Excursions and Cultural Immersion Activities
Panrimo organizes and includes the following excursions and immersion activities for this program, letting you have a stress-free and amazing experience on each one.
We limit our unique excursions and immersion activities to 10 students, getting you out of tourist traps and into local culture. Additionally, we know you love to plan, feel free to download the full itineraries of every activity. The dates and times have already been selected, so you can plan your own travel knowing that they won’t interfere!
A high-speed ferry ride and a half hour are all that separates you from an entirely different country. Cross the Rio de la Plata and visit Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay’s oldest town. Colonia’s streets are cobblestone lanes catering to golf carts instead of cars; beaches, not busy avenues, line the shores. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon scooting around town to several museums. After lunch in the city you’ll ascend Colonia’s lighthouse to enjoy a panoramic view of the Rio de la Plata, including Buenos Aires, before visiting the beach to end your visit on a comfortable note. Then, you’re back off to Buenos Aires, finally appreciating the similarities and differences between the two cultures. During this full-day excursion, Panrimo provides ferry costs, rental fees, entrance fees to the Municipal Museum and Lighthouse, lunch, and your Panrimo coordinator as guide.
West of Buenos Aires, fertile prairies stretch across the landscape, where cattle and deer graze and armadillos bask in the sun. The pampas are reminiscent of the Wild West; gauchos once rode across the flatlands, corralling livestock and vigilantly guarding against the wilderness. On this two-night, three-day excursion, you’ll get to know living outside city life. Ride horseback and learn about the gaucho lifestyle, dining on juicy steaks and peppers. Walk through town, chatting with the locals, bask in the sun, and roam the prairies of the pampas. Included on this excursion are round-trip bus fares, lodging at a hacienda, all meals—including an authentic asado, and your Panrimo coordinator as guide.
Along the northern border of Argentina, nestled between Paraguay and Brazil, tumble hundreds of waterfalls. Separating Argentina and Brazil, these waterfalls result from the Iguazú River’s plummet down the Paraná Plateau, creating over 200 unique waterfalls along the river’s course. You’ll visit Iguazú National Park, spending two days exploring the park and falls: you’ll discover an island deep within the park complete with its own unique ecosystem. The trip culminates on an extended pier looking deep into the churning center of the falls: The Devil’s Throat, a massive ring of waterfalls which plummet 350 feet into the earth, creating spectacular waterfalls throughout. Spend your final day exploring Porte Iguazú, visiting museums around town before returning to Buenos Aires. Included on this 2-night, 3-day excursion are hotel accommodations, round-trip transportation, entrance fees, all meals, and your Panrimo coordinator as guide.
Want to feel the exhilaration of movement and contact, following the cues of your dance partner? Spend an evening learning the mechanics and emotions of tango in all their subtleties. You’ll finish feeling energized and relieved, stress having found an outlet. Included in this cultural immersion is a 1 to 2-hour tango lesson at Tango Piola.
Tango blends European and African influences with the passion of working citizens, former slaves, and poor European immigrants to Buenos Aires and Montevideo, Uruguay. Tango spread like fire throughout the cities, exciting both the senses and spirits of the citizens. After over a century of preservation and interpretation, UNESCO declared tango an “intangible cultural heritage.” On this cultural immersion, you’ll spend an evening watching professional tango dancers strut and weave, communicating through motion and energy rather than conversation. Learn the passion of dance and it’s ability to transcend. This cultural immersion provides entrance fees to a local tango club and an evening of entertainment, guided by your Panrimo coordinator.