thinking about traveling to Argentina, contact one of our¬†travel agents today!¬†They can help create a Customized Tour Itinerary for you¬†with the best day trips from Buenos Aires.

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Christina Schranz

Christina Schranz

Christina was born in Vienna, Austria. After graduating high school, she moved to San Diego, California to pursue an undergraduate degree in international business before graduating with a Masters in Marketing. After working as a real estate consultant in San Diego, she decided to pursue her ultimate dream: learn Spanish in South America. She moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina and fell in love with the country. Now she combines her three passions: travel, sales & learning about new cultures! Christina has traveled Argentina, Antarctica, Brazil, Peru, Colombia & Chile. Her highlights include a trip through Patagonia, which featured a cruise to Cape Horn (the End of the World), for the chance to see Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate. Another favorite memory was watching the sunset in Salvador, Brazil while sipping agua de coco! There are still many places she would love to visit and explore. At the top of the list are a visit to the Pantanal to spot a Jaguar.
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