Visitors often associate Buenos Aires with steak, wine, and asados. While these are enjoyable delicacies perfect for a first-time visitor, the passionate traveler often seeks underrated experiences to truly experience the local culture. This provides a more personal approach to learning about the customs and history of the destination. Fortunately enough, we’ve compiled a few of our recommended experiences that you can do while visiting Buenos Aires. From hole-in-the-wall restaurants to exploring the urban art scene, you’ll be able to learn more about this passionate city in several ways!
When in Buenos Aires, we highly suggest taking a private dance lesson to learn the Argentine tango. But first, it is important to know the history of Tango and how it originated in the barrios of Buenos Aires. This authentic tango experience begins in the three traditional tango neighborhoods known as, San Telmo, La Boca, and Abasto. Lastly, you will arrive at the dance studio where you will be greeted by a highly experienced instructor. Here you will spend 90 minutes learning the basic steps and listen to the rhythms of the popular dance.
Argentine Cooking Class with Norma Soued
Can you imagine learning about a culture while savoring delicious food? When in Argentina, take a cooking class with Norma Soued, a psychotherapist who believes cooking is a creative yet inexpensive alternative form of therapy. The lesson takes place in a traditional porteño kitchen located inside her home and includes ingredients, recipe, and even wine for you to enjoy with your culinary masterpiece. At the end of your lesson, you will also be treated to a mate tasting and a surprise gift!
Buenos Aires Street & Graffiti Tour
Explore the urban art found in the barrios of Colegiales, Chacarita, Villa Crespo, and Palermo. This underrated tour offers the opportunity to see the cool street art and graffiti. Giving travelers a glimpse into the different aesthetics of local and global artists. Not only will you be able to experience the vibrant art, but you will also learn more about Buenos Aires‘ urban art movement and how it originated. This specific tour is provided in English and will be explored mainly by foot. A private air-conditioned mini-bus will also be provided for transportation throughout the different locations.
To experience the most authentic Porteño cuisine, you must take the Parrilla Tour. Immerse yourself in Argentine gastronomy and discover hole-in-the-wall restaurants where locals go. On this social tour, you’ll be able to experience a walking tour at 3 different local restaurants, taste traditional foods, sip on Argentine wine, and visit one of the best heladerias, or ice cream shop, in the city. Not only will you be able to sample delicacies, but you will be provided with a bilingual guide that will be able to give you explanations of the food you sample and give you a historic overview of the neighborhood.
Northern Suburbs Biking & Delta Kayaking
This tour combines sport and cultural enrichment through a fun experience. First, you’ll take a stroll through the northern suburbs in a two to three-hour long ride towards Tigre. Once in Tigre, you will take on an exciting kayak adventure in the delta waters. Each of these activities gives you the opportunity to appreciate natural landscapes and view beautiful panoramic sceneries. This tour is inclusive of a bicycle, helmet, guide(s), bottled water, traditional Argentine asado, kayak, train tickets, and traveler’s insurance.
Are you a passionate traveler wanting to add these experiences to your trip? Contact our Alluring Americas Destination Specialists at 800-701-4278 or email us!