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ARGENTINA / CHILE

Finis Terrae: Exploring the Wilds of Southern Patagonia from the Beagle Channel to Torres del Paine

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Program #20614RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Itinerary for Feb 22 — Mar 8, 2015

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Day One: Sunday, February 22 - Leave the U.S./Overnight Flights to Santiago, Chi...
Evening: Board international flights to Santiago, Chile.

Type: Hotel

Description: Comfortable hotel located in the Providencia neighborhood in Santiago, near stores and restaurants.

Contact info:
Av. Ricardo Lyon 322
Santiago, 00000 Chile
phone: +56-2-2342000
web: www.hoteltorremayor.cl

Room amenities: Air conditioning, minibar, Internet access, TV, telephones, hair dryer, and safety deposit box.

Facility amenities: Cafe, cocktail bar, conference facilities, pool, lounge, restaurant, room service, business center, laundry service, and currency exchange.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Subject to availability.
Room type and rates are subject to availability. Please contact the program coordinator, Holbrook Travel, at 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com for information on availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 23 - Arrivals in Santiago, Chile/Program Orientation/W...
Note: Travelers must undergo standard immigration and customs procedures upon arrival in Santiago, Chile. Before proceeding to the immigration counters, U.S. and Canadian citizens will need to pay the country's entry tax at an adjoining booth.

Morning: Arrivals at Santiago's international airport. Proceed through Immigrations and Customs before exiting the secured area of the airport and meeting the Road Scholar representative in the arrivals hall.

Transfer to the hotel for check-in.
Early check-in is based on hotel availability and is at the discretion of the hotel. Participants will be able to store luggage at the hotel until their rooms become available. Early check-in can only be guaranteed by booking/paying for an additional night at the hotel. Those interested in reserving an additional night should contact the program provider at 1-800-866-7111 or write to roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com for assistance.

Program orientation begins at 12:30 p.m. at the hotel.



Lunch: At a local restaurant.



Afternoon: Field trip to a local winery around Santiago. Learn about local viniculture and participate in a wine tasting.

Chileans have produced fine wines for over a century, although the conquistadors also planted vines. The origin of today's world-class Chilean wines stems from cuttings brought over from French vineyards in the mid-19th century before their stock was decimated by disease. Later, the European vines were grafted onto disease-resistant American stock. Chilean growers, however, had the advantage of original, non-grafted vines from France as well as an ideal climate in the Central Valley. Chilean wines are becoming more and more popular around the world as they continue to win prizes at prestigious international wine tasting competitions.

Return to the hotel.



Dinner: At the hotel restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel Torremayor - Lyon

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Comfortable hotel located in the Providencia neighborhood in Santiago, near stores and restaurants.

Contact info:
Av. Ricardo Lyon 322
Santiago, 00000 Chile
phone: +56-2-2342000
web: www.hoteltorremayor.cl

Room amenities: Air conditioning, minibar, Internet access, TV, telephones, hair dryer, and safety deposit box.

Facility amenities: Cafe, cocktail bar, conference facilities, pool, lounge, restaurant, room service, business center, laundry service, and currency exchange.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Subject to availability.
Room type and rates are subject to availability. Please contact the program coordinator, Holbrook Travel, at 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com for information on availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 24 - Santiago - Plaza de Armas/Pre-Columbian Muse...
Santiago -
Plaza de Armas/Pre-Columbian Museum/San Cristobal Hill/Introduction to Local Cuisine.


Breakfast: At the hotel restaurant.



Morning: Lecture: Chile, the Sleeping Giant of South America.

Visit to the Plaza del Armas and the Pre-Columbian Museum, followed by a funicular ride up to San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views of Santiago and a site lecture. Site lecture by local guide: European Influences in the Growth and Development of Santiago.



Lunch: On your own to explore local fare. There are many dining options around the base of San Cristobal Hill, in the Bella District.



Afternoon: Enjoy some free time to explore the city at your leisure.

Pre-dinner social hour at a café in the Las Tarrias neighborhood of Santiago for a leader-led discussion on the cuisine of the region. Try some tasty local tapas (appetizers) while sharing stories of your independent explorations of Santiago earlier in the day (drinks at own expense).



Dinner: On your own to try local specialties.

