My name is Elisa. I am a Buenos Aires native who loves interacting with people.
I am proud to have achieved the Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor.
The tours I offer are meant for people who love to explore places off the beaten track, and for those who enjoy discovering hidden gems. Also, for those looking to get the personal attention that can only be achieved in a small group tour.
Let me create a Specialty Tour tailored to your specific requirements, where you will get the information, perspectives and history that is most interesting to you.
The tour won’t be done in the traditional big group style. Because we enter most of the buildings that we visit you will receive a truly personal experience of each place that most large walking tours won’t be able to offer.
The tour will include city landmarks that deviate from your typical must-see tourist stops, so you will have an authentic local experience. I am pretty sure that you will enjoy discovering unique places that are not on the standard touristic circuit or included in any guidebook, the places that the locals enjoy every day.
If you seek out Off the Beaten Path locations instead of the common tourist attractions, love to listen to stories you might otherwise never have the chance to hear, and are looking to experience the real Buenos Aires, please join me on one of my tours for a very memorable experience.
My Past occupations: I was a bilingual assistant for a medical tourism company, history research assistant, and an adviser to a travel magazine about places and activities in Argentina.
I have been working as a tour guide since 2008.
I speak fluent English having lived, worked and studied in the US. for 16 years.
I have taken classes in Argentine literature and history, tourism, History of Art, Latin American art, Architecture and the History of Buenos Aires and its neighborhoods; History of Architecture, society and the environment of Buenos Aires; Latin American dictatorships, etc.
Please contact me and we will create together a perfect Buenos Aires off the Beaten Path experience.
NOTE: Please message me before booking to confirm availability.
Recent reviews of this tour guide:
Elisa took us to some beautiful, special places out of the tourist areas, which were just what we hoped. She was knowledgeable, organized and flexible. She obviously loves what she's doing and you will love doing it with her. Highly recommended.
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Tour guide services/sample itinerary:
I offer Off the Beaten Track Walking tours that explore the hidden gems of the city. A short trip on public transportation may be included.
Private or customized tours.
Barrios off the Beaten Track.
An authentic cultural experience
Traditional tango neighborhoods
Discover unique places
Secret spots in the downtown area
An obscure period of our history
Visit an ex-Clandestine Center
City landmarks that deviate from your typical must-see tourist stops
Visit fabulous places with a local
I’ll come up with the itinerary to match your interests and time frame
Also, please have a look at the tours listed below as “private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide”.
Each of my tours lasts around 3 hours. We could take longer, as I am flexible to accommodate the needs and questions you might have. And if you want to linger a while, don’t worry — this is your private tour and, because I only book small parties, you can linger all you want. This is not your typical “hurry-hurry” tour.
Meeting point: It will vary depending on what you prefer to see and do, but we will always meet at a well-known street corner in the city
Entrance fees to museums and any public transportation tickets are included in the price.
What’s not included: Transportation to and from the meeting place, snacks, coffee and drinks during the tour.
Transportation by tour guide:
The price shown is for a walking tour; however, a short trip on public transportation may be included. Any public transportation tickets are included in the price.
What’s not included: Transportation to and from the meeting place.
Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:
Caballito Through the Ages
Hidden treasures of Buenos Aires
In the footsteps of dictators & Auschwitz of Arg.
Jewels off the beaten path
Tour guide interests:
Buenos Aires off the beaten path tours
Buenos Aires walking tours personalized
Buenos Aires travel tours for your needs
I have always been extremely passionate about this city: its history, art, architecture, food, literature, etc. Sharing my deep knowledge with others makes my job a pleasure.
Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!
My experience with Elisa was incredible! And I couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Elisa really does put her heart and soul into the tour and it shows! She is very enthusiastic, very friendly and wonderful guide who really loves her job and obviously enjoys it. She is the kind of guide who really knows what a tourist wants and goes at the pace you want to go at.
It was a different type of tour and I have to say. 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. The tour was unforgettable and interesting for the whole time! Actually, it was the best walking tour I have ever been on.
She explains so much about the local culture, architecture, 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 te
Tour Guide Comment:
Thank you so much for the lovely review!
The Caballito neighborhood is really off the beaten path.
The walking tours I offer are meant for people who seek out Off the Beaten Track locations instead of the common tourist attractions and for those who are looking for authentic local cultural experiences.