I’m really excited to interview Karolina Guilcapi of Sated Ventures Travel about Buenos Aires, Argentina. Karolina’s tips for the best things to do in Buenos Aires are awesome because she has been leading tours of the city of tango for more than 16 years. She loves its sophisticated feel, European architecture, and incredible culture.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Turismo Buenos Aires, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around Buenos Aires
The local airport is Ezeiza International Airport (EZE), which is about a 30-minute drive to Buenos Aires.
Karolina says that you should not attempt to drive in Buenos Aires. The traffic is crazy, and it is better to rely on drivers that know the city. If you do decide to drive, please use our links for the best rental car offers from Avis, Budget, or Hertz.
Public transportation is okay to use, but Karolina says it can be sketchy. To get around Buenos Aires using public transit, grab a SUBE travel card at a kiosk, train station, or Tourist Assistance Center. With this card, you can pay for the Subte subway, local bus (known locally as collectivos or bondis), or train. And the Ecobici bike share option provides free bike rentals for up to two hours per day.
For a unique experience, try the Tranvía Histórico, a historic streetcar that goes on a two-kilometer loop around the city on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around.
Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Karolina Guilcapi about Buenos Aires, Argentina. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Green dots = best things to do in Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Who is Karolina Guilcapi?
Karolina Guilcapi is the founder of Sated Ventures Travel and an expert in private experiences in Latin America. Since 2006 she has been traveling and managing tours all over this wonderful continent, with 33 visits and hundreds of repeat customers who work with her on their curated itineraries. Karolina’s passion is to combine her love for travel with her love for food – offering a culinary anthropology experience.
Here are a few articles featuring Karolina:
- Food & Travel? Yes Please! A Conversation with Sated Ventures Founder, Karolina Guilcapi
- Inspiring Conversations with Karolina Guilcapi of Sated Ventures
- Interview with Past Client
You can connect with Karolina on her website and on social media – Facebook and LinkedIn.
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