Lodging: Hotel Torremayor - Lyon

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Hotel

Description: Located on the southern border of the Torres del Paine National Park, Hotel Cabañas Del Paine lies by the Rio Serrano, and just a few miles from the parks' entrance. The property offers a magnificent view across the plain to the central massif in Torres del Paine.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Lote N°17, Sector Río Serrano - Comuna Torres del Payne
Torres del Paine, Chile
phone: +56228891138
web: www.cabanasdelpaine.cl/

Room amenities: Central heating, private bathroom, hair dryers, toiletries.

Facility amenities: Dining room featuring green house grown organic vegetables and preparing regional and international cuisine, outdoor Jacuzzi (fee applies), bar/lounge, laundry services, wi-fi in reception and and Internet room, entertainment area with TV and DVD player.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Wednesday, February 25 - Fly to Punta Arenas/Puerto Natales/Torres del Pai...
Breakfast: At the hotel restaurant.


Morning: Transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Punta Arenas.

Arrive in Punta Arenas in time for lunch.

Punta Arenas was originally set up directly on the sea, but later moved inland to a more hospitable spot along the Las Minas River. Once established, Punta Arenas grew as a port town and as a penal colony. Today, the city is vibrant and modern and serves as a gateway to both Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia--two regions notoriously rich in natural wonders.



Lunch: At a local restaurant.



Afternoon: Transfer to Torres del Paine National Park via Puerto Natales. The drive from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales takes approximately 3 hours and from there to the camp in Torres del Paine is another 2 hours.

Upon arrival in Puerto Natales, stretch your legs during a short exploratory walk down the city's quaint streets.

Continue the transfer to Torres del Paine. Along the way, admire Patagonia's breathtaking vistas, framed by snow-peaked mountains and rolling plains dotted with guanacos.

En route, visit the Monumento Natural Cueva de Milodon; a massive prehistoric cave where the remains of a giant ground sloth were discovered in the 1890s. The site is located in a transition zone, where forests and arid plains meet, and is home to a large number of bird species.

Arrive at the camp and settle-in.



Dinner: At the hotel.

Lodging: Cabañas Del Paine

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located on the southern border of the Torres del Paine National Park, Hotel Cabañas Del Paine lies by the Rio Serrano, and just a few miles from the parks' entrance. The property offers a magnificent view across the plain to the central massif in Torres del Paine.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Lote N°17, Sector Río Serrano - Comuna Torres del Payne
Torres del Paine, Chile
phone: +56228891138
web: www.cabanasdelpaine.cl/

Room amenities: Central heating, private bathroom, hair dryers, toiletries.

Facility amenities: Dining room featuring green house grown organic vegetables and preparing regional and international cuisine, outdoor Jacuzzi (fee applies), bar/lounge, laundry services, wi-fi in reception and and Internet room, entertainment area with TV and DVD player.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Five: Thursday, February 26 - Torres del Paine - Western Lakes.
Breakfast: At the hotel.



Morning: Drive across Torres del Paine National Park enjoying views of Paine Grande and its snowy peaks, as well as Los Cuernos – the famous mountain with black granite horn-like spires. Walk along the shores of stunning Lake Pehoe and visit the furious Salto Grande Falls which pour the waters of Lake Nordenskjold into Pehoe. The walk continues over the gentle Nordenskjold trail until reaching its picture-perfect lookout point. After returning to the vehicle, back at Lake Pehoe, drive south to a beach along the shores of glacial Lake Grey.



Lunch: Box lunch by the lake.


Afternoon: After lunch, walk around Lake Grey to have a better view of the glacier. Leader-led site lecture: The Geological History of the Southern Andes.

Drive back to the camp.



Dinner: At the hotel.


Lodging: Cabañas Del Paine

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located on the southern border of the Torres del Paine National Park, Hotel Cabañas Del Paine lies by the Rio Serrano, and just a few miles from the parks' entrance. The property offers a magnificent view across the plain to the central massif in Torres del Paine.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Lote N°17, Sector Río Serrano - Comuna Torres del Payne
Torres del Paine, Chile
phone: +56228891138
web: www.cabanasdelpaine.cl/

Room amenities: Central heating, private bathroom, hair dryers, toiletries.

