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Finis Terrae: Exploring the Wilds of Southern Patagonia

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15 Days | 14 Nights
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. 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.
Meals: 34 total, 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Hotel Torremayor: Santiago, 2 nights
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

EcoCamp Patagonia: Torres del Paine National Park, 3 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: This unique lodge is comprised of geodesic domes and takes its inspiration from dwellings once used by the ancient nomadic peoples of Patagonia. Every aspect of the camp's design was carefully planned to provide attractive and comfortable facilities with minimal impact to the local environment. Meals are served in the dining room, in a community dome, and the menu is a blend of Chilean and international cuisines prepared with locally-sourced ingredients. Guests have priviledged views of Torres del Paine National Park's breathtaking scenery, including the towering granite towers, from the comfort of their own domes or while lounging on the camp's terrace. The EcoCamp takes pride in being the first ISO14001 and ISO 9001 certified hotel in Patagonia. Energy for the camp is generated by solar panels and a micro-hydro turbine (power is 220 V AC). The domes are made of renewable materials and a sophysticated recycling system handles lodge waste.

Contact info:
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
phone: +800-901-6987
web: www.ecocamp.travel

Room amenities: Each Suite Dome (300ft² area) has comfortable bedding, a low-emission stove, a fully-equipped private bathroom with a state of the art composting toilet and a propane heater. Electricity is limited inside the domes, so hairdryers are not permitted (laptops and cameras are ok to charge). Ceiling windows are perfect for star gazing from the comfort of your cozy bed. An enclosed verandah provides a nice place to read or dry wet clothes inside your dome, while an outdoor terrace offers an inviting place to enjoy a glass of wine and chat after a full day of activities. Smoking is only allowed outdoors.

Facility amenities: Dining room, bar, library, shop, a barbecue platform, and a terrace with lounge chairs. Raised walkways connect the domes.

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

Hotel Rey Don Felipe: Punta Arenas, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel Rey Don Felipe is located just two blocks from Punta Arena's main square, near local restaurants and shops. The cozy property has 45 spacious rooms distributed among three floors.

Contact info:
Armando Sanhueza 965
Punta Arenas, Chile
phone: +56-61-2295000
web: www.hotelreydonfelipe.com/

Room amenities: Rooms have private bathroom with hairdryer, heating and AC, electronic lock, direct dial phone, safety deposit box, mini bar, and cable TV.

Facility amenities: Cozy lounge with fireplace, restaurant, bar, guest computers with internet access, WiFi, gym, laundry service, conference room, and room service. The hotel is a smoke-free property (no smoking allowed).

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

MV Via Australis: At Sea, 4 nights
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MV Via Australis was built in 2005 and is able to hold up to 136 passengers in its 64 comfortable, outside cabins.

Ship Information: Construction year: 2005 Passenger capacity: 136 5 Decks (Patagonia deck/B – Magallanes deck/A-Tierra del Fuego Deck/AA – Cabo de Hornos/AAA-Darwin Deck) Total cabins: 64 B Cabins (Patagonia Deck): 7 A Cabins (Magallanes Deck): 10 AA Cabins (Tierra del Fuego): 18 AAA Cabins (Cabo de Hornos): 29

Contact info:
000000000, Argentina
phone: +877-678-3772
web: www.australis.com/site/en-us/fleet/via-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.

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

NH Latino Hotel: Buenos Aires, 2 nights
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.

Ship Information: 0

Contact info:
Suipacha 309
Buenos Aires, Argentina
phone: +541143216700
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.

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
12 nights of accommodations
34 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
1 Performances
2 Flights during the program


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