Hiking Patagonia with Intrepid — Exploring Buenos Aires

Part 1

Samuel Biddlecombe
May 10 · 3 min read

All of my previous hiking trips have been booked and planned by myself as I love the independent way of travelling and following my own agenda so needless to say I needed a lot of convincing to take a leap into the unknown and use a tour operator for a trip of a lifetime to Patagonia! Here is my experience of the Intrepid tour Patagonia Wilderness

Before we started the hiking adventure Carl, Matt and I decided to have a few days to explore the beautiful and chilled out city of Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital. We stayed in the stylish area of Palermo which just oozes coolness with a great number of coffee shops,parks, bars and places to eat.

We stayed in a great AirBnB called Duplex con terraza y parrilla which was a fantastic two bedroom apartment in the middle of Palermo with a great outdoor space for a beer and BBQ in the evening. Sign up for AirBnB with the link above and get £25 off your first stay! ​

We spent three nights in Palermo over the weekend which we felt was enough times to explore the city, see some of the top attractions without being in a rush and to chill out before our intensive tour began

Our Top Tips of thing to do in Buenos Aires include

  • Eat steak at La Brigada Buenos Aires
  • Have a guided tour around La Bombonera, home to the world famous Boca Juniors football team
  • Eat enchiladas at a local market
  • Enjoy a dulce de leche ice cream in the sunshine
  • Chill and socialise into the early hours in Palermo’s chilled out bars and restaurants.

I highly recommend spending time in BA to relax and explore at a gentle pace before starting the Patagonia Wilderness tour. We were also lucky to experience a pride parade during our time in BA which really did add to the experience of such a beautiful city.

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