Facility amenities: Dining room featuring green house grown organic vegetables and preparing regional and international cuisine, outdoor Jacuzzi (fee applies), bar/lounge, laundry services, wi-fi in reception and and Internet room, entertainment area with TV and DVD player.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Six: Friday, February 27 - Northeast Torres del Paine.
Breakfast: At the hotel.


Morning: Start the day with a drive towards Laguna Azul, in the northeastern side of the national park. Stop to take photos of the gorgeous landscapes and the local flora and fauna along the road, including a stop at Paine Waterfall.

Once at Laguna Azul, hike to a lookout point where there is a panoramic view of the lagoon and the famous granite towers that give the park its name. Continue along the eastern side of Lago Sarmiento, to the calcium formations on the lake’s shores where guanacos are often seen.



Lunch: Box lunch in the park.


Afternoon: After lunch, walk to Paso Las Corneas for beautiful views of Rio Paine, Lake Pehoe and the Paine Massif.

Leader-led site lecture: The Animals of the Southern Andes.

Return to the camp.



Dinner: At the hotel.

Lodging: Cabañas Del Paine

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MV Stella Australis was built in 2010 and is able to hold up to 210 passengers in its 100 comfortable, outside cabins.

Ship Information: Construction year: 2010 Passenger capacity: 210 5 Decks (Patagonia deck/Dining Room – Magallanes deck/A & B – Tierra del Fuego Deck/ AA & AA Sup – Cabo de Hornos/AAA & AAA Sup -Darwin Deck/Lounge/Gym) Total cabins: 100 B Cabins (Magallanes Deck): 3 A Cabins (Magallanes Deck): 34 AA Cabins (Tierra del Fuego): 36 AAA Cabins (Cabo de Hornos): 23 AA Superior Cabins: (Tierra del Fuego): 2 AAA Superior Cabins: (Cabo de Hornos): 2

Contact info:
0000000000000
000000000, Argentina
phone: +8776783772
web: http://www.australis.com/site/en-us/fleet/stella-australis/

Room amenities: Carpeted floors, bedside lamps, safety deposit boxes, onboard phone, small dresser, private baths with shower and hairdryer. Smoking only allowed on outer decks.

Facility amenities: Dining room, bar, lounges, panoramic deck and gift shop, gym.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Seven: Saturday, February 28 - Transfer to Punta Arenas via Puerto Natales/Embar...
Breakfast: At the camp's dining room.



Morning: Say farewell to Torres del Paine and begin transfer to Punta Arenas via Puerto Natales.

En route stop at Puerto Natales. Stretch your legs and familiarize yourself with this remote Patagonian town on the shores of Seno Última Esperanza.



Lunch: At a local restaurant.


Afternoon: Transfer to the port at Punta Arenas to begin embarkation procedures on the boat.

Enjoy a cocktail reception hosted by the captain and crew.



Dinner: On board the ship.


Evening: Ship sets sail from Punta Arenas.

Lodging: MV Stella Australis

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MV Stella Australis was built in 2010 and is able to hold up to 210 passengers in its 100 comfortable, outside cabins.

Ship Information: Construction year: 2010 Passenger capacity: 210 5 Decks (Patagonia deck/Dining Room – Magallanes deck/A & B – Tierra del Fuego Deck/ AA & AA Sup – Cabo de Hornos/AAA & AAA Sup -Darwin Deck/Lounge/Gym) Total cabins: 100 B Cabins (Magallanes Deck): 3 A Cabins (Magallanes Deck): 34 AA Cabins (Tierra del Fuego): 36 AAA Cabins (Cabo de Hornos): 23 AA Superior Cabins: (Tierra del Fuego): 2 AAA Superior Cabins: (Cabo de Hornos): 2

Contact info:
0000000000000
000000000, Argentina
phone: +8776783772
web: http://www.australis.com/site/en-us/fleet/stella-australis/

Room amenities: Carpeted floors, bedside lamps, safety deposit boxes, onboard phone, small dresser, private baths with shower and hairdryer. Smoking only allowed on outer decks.

Facility amenities: Dining room, bar, lounges, panoramic deck and gift shop, gym.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eight: Sunday, March 01 - Ainsworth Bay and Tucker's Islets.
Breakfast: On board the ship.


Morning: Early this morning we will set sail to Ainsworth Bay, navigating through the Almirantazgo Sound. Ainsworth Bay, in the Alberto de Agostini National Park, is a great spot from which to view the Marinelli Glacier and observe the way in which glaciers have sculpted the landscape.

