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San Isidro

San Isidro

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955 Reviews
Lima, Peru

The Basics

A stark juxtaposition to San Isidro’s contemporary look is Huaca Huallamarca, also known by its Quechua spelling, Wak’a Wallamarka. This significant archaeological complex houses a pre-Colombian adobe pyramid that served as an ancient ceremonial burial site. An on-site museum displays artifacts excavated from the site, such as mummies, textiles, wind instruments used to mimic the songs of birds, and pottery carved with unique geometric shapes and anthropomorphic figures by the Lima culture.

Travelers have many options to explore San Isidro. Private and group walking and cycling tours may be half-day, full-day, or combined with visits to the upscale Miraflores neighborhood or even a short cruise from the Callao port. If you would rather hone in on a specific interest, there are tours focusing on art, culture, and San Isidro’s dynamic food scene.

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Small-Group San Isidro and Tigre Delta Tour
Small-Group San Isidro and Tigre Delta Tour
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$89.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
cecilia is great
Tigre is a very beautiful area, I liked the navigation and empanadas, Cecilia was an excellent guide
Joan_CT, Jul 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Lima

star-5
Great way to get a visit outside the City.
SignatureTours, Mar 2021
Premium Tigre Delta and San Isidro Tour from Buenos Aires
it was an Amazing day tour with Daniela, who taught us about the City and the northern areas of Buenos Aires, we loved the boat ride and the snacks at the Restaurant. The nature of the Tigre area was outstanding and we loved every part of it.
star-4
Enjoyable boat ride
Andrew_F, Mar 2020
Small-Group San Isidro and Tigre Delta Tour
I loved the boat ride from the Port into the Tigre Delta. It was great to get out of the city and see what Argentinians do for fun in the summer. We saw family BBQs and kids jumping from piers and alot of natural beauty. The lunch was very good in a well air conditioned restaurant (which was needed that day!). The stop in San Isidro is brief and there is a bus ride back to Buenos Aires. I am really glad I did this trip to get a sense of the areas outside of Buenos Aires.
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Along the river
Alison_M, Mar 2020
Small-Group San Isidro and Tigre Delta Tour
Aimy our guide was wonderful. So full of knowledge and very bright and bubbly. Our driver Jorge was very helpful and capable. A great tour . Highly recommend this trip.
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Interesting Cultural Experience
Joan_R, Mar 2020
Premium Tigre Delta and San Isidro Tour from Buenos Aires
We had a very enjoyable trip! We liked Emiliano’s comments and sense of humor. We learned more about the culture of Buenos Aires and specifically of the Tigre Delta residents and those that go to the Tigre Delta for recreation. Our lunch was at a very nice venue. Pueblo was an excellent driver.
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Delta Tour
Elisabetta_Y, Mar 2020
Small-Group San Isidro and Tigre Delta Tour
We were picked by Emilio and Roberto, who were very welcoming and gave a great audio commentary to the boat. Emu always looked out for his small little band making you feel special and was very informative on the boat pointing out and telling us extra information about what we were seeing. The bus trip to visit restaurent, markets and church were also great, and would highly recommend especially with guides Emilio Rossi and Roberto.
star-4
Great day on the river
carol_w, Feb 2020
Small-Group San Isidro and Tigre Delta Tour
Elena was a knowledge guide with excellent English. Tour timing as planned stopping at points of interest including old fruit market and San Isidro cathedral and including lunch of empanadas and a drink. The boat to Tigre and bus back was best option in our opinion - sit on left hand side of boat (port side) for best views. Would highly recommend.
star-5
San Isidro and Tigre Delta
carelm429, Feb 2020
Small-Group San Isidro and Tigre Delta Tour
Boat ride was wonderful. Very interesting to see a different part of Argentina. The markets were fun. Cathedral of San Isidro was beautiful. Empanadas for snack/lunch were a yummy highlight!
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River tour and city.
Kevin, Feb 2020
Premium Tigre Delta and San Isidro Tour from Buenos Aires
Great 5 or so hours away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Cruise very relaxing. Houses on rivers edge very nice. Visit to the little town and lunch good. Worth the trip. Excellent tour guide. Recommend.
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Tigre River boat ride was enjoyable
lenyframos, Feb 2020
Premium Tigre Delta and San Isidro Tour from Buenos Aires
We enjoyed the boat ride and the scenic spots along the Tigre River. The walking tour of San Isidro was also interesting. A great way to spend a day in the suburbs of Buenos Aires.
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Tigre delta
William_L, Feb 2020
Small-Group San Isidro and Tigre Delta Tour
Margauritta our guide was fantastic. She went out of her way to make sure everyone was comfortable and taken care of. A great experience
star-4
Tigre Delta Tour
Sharon_F, Feb 2020
Premium Tigre Delta and San Isidro Tour from Buenos Aires
The tour was good and our tour guide Aime was very knowledgeable and friendly. The scenery was quite beautiful. The boat trip was very nice except that you could not hear much of the commentary while sitting upstairs. None of guides spent time upstairs so questions couldn't be asked as you saw things. The lunch was good. A nice day out of Buenos Aires!
star-4
A pleasant trip
dallasquo, Jan 2020
Premium Tigre Delta and San Isidro Tour from Buenos Aires
This was a good tour to fill in a day before taking an evening flight out of Buenos Aires. The premium boat navigation is a 2 hour river cruise, followed by a lunch and then a bus tour back to BA with a short stop at a market and then to San isidro. The San Isidro part is basically a stop at a lookout, followed by a quick trip to the Cathedral. I would have liked more, but it was a pleasant day overall.

Things to Know Before You Go

*As the country's center for banking, it might make sense to do your currency exchange transactions here. Be sure to have your passport. *Bring a healthy appetite—and a connoisseur’s palate. San Isidro hosts many of the city’s top restaurants, including Astrid y Gaston, founded by Gastón Acurio, Lima’s most beloved chef and credited with putting Lima cuisine on the map, and Maras, where chef Rafael Piqueras (formerly of El Bulli) employs molecular gastronomy to reinvent traditional dishes from the Andes, the Amazon, and the coast. *Wear comfortable shoes if joining a walking tour.

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How to Get There

North of Miraflores, San Isidro is serviced by the city electric express bus, El Metropolitano, along the Ruta Troncal line.

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When to Get There

Any time is a good time to visit, as the weather is warm and mild throughout the year. During winter months (May to November), coastal places, such as San Isidro, Barranco, and Miraflores, will be cool, damp, and foggy, so have a sweater or a scarf for nighttime visits.

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Wildcard

Hidden Oasis El Olivar Park (Parque El Olivar) is a welcome respite from the city’s intense traffic and pollution. Declared a National Monument in 1959, the beautiful green space is filled with ancient olive trees, a lagoon, and lawns for quiet picnics. Look for the signs alerting you to all the different and exotic species of birds that make their homes in the trees.

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