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Buenos Aires: Piazzolla Tango Show with Optional Dinner

1. Buenos Aires: Piazzolla Tango Show with Optional Dinner

Enjoy a night of live tango and dance performances in the historic Galería Güemes, a classic 1915 theater in the heart of Buenos Aires. The show pays tribute to Astor Piazzolla, one of the most important tango composers in Argentina. Astor was revolutionary, bringing a new face to traditional tango.   The show is conducted by the Piazzolla Tango sextet, and great Argentinean voices will perform Las Cuatro Estaciones del Tango (Four Seasons of Tango). The music is based on traditional songs by Astor Piazzolla and other great Argentinian composers. Select the drinks package to enjoy 2 drinks along with the show tickets. Or choose the dinner option, and savor a delicious 3-course meal with drinks before the performance starts.

Buenos Aires: Señor Tango Show

2. Buenos Aires: Señor Tango Show

Step inside the dazzling La Catedral del Tango, an elegant hall with incredible classic architecture. This venue evokes the essence of historic locations where many decades ago, the tango dance started to shine in all its splendor. The performance is an astonishing mix of dance routines with Broadway-like visual effects. Envisioned by acclaimed maestro Fernando Soller, this 2-hour show includes performances by over 40 artists combined with the latest technologies and the classical spirit of tango. Choose the option to include a 3-course dinner menu, which is a spectacle in itself. Try, among other options, our Argentine classic "Bife de Chorizo" and this delicious dinner will definitely be one to remember.

Buenos Aires: Tango Show at Tango Porteño & Optional Dinner

3. Buenos Aires: Tango Show at Tango Porteño & Optional Dinner

Travel back in time with a thrilling and sensual show at the “Tango Porteño.” Experience one of the best shows in Buenos Aires in one of the city’s most famous venues. Enter a show theater that has been converted from a luxurious art-deco MGM movie theater near the Obelisk– a relic of the time when tango was forbidden for being too risqué. Marvel at the “Bailando Tango,” a performance crafted by the multi-award-winning dancer and choreographer Mora Godoy.  “Bailando Tango” captures the wistful spirit of the golden age of tango and combines it with high-energy flips, lifts, and acrobatics. See a Broadway-like twist on the classic tango. Be swept away by the performances of dozens of artists and an orchestra composed of 8 musicians. You can enjoy drinks at the show or dinner. Choose either the 3-course dinner menu or the dinner menu with unlimited drinks and make your night even more special.

Buenos Aires: Temaiken Biopark Official Tickets

4. Buenos Aires: Temaiken Biopark Official Tickets

Book your tickets to Temaiken Biopark, then immerse yourself in the wonders of this expansive space that combines a botanical garden, zoo, aquarium, and a museum of natural history and anthropology. Spend the day in a fun-filled environment, where you can get in touch with nature, admire numerous species of animals and plants, and learn about the protection and preservation of animals and the environment. At the park visit the Native Zone, to learn about Buenos Aires’ native flora and fauna. In the Mesopotamian Fauna section, admire the black yacarés and overos, tapirs, capybaras, lagoon turtles and more. Then head into the Patagonia Fauna area, which recreates the environments from the Andes Mountain Range to the Atlantic coast. Next, discover the African Zone, which is home to flamingos, pelicans, antelopes, meerkats, and more. There’s also three islands of lemurs, hippos, cheetahs, and zebras to be explored too. Wander through the Asian Zone next, and get up close to tigers, bats, flying fox, squirrels, and more. Don’t forget to make time for the aquarium too, which allows you to experience what life is like in the underwater world. Learn about tide pools and rivers, then marvel at the sharks swimming in their tanks.

Tigre Delta: Boat Tour from Buenos Aires

5. Tigre Delta: Boat Tour from Buenos Aires

Hop aboard and enjoy complimentary coffee and a snack as your captain takes you through the waters of Río de La Plata on your 1 hour and 50-minute boat ride. After passing through the neighborhoods of Nuñez, Olivos, Martinez, and San Isidro, the cruise will make its way through San Antonio River to the Delta of the Paraná River. The skyscrapers of Buenos Aires will be replaced by small houses along the water and boats become the only means of transportation in the region. At around 12:00 PM, you will arrive at the Tigre River Station. After crossing the street, you will find the first stop of the Hop-On Hop-Off bus, where you can start to explore Tigre at your own pace. If you purchase the round-trip option, make sure you are back at the River Station at 3:45 PM, since the return boat departs at 4pm.

Buenos Aires: Small-Group Wine Tasting at Bodega Gamboa

6. Buenos Aires: Small-Group Wine Tasting at Bodega Gamboa

Enjoy a relaxing wine tasting experience and discover a rich diversity of high-quality wines from a local Argentine vineyard on a small-group tour aboard a comfortable minivan. Discover an amazing range of wines including pinot noir, malbec, and cabernet franc, combining them with perfectly paired cheeses. Your expert guide will pick you up from your hotel in Buenos Aires and take you on a one-hour journey to Bodega Gamboa, an iconic new winery located next to the town of Campana. Once there, meet your host who will take you on a tour of the vineyards, tell you about local culture, and the different wine strains produced here. Then, savor local wines before returning to your hotel in the afternoon.