Walk to a local beaver dam in the sub-polar Magellan Forest. Keep your eyes open for possible sightings of southern elephant seals that occasionally congregate along the beach.

Return to the ship and sail towards Tucker’s Islets.



Lunch: On board the ship.


Afternoon: After lunch, board Zodiacs for an exploration a boat exploration of Tucker’s Islets. As we navigate around the islets we will search for the Magellanic Penguins and Rock Shags (also known as Magellanic Cormorants) that nest along the rocky shores.

Return to the ship.



Dinner: On board the ship.


Lodging: MV Stella Australis

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MV Stella Australis was built in 2010 and is able to hold up to 210 passengers in its 100 comfortable, outside cabins.

Ship Information: Construction year: 2010 Passenger capacity: 210 5 Decks (Patagonia deck/Dining Room – Magallanes deck/A & B – Tierra del Fuego Deck/ AA & AA Sup – Cabo de Hornos/AAA & AAA Sup -Darwin Deck/Lounge/Gym) Total cabins: 100 B Cabins (Magallanes Deck): 3 A Cabins (Magallanes Deck): 34 AA Cabins (Tierra del Fuego): 36 AAA Cabins (Cabo de Hornos): 23 AA Superior Cabins: (Tierra del Fuego): 2 AAA Superior Cabins: (Cabo de Hornos): 2

Contact info:
0000000000000
000000000, Argentina
phone: +8776783772
web: http://www.australis.com/site/en-us/fleet/stella-australis/

Room amenities: Carpeted floors, bedside lamps, safety deposit boxes, onboard phone, small dresser, private baths with shower and hairdryer. Smoking only allowed on outer decks.

Facility amenities: Dining room, bar, lounges, panoramic deck and gift shop, gym.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Nine: Monday, March 02 - Pia Glacier and Garibaldi Glacier.
Breakfast: On board the ship.


Morning: This morning the ship will navigate the Beagle Channel and Pia Fjord in preparation for activities around the Pia Glacier.

Disembark near Pia Glacier. A short hike to a local lookout point will culminate in spectacular views of towering mountains and glaciers.
Return to the ship.



Lunch: On board the ship.


Afternoon: This afternoon we will continue navigating the historic Beagle Channel and journey past the impressive Spain, Romanche, Germany, Italy, France, and Holland glaciers (also known as “Glacier Alley”).



Dinner: On board the ship.


Lodging: MV Stella Australis

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MV Stella Australis was built in 2010 and is able to hold up to 210 passengers in its 100 comfortable, outside cabins.

Ship Information: Construction year: 2010 Passenger capacity: 210 5 Decks (Patagonia deck/Dining Room – Magallanes deck/A & B – Tierra del Fuego Deck/ AA & AA Sup – Cabo de Hornos/AAA & AAA Sup -Darwin Deck/Lounge/Gym) Total cabins: 100 B Cabins (Magallanes Deck): 3 A Cabins (Magallanes Deck): 34 AA Cabins (Tierra del Fuego): 36 AAA Cabins (Cabo de Hornos): 23 AA Superior Cabins: (Tierra del Fuego): 2 AAA Superior Cabins: (Cabo de Hornos): 2

Contact info:
0000000000000
000000000, Argentina
phone: +8776783772
web: http://www.australis.com/site/en-us/fleet/stella-australis/

Room amenities: Carpeted floors, bedside lamps, safety deposit boxes, onboard phone, small dresser, private baths with shower and hairdryer. Smoking only allowed on outer decks.

Facility amenities: Dining room, bar, lounges, panoramic deck and gift shop, gym.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Ten: Tuesday, March 03 - Cape Horn and Wulaia Bay.
Breakfast: On board the ship.


Morning: This morning we will navigate through the Murray Channel and Nassau Bay on our way to Cape Horn National Park.

Group leader lecture: Life at the End of the Earth.



Lunch: On board the ship.


Afternoon: Disembark at Wulaia Bay (weather permitting) for a walking exploration of Cape Horn National Park. Walk through a Magellanic forest of lengas, coihues, canelos, ferns and other native vegetation to reach a look-out point.

