Buenos Aires city tour: A city with a fascinating history and with a very active social and political life. Our city tour shows the highlights of Buenos Aires while covering the history of Argentina and its people. Learn about the events that have shaped Buenos Aires when visiting the National Congress, Casa Rosada (Main Government Building), Manzana de las Luces (the first site for the University of Buenos Aires), Argentine Workers Union Building, Evita Museum, and San Telmo, among others.
Graffiti street art tour: If you love street art or just want to see a different side of the city, this is a great opportunity to explore the world of graffiti in Buenos Aires. This tour promotes the extraordinary street art scene in Buenos Aires. The tour takes participants to secret graffiti hotspots and art galleries, while explaining the context and origins of one of the most unique urban art scenes in the world. We finish the tour in the citys only stencil bar where artwork is ready for purchase.
La Boca - San Telmo - Puerto Madero tour: This is a wonderful opportunity to discover the historic part of Buenos Aires. The tour starts in the colorful, scenic neighborhood of La Boca. Then, we will visit the Boca Juniors Football Stadium. Then we will walk along the narrow streets one of the oldest neighborhoods in San Telmo where we will talk about the origins of Tango. Finally, we end the tour in one of the most exclusive, and modern neighborhoods of the city, Puerto Madero.
La Bomba del Tiempo percussion show: All of our programs include free passes to a concert where you can dance the evening away at an incredibly unique show from a 17-piece improvisational drum group. They incorporate Central American and African rhythms with samba and Argentine folk beats. Musicians play a wide variety of drums like congas, djembes, maracas, and bells. The ultra hip Konex Cultural Center has been hosting the drum group for over four years and it is always one of their most popular events.
Night out: Experience a different side of Argentine culture and hospitality while enjoying locally made liquors. The Mente Argentina staff will take all of the students out to a local bar to drink a couple Quilmes cervezas (Argentine beers) or fernets (a popular liquor in Argentina). This is a fun way to meet everyone studying in Buenos Aires with Mente Argentina! Our coordinators love sharing local hot spots with students and enjoying a little bit of the incredible nightlife together!
Pub crawl: We regularly go on pub crawls in different neighborhoods of the city, stopping by three bars and ending the night at one of Buenos Aires most well known clubs! The pub crawl is a great way to meet other international people studying in Buenos Aires, people just traveling through Argentina, and other Mente Argentina participants. This includes: Free pizza, beer, and wine for the first hour, complimentary shooters at each bar, drink discounts, transportation to the club and free admission!
Tango lessons and milonga: No one should leave Argentina without trying to learn tango - la danza del abrazo -the dance of the embrace. Tango originated in Buenos Aires and is an integral part of the citys culture and history. Group lessons will teach you basic steps while you have fun with your friends. You will also have the chance to go to a milonga (tango dance club) where people of all ages come to dance tango to live music. It is a great opportunity to experience Argentine culture.
Tigre and Delta tour: The delta of the Ro de La Plata, located 20 miles away from Buenos Aires is an ideal day tour spot for porteos and tourists alike. People come from Buenos Aires and surrounding areas to spend the day by the river, shop in the outdoor market, and enjoy the beauty of the delta. During our visit to Tigre, we will see the Parque de La Costa, the Puerto de Frutas (outdoor market), and take a boat tour which will allow you to see the sights of Puerto Tigre (Tigre's harbor).