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.
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Program No. 20614RJ
15 days
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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
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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.
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Horacio Cavilli
A native of Buenos Aires who has both studied and taught at the University of Buenos Aires, Horacio Cavilli enjoys enhancing the educational experience for his Road Scholar participants. He studied veterinary science in Argentina, did graduate work in agroecology in Scandinavia and spent ten years working with local farms. Horacio is an enthusiastic traveler himself and has been to many countries in South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania. He speaks five languages: Spanish, English, French, Italian and Portuguese.
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