Cape Horn is located in the southern part of the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago and is considered by most to be the southernmost point in South America. The gale force winds, strong currents, and unpredictable weather around Cape Horn make it especially challenging to sail these waters. This was an important route for trade ships until the Panama Canal was completed and began operating in 1914.

Optional activity (at additional cost): kayaking in Wulaia Bay with the ship's expedition guides.

Return to the ship.



Dinner: On board the ship.


Lodging: MV Stella Australis

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Contact info:
Av. Luis Fernando Martial 1911
Tierra del Fuego
Ushuaia, Argentina
phone: +54 11-43930621
web: www.losacebos.com

Room amenities: All rooms feature magnificent views of Beagle Channel or snow-capped Andes mountains. Guest rooms have international direct dialing, radio/alarm clock, hairdryer, private bathroom and wall to wall carpet.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eleven: Wednesday, March 04 - Disembarkation in Ushuaia/Tierra del Fuego Nation...
Disembarkation in Ushuaia/Tierra del Fuego National Park/Maritime Museum.

Breakfast: On board the ship.


Morning: Morning disembarkation at Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the Americas.

Field trip to Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Argentina's Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, located approximately 7.4 miles west of Ushuaia, was the country's first shoreline park. Native forests of lengas, coihues, ñires, canelos, and mossy foliage are home to guanacos, foxes, and muskrats. Short trails follow the southern edges of the park, providing visitors with scenic views of the Ensenada and Lapataia Bays, and the famous Beagle Channel. Sea birds are abundant along the coast and include albatross, terns, geese, ducks, and gulls. Also be on the lookout for condors, Magellanic woodpeckers, and Austral conures. A 5 mile trail that leads west from Bahia Ensenada passes through an area of archaeological importance; grass covered shell mounds left by the Yamaná (a.k.a. Yahgan) inhabitants hundreds of years ago.



Lunch: Enjoy a typical lamb barbecue.



Afternoon: After lunch, pay a visit to Ushuaia’s Maritime Museum.

During the early 20th century, the Argentine government established a prison in Ushuaia, deciding that its remote location would make escape virtually impossible. The prisoners were used to build the town and establish a railway (now called the End of the World Train). Although the prison was closed in 1947, the buildings still remain and are now part of a naval museum. Visitors can still see some of the original structures built by prisoners while touring the older sections of the city. The museum displays include scale models of ships and historic information about Tierra del Fuego’s indigenous people and the European pirates and explorers who sailed to this remote part of South America.

Transfer to the hotel and check-in.



Dinner: At the hotel restaurant.


Lodging: Los Acebos Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The NH Latino Hotel is located in downtown Buenos Aires, within walking distance of the Obelisk, Plaza de Mayo Square, Teatro Colón, and Florida Street.

Contact info:
Suipacha 309
Buenos Aires, Argentina
phone: +54 -11-43216700
web: www.nh-hotels.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning, coffee/tea maker, soundproof windows, direct-dial phone, balcony, TV, alarm clock, desk with lamp, Internet access, safety deposit box, hair dryer, and minibar. Cots/roll-aways upon request.

Facility amenities: Currency exchange, baggage hold, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, elevators, wakeup service, wheel chair access, restaurant, café bar, laundry services, conference room, sauna, massage services, fitness center, and WiFi.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Subject to availability.
Room type and prices are subject to hotel availability. For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator at 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com.


Day Twelve: Thursday, March 05 - Fly to Buenos Aires/Independent Explorations/Wine...
Note: The flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires usually takes 3.5 hours.

Breakfast: At the hotel restaurant.



Morning: This morning we will transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Buenos Aires.

Arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel.

Time at leisure.



Lunch: On your own to explore local fare.



Afternoon: Free time to enjoy Buenos Aires at your own pace.

Before dinner, enjoy a wine tasting at a local cellar/bar. Learn about some of Argentina's famed regional wines.



Dinner: At a local restaurant.

Lodging: NH Latino Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The NH Latino Hotel is located in downtown Buenos Aires, within walking distance of the Obelisk, Plaza de Mayo Square, Teatro Colón, and Florida Street.

Contact info:
Suipacha 309
Buenos Aires, Argentina
phone: +54 -11-43216700
web: www.nh-hotels.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning, coffee/tea maker, soundproof windows, direct-dial phone, balcony, TV, alarm clock, desk with lamp, Internet access, safety deposit box, hair dryer, and minibar. Cots/roll-aways upon request.

