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Patagonia: A Natural Wonderland

Nov 20 - Dec 02, 2021

12 days | Chile | alumni UBC Travel Club

Patagonia shouldn’t be as enthralling as it is. It’s barren, almost empty of people, and as vast as you can imagine. And yet it mesmerizes, it calls to intrepid souls with its great icefields, its soaring snow-capped peaks, its huge tundra. While Patagonia now has great wine, delicious cuisine, and comfortable estancias converted to scenic hotels, it has retained the mystique of the frontier. Join us for a magical trip to discover Patagonia’s most spectacular corners in both Argentina and Chile. Get in shape for the holidays with walks and hikes that will stir your soul.

Your adventure begins in cosmopolitan Argentina for a guided exploration of Buenos Aires and its alluring confluence of French, Italian, and Latin character. A flight south brings you to some of the most pristine and remote landscapes on the planet where we will explore the spectacular sights of Argentine and Chilean Patagonia. We’ll visit the iconic places; the massive Perito Moreno Glacier calving massing chunks of ice into Lake Argentino’s turquoise waters, the mighty granite towers of Torres del Paine, and the wild and rugged landscapes between them.

Discover these awe-inspiring landscapes during your choice of easy to challenging guided walks and treks. As you explore from our comfortable hotel bases, you’ll see spiky peaks veiled in clouds, endless steppes where solitary Guanacos keep watch from hilltops, electric-blue lakes, and the two great icefields – remnants of the last ice age – which spill out of the Andes
as impressive glaciers.

Note to the reader: When reading the detailed itinerary, please forgivethe overuse of words like ‘scenic’, ‘jaw-dropping’, ‘spectacular’, and ‘views’.
 


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alumni UBC Travel Club Alumni Expeditions Active & Walking
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$7995  (Incl. taxes and gratuities)
Group Size:
14 - 16 participants

What’s included: Airport transfers, internal flights and ground transportation, accommodation based on double occupancy, most meals, all activities and entrance fees, services of specialized English-speaking hiking guides, gratuities for escort, local guides, drivers, hotels, and group meals, taxes, fully escorted by an alumni UBC Study Leader (to be announced!)

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Meet in Buenos Aires
2Vibrant neighbourhoods
3Fly south to El Calafate
4Cerro Torre: The most beautiful mountain on earth
5The secluded Laguna Azul trail
6Spectacular views from Laguna de los Tres
7Horseback riding on the steppes
8The Perito Moreno Glacier
9Across the border to Chile
10Torres del Paine National Park
11Torres del Paine National Park
12Along the ‘Ruta del Fin del Mundo’
13Depart Punta Arenas
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alumni UBC Travel Club Alumni Expeditions Active & Walking
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$7995  (Incl. taxes and gratuities)
Group Size:
14 - 16 participants

What’s included: Airport transfers, internal flights and ground transportation, accommodation based on double occupancy, most meals, all activities and entrance fees, services of specialized English-speaking hiking guides, gratuities for escort, local guides, drivers, hotels, and group meals, taxes, fully escorted by an alumni UBC Study Leader (to be announced!)

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