Independent Buenos Aires: Argentina’s Cultural Gem

Experience the very best of Buenos Aires on a learning adventure filled with architecture, tango, local perspectives and a look at Gaucho culture in the idyllic countryside.
Program No. 23842RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

Home to nearly 10 million people of diverse backgrounds, Buenos Aires is one of Latin America’s true cultural hubs. Its thriving arts culture means that there’s always something new and on the forefront in its museums and galleries, musical venues and public spaces, and exquisite landmarks like the Colon Opera House draw visitors from around the world to a city considered by many to be the “Paris of South America.” Experience for yourself the pulse of Argentinian culture as you discover the French, Spanish and Italian architectural influences in Buenos Aires, meet locals for a private lunch and opportunity to exchange ideas and admire the Argentinian countryside famous for its Gaucho culture and heritage.
Independent City Discoveries
Independent City Discoveries
Learn with a Group Leader and enjoy educational programming while also getting independent time to explore on your own. Most Independent City Discoveries include lectures, self-guided excursions and passes for public transit and museums.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Get a first-hand look at Gaucho culture during a private visit to a local ranch where you’ll attend a goldsmith workshop, sample Argentinian BBQ and learn about life in the beautiful countryside.
  • Enjoy a special lunch with local residents who will share their insight into politics, the economy and much more.
  • Put on your dancing shoes for a special tango workshop where you’ll study the history of the dance, learn the moves and take in a performance.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Evita, The Real Life of Eva Peron
by Nicholas Fraser
Separating fact from myth, Fraser traces Evita’s life from her humble origins to her place as a revered cult figure, also exploring Peronism and Argentine politics of the 1930s and 1940s
Tango, The Art History of Love
by Robert Farris Thompson
A probing cultural history of the tango, its working class origins in 19th-century Buenos Aires and Afro-Argentine roots.
Lonely Planet Buenos Aires
by Lonely Planet
The best of Buenos Aires is included in this practical guide, along with a pullout map and insider recommendations on shopping, eating, sleeping and day trips
Buenos Aires, A Cultural History
by Jason Wilson
An exhilarating, erudite guide to Buenos Aires as it has been portrayed by writers, poets and thinkers; serves well as a guidebook, too, with a street map and detailed neighborhood descriptions.

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