We Recommend: Tours by Air and Water

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Helicopter tours: Taking a helicopter to see Buenos Aires from above is a wonderful way to get a scenic view of the city whilst acquiring a sense of its dimensions and distribution. Helitours Buenos Aires offers 20-minute tours through Puerto Madero or La Boca, a 45-minute tour through the city center and its surroundings and a VIP 60 minute tour including outskirts of Buenos Aires such as Tigre and Pilar.  Helitours BA are offered every day from Monday to Saturday from 10am-6pm. Contact: 4555-4973, info@helitourba.com.

Balloon tour: Another interesting alternative is to tour the rural area of Buenos Aires in a balloon.  These day trips take place in Capilla del Señor (80km away from the city center) and include transport from the hotel and back. Balloon trips offered by TANGOL, are carried out every day and last approximately an hour, overlooking extensive fields and streams.  Book your place here.

Sailing tour:  Hop on a sailboat in Puerto Madero and set off to see the city from the river. Smile on Sea offers 2 ½ hour trips, extended 4 ½ hour trips, full day trips and night sailing where you get to see the sun set behind the skyscrapers.  Contact: info@smileonsea.com.

Tigre Boat Tour: On the starting point of the Paraná delta is the town of Tigre, set on an island lined by small rivers and streams. Many excursions, in kayak, canoes and boats are available to visit different hidden places in this rugged location. We recommend Safari Delta Tours, which offer day trips through the island, stopping at different hotspots that are well worth visiting. Contact Fernando at safaridelta@sion.com, 155 111 0619.

Wine Tastings at Fierro Hotel

 

Would you like to know more about Argentine Wines?  Then you shouldn’t miss our weekly wine tastings where Certified Sommelier Martin Bruno will take you on a journey through Argentina’s wine producing regions: Salta, San Juan, Mendoza, Rio Negro and Neuquen.

Designed by Bruno and Andres Rosberg, President of the Argentina Sommelier Association, six wines will be showcased with selections changing weekly. Light snacks and hors d’oeuvres from Hernán Gipponi will also be included.

Tastings are held in our cellar every Thursday at 7PM for the price of USD25 Per Person and are limited to 7 people. Book your place, both guests and non-guests are welcome!

 

Fierro Hotel Boutique

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220 6800

recepcion@fierrohotel.com

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This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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ANDA Responsible Travel is a tour agency that promotes social and environmentally friendly  tourism.  One of the alternatives they offer is booking one of their experts to discuss in-depth economy, politics, history and culture of Argentina over coffee.  Choose one of the city’s historical cafes and put yourself in context.  More information here.

In the evening join locals and tourists for a night of fun at the Buenos Aires Pub Crawl, who are organizing a 4th of July celebration. More information here.

Tuesday

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Head to San Telmo to the charming Museo del Traje (Clothing Museum) and explore the fashions of the 1850´s-1915, 20´s, wedding attire, and children’s clothing between 1860´s-1960´s amongst others.

In the evening the Colon Theatre is staging a production of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty.

Muse del Traje

Chile 832, San Telmo

4343-8427

museodeltraje@gmail.com

Open Tue-Sun 3pm-7pm

Teatro Colon

Cerrito 628

4378-7100

Wednesday

(Photo by Lionel Fernandez Roca)

Visit  the governments cultural headquarter (Casa de la Cultura) and tour the stunning 19th century French style building which originally belonged to “La Prensa” newspaper.  This historical gem also displays different exhibits and concerts in the famous golden room.

Internationally acclaimed Tango orchestra El Arranque, which has won prizes and played with the like of Winston Marsalis amongst others, are celebrating their 15th birthday at 8.30pm in the Teatro 25 de Mayo.

Espacio Casa de la Cultura

Av. de Mayo 575, Subsuelo

or Av. Rivadavia 576

Te. 4323-9669

Tue-Sun 2pm-8pm

El Arranque

Teatro 25 de Mayo

Triunvirato 4444, Villa Uquiza.

4524-7997

Thursday

(Wine tastings at the Fierro Hotel)

Check out the photography exhibition “El Tiempo Detenido. Imagenes de la danza”  at the San Martin theatre capturing special moments in dance.  Whilst you’re in the area don’t forget to try some of the best pizza in the city at close by Guerrin or a warm Submarino (hot milk with a melted chocolate bar) at La Giralda.

Book your place for the Fierro Hotel’s  Thursday wine tasting and sample some great Argentine wines, chosen by the president of the Argentine wine association Andres Rosberg and in-house Sommelier Martin Bruno.  Tastings cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people.

Teatro San Martin

Avda. Corrientes 1530

0800-333-5254

Open midday onwards

Pizzeria Guerrin

Av. Corrientes 1368

4371-8141

La Giralda

Av. Corrientes 1453

4371-3846

Fierro Hotel

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220 6800

recepcion@fierrohotel.com

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Wine Tasting at 7pm

Friday

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Explore the charming Dorrego Flea Market in Palermo where you will find all sorts of interesting knick-knacks and antiques.

In the evening head to the Centro Cultral Rojas to view one of the dance shows being put on for their annual dance festival, or to participate in a contact improvisation! More information here.

Dorrego Flea Market

Av.Dorrego and Conde, Palermo

Tue-Sun 10am-7pm

Saturday and Sunday

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Saturday is the Argentine Independence day, so keep an eye out for pastelitos, locro and traditional festivities.

Also on Saturday is the Winter Blues Festival at La Trastienda starting 9pm. More information here.

On Sunday’s head to the Iskon Festival for some Bhakti yoga and mantra meditation starting at 5 pm and ending at 8pm with a vegetarian dinner. Cuidad de la Paz 394, Belgrano, 3532-9996.