There isn’t a single city in Latin America that’s as gorgeous as Buenos Aires. The city is aptly termed Paris of Latin America. The city has relatively good public transport. There is a single SUBE card that one needs to use in the expansive bus and metro system of the city. There are two major airports EZE and AEP. EZE is used primarily for flights in the South American region and AEP for international flights outside this region.
Start the day with a walking tour. You will get to learn the history of this city. as well as its various oddities like the widest street in the world as well as the hotel inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy.
Visit various landmarks of the city. There are several of those spread throughout the city.
Day 3 – Tigré
Take a train to the Tigré River delta. And do a good guided tour here. There are two tour hours – 1 PM and 3:30 PM. I missed the first one. I made the mistake of doing a cheap 2-hour boat tour (6000 AEP) that had no guide at all. The only other option was a 5000 AEP 1-hour boat ride that day, however, that came with a recorded guide in English and hindsight would have been a better option. The 2-hour boat ride with the guide at 1 PM is for 10500 AEP.
- At the time of this trip, 1 USD = 466 AEP (Blue dollar rate). 100 USD bill would be converted at about 1 USD to 460 AEP. A $20 bill would, however, get a rate of 1 USD to 453 AEP.
- A recommended shop to change USD to AEP would be Florida 860, shop 113. It is better to change money in Buenos Aires as you will get better rates here than, say, Ushuaia or El Calafate.
- Don’t buy Sube cards from shops. Get it for free from tourism offices.
- Note that, the domestic terminal of EZE airport is really small and all the airline lounges are on the international side.
- Argentina has weird type I sockets. However, most places do have type C sockets that are similar to sockets in India and Europe.
- Abuela Pan has nice Argentinian vegan options. Delhi Mahal has good Indian food.