This tour combines some of the most beautiful cities and destinations in the world. In Brazil, from Rio de Janeiro (The Marvelous City) to the natural wonder of the mighty Iguacu Falls. In Argentina, from Buenos Aires, Paris of South America, and on to Calafate, the town at the end of the world from where we’ll sail to the “Exploding Glacier” of Perito Moreno and on to Patagonia at the Southern tip of Argentina.READ MORE
We’ll start in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. Brazil is the largest country in South America in both populations and in landmass. It’s a breathtaking combination of cultures that have melded and mixed into one another within this vast expanse of spectacular natural riches. We’ll continue to Argentina via the Iguacu Falls on its shared borders with Brazil and Paraguay. The falls are rightly considered the most awe-inspiring in the world. Argentina, the second-largest country in South America, lies alongside the Atlantic Ocean in the East and the lofty Andes mountains range in the West, which separates it from Chile.
We’ll visit the capital, Buenos Aires, with its beautiful European architecture. We’ll spend a few days in Bariloche, nicknamed the “Switzerland of South America.” And we’ll end our tour in El Calafate located on the edge of a glacier park, from where we’ll sail to view the natural wonder of Perito Moreno – the “Exploding Glacier.”
Dinners in Rio at the Orthodox Jewish community; in Buenos Aires at a glatt kosher restaurant and with the Jewish community over Shabbat; in Bariloche at Chabad and in El Calafate, supervised kosher fish meals.Close this
Arrival to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s best-known city, considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world due to its topography, its beaches, coves and luxurious neighborhoods, as well as the imposing mountains that lie within the city (including the famous Sugarloaf). Transfer to the hotel where we’ll meet our guide.
Today we’ll start our tour of the city with an exploration of its famous beaches, including the famous Copacabana – renowned throughout the world. We’ll continue to visit the old city, after which we’ll see the Samba Stadium (Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí), which every year hosts the largest carnival in the world. We’ll also view the Maracana Stadium, the world’s best-known soccer stadium with its 128,000 seats (!).
Today, we’ll enjoy a jeep tour to the unusual reserve on Mount Corcovado for a spectacular panoramic view of the city. The sight from up there is remarkable in its beauty and explains why Rio is such a special city. We’ll continue to the Tijuca Rain Forest, the worlds largest urban rain forest which is located in the heart of the city.READ MORE
The forest is home to thousands of plant species and animals which exist only in Atlantic rain forests. The forest is full of delightful niches with flowing waterfalls. We’ll end the day with a tour of the Favelas of Rio, the shanty towns that almost surround the city (dependent upon receiving permits from the city authorities).Close this
After breakfast, we’ll head to the airport for our flight to Iguacu Falls Nature Reserve, one of the largest in the world. The falls are located on the border between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. Upon landing, we’ll make our way directly to the Brazilian side of the falls.READ MORE
We’ll be presented with the most amazing panorama of multiple waterfalls gushing over cataracts as far as the eye can see. In the evening we’ll recommend going out to a folklore show.Close this
Today we’ll cross the border to visit the Argentinian side of the falls. The visit to this site enables us to get very close to the cascading falls. Once we’ve seen both sides, we’ll take a vote as to which side is better. After our visit, we’ll transfer to the airport for our flight to Buenos Aires.
Today we will visit this city of more than 10 million residents. We’ll admire the wide boulevards decorated with trees and flowers, the magnificent squares with the presidential palace, the congress palace, the impressive synagogue, the opera building, the Law Courts, the football stadium, and of course the Jewish quarter where many families live, along with Jewish schools and dozens of synagogues.READ MORE
We will hold a Yizkor ceremony at the site of the bombed Israeli Embassy, from where we’ll continue to the district of Palermo, with its beautiful homes. We will visit the picturesque “La Boca” neighborhood of Italian immigrants and the magnificent “Riccoleto” cemetery. Finally, we’ll enjoy some time at the famous “Florida” pedestrian mall – and the giant “Pacifico Gallery”. We’ll return to the hotel to prepare for Shabbat.Close this
After Shabbat services, kiddush and lunch, we’ll take a walking tour in the area around our hotel. After Shabbat, we recommend the world-famous Argentine “Tango Show”.
