South America Music and Culture

Learn about local customs and traditions, witness traditional folk music and experience vibrant live performances

Experience the best of South American music, culture and cuisine in this rich and vibrant trip across Brazil and Argentina.

This wonderful and diverse continent offers great variety and unique opportunities for travelling school groups. Learn how music has shaped the vibrant South American culture and experience it first-hand with a wide range of activities such as a tango show and a language class in Buenos Aires. Visit iconic landmarks from the Iguazu Falls to the Perito Moreno Glacier and its fascinating landscape. 

There is music for everything in South America such as agricultural labour, building houses, marketing cattle, sheep and goats etc. There are also a number of traditional dances and traditional dance songs. Students will have the opportunity to witness local folk music and take part in performances with locals.

Contact our team to start planning your school's music and culture trip to South America.

Trip highlights

  • Take part in Spanish language or local cuisine cooking classes.
  • Sightseeing in Buenos Aires
  • Sightseeing to significant historical and cultural places.
  • Tour by boat of the Glacier National Park
  • Learn some more moves at an interactive Tango class and show.

Trip inclusions

  • An all-inclusive package including flights, accommodation, transport, meals and activities.
  • Access to our full suite of tools, resources, checklists and support that will make your trip planning and advertising a breeze.
  • Free travel for teachers.
  • An EA tour representative on hand 24/7.

Trip inclusions

  • An all-inclusive package including flights, accommodation, transport, meals and activities.
  • Access to our full suite of tools, resources, checklists and support that will make your trip planning and advertising a breeze.
  • Free travel for teachers.
  • An EA tour representative on hand 24/7.

Trip highlights

  • Take part in Spanish language or local cuisine cooking classes.
  • Sightseeing in Buenos Aires
  • Sightseeing to significant historical and cultural places.
  • Tour by boat of the Glacier National Park
  • Learn some more moves at an interactive Tango class and show.

South America Music & Culture Itinerary

DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY
Depart from your closest international airport and fly to Buenos Aires.

DAY 2: SIGHT SEEING & LANGUAGE CLASS
Start the morning in Buenos Aires, known for it’s unique culture, its beautiful language and the birthplace of the tango. In the afternoon, you will attend a language class so you can freshen up yourt echnique and be ready to practice in the coming days.

DAY 3: IGUAZU FALLS
Once you have arrived in Iguazu you will cross the border into Brazil and visit the sensational Iguazu Falls through the Brazilian National Park entrance. Prepare for stunning panoramic views and close up action but don’t forget your raincoat!

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What to expect on a Music & culture trip to South America

Learn about local customs and traditions, witness traditional folk music and visit a ranch to see South American cowboys in action! Experience a vibrant and fast-paced tango class or enjoy a performance at the Teatro Colon, ranked one of the best Opera Houses in the world by National Geographic. Take a walk across the Puente de la Mujer, a rotating footbridge of impressive engineering, architectural and construction achievement. Visit the Glacier National Park and witness how this sleeping giant has carved out the landscape.

Trip activities

Iguazu Falls

The semicircular waterfall at the heart of this site is some 80 m high and 2,700 m in diameter and is situated on a line spanning the border between Argentina and Brazil. Made up of many cascades producing vast sprays of water, it is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The surrounding subtropical rainforest has over 2,000 species of vascular plants and is home to the typical wildlife of the region: tapirs, giant anteaters, howler monkeys, ocelots, jaguars and caymans.

Glacier National Park


Visit the Glacier National Park (known as Parque Nacional Los Glaciares) where you will explore places only accessible by boat. Tour through the Spegazzini, the Upsala and the Perito Moreno glaciers, entering the bays that they form. Get up close to the 200-foot glacial wall, and see the ice falling from the glacier into the waters below, as you learn more about this incredible part of the world.

The Teatro Colón

Located in Buenos Aires, The Teatro Colón is considered to be among the best concert venues in the world. Regarded to have great acoustics, this opera house creates a rich orchestra sound. Pay a visit to this magnificent concert venue with your school and learn about the way building material and architecture can affect concert hall acoustics.

Teachers at Universal on their school trip

"As a result of this trip, we have three students considering picking up mechanical engineering at university, and a host of students considering STEM-related A-Levels. An action-packed, awe-inspiring week away. I can't wait to go back next year!"

Teacher
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace, NASA STEM Trip, October 2018

"I believe the memories created on an international school trip can drastically enhance a student's entire learning experience. Being immersed in real-life learning is the most powerful educational experiences one can gain."

Teacher
Grace Lutheran College, China Business Trip, September 2018

"The experience for us was personalised, accessible and our consultant was interested in us. This makes the world of difference when you're travelling with students"

Teacher
Brigidine College Randwick, NASA STEM Trip, September 2018

“This trip has taken the top spot for my career highlights to date!  The experiences and the way in which the students conducted themselves and embraced opportunities, even when they were out of their comfort zone, will stay with me forever.  I don’t know if it gets better than this.”

Teacher
Barr Beacon School, NASA STEM Trip, February 2019
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