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From Editor to the Reader After 15 years working on incoming tourism, we decided to make a guide for our clients. But it´s not just a guide. It´s a tool to help you in the process of your booking decision, to choose this hotel better than the other one, or choosing this activity instead the other one. You will find here, a list of activities to do in Buenos Aires, with total lenght, available days of operation, meals included, and guide language. You will fiind also location and a brief description of the hotels we suggest for our city. Any advice is welcome of course, you can contact me to ramiro@ ripioturismo.com.ar Would be a pleasure for us to receive your comments. Thank you,

Lic. Ramiro Rodriguez Sales & Marketing Manager


VENEZUELA

COLMBIA

ECUADOR

PERU

BRAZIL BOLIVIA

PARAGUAY

Salta

Mendoza

Iguazu Falls

Cordoba

BUENOS AIRES URUGUAY

CHILE ARGENTINA Mar del Plata

Bariloche

Puerto Madryn

El Calafate

Is Malvinas


BUENOS AIRES Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is, along with Mexico City and São Paulo, one of the three Latin American cities considered an 'alpha city' by the study GaWC5. Buenos Aires' quality of life was ranked 81st in the world and one of the best in Latin America in 2012, with its per capita income among the three highest in the region. It is the most visited city in South America (ahead of Rio de Janeiro) and the second most visited city across Spanish Latin America (behind Mexico City). It is also one of the most important, largest and most populous of South American capitals, often referred to as the Paris of Americas. Buenos Aires is a top tourist destination, and is known for its European-style architecture and rich cultural life, with the highest concentration of theaters in the world. Buenos Aires held the 1st Pan American Games in 1951 as well as hosting two venues in the 1978 FIFA World Cup. Buenos Aires will host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics. People from Buenos Aires are referred to as porteños (people of the port). The city is the birthplace of the current pope, Francis (former Archbishop of Buenos Aires), and of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. Buenos Aires defines itself as a multicultural city, being home to multiple ethnic and religious groups. Also, several languages are spoken in the city in addition to Spanish, contributing to its culture and the dialect spoken in the city and in some other parts of the country. This is because in the last 150 years the city, and the country in general, has been a major recipient of millions of immigrants from around the world, especially from Europe, Asia and Latin America, making it a melting pot where several ethnic groups live together and being considered as one of the most diverse cities in Latin America.


BUE 001 - BUENOS AIRES CITY TOUR (HALF DAY)

This is the first tour we recommend you to do in the city of Buenos Aires. We will show you “The Queen of the River Plate”. We pick you up from your hotel to travel around the most emblematic towns in the city. Trip: 9 de Julio Avenue –Colon Theatre – The obelisk – Diagonal RoqueSaenz Peña Avenue – Plaza de Mayo: here we make a stop and visit Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral – visit to San Telmo town, Parque Lezama – La Boca: guided tour around Caminito and craft fair, here you will have free time to take photographs. Trip around La Boca Port – Puerto Madero and Retiro towns. Palermo town. Bosques de Palermo [Palermo woods] (Galileo Galilei Planetarium) Monument of the Constitution and the Four Argentinian Regions Recoleta town (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Museum of Fine Arts] Nuestra Señora del Pilar Church, Recoleta Cemetery) End of guided tourist circuit. * Optional lunch in Puerto Madero. Days and Times - Daily (AM and PM) - Duration: 3 to 31/2 hours - English Speaking Guides (check for other languages)

BUE 003 - TIGRE PREMIUM (HALF DAY) A great half day tour to visit north area of Buenos Aires and Tigre Delta in modern boats Navigation along the immense River Plate in modern and comfortable boats. Here you will get the best pictures of Buenos Aires City from the river. This is a new way of knowing Zona Norte and the delta of Parana River. Trip: North Dock in Buenos Aires, navigation in a latest generation motorboat along the riverside channel of River Plate with magnificent panoramic views of the city and the port, Jorge Newbery airport, Ciudad Universitaria, Olivos Port, Barrancas de San Isidro, and Yacht Club. Then, we enter in the delta of Parana River and navigate around the islands to Tigre Fluvial Station. There, we take the bus to San Isidro where we make a stop to take photographs. After that, we go back to the hotels. End of our service. * Optional lunch in Puerto Madero. Days and Times - daily (AM and PM) - Duration: 4 hs. - English Speaking Guides (check for other languages)

