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Chile/Argentina

Wonders of Chile and Argentina: Patagonia, Iguazu Falls and Splendid Cities

Program No. 20789RJ
Experience the volcanoes, lakes and glacier-carved peaks of Patagonia and explore Santiago and Buenos Aires as you discover what connects these two countries and what makes them unique.
Length
14 days
Rating (4.62)
Activity Level
Starts at
4,999
Flights start at
1,350

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Sep 19 - Oct 2, 2023
Starting at
5,599
Oct 10 - Oct 23, 2023
Starting at
5,599
Nov 1 - Nov 14, 2023
Starting at
5,599
Nov 7 - Nov 20, 2023
Starting at
5,599
Dec 2 - Dec 15, 2023
Starting at
5,599
Jan 6 - Jan 19, 2024
Starting at
5,599
Jan 16 - Jan 29, 2024
Starting at
5,599
Jan 23 - Feb 5, 2024
Starting at
5,599
Feb 1 - Feb 14, 2024
Starting at
5,599
Feb 10 - Feb 23, 2024
Starting at
5,599
Feb 20 - Mar 4, 2024
Starting at
5,599
Mar 9 - Mar 22, 2024
Starting at
5,599
Apr 2 - Apr 15, 2024
Starting at
4,999
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Sep 19 - Oct 2, 2023
Starting at
6,439
Oct 10 - Oct 23, 2023
Starting at
6,439
Nov 1 - Nov 14, 2023
Starting at
6,439
Nov 7 - Nov 20, 2023
Starting at
6,439
Dec 2 - Dec 15, 2023
Starting at
6,439
Jan 6 - Jan 19, 2024
Starting at
6,439
Jan 16 - Jan 29, 2024
Starting at
6,439
Jan 23 - Feb 5, 2024
Starting at
6,439
Feb 1 - Feb 14, 2024
Starting at
6,439
Feb 10 - Feb 23, 2024
Starting at
6,439
Feb 20 - Mar 4, 2024
Starting at
6,439
Mar 9 - Mar 22, 2024
Starting at
6,439
Apr 2 - Apr 15, 2024
Starting at
5,789

At a Glance

Uncover treasures built by man and forged by nature on this journey in Chile and Argentina. Explore the cosmopolitan capitals of Santiago and Buenos Aires. Experience the otherworldly natural environment of Patagonia, where snowcapped volcanoes rise above glacial lakes. And hear the roar of Iguazu Falls, a spectacle of water surrounded by jungle.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day; some uneven terrain. Long (approximately 9-12 hours) ferry and coach transport to Bariloche.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Discover both Chilean and Argentine Patagonia, crossing from one to the other by boat like the early settlers.
  • Learn about the world-class Chilean and Argentinean wine industry and visit a vineyard.
  • Feel the mist from Iguazu Falls as you explore the waterfall from the Argentinean and Brazilian side.
Featured Expert
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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.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Horacio Cavilli View biography
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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Marcel Gonzalez View biography
Marcel Gonzalez grew up in Punta Arenas, Chile, and holds degrees in public relations and tourism. He began working as a bilingual group leader and Patagonian guide in 1999. After leading educational groups within the Lake District of Northern Patagonia, his horizons gradually expanded to include most of South America. Marcel describes the Amazon, Machu Picchu, the Galápagos, and Easter Islands as top highlights of his travels. Some little-known facts...he is an amateur writer, a voracious reader, and a lifelong student of American literature!
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Marisa Zeidan View biography
Marisa Elizabeth Zeidan is a certified Argentinean national guide and a seasoned expedition leader. She’s a native of Buenos Aires and studied tourism at the Instituto Nacional Perito Moreno. Marisa cut her teeth working with incentive groups and cruise lines before becoming an expedition leader for a number of well-known educational travel organizations. She has led groups to Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador, and the Galapagos Islands. Marisa is fluent in English and Portuguese in addition to her native Spanish.
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.
Iguazu Falls Map
by de Dios
This foldup laminated card shows seven maps of the falls, Puerto Iguazu, park and region.
The Andes
by Jason Wilson
Starting out in Cuzco, heart of the Inca Empire, Wilson spreads north and south along the Andes, including excerpts from South American literary giants, travelers and his own impressions.
Tango, The Art History of Love
by Robert Farris Thompson
A probing cultural history of the tango, its working class origins in 19th-century Buenos Aires and Afro-Argentine roots.
Heartbreak Tango
by Manuel Puig
Puig's wicked tale of the life and death of Juan, an impossibly beautiful dancer and Lothario, steeped in the melancholy of Buenos Aires.
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.
Lonely Planet Buenos Aires
by Lonely Planet
The best of Buenos Aires is included in this practical guide, along with a pullout map and insider recommendations on shopping, eating, sleeping and day trips.
Chile, A Traveler's Literary Companion
by Katherine Silver (Editor)
These choice stories introduce both the country and a host of contemporary writers.
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.
Tschiffely's Ride
by Aime Tschiffely
The classic account of a remarkable, 10,000-mile journey in 1925 across the Andes, pampas, deserts and tropical forest of South and Central America from Buenos Aires to Washington D.C. Astoundingly, Tschiffely made the epic trek with the same two delightful, determined and hardy (and much loved) gaucho horses, Mancha and Gato. Tschiffely captures the people, landscape of the spirit of places along the way in vivid, down-to-earth detail.
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.
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.
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.
Fodor's Chile, Including Argentine Patagonia
by Adam Taplin (Editor)
An excellent all-around practical guide to the attractions, cultures and natural history of Chile.
Buenos Aires Map
by Berndtson & Berndtson
A laminated street map of Buenos Aires and surroundings at a scale of 1:15,000.
The Secret in Their Eyes
by Eduardo Sacheri
Basis for the 2010 Oscar-winning film and a portrait of 1970s Buenos Aires, Sacheri's novel-within-a-novel follows Benjamin Chaparro, a retired clerk in the Palace of Justice, who sets out to write a novel about a case that has haunted him for decades.
Lake District, Araucania: Argentina & Chile
by Zagier & Urruty Maps
This regional map (1:400,00) covers the mid-section of Chile and Argentina from Bariloche across to Puerto Montt and Temuco.
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.
Forgotten Continent
by Michael Reid
Economist editor Reid draws on his years in the cities, presidential palaces and shantytowns of Central and South America in this portrait of a region rich in oil, farmland and culture, with consideration on its prospects in the face of globalization.
Culture Smart! Argentina
by Robert Hamwee
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
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.





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