Buenos Aires Tango holiday, Argentina
Description of Buenos Aires Tango holiday, Argentina
This seven day tailor made tour takes you on a Tango holiday to Buenos Aires, where the emphasis will be on learning and performing this most iconic of dances. During the week, there will be five days of Tango lessons, as well as the chance to explore the city with a local guide.
Tango is a form of ballroom dance that developed in the early 1900s. Initially performed only by women, it soon evolved into a dance for couples, and it’s known for its sensual movements and intimacy. During your five days of dancing, you’ll have one private hour-long lesson and one 90 minute group lesson a day. Each class starts with a warm up, followed by technical exercises, dance practice and demonstration. There’s no need to come with a partner, as partners can be assigned at the dance school.
The Tango school is set in an elegant old building in the city’s Almagro district, and the student body is a mix of Argentineans and international students. Your trip includes all Tango classes, tours and activities as listed, as well as six nights’ accommodation and breakfast in a boutique hotel.
PlanetDuring your stay in Buenos Aires, you will be staying at the Boutique hotel L'hotel Palermo. In 2005 this historic building undertook a major restoration and transformation into a boutique hotel with the objective of maintaining the original Belle Époque architecture & design. Most of the furniture is antique which has been restored and recycled.
We use low energy light-bulbs throughout the hotel. We have a recyclable linen & towel policy whereby the client is encouraged to reuse linen & towels and to request changes on a need basis. We encourage our guests to use the extensive public transport system available in Buenos Aires. We also encourage guests to drink the high quality tap water rather than buy bottled water, to avoid excess waste of plastic.
All transport used by us uses low carbon fuel. All recyclable garbage from the hotel is separated for collection on a nightly basis. In the office we have a minimum use paper policy whereby all travel itineraries, reservations and confirmations are sent to customers and maintained by us in PDF format. Any paper used is used double sided and any waste paper and cardboard in recycled. All ink and toner cartridges are refilled and reused.
All our furniture has previously been owned and was purchased at auctions. We check the environmental credentials of all our suppliers and service providers before doing business with them.
PeopleWe employ and contract the services of local people throughout Argentina. We have a “study-time” holiday for employees who are undertaking any further education courses.
We have a “national first” policy whereby we give preference to local products. We use accommodation of small local suppliers and not multinational chains. We also encourage our clients to consume local handicrafts at local markets.
A percentage of all profits is donated to a charity that provides a “reinsertion program” for vulnerable adolescents that have dropped out of the formal education system.
All our tours contribute to the local community by providing our clients access to their customs, products, music and language in Argentina. We encourage our clients to visit small local restaurantes that comply with organic & healthy living best practice.
This tour includes a number of activities relating to and supporting Tango. Tango has been declared part of the world's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation aims to preserve a list of legacies under threat from global change.