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Buenos Aires City Tour, Palermo & Ecological Reserve

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Key facts

Where: Buenos Aires , Argentina Duration: Approx 4 hours (excluding hotel pick-up and drop-off)

Highlights

  • Explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world
  • The perfect introduction to Argentina′s capital
  • Visit bohemian Palermo Soho and trendy Palermo Hollywood
  • Take a walk on the wild side at the Ecological Reserve
  • Expert guide to accompany you
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off

Overview

Known as the ‘Paris of South America’, Buenos Aires is one of the world’s loveliest cities. Discover its many delights on this panoramic half-day tour.

Trace the multi-stranded history of this cosmopolitan city through its magnificent architecture. See the Spanish colonial legacy in lovely squares like Plaza Mayo, where Eva Peron once rallied the working classes. Enjoy the Italian flavor and vibrant colors of La Boca district.

View the most impressive features of the financial district and note the large number of splendid soccer stadiums throughout the city, monuments to Argentina’s national passion.

This tour differs from the standard Buenos Aires City Tour because it takes in the arty and trendy districts of Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood – famous for their bars, restaurants, nightlife and street culture. Plus, you will get a breath of fresh air when you visit the Ecological Reserve on the Río de la Plata riverbank.

Itinerary

For your Buenos Aires City Tour, Palermo & Ecological Reserve you will be picked up from your hotel in central Buenos Aires before 9.00 am in a comfortable vehicle. An experienced multi-lingual guide (English, Spanish, Portuguese) will accompany you.

Your excursion begins with the symbol of the city, the Obelisk. This giant monument was built in 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Buenos Aires.

Next you will visit some of the city’s famous squares (plazas) with their lovely Spanish colonial architecture. In Plaza de Mayo you’ll stop to see the unmistakable pink façade of Casa Rosada (Government House), occupying the whole east side of the plaza. Here, in her heyday, Eva peron addressed the adoring crowds. Other lovely squares on your route are Plaza San Martín, and Plaza Congreso.

You will also see famous avenues such as Avenida 9 de Julio, named in honor of Argentina’s Independence Day. The broadest avenue in the world, it consists of 12 lanes, six on each side. Other fine avenues include Avenida Corrientes and Avenida Mayo.

The tour also takes in the many impressive sights to be seen in the financial and commercial districts. And, given that soccer is Argentina’s favorite pastime, you won’t be surprised to see many massive football stadiums throughout the city.

Buenos Aires has been a multi-cultural city for generations and a vibrant mix of European and South American influences can be found in the architecture. Your route takes you through La Boca, a pretty neighborhood with a strong Italian flavor, where you will make a stop. You will see many colorful houses, tango clubs, and tavernas. This district is also famous as the home of Boca Juniors, one of South America’s top football clubs.

Other attractive historic areas include San Telmo and Montserrat as well as the elegant districts of Palermo and Recoleta. In Recoleta you make a stop at the cemetery where Eva Peron (Evita is buried).

As you travel between neighborhoods you will enjoy the fresh greenery of Lezama Park and Tres de Febrero Park.

This premium tour takes you to the trendy district of Palermo Soho, the place for fashion, design, restaurants, bars and street culture. You’ll also visit Palermo Hollywood, once famous for the cluster of media people who lived there, but now best known for its restaurants, clubs, cafés and nightlife.

In addition, you will get the chance to visit the city’s Ecological Reserve, an 865-acre tract of low land on the Río de la Plata riverbank. The area provides a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of town. Popular with walkers, cyclists and bird watchers it is home to the city's only wild flamingos, egrets, ducks, parrots and nutrias.

At the end of your 4-hour tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

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Reviews

This was handled very well, from start to finish. Very knowledgeable guide with lots of enthusiasm.... Tyrone E Wright

Having arrived in Buenos Aires after an overnight flight, we decided rather than rest we would take a tour. This tour booked through Isango was perfect as we visited many... Mr J H Cross

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily Except Sunday

Duration

Approx 4 hours (excluding hotel pick-up and drop-off)

Start time

Start time: 02:00pm (hotel pick-up earlier)
Duration: Approx 4 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in the center of Buenos Aires
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 72 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

You will be dropped back at the starting point

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Spanish, Portuguese and English speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Food and Beverages
  • All entrance fees

Please note

Please provide the hotel name while making the booking to enable us to arrange your hotel pick up. In case you don’t have this information when making the booking, please contact the local isango! partner (contact details provided in the confirmed voucher) at least 72 hours prior to the tour to inform your hotel name and confirm your pick up timing. Failure to do so will result in a no show with no-refund.

Hotel pick-up and drop-off is not available for hotels in the Palermo neighborhood. You will need to make your own way to a centrally located hotel to meet the tour vehicle. Please check with the tour operator to see which hotel would be most suitable

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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  • "Great way to start a visit to a great city!" This was handled very well, from start to finish. Very knowledgeable guide with lots of enthusiasm....
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