Buenos Aires Pride – November 09 – 17, 2018
HOT SUMMER PRIDE IN NOVEMBER! BUENOS AIRES STYLE!
Many people refer to the city as the Paris of South America, but for us it’s more like Madrid, beautiful but with a rustic edge. Buenos Aires combines the elegance of Europe and the soul of Latin America in a cosmopolitan metropolis, rich in architecture, history, film, theatre, arts, dance and music. Combine this with the city’s enormous collection of bars, dance clubs, restaurants, and tango halls catering to the community, no other city in Latin America rivals what Buenos Aires has to offer for visiting gays and lesbians.
Buenos Aires has a well-deserved reputation as a hot spot for gay travelers and is consistently described as one of the most gay-friendly in South America. The city has long been on the list of the top gay destinations because it doesn’t follow the ghetto model. Quite the opposite; it encourages integration. Gays and lesbians are estimated as being as high as 15% to 20% among international tourists, and many mainstream places stress their gay-friendliness. If you want to go dancing, you don’t need to go to the gay disco. You can go to any disco and you will find gay people there!
The March is held on a Saturday in November commemorating the formation on November 1, 1967 of “Our World”, which later founded the historic Homosexual Liberation Front (Spanish: Frente de Liberación Homosexual, FLH). Each year the pride parade takes place in November. The pre-parade party kicks in Plz de Mayo with a big party as participants arrive in costume for photos ops with stars and LGBT activists. The feria (open market) is your one stop shop for the kind of souvenirs that would horrify your mother. Also great spot to pick up some rainbow themed kitsch (if that’s your thing).
From its more somber beginnings in the 90’s Argentina’s Marcha del Orgullo (Pride Parade) has grown into a massive event that blends political activism with partying in a way only these crazy, gorgeous Porteños could. The Gay, Gay, Bisexual, Transvestite, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer Pride March is the most important public event of our community in Argentina.
FLIGHT + HOTEL + TRANSFER IN/OUT + SIM CARD FOR DISTANCE CALLS AND UNLIMITED INTERNET + TRAVEL INSURANCE + TIGRE BOAT TOUR + CITY TOUR WITH TANGO DINNER.
- 09NOV Guarulhos/Buenos Aires 14:30hr – 16:30hr
- 17NOV Buenos Aires/Guarulhos 15:15hr – 19:10hr
HOTEL: Buenos Aires a wide range of hotels. Nearly all are located the three biggest gayborhoods of Palermo, Recoleta, and San Telmo. The Hotel Classico is centrally located in Buenos Aires, the hotel offer comfortable rooms. The hotel is 1,950 feet from Plaza Serrano Square, the hotel is 0.7 miles from Plaza Italia Square and 0.9 miles from Hippodrome. Palermo is a great choice for travelers interested in nightlife, gourmet food and restaurants.
TIGRE BOAT TOUR: Enjoy a 5-hour tour that features a boat cruise through the Parana Delta from Tigre, located near Buenos Aires. Glide along picturesque waterways to glimpse daily life for the Isleños — locals who live in houses perched on stilts and conduct business by boat. Your guide shares details about the history and culture of the region as you see one of the world’s most unusual river deltas. On your return drive, pass elegant homes in the northern suburbs and San Isidro, and the Presidential Residence (Quinta de Olivos).
CITY TOUR WITH TANGO DINNER: See the Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo, La Boca, charming residential neighborhoods, and more. Continue to explore on your own before being picked up for the Señor Tango dinner and show, set in a historic space called the “Cathedral of Tango” for its impressive vaulted ceilings. Enjoy an evening of dramatic tango performance as you sip wine over at three-course dinner.
SIMCARD: You will be connected to the internet throughout your entire trip, with access reservations so you do not have to print them. You have voice * and unlimited data *, with no daily allowance limit |EasySim4u will give you 24 Hr service and support in Portuguese |You will be connected before your landing.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: The main coverage that insurance usually offers abroad are: accidental death and medical care, cancellation of travel (in cases of travel outside your country), legal assistance, loss and delay of luggage, medicines, dental care, repatriation, extension hospital stay and hotel rates, among others.
TRANSFER: Private transfer in / out for comfortable and safe transportation.
Almost half our guests are singles, so if you’re traveling on your own, you are not alone
To make it easy and affordable for single travelers to enjoy, we have a unique Room Share Program. If you would like to share a room, we will find a roommate for you at no additional charge. Additionally, guests selecting the roommate share program must agree to respect the privacy and needs of their roommate.
DAY BY DAY
Friday, 09 November 2018
Travel to Argentina, meet and greet at group the airport. We will meet you at the airport and will take you to The Hotel Classico in a comfortable motor coach. You will have the rest of the day free to Enjoy the beautiful afternoon and the Friday night of Buenos Aires.
Satuday, August 10, 2019
The March of Pride L.G.B.T.I.Q is held every year in the City of Buenos Aires since 1992 to make the world knows our claims, our achievements and our pride to our sexual orientation, identity and gender expression. The Organizing Commission of the Pride March (C.O.M.O Spanish: La Comisión Organizadora de la Marcha del Orgullo), which is in charge to coordinate all the activities carried out, is made up of all the organizations, groups and individuals who voluntarily work to promote and protect the expression of sexual diversity.
The C.O.M.O. works based on the mechanism of consensus, which ensures support for each decision that is made, something essential in an environment in which different identity and political expressions coexist.
