Culture & Art

Come to grips with what defines local life in a destination. Think native customs, community rituals, folk traditions, even country living. Attend a music performance, join a folk dance, learn an age-old craft, or go on an art-themed trail. Embrace the finer things in life.

Tango in Buenos Aires
What’s Buenos Aires without swinging to the passion of the Tango? Scale it up with a flashy, largescale production. Better still, drop into an intimate milonga in a historic neighbourhood. Tempted to learn a few steps yourself?
Watch Cholita Wrestling in La Paz
Theatrical entertainment meets real fight at La Paz. Cheer the tough ladies in traditional petticoats as they tough it out inside the ring. Expect violent swings, braid yanks, headlocks. No faux fury, this.
Participate in local ceremonies in the Sacred Valley
Enjoy a typical Andean lunch at a local family's home. Dig into the Andean mystical tradition, expand your spiritual horizons or just feed your curiosity. Can you feel the energy of the sacred places where locals practice their spirituality?
Enjoy an Andean folkloric ballet
Book an evening at the National Theater in Quito for 3 hours of entertainment. Its a full troupe, dancers, musicians and all. Think colorful hats, ponchos, shawls, skirts. Ancestral traditions, folklore customs of Andes? This is your chance to grab it.
Dance to samba at an old-school dance hall
Hips don’t lie when it comes to Rio rhythm. Step up your act with an authentic lesson at a samba club in Lapa, Rio’s downtown party district. Crumbling mansion converted to hip bars…perfect stage for all that new footwork.