January 14-21, 2013

Patagonian Frontiers

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This rare itinerary includes two of the world’s last great frontiers: the majestic fjords and glaciers of southern Patagonia, and Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, replete with glaciers, lakes, rivers, and thunderous waterfalls. Your encounter with nature will begin and end in two great cosmopolitan centers: Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, and Chile’s capital, Santiago. In between you’ll set sail on a four-night cruise through the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle and Murray channels to Cape Horn; visit a colony of 120,000 penguins on Magdalena Island; and disembark in Punta Arenas, your gateway to Torres del Paine. You’ll also visit Chile’s Lake District, featuring Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, high in the snow-covered Andes, where you’ll encounter the Osorno volcano and the massive cascades of Petrohue Waterfalls. Your trip concludes in the old port of Valparaiso. A pre-tour option to Iguazu Falls is available.
For more information, call Smith Travel at 800-225-2029, or contact us via e-mail at alumtrav@smith.edu. You may fax the completed registration form to 413-585-2015 or mail it to the address below.
Mail To:
Smith Travel
Alumnae House
33 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01063

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  • An Argentine tango show in Buenos Aires
  • The 100-cabin expedition ship MV Stella Australis
  • A private winery tour in Santiago
Robert Newton, professor and chair of geosciences at Smith College
  • Duration: 18 days
  • Activity level: Moderately active
  • Cost: From $7,451 per person, based on double occupancy, including airfare from Miami
  • Single supplement: $2,495 per person
  • Deposit: $500 per person, payable to Odysseys Unlimited
  • Optional extensions: A pre-tour option to Iguazu Falls is available