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East African Migration Adventure

An unparalleled experience deep into the heart of East Africa to the famous ‘Land of The Lion King’ and ‘Rolls Royce’ of all game reserves Tanzania’s world-renowned Serengeti National Park. Experience the calm rhythm of life in the heart of the world of nature and throng of herds that will forever fill the imagination.  This is a place from which no person returns unchanged.

8 days
05/05/24 - 13/05/24

Famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white-bearded wildebeest and 250,000 zebra as well as numerous Nile crocodile and honey badger, the Serengeti National Park is a place like no other on the face of the earth.


The remarkable herds of animals that migrate around this region by far outnumbers anything of its kind on the planet. Those few who are lucky enough to witness this spectacle can testify to what a life-changing experience it is.

Most of our East African safari will be spent in Serengeti itself, as well as in the famous Ngorongoro Crater to the south, enjoying what is truly the greatest wildlife show on earth, and some spectacular scenery along the way, all in magnificent luxury hotels with our famous freshly prepared gourmet kosher cuisine. Without any doubt this exclusive Tour can be described as the “pinnacle” of Safari offerings!

  • DAY 2 : Monday | Cruise the Galapagos (Santa Cruz Highlands)
    This morning, we land on Baltra Island, and embark on our exciting cruise of the legendary Galapagos archipelago. Our ship cruises towards the uninhabited desert of Bartholomew Island, one of the most photographed landscapes in the Galapagos. Formed by different volcanic cones – lava bombs, spatter, and cinder cones, it is said to somehow resemble the moon. The most famous feature of the island is Pinnacle Rock, viewed best from the top of a foot-path made of over 350 steps, that also rewards us with incredible views of the surrounding islands. This is also our first chance to snorkel and meet some of the marine iguanas of the islands as well as the rare Galapagos penguin.
  • DAY 3: Tuesday | Cruise to Islands of South Plaza & North Seymour
    This morning, we visit South Plaza Island, home to amazing numbers of Galapagos wildlife. We walk through an impressive cactus forest, surrounded by land and marine iguanas, and at the highest point, Nazca and Blue-footed boobies can be seen. This is also the only place on earth where the Galapagos hybrid iguana can be found! North Seymour Island is one of the most visited islands, and with good reason, since this small piece of land is encircled by an absolutely stunning coastline, with some of the world’s most magnificent waves, and hosts large colonies of sea-lions, marine iguanas, land-iguanas, as well as the famous blue-footed boobies and red greater Frigate birds. There is just wildlife wherever you look!
  • DAY 6 & DAY 7: Friday – Shabbat | Lima
    Today, we fly to Lima, and tour the massive Peruvian capital, which is also the largest city in South America. Lima is also one of the largest desert cities in the world, and despite being on the Pacific Ocean, and having very high humidity, it has a mild climate and hardly has any rain. The desert, mountain, and ocean surroundings are spectacular. In addition, the city boasts a unique synthesis of incredible colonial architecture with Pre Inca ruins and ultra-modern shopping malls. After spending the day enjoying the contrasts of this vast metropolis, we return to our luxury hotel to prepare for Shabbat. We will experience a lovely Shabbat in the upmarket suburb of San Isidro, home to Peru’s small but vibrant Jewish Community. Enjoy a lovely morning at the community center which hosts the shul and a great Kiddush, and after a wonderful Shabbat lunch, enjoy a good walk through the neighborhood as a well-deserved rest! After Shabbat, we head out to experience one of Lima’s night highlights, the world’s largest fountain display!
  • DAY 4 & DAY 5: Wednesday – Thursday | Revealing the Secrets of Punta Pitt
    Our ship first arrives at San Cristobal, one of the Eastern most islands of the archipelago. At Punta Pitt, a short hike takes us up to a plateau that reveals some of the most colorful scenery and best views on the islands; it is home to one of the few colonies of the rare red-footed booby. In the afternoon, we visit the Cerro Brujo formations, with great views of Kicker Rock, and lovely opportunities for snorkeling and swimming in the clear water here where you might see sea lions performing their underwater acrobatics. On day 4, we complete our Galapagos Island cruise with a visit to a fantastic sanctuary for the giant tortoises of the Galapagos, a species that is only found in one other site on the planet. We then proceed to San Cristobal airport for our flight back to Guayaquil, for the night.
  • DAY 9: Monday | Machu Picchu – Lost city of the Incas
    Today, we ride the train through the spectacular Urubamba Canyon to the village of Aguas Calientes. This village is the gateway to Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, and is so remote it can only be accessed by this special railway. A magnificent drive takes us up the canyon where we embark on our walking exploration of this truly incredible site, and see why it is listed as one of the 7 wonders of the world. As we explore this hidden gem, we hope to also spot unique local wildlife, in particular llamas and pecunyas.
