As the 8th largest country in the world, you’d be forgiven for losing yourself in the splendour that is Argentina. From the unique glacial valley of the Patagonian wilderness to the cosmopolitan indulgence of Buenos Aries. Argentina is a land of great contrasts spanning from subtropics to the subantarctic, and it’s a destination with the potential to forever change those fortunate enough to visit.
Kosher Tours To Argentina will allow you to experience this scenic and culturally rich destination while enjoying top quality Kosher cuisine prepared under strict kashrut supervision. Below we will explore a few key factors which will enrich your Gourmet Kosher Safari experience.
When Is The Best Time To Visit Argentina?
Generally, the best time to visit is in Spring (mid-October to mid-December) and Autumn (April – mid-June) to avoid peak seasons and tourist crowds. Argentina is split into three regions North, Central and South Argentina, each with varying landscapes and climates.
Northern Argentina: The North is generally very tropical all year round, especially in the Iguazu area, experiencing warmer winters and scorching summers. The Iguazu Falls are made up of about 275 individual cascades. The combined flow of these falls is the largest of any waterfall in the world. 450,000 cubic feet of water per second may cascade over the falls during the rainy season—a truly awe-inspiring sight.
The falls and surrounding area can tend to get quite wet, no matter what. It’s important to remember to pack a waterproof jacket and waterproof bag for your electronics and important documents. When packing camera equipment, remember a wide-angle lens which is helpful for expansive landscape photos. Wildlife photographers will benefit from using a telephoto lens to capture the colour and variety of the Iguazu ecosystem.
Buenos Aries: Often referred to as the “Paris of the South,” Buenos Aries is home to renowned architecture, world-class cuisine, vibrant entertainment, opulent shopping experiences, and a wealth of historical attractions. It has an average daytime temperature of 18 degrees, with its warmest months being December, January and February and its rainiest winter months coming mid-year.
South Argentina: The best time for visiting Argentine Patagonia in the south would be from December to March. The days are longer, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the fascinating jagged landscape carved out by glaciers – Forming at the South Patagonian Ice Cap and crashing into cobalt waters to form magnificent icebergs.
July and August are extremely cold for South Argentina, and often these months see facilities being shut down, sometimes resulting in transport and flight disruptions and, in extreme cases, cancellations.
It’s usually a standard that travellers should bring along a warm, windproof jacket and comfortable walking shoes all year round.
Jewish and Latin American Food Fusions To Look Out For
With Buenos Aries being home to one of the biggest populations of Jewish people in Latin America, Passover celebrations can make you feel right at home. Expect to see many Passover staples with one stark difference – many dishes are prepared from scratch. Argentina is also one of the few countries where butchers provide the beef castings to make the holiday dish of kishke.
Be sure to look out for the Latin American twist on the traditional Sufagiyot (Israeli jelly doughnuts commonly prepared during Hanukah). In South America, the traditional recipe is taken to another level by adding guava and dulce de leche fillings.
Other classic Jewish and Latin American fusions include:
Almond and orange flan -substituting condensed milk for a kosher option of almond milk and orange juice. Another classic is smoked salmon quesadillas – a hybrid mix of a lox bagel and quesadilla.
Top Tips for Travellers
Airlines flying direct into Argentina: American Airlines, Delta, Aerolineas Argentinas, Latham Airlines and United.
Argentina is largely visa-free to most commonwealth countries, but be sure your passport has at least four blank visa pages and a six-month validity.
Always be sure to arrive at least a day before your itinerary begins to account for delays and acclimate.
Remember to take along the correct plug adapter for your electronics – In Argentina, the three-wire type “I” plug with rectangular prongs is used.
A discerning traveller equips themselves with all relevant information to get the best out of their Gourmet Kosher Tour to Argentina.
Keep kosher, keep Shabbat and explore the world with Gourmet Kosher Safaris. Our Best of Argentina kosher safari is a ten-day itinerary giving you all of the highlights of a destination, so breathtaking it can be labelled as life-changing.
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