- Australian Hostels
- Travel & Tours
You know what you should do?” whispered the Argentine woman sitting next to me. “Ask a local where to go.” Had it not been 2am, and eight hours into a 24 hour-bus ride, I might have been more receptive to her suggestion. Looking back, though, she was right. Trip planning can only take you so far; so to fill out those quiet corners of your journey the best thing to do is ask the locals. Finding that little-known village, the deserted valley or that cosy bar, can be the thing you remember when you are back at home reminiscing. So, on my last trip to Argentina, after dutifully speaking to every local who would listen to my broken Spanish, I gathered a list of Argentina’s secret spots, and here is a small selection of the best.
The Delta river system lies just one hour from the bustling capital of Buenos Aires, but it couldn’t be more different. Over 14,000 km square of waterways, and shifting sand islands, the Delta is home to rows of houses on stilts, moors, and a myriad of boats. Most tourists only visit the port area of Tigre, but if you catch one of the local ferries up river for a night, you’ll spend your time listening to birds, the waves made by passing boats, and the islands’ river dogs. There are no roads, no noisy buses, just silence – and did I mention it’s only one hour from Buenos Aires?