BA Off the Beaten Track -Caballito Through the Ages Tour



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A unique walking tour that explores the hidden gems of Buenos Aires found in a neighborhood that you will not find in guidebooks.

This tour includes uncommonly visited city landmarks that deviate from your typical tourist locations. This is the tour to get insight into local life to learn about our local food, to see what the locals do, and to have an authentic local cultural experience in a non- touristic barrio and the one I live in.  All these are important aspects of immersing yourself into and coming to understand Argentine culture.

Throughout the entirety of the tour I explain immigration, gauchos, tango, and the historical and architectural evolution of the neighborhood.

We will travel back in time to the 19th and early 20th century to get a taste of the rich cultural and culinary history of B.A. We will visit an amazing historic market built in 1889, and there you will learn about our local food, fresh produce, etc. Also at the market you can watch traditional food being prepared.  There are shops that sell all different types of wines.

I will show you an unusual place: an incredible old fashioned barber shop-cum-bar that also functions as the only living museum of its type in this hemisphere. It is a very cool place that feels like it is from a century ago and it was named as one of the best barbershops in the world.

 I will take you to some other interesting places that are also far from the usual tourist stops so you will have an authentic local experience of the real B.A.

We will take a short ride on the bus, an important part of the everyday life of porteños (people from B.A)- Bus ticket included-

We will visit a 19th-century colorful alley, one of the oldest in B.A., and the church Pope Francis was baptized in. It is one of the most beautiful churches in the city and the most awe-inspiring you have ever seen! The church is closed in the mornings during January.

We will also visit a legendary tango salon that was once used as a grain silo. This unbelievable salon will amaze you with its bizarre variety of artifacts and art (entrance fee included).

Finally, we will check out a truly impressive 19th-century tea/coffee house and bakery with golden chandeliers, Italian marble floors, and gorgeous stained-glass windows. Some say that it looks like a Roman Palace from the movies!

On Thursdays and Fridays in the afternoon, you can listen to the locals singing tango at the bar.

Join me on this  Buenos Aires walking tour for a very memorable experience!


People who like art, architecture, visit neighborhoods with a rich history. 

Travelers who are interested in learning how food in Argentina is sourced, prepared, cooked, and served.



Also, this is the ideal tour for people who want some exposure to Argentine culture and Buenos Aires history.

Note:  This is one of the most popular ‘Off the Beaten Path’ tours. Because we enter several buildings that we visit you will get an extra personal experience of each place that most large walking tours won’t be able to offer.

We will walk around 20 blocks and since this is not a strenuous walk, it is a great idea to combine it with my In the Footsteps of Dictators and the Auschwitz of Argentina tour.

Availability:  Tours run Tuesday through Saturday -except on holidays-. To coincide with the opening hours of the places, the morning tour starts at 9:30 a.m.; the afternoon tour starts at 4:00 p.m.  Booking ahead is required.

I cannot run this tour on Sundays and Mondays because some of the places we visit are closed.

Duration: 3 hours (approximately)


Small-group tour: US$30 p/p

Private tour: US$45 p/p (minimum of 2 people are required to book a private tour)


We will meet at Rivadavia Ave. 5414 (corner of Del Barco Centenera St. and Rivadavia Ave.) by the monument in the center of the plaza “Primera Junta” right next to the subway station. Map

To get to the meeting point, you could take a taxi or subway (Metro) line “A” (light blue color).   If you take the subway “A” you have to get off at Primera Junta Station. As you get off the train, go up the escalators or the stairs and take the right-hand exit (exit “salida” number 2).

Please contact me to reserve your  spot:



6 Comments Add yours

  1. Julian L. says:

    This was one of my favorite things I did in Buenos Aires.

