South America Cruise 24 Days

A glamorous South American cruise including: Peru, Chile, Falkland Islands, Argentina

South America is a continent that combines the unusual and the mysterious, the vibrant and the colorful, and – of course – the natural. It’s a fascinating mixture of cultures, beauty and nostalgia. Our captivating journey goes from seductive Rio de Janeiro and the spectacular Iguazu Falls, through the jungles of Brazil and Argentina.

We’ll definitely not give up on mesmerizing Buenos Aires, and also enjoy the amazing architecture of Old Montevideo. Combine all this with a delightful luxury cruise to one of the world’s most beautiful destinations on the continent of South America, including Cape Horn with its multiple islands and the world’s most stunning fjords. This memorable trip is for travelers with an appetite for adventure, wonderful landscapes, natural phenomena and a desire for new discovery – and to top it all – a leisurely cruise.

About the luxurious Holland America Cruise Ship MS Zaandam:
9 guest decks
Restaurants and lounges with panoramic views.
Elegant Boutique
A new bar complex at the Atrium
An newly renovated theater with performances every evening
All staterooms feature Holland Holland’s unique charm
Spacious and elegant staterooms with window (some with a private balcony at an additional cost)
Mariner’s Dream luxury beds with quality linens
Luxuriously soft terrycloth towels
TV with DVD
Expansive storage space
Fresh fruit at no extra charge
Free Drinks – order as you wish: fruit juices and other drinks
Free shoe shine service.
Top quality, tasteful Kosher meals
In addition: a magnificent hall for performances, music and singers, casino, bars, luxury restaurants, a spa, gym, swimming pool and Jacuzzi, and of course an active entertainment team every day.

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ITINERARY

We will visit the Awana Kancha Farm and enjoy the special Indian market at Pisac. The panoramic views of the  Andes Mountains that straddle the valley are simply unforgettable.

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The museum also has a collection of textiles and weapons from around the world. We’ll continue to the terrifying Museum of the Inquisition. In the late afternoon we’ll return to the hotel to prepare for Shabbat.

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Afterwards we’ll visit the world famous Petrohue falls. The waterfall is supported by basalt rock lava stemming from the Osorno Volcano that is located between Todos los Santos and Llanquihue Lake and provides an ideal background for a photo shoot.

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Later in the day, we will anchor in Punta Arenas, the capital of Chilean Patagonia and the southernmost city of Chile, located on the shores of the Strait of Magellan, at almost equal distances from the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. We’ll explore the city center and look for Magellan’s statue in the main square. We will visit the Salisiano Museum, which exhibits a variety of themes: art, history, ethnology, flora and fauna, local missionary history and more. At the end of the tour, we will return to the ship and sail the Beagle Canal, the passage at Tierra del Fuego  (“the land of fire” ) archipelago at the southern end of South America that separates the great island from the islands of Picton, Navarino, Gordon, O’Brien, Londonderry, and Stuart. In the eastern part of the island, the border serves as a natural border between Argentina to the north and Chile to the south, and to the west it is entirely under the sovereignty of Chile.

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It is also home to a large variety of birds. Ensenada Bay offers great views of Redonda Island, with stunning Chilean islands of Navarino and Hoste as a backdrop. We’ll will travel along a narrow and picturesque route that teems with wildlife, stopping to visit Roca Lake and take a short walk along the coast to learn about the local flora. Finally, we’ll arrive at Lapataia Bay—the southernmost place in the world that can be reached by road. This is indeed the proverbial “end of the road.”

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To the British, this is corner of the world is called the Falkland Islands. Argentina continues to believe that the Islands are theirs and they call them the Malvinas Islands. The islands lie between South America and Antarctica. We will visit Stanley, the southernmost city on the planet, the capital of the Falkland Islands.

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On the way we’ll pass by dozens of synagogues. We will also hold a memorial service by the remnants of the Israeli embassy, ​​where many of the diplomatic staff were injured in a terrorist bombing.

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PRICES & DATES

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* Price per person in USD double or twin room

** Supplement Price for single room

NEED TO KNOW

Price Includes:

Air-conditioned bus for all tours and transfers according to plan
Tours, visits and site entrances according to the plan
First class hotels or the best available
Half board kosher throughout the trip and supplies to prepare sandwiches for lunch.
An experienced, professional tour guide from Shai Bar-Ilan
Tips for local service providers abroad
Logistics and Kashrut Supervisor

Price Excludes:

International flights
Travel, health and cargo insurance
Tips for shipboard service providers only $ 155 (paid directly on board)
Any personal expenses
Evening entertainment not included in the detailed plan
Tip for the Israeli tour guide – $5 per person per day

Important to Know:

There may be changes to the order of places visited. We will make every effort to visit every place mentioned in the itinerary.
The tour organizers have no control over airline services such as seating, special meal requests, changes in departure times or delays. These remain the sole responsibility of the airline company.

Kashrut on Tours

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.

The meals:

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.

Hotels:

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.

Deposit, Cancellation Fees & Policy:

A $500 USD Deposit per person must be received at the time of booking in order to confirm your reservation. Payment in full is due 60 days before departure. A minimum number of participants are required to operate tour dates. If a minimum number has not been reached prior to tour departure and the tour is cancelled you will receive a FULL refund.

Terms of cancellation
Cancellation for any reason from the moment of registration and up to 90 working days (inclusive) * prior to departure of the trip – the passenger will be charged $ 97 registration fee only
Cancellation for any reason from 89 work days to 30 working days (inclusive) * prior to departure of the trip – the passenger will be charged $ 1500 + $ 47
Cancellation for any reason from 29 working days to 11 working days (inclusive) * prior to departure of the trip – the traveler will be charged $ 2500 + $ 47
Cancellation for any reason from 10 working days * prior to departure of the trip – the traveler will be charged the full price of the trip including all the accompanying costs.

Remarks
Fridays and Saturdays, holidays and holidays in Israel, Sundays and holidays abroad are not counted as a working day.
If any air tickets have been issued or additional services have been purchased,(eg: visas etc.), their prices will be added to the cancellation fees specified above.
Adding a logistics and kashrut person is dependent upon more than 20 participants.
In case of change, cancellation or malfunction related to flights, cruise or transportation, the responsibility for these rests with the service provider
The performance of the trip is subject to the conditions and responsibilities as they appear on the website
Passports must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of return from the trip

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