LA BOCA After your city tour, a good idea is to have lunch in one of the most traditional “cafes”of Buenos Aires: El Tortoni, located in Avenida de Mayo

BUE 002 - PANORAMIC TIGRE (HALF DAY) Meet Tigre city and one of the greatest deltas in the world “The Argentinian Venice.” Unforgettable travel around the famous delta of Parana River and Buenos Aires north area. Trip: Libertador Avenue – Costanera Norte Avenue (view of Fishermen’s Club and Jorge Newbery Airport). Ciudad Universitaria- River Plate Stadium – General Paz Avenue – Tour around Libertador Avenue and San Isidro town: here we make a stop and you will have free time to take photographs – Transportation by bus to Tigre city. Fluvial Station: here we board a boat which makes a tour around the first group of islands from the famous delta of Parana River (1 hour duration approximately.) Then, we will take the minibus back to BuenosAires city. End of our service. * Optional Lunch in Puerto Madero. Days and Times - daily (AM and PM) - Duration: 4 hs. - English Speaking Guides (check for other languages) GOVERNMENT HOUSE

BUE 004 - TIGRE FULL (FULL DAY) Meet this beautiful city in depth. A complete tour around Tigre city: visit to the famous Puerto de Frutos, the deltas of Parana River andRiver Plate. Lunch is included. Trip: Libertador Avenue – Costanera Norte Avenue (view of Fishermen’s Club and Jorge Newbery Airport). Ciudad Universitaria- River Plate Stadium – General Paz Avenue – Tour around Libertador Avenue and San Isidro town: here we make a stop and you will have free time to take photographs - Travel around Tigre city by bus – visit to Puerto de Frutos: here you will have free time to walk around it – Lunch in Villa Julia, drinks are not included (mentioned in the menu). Return from Tigre in a premium motorboat navigating along the Delta and River Plate- Arrival at North Dock, Buenos Aires Port at 6:00 p. m. approximately- Transportation to the hotels by minibus. End of our service. Days and Times - Service provided from Monday to Saturday - Duration: 6 hs. - English Speaking Guides (check for other languages)


BUE 005 - FIESTA GAUCHA - VISIT TO TYPICAL ESTANCIA IN THE PAMPAS (FULL DAY) The best outing to meet the majestic Argentinean pampas, the gaucho and the most important traditions of the Argentinian country area. Enjoy a nice day in the country at a traditional Argentinian ranch, taste the typical “asado” and go for a ride on horseback around it. Trip: We pick you up at your hotel. Transportation by omnibus along Panamericana route towards the north and to the ranch. Welcome with “empanadas”, juices and wines. Visit to the Manor House, a small museum which displays gauchos’ tools, furniture crockery and different utensils. Here you will have free time to ride horses, go on outings by “zulki” (2-wheel carriage) and carriages.

A day in the countryside includes: empanadas and beverage reception, lunch (chef’s choice menu) with one non-alcoholic beverage, snack as well with the following activities: tennis, soccer, volleyball and a visit to the castle. Days and Times - Daily services - Duration: 8 hs. - English Speaking Guides (check for other languages) - Lunch included COLON THEATRE

includes lunch and free drinks! Lunch:“chorizo” [highly-seasoned sausage], “morcilla” [blood sausage], “asado”, beefs, “vacío” [thin flank] or chicken, salads. Drinks: mineral water, sodas, beer, red or white wine. Dessert: coffee and “pastelitos” Tango, folklore and dance shows. Herd exhibition, Gaucho Ring Race, ‘Cuadreras’ Race [horse race]. End of the activities. Return to the hotels. Days and Times - Service provided from Monday to Sunday (from October to April). It is closed on Wednesday (from May to September) - Duration: 8 hs. - English Speaking Guides (check for other languages) BUE 006 - VISIT TO ESTANCIA LA CANDELARIA (FULL DAY) An incredible estancia with a castle and a unique awesome park The estancia offers their “A Day in the Countryside” every day from 11am to 6:30pm. You can enjoy trying typical Argentine dishes, rides on horseback and sulky rides (*), an outdoor swimming pool (no towells included), tennis and volleyball courts, soccer fields, a lovely walk in a luscious forest covering 40 hectares or visit the Castle (history lesson and conversation is available only on Saturday), among others. For those who are seeking to get away from the business of the city and to find a relaxing atmosphere, the estancia with its green, peaceful surroundings and walkways is the perfect place. (*) At a minimal additional cost.

did you know? LA CANDELARIA

100 hectares of landscape in La Candelaria, were designed by Charles Thays with more than 240 species of trees.

