We always keep an eye on different offerings and events that are happening in the city. We can help you plan activities and excursions in and around Buenos Aires.
Whether you’re only in Buenos Aires for one short week, or you have months to savor your time here, there are always something interesting to do and to discover in this vibrant city. We keep our students informed about the many annual festivals, special events and street fairs that take place throughout the year. There’s also the option of organized tours and activities where you can skip all the planning and let the experts do the work instead as they guide you through a variety of local adventures. From eating to biking, from football to tango, there is something for everyone. Most of the activities run all year round, but a few are seasonal. Please feel free to contact us for further information.
Here are some of our students’ favorite activities:
Football, the beautiful game!
Saying that football is a religion for many Argentines is not an exaggeration. The passion, loyalty and conviction Argentines have for their teams and the sport as a whole are unparalleled. It’s a sentiment you can only understand if you get to FEEL it in a stadium full of jumping and chanting fans. You have to experience it firsthand, because no words, pictures, or videos could do it justice. And a warning for Americans: don’t call it “soccer.” It’s fútbol!! A local guide and transportation to and from the stadium is included. (The regular season of Argentine First Division football league runs from August to December, and then from February to June.)
Get ready for a football game by learning some football vocabulary in Spanish.
Buenos Aires by Bike
Buenos Aires is a very walkable city, but it is also a very big city. At bicycle speed and from handlebar height, you will get to cover a lot more ground and explore the many neighborhoods from a much different perspective. Led by knowledgeable local guides, you will venture into backstreets, learn about the city’s history, and discover hidden gems that you’d have otherwise missed. Half-day, full-day and theme tours are available to suit your needs.
Our firsthand account of the architecture-themed bike tour.
Malbec is without doubt the signature wine of Argentina, but there also many other wines made in our country. Argentina has a long and rich viticultural tradition which can be traced back to the 1500s, when it was first practiced by Spanish missionaries. At this wine tasting, you will have the opportunity to find out what makes Argentine wine unique, as well as the factors that make Argentina the 5th largest wine producer in the world (and the largest in South America). You will get to try several limited production wines from boutique wineries, selectively paired with traditional Argentine finger foods. The wine tasting session is open to non-students as well.
More tips on drinking and buying wine in Buenos Aires.
Graffiti Art Tour
Do you know that graffiti is legal in Buenos Aires? Due to the lack of regulation, artists are free to express themselves by creating towering works of art on the walls of buildings all over the city. Street art in Buenos Aires has grown from an artistic niche to a cultural phenomenon. As this outdoor canvas expands and the skills of our city’s artists mature, the only way to see as many masterpieces as possible is to join a guided tour. A knowledgeable bilingual guide will take you through narrow lanes and main streets to view and learn about the ever-changing façades of buildings and storefronts. Along the way your guide will explain the local politics, love, and intentions behind every piece of art. Walking and bike tours covering different routes and areas of the city are available throughout the week.
Tango dinner show
Other than football, there is only one other cultural symbol that ubiquitously represents Argentina: tango. In 2009, UNESCO recognized tango by adding it to its Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Buenos Aires, being the birthplace of this sensual fusion of dance and music, is now the mecca for tango aficionados worldwide. Thousands come to this city every year to seek out tango’s masters and try to grasp the true emotions behind the music and its movements. Your first time experiencing tango doesn’t have to just be from afar as a bystander. This tango dinner show will start you off with an hour of tango class where you will learn the basic steps of tango, and may even learn the secrets of how the oft-entwined tango dancers manage not to step on each others’ toes! After the class, you will enjoy a 3-course meal (wine and nonalcoholic drinks included) followed by a tango performance with a live orchestra, professional dancers, and singers. The tango dinner show is available all year round, even during public holidays.
Interesting read: A former Vamos student’s first encounter with tango.