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Bustling and dynamic, melancholic and passionate – Buenos Aires reflects the many contrasts and the variety that defines Argentina. South America’s multicultural city that “never sleeps” offers possibilities for everyone: for those who love the nightlife it has shows and events almost at every hour, and for those who prefer a calmer rhythm it has corners that invite to walk through the world of Borges or a scenery recreated by a Tango song.
Buenos Aires has that sort of appealing that invites to go for encounters, either with their people, or with its history at the legendary corners of the town. The different architecture styles coexisting altogether, reveals the influence that migration has had during the last century. Culturally, the footprint of the mixture between Gauchos and Spaniards/Italians can be seen in the daily life.
Arrival to Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel. At an agreed-upon time, we will meet our personal guide in order to start our visit to the City.
Downtown – We visit May Square, host of the most important political events of the country. May Avenue connects the Argentine Congress with the “Casa Rosada”, famous for its buildings that date back to 1880 – 1910.
San Telmo – It is the oldest residential district. The richest families of the city established themselves there since 1600s. They suffered an epidemic of yellow fever and moved to the north of the city.
La Boca – The neighborhood boomed in the 1800s thanks to the port. The port was the government’s main source of tax revenue. It was the Heart of Argentina’s export- led economic boom (1850 – 1930). “Boca Juniors” football stadium is one of the two most famous stadiums in Argentina. “Caminito Street, the most famous street, due to its vivid colors, and tango atmosphere.
Puerto Madero – When the Yellow Fever hit La Boca, the city authorities decided to build a new port, which was named Puerto Madero, alter its designer. This expensive Project was executed and shortly after its inauguration, it was abandoned, since the shallowness of the water obstructed the passage of the increasingly large ships. The docks of this port were abandoned for decades, until in the 1990s, a major urban development Project transformed them into modern buildings, which are now a major attraction of the city.
Retiro – It is a major transportation Terminal and connecting point, especially for trains and long- distance buses. It Houses the tallest buildings of the financial and commercial centre of the city.
Palermo – This residential neighborhood is known for its enormous parks. “Palermo Chico” known for its stylish residential mansions.
Recoleta – Its museums, cemetery and beautiful French style buildings make it the most distinguished neighbourhood of the city.
Transfer back to the hotel.
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and we will head to Tigre, in order to enjoy of this singular place in the outskirts of the city. Bring a jacket, sun block, a hat, and enjoy!
The history of Tigre dates back to a port on the banks of “Las Conchas” river, named after the sea shells debris that was abundant in the riverbed. The name “Tigre, refers to the “yaguareté” or American tiger a dangerous animal that prowled the area threatening the population. The delta consists of about five thousand islands and three hundred and fifty streams and rivers.
The area boomed at the end of the XIX century with the high society and politics meeting at the Tigre Hotel and Tigre Club.
Rowing is one of the main attractions of the area. Several Rowing Clubs can be find in the area. President Sarmiento was a great developer of the area, he owned a house in one of the islands. The current delta population is 3000 residents and its islands are exploited to supply the cellulose, paper & plywood industries. As from those days a visit to the delta is a “must” to all visitors to Buenos Aires.You will have your own personal tour guide and driver leading you to Tigre town. Once in Tigre you will sail on a private boat & enjoy lunch on board. You can bring your bathing suit and swim!
Transfer back to the hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. Time at leisure to discover the different corners of the city, or to go on a visit to the Art Galleries, Museums & Opera House with our specialized guide.
At according time, we will go to a local studio in order to take tango lessons with professional dancers. There we will learn the basic steps and movements, and we will have a historical and theoretical reference of the Tango dance.
Afterwards, in the evening, we will head to one of the historical and “Notables” cafés de Buenos Aires, where we will have dinner and then we will see professional tango dancers performing on stage, in a show where other native dances and music bands take part.
Transfer to the hotel.
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up in order to start the excursion to San Antonio de Areco, a traditional town about 1:30 hs from Buenos Aires city.
We will visit this old town, where the footprints of the Gaucho’s can be seen in an exceptional way. Apart from the everyday life of this place, that continues taking part nowadays, you will be able to see the silversmith workshop (how they build leather and silver traditional elements, such as “mates” and belts, etc), the museums (such as Ricardo Guiraldes, who wrote “Segundo Sombras”) and enjoy of a lunch at a “Pulpería”.
Transfer back to the hotel in the late afternoon.
Breakfast at the hotel, and transfer to the airport at an agreed-upon time.
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