BUE 007 - NAVIGATION TO TEMAIKEN (FULL DAY) A fascinating tour which combines navigation along the River Plate and visit to thematic park Temaikén (Land of Life), where you could enjoy innumerable native and exotic animal species. Trip: Departure from North Dock, Puerto Madero at 10:00 a. m. in modern boats. During the navigation you will go with a tour guide on board. Service: coffee and “alfajor.” Outing along River Plate’s riverside. Duration: 1:50 h approximately. At the distance we will be able to observe Buenos Aires downtown, Jorge Newbery airport, River Plate Stadium, the towns of Vicente Lopez, Olivos, Martinez, San Isidro, its Cathedral and Barrancas. Then, we will enter in the Delta of Parana to get to Tigre Port. Transportation to Temaikén from Tigre. Entry and visit to the park and all its attractions. Before the park’s closing time(6:00 p. m.) we will transport you to “microcentro” in Buenos Aires, and then to your hotels. End of our service. Days and Times - Service provided from Tuesdays to Sundays - daily (AM and PM) - Duration: 4 hs. - English Speaking Guides (check for other languages)


PUERTO MADERO In the 1990s, local and foreign investment led to a massive regeneration effort, recycling and refurbishing the west side warehouses into elegant houses, offices, lofts, private universities, luxurious hotels and restaurants that conform to a gallery of options for this new district in a city that grew up turning its back to the river. Led by the 1999 opening of the Hilton Buenos Aires, luxurious hotels, state-of-the-art multiplex cinemas, theatres, cultural centres, and office and corporate buildings are located mostly in the east side Puerto Madero has been redeveloped with international flair, drawing interest from renowned architects such as Santiago Calatrava, Norman Foster, CĂŠsar Pelli, Alan Faena, Philippe Starck among others. Today one of the trendiest boroughs in Buenos Aires, it has become the

preferred address for growing numbers of young professionals and retirees, alike. Increasing property prices have also generated interest in the area as a destination for foreign buyers, particularly those in the market for premium investment properties. The neighborhood's road network has been entirely rebuilt, especially in the east side. The layout of the east side consists currently of three wide boulevards running east-west crossed by the east side's main street, Juana Manso Avenue. The layout is completed with some other avenues and minor streets, running both east-west and north-south, and by several pedestrianised streets. Every street in Puerto Madero is named after women. The Puente de la Mujer (Women's Bridge), by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is the newest link between the east and west docks of Puerto

Madero; a museum inaugurated in 2008, the Fortabat Art Collection, itself resulted from an initiative by Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat (the wealthiest woman in Argentina). Puerto Madero currently represents the largest urban renewal project in the city of Buenos Aires. Having undergone an impressive revival in merely a decade, it is one of the most successful recent waterfront renewal projects in the world


Tango

Tango is a partner dance that originated in the 1890s along the River Plate, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay, and soon spread to the rest of the world. Early tango was known as tango criollo (Creole tango). Today, there are many forms of tango extant. Popularly and among tango dancing circles, the authentic tango is considered to be the one closest to the form originally danced in Argentina and Uruguay. On August 31, 2009, UNESCO approved a joint proposal by Argentina and Uruguay to include the tango in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists

