Tango in Buenos Aires is huge, on any given day there are 15-20 Milongas (places where people meet to dance Tango). Like any night life, it is a constantly changing scene and to navigate to the best places you need an aficionado’s ear. Below is an example of a trip with some of today’s best options, however it may well change in the future.
The story of Tango is entwined with the history of Buenos Aires and this trip is as much an introduction to the city as it is to the dance. In the search for the best Milongas you will pass through a variety of the city’s neighbourhoods and we have chosen four very distinct hotels, each in a different neighbourhood, to give you an overall feel of the city.
Min / Max group size
2 / 8
When to travel
All year round
Number of days
4 nights / 4 days
Day 1 (Thursday)
Morning: a tour based on the history of Tango in Buenos Aires. You will be accompanied by Tango musicians, who will provide a sound track for the tour.
Afternoon visit to a Tango clothes and shoe designer and a tour of the famous Tango café: Confiteria Ideal.
Evening: Milonga Niño Bien
Night at Hotel Babel in San Telmo
Day 2 (Friday)
Early Afternoon Tango lesson with Maestro Carlos Copello.
Evening: Milonga La Catedral.
Night at Hotel La Cayettana in Monserrat
Day 3 (Saturday)
Tango lesson early afternoon at “Tango y Tango”.
Evening: a must for Tango in Buenos Aires, no dancing here but singing: El Bar de Roberto.
Night at Hub Porteño Hotel in Recoleta
Day 4 (Sunday)
Evening: Milonga (Tango dancehall) “La Glorieta”
Night at Home Hotel in Palermo
Day 5 (Monday)
End of trip
- Price includes – All activities and entrance fees to Milongas & Tango lessons mentioned in the itinerary. All transfers (except airport transfers) around Buenos Aires. All accommodation: double rooms – please enquire if you require single accommodation. All local tax.
- Price does not include – Any food or beverages. International flights to Argentina. Airport transfers. Personal medical insurance (compulsory). Any visa fees and extras such as tips, laundry etc.
Prices are quoted in US dollars.
- We have included a different hotel for each night of this trip, this is to give you an idea of some of the different neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires and some of our favourite hotels, though you may well prefer to stay in the same hotel which of course is no problem at all.
- This trip is based on Tango however we can base a Buenos Aires itinerary around a variety of interests, including: Art, Architecture, Food & wine, Photography, Literature or a mixture of any of the above. We can also organise walking and bicycle tours and there are a variety of things you can get up to in the vicinity of Buenos Aires, such as: spending time on a cattle ranch in the Pampas, bird-watching in the Paraná Delta or a visit to the Portuguese colonial town of Colonia del Sacramento across the bay in Uruguay.
This program is an example of one of many programs we organize round Argentina. All our trips are tailor-made and we can adapt all our programs to your specific needs. And, if you would like help organizing transport, accommodation or any other activity in any other part of the country we would be very happy to help.