South America tour

South America tour

Jewish South America tour

Be thrilled by South America’s amazing cosmopolitan flair in world class cities like Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile. Feel the lively origins of dances like the samba and tango, expressing the soul of these passionate Latin countries. Enjoy wondrous natural sights like Iguacu’s massive waterfalls and the splendors of the majestic Argentinean-Chilean mountain range. Whether or not this is your first trip to South America, you will find every day of this tour muy bueno!

Tour Information
Jewish tours to South America.
Rio de Janeiro – Iguacu – Buenos Aires – Bariloche – Puerto Montt – Santiago de Chile.
Rio de Janeiro, 3 nights.
Iguacu, 1 nights.
Buenos Aires, 3 nights.
Bariloche, 1 night.
Puerto Montt, 1 night.
Santiago de Chile, 3 nights.
Pre/Post Tours:
We can accommodate pre or post tour arrangements in conjunction with this departure.
Passport and Visa:
A visa is required for this tour. Always make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after the tour ends.


Day 01 Sunday Departure from U.S.A

Depart on your flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Day 02 Monday Arrival in Rio de Janeiro

The South America tour starts with a welcome to Brazil, the largest and most exuberant country in South America! Begin your tour with an overview of its swinging capital, legendary Rio de Janeiro. You will feel the heady combination of tropical lushness, vibrant emotion and sophisticated urbanity that co-exist magically in this part of the world. First, climb the Corcovado Mountain by rail, soaring through Tijuca Rain Forest to the peak. Here, carved in soapstone in the finest Art Nouveau style, stands the gigantic, world-famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, arms outstretched as if blessing the city. The view from here is breathtaking. Next, visit the beautifully situated Metropolitan Cathedral, ascending by a series of cable car rides. On the first hill, Urca, walk around the flowered walkways, enjoying the dazzling vistas. The second hill is none other than the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain, from which you can admire the unique beauty of Guanabara Bay, Niterói, Santa Cruz Fortress (a landmark of Rio’s history), and, of course, the fabled Beach of Copacabana. Welcome Dinner at the Hotel.

Day 03 Tuesday Rio de Janeiro

Full Breakfast. This morning, enjoy the impressive Botanical Gardens, with their soaring, slender Royal Palms. Later, visit the magnificently restored Grand Synagogue and the Jewish Center for Lunch, along with an insider’s view of the oldest legally constituted Jewish community in the New World. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. Remainder of the day is at leisure, with time to relax by the pool or enjoy famous and lively Copacabana beach – in front of your hotel.

Day 04 Wednesday Rio de Janeiro – Petropolis – Rio de Janerio

Breakfast. Departure for an excursion to fascinating Petropolis City, only a short drive from Rio. Visit the Imperial Museum, Summer Residence of the Royal Family during the 19th century. This Museum boasts a fabulous collection of art objects and jewels, including the Imperial Crown. After Lunch, tour the Crystal Palace, as well as the Sao Pedro de Alcantara Neolithic Cathedral. Return to Rio in the afternoon. In the evening, enjoy a fantastic show: “Rio by Night” (lilting samba, rousing African rhythms, costumes which outdo Las Vegas), as well as a Barbecue Dinner, featuring some of South America’s legendary grilled steaks. Hotel.

Day 05 Thursday Rio de Janeiro – Iguacu

After Breakfast, transfer to the airport for our flight to Iguacu. Upon arrival, you will be entranced by the magnificent Iguacu Falls, linking the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. These spectacular, thundering falls are surely one of the world’s most unforgettable attractions. Your visit will begin with Iguacu National Park, where you will walk to the Falls along an easy path, enjoying gorgeous, panoramic views. Next, reach the upper part of the Falls via a Panoramic Elevator; from there, enjoy a thrilling lookout point for the upper Iguacu River. Savoring your encounter with one of the natural wonders of the world, return to the hotel to relax in your “room with a view” of these magnificent Falls. Dinner .Hotel.

Day 06 Friday Iguacu – Buenos Aires

Full Breakfast. No visit to the Iguacu Falls is complete until one has appreciated them from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides, which are surprisingly different. Today, your tour will take you to a new country and a new perspective. Ride a train to the best observation footbridges on this side of the Falls, and then continue by foot. You will encounter Devil’s Throat, combining fourteen separate falls into a rainbow-spanned cloud of spray. This natural beauty creates one of life’s peak moments for all who experience it. After completing this spectacular tour, transfer to the airport for the flight to Buenos Aires – the most sophisticated and European capital in all of South America. Upon arrival, visit the Libertado Synagogue and Museum, a significant part of Argentina’s large Jewish community. Dinner.Hotel.

