Chizuk Amuno Congregation
Journey to Argentina

Led by Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg

Nov 30, 2024 - Dec 10, 2024

  • DESTINATION Argentina
  • Who’s Going Adults Only
  • Trip Type Congregational
  • Duration 11 DAYS
  • Group Size 30+
  • Price From $5,940
Program is tentative and subject to change. Connect with our Customer Care Team by calling: (888) 230-6008 Mon.-Thur. from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

YOUR journey

J² crafts journeys of inspiration, education, and Jewish connections to Israel and worldwide. We are guided by a simple but powerful concept: No two trips are the same; each experience should be personal, meaningful, and backed by superb service. Travel is not just about the places you visit, but the connections you make along the way.

  •   Active
  •   Art & Culture
  •   Expert Scholar
  •   Heritage
  •   Food & Wine
  •   Local Specialists
  •   Archaeology
  •   Nature Walks

Program Itinerary

DAY 1
DEPARTURE
Sat. Nov 30, 2024
  • Depart the US.
Overnight: Flight
DAY 2
WELCOME TO ARGENTINA
Sun. Dec 1, 2024
  • Arrive at Buenos Aires International Airport.
  • Check into the hotel (rooms will be available as of 3:00 pm).
  • Orientation with your J² Expert Educator & local guide.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Buenos Aires, including:

    • Avenida de Mayo that runs into the Plaza De Mayo, which is surrounded by the Casa Rosada (Government House).
    • The Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo (first City Hall, built during Spanish rule).
    • The Congress Building, located at the other end of Avenida de Mayo.
    • The Puerto Madero area, one of the largest projects ever undertaken in Buenos Aires. The former docks of the port have been converted into luminous offices, lofts, and commercial sites. The visit will include a 20-minute navigation of Puerto Madero aboard a premium boat in order to get a different view of the city.
    • Tour the colorful La Boca neighborhood. Stroll along "Caminito" and admire the streets filled with souvenir shops and tango dancers.
  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight: Buenos Aires Meals: Dinner
DAY 3
INTRODUCTION TO BUENOS AIRES
Mon. Dec 2, 2024
  • Discover the Northern Disctricts of Buenos Aires.
  • Meet the Hon. US Ambassador Marc Stanley at the US Embassy.
  • Visit a local Jewish school in Buenos Aires by exploring its cultural and educational significance.
  • Discover the vibrant streets of Palermo Soho, savoring a delightful lunch accompanied by a guided wine tasting experience showcasing local varietals.
  • Visit the Jewish Museum at Libertad Synagogue, located within Buenos Aires' Grand Synagogue, to discover the rich history and cultural significance of Argentine Jewry through exhibits showcasing artifacts and photographs.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Evening at leisure and dinner on own.
Overnight: Buenos Aires Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4
IGUAZU
Tue. Dec 3, 2024
  • Early checkout of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Puerto Iguazu.
  • Arrive in Iguazu, home to one of the world’s widest waterfalls.
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Drive through the National Park. Walk along the paths and take in the lush vegetation, butterflies, and cascades. Enjoy the amazing panoramic view of the Devil's Throat, overlooking Argentina's iconic sites, including the Two Sisters and Bozzeti waterfalls, the Superior Circuit and San Martin Island, where the movie "The Mission" was filmed.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • The Argentine Experience is a unique dining experience. You will learn about Argentine culture, taste fantastic local dishes, and drink exceptional wine.
Overnight: Iguazu Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
IGUAZU RIVER CANYON
Wed. Dec 4, 2024
  • Board a gas-propelled train at the Main Station to the Upper Falls circuit and the Argentinian side of the Devil’s Throat (Garganta del Diablo).
  • Walk along the Iguazú River Canyon, via the lower circuit and the upper circuit, to gain a better appreciation of the flora and fauna of the sub-tropical jungle, and the many surrounding falls.
  • Continue on all terrain trucks through the jungle in the humid subtropical forest to the edge of the banks of the Iguazu River. Enjoy the thrill and pleasure of the Iguaza Falls Boat Ride.
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Connect with nature during a guided tour of the Iguazu Biocenter and learn about the native and exotic flora and fauna of the region. The tour will take you on an enchanting and colorful journey through the aquarium, serpentarium, and butterfly and orchid gardens.
  • Return to the hotel.
Overnight: Iguazu Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6
NEVER AGAIN
Thu. Dec 5, 2024
  • Check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires.
  • Arrive in Buenos Aires.
  • Visit the memorial park dedicated to honoring the victims of state terrorism, commemorating those who were unlawfully detained, disappeared, and killed by the state between 1969 and 1983.
  • Lunch on own.
  • Visit the Holocaust Museum in Buenos Aires, delving into how the history of the Holocaust reverberated through Argentina.
  • Check into the hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.
Overnight: Buenos Aires Meals: Breakfast
DAY 7
JEWISH LIFE IN BUENOS AIRES
Fri. Dec 6, 2024
  • Explore the “Once District,” a neighborhood that houses the majority of Jewish institutions in Buenos Aires, including the Hebraica JCC, numerous synagogues, Jewish theaters, Jewish schools, and rabbinical seminaries.
  • Stop at the site of the terrorist bombing at the AMIA in 1994, see the new building, as well as the memorial dedicated to the 89 victims.
  • Lunch on own.
  • Tikkun Olam: Volunteer at the Community Medicine Bank Refuot, a central pharmacy, a facility that centralizes the purchase of medicines for all the beneficiaries in the Jewish community’s welfare system.
  • Return to the hotel to get ready for Shabbat.
  • Attend Kabbalat Shabbat services at Amijai, a prominent and thriving Conservative congregation, followed by a communal dinner with local congregants.
Overnight: Buenos Aires Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8
SHABBAT IN BUENOS AIRES
Sat. Dec 7, 2024
  • Morning at leisure.
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the Recoleta area, one of the city’s most glamorous spots and home to elegant boutiques, excellent restaurants, and the cemetery where Eva Perón (Evita) is buried.
  • Lunch on own.
  • Stop at the Israeli Embassy Memorial, which was bombed on March 17, 1992. Twenty-nine people lost their lives in the tragedy.
  • Mark the end of Shabbat with Havdalah.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight: Buenos Aires Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9
A DAY IN TIGRE
Sun. Dec 8, 2024
  • Depart for a day-trip to Tigre, a popular weekend gateway on the outskirts of the city, very popular amongst the Jewish community of Buenos Aires. The Tigre Delta is one of the most attractive areas for visitors due to its rivers, streams, and numerous green islands.
  • Discover the Club Hacoaj for an opportunity to learn more about Argentinian Jewry – past, present, and future – and meet with members of the community.
  • Take a cruise along the channels of the Parana-Delta to enjoy the lush scenery.
  • Explore the street where Adolf Eichmann resided after World War II and where he was eventually captured.
  • Argentina is the birthplace of the tango. Led by a professional tango dancer, you will learn to tango like a local while hearing about the history of the dance and the role it plays in everyday life.
  • Return to the hotel and evening at leisure.
Overnight: Buenos Aires Meals: Breakfast
DAY 10
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
Mon. Dec 9, 2024
  • Meet the Hon. Israeli Ambassador Eyal Sela.
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Stop at El Ateneo Grand Splendid, one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world.
  • Explore the renowned Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires' main opera house, ranked the third-best globally by National Geographic. Revered for its exceptional acoustics, it stands among the top five concert venues worldwide.
  • Enjoy a special visit to MALBA, the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires, which houses the works of many well-known Latin American artists.
  • Farewell late lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Transfer to Buenos Aires International Airport for your flight back to the US.
Overnight: Flight Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 11
BACK IN THE US
Tue. Dec 10, 2024
  • We are thrilled you experienced this journey to Argentina with us.

