LATIN AMERICA KOSHER SAFARIS: OUR BRAND
Latin America Kosher Safaris [LAKS] is the second oldest brand in the Gourmet kosher safaris group, which had its humble beginnings in 2001 as Rabbi Yoni Isaacson’s owner-run brand “Africa Kosher Safaris” and fast became famous as the leading name in luxury kosher eco-tourism.
Our creed is to offer the kosher traveler the unique opportunity to experience some of the most unforgettable wildlife-rich, scenic, and cultural travel destinations in the world, all whilst enjoying top quality kosher cuisine, prepared fresh on site under the strictest kashrut supervision, a policy that has earned us a network of loyal clients who simply wouldn’t travel anymore without GKS.
A GKS tour isn’t simply another kosher and Shabbat friendly way of travelling the world- it is a luxurious and indulgent lifestyle choice.
Our highly trained team of guides, chefs, and mashgichim accompany each group to some of the finest hotels in each region, making each meal into a fine-dining experience, similar to that experienced in a top restaurant.
Our office supports you through every stage of the journey with our personalized concierge services, and our fully inclusive 5 star trips include not only 3 meals per day, but also soft-drinks, fine wines, snacks on excursions, and many other special touches.
Our own specialized kosher catering team will delight your palate while you enjoy the splendors of nature, giving you the ultimate gourmet safari experience.
In addition to our regular packaged group tours, which are an incredibly fun opportunity to make new friends in the most fantastic places, we also offer personalized trips for small groups of friends and family, so take the plunge, and contact us now, to embark on a life-changing journey which you will never want to end….
BEST OF ARGENTINA: PATAGONIA GLACIERS TO IGUAZU JUNGLE
Argentina is a land of great contrasts, spanning from the tropics to the sub-antarctic, and is a nature lover’s paradise!
The Iguazu Falls, at 2800m wide, is ranked as the widest waterfall in the world, and is listed as one of the “7 new natural wonders of the world.“
The unique valley glaciers of the Patagonian wilderness literally crash into the turquoise waters of the Argentine great lakes, creating massive icebergs and a spectacle and thunder so loud, those fortunate enough to visit them will be changed forever.
The sophisticated capital, Buenos Aires, known to many as the “Paris of South America”, is actually a fusion of Italian, French, German, and English Sophistication in a Latin American Setting on the banks of the Rio de La Plata, which has the distinction of being by far the world’s widest river! This incredible 10-day itinerary brings you some of the greatest highlights of a land so beautiful, one simply must visit!
BEST OF BRAZIL: RIO, AMAZON, AND JAGUAR TREKKING
Brazil spans half a continent with 200 million people, and it is truly a world of its own. With by far the largest rain-forests and freshwater sources in the world, it has been described as the “lungs of the planet”.
It is without a doubt a wildlife and ecotourism paradise! This is a place of incredible scenic and cultural wealth and diversity.
On this exclusive tour, we explore the legendary rain-forests of the Amazon. Whilst cruising the river by boat we will be surrounded by Track Jaguar, Capybara, and other creatures of the swamps in the Pantanal Wetlands, and experience the scenic and cultural splendour of Rio, one of the world’s most popular tourist meccas.
From the heights of Pico Jaragua, we look out at the vast metropolis of 22 million people that is Sao Paulo, one of the 5 largest cities in the world. And for those who stay an extra weekend with us, from one of the world’s most splendid borders, we explore the widest set of waterfalls on the planet, the Iguazu Falls!
PERU AND GALAPAGOS
This Exclusive Tour combines two of the greatest wonders of South America – The Galapagos Islands in Ecuador and Machu Picchu in Peru.
We arrive on Sunday in the tropical Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil, where we spend the night in anticipation of our Monday morning flight to the Galapagos.
We visit some of the most beautiful islands in the famous archipelago, and have the chance to see all of the main species of wildlife that this tropical paradise is famous for. We enjoy a Shabbat with the Jewish community of Lima, the continent’s third-largest mega-city, and enjoy the contrasts of this great ocean-desert metropolis, from its modern shopping malls to its colonial buildings.
We explore the Andean highlands, from the city of Cusco to the sacred valley, and take the train through the Urubamba Canyon to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Pichu, the legendary lost city of the incas, which we explore with great excitement. Of course, all this is done while enjoying the comforts of the luxury hotels and gourmet kosher cuisine that Kosher Safaris is famous for!