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10 Day | Jewish Group Tour of South America

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Tour Highlights

  • 7 nights' accommodation + late check-out on day of departure at selected hotels
  • 7 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus with licensed, English speaking local tour guides
  • Local tour conductor accompanying the group from arrival to departure
  • Land-only package includes cost of domestic flights from Buenos Aires to Iguazu and from Iguazu to Rio de Janeiro
  • All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary
  • Meals: daily breakfast & 3 dinners
  • Portage at the hotels

Day One: Wednesday
DEPARTURE

  • Depart the U.S.A.

Overnight: Flight

Day Two: Thursday
ARRIVAL IN BUENOS AIRES

  • Arrive at Buenos Aires International Airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel on your own. (Transfers can be arranged at additional cost.)
  • 1:00 p.m. Meet your tour conductor and other tour members in the hotel lobby.
  • Depart on a guided tour of the center of Buenos Aires, including:
    • Avenida de Mayo that runs into the Plaza De Mayo, which is surrounded by the Casa Rosada (Government House), the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo (first City Hall, built during Spanish rule).
    • The Congress Building, located at the other end of Avenida de Mayo.
    • Visit the Recoleta area, one of the city's most glamorous spots and home to elegant boutiques, excellent restaurants and the cemetery where Eva Perón (Evita) is buried.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Opening dinner and orientation with your tour conductor.

Overnight: Buenos Aires

Day Three: Friday
JEWISH LIFE IN BUENOS AIRES

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit the Colon Theatre, the famous opera house where the world's most prominent artists and musicians perform.
  • Visit the “Once District”, a neighborhood that concentrates the majority of Jewish institutions in Buenos Aires, including the Hebraica JCC, numerous synagogues, Jewish theatres, Jewish schools, as well as rabbinical seminaries.
  • Visit the site of the terrorist bombing at the AMIA in 1994. See the new building and the memorial dedicated to the 89 victims and meet with local Jewish leaders. 
  • Lunch on your own, en route.
  • Guided visit to the Jewish Museum at Libertad Synagogue, the Grand Synagogue of Buenos Aires.
  • Da'at Encounter Visit to Club Hebraica for an opportunity to learn more about Argentinian Jewry - past, present, and future, including meeting with members of the community.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Optional Kabbalat Shabbat services at a local synagogue.
  • Shabbat dinner at a restaurant with members of the local Jewish community.

Overnight: Buenos Aires

Day Four: Saturday
SHABBAT IN BUENOS AIRES

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit San Telmo, the best kept historical neighborhood and oldest district of Buenos Aires. Stroll around Plaza Dorrego.
  • Visit La Boca, a most colorful area with its famous Caminito Street.
  • Lunch on your own, en route.
  • Visit Palermo with its beautiful parks, the City Zoo, Botanical Garden, Argentine Horse Track and National Polo fields.
  • Enjoy a special visit to MALBA, the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires, which houses the works of many well-known Latin American artists.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner on your own and evening at leisure, with the opportunity to see a Tango show on your own.

Overnight: Buenos Aires

Day Five: Sunday
IGUAZU - THE BIG WATER

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Early check out of the hotel, and depart for the airport.
  • Fly to Iguazu.
  • Arrive in Iguazu, home of one of the world's widest waterfalls.
  • Lunch on your own, en route.
  • Arrive at the visitors' center and the Iguazu National Park entrance. Board a gas-propelled train at the Main Station to the upper falls circuit and the Argentinian side of the Devil's Throat (Garganta del Diablo).
  • Walk along the Iguazú River Canyon, via the lower circuit and the upper circuit to gain a better appreciation of the flora and fauna of the sub-tropical jungle, and the many falls surrounding.
  • Check into the hotel. 
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Iguazu

Day Six: Monday
IGUAZU IN BRAZIL

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Cross the border and depart for the Brazilian Falls, walk along the pathways and catwalks that lead you to the most ferocious part of falls, aptly named the Devil's Throat.
  • Lunch on own.
  • See the Itaipu Dam, the largest power plant in the region, built with impressive civil engineering by Brazilians and Paraguayans across the Parana.
  • Visit the renowned Bird Park containing more than 500 different species of birds, both local and from different continents.
  • Cross the border back to Argentina and return to your hotel.
  • Dinner on your own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Iguazu

Day Seven: Tuesday
IGUAZU - RIO DE JANEIRO

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Transfer to the airport and check in for the flight to Rio de Janeiro.
  • Arrive in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Welcome by our representative and assistance with arrival formalities.
  • Panoramic tour of the city to get a glimpse of what Rio de Janeiro is about - from the trendy Ipanema neighborhood to the traditional Copacabana and the historical buildings dating from the colonial times.
  • Transfer to the hotel for check-in.
  • Evening at leisure with an opportunity to explore the city and its restaurants on your own.