  • DAY 10: Tuesday | Machu Picchu – Cusco
    Today, we rise early again, for a scenic drive up the Andes and back to Cusco, where we take a short tour of the historic city, once the capital of the Inca empire which was the largest empire in the Americas prior to Columbus. A visit to the local Chabad is also a must. This is not just a regular Chabad House, but the “home away from home” for the thousands of Israeli backpackers who fall in love with this region during their post-army trips. After brunch in the Israeli fast-food restaurant located in the courtyard of this historic building, we return to the airport for our flight back to Lima and onward flights home, enriched with memories of our experience of the most amazing scenery and wildlife the region has to offer. *Please Note that actual Galapagos itineraries are determined by operators in conjunction with National Parks and so may vary from time to time.
  • DAY 1 : Sunday | Arrival in Ecuador
    To start our trip, we fly into the tropical Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil, where we spend our first night getting a good rest in anticipation of tomorrow morning’s flight to the Galapagos to commence our adventure.
  • DAY 8: Sunday | Cusco - The Ancient Inca Capital
    Today, we fly from Lima at the coast, to the Andean city of Cusco, at 3500m (±11,000) feet above sea level. We descend by road to Urubamba, in the heart of the “Sacred Valley”, where we check into our hotel. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon relaxing at the hotel and acclimatizing for our intense day tomorrow at Machu Picchu. For those wanting to test their energy levels as a warm-up for Machu Picchu, a tour of the Inca Sites around Urubamba can be arranged.
  • DAY 8 -10 | Cochin – ‘Venice of the East’
    The “Venice of the East”, as it is known, Cochin (Kochi) India’s South-Western port city is one of the leading cities of the tropical Southern State of Kerala, the Spice capital of the world. For thousands of years, this area has served as the centre of the spice-trade and one of the most important gateways to the East, while its numerous backwaters serve as natural canals that are a mainstay of transport in the region. Today, we explore these backwaters by boat and visit the famous port Cochin area, where some of the landmarks’ names (like “Menorah” and “Shalom”) will astound you. Cochin is also home to one of the oldest Indian Jewish communities, almost all of whom made aliya soon after the establishment of the State of Israel. We visit some of its historic synagogues and hear from the locals about its proud Jewish heritage. We spend the Weekend in “Jew-Town”, the neighborhood which, as its name implies, once served as one of the centers of Jewish life in the city, and whose heritage is proudly maintained by the current residents. There is something indescribably cool and surreal about spending Shabbos in what looks like a little piece of Safed in India. Historic Shuls, shops with names such as “Sarah’s” (whose owner is in her late nineties, may she live long, and who still lives in the neighborhood), and even the kever of the Kabbalist of Cochin, all testify to the incredible Jewish life that once prospered here. On this memorable Shabbat, with enough participants G-D willing, we will have the amazing opportunity of making a minyan in the historic Paradesi Synagogue and to meet some of the last remaining Jewish residents of this surreal place! On day 9, we leave behind the historic legacy of Cochin, and fly inland to Bangalore, India’s fourth-largest city and its famous High-Tech capital. Known as the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is the center of India’s booming technology scene. It is also the capital of Karnataka, the “Elephant State” and an important center for, believe it or not, kosher supervision! America’s major kashrus agencies, from the OU to the Star K all spend time in this region, and we hope to have the local Rabbi explain to us how so many of the foods we eat contain raw materials originating from here!
  • Day 5 - 7 | Ranthambore National Park Adventure
    From the chaos of Indian cities, we head into the jungles to spot the big cats. Even for the most experienced safari addict, there is little more exciting that seeing a tiger in the wild, and the open semi-arid terrain of Rajasthan’s Ranthambhore National Park is considered the best place in the world to do so (the picture above was actually taken by us on our tour)! Of course, like any genuine safari venue, this is no zoo and nothing is guaranteed, it takes patience and some prayers. As incredible as the tigers of Ranthambhore are, this unique game reserve offers plenty of other tremendous animals and an amazing jungle experience with views of the impressive Ranthambhore Fort, one of the oldest in India and itself a tourist highlight. In addition to its famous tiger population, Ranthambhore is also home to four different species of deer, including the Sambar Deer (one of the largest on Earth), marsh-crocodile, various monkeys, amazing bird-life and even the evasive sloth-bear! It is also a great place to spot the world’s favorite bird in the wild, something unique to India, and with some luck, we might even get to see a Peacock dance! As is usual on safari, we spend the early morning and late afternoon hours looking for game, and the middle of the day relaxing, eating, swimming, and catching up on much-needed rest at our incredible lodge. On day 7, we rise early for our final exciting safari in this incredible park and one last chance to spot a tiger taking an early morning drink as well as some other early morning jungle delights. A lavish brunch at our lodge ensues and then we drive back to Jaipur in time to fly on to the far tropical South for the next exciting leg of our journey!