a couple dancing Tango in Caminito, La Boca


BUE 008 – FULL POLO DAY First steps to the Polo, a very important and traditional sport in Argentina You begin the day with an informative talk about polo and its ponies. While you taste some delicious empanadas and excellent argentine wine, our guide will explain how polo horses are selected for the sport, their blood lineages and how they are trained. You will learn also about the rules of the game, the equipment used by the polo horse and the player and the different shooting techniques. Then you will attend a professional live polo match of 4 chukkas. With more than 30 horses in play, you will enjoy a fast paced polo game of pure adrenaline. In between chukkas, we will visit the pony line and you will learn about how a polo horse is taken care of, its feeding and preparation for a match. Lunchtime is part of this incredible Argentina Experience, a complete barbeque that includes “asado”, a grilled selection of meat and beef, accompanied by premium argentine wines. You will have the unique opportunity to try our delicious regional food (we also have a vegetarian option). After spending some relaxing time at the swimming pool or walking through our beautiful countryside, you will take a polo lesson where you will learn to ride a horse, hold the mallet and hit the ball. Believe it! You will finish your day by sharing a mini polo match that will make you feel like a professional player! It is not necessary to know how to ride a horse, nor do you have to have previous experience in polo. We offer equipment and instruction for all levels. Days and Times - Service provided from tuesday to Sunday - Duration: 8 hs. - English Speaking Guides (check for other languages) A Polo match

Horses during visit to a typical estancia Florida St. --Bullfights & slaves: how Buenos Aires was born Paz Palace--our Belle Epoque splendor (120 rooms for a family of 4!) San Martin’s Monument (here we explain how Argenina was born) Kavanagh Building (architecture in BA explained) Santísimo Sacramento Church (unusual and amazing church, explained) British Clock Tower (here we explain past & present unsuspected presence of England in Argentina) Barrio Norte Neighbourhood (here we explain the strong influence of the French a nd Italian in Argentina) Mihanovich & Strugamou Buildings (wealthy ranchers & immigrants change BA) Arroyo Street and its Art Galleries (art & culture in BA) Israeli Embassy Site: local dicatorships & persecutions explained Alvear St. & Palaces (Nunciature, Duhau, Hume, Casey and Lloubet’s) (also here we explain the impact of immigration in Argentina) Recoleta Neighbourhood: famous La Biela cafe and surrounding parks Recoleta Cemetery in Depth (...not literally): a fun, thorough walk of the world-famous cemetery with tons of fascinating monuments and stories, including all about Evita Peron... and much more! Days and Times - Daily services - 3 to 4 hours - English Speaking Guides (check for other languages)

BUE 009 – HALF DAY WALKING TOUR IN BUENOS AIRES A walking tour to enjoy very interesting points of the city Let us invite you to our 3hr walking tours in english. Each includes over 40 main city landmarks, ne or two open green spaces and some off-the-beaten-track portions of the city. This is not a strenuous walk, but we wll be walking quite a bit, so bring comfortable shoes. At some point in our walk, we’ll stop for coffee at some emblematic cafe of historical value. Snacks, drinks, hotel pickup, transportation, foot massage, mid-life-counseling, good sense of humour and gratuities are not included. Listed below, you will find some ot the landmarks we will walk by:

El Ateneo library

did you know?

El Ateneo, was declared by The Guardian, the british newspaper, as the second most beautiful library in the world.


BUE 010 – FUL DAY WALKING TOUR IN BUENOS AIRES WITH LUNCH Let us invite you to our 6-hour walking tour to visit the best of the city. Each includes over 40 main city landmarks, ne or two open green spaces and some off-the-beaten-track portions of the city. This is not a strenuous walk, but we wll be walking quite a bit, so bring comfortable shoes. At some point in our walk, we’ll stop for coffee at some emblematic cafe of historical value. Snacks, drinks, hotel pickup, transportation, foot massage, mid-life-counseling, good sense of humour and gratuities are not included. Listed below, you will find some ot the landmarks we will walk by. We include lunch in a good restaurant in Puerto Madero area. Florida St. --Bullfights & slaves: how Buenos Aires was born Paz Palace--our Belle Epoque splendor (120 rooms for a family of 4!) San Martin’s Monument (here we explain how Argenina was born) Kavanagh Building (architecture in BA explained) Santísimo Sacramento Church (unusual and amazing church, explained)

