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Congregation OrTzion's Jewish Journey to Buenos Aires Argentina and Iguaçu Falls Led by Rabbi Micah Caplan March 10-19, 2019 | Israel Tour
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Israel Tour / Congregation OrTzion’s Jewish Journey to Buenos Aires Argentina and Iguaçu Falls Led by Rabbi Micah Caplan March 10-19, 2019

Congregation OrTzion’s Jewish Journey to Buenos Aires Argentina and Iguaçu Falls Led by Rabbi Micah Caplan March 10-19, 2019

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Arriving in Buenos Aires you will be struck with the natural beauty and the hum of an exciting city on the move! We will explore the culture of the gauchos to the dancers of the world famous tango. Experiencing the taste, smells and sounds of Buenos Aires, we will also spend a special Shabbat with the local community.

Congregation OrTzion’s Jewish Journey to Buenos Aires Argentina and Iguaçu Falls

Led by Rabbi Micah Caplan

March 10-19, 2019

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Sunday- March 10, 2019

Depart Phoenix - Overnight flight to Argentina
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Monday - March 11th, 2019 –

Welcome to the Argentine capital! You’ll be picked up from the airport and provided with private transport to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will visit the Northern area of Buenos Aires: Palermo and Recoleta, with their interesting places as: the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Centro Cultural Recoleta and the Public Law University of Buenos Aires, the Basílica Nuestra Señora de Pilar, the Palais de Glace and the Recoleta Cemetery, where Eva Perón ́s crypt can be visited. Lunch is included in a local restaurant in the area visited. Afterwards, the tour ends at the Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookstore: this building originally housed a theatre where popular shows were held, then was converted to a movie theater in the late 20’s. Transfer back to the hotel to take some rest! At night, your dinner will be arranged at a walking distance restaurant. Overnight Buenos Aires Palo Santo Hotel
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Tuesday - March 12th, 2019

Day at the Ranch -Argentina, and the province of Buenos Aires in particular, has a strong tradition surrounding the farming of cattle and leather production. Today, you’ll have the chance to witness the ‘gaucho’ culture at a local ranch. You’ll be picked up early in the morning and transported to the ranch, which is located about an hour away in Pampa. You’ll enjoy a traditional barbecue (‘asado’) consisting of beef and lamb, as well as Argentine favorites like empanadas, ‘dulce de leche’ and ‘mate’, which you will also learn to make. Some other activities available in the ranch are biking, swimming, soccer, volleyball or polo classes (with additional charge). Overnight Buenos Aires Palo Santo Hotel
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Wednesday - March 13th, 2019

Visit the most emblematic places of the Jewish life in Buenos Aires, such as the headquarters of the AMIA the Jewish Federation of Argentina, one of the biggest Jewish NGO’s victim of a terrorist attack in 1994. We will be received by representatives of this organization. We will continue visiting the quintessential Jewish quarter of “Once” with its shops, synagogues, and commercial life of the Jewish Community in Buenos Aires with stops at local bakeries for a snack and discovering every little corner of this neighborhood. After having lunch at the Jewish Quarter, we will continue the tour visiting Libertad Synagogue, the oldest in the city which holds the Jewish Museum that reflects the origins of the arrivals of the Jewish community in Argentina. By visiting the institution and historical buildings, getting to know their social programs and visiting the places where the Jews live nowadays, you can get to know the essence of a vibrant and dynamic community. In the evening, you’ll be picked up at the hotel and taken to the cobblestone streets of San Telmo, the birthplace of tango and the oldest barrio in Buenos Aires. Located in the heart of the neighborhood, the famous La Ventana Barrio de Tango is a historical icon, providing a riveting experience of the culture of Buenos Aires through the ages. As you stroll through the theater’s preserved architectural interior, travel back in time to the tango grandeur of the early 1900s. You’ll enjoy excellent local grilled dishes and the finest Argentine wines, while taking in the atmosphere created by world class tango and accompanying orchestras and folk music. Skilled dancers will grace the stage, showcasing the sensuality that typifies the art of Tango. The performance also reflects Argentina’s gaucho culture and closes with a tribute to Eva Perón. Overnight Buenos Aires Palo Santo Hotel
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Thursday- March 14th, 2019