  • DAYS 3 & 4 | Amazing Taj Mahal & Jaipur
    It might be “just a building”, but there is little that can prepare you for the “Wow factor” experienced when you walk through the gates of the outer enclosure and see this famous mother of all buildings in person. Built in 1632 on the south bank of the Yamuna River by its Muslim ruler as a memorial shrine to his beloved wife, the perfect architecture and sheer beauty of the design explains why the Taj Mahal is listed as one of the 7 wonders of the world. On day 3, we fly from Mumbai to New Delhi, the Indian capital, and drive from there to Agra, the site of this incredible monument, where we spend the late afternoon exploring its various viewing points. Sunrise photography at the Taj Mahal is said to be an experience of its own, and those who do not mind a little sleep deprivation are highly advised to rise early and get one last look at this amazing feat of human creativity. We then set-off for Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, land of the Maharajas. Known as the “pink city”, Jaipur has some of the most incredible forts and palaces in the world, some of which we will be able to explore and admire during the late afternoon. In Jaipur, one can even ride an elephant up the historic fort, watch snake-charmers in action, and try one’s hand at Indian pottery!
  • DAY 11 -14 | Kabini
    We continue with another safari experience by visiting The Kabini River, jewel of the Indian Jungle, which winds its way along the border of two great National Parks, Badarpur and Navargole, and is one of the most pristine and unspoilt areas in the country. Boasting the greatest diversity of flora and Fauna on the entire Asian continent, this is one of the best places to see the endangered Indian elephant in the wild (most elephant in this country are known to be of the working variety) as well as the Gaur, the feared Indian Bison, which is the world’s largest bovine species and even larger than the African Cape Buffalo and American Bison! A long but extremely worthwhile drive takes us through wondrous and interesting towns and villages to this paradise, where the hustle and bustle of Indian urban sprawl and traffic give way to the tranquility and silence of the jungle! We aim to arrive on time for our first afternoon safari in this incredible park. Although good sightings of large herbivores are almost guaranteed, Kabini is also prime big-cat territory, and although the thicker jungle terrain makes sightings more challenging, the site of a tiger or leopard stepping out of the bush, crossing the road, and disappearing again, is truly the experience of a lifetime. Kabini is also one of the only places in the world where one has a decent, though small, chance of sighting the incredibly rare black panther, something even the most regular safari enthusiast would travel the world to see. One who is lucky enough to get a quick glimpse of this beauty will immediately understand why he is known as the “Phantom of the Forest.” In addition to elephant, gaur, leopard, black panther and tiger, Kabini’s “Big 7” can also include rare Indian wild-dog and sloth-bear, and with some luck, many other species, such as the Malabar giant squirrel, red mongoose, bonnet mccaw, and of course the dancing peacock, can also be sighted. Kabini is truly a nature lover’s paradise, and saying goodbye involves many mixed feelings, yet good-bye we must say, as we set out for our journey back to Bangalore in-time for our international flights home following a gourmet kosher adventure of which most only dream.
  • DAYS 1 & 2 | Welcome to Mumbai
    Welcome to Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, India’s, and indeed one of the world's largest cities and the capital of Maharashtra. The Greater Mumbai area occupies a long, narrow peninsula in the Arabian Sea on the west coast of India, its City is an island of 69 square kilometers. Mumbai is the most populous city in India and in the top five in the world with an estimated population of over 20 million and is the financial center, economic powerhouse, and industrial hub of India. Traffic in this metropolis is an experience in and of itself and one day is nowhere near enough to see its many highlights, however, we aim to get a taste with a visit to the famous “Gateway to India”, the Taj palace hotel, and the Dhobi Ghat, the world’s largest open-air laundry, where hundreds of people do laundry for hospitals, hotels, and private people around the city to deliver it back on time despite the traffic! Mumbai is also one of the main centres of Jewish-Indian heritage relating to the incredible heritage shuls of the Bnei-Israel, who trace their Jewish-Indian roots back thousands of years, to the post first-Temple period. There is even a Jewish day school (today containing hardly any Jewish children) named after the famous Sephardi Sassoon Family! We spend Shabbat in the seaside region of the India gate, where we are able to daven with the Indian Jewish Community, in one of its famous shuls, as well as visit the newly rebuilt Beit-Chabad, with its touching memorial to the late Rabbi and Rebbetzin Holzberg murdered on the site in the 2008 terror attacks. Our locations also allow for numerous walks along the coastline and bustling Mumbai streets, where we might even see some street-cricket. All of India is cricket crazy, and there is hardly a person you will meet from businessman to porter that won’t be delighted to spend hours discussing his favorite team with you and describing his own prowess at the game! Those interested in exploring more of what Mumbai has to offer, including its famous Bollywood and cricket scene, are invited to arrive a few days early.
