Witness the grand colonial edifices surround the Plaza de Mayo while glamour and grit walk side by side down the pedestrian streets of Florida and Lavalle.. Explore the colourful areas of Recoleta, San Telmo and Palermo which all tell their own stories in this city where reality and romance are never too far from each other.. Attend an authentic Milonga for a memorable tango experience.. Visit the Recoleta Cemetery and learn about the star-studded array of people buried there – not to mention its famous living feline residents.
Argentina’s capital is certainly one of the world’s most eclectic places, with various neighbourhoods reflecting the city’s diverse cultural heritage. Sign up for a short city break that will immerse you in the life of Buenos Aires – from its streets and markets, its grandiose colonial architecture and its signature strains of tango. Discover, dine and dance – this journey will certainly whet your Argentine appetite.
Independent travel, without the stress. Peregrine’s Independent Experiences are a range of short ‘mini tours’ that you can add to other Experiences or as an extension to a longer tour, to craft your perfect holiday itinerary. Independent Experiences are for 1-4 travellers, come accompanied by a local Peregrine guide and depart daily.
Breakfast Included: 2 Lunches Included: 1 Dinner Included: 1
On arrival at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza Airport (international) or Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport (domestic) you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the city. Please look for your transfer guide at the airport - they will be holding a sign with your name on it. Once you have checked into the hotel, the remainder of your first day will be free until a welcome meeting at approximately 6pm.
Buenos Aires is home to 11 million 'portenos', a name given to the inhabitants of Buenos Aires that literally means 'residents of the port'. It has been shaped by a history riddled with conflict and struggles. Even the achievement of independence in 1816 did not resolve ongoing disputes between local residents and conservative provincial landowners. However, following a succession of military juntas, Argentina now has a stable, democratic government.
This is a free evening and you may like to consider dining out in one of Buenos Aires' famous steak restaurants. Your hotel concierge can help you to book this.
Enjoy a morning exploring some of Buenos Aires’ most iconic sites with your guide. First stop is the Plaza de Mayo to visit the Cabildo – BA’s original town hall – as well as the presidential palace, known as the Pink House. Walk around La Boca and its well-known ‘Caminito’ district, before moving on to the lesser-known Barracas neighbourhood for a group lunch at a local NGO, Iriarte Verde Work Cooperative, where you’ll learn about their agroecological model of food production and community collaboration. Help prepare a meal – much of the ingredients for which are grown in the co-op’s own gardens – and then dine on the results, including alfajores for dessert. Walk off lunch by strolling through the unique Recoleta Cemetery, a labyrinth of ornate mausoleums. After a stop at the grave of Eva Peron, head to Palermo to see beautiful parks designed by Carlos Thays, and the unique Floralis Generica – a huge metal flower. Later, get ready to be captivated by Argentina’s most famous dance: the Tango. In a private space a professional Tango couple will explain the dance’s origin and history, as well as demonstrate the intimately fluid movements for you. You will then be invited to join an hour-long beginner’s class to learn some of the basic techniques and find your own rhythm.
Your Independent Experience will come to an end today after breakfast.
You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Please ensure we are advised of your flight details booking your Buenos Aires Experience.