Day 07 Saturday Buenos Aires

After Breakfast, begin the tour of Buenos Aires with Lavalle Square, where you will see the Colon Theater, Cervantes National Theater, and the Legislative Palace. Crossing the famous Avenida 9 de Julio, you will see the Obelisco, the most famous landmark in Buenos Aires. Reaching Plaza de Mayo, the political, social, and historic core of Argentina, you will find the Casa Rosada, (The Pink House), palace of the President, as well as the Cathedral, Cabildo (Town Hall) and May Pyramid. Continue along Avenida de Mayo, rich in architectural styles. At Plaza de los Dos Congresos, see the Monument to the Abolition of Slavery (roughly 50 years before the U.S). Next, visit the northern part of the city, with Palermo, a neighborhood of mansions, the Tres de Febrero Park, and a vast number of squares and grand avenues. This area is dominated by a Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Racetrack and the monument to the Carta Magna. Finally, see La Recoleta, one of Buenos Aires’s most elegant neighborhoods. Hotel.

Day 08 Sunday Buenos Aires – Delta de Paran – Buenos Aires

Breakfast. Continue the tour of Buenos Aires, traveling along Figueroa Alcorta Avenue and Del Libertador Avenue. From there, you will go to the train station to board the Coastal Train, “Tren de la Costa.” Passing the scenic, riverside towns of Martinez, La Lucila, Acassusso and San Isidro, reach Tigre, boarding a boat to cruise along the rivers and streams that make up the “Delta del Parana.” Inland from Tigre are canals and rivulets, holiday homes, stylish clubs (the Italian Club boasts grand Venetian style) and a fruit-growing center. After returning to the hotel, dress for a real treat: a Dinner-Tango Show. Enjoy Argentina’s legendary beef, as well as its food for the soul, the tango, featuring leading singers and performances by world-renowned dance couples. Hotel.

Day 09 Monday Buenos Aires – Bariloche

This morning after Breakfast, transfer to the airport and journey to Bariloche – the famous Mountain Resort of this region, gracefully situated between the Andes Mountains and the Plains of Patagonia. This lush area features forests, spectacular glaciers, and mountains surrounding gorgeous lakes. Upon arrival, visit the small Jewish Community and enjoy Lunch. Then, continue to via a Chair Lift at Campanario Hill to the top of one of the mountains, where you will be able to admire one of the most beautiful and fascinating views in this area. Continuing the journey, cross Angostura Bridge over the Angostura stream, which joins the Moreno and the Nahuel Huapi Lakes. Later in the afternoon, check-in at the luxurious hotel in downtown Bariloche. Dinner. Hotel.

Day 10 Tuesday Bariloche – Puerta Montt

After Breakfast, depart for Puerto Pañuelo. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely sail aboard the El Condor Catamaran, along the Brazo Blest. Then, sail Lake Frias, reaching the first view of Mount Cerro Tronador. Arrive at Puerto Frias, the beginning of your goodbye to Argentina. Cross the border at Vicente Pérez Rosales, passing through the exuberant vegetation of the Cordillera de los Andes Mountain Range. Welcome to Chile! Your journey continues aboard the Lagos Andinos Catamaran, cutting through the impressive waters of Lago de Todos los Santos, taking in the view of Mount Cerro Puntiagudo and the imposing Osorno Volcano. Arrival in the city of Puerto Montt. Transfer to your hotel. Dinner. Hotel.

Day 11 Wednesday Puerto Montt – Santiago de Chile

Full Breakfast. Wake up with the sound of the Pacific and enjoy the vistas of the great ocean. Later, say goodbye to the Mountains and lakes as you are transferred to the Puerto Montt airport, where you board the flight to Chile’s historic Capital, Santiago de Chile. Upon arrival, transfer to your luxurious hotel in the city’s most prominent area. Dinner tonight is at a local restaurant. Hotel.

Day 12 Thursday Santiago de Chile

Full Breakfast. Your tour of this charming, breezy city begins at the San Francisco Church. Next, visit the “Club Hipico” horse racing course, considered one of the most beautiful courses in South America (a continent with a deep reverence for riding). Then, pass the Palacio de la Moneda, current seat of government, Plaza de Armas, and City Hall. Visit the Main Synagogue, Circuilo Israelita, and the Instituto Hebreo. Lunch at the Jewish Community Center. Later, continue to Santa Lucia Hill, cross the Mapocho river and pass through different residential districts. Tonight, a beautiful and authentic Chilean show, with Dinner. Hotel.

Day 13 Friday Santiago de Chile

Full Breakfast. This morning is going to be a real treat for the senses! Travel through Cajon de Maipo to admire the beautiful mountain scenery, and stop at “Concha y Toro,” one of the first, and surely one of the most famous, wineries in Chile (founded by the Marches de Casa Concha in 1883). Today, the vineyard manufactures the noblest Chilean wines, using grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and others. Return to the hotel for the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Hotel.

Day 14 Saturday Chile – USA

Breakfast. Enjoy a day at leisure, until it is time to transfer to Santiago de Chile’s airport for the flights home to the USA during the day or in the evening. Minds rich with memories of “the other America,” from waterfalls to samba, from Andes to tango, say “adios” as you return homeward.

Day 15 Sunday USA

Arrival in the USA.

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