  • DAY 7: Monday - Private Game Reserve
    Fly to Hoedspruit, gateway to the luxury private reserves of the “Greater Kruger National Park”. After a delicious lunch and check-in to your luxury lodge, set out on your first exciting open-jeep safari. With the help of off-road access and specialized game-trackers, getting close to the “Big 5” has never been easier, - but this is NO zoo, and there are NO guarantees- anything can happen at any time on safari! Some of the animals we hope to see include various antelope species, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, hippo, crocodile, and of course the famous “Big 5“: elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion, and leopard. Even more elusive are the African wild dog and cheetah! A freshly prepared, gourmet kosher dinner awaits us on our return to the lodge!
  • DAY 10: Thursday - Private Game Reserve & Farewell
    The sun has not yet risen over the African bush, and our last exciting game-drive is upon us. Every safari is completely different- animals can be a lot like human beings, and every aspect of their behavior is fascinating to watch and observe. The incredible sight of a lioness playing with her cubs, a hippo yawning, leopard stalking her pray, or a baboon family playing together, can now be seen by those lucky enough, not just on a National Geographic, but in real life! After a delicious breakfast, we fly to Johannesburg on time for our flight back home, enriched by all the magnificent creatures and scenic wonders we have seen.
  • DAY 2: Wednesday - Chobe National Park
    Travel through the African bush to the confluence of the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers, the Kazangula border post, where four Africa countries meet. Here, we cross the great Zambezi River into Botswana, and set out on our first safari in the world-famous Chobe National Park. Chobe is home to the largest concentration of elephant in the world, as well as large herds of buffalo, hippo, many crocodile, antelope, zebra, giraffe, and of course the big cats. We start our safari by boat, cruising down the most game-rich river in the world, hoping for some close-up sightings of hippo, crocodile, and possibly even elephant swimming in the river. After lunch, we board open jeeps for an exciting safari in the interior of the park, as well as along the river banks, looking out for giraffe, zebra, antelope, lion, leopard, and of course, Chobe’s famous large elephant herds- this is the world’s elephant capital after all!
  • DAY 6: Sunday - Cape Town/ Cape Peninsula
    Today, we experience some of the world’s most spectacular scenery: The “Cape Peninsula” is surrounded by the icy waters of the Atlantic on the West, and the warm waters of the Mozambique current on the East, separated by the majestic mountains of the “Table Mountain National Park.” We start our day with a magnificent boat cruise out to “Seal Island” to see a massive colony of Cape fur seals, after which the famous “Chapman’s Peak Drive” takes us along narrow ocean-facing cliffs towards Cape Point, the dramatic meeting point of the two ocean currents and tip of the Peninsula. After lunch, a spectacular hike leads the walking enthusiasts along cliffs, glorious beaches, and unbeatable scenery to the famous “Cape of Good Hope”, first navigated by the original Portuguese explorers so long ago. At the same time, those who are less energetic can relax and enjoy the magnificent views at Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope below. We continue our scenic drive round the Eastern side of the Peninsula to “Boulder’s Beach”, where we visit a natural colony of Cape Penguins, a unique and exciting end to a magnificent day. The never-ending Cape scenery takes us back to town and our hotel, where we freshen up for dinner.
  • DAY 8 & 9: Tuesday & Wednesday - Private Game Reserve
    The routine on safari is geared to take advantage of the best hours of the day for game-viewing: early mornings, and late-afternoons- animals generally are less active in the heat of the day. We rise early before dawn for coffee and biscuits, and enter the park in search of the still-active nocturnal animals such as lion and leopard, as well as the antelope and other species they prey on. Even the leopard needs a siesta, and the middle of the day is relaxed, consisting of time to daven, a splendid late breakfast, an optional bush walk, time to relax by the pool or take a spa treatment, and of course, a delicious light lunch! In the late afternoon, we continue our safari, searching for species we have not yet seen, and more of those we have already seen. Every game-drive is completely unique-, and the bushveld is always on the move- what one vehicle is lucky enough to spot, the next might miss by a few seconds