Facility amenities: Currency exchange, baggage hold, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, elevators, wakeup service, wheel chair access, restaurant, café bar, laundry services, conference room, sauna, massage services, fitness center, and WiFi.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Subject to availability.
Room type and prices are subject to hotel availability. For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator at 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com.


Day Thirteen: Friday, March 06 - Buenos Aires - Plaza de Mayo, La Boca and Re...
Breakfast: At the hotel restaurant.



Morning: Orientation to Buenos Aires with stops at Plaza de Mayo, La Boca and Recoleta. On-site lectures by the group leader will discuss the cultural influence of immigrants in Buenos Aires and the phenomenon that is Evita.

Visit one of the city's oldest cemetery's in the wealthy Recoleta neighborhood for a look at Eva Peron's final resting place.



Lunch: Lunch is on your own, in Recoleta, to enjoy local fare.



Afternoon: Time at leisure.

Lecture: The Tango, A Symbol of the Spirit of the City.



Dinner: Depart for a local restaurant for dinner and a Tango and Folkloric Show.

Lodging: NH Latino Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Fourteen: Saturday, March 07 - Teatro Colon/Farewell Lunch/Departure Flights to ...
Breakfast: At the hotel restaurant.



Morning: Lecture: Buenos Aires: The Heartbeat of Argentina.

Field trip to the Teatro Colon.

Since 1908 visitors have marveled at the imposing seven-story Teatro Colón, a truly world-class center for opera, ballet and classical music. The current building replaced the original Teatro Colon that was located in front of the Plaza de Mayo from 1857-1888. Some of the highly acclaimed artists who have graced the theater’s stage include Enrico Caruso, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, Yo-Yo Ma, Anna Pavlova, Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, Mikhail Barishnikov, and Vaslav Nijinski.



Lunch: Farewell lunch at a local restaurant.



Afternoon: Return to the hotel, followed by time at leisure to get some rest, enjoy hotel amenities, and/or do some last minute packing.

Late afternoon refreshments at the hotel before heading out to the airport to catch international flights to the U.S.



Evening: Transfer to the international airport to catch overnight flights to the U.S.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Fifteen: Sunday, March 08 - Arrivals in the U.S.
Arrive To: International flight arrivals to the U.S.



Free Time Opportunities


Buenos Aires
Dinner and Tango ShowThe sensual dance known as tango was once reserved to the brothels and tenements of late 19th-century Buenos Aires. Over time, the dance evolved and made its way from working class neighborhoods to the elegant salons in the city. Many local venues now offer the option to have a three-course dinner accompanied by a tango show. There are many places to choose from and new ones keep springing up everyday. Shows vary both in style and in price, so ask around before making a choice. Another option is to visit a local milonga (a place where Porteños go to dance the tango). Visit www.turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/ to get an up to date list of local milongas.
Museo Nacional de Bellas ArtesArgentina’s most important national arts museum features works by some of the country's key 19th and 20th century artists as well as international pieces. Admission is free and the museum is closed on Mondays. Open: Tue-Fri/12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m./Sat-Sun/9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Contact information: Av del Libertador 1473, Buenos Aires. Phone: +54-11-52889900
For additional information, visit: www.mnba.gob.ar/
Reserva Ecológica Costanera SurThe wetlands along the Rio de la Plata were turned into an attractive 350-hectare nature reserve in 1986. The park offers Porteños some respite from the city's fast-paced lifestyle and is a favorite spot for family picnics and afternoon strolls. The park was declared a RAMSAR site in 2005 and is a good place to do bird watching (over 200 recorded species) while in Buenos Aires. Open: Tue-Sun 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Nov-Mar)/Tue-Sun 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m (Apr-Oct). Contact information: Av Tristán Achavat Rodríguez 1550, Buenos Aires.
For additional information, visit: www.buenosaires.gob.ar/areas/med_ambiente/reserva/
Teatro ColonThe historic Teatro Colon in downtown Buenos Aires is known as much for its architectural beauty as it is for its internationally acclaimed performances. The theater regularly hosts operas, ballets, concerts and more in the evenings and tickets can be purchased at the theater's box office or online with a major credit card. Contact information: Cerrito 628, Buenos Aires. Phone: +54-11-43787100
For additional information, visit: www.teatrocolon.org.ar/

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