With a history reaching back to the 1880s, the sensual Argentinian national dance comes from roots that combine African slave music with Andalucian melodies and Italian influences.

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Key Stats

Best Time To Visit

Sep - May

Flight from London London

13:30 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -3 hrs

Fiercely perfectionist, and correspondingly difficult to master, the dance is measured, controlled and often melancholy; very different from other Latin genres such as samba or salsa. However it certainly has its fair share of passion; not only did it originate in the bordellos, accompanied by bawdy lyrics, but it is also a serious contact sport; all writhing bodies and interlocked limbs.

Original Travel recommends several excellent slick tango dinner shows, with great food alongside the superb dancing displays. Alternatively, we will arrange private or group lessons with the help of Buenos Aires' best known dance tutors who show you the correct posture, the language of the hands and the basic steps and figures - the "Eight", "Sandwich with Mirror", "Sandwich with fence, hook and Mirror", "The Walk", to name but a few.

Whether you fancy watching the experts from the safety of a table with a drink in your hand, or prefer to don your heels and take to the floor, we can ensure that your visit to the home of tango is suitably themed.

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Where to stay

Faena

Faena

Located in the neighbourhood of Puerto Madero, a ten minute taxi ride from downtown Buenos Aires, the Faena is a sophisticated hotel which brings together the most refined aspects of art and culture.

Alvear Palace

Alvear Palace

The Alvear Palace is located in the historical Recoleta district of Buenos Aires.

Candelaria del Monte

Candelaria del Monte

Set in 200 acres of Argentine pampas, and dating back to the 1850’s, this small family run hotel is an authentic estancia in every sense of the word.

Four Seasons Buenos Aires

Four Seasons Buenos Aires

The large and luxurious Four Seasons Hotel in the La Recoleta district is perfectly located for exploring the diverse cultural and historical attractions of Buenos Aires.

Hub Porteño

Hub Porteño

Located in the heart of Recoleta, Hub Porteno is one of the latest hotels to touch down in Buenos Aires, and it certainly gets our vote for its location and true Argentine style.

Legado Mitico

Legado Mitico

Legado Mitico is a stylish boutique property located in a three-storey townhouse in the fashionable Palermo district of Buenos Aires.

Mio Buenos Aires

Mio Buenos Aires

Located in Recoleta – Buenos Aires’ answer to Mayfair, yet with bags more history – Mio Buenos Aires is ideally placed for exploring the eclectic capital.

Nuss Buenos Aires SOHO

Nuss Buenos Aires SOHO

Boutique Nuss Hotel is housed in a 1930’s convent on a leafy avenue in Palermo Soho, and is very much a part of Buenos Aires’ ever-trendy address book.

Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Situated on Avenida Alvear, Buenos Aires’ most exclusive residential and shopping district, the Park Hyatt unifies the old and the new by integrating the city’s historical past with an innovative modern design.

Sofitel Buenos Aires

Sofitel Buenos Aires

The luxurious Sofitel Buenos Aires occupies the landmark Torre Bencich skyscraper, which was built in 1929 and looks like it was uprooted from New York and re planted in Buenos Aires.

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Estancia la Bamba de Areco

In the heart of the Pampas, this colonial style building is full of character and encompasses all the traditions of the gaucho. In the style of a country ranch, Estancia la Bamba de Areco, is a charming ‘must see’ spot in the Pampas.

Home Hotel

Home Hotel

The very English Tom Rixon and his not quite so Argentinian sounding wife Patricia O’Shea conceived the Home Hotel back in 2005 as the first proper boutique hotel in Buenos Aires. While many pretenders have since emerged, this remains one of the very best boutique places to stay in the Argentinian capital.

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