  • DAY 5: Shabbat - Cape Town
    Cape town has a wonderful variety of Synagogues and communities, and what better way to get to know them than to spend a Shabbos in this incredible city. From the historic “Gardens Synagogue” in downtown Cape Town, to the original “Sea Point Hebrew Congregation”, with their famous choirs and Chazanim, to the vibrant “Ohr Sameach”, Young Israel style “Morasha”, “the Shul on the Bay” and others, there is much to choose from. Depending on your Shabbos hotel and your preference, we will guide you to the shuls of your choice, after which a delicious Shabbos lunch will await you. What better way to spend a Shabbos afternoon than a relaxing walk along Cape-Town’s magnificent beachfront!
  • DAY 3: Thursday - Victoria Falls - Cape Town
    This morning, we cross the “Victoria Falls Bridge”, one of the most spectacular border crossings in the world, where the old colonial road crosses the Zambezi River Gorge, affording great views of the falls and rainforest. After completing border formalities, we tour the Zimbabwean side of the falls, encompassing the widest parts of the Victoria Falls, including the “Devil’s Cataract”, and the “Main Falls”- the world’s widest unbroken curtain of falling water. Time permitting, we stop at the “Big Tree”, a massive baobab tree the size of house, and/or the historic “Victoria Falls hotel” for drinks. We then cross back into Zambia for our flight back to Johannesburg and on to Cape Town, South Africa’s magnificent “Mother City, set in a basin surrounded by mountains and ocean. We enjoy dinner at one of Cape Town’s kosher restaurants, and check into our luxury hotel.
  • DAY 4: Friday - Cape Town/ Table Mountain
    Cape Town is virtually synonymous with “Table Mountain”, and today, weather permitting, we take the Cable-car up this world-famous landmark, now ranked as one of the “New 7 wonders of the natural world.” From the summit, the views are endless: The Cape Peninsula as far as “Cape Point” to the South, the “Two Oceans” to the West and East, and the City, West-coast, and higher mountain ranges to the North. Due to unpredictable weather, a visit to the summit cannot be guaranteed, but the nearby “Signal Hill” and “Lion’s Head” mountains also provide incredible views in many cases where this is not possible. Cape Town has so much to see and do, and after a lovely lunch at the “Jewish Museum”, we visit the world- famous “Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens”, nestled on the Southern Slopes of the mountain, where the various unique species of the “Cape Floral Kingdom” can be enjoyed, as well as different views of Table Mountain from the other side. We return to our hotel on time to prepare for a wonderful and inspiring Shabbos with the friendly Jewish communities of Cape town.
  • DAY 1: Tuesday - Victoria Falls
    Arrive in Johannesburg and connect to Livingstone, Zambia, gateway to the mighty Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls is not only a world-famous UNESCO World Heritage site, but with its massive curtain of falling water that plunge almost 100m down the 1800m width of the mighty Zambezi River, it has been acclaimed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Spend the afternoon admiring the magnificent views of the Falls from the Zambian side. Enjoy the views of the water of the Zambezi River pouring over the precipice, the thunderous sound of the water crashing into the gorge and the thick cloud of mist which leaves you refreshed and exhilarated. Victoria Falls will leave you with an everlasting impression.
  • DAY 1: Mount Kilimanjaro
    On arrival in the late afternoon, we hope for clear skies and a fantastic view of that icon of equatorial Africa- the highest point on the continent with its snow-capped peek- the top of Mount Kilimanjaro!
  • DAY 2: Arusha National Park
    Today we explore the refreshingly green forests and mountains of the Arusha National Park, home of the “blue” and “black & white” monkeys. Not only do we get to explore the forest, plains and wildlife that this amazing nature park has to offer, but on a clear day, its views of Arusha’s signature volcano, Mount Meru, and the nearby Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, can be absolutely breathtaking! In the afternoon, we drive through the “Great African Rift Valley”, the massive fault-line that extends from Southern Africa through to Northern Israel, and up to the Ngorongoro Highlands, where we check into our lovely hotel and prepare for tomorrow’s descent into the crater.
  • DAY 3: Ngorongoro Crater
    This morning, we descend into the steep escarpment of a unique volcanic crater that is an island haven for countless species of animals Ngorongoro Crater is known to contain the greatest concentration of animals in the world all year long, since in this protected and fertile environment, animals seldom have reason to leave. Here, in but a few hours one can usually see an incredibly diverse number of unique species. This crater is also the best place in the ecosystem to see the highly endangered rhino, where the protected and controlled environment keeps it relatively safe from poachers, and during the rainy season, the lake at its center makes an incredible feeding ground for large groups of flamingo, often observed from the top of the crater as an unending sea of pink!