From Buenos Aires: Gaucho and Ranch in San Antonio de Areco

7. From Buenos Aires: Gaucho and Ranch in San Antonio de Areco

Begin your 9-hour tour with a drive from your hotel in Buenos Aires to the village of San Antonio de Areco. Enjoy views of the pampas en route and listen to commentary about the area from your guide. When you arrive, take a walk around the historic downtown area. Afterward, head to the exclusive "El Ombu" estancia, where you’ll enjoy either a horseback ride or carriage ride along with some traditional Empanadas and beverages. Later, sit down to a typical Argentinian BBQ with the finest meats. During dessert, take in a folklore show followed by a demonstration of amazing gaucho skills.

From Buenos Aires: Colonia Ferry Tickets and Optional Tour

8. From Buenos Aires: Colonia Ferry Tickets and Optional Tour

Enjoy a day trip to Colonia del Sacramento, the first site in Uruguay to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the city with a round trip ferry ticket from Buenos Aires to Colonia city. Founded in 1680 by the Portuguese Manuel Lobo, the city went from Portuguese to Spanish rule several times until the Declaration of Independence in 1825. Discover how these events made the city a melting pot of architectural styles where Spanish and Portuguese-style buildings coexist. Walk down cobbled streets and enjoy the unique landscape with spectacular views of the Rio de la Plata. Experience the charming houses, cobbled streets, traditional lanterns, and magical sunsets of El Porton de Campo alongside the Street of Sighs and Faro. If you choose the option that includes the walking tour, your guide will be waiting for you at the ferry station, ready to tell you all about the history of this incredible town. Return to Buenos Aires via the same ferry route at the end of your day trip.

Tigre Delta Premium Small-Group Tour from Buenos Aires

9. Tigre Delta Premium Small-Group Tour from Buenos Aires

Travel from central Buenos Aires to the port to begin this 5-hour trip, as the guide points out sites of interest along the way. Board a first-class motorboat for a 2-hour cruise along the Rio de la Plata. Learn about the region's distinct plant and animal life and its historical importance to Buenos Aires, while enjoying views of the city. Disembark and stop for a snack at a local restaurant before heading to the most important neighborhood in Tigre with your guide. Visit a colorful riverside market and stroll through San Isidro, the town's historical center. Finish the tour at the Presidential Residence in Olivos before the transfer back to your Buenos Aires hotel.

Buenos Aires: 8-Course Argentine BBQ at Fogón Asado

10. Buenos Aires: 8-Course Argentine BBQ at Fogón Asado

Be welcomed by your friendly hosts and Argentine "asador" chef. Sip on a welcome cocktail and sit at the beautiful bar that surrounds the custom made grill in the middle of the room. The closed-door restaurant does not have any private tables, but rather the bar which allows for everyone to see and feel what is happening on the grill. The chef will explain the different cuts of meat that you will try from the menu, how the dishes are prepared and provide a short history of Asado grill. Make your own Chimichurri sauce, a traditional condiment present in all steakhouses and Asados. While seated near the fire, you can enjoy watching all the food preparations and may ask any questions. Argentine Asado is all about being relaxed, enjoying good food and wine in good company. Start with several small plates of traditional dishes such as empanada, choripan and morcipan, grilled provolone cheese and several surprises. Then, try a typical grilled pork cut, and three cuts of beef served in different ways. The dinner is completed with coffee and a branded dulce de leche pancake served with Patagonian berries.

Frequently asked questions about Buenos Aires

What top attractions are a must-see in Buenos Aires?

Planning Your Visit

  • What's the weather like?

    Argentina's the country closest to Antarctica, so you can expect it to get cold in the south, but Buenos Aires has a humid subtropical climate. So it's hot, but rain and hailstorms are to be expected.

  • How long should I stay?

    Five days should be enough, but you should definitely incorporate it into a South American or Argentinian trip as a whole!

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    ARS ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-3:00)
  • Country Code
    54
  • Best time to visit
    October and November are the most beautiful months to visit because of the jacaranda blooms, but March through May are also ideal for their pleasant weather.

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What people are saying about Buenos Aires

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,662 reviews

No hesitation: the best cooking class in Buenos Aires! Graziella and David were amazing and so generous, we learned a lot about Argentinian culture and we made the most delicious empañadas that we have ever eaten! We had so much fun. Would recommend it 100%

Gus was very informative and spoke English exceptionally well. The bikes were okay in quality but were in good working condition. I had an outstanding time and learned a lot about BA.

Awesome tour! Luke did a great job, provided a ton great information and history, and kept everyone interested the whole time.

A great tour, explained in many different ways, warmly recommended

The show was one of the best live performances I’ve ever seen.