Adventurous Activities in Buenos Aires

If you're looking for intrepid adventures during your visit to Buenos Aires there are a few options for thrill seekers in the Argentine capital.

Lujan Zoo

If you love animals don't miss the Lujan Zoo, located an hour and a half away from the capital. Visitors can pet, cuddle and take photos with wild animals, such as lions and tigers. If you don't have a car the best way to visit the zoo is to book a tour through a local tourism agency that includes round-trip transportation to and from Buenos Aires. Plan a full day for the trip.

Polo Tour

Polo is very popular in Argentina. Watching a match can be fun, but why not go for the full experience and learn to play for yourself? Several companies offer Polo days in the countryside where visitors can learn to play polo, ride a horse, and watch some polo pros play a demo game. Food and transport are included in most of these tours.

The Argentine Experience

If you enjoy cooking and discovering a new culture through your taste buds, the Argentine Experience offers an immersive experience and a great introduction to Argentine food and culture. Learn to make empanadas and mate like a pro with their Dinner Experience, or explore the nuances of Argentine Malbec with their Wine Cocktail tour. Check out their website for more information.

The Break Club

Traveling can get frustrating sometimes, especially when things don't go according to plan. The Break Club offers the perfect way to let off some steam: for a fee, you can destroy computer monitors, shatter glass bottles, and even annihilate a plasma screen TV. Book a package, get some friends together and let the destruction begin.

Kayaking in Tigre

An hour away from Buenos Aires by train, the Tigre Delta is a beautiful place to visit, especially in the summer. On the river, the only way to access to many houses and restaurants is by boat, and residents even have their groceries or mail delivered this way. Rent a kayak to explore Tigre from a different perspective. Be sure to avoid the yachts and large boats that move quickly--and sometimes carelessly--on the water.

Sam Harrison is a writer based in Buenos Aires. You can see other articles she has written for Parachute here.