Overnight: Rio de Janeiro

Day Eight: Wednesday
RIO DE JANEIRO

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Board a cog-train for the ride through Tijuca Forest up Corcovado Mountain where the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer stands. After appreciating the breathtaking view unfolding below, descend by train.
  • Tour the downtown area, passing by the financial and business center and by other attractions such as the Candelaria Church, Saint Sebastian Cathedral, Lapa Arches, Municipal Theatre, National Library, Fine Arts Museum, and by the Sambadrome, site of Rio's famous Carnival parade.
  • Lunch on your own, en route.
  • Drive along Rio's world-famous beaches as far as Urca District to board a cable car for a two-staged ascent up Sugar Loaf Mountain for a breathtaking view of Corcovado, Guanabara Bay, Niteroi, the downtown area and the beaches.
  • Da'at Encounter Jewish Brazil - Personalities & Communities: Dialogue with a representative of the Brazilian Jewish Community.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Rio de Janeiro

Day Nine: Thursday
FREE DAY IN RIO DE JANEIRO & FAREWELL

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure to explore the city.
  • Late check-out from the hotel.
  • Festive farewell dinner and group reflection at a restaurant.
  • Transfer on your own to the Rio de Janeiro International International Airport. (Transfers can be arranged at additional cost.)
  • Departure flight to the U.S.A., arriving the next day.

Overnight: Flight

Day Ten: Friday
RETURN TO THE USA

  • Arrive in the U.S.A.


 

Need to Know

  • Tour prices are per person in U.S. dollars base don minimum 15 full paying participants.
  • All hotel accommodations, motor coach transportation, special dinners, sightseeing, admissions, luggage handling and the services of local guides, drivers, and the Expedition Educator are included.
  • Hotel Accommodations: The tour price includes all hotel accommodations, in hotel rooms with private baths. Our standard is to provide the best available hotels while considering value. Although the level of the accommodations may differ slightly from hotel to hotel, we are committed to your comfort. Two-bed rooms are reserved in most hotels. Triples are two-bed rooms with a rollaway cot where available and are not recommended when considering the comfort of those in the room. King-size beds are not available in most hotels; what is considered king-size usually consists of two single beds pushed together and made up separately, but with one headboard. Some two-bed rooms may have two twin - not full- or queen-size - beds.
  • Meals are included as specified in the itinerary.
  • Expedition Educator: All trips are conducted by our Expedition Educators or local guides who remain with the group throughout the tour.
  • Gratuities Included: All gratuities for restaurant and hotel staff.
  • Luggage Responsibility: All tour packages allow one piece of luggage per person and one carry-on bag. Excess luggage will be subject to charge of up to $100 per piece. The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operator shall not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of luggage/personal items. All damage/loss must be reported at time of incident and documented in writing by local authorities for submission to your insurance company.


Not Included

  • Airfare to the tour departure point and from the tour ending point is not included. Airfare may be purchased from us for travel originating in the United States. Please see Flights tab in the right-side toolbar.
  • Personal Expenses: All personal expenses such as: laundry, valet service, cables, telephone calls and postage are not included.
  • Tips to the guide and driver (recommended guidelines vary based on number of participants)
  • For a group of 15 passengers and more:
    • $8 per participant per day for the tour conductor, $5 per participant per day for the guide & $3 per participant per day for the driver



 

Additional Information


  • Airline Security Measures: In the U.S., you must provide identification in the form of a passport at the time of airport check-in for travel to international destinations. Your passport name must match the name on your tour reservation and airline ticket or you may be denied boarding.
  • If you are traveling from an airport outside the jurisdiction of the U.S, you will need to determine what travel documentation and identification is required for that particular airport.
  • Due to heightened security regulations, certain items such as a metal nail file, pocketknife, cigarette lighter or tweezers, and some liquid, gel, or aerosol items may not be permitted in your carry-on luggage. Please call your airline prior to departure to obtain current information on non-permissible carry-on items and recommended airport check-in times. You may also wish to visit the Transportation Security Administration website at www.tsa.gov to obtain more information on acceptable identity documentation and prohibited luggage items.
  • Holidays and Museum Closures - Museum visits and personal shopping time may be disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances or the many religious, state and local holidays locally observed in the destinations being visited.
  • Photography During Tours: We will occasionally use photographs taken by fellow guests or your trip director for promotional purposes. If you prefer that your photo not be used in any marketing activities, please notify us at the start of your tour.
  
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Important to Know
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