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UPGRADED GUEST EXPERIENCE AT CASASUR HOTELS IN BUENOS AIRES

Luxury accommodation and activities offered at boutique hotels in the city.


CasaSur Hotel Collection is a unique concept for boutique hotels in Buenos Aires. Since 2008, they’ve opened three luxury locations in the fanciest and trendiest neighbourhoods in the city, Recoleta and Palermo.

Not only the hotel chain offers 4 and 5 star accommodations, but also spa service, fitness center, meeting lounge, relax room and sophisticated gourmet restaurants to delight with the tastiest dishes.

CasaSur boutique hotels in Palermo and Recoleta

To upgrade the guest’s experience in Buenos Aires and to reaffirm the fact that is considered one of the best lodging options in the city, CasaSur added a couple of complementary activities at their Art Recoleta, Palermo and Bellini hotels. 

The CasaSur Experiences propose to “be global, feel local”, discovering the most emblematic corners of Buenos Aires guided by a local historian, learning Tango with professional dancers and tasting different Argentinian wine labels specially selected by their own sommelier.

City tour seeing the highlights of Buenos Aires, every Saturday

A basic and not to be missed on Saturdays: a city tour where guests will be able to see and explore the highlights of the city of Buenos Aires and learn the secret stories of these porteño gems, guided by a local historian. On a van, the tour begins in Recoleta, where we drive a little around and continue through Retiro towards La Boca. In Caminito, there’s a half an hour stop to walk around with the guide, access one of the popular tenement houses, and then go back up to the van to see more of La Boca and San Telmo. Then, another half an hour stop at Plaza de Mayo, to walk around the square and learn about the history of the country, the buildings and the European imprint of the city. There’s a visit to the Cathedral and then, the return to the hotels is driving through the downtown, passing by the famous Obelisco, the Teatro Colón theatre and the 9 de Julio Avenue.

Also, every Wednesday evening customers may take a Tango lesson at CasaSur Recoleta, led by two professional dancers who will teach the basic steps of this popular dance and get participants carried away by such a dramatic and sensual rhythm.

Tango lessons every Wednesday at CasaSur Recoleta

Finally, on Thursday evenings CasaSur treats their guests with a wine tasting at the exclusive cellar in Recoleta, where they will have the chance to taste four labels of Argentinian wines specially selected by the in-house sommelier, and to learn about the history of their origin and vineyards.

Three cultural experiences from experts in hospitality. Your passengers will not only rest in the best accommodation, but also feel extra pampered!

Wine tasting every Thursday at CasaSur Recoleta wine cellar

 


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Guests at any CasaSur hotel may request any activity at the front desk, free of charge.
  • All activities are available in English and Spanish.
  • City tour: Saturdays at 2 pm departing from CasaSur Recoleta. Pick up hotel order: Palermo at 1:30 pm, Bellini at 1:45 pm, Recoleta. Includes return transfer.
  • Tango lesson: Wednesdays from 7 to 8 pm at CasaSur Recoleta. The hotel might change during the season and transfers between CasaSur Hotels is not included.
  • Wine tasting: Thursdays from 7 to 8 pm at CasaSur Recoleta. The hotel might change during the season and transfers between CasaSur Hotels is not included.

 


 

Buenos Aires Tango Festival 2018

Two weeks of concerts, shows, lessons and milongas at the most passionate dance festival in Buenos Aires. Feel the tango spirit of Argentina!


The growth, reach and significance of tango goes beyond our country’s limits and has conquered such a magnitude that in December 2009 the genre was declared as one of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Photo courtesy of Festivales BA

From august 9th to 22nd, as every year, Tango BA comprises a passion that captivates followers all around the world. Year after year, the festival has managed to establish as a celebration of this rioplatense genre that reaffirms the city’s compromise with the historic and cultural heritage.

Throughout selected places and for two weeks, tango will be exposed in concerts, exhibitions, dancing lessons and milongas, shows and -of course- the most expected and talented dancing duels. Dancers from everywhere compete in the traditional salon category and the stage category for a chance to appear in the finals and be crown as the Tango World Cup Champions of the year. A unique and thrilling show, without a doubt!

Photo courtesy of Festivales BA

Whether you are willing to watch, listen or dance, this is an special occasion to visit Buenos Aires and be a part of an international encounter that celebrates culture, encourages creativity and freedom of expression, and that gathers emerging artists, tango historical referents and a multitude of tango lovers and dancing amateurs.

Tango BA combines the tradition, renewal and diversity of a music genre that identifies a city that is proudly tanguera. To find out more details about this year’s Tango Festival and arrange your visit to Buenos Aires for next August, contact your Kallpa Executive.

Photo courtesy of Festivales BA

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.


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • 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.

Fileteado Porteño Tour in Buenos Aires

Discover the art style that emerged with tango and became a symbol of Argentine identity: the Fileteado Porteño, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

The word “fileteado” comes from the Latin prefix filum, which means “thread”. Thus, it is an elegant ornamental thread that revolutionized Buenos Aires in the early 20th century with its shapes and colors, when Italian workers introduced new lines and shades in vehicle decoration.

Join this original and unique tour in Buenos Aires and learn how to do it with your own hands.