Argentina’s illustrious history and physical beauty present the ideal conditions for a unique country and an unforgettable experience.  A visit to Argentina combines European culture with Latin American zest and charm. In its heyday, the Jewish population of Argentina numbered almost half a million, and the influence of this vibrant community on the cultural landscape of the nation remains significant today.



  • The beauty of Buenos Aires: La Boca, San Telmo, Palermo, Recoleta and more
  • Encounters with the local Jewish community
  • El Tigre & El Calafate
  • Tango night, authentic culinary experiences featuring the finest Argentinian wines and more…


Buenos Aires

One of the most visited cities in all Latin America, Buenos Aires is a lively cosmopolitan metropolis that sits close to the Rio de la Plata, the river that forms part of the border between Argentina and Uruguay.

From the rugged streets of La Boca and cobbled roads of San Telmo to the European-inspired architecture of Recoleta, Buenos Aires surprises at every turn.

The city is renowned for the tango dance-style that originated here, music and art festivals and a thriving nightlife, with bars and clubs open until the early hours nearly every day of the week.  Be sure to sample the local cuisine; the province produces some of the finest beef in the world and it would be a shame to leave the city without trying a choripan!


El Calafate

Located in the Argentinian province of Santa Cruz, El Calafate is a small city that borders Lake Argentino and is within close range to the world-famous Los Glaciares National Park.

With a population of just over 6,000, the town has a village-like atmosphere and, like the nearby municipality of El Chalten, remains in existence mainly due to tourism and its proximity to the various mountains and glaciers in the region.  Interestingly, the city is named after a local bush that produces berries, which are said to guarantee your return to Patagonia should they eaten.

El Calafate is regarded as a gateway to the nearby national park, where visitors can experience and see a number of enormous glaciers up close, including the iconic Perito Moreno glacier.


 Day 1: Sunday- Bienvenido a Argentina!  Welcome to Argentina!

  • Morning arrival at Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport. After airport procedures, we are met by our tour guide and special on-site Jewish educator who will accompany us for the duration of our experience together, and are escorted to our awaiting coach transportation.
  • Transfer into the city to our hotel for early check-in.
  • 11:00City Tour: See the very best of Buenos Aires, from the eyes of the people! Discover the historical parts of the city and its most emblematic buildings.
  • Visit an art gallery in a historic Conventillo in La Boca. Known as the birthplace of the tango, La Boca, a one-time shipyard, has a famous walkway, the Caminito, where tango dancers perform and artists exhibit their work.
  • Move on to the La Bombonera, Buenos Aires’ world-famous football (soccer) stadium.
  • Continue to lunch at a classic Argentinian restaurant located on the well-known Avenida de Mayo, located in the cosmopolitan city center.
  • Afterwards, tour through the Teatro Colon, considered to be one of the five best opera houses in the world.
  • Conclude with a delicious hot chocolate at the remarkable Café Tortoni, the oldest and best-preserved café in the city.
  • Return to our hotel for a chance to rest, relax and prepare for the evening.
  • This evening, meet with a local economist who will brief us about the current economic situation facing Argentina and specifically regarding the Jewish community’s local involvement.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight: Park Hyatt Hotel, Buenos Aires


Day 2: Monday-Explore Jewish Buenos Aires/Tango Night

  • After breakfast, depart from the hotel for a day focused on encountering the most emblematic locations and moments of Jewish life in Buenos Aires.
  • Begin the day with a visit to the headquarters of the AMIAThe Jewish Federation of Argentina. One of the biggest NGO’s in the country, the building was tragically the victim of a brutal terrorist attack in 1994.  We will be received by representatives of the organization for a lively discussion on issues and initiatives of importance to the local and national Jewish community.
  • Proceed to visit the quintessential Jewish Quarter of “Once” with its shops, synagogues and commercial life of the Jewish community of Buenos Aires. Along the way, we will stop at local bakeries for a snack and to discover every little corner of this unique neighborhood.
  • Have lunch in the Jewish Quarter.
  • Next, visit the Libertad Synagogue-the oldest in the city and which holds the Jewish Museum that reflects the origins and arrivals of the nation’s Jewish community.
  • Return to the hotel for a chance to rest, relax and prepare for the evening.
  • This evening, we will drive 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 the city through the ages.  As you stroll through the theater’s preserved interior, travel back in time to the tango grandeur of the early 1900s.  Enjoy excellent local grilled dishes and the finest Argentine wines, while taking in the atmosphere created by world class tango and orchestras.

