Buenos Aires: Art and Culture
The city of Buenos Aires displays all its charm and mysticism to receive its visitors with cultural, artistic, and gastronomic proposals. Its popular customs such as the Tango, and the typical flavors of an Asado, empanadas, or dulce de leche, to name a few, are present in this tour. You will discover, through the streets and neighborhoods of the Argentine capital, the culture of the porteños. You will visit artists that will teach you all about their techniques and artworks in their ateliers. You will have the opportunity to learn about an ancient technique to get a colorful palette from plants, insects, and minerals, also how the remains of plants were used for cooking. You will participate in a workshop to learn about different native cultures, from the way they got their dyeing materials and how these were used until today in their textiles.
Price per person on a double basis, in US dollars.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCultural
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Welcome to Argentina - Tango night
¡Welcome to Argentina!
Upon arrival, a driver will take you to your hotel to settle down.
Free afternoon to begin to explore the capital.
A must-attend evening in Buenos Aires awaits you. You will admire a tango show, a real immersion in Argentinean culture! This traditional dance is classified Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. You will visit the first “tanguería” in Buenos Aires.
The Argentine and Uruguay tradition, now famous around the world, originated in the working-class of the cities of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, in the Rio de la Plata basin. In this region where European immigrants, descendants of African slaves, and indigenous people, the Criollos, mingle, a motley mix of customs, beliefs, and rituals has emerged that has evolved into a characteristic cultural identity.
You will enjoy dinner and afterward, you will relax while observing the show.
Dinner and transfers included
Buenos Aires Walking Tour & Natural Dyeing Workshop
Our tour guide will meet you at the hotel to accompany you to discover the hidden treasures of the city, and its emblematic buildings. The tour starts in Plaza de Mayo, the historical quarter, taking a short walk in this area. Later, you will take a local bus to the neighborhood of La Boca, where you will walk along its famous Caminito street and see the local artists. You will have the opportunity to visit a “Conventillo”, a typical colourful house built by immigrants. By the end of the city tour, you will return by local bus to the bohemian quarter of San Telmo, where you will participate in a natural dyeing workshop and tasting of seasonal food based on ferments and preserves.
The participants will be able to experiment with the main natural dyes of Latin America, michai, cochineal, palo Brasil, palo Campeche, etc. Also with some dyeing elements used in cooking (onion, avocado, cabbage, etc. ) The workshop concludes with a gastronomic experience, with a meal based on ferments and preserves accompanied by vegetables and fruits of the season.
At the end of the workshop, participants will receive a paper with the information learned during the workshop and the colour sample made by themselves.
Total duration: 6 hours.
Private activity with English-speaking guide
Silver experience and Boedo neighborhood
On this day, you will visit a local artist: Marcelo Toledo, a famous goldsmith. He will receive you and open the doors of this atelier, which is located in a building that is the historical heritage of the city of Buenos Aires, just in front of Dorrego square, the heart of the San Telmo neighborhood.
You will be able to observe and participate in all the techniques and processes he uses in the creation of this artwork. At each work-table will be a craftsman making a demonstration of each one of the techniques: live chiseling, sculpting, drawing sketches or monograms of the initials of the attendees.
Duration 1 hour
In the afternoon you will depart in direction of the Boedo neighborhood. You will be able to discover the gastronomic traditions and typical flavors of Buenos Aires. You will be welcomed by a local family in their house in Boedo. You will meet your hosts and discover together this neighborhood: “Homero Manzi” and “Osvaldo Pugliese” corners, the literary tradition, the football, and the street art that is very present all along your walk. You will enjoy a stop in the historical Bar Margot, and finally, you will reach the family’s house. You will learn how to prepare empanadas and you will enjoy an Asado (argentine barbecue) and accompanied by local wine and a delicious dessert.
An original way of discovering the argentine culture together with a local family.
Duration: 3.5 hours.
Private activities with an English-speaking guide
Bike tour in Palermo and Recoleta
You will visit the northern districts of the city of Buenos Aires by bike. You will discover Plaza San Martin, the aristocratic districts of Recoleta and Barrio Parque, the parks of Palermo and Rosedal, and the Congreso of Buenos Aires.
The first stop is Plaza San Martín. If you close your eyes, you can imagine this place in colonial Buenos Aires 200 years ago. It is here where the inhabitants of Buenos Aires defended themselves during the famous English invasions. In addition, this is where General San Martín, the greatest hero in national history, prepared his grenadiers for the battles of Independence.
You are already in the heart of the Retiro neighborhood, and when you look up, you will find that this green park is surrounded by architectural pearls. One of them is the famous Kavanagh building, which was the arrowhead of modern architecture in Argentina.
The tour continues along Avenida del Libertador, which was once the city’s first coastal walk, along with the Río de la Plata. Today it is a very long, elegant, and tree-lined avenue. After a few minutes, you arrive at the Recoleta district: you will discover the history of the most elegant area of the city and its first inhabitants, the mysterious ”Recollect monks”. Where their old farm used to be, it is today one of the most famous cemeteries in the world, home to the great bourgeois families of the country, most of the presidents of the Republic, and even the emblematic ”Evita” Perón. The Recoleta Cemetery invites you to take a short walk, and you will no doubt be amazed at the diversity of the funerary architecture, stained glass windows, and statues.
You pick up your bike again to discover the Parque 3 de Febrero, also known as the ”parks of Palermo”. The park, with its green and its lagoon, is one of the most beautiful places in Buenos Aires, it is the green heart of the city. You can take a walk in the Rosedal, a garden that, as its name implies, is covered with an immense variety of roses.
On the way back, you will cross Barrio Norte, Palermo, and the city center, where the road becomes interurban. The night slowly arrives: the landscapes, activities, and aromas change.
The last stop is in the Plaza del Congreso. From here you can see the imposing building that houses the Chamber of Deputies and the Senator.
Small-Group excursion with English-speaking guide.
Duration: around 4 hours
Departure at 2:30 p.m., you must arrive 15 minutes before.
Total distance: 14 km.
End of trip
According to your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport to continue your trip in Argentina or to take your flight back home.
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Cultural, an artistic and gastronomic tour of the city of Buenos Aires.
Topic: Local culture and art, Gastronomy.
Period: All year-round.
Difficulty: Easy / Medium.
- Young/adult couples
Group of friends
- Comfortable shoes and clothes
- Windbreaker jacket
- Solar protection
- Reusable water bottle
- Mosquito repellent
- 4-night accommodation in Buenos Aires
- Excursions mentioned on the itinerary
- English / Spanish speaking guide.
- Meals when mentioned
- Meals (except when mentioned) and additional personal expenses
- Air transport (national and international), optional.
- Excursions indicated as optional.