This morning we fly to Bariloche or its official name San Carlos de Bariloche, the “Chocolate City” with its magical Andean landscapes. Bariloche is a mountain resort located in the Nahuel Huapi National Nature Reserve, with its amazing views, snow-capped mountains, lakes and chocolate centers, make this place attractive to over a million tourists a year.READ MORE
It is the leading ski resort in Argentina and is considered the informal capital of the Argentine Lakes region. The city and its surroundings are filled with countless stunning lakes surrounded by snowy peaks and lush forests. Upon landing, we will embark on what is known as the short circuit, Circuito Chico. We will take a cable car to Campanario, located 2500 meters above sea level and take in the panoramic view. We will hike in the Llao Llao (pronounced Yao Yao) Forest, located on the edge of the great Nahuel Huapi Lake.Close this
Today we will fly to the Pampas in Patagonia. We’ll land in the town of Calafate, located on the banks of Lake Argentina, bordered by the “land of fire”. It is considered to be the “cultural end of the world” in the southern hemisphere. After landing, we will tour the area of Lake Argentina, to visit the “exploding glacier” “Perito Moreno” which rises 70 m above the lake. It’s 5 km wide!READ MORE
Often, huge blocks of ice break off the glacier and fall into the lake. We’ll stroll through the various scenic views and learn about this world wonder that attracts visitors from all over the world. Every now and again, as the ice breaks off the glacier, it causes a massive thunderous explosion, lending the name “exploding glacier” to Perito Moreno.Close this
Our tour comes to an end after breakfast. We’ll gather our belongings and transfer to the airport for our flights to our home gateways.
Good tourist-class and/or first-class hotel accommodation
Half board: Kosher breakfast + ingredients for sandwiches for lunch and a kosher hot dinner.
A comfortable air-conditioned tourist bus
Tours according to the itinerary
English-speaking local guide
Tips for service providers abroad
Entrance fees for the various sites appearing on the tour plan
English speaking guide from the Shai Bar Ilan team
International return flights
Tip for the Israeli tour guide (accepted $ 5 per person per day trip)
Shows not included in the program
Expenses of a personal nature
Travel, health and luggage insurance
Anything not specified in the “Price includes”
There may be changes in the itinerary due to changes in internal flight times and other objective reasons.
In the event of a change, cancellation or malfunction related to flights, sailing or other method of transportation, the airline or transporting company alone shall be responsible.
Only strictly kosher food is provided to our travelers on all our tours. On some of our tours we are able to provide glatt meals. Kashrut is of utmost importance to us and we take special measures to ensure that everything served is kosher.
Breakfast is prepared using our utensils. We use local fresh fruits and vegetables, and we use milk products when they are permitted. We use kosher cereals, and bread. We usually serve hard boiled eggs and sometimes scrambled eggs or omelets. At breakfast, we prepare our lunches so that people have their choice as to what they eat for lunch. We bring food from Israel to supplement what is served in the hotel such as cheeses, peanut butter, tuna, etc.
For dinners, we serve either fish or meat (usually chicken) as our main course. In areas where meat is not available nor readily acquired, we will have fish. When possible, we acquire the meat locally from Chabad or other reliable kosher source, and in some cases we fly the meat in from Israel. We try to provide as many meat meals as possible. The main course at dinner is preceded by soup and salad and accompanied by freshly prepared vegetables. Dessert typically consists of fresh fruits.
We do not guarantee Pat Israel and Chalav Israel for all destinations.
In many destinations we have our own dishes and silverware. Where we don’t, we provide disposables at the meals. When we cook in hotel kitchens, we use our own knives, cutting boards, pots and pans, cooking implements and disposable metal trays. All food preparation is done on covered surfaces under the strict supervision of our trained staff/guides who function as our mashgichim.
We make great efforts to assure that our travelers will experience local foods first-hand, while maintaining stringent observance of Kashrut laws on all occasions.
On most of our tours, you will be accompanied by two of our staff members- one a guide for the tour who is knowledgeable about the places you are visiting and will accompany you throughout the day and the second, a person who will deal with the logistics of the tour and provide kashrut supervision in the kitchen.
It is our aim to provide the finest hotel possible in each area we visit. We require our hotels to allow us to work in the kitchen and to supervise the cooking and there are many hotels that are not willing to cooperate. They simply have no desire for us to be “meddling” in their cooking process nor are they happy about our bringing our equipment into their kitchens. We work very hard to find the best hotel in the area that will meet our requirements. Because we are not ready to compromise on kashrut, we may not always be able to use a five star hotel.
Fridays and Saturdays, holidays and holidays in Israel, Sundays and holidays abroad are not counted as a working day.
If any flight tickets were issued or additional services such as visas were purchased, etc., their prices will be added to the above cancellation fees.
Please be aware that changes may be made to the final itinerary after domestic flights are finalized and changes made by travel agents abroad are received. Tour itineraries undergo changes according to the above, as well as due to climatic changes or hazards which require necessary changes. As travel agents, we do not have control over the changes that are required many months after the tour was originally planned. In the event that you find it necessary to cancel registration for the tour due to these changes in the itinerary, you will be refunded all your money.
The trip is subject to the conditions and responsibilities as they appear on our website
Passports must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the return date from the tour
Terms of cancellation
From the time of registration, US $ 47 per passenger for cancellation fees which will be charged in any case.
From 21-60 working days before embarking on the trip: 30% of the price of the trip to the traveler (on trips to South America cancellation fees apply from 60 working days before the departure of the trip from Israel).
From 7-20 working days before embarking on a trip: 50% of the price of the trip to the passenger.
Less than 7 working days before departure: 100% cancellation fee including all associated costs such as visa.
Cancellation fees for domestic flights: Any flight booked will be subject to full cancellation fees on the passenger.