  • DAYS 4 – 8: Serengeti National Park
    On day 4 of our tour, we drive through the magnificent Ngorongoro Highlands and down the escarpment to the open plains of the Serengeti National Park, where our search for the migration herds begins. In addition to the great migrations, the Serengeti boasts one of the world’s highest concentrations of resident wildlife, including antelope, gazelles, zebra, the famous pumba (warthog), cheetah, leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, and much more, which we will seek-out and enjoy over the next few days of our safari adventure! Our stay in the Serengeti will also include an unforgettable Shabbat inside the park, where we hope to spot elephant and other animals at the waterhole. In fact, migrating herds have even been known to walk right past the lodge grounds! But it aint over till it’s over, and even on our homeward journey on the afternoon of day 8, we will take a short flight back to Kilimanjaro airport, where we hope to end our trip with a stunning view of Mount Kilimanjaro, should Hashem bless us with a clear sky for this precious moment!
  • DAY 4: Friday, Danang - a coastal gem, awaits to unveil its beauty
    After disembarking our private cruise ship, we make our way to the airport for a short flight to the coastal town of Danang. Upon arrival in Danang, you will be met and welcomed for transfer to the luxurious Tia 5-star wellness resort, where we will spend a unique Shabbat and week-end amongst the beauty and tranquility of this magnificent coastal resort hotel. Situated on a stunning beachfront, Tia features elegant private pool villas in which our guests will be staying, for an incredible experience of well-being and luxury. This afternoon we slow down the pace and let you relax and enjoy your villa’s private pool as well as the authentic spa treatments and massages, grounds and other fantastic amenities and facilities that this magnificent resort offers. A unique Kabbalat Shabbat awaits followed by a magnificent Shabbat dinner in our exquisite resort amongst amazing surroundings for a truly VIP Kosher Gourmet Shabbat experience. Each day at Tia resort includes: 2 wellness treatments, total 80 mins per person per night’s stay Daily wellness mini bar Daily wellness activities according to the fixed schedule
  • DAY 5: Shabbat, A Unique Tranquil Sea-Side Shabbat Experience
    We will enjoy a special Shabbat with all the trimmings in an incredibly unique and wonderful setting. Following Havdala we venture into town for a special night visit.
  • DAY 1: Tuesday, Arrival in Hanoi – A Luxurious Welcome
    Arrival and private transfer to your opulent hotel in the heart of down-town Hanoi. Enjoy just enough time to freshen up and unwind before heading out for a leisurely cyclo ride through the charming and historic streets of the Old Quarter. Gliding through bustling alleys and soaking in the captivating atmosphere of this ancient city steeped in culture and tradition, will offer you an amazing opportunity to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings. Welcome to Vietnam!
  • DAY 7: Monday, Hue Royal City and Flight to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
    Today’s journey begins with a scenic drive to Hue Imperial Citadel and Forbidden City, offering breathtaking stops along the way and numerous moments to appreciate the natural wonders of Vietnam. Following today’s touring program, we head to the airport for a flight to Saigon, where you will be met and transferred by our team to your magnificent hotel in time to settle in and enjoy a delicious dinner and your first evening in the fast pace modern city of Saigon.
  • DAY 3: Thursday, Halong Bay Private Luxury Cruise
    Our cruise along the bay today commences with an original authentic Tai Chi class on-deck together with the rising sun (if you can handle an early start for this once in a lifetime experience)! As the day unfolds, we will visit magnificent caves with incredible rock formations and experience some of the most fascinating wonders that nature has to offer as we cruise into the heart of Halong Bay. You will be able to descend into the crystal-clear waters via bamboo boat or kayak and visit a floating village, all the while surrounded by the amazing sights of the bay that are constantly present on this luxurious cruise. A special delight awaits you in the ship’s restaurant where you will wine and dine on sumptuous gourmet kosher meals surrounded by the beautiful islets of Ha Long Bay. Watching the sunset on the bay from your cruise ship is also a rare delight, especially when enjoyed with a lovely cocktail in hand, while the ship’s spa and other amazing on-board amenities are all at your disposal.
  • DAY 2: Wednesday, Hanoi Highlights & Backstreet Exploration
    ‘Excuse us for doing it differently.’ Instead of simply bussing you around from one museum to the next, our exploration of Hanoi will be a fun and exciting vintage jeep adventure which will not only take you to the city’s most famous sites, but will also give you a unique perspective of the ‘real’ Hanoi from navigating a labyrinth of zigzagging backstreets and narrow alleyways where you will explore the lesser-known parts of the city to visiting the peaceful out-skirt villages around West and Truc Bach lakes, to experience the stark contrast between life in the city centre and the tranquil out-skirts. The second surprise of our unique itinerary awaits you this afternoon when, following a magnificent drive of unfolding scenic beauty, we embark on a 2-night cruise aboard our own private luxury ship, to sail the enchanting Halong Bay – designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is considered one of the 7 wonders of the world.
