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Tigre Delta Tour

Excursion to the Delta of the Paraná

Excursion to the Delta of the Paraná

The Delta of the Paraná River begins close to the city Diamante, in the province of Entre Ríos, and spreads about 17.500 km² until the large estuary of the Río de la Plata. It has an approximately length of 320 km. The Delta islands originate due to the sediments carried by the water of the Paraná.

The Delta was a well-liked settlement area for many European immigrants (mainly Italian) dedicated to fruit production that was commercialized through the Fruit Port of Tigre. The city of Tigre (about 30 km from the center of Buenos Aires) is today the point of departure for the excursions through the Delta.

Tourism in the Delta region had its heyday in the mid-20th century, when thousands of "porteños" went out during the weekends, gathering in recreation restaurants (recreos) and hostels. After decay up from the 1970s, it is experiencing a revival in the last years.

Typical are its stilt houses raised on piles as protection against regular flooding of the river. The common means of transport are the commuter boats (lanchas colectivas), besides of row boats, motorboats, catamarans, and water taxis.

The "Domingo Faustino Sarmiento" River Station (see address below) is the terminal station of several companies of "lanchas colectivas", the only means of public transportation in the delta for locals and tourists. The design of the boats is from the 1940s, with wooden hulls and diesel motors. They have regular schedules and itineraries.

There are also several organized tours and cruises to the Tigre Delta, departing from downtown, with hotel pickup, skyline views of Buenos Aires from the Río de la Plata, the world's widest river, reaching the Delta channels and exploring the many attractions of this extraordinary natural and recreation area.

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Estación fluvial "Domingo Faustino Sarmiento"
Gral. Bartolomé Mitre 305, ciudad de Tigre,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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