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14 Days | 13 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.
Livia from Madison, WI Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 02/16/15 - 03/01/15
I highly recommend this program. The geography is unlike any I'd experienced before and we got to partake in many different terrains in our hiking: steep inclines, muddy forest trails, glacier walks, and tranquil vistas. And the visit to the Penguin island is not to be missed. Dennis Berk, our leader, was so well organized, accommodated different hiking abilities (and everyone made it up the most difficult portion), was extremely patient with everyone, is knowledgeable about the area and its history and made our transitions from place to place easy. Kudos to him! Local guides, including Pedro and Valentin added to our enjoyment. Accommodations were generally good though the hotel in Ushuaia should probably be swapped out. Food was plentiful and generally good. To get the most out of the program be sure to train adequately; there are some challenging parts. That will add not only to your enjoyment, but is important for group dynamics too. Highly recommended trip!

Gene from Halstead, KS Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 01/26/15 - 02/08/15
The Patagonian landscape is amazing and exceeded my expectations for its beauty and wonder. Sharing this discovery with new friends was a great experience. This is one of the most impressive trips I have taken.

Connie from Kennesaw, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/26/15 - 02/08/15
We just finished Patagonia at the end of the Earth. It exceeded our expectations with what we were able to do and see. It is a beautiful area and the trip is very active. One downside is the lack of free time. Every daytime minute was filled. This could be remedied if you came a few days early or left a few days later from Buenos Aires so that you could explore the Northern part of the trip

Carol from Shutesbury, MA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 11/10/14 - 11/23/14
The Patagonia Trekking is strenuous, exhilarating and fantastic in every way. Come prepared to trek 10-12 miles a day, walk on glaciers, hike in glacier moraines, deal with variable weather conditions by the minute, and engage with natural beauty with every breath. This was our favorite Road Scholar trip to date. It'll be tough to match this program, but we'll try!

Glenn from S Burlington, VT Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 02/17/14 - 03/02/14
This trip is up there with our visit to the Galapagos as being memorable, exciting and instructive. The scenery is spectacular, and you haven't really seen the Andes until you've walked on Viedma Glacier and watched the frequent calving off of Perito Moreno Glacier up close. The level of activity was generally challenging but reasonable, with adequate accommodation for individual differences.

Susan from San Francisco, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/17/14 - 03/02/14
A wonderful program and very diverse. You will learn a lot about glaciers and have an opportunity to experience them in a variety of ways. A few days of the program you'll be physically challenged with some very long hikes, and most other days were active and challenging in the sense that you will have many activities (short hikes, boat rides, lectures, museums, etc.).

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