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Buenos Aires Tango Festival

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Every year Buenos Aires hosts the Tango Festival & World Championship, where the best dancers perform in the categories of salon and stage tango. A wide variety of activities take place during the Tango Festival & World Championship, such as: Lessons led by renowned instructors for dancers of all levels; seminars; films; concerts; art exhibits. Our 4 day/3 night trip offers our travelers to experience tango to see how it is more than just a dance but a cultural expression and representation of the soul of Argentina.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Buenos Aires
Day 2 : Tour La Boca - Afternoon Tango Festival
Day 3 : Free Morning - Afternoon Tango Festival
Day 4 : Free Morning - Return home


  • Explore the lively La Boca neighborhood & stroll the colorful el Caminito
  • Experience the Tango Festival & watch spontaneous street dancers
  • Dine at local cafes & restaurants to taste authentic Argentine cuisine

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Trip Type

  • Independent

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Trip Snapshots

A young couple dances a traditional tango in the streets of Buenos Aires A live orchestra accompanied the tango dancers Music Everyone dances in the streets of Buenos Aires A dance for all ages Music Music Autographs of the Tango stars

Day 1 Arrive Buenos Aires

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.

Day 2 Tour La Boca - Afternoon Tango Festival

  • 1 Breakfast
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.

Day 3 Free Morning - Afternoon Tango Festival

  • 1 Breakfast
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.

Day 4 Free Morning - Return home

  • 1 Breakfast
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.
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  • 3 Breakfasts
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • 3 Days Guide Service
  • 3 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are included.


  • International Flights
  • Admission to Semifinals and Finals. Contact us if interested in these tickets.
  • Meals not Included
  • Optional Excursions
    • Additional festival activities might have an extra charge.
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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