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LAYO 2019 Argentina Tour June 19-28, 2019

Performance, Outreach and Cultural Activities

Buenos Aires, often referred to as the Paris of South America, is full of incredible sights and sounds, and the concert halls in Argentina are spectacular! We will perform four concerts total, two concerts at incredible venues in Buenos Aires and Rosario, one exchange with a local Jewish Community group, and an outreach concert in an impoverished Buenos Aires neighborhood. Cultural and sightseeing activities include a tour of the Teatro Colon and perhaps an opera performance; an evening of tango music and dancing; a ferry ride and day trip to Uruguay and UNESCO World Heritage site Colonia del Sacramento; and a day at a Gaucho Estancia (an Argentinian ranch), with cowboys, traditional folk musicians and BBQ! Don't worry -there will be great salads and veggies for the vegetarians in the group.

Preliminary itinerary (pdf)
Tour registration form (pdf)
Tour Registration opens Sunday February 25.
Group Leader: Swanson
Group ID: 239403

In order to register for the tour, we require a completed tour form and $200 deposit (check, cash or via Paypal on our website.

When filling out the registration form, under "Rooming Section", please indicate only if you will be booking your own travel and/or extending your stay. Rooming assignments will be made later.

Fundraising Raffle

We have an amazing fundraising opportunity available for the Argentina tour! Encore Tours has generously provided LAYO with a trip for two to either Paris or London (winner's choice) over Veteran's Day weekend, November 7-11, 2019. In turn, we provide each student registered for the tour with 250 raffle tickets to sell for $10 each. Every single dollar from your student's raffle ticket sales go directly into your student's Argentina tour account, meaning that you could raise up to $2,500 towards your trip! The selling period will be from October 1, 2018 through January 12, 2019, which gives you plenty of time to sell those tickets! The raffle drawing will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at rehearsal, and ticket buyers need not be present to win.
Tour raffle flyer (pdf)

Observant Jewish students

In order to accommodate the needs of our observant/ orthodox students, we will not perform after sundown on Friday evening or before sundown on Saturday evening, nor will we travel outside of Buenos Aires during that period. As Saturday morning and early afternoon will be free time in Buenos Aires, observant students may choose activities within walking distance of the hotel, which will also be in walking distance of a synagogue. A kosher option will be provided at all meals.

Cost

The full tour price is all-inclusive, covering flights, hotels, ground transportation, all meals, entertainment and venue rental. If you choose to book your own flights for your student, you would pay the Land Only price, which includes everything but the flights. Parent chaperones (there will be an informational meeting for those interested in March) pay a reduced price for the tour as well in exchange for their hard work! As you can see, the cost of the tour will decrease slightly with more participants. The cost will not go any higher than the 50 paying participant price.
Traveling withFull Tour CostLand Only and Chaperone Cost
Minimum of 70 paying participants$5,195$3,895
Minimum of 60 paying participants$5,275$3,975
Minimum of 50 paying participants$5,375$4,075

Payment Schedule

All payments should be made directly to LAYO via cash, check or Paypal.
  • Feb 25, 2018: Registration opens $200 deposit per participant
  • May 15, 2018: Payment of $650 per participant
  • Aug 15, 2018: Payment of $650 per participant
  • Sep 15, 2018: Payment of $650 per participant
  • Nov 15, 2018: Payment of $650 per participant
  • Jan 17, 2019: Payment of $650 per participant
  • Feb 17, 2019: Payment of $650 per participant
  • Mar 17, 2019: balance due

Questions

Please email the Argentina Tour Committee at layo2019tour@gmail.com

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