BUE 011 – BUENOS AIRES BY NIGHT Our Buenos Aires by night tour will show you a different side of the city, in a 4-hour tour (7:30pm to 11:30pm. Soon after we start, and early by local standards, we will stop for dinner ‘a la carte’ (you choose) at some unforgettable typical-Argentine-food place of our choice (cost is includedwe pay). We choose different restaurants each day (you can join every night if you wish!!), and we will advise you on the foods to choose and their history (vegeterian options are always available). Excellent drinks and beer are included but wine and beef are not and are optionally available (on you: we advise, you choose, you pay) Corrientes Avenue, by night

The Planetario, in Palermo

.• Note: Please note this is not a tour about drinking (though drinks are OK). Booze is not a cultural mainstay here: Going out at night, walking around, cafe & restaurant hopping, people-watching, enjoying outstanding food and ending the night with some treat (much later and somewhere else) are! Days and Times - Duration: 4 hs. From 6 to 7 pm, for 4 hours. - daily operation - English Speaking Guides (check for other languages)

British Clock Tower (here we explain past & present unsuspected presence of England in Argentina) Barrio Norte Neighbourhood (here we explain the strong influence of the French a nd Italian in Argentina) Mihanovich & Strugamou Buildings (wealthy ranchers & immigrants change BA) Arroyo Street and its Art Galleries (art & culture in BA) Israeli Embassy Site: local dicatorships & persecutions explained Alvear St. & Palaces (Nunciature, Duhau, Hume, Casey and Lloubet’s) (also here we explain the impact of immigration in Argentina) Recoleta Neighbourhood: famous La Biela cafe and surrounding parks Recoleta Cemetery in Depth (...not literally): a fun, thorough walk of the world-famous cemetery with tons of fascinating monuments and stories, including all about Evita Peron... and much more! Days and Times - daily services - Duration: 7 hs. - English Speaking Guides (check for other languages) A good idea is to combine this walking tour with any of the biking tours available, to visit another part of the city.

BUE 012 – HALF DAY TANGO LESSON Argentine Tango Lessons! Learn how to dance the real Argentine Tango with the best tango dancers!!! Pre arranged at the Dandi Tango Academy the open group tango lessons have pre fixed hours and teachers. There are lessons available every day to every level: beginners, intermediate and advance tango dancers. Bilingual teachers. Lessons lenght: 1:30 hours Days and Times - Service provided from Monday to Sunday AM - Duration: 4 hs. - English speaking teachers (check for other languages) Tango


BUE 013 – HALF DAY BOAT NAVIGATION TO RIO DE LA PLATA Aboard the Humberto M boat, that is the best choice to appreciate our dear Buenos Aires in a way no one else can show, sailing “The widest river in the world”. We offer a fascinating sailing experience in Río de la Plata Coastline. During the voyage, you will see the inside of Buenos Aires Port with its activity, Argentine Yacht Club, the old Immigrant Hotel, Benito Quinquela Martin Cruise Terminal, the classic Fishermen Club with its typical construction and Jorge Newbery Airport. Besides, you will also see different nautical sport practice, ships of different size, and the wonderful view of the “City Porteña” in the background. Daily Sightseeing Tours (available all over the year) Monday to Saturday From 1:00 p.m. Sailing with on board lunch* Bilingual Audio Guide (*) Menu: STARTERS - MAIN COURSE - DESSERTS

did you know?

The river is about 290 kilometres (180 mi) long, and it widens from about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) at its source to about 220 kilometres (140 mi) at its mouth

BUE 014 – HALF DAY JEWISH TOUR OF BUENOS AIRES Visit different jewish points of the city. These tours give our guests a general view of the Jewish community in Buenos Aires. Visit the corner where the Israeli Embassy was located, before a terrorist bombing destroyed the building in 1992. See the Israeli Embassy Plaza, memorial place that is monument to the people killed in that cruel attack. Then see the place where the Jewish community met to ask for justice for the 2 attacks against the Embassy and the AMIA. Also see the synagogue from the Jewish Congregation of Argentine Republic and go to the Jewish neighborhood of “ONCE”. There, see the new AMIA building (Mutual Association Israelite Argentina), the synagogues, Jewish schools, Jewish sport clubs, kosher restaurants and supermarkets. Days and Times - daily services - Duration: 3-4 hs. - English Speaking Guides (check for other languages) Abasto

