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ARGENTINA / CHILE

Discovering Wines and Traditions of Argentina and Chile

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Program #12827RJ
19 Days | 18 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Instructors

These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Mr. Pablo Gonzalez

Based in Santiago, native Chilean Pablo Gonzalez majored in linguistics and English as second language at the State Universidad Catolica. Fluent in English and Spanich, he has led Road Scholar trips in Chile through Atacama Desert, Easter Island, the Lake District and the Ice Fields. He is an accomplished whitewater kayaker and rafting guide.

Mr. Martin Soliani

A lover of travel, Martín Soliani has lived in Porto Belo, Brazil; Santa Barbara, California; and Ibiza, Spain but returned to his native Buenos Aires. He has overseen numerous educational forays into Argentina’s growing wine regions as well as coordinated Spanish-language programs for students visiting from abroad. When not showing off pride in Argentina’s heritage, beauty and wine, Martín can be found jet-setting, swimming or reading up on history, politics and geography.

Mr. Julian Giglio

Julián Giglio is a Rioplatense native and a historian of Buenos Aires’ rich history. He is a wealth of information for everything that involves “The Paris of the Pampas” and Tango capital, and is well-versed in the city’s architecture, history, demographics, and a wealth of information regarding Argentina’s political and economic landscape. With Julián, every corner and street turn of Buenos Aires tells a story that he shares with visitors.

Mr. Victor Martin

Victor Martín is passionate about Argentina’s rich viticultural output. A certified guide of the Province of Buenos Aires, Victor can be found translating at winery conferences and demonstrating the richness of Argentina’s vineyards with international diplomats and wine connoisseurs. Join him in through the wineries and green vineyards and learn about the Malbec grape that revolutionized Argentinean wine.

Ms. Mannie De

Mannie De Paul graudated as an English Teacher from the Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado en Lenguas Vivas in Buenos Aires and coordinates the English teacher training college at the Instituto del Carmen in San Rafael and has two children that occupy her away from school. With her easy switch from English to Spanish, her insight into Argentine culture and lifestyle is invaluable.

Mr. Andres Antonietti

Andrés Antonietti is a certified oenologist—wine specialist—from the Universidad de Cuyo in Mendoza, and has worked in the industry in production, business, and import-export activities. He is currently the wine specialist at the Cavas de Perdriel y Robino winery where Andrés’ crafts fine, fizzy wines and sparkling wines and shares his love of Argentina’s growing viticulture industry with amateurs and VIP connoisseurs.

Mr. Eduardo Gonzalez

Eduardo Gonzalez was born in Valparaiso, Chile, but pursued his secondary education in Scotland, where he lived for eight years. He returned to Chile to complete his education as an English-Spanish translator and interpreter before starting his own company, Turismo Latino-America. Eduardo worked for four years as a translator in Los Angeles, Calif., and is currently in Chile teaching English as a foreign language at two national universities.

Instructors & Group Leaders

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Mr. Claudio Le Roy

Claudio Le Roy’s deep understanding of Chile’s culture has allowed him to lecture around the world, visiting more than 28 countries. Claudio studied English language teaching and literature at the Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile, where he also taught composition. He also worked for 10 years as a principal dancer for the National Folkloric Ballet of Chile, and studied culture with the most recognized folklorist and researcher in Chile. Claudio is very proud of his roots, country and people and has travelled extensively all over the country including the Chilean Antarctic territory and Easter Island studying and exploring Chile's roots and traditional culture. He also holds a diploma from the University of Chile in territorial and cultural identity development. He has a vast experience as instructor and as a group leader for Road Scholar programs and other groups of diversified interests and ages. Currently, Claudio is the program director for the Experiment in International Living in Chile, institution that he joined in 2000.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
17 nights of accommodations
44 meals: 17 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 12 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
27 Field trips
7 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances
1 Flights during the program

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