  • DAY 6: Sunday, Hoi An country and authentic village life
    Following an opportunity in the morning to enjoy a wellness class and to spoil yourself with a massage and swim in your private pool, we again pick up the pace with an afternoon tour packed with new experiences (of course, only after a sumptuous lunch in the hotel restaurant). Some of this afternoon’s highlights include exploring the natural beauty of Son Tra Peninsula, a place of serene beaches and lush greenery and panoramic views of this coastal paradise; participating in traditional activities at Man Thai Village; and visiting some of the historic cultural sights of Hoi An. Our touring experience will be combined with amazing fun activities, like exploration of the charming pastoral countryside of Hoi An on a bicycle and hopping into a round basket boat to float through the river communities, villages and water coconut forests. At night fall, the atmosphere of Hoi An transforms as the magical lights of its famous-colored lanterns come to life. Our experience of this unique phenomenon will include a most special surprise…
  • DAY 8: Tuesday, The History of Cu Chi tunnels by Speed boat & Saigon (HCMC) sightseeing
    Another day packed with more amazing experiences awaits, commencing with a luxury speedboat ride towards Cu Chi Tunnels through the incredible landscape alongside the Saigon riverbanks, followed by a tour of the tunnels to experience some fascinating wartime history - in the jungle. Back to the city for an afternoon tour of the highlights of bustling Saigon and a visit to the central market to rub shoulders with the locals while browsing the countless stalls. Then, enjoy some time for yourself to browse and shop as you explore the streets of this amazing modern metropolis.
  • DAY 9: Wednesday, Mekong Delta excursion
    More amazing experiences still await! Leave bustling Saigon behind for a scenic drive through the picturesque countryside to Ben Tre Province for a memorable day of exploration. We will meander through the waterways lined with enchanting scenery of fruit orchards and coconut groves on a tranquil cruise along the Ben Tre River. Get to taste the tropical fruits cultivated by local farmers and visit a local village. Our discovery of the heart of the Mekong Delta today will include many special experiences incl. a motorized rickshaw or bicycle ride through the charming villages, verdant rice fields and expansive plains, enabling you to feel the rhythm of rural life as you traverse this captivating landscape. Back to Ho Chi Minh City where you conclude another incredible day with a sumptuous dinner at the hotel.
  • DAY 10: Thursday: farewell – Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
    Following a final farewell breakfast spread, you will be transferred to the airport approximately three hours prior to your flight for your B”H safe return home.
  • Day 6 | Shabbat in Ushuaia
    Shabbat Shalom! We spend a relaxing Shabbos at our beautiful oceanfront hotel on the Beagle Channel.
  • DAY 2 | Perito Moreno Glacier
    An early morning flight takes us to the quaint town of El Calafate, gateway to Southern Patagonia. From the airport, we take a magnificent drive along Lago Argentina and the nearby mountains to the Southern side of the “Las Glaciares National Park”, and one of the world’s most beautiful glaciers, the famous “Perito Moreno.” Our first encounter with this wonder of nature will be by boat, which will enable us to get up close to the southern wall of this ice-beauty. We spend the afternoon admiring the views of the Northern face of the glacier from the extensive walkways designed for this purpose, hoping to catch and even film a calving, which is a spectacular scene where large chunks of ice break off the glacier from the summer thaw and crash into the lake below, with a deafening thunder.
  • Day 10 | Farewell from Buenos Aires
    We fly back to Buenos Aires for a last short tour of the city, then on to the airport for our flight home, enriched with incredible memories of the jungles, glaciers, and urban buzz of this fascinating land!
  • Day 8 | Iguazu Falls/Argentinian Side
    Today, we explore the falls from the Argentina side, enjoying the numerous trails in the National Park that reward us with sights and sounds about which most people have only dreamed. A jungle train takes us along the river banks to a narrow bridge, which will bring us to one of the most exquisite viewing points of the Falls, the Devil’s throat. Following the unique experience of getting soaked by the spray, we return to the train station to reach the main upper trail of the falls, where we will experience various viewing points of the multiple falls that make up these mighty cataracts. After lunch, we embark on a slightly more intense trail below the falls, which will enable us to explore the wildlife and scenery of the Iguazu jungle and afford us with a different angle from which to view and enjoy the falls. Following a short drive through the jungle, we check into our luxury hotel and freshen up for dinner.
