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Argentina/Chile

Finis Terrae: Exploring the Wilds of Southern Patagonia

Based in the Patagonia Mountains, explore the natural wonders of South America, learning about geology, local flora and fauna and the story of this beautiful place.
Program No. 20614RJ
Length
15 days
Starts at
6,999
Flights start at
1,300
Argentina/Chile

Finis Terrae: Exploring the Wilds of Southern Patagonia

Based in the Patagonia Mountains, explore the natural wonders of South America, learning about geology, local flora and fauna and the story of this beautiful place.
Length
15 days
Starts at
6,999
Flights start at
1,300
Program No. 20614 RJ
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Activity Level: On Your Feet (1)

DATES & PRICES

Lower Decks
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Accommodation Details
Cabins on the lower levels of the ship, providing a calm ride in rough seas and located the farthest from common areas, including pools and sun decks.
Middle Decks
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Accommodation Details
Cabins on the middle deck levels of the ship, providing a central location and less motion than upper deck levels.
Upper Decks
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Accommodation Details
Cabins on the higher deck levels of the ship, convenient to common areas, including sun decks and pools.
Oct 11 - Oct 25, 2021
Lower Decks on Ship 6,999
Middle Decks on Ship 7,259
Upper Decks on Ship 7,559
Itinerary Note

This date uses the same itinerary as the “Let's Go” dates, except it features less walking. City excursions are made by bus, instead of on foot.

Activity Level: On Your Feet (1)

DATES & PRICES

Lower Decks on Ship
Details
Accommodation Details
Cabins on the lower levels of the ship, providing a calm ride in rough seas and located the farthest from common areas, including pools and sun decks.
Oct 11 - Oct 25, 2021
Lower Decks on Ship 8,979
Itinerary Note

This date uses the same itinerary as the “Let's Go” dates, except it features less walking. City excursions are made by bus, instead of on foot.

Activity Level: Let's Go! (4)

DATES & PRICES

Lower Decks
Details
Accommodation Details
Cabins on the lower levels of the ship, providing a calm ride in rough seas and located the farthest from common areas, including pools and sun decks.
Middle Decks
Details
Accommodation Details
Cabins on the middle deck levels of the ship, providing a central location and less motion than upper deck levels.
Upper Decks
Details
Accommodation Details
Cabins on the higher deck levels of the ship, convenient to common areas, including sun decks and pools.
Oct 23 - Nov 6, 2021
Lower Decks on Ship 6,999
Middle Decks on Ship 7,259
Upper Decks on Ship 7,559
Nov 8 - Nov 22, 2021
Lower Decks on Ship 7,099
Middle Decks on Ship 7,359
Upper Decks on Ship 7,659
Dec 2 - Dec 16, 2021
Lower Decks on Ship 7,099
Middle Decks on Ship 7,359
Upper Decks on Ship 7,659
Dec 6 - Dec 20, 2021
Lower Decks on Ship 7,099
Middle Decks on Ship 7,359
Upper Decks on Ship 7,659
Activity Level: Let's Go! (4)

DATES & PRICES

Lower Decks on Ship
Details
Accommodation Details
Cabins on the lower levels of the ship, providing a calm ride in rough seas and located the farthest from common areas, including pools and sun decks.

