Buenos Aires, Argentina

Positive Impact: Isla Maciel Community Museum
Positive Impact: Isla Maciel Community Museum
Positive Impact: Isla Maciel Community Museum
Positive Impact: Isla Maciel Community Museum
Positive Impact: Isla Maciel Community Museum
Positive Impact: Isla Maciel Community Museum
Positive Impact: Isla Maciel Community Museum
Positive Impact: Isla Maciel Community Museum

Positive Impact: Isla Maciel Community Museum

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Highlights

Support a project of Communitary Tourism
Take a tour with the volunteers and school students around Isla Maciel to learn about the history of the neighborhood 
Meet the murals initiative with artworks of neighbors and international artists
Engage in the activities of the local community dining room and museum by helping with their daily activities

Description

Join the Museo Comunitario Isla Maciel in their initiative to promote the culture and history of the neighborhood through this communitary tourism project. Tour around the murals created as part of the art project with neighbors in the area, learn about the history of the project and collaborate with their activities in order to support the local community dining room, schools and local organizations in this vulnerable area of the province.

Who This Experience Is Good For

Anybody willing to engage in volunteering with the local community, learning about communitary tourism and interested in learning about the current social and economical situation of Argentina.

Meet Our Local Host 

Museo Comunitario was thought by a secondary school student as a way to use tourism in order to help overcome the prejudice against Isla Maciel. This is a neighborhood right next to Buenos Aires city, in a vulnerable area of the province only separated by a river but with a common history as a port and industrial area in the XIX century. They have created a museum that offers several cultural activities and workshops which supports diners and local schools, promotes local art expressions, organizes tours for promoting the diffusion of their history and heritage, keeping in mind the community participation of neighbors, school students and volunteers.

Itinerary 

9:00 am: Meet your guides at Puente Transbordador, in La Boca 
9:15 am: Cross the Riachuelo river in a rowing boat and take a tour guided by the volunteers of the project
10:30 am: Arrival to the Communitary Museum and helping with their activities such as arrangement of furniture, museum exhibitions, working spaces and cooking for the local school diner (these activities may vary depending on their needs)
12:00 pm: Share a snack and a conversation with the volunteers of the project
12:40 pm: Return to the meeting point, walking across the river through the Transbordador bridge
1:00 pm: End the experience in La Boca

What’s Included

Personalized tour with the volunteers of the project
Row boat across the river
Snack during the visit to the museum

What’s Not Included

Transportation to and from the meeting point
Travel insurance or any other personal expenses
Additional food or drinks beyond what is provided on the tour
Gratuities for your guide (optional, but appreciated)

Know Before You Go

Minimum Needed: 5 people
Maximum Capacity: 15 people
Booking Deadline: 7 Days before start date
Weather Dependent: No - It could be rescheduled in case of heavy raining or storm 
Difficulty Level: Easy 
Special Clothing Required: No - Recommended simple, casual and comfortable clothes 
Special Dietary Restrictions: Please, let us know this in advance to take it into account for the snack
Extra Cash: Needed for tipping (Not mandatory: you liked the service Tip! You did not? Is ok not to Tip. 10% is good), additional services & souvenirs. It’s also possible to add an extra donation to the Museum if you want to!
Ground Transportation: Not included 

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