Buenos Aires City Tour & Natural Dyeing Workshop


Your will meet you at the hotel to discover the hidden treasures of the city, and its emblematic buildings. The tour starts in Plaza de Mayo, the historical quarter, taking a walk in this area. Later, you will take a local bus to the neighborhood of La Boca, where you will walk along its famous Caminito street and see the local artists. You will have the opportunity to visit a “Conventillo”, a typical colourful house built by immigrants. By the end of the city tour, you will return by local bus to the bohemian quarter of San Telmo, where you will participate in a natural dyeing workshop and tasting of seasonal food based on ferments and preserves. The participants will be able to experiment with the main natural dyes of Latin America, michai, cochineal, palo Campeche, etc. Also with some dyeing elements used in cooking (onion, avocado, cabbage, etc. ) The workshop concludes with a gastronomic experience, with a meal based on ferments and preserves accompanied by vegetables and fruits of the season. At the end of the workshop, participants will receive a paper with the information learned during the workshop and the colour sample made by themselves. Total duration: 6 hours.

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6 hours
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Why take this tour?

A guided walking tour through Buenos Aires City. You will discover emblematic buildings, Plaza de Mayo and the culture of the southern part of the city. Once finished the journey you will have the opportunity to learn about an ancient technique to get a colorful palette from plants, insects and minerals, also how the remains of plants were used for cooking. You will participate in a workshop to learn about different native cultures, from the way they got their dyeing materials and how these were used until today in their textiles. The colors of the Mapuche culture, in Patagonia, have darker tones and as you go north the colors become stronger and more intense. This is due to the different dye sources that inhabit each place: plants, insects and minerals.

What’s included?

  • Bilingual guide (spanish/english)

  • Excursion mentioned on the itinerary (Private tour)

  • Workshop materials and food

  • Public transportation

  • Meals (except when mentioned) and additional personal expenses

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Before you book

  • Duration: 6h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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MATER is a travel agency created by tourism professionals with a focus on responsible tourism experiences. We organize day tours, short trips and full itineraries in Argentina.

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