  • Day 3 | Lago Argentina and Upsala Glacier
    Today we set sail on the pristine multi-shaded waters of the “Lago Argentina”, cruising past magnificent mountains and icebergs to the “Upsala” region of the “Las Glaciares National Park.” Following a close encounter with magnificent blue colored icebergs, we stop near the largest glacier in the park – the massive “Upsala Glacier.” After viewing the massive glacier from as close as safety enables, we sail around the peninsula, where we tour a historic Patagonian sheep estancia. A lovely kosher lunch awaits us at the estancia cafeteria. Then we board jeeps for a scenic drive up the mountains, with spectacular views of the surrounding Patagonian forests. A short walk up the hill takes us to the summit, where we are rewarded with a panoramic view of the “Upsala” and the turquoise waters into which it spills– this indeed is the best view of the glaciers which is only available to the select few who come on this route! Our jeeps take us back to the estancia, from where we set sail back for the mainland.
  • Day 7 | Buenos Aires
    This morning, we fly back to Buenos Aires, and enjoy a half day tour of the city, to see some of the highlights that we have not yet discovered. Dinner this evening will be in one of the city’s well-known kosher restaurants.
  • DAY 4 -5 | Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego National Park
    Today, weather permitting we are in for a very special treat: We drive through magnificent countryside to the Harberton Ranch, from where we take a small zodiac across the channel to Martillo Island, home to one of the region’s largest and most accessible penguin colonies. This site is unique because it offers guided walks in the island offering us the opportunity to actually walk amongst the penguins! We return to Ushuaia by boat, visiting the fascinating Lighthouse Les Eclaireurs, Wolves and Birds Islands to spend the afternoon in the magnificent scenery of Tierra del Fuego National Park. We return to our hotel to prepare for a wonderful Shabbos at the end of the world!
  • DAY 1 | Welcome to Buenos Aires
    This bustling modern metropolis has a unique vibe that results from a combination of elements of New York, London, Frankfurt, and Venice, all in a Latin American Setting. From the old, colorful soccer-famous barrio of Boca in the south, to the modern Puerto Madero Riverfront, and from the Jewish textile shops of Onse in the West, to the French Cafes and “Rodeo Drive” style “Avenida Alvear” of Recoleta in the North, this city has something for everyone. We explore the downtown region, as well as the famous Jewish area of Onse, and visit the AMIA center memorial. Our tour of this “City that never sleeps”, continues to the old BA La Boca neighborhood, famous for flea-markets and soccer, after which we return to our hotel for a delicious dinner.
  • DAY 9 | Brazilian Side
    Spanning 2800m at the meeting point of Argentina, Brazil, and nearby Paraguay, the mighty “Iguazu River” plunges down to the thunderous roar of the power of water, and the spectacle is indescribable. Today, we cross the border into Brazil, and view the falls from the Brazilian side of this massive river. Here, the views are incredibly unique, with the whole panorama of the falls being visible. In truth, it is impossible to describe the splendor and uniqueness of both sides of these incredible wonders of nature. One keeps thinking the view cannot get any better, and then it improves even more! On the Brazilian side, we are also able to approach the falls by boat, while getting soaking wet from the spray and waves. Our tour here would not be complete without a visit to the exotic bird park, home to one of the greatest collections of parrots and Toucans in the world, many of which are indigenous to the region, and some of which we hope to also see in the wild within the park. This park is a world in its own right, and one can even have a photo taken with a real live Toucan! Following a day of indescribable sights and sounds, we return to our hotel in Argentina for a delicious dinner, inspired by the largest waterfalls on this planet!
*These FAQ's are specific to this tour.
  • Citizens of the U.S., most commonwealth countries, and Israel require visas for Tanzania, but are usually able to obtain them on arrival at the airport.

  • As there are sometimes delays in obtaining visas at the airport especially with late arrivals, we would suggest that you consider applying for your visa at your local embassy or consulate, where possible, though this might be more of a hassle than the wait at the airport!

  • For visas at the airport, you will need the following:$50 (Israeli passports); $100 (American passports) Dollars to be more recent than 2006.

    • 2 x colour passport pictures with clear background

    • Passports must be valid for at least 6 months

    • Please have 5 blank pages available in passport

    • Visa application form to be completed

    • Itinerary and hotel vouchers with your name on it

    Please let us know if you have a visa in advance so that we can plan our pick up times accordingly so that those passengers who have visas will not have to wait for those who do not.

  • As GKS cannot take responsibility for accuracy of visa information, it MUST be verified by the consulates of these countries well in advance of travel .

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