At a Glance

With pink granite towers, colossal glaciers, emerald-colored fjords and a bleak and beautiful steppe, it is no wonder Chile’s and Argentina’s Patagonia has been inspiring travelers and explorers for centuries. Make your own voyage to the southern tip of South America, as you connect with the beauty of Patagonia via an expedition vessel from Tierra del Fuego National Park to Cape Horn and in the mountains in the heart of Patagonia’s rugged wilderness. By sea and on foot, learn about the landscape, abundant wildlife and hearty residents who call the “End of the Earth” their home.
Activity Level
Varies by date
Active program, includes walking, hiking and getting in/out of a Zodiac.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Sail the icy waters around the tip of the continent, past breathtaking glaciers to Cape Horn National Park.
  • Enjoy the rugged wilderness and extreme beauty of Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Discover the food, wine and vibrant culture of Buenos Aires and Santiago.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Ines of My Soul
by Isabel Allende
Allende turns the amazing life of Spanish conquistadora and founder of Santiago, Ines Suarez (1507-1580), into a gripping novel.
Moon Handbook Patagonia
by Wayne Bernhardson
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout Patagonia.
Around Cape Horn
by Irving Johnson
Captain Irving Johnson memorably narrates this documentary of his 1929 voyage as a young man aboard the Peking, featuring a remarkable sequence about the ship rounding the Horn in a storm.
Wallpaper City Guide Santiago
by Rachael Moloney
A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations.
Torres del Paine Map
by Zagier & Urruty Maps
This detailed walking map (1:80,000) includes trekking routes, refuges and color topography.
Voyaging, Southward from the Strait of Magellan
by Rockwell Kent
An illustrated account of Rockwell's foolhardy voyage with a madman through magnificent Tierra del Fuego in a jury-rigged lifeboat. Both the text and striking woodcut illustrations communicate this dangerous landscape's dynamic character.
Rounding the Horn
by Dallas Murphy
A sailor at heart, Dallas Murphy gets himself down to Ushuaia, embarks a sturdy vessel and heads out to experience the wind and weather of Tierra del Fuego. In his informative account, Dallas interweaves plenty of history, a little rather naive politics and the story of his own adventures.
Buenos Aires, A Cultural History
by Jason Wilson
An exhilarating, erudite guide to Buenos Aires as it has been portrayed by writers, poets and thinkers, with a street map and detailed neighborhood descriptions.
The Whispering Land
by Gerald Durrell
A sparkling account of an eight-month jaunt on the trail of fur seals, guanaco, parrots and other Patagonian marvels. Excellent family reading.
Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego Map
by ITMB
This handy map shows all Patagonia on one side (1:2,000,000), with a more detailed map of Tierra del Fuego (1:750,000) on the reverse.
Tasting Chile, A Celebration of Authentic Chilean Foods and Wines
by Daniel Joelson
With recipes from restaurants and home chefs across Chile, this compilation is a great introduction to Chilean cuisine, and an excellent resource for anyone interested in trying out Chilean traditional dishes at home. Includes information on pairing wines with dishes and a basic overview of wine producers and varieties in Chile.
Birds of Southern South America & Antarctica
by Martin D. la Pena, Maurice Rumboll
With color plates, range maps and brief descriptions, this is a compact regional guide.
Argentina, A Traveler's Literary Companion
by Jill Gibian (Editor)
These choice stories introduce the landscapes and culture of Argentina, from the Andes to the Pampas, through the eyes of its writers.
Far Away and Long Ago
by W.H. Hudson
Hudson's enthralling childhood remembrances are rich with descriptions of the landscapes, birds and nature of Argentina.
Where the Earth Ends, A Journey Beyond Patagonia
by John Harrison
A spirited tale of adventures in the southern tip of South America, south from the Pampas and Patagonia to Punta Arenas, the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia -- and Antarctica.
Travels in a Thin Country, A Journey through Chile
by Sara Wheeler
British author Sara Wheeler deploys her wit, intelligence and powerful investigative skills on the Republic of Chile in this insightful travelogue.
Eyewitness Top 10 Buenos Aires
by Eyewitness Guides
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
A Wildlife Guide to Chile
by Sharon Chester
Chester's splendid guide, featuring 120 color plates, covers the wildlife, plants and natural history of Chile from the Atacama Desert and Patagonia to Easter Island and Antarctica.
Patagonia, Nature's Last Frontier
by Marcos Zimmerman, Tomas Eloy Martinez
The Argentine novelist Tomas Eloy Martinez (Santa Evita) provides the astute commentary for this collection of color photographs of Patagonia's windswept interiors, wild coast, mountains, glaciers and wildlife.
In Patagonia
by Bruce Chatwin
A masterpiece of travel, history and adventure, this award-winning book captures the spirit of the land, history, wildlife and people of Patagonia. There's no travel writer as engaging, insightful and just plain wonderful as Bruce Chatwin.





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