EXPLORE THE WORLD IN LUXURY WITH ZVI LAPIAN
Join us for in-depth tours that have been meticulously researched, so you can enjoy the best 5 star deluxe hotels; freshly cooked, delicious glatt kosher cuisine prepared by our own chef under the watchful supervision of our mashgiach: daily minyanim(always with a Sefer Torah); and scholars who add a spiritual and intellectual experience to these outstanding tours.
Our 2018/2019 Tours.
PATAGONIA AND IGUASZU FALLS: October 28 - November 13 2018 OUR HONORED GUEST: RABBI LORD JONATHAN SACKS.
We begin our tour at the world famous Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio De Janeiro. Marvel at the mighty Iguaszu Falls and the spectacular Perito Moreno - among the largest glaciers in the world. Cruise around Cape Horn and the fjords of Patagonia in our cruise ship, the Australis. Explore the Torres Del Paine National Park with it's famous peaks from the unique, Singular Hotel in Puerto Natales. We will also visit Buenos Aires and enjoy an in-depth tour of both the Jewish and general sites of this historic city.
LAPLAND: February 21 - February 28 2019 OUR HONORED GUEST: RABBI HESHIE BILLET
We will explore the wonders of this winter wonderland. Our first stop though is Helsinki, where we will spend Shabbat with the local Jewish Community. We then fly to Rovaniemi to begin our action-packed week that includes.....speeding over frozen lakes on snowmobiles; cruising on the frozen Gulf of Finland on the Sampo - Finland's giant ice breaker; enjoying the "sound of silence" riding through snow covered forests on sleds drawn by reindeer; visiting the Ranua Zoo, the northern-most zoo on the planet; the thrill of riding on sleds drawn by magnificent husky dogs.
GALAPAGOS, AMAZON RAIN FOREST AND MACHU PICCHU: July 01 - July 17 2019 OUR HONORED GUEST: To be Announced.
Unravel the mysteries of the Amazon Rain Forest from La Casa Del Suizo, our unique lodge situated in the heart of the forest. Journey on the Amazon tributary on mechanized canoes to discover the natural wonders of the Amazon explained by our expert guides. We will meet with families who live in the heart of the forest without electricity or running water. We will spend shabbatot in Quito and Lima, and tour these fascinating, ancient cities. On to the Galapagos Islands. We will board our ship, the M/V Legend and begin a four day adventure to one of the world's last bastions of untouched beauty and nature. Our last stop will be in Cusco, where we will explore both the ancient city of the Incas at Machu Picchu and the Sacred and Urubamba Valleys. Our deluxe hotels on this tour include the JW MARRIOT in Quito, the COUNTRY CLUB in Lima and the ARANWA BOUTIQUE HOTEL in Cusco.
AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND: November 14 - December 11 2019 OUR HONORED GUEST: To be Announced
A comprehensive tour of both Australia and New Zealand - two full weeks in both countries. The full and exact itinerary will be available by the end of August.
New Zealand, Nov. 14 - Nov. 27.
Our tour will include Auckland and surroundings, the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves; a visit to the Hobbiton Movie set of the Lord of the Rings; Rotorua, famous for it's geothermal activity and where aspects of the Maori traditions can still be experienced; flight to Wellington, the Capital of New Zealand; sailing to the South Island through the Cook Strait on the Interislander ferry to Picton, and on to Christchurch where we will board the Tranz Alpine Train crossing the spectacular Southern Alps - a journey of 224 kilometers that takes 4 and a half hours; a 3 night stay including Shabbat at the magnificent Te Waonui Forest Retreat in Franz Josef, where we will experience walks on the famous glacier and the surrounding, exciting valley; finally on to Queenstown, quietly becoming one of the most popular and beautiful resorts in the world, and our base for exploring Milford Sound.
Australia, Nov. 27 - Dec. 11
From Queenstown we will fly to Sydney and explore this great city and it's surroundings from the deluxe Sheraton Park Hotel; we continue with a flight to Ayers Rock and then on to Darwin, from where we will discover the amazing Northern Territories, and learn first hand about the experiences of the Aboriginal People; another flight to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, and finally to Melbourne, where we end our tour.