Overnight: Park Hyatt Hotel, Buenos Aires


Day 3: Tuesday-From Tigre to El Calafate

  • After an early breakfast, check-out from our hotel accommodations.
  • Transfer to Puerto Madero and step aboard a boat which will take us to a private island in El Tigre.
  • The Tigre Delta is northwest of the center of Buenos Aires, where the Parana and Uruguay rivers meet to form the Plata River (Rio de la Plata).
  • Traversing the waters via motor boat, we will explore the various rivers and channels and witness how the locals here live.
  • Reach the El Descanso island where we will enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation for the rest of the morning, and have lunch in this magnificent place. The private island is home to a breathtaking outdoor collection of art.
  • Later this afternoon, transfer to the national airport for our domestic flight to El Calafate.
  • Upon arrival in El Calafate, transfer to the port to board a ship to begin the adventure!
  • Onboard the ship awaits a delicious, gourmet experience with the best food & wines.
  • Departing from La Soledad private port, our sailing begins at 6:00pm towards Alemana Bay, and continues towards Puesto de las Vacas.

Overnight: On the Cruise


Day 4: Wednesday-Sailing amongst Glaciers

  • Following breakfast on board the ship, disembark at Puesto de las Vacas to experience a short trek through this amazing place.
  • Return to the ship and navigate to the Spegazzini Glacier. Lunch en route on board.
  • This afternoon, continue to navigate towards the Upsala Glacier.
  • There, we have dinner aboard the ship and anchor for the night at Bahia Toro-Seno Mayo.

Overnight: On the Cruise


Day 5: Thursday-Perito Moreno Glacier & Icebergs

  • After breakfast, we disembark from the ship aboard semi-rigid zodiac boats for the aquatic trek near the Andean-Patagonian forest, enjoying the natural surroundings as we progress near the Mayo and Negro Glaciers.
  • Next, we will navigate towards Canal de los Tempanos (iceberg channel) and the Perito Moreno Glacier.
  • Lunch will be provided.
  • Afterwards, disembark at Moreno Port to walk the northern walkways of the Perito Moreno Glacier. A trip to this imposing glacier gives you a chance to walk on the ice wearing cleats and to see and hear a truly astounding spectacle: blocks of ice rupturing and floating away as icebergs.
  • Navigate to the Paraje Punta Bandera, where the expedition will conclude.
  • Transfer to the local airport to board our domestic flight back to Buenos Aires.
  • Upon arrival, transfer to our hotel for check-in and a chance to rest, relax and prepare for the evening.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight: Park Hyatt Hotel, Buenos Aires


Day 6: Friday-Volunteering & Erev Shabbat

  • After breakfast, depart the hotel and drive to the northern environs of Buenos Aires.
  • Visit the Recoleta neighborhood, a fashionable, upscale area lined with cafes, boutiques and galleries that morph into a street fair on weekends. Located in the neighborhood is its emblematic cemetery where Evita Peron is buried.  Together, we will have a chance to visit art galleries and the Palermo Gardens.
  • Have lunch at the Evita Museum.
  • This afternoon, make an organizational visit to the Jewish community’s Tzedakah Foundation, and actively participate at their Community Pharmacy. Learn about the important initiatives developed and supported by the Foundation.
  • Return to our hotel to rest, relax and prepare for Shabbat.
  • This evening, participate in Kabbalat Shabbat services at the Amijai or Emanu-El synagogue, followed by Shabbat dinner with the local community.

Overnight: Park Hyatt Hotel, Buenos Aires


Day 7: Saturday-Shabbat & Community Heritage

  • After breakfast, depart the hotel.
  • Begin the day by exploring the renowned MALBA museum, which hosts one of the most spectacular private Latin American art collections in the world.
  • Next, travel to the north of the city to partake in a typical day at the Hebraica JCC, one of the most important community centers serving Buenos Aires’ Jewish community. Every weekend, Argentine Jewish families escape the city to take part at Jewish, recreational and sport activities in close contact with nature at Hebraica.  Our group will meet with local lay leaders and enjoy a traditional asado lunch, as well as enjoy interacting with locals in different activities.
  • Return to our hotel.
  • This evening, have a farewell dinner at a leading Buenos Aires restaurant.

Overnight: Park Hyatt Hotel, Buenos Aires


Day 8: Sunday-Hasta la Proxima (See You Soon)/Departure

  • After breakfast, visit some of Buenos Aires best and most renowned art galleries. Encounter Latin American art, Modern art, Contemporary art and Street art and discover why Buenos Aires is known for having some of the best galleries and museums in the world.
  • Lunch en route.
  • Remainder of the afternoon at leisure.
  • Return to the hotel to pack, prepare and rest before the flight.
  • Late check-out from our hotel accommodations.
  • Transfer to the airport for our flight home.

Hasta la Proxima!


*Itinerary is subject to change pending circumstances beyond our control*

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