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Enjoy the city like a real porteño

In Buenos Aires, we would like to tell you about an original tour that combines electric bikes, mate and tango. Sounds good, right?

As always, in Kallpa we look for and offer original and sustainable experiences that focus on culture and local traditions. That’s how we found Martin and Laura, with whom we share the same ideals and passion for traveling.

On a Sunday afternoon, we met at Recoleta Cultural Center. This spot itself is an attraction, given that we find the famous cemetery and that lots of people are strolling across the park and taking a look at the typical craft fair.

We mount the e-bikes and the tour starts. Without effort, we wander through Recoleta and Palermo neighborhoods and enjoy the city like a real porteño! As we ride, through intercoms we hear the guide telling us the city’s secrets and local traditions.

First, riding across Recoleta we can see French style palaces. Along Figueroa Alcorta Avenue we pass by the Buenos Aires University’s Law School; a monumental architecture building from the 1940’s. Right next, the famous Floralis Generica, a metal sculpture of a huge flower on the United Nations Park, made by the Argentinian architect Eduardo Catalano.

Following Recoleta, we move towards the Bosques de Palermo – Palermo Woods – and its great green parks. We pass by the Japanese Garden, the Palermo Horse Racetrack, the Argentinian Polo Field and the famous Rosedal. Then, we make a stop at the woods to taste and share some mate and pastries, like many locals do here on the weekends, as a traditional friendly and family ritual.

At last, back on the bikes we ride towards Palermo Soho, a trendy and bohemian area of this neighborhood, to visit one of the main milongas in the city. Milongas are the traditional places where locals attend to dance and listen to tango.

Here, a tango expert joins us. Thanks to his expertise, we learn about this intense and passionate dance history, codes and the milonga dynamics. Finally, a live orchestra entertains us with a dazzling tango performance following an instructor that teaches us some steps to introduce us to this dance.

This is the end of this original, fun and enriching experience, but if you want, you can stay and enjoy the milonga to keep on practising your steps until 4 am.


  • Operation: Sunday at 3:30 pm
  • Duration: 6 hs
  • Languages: Spanish & English
  • Meeting point: Across Recoleta Cultural Center, next to Nuestra Señora del Pilar Church.
  • Ending point: Armenian Center, Palermo
  • Min. 2 pax – Max. 6 pax
  • Min age is 16 and max is 60
  • Highlights: Recoleta – Palermo Horse Track and Argentinian Polo Field – Rosedal and Bosques de Palermo – Palermo Soho – Milonga.
  • Included: Electric bicycle with intercom – Bicycle tour guide – Insurance – Snack (pastries) & Mate – Water – Entrance ticket for the milonga – Tango guide – Live orchestra show – Tango lesson – One soft drink per person.
  • Not included: Roundtrip transfers – Food and extra drinks – Tips.

Comfort & design in Palermo

Welcome to Atempo, a unique hotel where comfort, design and attention to detail combine in a bohemian and culinary surrounding.

Right in Palermo Hollywood, one of the trendiest and renowned design and gastronomic neighbourhoods, we found a special hotel thought and conceived for its guests comfort. Which is great, since this is one of the most chosen areas to stay in Buenos Aires.

From artisanal pastries at breakfast and room service home-made meals, to premium wines and free bikes at your disposal, in room spa service and a fruity welcome drink to begin your experience in the city, Atempo Design Hotel promises a one-of-a-kind service and a warm environment with unique details to make your stay unforgettable.

Born from the combination of noble wood and original design, Atempo has 20 suites and 8 design lofts distributed across 10 floors.

Spacious and luminous rooms with a exquisite and warm design offer superior rest and comfort, usually hard to find in general standard hotel rooms.

All of them have LCD with cable TV and DVD player, individual heating and air conditioning, safe box, telephone with national and international dialing facilities, Wi-Fi Internet connection, full kitchen and room service.

A home-made and artisanal buffet breakfast is served daily, with a few options to choose from. Fresh fruit, artisanal marmalades, bread and pastries, eggs and fried bacon. Everything you need to start the day with full energy and tour around the city.

Whenever you want to relax, a tempered pool on the first floor is available year round. Or maybe you would prefer to treat yourself with a spa day or request one of the in room spa services provided (not included in the rate).

Also, the hotel offers free bikes to pedal around and visit the best touristic spots in the city following a specially designed route. Tip: book your bike in advance!

If you’re planning a visit to Buenos Aires, thinking about resting and enjoying yourself, Atempo Design is definitely the hotel for you.  



Without leaving Buenos Aires, go on a gourmet journey that will enhance your palate and take you through the most important Argentinian wine regions.

It can’t be denied that Argentina is one of the most renowned wine countries in the world and that Buenos Aires, with its faded European touch and Latin passion, is the greatest city to enjoy the best gastronomy and wine that this country has to offer.

Today we want to share with you a Premium wine tasting, to try the best of the best and delight yourself with regional gourmet tapas, specially made for the occasion.