La Reserva Ecologica

BUE 015 – HALF DAY BIKE TOUR OF BUENOS AIRES Enjoy Buenos Aires… biking…! The Tour includes comfortable beach cruisers bikes, helmets, medical assistance, bottled water and skilled multilingual guides with proven experience in the field. In case of rain we provide rain gear; the tour is only canceled in case of heavy rain. Child Seats available. Our tours are designed for people of all ages. Duration: 3 1/2 hours Main landmarks of our guided tour: Puerto Madero port Nature Reserve La Boca neighborhood San Telmo neighborhood Plaza de Mayo Square Days and Times - daily services - Duration: 31/2 hs. - English Speaking Guides (check for other languages)


BUE 016 – HALF DAY GUIDED TOUR OF TEATRO COLON Colon Theatre is one of the most important opera houses in the world. The guided tour is available from monday to sunday, including holidays (except for May 1st, December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st).

Boca Juniors

SCHEDULE From 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Starting every 15 minutes English Speaking guides Guided tours will be suspended between 10.00 AM and 1:30 PM whenever there are admission-free, 11.00 AM performances at the Teatro Colón. If performances are scheduled for the afternoon (5.00 PM), the last guided tour will depart at 3.00 PM. Abasto

Next you will visit the “Museo de la Pasión Boquense” (Boca’s Museum) and see all of the players that ever played for the club. You will learn about the history and evolution of the jersey and visit the trophy room. You will also see a film that will show you how it feels to be a Boca player when he goes out to the pitch. The second part of the afternoon will continue in the north of the city. You will visit the location where the second River Plate Stadium was relocated after leaving La Boca, the neighborhood where both of them were born.

A good idea is to combine the visit in the morning or early afternoon with a performance you can enjoy in the theatre, like Opera or the Filarmonica of Buenos Aires

did you know?

After that you’ll be going to El Monumental in the Belgrano district. There you will take a sightseeing walk around the stadium and see the “River Neighborhood”, the Federal Shooting Range, the access gates and Rivermanía (the official licensed products shop).

Colon Theatre is ranked the third best opera house in the world by National Geographic, and is acoustically considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world

BUE 017 – ENJOYING ARGENTINEAN FOOTBALL (SOCCER) Enjoy the two most important football stadiums in Argentina, and learn more about history The intention of this tour is not only to visit the 2 most important football stadiums in Argentina, but also to learn their history and the way they grew through time, parallel to Argentinean history. You’ll start the tour by viewing the church where Diego Maradona got married to his ex-wife in 1989. Next, you’ll visit the southern neighborhoods and your first stop will be the mythical Boca Juniors stadium: La Bombonera. With a simple glance at the surrounding area you will notice that the passion for football is everywhere. Inside Boca Juniors’ stadium you will visit the preferential seats, the “popular” terrace that holds the mythical “12” (the player number 12), local changing room (that dates from 1978) and you will finish in a stand, from where you will see Diego Maradona’s Box.

River Plate vs Boca Juniors

did you know?

For The Sun, the british newspaper, the match Boca Jrs vs River Plate is the most intense sport experience in the world

Later, you will enter the Museo River Plate, where you will learn about the history of the club, its stars and most important titles. Then visit the “Modulo de Traslación Temporal”, a kind of time machine that will take you to the year of the foundation of the club.


Visit the stadium that seems more like a social club than a football club. The facilities you will see there include: the 10 tennis courts, training field, olympic swimming-pool and the hotel for students and minor leagues. Inside the stadium: the cafe (the meeting point of the club), press conference room, trophy hall, presidential box, preferential seats, volleyball and basketball micro-stadiums, educative institute and most importantly, the pitch.

BUE 019 – FULL DAY TRIP TO MONTEVIDEO (URUGUAY) A great full day trip to visit the Capital City of Uruguay: Montevideo Tour starts with pick up from your hotel in Buenos Aires to transfer you to the local pier, to take ferry to Montevideo, capital of Uruguay. After arrival (3-hour trip), our guide will be waiting for you to start a 3-hour city tour visiting the best of Montevideo.

After 6 hours full of football fun, you’ll return to the meeting point.

