Arrive to Buenos Aires where you are met by your guide and transferred to your home for the next couple nights, the Mansion Dandi Royal. This historic mansion is a hotel and home to the Dandi Tango Academy in the heart of the San Telmo barrio. With its three ballrooms and staff comprised of accomplished dance instructors, your stay sets the mood and tone for your immersion into tango culture.
After a welcome drink and some time to freshen up, your guide will share some basics but essential information useful for your stay in the enormous capital and define the activities of the following days. Later on a city walk taking local public transportation you will start discovering the highlights of Buenos Aires and learn about its history, people, and architecture, visiting the neighborhoods of Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo and/ or the Abasto close to Argentine History and the beating passion of its national dance. Some spontaneous dancers will hopefully give you a glance of street dancers. The guided walk will finish at a restaurant, where you'll share a glimpse of Argentine cuisine at your choice.
Begin your day with a tour of one of the iconic neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, La Boca. Take the bus with your guide to this lively corner of this city, which was the arrival port for so many immigrants at the turn of the 20th Century. Stroll down the colorful el Caminito (little walkway), a street museum of sorts, that maintains the feel of the original small alleys that the growing immigrant population made their homes. Not only will you find out how important this neighborhood is to Buenos Aires but also to world of Tango. Around midday take a break in a typical café, you might want to enjoy a cortado coffee with a classic Argentinian sandwich de miga de jamón y queso (ham and cheese thin bread sandwich) before returning to the hotel.
In the afternoon your guide will be at your disposal for 4 hours help you enjoying one of the half day activities of the Tango Festival and Championship.
This morning is your own to have a leisurely breakfast or explore some of the pedestrian streets of Buenos Aires on your own.
In the afternoon your guide will be at your disposal again for 4 hours help you enjoying the Tango Festival.
Enjoy a free morning to do some last minute shopping. Your guide will meet you at your hotel to transfer you back to the airport for your flight home. Or with more time, extend your trip to Iguazu Falls, Mendoza, or the Salta area to see more of Argentina or travel to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. Click the links to check out our other adventures in Argentina and Uruguay.
$290 single supplement
The Tango Festival is August 12-25, 2015, and we arrange this trip to start on any day during the festival.