Reviews for Caballito Through the Ages

Sue
Sue

Amazing Tour! First Elisa is a wonderful, interesting guide. Her research and knowledge shows through in her narration. She is a delight! We were a family of 6 adults and actually did 2 of Elisa's tours back to back one day. This tour gave us a chance to immerse ourselves in historic neighborhoods. We enjoyed hearing the stories of buildings/areas and then being able to go INSIDE and get a feel for the history there. Elisa had old photos for many of the places so we could appreciate how the area once looked and see the changes in front of us. We loved the market, the church of Pope Francis was beautiful, the cafe and the tango milonga were such a treat to visit. Also the barbershop was so interesting and the owner is a character! Thank you Elisa and Vayable for providing a connection to cultures!

Sue
Sue

Amazing Tour! First Elisa is a wonderful, interesting guide. Her research and knowledge shows through in her narration. She is a delight! We were a family of 6 adults and actually did 2 of Elisa's tours back to back one day. This tour gave us a chance to immerse ourselves in historic neighborhoods. We enjoyed hearing the stories of buildings/areas and then being able to go INSIDE and get a feel for the history there. Elisa had old photos for many of the places so we could appreciate how the area once looked and see the changes in front of us. We loved the market, the church of Pope Francis was beautiful, the cafe and the tango milonga were such a treat to visit. Also the barbershop was so interesting and the owner is a character! Thank you Elisa and Vayable for providing a connection to cultures!

Nikolas E.

It was an amazing experience for me and my sister. We booked only a few hours before the tour started and Elisa showed us some hidden gems in her neighbourhood. Caballito is a bit off the beaten track which makes it even more interesting. Elisa is a great tour guide and I can highly recommend a tour with her. Her English is perfect and the tour is done in a very pleasant non-rush way. Great day!! Thank you Elisa!! Nik y Tina

Nikolas E.

It was an amazing experience for me and my sister. We booked only a few hours before the tour started and Elisa showed us some hidden gems in her neighbourhood. Caballito is a bit off the beaten track which makes it even more interesting. Elisa is a great tour guide and I can highly recommend a tour with her. Her English is perfect and the tour is done in a very pleasant non-rush way. Great day!! Thank you Elisa!! Nik y Tina

Michael T.

Elisa was a wonderful tour guide. Gave a very personalized tour that went through non-tourist areas of Buenos Aires. She was very knowledgeable with the area. It was a fantastic way to spend our afternoon. I would 100% recommend tours through her again.

Patrick C.

I give this tour 5/5 stars. I was lucky enough to have a one on one tour with Elisa. She was extremely flexible and accommodating with arranging the tour. The experience takes in local treasures and Elisa is a wealth of knowledge with regard to the history. I would recommend this tour to anyone who would like to experience the non tourist side of Buenos Aires life!

Nikolay N.

This is an absolutely stunning tour! Elisa asked me to name the favourite part of the tour and I could not, because every part was very special. I have been in many areas of Buenos Aires before and some non-tourist areas too so I was not sure that I could be surprised, but I was. Selection of places is really great since they are different and one does not get bored at all, e.g. residential area of Caballito which feels more like Europe (except dog poo which is Buenos Aires classic of course! haha!), an unexpectedly dynamic market with very local feel, the most beautiful church in BA which surprisingly stands in the middle of quite ordinary area, barber's shop is a real time machine and tango salon is just bizarre. Let alone that Elisa is a very intersting storyteller. Defiinitely recommended!

Jane S.

Elisa was wonderful & very knowledgeable as a guide, sharing insights on not only the history and interesting past events of the area visited but also weaving them into the present day context. I had the pleasure & privilege of her undivided attention and greatly enjoyed an insider's view of parts of BA that were off the tourist track e.g. the milonga was one of the highlights of the tour for me ! I'd highly recommend this to anyone !

Victor J.

Me encantó este tour por el barrio de Caballito, pasear por sus calles llenas de historia y descubrir lugares extraordinarios pero que las guías turísticas suelen pasar por alto. Elisa tiene un conocimiento profundo sobre su ciudad y no hay pregunta que quede sin respuesta. Además, por el hecho de ser un tour privado hace que puedas demorarte más o menos en los lugares sin ningún tipo de apremio por su parte. Sin ninguna duda un paseo para recomendar a todos los que visiten Buenos Aires.

Meg M.

Elisa was fabulous! Our three hours with her gave us a wonderful glimpse into Buenos Aires, its history and people. We were early... she was already there & we started right in. In addition to being willing to share her city, she's an experienced traveler and fluent in English. She's chosen sites off the beaten track that even other Argentinians might overlook, she's done her research, and we stepped right through closed or locked doors we would never have braved to enter. If we had more time, we'd do more of her tours!