We will explore Independence Plaza and Parlament Palace. Visiting the residential areas of Carrasco, Punta Gorda and Pocitos, where along Las Ramblas, you’ll see beaches and beautiful promenade areas. Your guide will teach you about the history of the city’s barrios, as well as the unique architecture of the beautiful buildings.

Services included: - Entrances included - English Speaking Guides BUE 018 – FULL DAY TOUR TO SAN ANTONIO DE ARECO San Antonio de Areco is located 113 km from Buenos Aires. This picturesque town conveys all the essence of gaucho life and customs. Founded under the protection of a chapel inaugurated by Don José Ruiz de Arellano in 1730 it retains the architectural lines of the Colonial and Renaissance buildings of the XIX century in spite of the passing of time. The visit cotinue to Estancia El Ombú de Areco, and gives guests the chance to immerse themselves as much as they wish in the life of a working estancia dedicated mainly to raising Hereford and Aberdeen Angus Stock. Guests are welcome to observe and take part in the various stock-rearing activities as they happen on the ranch: milking, driving cattle to harness, vaccination, ear-tagging, de-horning, branding, etc. Guests can explore the 300-hectare (ca 750 acre) estancia on foot or, accompanied by seasoned gauchos, on one of the 38 horses that are part of the working drove. Horse drawn carriages are also available. Those that want to learn some of the thousand species of Argentinean birds are provided binoculars and guide books. - Daily excursions - 7-hours duration - English speaking guides (check for other languages) Gaucho in Estancia Santa Susana

Finally, transfer to pier to take ferryboat back to Buenos Aires. Transfer to your hotel. Montevideo

Tour is available everyday. It´s important to book in advance, due to ferry availability. - Daily operations - Ferry tickets included - English speaking guide (during city tour). Check for other languages A good alternative is to overnight in Montevideo, to visit Punta del Este, one of the most famous beaches in South America, or visit Colonia, a Unesco World Heritage

did you know?

Montevideo is the southernmost capital city in the Americas with a population of 1.300.000 inhabitants


BUE 020 – FULL DAY TRIP TO COLONIA DE SACRAMENTO (URUGUAY) A full day trip to visit Colonia, a Unesco World Heritage Tour starts with pick up from your hotel in Buenos Aires to transfer you to the local pier, to take ferry to Colonia de Sacramento in Uruguay, declared as World Heritage by Unesco. We will visit the colonial charm and history of this coastal city as you explore the cobblestone streets with your knowledgeable guide. Visit Barrio Histórico and thee Real de San Carlos, Fernando’s Beach. Colonia de Sacramento

BUE 022 – ONLY TANGO SHOW IN LA VENTANA Enjoy one of the best Tango Shows in Buenos Aires: La Ventana is waiting for you In the heart of San Telmo , La Ventana Barrio de Tango , he opened its doors to the world in 1982. This fully restored historic tenement is a classic walk-through of the Buenos Aires culture through the ages. The interiors , which preserve the purest of the building, are a unique proposal ámbitoideal for 32 artists in scene , two tango orchestras , a collection of folk music , dancers and singers. A glass of wine, or soft drink is served Daily operations Pick up from 8 to 8.30 pm Transfers included La Ventana

Finally, transfer to pier to take ferryboat back to Buenos Aires. Transfer to your hotel. Tour is available everyday. It´s important to book in advance, due to ferry availability. - Daily operations - Ferry tickets included - English speaking guide (during city tour). Check for other languages

did you know?

Colonia de Sacramento was founded in 1680 by Portugal as Colónia do Sacramento. It was declared by Unesco as World Heritage

BUE 021 – DINNER TANGO SHOW IN LA VENTANA Enjoy one of the best Dinner and Tango Shows in Buenos Aires: La Ventana is waiting for you In the heart of San Telmo , La Ventana Barrio de Tango , he opened its doors to the world in 1982. This fully restored historic tenement is a classic walk-through of the Buenos Aires culture through the ages. The interiors , which preserve the purest of the building, are a unique proposal ámbitoideal for 32 artists in scene , two tango orchestras , a collection of folk music , dancers and singers. Our menu includes international and local dishes of our country , with the traditional charcoal grill and a large Argentine wines

