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The Man Tour Buenos Aires

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By | January 6, 2012 | 4 comments

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For Buenos Aires Man Tour reservations, please fill out the form at the bottom of the post.

The Man Tour offers travelers a unique way to see Buenos Aires with hands-on experiences. This off the beaten path tour visits a number of classic locations including a traditional barber shop that still performs straight razor shaves, a 5 generation old family hattery, what we consider to be the best empanada shop in the city and an upscale cigar bar just to name a few. Each visit is tied together with Argentinean history focusing on the late 1800’s and early 1900’s creating a tour that is ideal for male travelers that do not want to be stuck on another tourist crammed bus or tagging along for the infamous “shopping for shoes” excursion.

Ideal for:

Business travelers, father and son, father and daughter, couples and fishing buddies are all welcome! Females only miss out on the straight razor shave and have plenty of fun seeing these unique locations, trying the local classic cocktails, empanadas, etc.

Includes per person:

  • Mate (Argentinean tea)
  • Tasty empanadas and a refreshing beer
  • Hot towel straight razor shave
  • Refreshments and cocktails at the barber shop
  • 1 Cuban cigar, robusto
  • 1 high quality spirit
  • Refreshments and snacks at cigar bar
  • 5-6 hours, native English speaking bilingual guide
  • Transportation throughout tour

Recommendations:

  • The Man Tour is a very photogenic tour, be sure to bring a camera along.
  • Please remember to not shave the night before or morning of the tour
  • Have some extra cash for an optional hat purchase

Tour Outline

Stop 1: History & Mate (20 minutes)

-“Argentina’s rise to power – Spanish, French and British influences”
-Mate (Argentinean tea) – proper preparation, the ritual and faux pas

The tour begins in architecturally diverse neighborhood Congreso where Man Tour attendees will have their first taste of mate (Argentinean tea) and be shown the formal way to drink and serve the beverage. During a casual stroll around the large plaza de Congreso, a brief history will be given about Argentina’s rise to power, the European influences that helped shape the country and some of the more interesting buildings of the area will be explained.

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Stop 2: The Hattery (20 minutes)

One of the last remaining traditional hatteries in the world. All the equipment used is original, some dating back 250 years! All hats are hand made, one by one using a hat making system originally developed in Italy (“Borsalino”).

-5 generation old hat workshop and store – 1910
-Proper head and hat measurement of each tour attendee, observation and explanation of hat making process by the 4th generation family member
-Purchases optional (prices range between $50-$250 USD

Stop 3: The Best Empanadas in the City

We’ll grab a few delicious empanadas and a refreshing beer or soda in a glass bottle. Vegetarian options available although we recommend trying the meat empanadas just for one day. Unique Argentinean pizza options available to those that skipped lunch.

off the beaten track tour buenos aires

Stop 4: Straight razor shaves, Cinzano and Soda Water, Snacks

-Enjoy one of the last remaining straight razor, hot towel shaves in Argentina
-Cinzano (Italian vermouth ) mixed with seltzer water from the siphon + snacks for summer tours
-“Cortado” (coffee with milk), or Fernet and Coca and snacks for winter tours
If time is on our side we will explore this off the beaten path neighborhood a bit to see what a real Buenos Aires barrio is all about.

 

off the beaten path tour buenos aires

Stop 5: Classic Cigar Bar (Don’t smoke or drink? Let us know, we have alternatives for this last stop!)

-Selection of one cigar from an arranged selection of 5 Cuban cigars + options from the Dominica Republic, Brazil (Rey del Mundo, Hoyo de Monterrey, Arturo Fuente Reserve, etc), Robusto size (40 minute smoke)
-Selection of one liquor from an arranged selection of 5 high quality spirits (Chivas, Havana Club 7 yrs, Johnny Walker Black, etc)
-Chocolates, cheeses, refreshments

Return

Tour goers will return to their hotel or preferred drop off point.

 

Pricing

All tours are private-

$175 USD per gent in groups of 2 or more

$225 USD for a single gentleman traveler

$290 USD for a male/female couple, the ladies will be given cocktails and refreshments through out the tour, but of course miss out on the hot towel shave. Don’t worry, it is still a cool way to see Buenos Aires!

Availability

Tuesday – Saturday, afternoons and early evenings (Approx 6 hours total tour time)

For reservations…

*A 50% deposit is required to make a reservation. Refunds are available until 24 hours before the tour.

…Fill out the form below if you would like to reserve your private Buenos Aires Man tour

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How many people will be interested in going on the Man Tour Buenos Aires?

When would you like to attend? (The tour is only run Tuesdays through Saturdays) Please provide date as month, day ie: July 31st

Any comments, questions or requests?

We will personally be in touch with you ASAP to confirm availability and to send a deposit request!

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  1. Liz

    02/12/2012 - 10:38 pm

    Why don’t the ladies get cigars?

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    1. webmaster

      02/12/2012 - 10:40 pm

      Hola Liz, Ladies are welcome to smoke a cigar if they are interested. Just let the guide know before the tour.

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  2. Andrew

    24/01/2013 - 2:02 pm

    Great tour Jed, thank you! Appreciate the tips on night life 😉

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    1. webmaster

      24/01/2013 - 2:10 pm

      No problem Andrew! Pure coincidence, here is the tour review from the other Andrew that I mentioned that took the tour earlier this month and his blog “Meat Sweats and No Regrets”: http://meatsweatsandnoregrets.blogspot.com.ar/2013_01_01_archive.html

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