Wynn T.

I'd been to Buenos Aires only a year before so my second trip here I wanted to be able to do an in-depth look into the neighborhoods, rather than just see the big sites. Elisa and her Caballito tour were PERFECT for this. My 5 friends and I had our very own private tour with her and so we really got to ask those questions we'd been wanting to ask the few days we'd been in the city already. We were a group that was super interested in history and Elisa was very happy to answer all of our questions, even if they didn't have anything to do with Caballito. The tour itself was great because we got to see things we never would have had we been wandering ourselves. The highlights were the market and the Barber Shop -- and we also loved that we got to take a local bus because we wouldn't have known how to do it ourselves!

Lucy O.

It's a fascinating tour of an area you might not go to otherwise. This is the part of town where Elisa lives so she knows it really well. She is extremely generous with her time and knowledge and I really enjoyed spending time with her.

Jennifer H.

Warm, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and kind — Elisa gives a wonderful tour of a neighborhood that is not on the tourist radar but has very interesting sights/sites. She has researched the history of Buenos Aires and how Caballito developed from a gaucho crossroads and cattle station into a summer place for the rich and now a thriving “real” neighborhood of Porteños. The result is a tour in which you are shown how bits of the old district still exist in the new city: a lovely market, great neighborhood architecture, a beautiful Belle Epoque cafe, a quirky milonga, and other spots that only locals know about. Enjoyed this tour very much. Learned a lot, walked a lot, laughed a lot. Elisa was a great guide and has put together an experience you could not have on your own. Highly recommended for those interested in architecture, culture, and conversation to gain an understanding of the real Buenos Aires and its people. Thank you, Elisa.

Christopher

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Ruth H.

Walking around the Caballito with Elisa makes you feel like you are part of Buenos Aires and not a tourist. Walking in the market place and eating empanadas made in front of your eyes, seeing the cathedral where Pope Francis was baptized, going to a tango club where the real locals go, and see the beautiful, quiet streets of the English District just immerses you in the flavor of the area that Elisa loves and wants you to love. Elisa is a wonderful guide because she loves her city and shows you things that the tourist does not usually see. Elisa is full of knowledge and is constantly expanding that knowledge. Time just flew by and left us wishing for even more!!

Maxim C.

If you want to see a less touristy side of Buenos Aires, guided by a local person from the area, this tour is for you. Caballito is very interesting area filled with many gems that we would never discover by ourselves, as it's quite off the beaten path. Elisa possesses a wealth of knowledge about the lifestyle of local people, as well as the history of this neighborhood. We also found her to be a very personable and clear presenter. I would absolutely recommend taking a tour with her - if we are ever back in Buenos Aires we would certainly do so again.

Mike S.

Elisa is an excellent, friendly guide through this interesting and unusual part of Buenos Aires. You see some great stuff you wouldn't otherwise see. She knows her history and you learn a lot. Definitely recommended!

Nick W.

This is a fun little tour that shows you some great buildings you'd never otherwise see, particularly the Milonga which is quirky as hell and the church Pope Francis was baptised in as a boy which is the most awe-inspiring we've ever seen! Elisa is really friendly and incredibly knowledgeable, a lovely lady. It is a walking tour so no tango shoes and fellas if you need a hair cut Elisa has the perfect barber shop for you....Recomended.

Chris C.

As someone who has traveled to Buenos Aires over 10 times in the past 10 years, I know a LOT about BsAs. That being said, I also recognize that this is a huge and dense city, and it would be arrogant to assume one person could ever really get to know this amazing City comprehensively. Plus it changes all the time ;) The great thing about Elisa's tour is that it incorporates elements about the past & present in such a way that begin to see the continuity between them. And perhaps a glimpse into what comes next. First of all, Elisa has an amazingly friendly personality, so you quickly become very comfortable with her, as if you have known her for a much longer time. This allows you to relax and focus on what she is telling you. Secondly, Elisa is incredibly passionate about her little Caballito corner of BA :) I quickly got caught up in her energy and stories and had a blast exploring a part of BA that I knew almost nothing about. I came away from this tour much richer in knowledge about the history of Buenos Aires... and a huge appreciation for Caballito and its role in the grand story of the City. I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get a little more off the beaten path in BA. Maybe plan this tour to coincide with some leather shopping in the nearby neighborhood of Villa Crespo! Thanks for an amazing tour, Elisa!

Daniel M.

“A Must Do in Buenos Aires!” Fascinating! If you love off the beaten track, and discovering hidden gems, 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. She 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!!!