Things to do in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is well known as the birthplace of tango dancing and it's one of our favourite places to stop at when visiting Patagonia. There are beautiful plazas, fascinating museums and bustling riverfronts to explore.

You can also check out our blog post to see more recommendations for visiting Buenos Aires.

City Tours

City tours will give you the chance to visit the main historic sites of Buenos Aires including the Casa Rosada (Pink Palace) and the Recoleta Cemetery which contains the graves of many historic figures including Eva Peron, Novel Prize winners and past presidents of Argentina. 

A city tour lasts for approximately 4 hours, plenty of time to visit the must-see sites of Buenos Aires. 

Please get in touch if you'd like us to arrange a pre-booked city tour for you, or alternatively take part in a free walking tour of the city. 

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Quirky City Tours

You don't have to take a traditional city tour to see the main sites of Buenos Aires. Why not take a city tour with a difference and delve deeper into the History & Culture. 

Graffiti Tour - Explore the La Boca & Barracas neighbourhoods, a fun and unique way to learn more about the history of this diverse city. Find out more in Sally's blog post. 

Biking Tours - Get to know the city under your own steam, with a Bike you'll be able to further explore Buenos Aires and its surrounding areas. A chance to get into the sense of adventure ready for your trip to Patagonia! Get in touch to book your Biking Tour.

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Evening Adventures

Buenos Aires is a busy and bustling city with plenty of options for how to spend your evening; visit one of the many bars and restaurants or enjoy one of the following:

Tango - Discover the story of the famous Argentine Tango through a traditional stage-show. So typical of Buenos Aires, a tango show is not to be missed. 

Argentine Experience - A unique dining experience offering you the true Argentine Experience. Learn how to make empanadas, order steak in Spanish and make your own traditional mate. A convivial atmosphere and great food!

Wine Tasting - A funny and relaxing evening tasting undiscovered wines from Argentine Vineyards and enjoying traditional Argentinian tapas.

We would be happy to arrange any of these activities for you, just get in touch.

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Day Trips from the City

If you have enough time to see the main sights of Buenos Aires and you want to go in search of more adventure, it is possible to take a day trip out of the city. 

Colonia de Sacramento - A picturesque Unesco World Heritage Site in southern Uruguay, roam the cobbled streets or visit some of the many sights. 

Tigre Delta - The Tigre Delta is easily reached by Train or Bus from the centre of Buenos Aires. A network of waterways and tiny islands, the Tigre Delta is an excellent playground for adventure; Kayak, Swim or simply explore.

Visit an Estancia - Estancias lie at the heart of Patagonian Culture, if you're not going to get the chance during your visit to Patagonia, take the opportunity to visit an authentic Cattle Ranch nearby to Buenos Aires.

We'd be delighted to provide more information and arrange these day trips for you, just get in touch.

Buenos Aires

Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires

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The bedazzling selection of bars and restaurants offer plenty of tasty options to sample traditional Argentinian cuisine. A visit to Buenos Aires would not be the same without trying one of their world-class steaks.

Classic Buenos Aires Trip

3 Days    £728

Explore the iconic sights of Buenos Aires and it’s unique neighbourhoods including Palermo, San Telmo, Recoleta and La Boca. Enjoy an evening of classic Argentinian wine and cuisine at the ‘Argentine Experience’ dinner.

This is the classic way to experience Buenos Aires and is one of our most popular trips. You can combine this with ‘Classics’ in other parts of Chile and Argentina to tailor your 2-3 week holiday.


Street musician, Buenos Aires

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What our customers think of Buenos Aires

Great guide… great location and an inspiring city. Read the full review

Travelled: March 2023

Daniel Spiller - USA

Buenos Aires is so fun! The food, parks, and museums were wonderful and we were able to walk everywhere. Read the full review

Travelled: October 2022

Debbie Knaub - USA

As far as cities go, I love Buenos Aires. It is so much like a European city with much culture, parks, and flair. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Andrew Karigan - USA

Buenos Aires exceeded my expectations. It's a stunning city full of history. I was amazed how green it is. Beautiful parks are extremely well maintained. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2019

Audrone Urbonaviciute - Belgium

The guide who picked us up at the airport was wonderful in explaining the city to us. We loved the hotel, very well located and very nice. The half day city tour was good. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2019

Mary Lou Bell - United States Of America

We were really impressed by the police and security in Buenos Aires and the cleanliness of the city. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2018

Marianne Smith - United Kingdom


Where to stay

Buenos Aires Hotels

From boutique hotels with plenty of local character and charm to mid-range comfortable bed & breakfasts, Buenos Aires offers a wide choice of hotels. Whether you want to stay in the hustle and bustle of the city centre, or one of the city's more bohemian quarters packed with bars and cafes, we can help you find the perfect place to stay. 

Find out more about Swoop's favourite hotels in Buenos Aires. 

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