After more than two decades, the invitation and attendance to Pride March has always been on the rise. In the last one we were more than 200,000 people.
At 2:00 p.m. we meet at Plaza de Mayo for the Pride Fair. From 7:00 p.m., the caravan that runs through the Avenida de Mayo from the Plaza de Mayo to the Congress building begins.
On the stage in front of the Congress building, the general speech and the recognitions and boos are read. There is a moment during this event when all people gather and kiss to end the event singing “I am what I am”, anthem of our community.
The place where this event is held at Plaza Congreso is called “Carlos Jáuregui”, who was one of the first activists to promote these marches.
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Enjoy your free day.
TIP – San Telmo Sunday Market: As well as having the queer milongas, San Telmo is our favorite neighborhood. It’s bursting with character, full of history, street art and has an awesome Sunday market.
The famous market is the best place to go to get a feel of the city’s history – this is one of the oldest neighborhoods and they’ve retained that feel. On Sundays the cobblestone streets of the neighborhood are lined with antique sellers, buskers and tango buskers perform on almost every other street corner… Your Instagram gallery is crying out for it.
We also love Sundays in San Telmo because after (many) hours shopping, the best place to chill out is the gay Pride Cafe, located next to the market. Sunday it’s busy with a cute local crowd – and they do a damn fine dulce de leche brownies.
Monday, November 12, 2018
This tour starts at 9.00 AM.
Just outside the city of Buenos Aires is the Parana River Delta, a peaceful area home to a wide variety of plants and animals. Upon arrival in the town of Tigre, board a boat and sail along the delta to explore its islands. The life of the “Isleños” (people who live on the islands of the Delta) is very unique. Our local guide will fill you in the history and lifestyle of Tigre. This relaxing leg of our journey will be a treat for your senses. Take in the views while sipping on your complimentary coffee and alfajore (traditional Argentinean cookie). Once you’ve toured the islands you’ll head back to the bus for a relaxing ride back to the capitol city of Buenos Aires.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Enjoy your free day.
TIP – A romantic evening walk in Puerto Madero: Puerto Madero is the old port of Buenos Aires recently revamped into a very cool neighborhood with lots of bars and restaurants. An evening walk here when it’s all lit up with your boyfriend to hand is quite simply, magical.
The architectural highlight is the iconic Puente de las Mujeres (“Women’s Bridge”) – a pedestrian bridge meant to represent a couple dancing tango. The lit up river bank at night makes it the ideal place for a romantic walk.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
This tour starts at 9.00 AM.
The tour is 3 hours long and visits the most important spots in the spectacular city of Buenos Aires. At the first stop you will discover the history of “May Square”, the site of the most important historical events and where their protagonists made history since its foundation where you can see its surroundings,Then enjoy May Avenue and wonder in awe at the oldest residential neighborhood in Buenos Aires: San Telmo. Live and feel the original Tango in the neighborhood of La Boca: walk along “Caminito Street” and enjoy the dancers and souvenir shops. See the mythical Boca Juniors soccer stadium. Contemplate the modernization of the city whilst traveling along “Madero Port” and its exclusive docks, full of excellent restaurants and large office buildings. Pass through the Retiro neighborhood and move on to see Palermo and its most exclusive residential area before finally arriving at Recoleta. Passengers will have 8 free hours before the Señor Tango dinner and show. A transfer will pick passengers up at around 8-8:30 pm to take them to the tango show.
About Señor Tango Dinner and Show: At the beginning of the century, a traditional family of Italian immigrants arrived in Buenos Aires, with their trunks full of memories of their native land, a few belongings and many illusions. They settled very close to the port, in Barracas, a traditional neighborhood, of working people, industries and factories; there in his heart in the five corners in front of the old station. They built a large general store, which was eventually one of the largest and most prestigious. They called it “Almacenes Brenta y Roncoroni”. The traditional architecture, in charge of one of its founders, includes vaulted ceilings, iron columns, cobbled floors in red quebracho, three levels, and details of great solidity in terms of its structure. Respecting the vision of those who created it, inspired by the place, and perhaps interpreting those same dreams, Fernando Soler completely recycles it while preserving the structure intact. At its entrance the elegance and good taste of its refined decoration is perceived, recreating the essence of those places where the tango began to shine in all its splendor, and this is how that store of general branches is today a magnificent theater to which many They have been baptized as “The Cathedral of Tango”. In this same place “Señor Tango” is installed, the biggest show house in Buenos Aires, where tango is the undisputed star.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Enjoy your free day.
TIP – Learning to dance Tango as a gay couple: What’s the first thing you think about when you come to Buenos Aires other than Madonna’s Evita? Tango! There’s of course plenty to do in the city, but for us, our favorite activity was learning tango at a queer milonga (tango hall) in San Telmo.
At its inception in the 1880s, it was danced between 2 men, but very quickly the concept of same-sex tango dancing got lost…. Until 2002 when it became fashionable again with queer tango schools popping up all over the country, like Tango Queer or La Marshall.
Dancing tango as a gay couple was one of our favorite memories from our travels in Argentina.
Friday, November 16, 2018
Enjoy your last day in Buenos Aires. The night discovers the city that has already been elected by 200 leaders of the LGBTI community worldwide as the best city for gay tourism in Latin America. Come check out the best points to give close to the brothers land!
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time to say goodbye to old and new friends, pack and go with a baggage full of great memories. Hotel Check-out, transfer to Airport and connection back home.