In the heart of Palermo Soho, one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, home of many bars, restaurants and top designer stores, we find the prestigious Freud & Fahler; a legend of avant-garde gastronomy. Here we´re invited by Diego, Pol and Jorge to experience this VIP tasting.

They are the warming hosts and front men of this business venture. Wine enthusiasts and foodies themselves, each of them play a fundamental role: Diego is the multilingual sommelier in charge; Pol has been Freud & Fahler´s owner and head chef from 20 years now, innovating in gastronomy since its early days; and Jorge is the spokesperson responsible for spreading the word about this exciting touristic experience.

The tasting takes you on a 1500 miles journey, going over Argentina from north to south across the most important wine regions in the country: Mendoza and its classic and historic vineyards, Salta with its high altitude grapevines and the exotic and southernmost Patagonia, as one of the youngest wine producing regions.

Throughout five specially selected premium wines you will discover the particularities, refined details and differences between the varieties of wines of these whereabouts. Not to be missed: Malbec, Torrontés, Pinot Noir, among others.

The experience is completed with a perfect food match: regional gourmet tapas, specially created by the in house chef Pol Lykan. Each bite was thought to emphasize each wine´s unique taste and characteristic profile. Paired in heaven!

In Buenos Aires, you can enjoy this 5 course wine tasting from Tuesday to Saturday at 6 pm. Make sure to contact your Kallpa Tour executive to book in advance.

The Trendiest Hotel in Buenos Aires

A real boutique experience for open-minded, food loving travellers. That is Fierro Hotel’s motto.

This simple yet sophisticated and charming boutique hotel is located in the neighborhood of Palermo. It was designated as Travellers Choice for 5 years in a row and is currently ranked #1 hotel in Buenos Aires (among 451) on Tripadvisor. It is accurate to say that it is a small hotel with a big heart.

Front desk and lobby at Fierro Hotel
Front desk and lobby at Fierro Hotel

A colorful and artsy facade on Soler street invites us into Fierro and to Uco restaurant. Decorated mainly in black, red, grey and white with touches of beige and brown, wood textures are ever present for a warmer look and to contrast with spreaded metal details. Art and minimalist design furniture and accessories embellish the hotel’s environment, from the lobby to the terrace.

Palermo may be more of a night living neighborhood, but staying at Fierro you won’t even notice. You will enjoy the same quietness experienced during the day on this residential area, even at the latest hour. After a long day getting to know the city, rest and relaxation are ensured at one of the 27 wide and comfy suites, or even at the common areas such as the rooftop pool or the garden in the back.

Lush garden at Fierro Hotel
Lush garden at Fierro Hotel

The hotel has three suite categories of at least 40 m2: Superior, Balcony and Terrace. All of them very luminous, with comfortable king size beds, fine linens, a full mini-bar and a boutique wine selection, flatscreen cable TV, dining area and writing desk, box shower, complimentary infusions and a Nespresso machine including two complimentary coffee capsules per day.

Superior Suite with dinning area
Superior Suite with dinning area

Balcony suites also have a large private balcony with sun loungers overlooking the hotel’s garden and there’s only one Terrace suite, which is the most sophisticated top floor room, including a terrace with panoramic views of the city, a jacuzzi, loungers and a grill.

You will surely want to spend some time at the rooftop terrace to have a cocktail, take a dip at the relax pool or enjoy the dry sauna.

Rooftop relax pool
Rooftop relax pool

From 7 to 11 am you will be delighted with the a la carte gourmet breakfast at Uco -the in house restaurant- that offers natural juices, coffee and tea, homemade organic yoghurt with fruits and granola, fresh pastries and a main course of your choice such as eggs or an Irish breakfast, just to mention a couple of options.

UCO Restaurant & garden view
UCO Restaurant & garden view

Uco is an award-winning restaurant lead by Chef Ed Holloway. It proposes menus for brunch, lunch and dinner: delicious, fresh and prepared in-house dishes everyday; gourmet cuisine for exigent foodies just steps away from your room door.

UCO Restaurant
UCO Restaurant

With an appealing environment inspired by wines, corks and fully decorated with wood, by day the subtle darkness of this large space provides a bright contrast with the natural lightning from the garden at the back, where you can seat and take a break, have a drink or a meal. A hidden oasis surrounded by a green lush vegetation, also perfect and charming in the evening illuminated by light bulbs.

Garden at Fierro Hotel
Garden at Fierro Hotel

We suggest trying the Uco Experience for dinner: a 7 step gourmet menu paired with excellent fine wines specially selected from an exclusive list with over 350 national labels, curated by the executive sommelier Andrés Rosberg. You will be guided through each course and wine by an expert and multicultural team of young sommeliers and waiters, all of them very attentive and warm.

Fierro is not only a trendy, beautiful and comfortable hotel. Guests from all over the world distinguish the service quality and warmth of the concierge team. When you check in, you receive a voucher for a courtesy in-house wine tasting: an invitation to try some wines selected by the executive sommelier, who also picks the fine wines available in every room.

Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite

If you’re looking for a relaxed stay at one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, in a stylish and cool hotel, Fierro is your choice. Please contact your Kallpa Executive for more information and updated rates.