Buenos Aires (5 days / 4 nts)
Day 1: Arrive in Buenos Aires (Malevos Circuit - Tango Lesson)
Arrival and reception at the airport; transfer to the hotel. We will hand out a city map with the tango circuits, a summary of the tango origins, and a tango music CD. In the afternoon, enjoy the “Malevos Circuit”. This tour is an introduction to the city and the history of Tango. Visit Recoleta, the Palais de Glace, a circular building where tango was introduced into the high society ballrooms for the first time. Then, we will go to Palermo Park. In the XIX century, “lo de Hansen” was one of the first tango places where, in secrecy, the high class society used to go to dance Tango. In the evening, enjoy your first Tango Lesson. Later, you will enjoy an unforgettable tango show at la Ventana. Dinner. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
(Included meals: dinner)
Day 2: Buenos Aires (Tango circuit)
The second approach to tango’s history will begin with the “Tango Origins Circuit”, guided by professional experts with tango as background music. We will visit San Telmo; this area was inhabited by African people and “compadritos” who contributed to spread their favorite musical rhythms in this area: “candombe” and “tango”. The visit continues to the place where Tango was born, La Boca neighborhood. First you will have Lunch at El Obrero. After lunch you will visit a typical “conventillo”, a house in which many families used to live together, and the local museum, where an interesting selection of Quinquela Martin’s paintings are displayed. Then we will enjoy a drink at one of the traditional “confiterías” (typical coffee shop), known as “Las Violetas”. Finally, we will visit Boedo neighborhood, reminder of the unforgettable tango: “Sur”, passing by Homero Manzi coffee store, a “historical building” which portrays the real Argentine tango spirit. We will enjoy another sensual Tango Lesson led by professionals. After the tango lesson you will assist to Esquina Carlos Gardel to see a different tango show. Dinner. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
(Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 3: Buenos Aires (Shooping - Tango Show)
In the morning enjoy a shopping tour visiting different shops of tango clothing and shoes. Afternoon at leisure. At evening enjoy a sensual tango show at Rojo Tango at Faena Hotel. Dinner included. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
(Included meals: breakfast, dinner)
Day 4: Buenos Aires (Milonguero circuit)
The visit is focused on Carlos Gardel’s history, the greatest tango singer of all times. The visit starts at Plaza de Mayo and continues along Avenida de Mayo, with its typical Spanish coffee stores and theatres, stopping at Café Tortoni, a place where artists and poets used to meet in the old times. Later we will visit the Abasto neighbourhood, most frequented by Carlos Gardel. This used to be a restaurant and hostel where he used to meet his friends. Nowadays it is an excellent choice for thematic tango restaurants. We will continue to Chacarita cemetery to see the Carlos Gardel monument, and then return along the famous Corrientes avenue, the street that never sleeps. In the afternoon, we will join some more tango lessons.
Later in the evening, we will have the pleasure of tasting a great “bife de chorizo” (steak) at a typical steakhouse. We will end our visit of Buenos Aires by enjoying the “Milonguero circuit”: we will visit the most popular “milongas”, guided by our tango teacher. This is the perfect opportunity to show what you have learned. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
(Included meals: breakfast, dinner)
Day 5: Fly out from Buenos Aires
Transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight.
(Included meals: breakfast)