RATES & LODGING

participants
30+
Cost p/p in double room
$5,940
Cost p/p in single room
$7,113

Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel

Loi Suites Iguazú Hotel

Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel

What to expect

  • 8 nights' accommodations.
  • 9 days of touring with a Jewish educator and local guides, in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
  • Daily breakfast, 4 lunches & 4 dinners.
  • Flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu and return.
  • The J² adventures App available on the App Store & on Google Play (active 7 days before your departure and throughout your trip).
  • Water on the bus.
  • Porterage at the hotels.
  • All site entrance fees & program fees as per your final program.
  • Credit card fees.
  • Flights to & from Argentina.
  • COVID related expenses, including tests.
  • Gratuities are excluded. For groups of 20 and more participants traveling to Argentina: We recommend the following guidelines for tipping (amounts are in US dollars): Jewish Tour Educator: $12 | Local Guide: $10 | Main Driver: $5 Amounts are per day per person.
  • Evening transportation when dinner is not included.
  • Amendments to the program: In the event that any sites, programs or meals etc. are added to the program, an additional fee may be required.
  • Personal extras: Items of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral water, beverages, coffee, tea, food other than the table d’hotel menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, and foreign port taxes, unless otherwise specified.
  • US and foreign airport taxes, Q fuel surcharge and border taxes when applicable.
  • Please review our terms & conditions (T&C’s) or request that we send you our full T&C’s. Until you do that, here is the small print, and other stuff you may want to know:
  • Validity | All prices quoted are based on exchange rates as of the proposal date and are subject to change without notice. Rates are per person and are based on shared twin room occupancy.
  • How to Make a Reservation | The quickest way to make a reservation is to register online or contact us by email. We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. A non-refundable deposit of $1000 is required in order to complete the registration process.
  • For any assistance with this registration process or other trip-related queries, please email Customer Care: customercare@j2adventures.com.
  • Payments | The balance of your payment is due 120 days before your trip begins. You will receive an email reminder 2 weeks before this date. Various payment options are available as follows:
  • Credit card | We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Please check with your credit card provider regarding international processing fees. We are unable to process payments of over $1,000 over the phone. Please submit payment online via a credit card or by wiring funds via your bank.
  • Domestic bank wire transfer | Payment should be wired in the same currency that is listed on your invoice. Please add the name of your group or invoice number as a reference and forward a copy of the transfer receipt by email. The bank transfer should clearly state the beneficiary’s name on the wire transfer.
  • J² Adventures reserves the right to automatically cancel your reservation on that date and it may be subject to reconfirmation should the final payment not be received.
  • Cancelation Policy | All cancelations need to be made in writing. The cancelation fee depends on the date when we receive written notification of your request to cancel your booking. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable.
  • Cancelation fees | Cancelations made 120 or more days prior to departure incur the loss of the deposit. Cancelations made 119 to 46 days prior to departure incur the loss of 50% of the full trip cost. Cancelations made 45 days or less prior to the departure incur the loss of 100% of the full trip cost.
  • Cancelation fees may also include: Hotel or supplier cancelation fees. J² Adventures reserves the right to adjust its terms of payment, including cancelation policies and initial deposits. Please refer to the small print tab on your trip’s webpage or in your proposal for your cancelation policy and fees.

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