BUE 023 – DINNER TANGO SHOW IN GALA TANGO A most exclusive Dinner Tango Show in Buenos Aires. Gala Tango is a great option In a unique place for its architecture and decoration, French-style . Its exclusive details of refinement make Gala Tango the most glamorous site of Buenos Aires. Since you take the first contact with Gala Tango until the end of the show, you will feel in a different place and live a real experience. Gourmet a la Carte specially designed for the most demanding customers accompanied with wines from one of the most exclusive wineries of Argentina . A Tango Show and elegant, warm and refined Folklore Gala Tango defined as a higher level in folk art. Typical Orchestra formed by a quintet (piano, accordion, two violins and bass) accompanied by two tango singers , four couples dancing a show charanguista and bolas. Daily operations Pick up from 8 to 8.30 pm Transfers included

Daily operations Pick up from 8 to 8.30 pm Transfers included Please note, you can enjoy a free tango lesson or a free wine tasting before your show. Remember to inform you´re interested in any of these options. Gala Tango


BUE 024 – ONLY TANGO SHOW IN GALA TANGO Enjoy this exclusive Tango Show in Buenos Aires. In a unique place for its architecture and decoration, Frenchstyle . Its exclusive details of refinement make Gala Tango the most glamorous site of Buenos Aires. Since you take the first contact with Gala Tango until the end of the show, you will feel in a different place and live a real experience. A Tango Show and elegant, warm and refined Folklore Gala Tango defined as a higher level in folk art. Typical Orchestra formed by a quintet (piano, accordion, two violins and bass) accompanied by two tango singers , four couples dancing a show charanguista and bolas. A glass of wine or soft drink is served Daily operations Pick up from 8 to 8.30 pm Transfers included Gala Tango

Argentine Experience

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Feel free to enjoy a free tango lesson before your show. It´s a great opportunity to learn a bit more about this incredible dance.

BUE 025 – THE ARGENTINE EXPERIENCE A dinner party to know more about what Argentineans do when they eat! Fantastic. Our unique dinner party’s concept is to teach you the fundamentals of what being an Argentine is all about, whilst simply having more fun than is available anywhere else. Learn how to close your own empanada using the ‘repulge’ technique, to order steak your way in Spanish, to prepare your own ‘mate’ drink

In 2009, UNESCO approved a joint proposal by Argentina and Uruguay to include the tango in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists


Colon Theatre The Teatro Colón (Spanish: Columbus Theatre) is the main opera house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is ranked the third best opera house in the world by National Geographic, and is acoustically considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world. The other venues are Berlin's Konzerthaus, Vienna's Musikverein, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and Boston's Symphony Hall. The present Colón replaced an original theatre which opened in 1857. Towards the end of the century it became clear that a new theatre was needed and, after a 20-year process, the present theatre opened on 25 May 1908, with Giuseppe Verdi's Aïda. The Teatro Colón was visited by the foremost singers and opera companies of the time, who would sometimes go on to other cities including Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. After this period of huge international success, the theatre's decline became clear and plans were made for massive renovations. After an initial start of works to restore the landmark in 2005, the theatre was closed for refurbishment from October 2006 to May 2010. It re-opened on 24 May 2010, with a programme for the 2010 season


ESPLENDOR PALERMO 4-star boutique hotel located in Palermo Soho

ALVEAR PALACE One of the best hotels in Buenos Aires, and Argentina. Deluxe ser vices in the refinated area of Recoleta

SUGGESTED HOTELS IN BUENOS AIRES


ALVEAR ART 4-star superior hotel, with excellence of Alvear Hotels. Centra lly located HOTEL PESTANA Great 4-star superior hotel located over 9 de Julio Avenue.

ESPLENDOR BA Centrally located 4* stylish boutique hotel with a touch or art.

LENNOX HOTEL Very good tourist superior hotel centrally located in Buenos Aires

CASTELAR HOTEL Traditional tourist hotel, located in the emblematic Avenida de Mayo.

SCALA HOTEL Great 4-star hotel located over 9 de Julio Avenue. Great services


The buenos aires guide by ripioturismo  

A guide for Buenos Aires, Argentina. Made by RipioTurismo

The buenos aires guide by ripioturismo  

A guide for Buenos Aires, Argentina. Made by RipioTurismo