Reviews by Leland H.
Leland H.

Go ahead, take the tour bus if you must. And then take this tour to find out what you missed! Elisa has searched out many of the absolute best architectural gems of downtown Buenos Aires -- classic buildings from a golden age, some of them only recently restored, some on their way to restoration -- all of them in a league of their own. And the stories she can tell -- these jewels come alive with a back story that sometimes defies description! I am particularly thinking of a very tall building with the most fascinating history. I experienced it twice. Once on the tour bus -- it was "quick take a look, oops, we have to move on." Something about an Italian poet, I think... And once more with Elisa. As she layered on the details of the building's history, and its complex relation to the poet Dante, it got more and more fantastic -- an insight not only into the building itself but the Latin American imagination. Just as enlightening were our stops at several confiterias -- places where porteños pass the time over coffee and conversation. Of course, you can do that, too... And this makes all the difference! On Elisa's tour, you are not part of a herd, but an intimate group of new-found friends. Highly recommended.

Leland H.

I highly recommend this tour! Elisa knows this charming and full-of-life neighborhood intimately. And it shows! First up, she places this overlooked neighborhood in its historical perspective (what is the Caballito, anyway?). And then... Around every corner, or so it seems, is a new surprise, a new mystery revealed. You will stop and marvel at places that even most residents pass by. Elisa will peel back detail after detail, until each comes alive with a delightful insight. Equally important, you'll get to meet some of the coolest barbers and shop owners ever! Even the more well known sites along the tour take a star-turn -- Elisa knows the best vantage points for the perfect photo op -- and if you want to linger awhile, don't worry -- this is your tour and, because Elisa only books small parties, you can linger all you want. One of the best parts for me was the conversations we had. Elisa knows a ton, but she's also very open to new and different perspectives. Again, because the tour group is purposely small, there's plenty of room for questions and a lively back and forth. This is not your typical "hurry-hurry" tour. By the time you finish, you will not only have fallen in love with Caballito, you'll also have some indelible memories. Incredible! Just remember to wear your best walking shoes...