    If you just take a city tour you will miss this different and enjoyable area of the city since it is not in the touristic circuit. You could tell that nothing was “prepared” for the tourists.
    I was so lucky that no other people were joining me, so it was like a “private” walking tour.
    Elisa was fantastic, engaging, enthusiastic, sweet, energetic and friendly. She was very familiar with the area and had extensive knowledge of it. She told me interesting stories/history and anecdotes too that made the tour educational and fun at the same time. It was an excellent opportunity to talk about the history and the culture of Buenos Aires. Especially she was a treasure trove of information and gladly responded to all queries in a straightforward, honest manner and made the whole tour interactive.
    The barber shop, bar and living museum was amazing! Never imagined a museum could be so much fun and at the same time so informative. I was pleasantly surprised by this little gem. I was delighted with the coffee house, the historical market and the other places not mentioned in the description of the tour. I also gained interesting insight into the origins of the English District.

    The tour took about 3 hours though she said she could take longer as she was flexible to accommodate the needs and questions I might have. It was like having a local friend to show you around. Also, the perfect amount of walking and the dynamic of the tour made the three hours fly by.

    This will probably be some of the best 3 hours you spend in Buenos Aires! It is definitely a don’t miss experience. I had a great time on this tour.

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  2. Sergio says:

    This was a fantastic tour and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to visit an area of the city that you wouldn’t normally see as a tourist but still get to see some interesting places. Elisa’s tours are the best things I have done in Buenos Aires. Elisa is a great guide, friendly, engaging and approachable. And she spoke great English. This tour is tailored to your pace and interests as you will get the perspectives, information, and history that are most interesting to you reveled through a local’s eye. It is full of fun and very interesting insights. I learned a lot more about the city, food, culture and people of Buenos Aires. This is something that not many people can say they have done, so if you are looking for something like this while in Buenos Aires, I would say go for it! I was certainly very pleased. Thanks for an awesome tour!
    #buenosaireswalkingtours #offthebeatenpath #offthebeatentrack #walkingtoursbuenosaires #buenosairestours #toursbuenosaires #buenosairesoffthebeatenpath #buenosairesoffthebeatentrack

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  3. Daniel M. says:

    “A Must Do in Buenos Aires!” Fascinating!

    If you love off the beaten track, and discovering interesting places, then this is the tour you want!

    What more can I say, the tour is amazing and a nice surprise!!! It is very special because it is given by a local in that neighborhood!

    Elisa really does put her heart and soul into the tour and it shows! She is very enthusiastic, very friendly and very knowledgeable.

    It was a different type of tour and I have to say, it was the best walking tour I have ever been on. Actually a couple other attendees said the same thing. Other tours are just all the usual touristy places. These are not your typical tourist sites and I wouldn’t have found these places myself because they are not mentioned in any guidebooks.
    Elisa explains so much about the local culture and history but not in a way that like most tours. She doesn’t just tell you a list of facts, she actually explains things in a way that is interesting and you can tell the knowledge has come from passion of the subject.

    Great guide!! Great tour!!!
    #buenosaireswalkingtours #offthebeatenpath #offthebeatentrack #walkingtoursbuenosaires #buenosairestours #toursbuenosaires #buenosairesoffthebeatenpath #buenosairesoffthebeatentrack


  4. Patricia G. says:


    Elisa, was very passionate about providing the best tour; she takes you to places you probably would not known exist.

    This is not an area that tourists usually get to see though it is very interesting. It was a real privilege to get to see this neighborhood that became more alive with anecdotes on past and present. And she seems to know everybody there and has access to all sort of secret and incredible places. AMAZING!

    I really recommend this neighborhood walk to all the people that want to go beyond the simple touristy attractions. I highly encourage everyone to give this tour a chance … you won’t be disappointed Actually, I did 3 tours with Elisa and they were all amazing . I would highly recommend her tours to anyone!

    #buenosaireswalkingtours #offthebeatenpath #offthebeatentrack #walkingtoursbuenosaires #buenosairestours #toursbuenosaires #buenosairesoffthebeatenpath #buenosairesoffthebeatentrack


  5. Hermoso paseo. Lugares de Buenos Aires que son una sorpresa y son poco comunes de recorrer en un paseo tradicional. Puntualidad de la Guia excelente.


  6. Orysia says:

    This was an excellent tour with a wide variety of venues, and gastronomic treats along the way. I felt I was truly seeing the real day to day life of Argentinians in the Buenos Aires area, off the beaten tourist track.


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