After enjoying a delightful breakfast at the hotel, you ‘ll discover the Southern part of Buenos Aires. We invite you to see the best of Buenos Aires, from the eyes of the people! Our local guides are specifically trained to help you do just that. Discover the historical parts of the city and its most emblematic buildings. Starting in an art gallery in a historic Conventillo in la Boca, and moving on the La Bombonera, the famous football stadium. Then, you will be ready for lunch in a taste of the Argentinean cuisine in a typical height ceiling building on the well known Avenida de Mayo. After lunch, be ready for a guided tour through the Teatro Colon, considered one of the five best opera houses in the world. The tour ends with a hot chocolate at the remarkable Café Tortoni, the oldest and best preserved café of the city. Transfer back to your accommodation in the city. In the evening, we will gather for a wine and cheese tasting at a nice cellar of Buenos Aires, where the different grapes and cheeses that Argentina produces will be sampled in a pleasant evening. Check out one of several ice cream parlors near the hotel! Overnight Buenos Aires Palo Santo Hotel
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Friday- March 15th, 2019

Shabbat with local community - Breakfast at the hotel with a speaker. Then, morning at leisure to explore Buenos Aires on your very own. Your guide/coordinator will be available for an optional visit around Palermo neighborhood. In the evening, attendance to Shabbat service at Amijai Synagogue and dinner with local community. Transportation included for getting to and from synagogue although there are some options at less than 20 min walk distance from the hotel.
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Shabbat- March 16th, 2019

Hebraica Jewish Community Center - After breakfast, morning at leisure in the hotel or wander around Buenos Aires on your own. At noon, you’ll visit the north of the city to take part at a typical day at Hebraica JCC, one of the most important community centers in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Every weekend, Argentine Jewish families escape the city to take part at Jewish, recreational and sport activities in close contact with nature at Hebraica. The group will be received by its local lay leaders and will experience a day at one of the most vibrant JCC’s in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, enjoying a traditional asado and interacting with locals in different activities! Hebraica also has one of the biggest Madrichim School, and non formal educational leadership, which all take part during the weekends. Afterwards, transfer back to your accommodation and get ready for dinner on your own in Buenos Aires! Overnight Buenos Aires Palo Santo Hotel
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Sunday- March 17th, 2019

Heading Iguazú + Visit to the falls - After breakfast at the hotel, it’s time to say goodbye to Buenos Aires and head to the national airport to take your flight to Iguazú. Have a safe flight! Arrival and transfer to your accommodation - specially picked for you. Then, take a visit to the Argentinean side of the falls, a private transfer with a local guide will pick you up to visit the Iguazú National Park from the Argentinean side (entrance fee included). It’s here where you’ll discover the immensity of these waterfalls as you walk across secure catwalks and paths that lie next to, below and over the top of the falls. Expect to get wet as you’ll likely get much closer than you ever thought possible! Take insect repellent, sneakers, comfortable clothes and a pair of extra clothes. During the day your meals are provided. You’ll have a buffet lunch at the park and dinner in a local restaurant. Head back to hotel to relax after a long day. Overnight La Aldea de la Selva Lodge
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Monday- March 18th, 2019

Argentinean side of the falls and OUT - Breakfast at your hotel and you will continue your visit to the falls. Explore the whole paths in this 2-day tour to the heart of the falls! Transfer back to the hotel and lunch, before taking your transfer to the local airport to take your flight back to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel in Buenos Aires and dinner in a local restaurant of your choice!. Overnight Buenos Aires Palo Santo Hotel
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Tuesday March 19th, 2019

Breakfast at the hotel and last day at leisure to explore the city on your own. In the afternoon, a Farewell early dinner at a local restaurant or high tea at an iconic place of BA will be served before your transfer to the airport. Transfer to the airport to take your flight back home!

Land only: $3095. per person in a double room: Discount for check payment
Land and *air package: $5595. Discount for check payment
Single Room supplement $850. Discount for check payment
Land only: $3219. per person in a double room: full payment with credit card.
Land and *air package: $5819. full payment with credit card.
Single Room supplement $884 full payment with credit card.
Including Round trip flight Phoenix - Buenos Aires and internal flight Buenos Aires Round trip to Iguassu Falls.
Tips for drivers, local guides, and meals: Are added to the above $200. per person.
*Tour is priced on a minimum of 20 participants.
With fewer than 20, price may increase with more the 25 the price will decrease.

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