Arrive to Buenos Aires where you are met by your guide and transfered to your home for the next seven 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 the next week of immersion into tango.
In the afternoon after a chance to relax from your long flight, sit down with your guide to look over the schedule and program for the upcoming week to decide the activities and events that interest you. Your experienced guide will provide suggestions as you organize your customized itinerary and will accompany you to the events during select afternoons and evenings during the week. The guide is available for any three days during the following week, up to five hours each day between the hours of 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Your guide can also provide recommendations for exploring the tango festival on your own for any free days or late night activities.
Begin your day with a walking tour of Downtown Buenos Aires. We start this city walk from Plaza de Mayo, where the town was born more than four centuries ago. We walk through the oldest and narrow streets of the protected district of Monserrat, discovering the city's famous landmarks, major churches and astonishing buildings. We recall the historic transformation of the southern village, now commonly referred to as the Paris of South America. The visit includes San Telmo and Recoleta cemetery.
In the afternoon, you have your first tango lesson at the Dandi Tango Academy. Accomplished bilingual teachers will guide you through the tango dancing experience during group lessons for beginners, intermediate and experienced dancers (average group size is 10 dancers).
Today is a personalized, one-hour private tango lesson at the Dandi Tango Academy. Enjoy!
In the afternoon, head out with your guide to enjoy the sights and sounds of the festival. Afterwards, head out for a night at a milonga, a traditional tango dance hall, to watch the portenos (term for citizens of Buenos Aires) dance with their authentic style. Whether or not you join them on the dance floor or just sit back and people-watch, it will be a unique cultural experience.
These four days are open to immerse yourself in Buenos Aires and the Tango Festival and World Championship. Your guide is available to accompany you as you visit the area. Additional tango lessons can also be arranged.
It is hard to imagine a visit to Buenos Aires without attending a dinner tango show at Esquina Carlos Gardel. Choose the evening that works best for your schedule, and we will cover your dinner and transportation for a wonderful evening out.
Today is your last day in Buenos Aires. We will transfer you back to the international flight to return home. 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.
$850 single supplement
The Tango Festival is August 13-27, 2013, and we arrange this trip to start on any day during the festival.