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Afro-Argentine Heritage Tour

by Lunfarda Travel

Group experiences are in English unless specified as otherwise

  • Location
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Duration
    1h 45m (Group) / 1h 45m (Private)
  • Group Size
    Up to 15 guests (Group) / 100 guests (Private)
  • Language(s)
    • English
  • Price

    from $20

Itinerary

Black history tour of Argentina

Meet Julia, a Jewish Afro-Argentine performance artist that walks you through the amazing history, struggles and culture of the Afro-Argentine community. On this tour, you’ll learn about the tragic slave-trading diaspora that led Africans into South America; about their lives in colonial times and their part in Argentina’s struggle for independence. You will also learn about their organization and cultural heritage, from tango to the “quilombos.” You’ll learn about Argentina’s complicated history -and reckoning- with race, and about the activism that is challenging the myth of a white Argentina.

On this tour, we’ll explore the colonial area of San Telmo, where you’ll see the old houses where enslaved Africans worked in colonial times and the places where slave-trading happened. You will also see a “conventillo” -the place where free Afro-Argentines lived side by side with Native Americans and Europeans- and the places where Afro-Argentine culture continues to live and thrive today.

Reversing Afro-Argentine oppression with research and education

This is the first tour ever created about Afro-Argentine history, designed as a way to start repairing centuries of systematic invisibilization. The investigation on going and open-source for all members of the community to access. With this tour, you help onboard Afro-Argentines onto the tourism industry. Plus, for every private tour booked we sponsor one in public schools!

This tour was created by Lunfarda Travel, a bespoke, sustainable and locally owned travel agency located in San Telmo, Buenos Aires. 

Group Experience Private/Custom Experience
Who You will be one of several joining the experience from across the globe. Exclusive experience for you and/or your party
Interaction You will get a chance to ask questions, however, the guide will be attending to all participants. You will get more one on one time with your guide throughout the experience.
Experience Standard, curated for a group. You can make custom requests to your interests.
When Choose from an available time. Choose from an available time slot or request a specific date and time.
Price $20 / person $100 total

Preparing for your Experience

Grab your favorite drink and prepare to be mesmerized  by Julia´s storytelling.

All you need a stable internet connection and a zoom account. 


Meet Your Guide

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Julia
Lunfarda Travel

I’m a tour guide, film student and activist. I am part of a project called Kukily Afrofeminist Collective. I feel like being part of a community is essential because for me sustainability means building a network where we can help each other to have a better life. I also love writing, learning new languages and meeting new people. I am the guide of the Afro-Argentine Heritage Tour.