Chile & Argentina Annular Eclipse

Magallanes Patagonia

Feb 22 - Mar 05, 2017

Torres del Paine a picture perfect destination whose natural beauty is only heightened when seen first-hand.
Upclose viewing of the Perito Moreno Glaciers by boat.
First Class accommodations as always with MWT Associates, Inc.
What's Argentina without TANGO.
Dinner & Show
Marvel at the majestic fjords, monumental peaks of Torres del Paine, and the ancient glaciers of Southern Patagonia. Visit Chile and Argentina to discover the South American beauty and cultural diversity. Continue your scientific discovery with Astronomy Magazine Senior Editor, Richard Talcott and tick off another eclipse from your life list.
The Small Group Tour for Night Sky Enthusiasts is limited to 24 guests.
     
               
      

Itinerary

      

Wed/Thurs, Feb 22/23, 2017          USA - Chile
Depart for Santiago, Chile. Upon arrival in Santiago, you will be transferred to your hotel. Early check-in is provided for a rest before your afternoon tour of Santiago. D


Friday, February 24, 2017          Valparaiso
After breakfast enjoy the old port of Valparaiso, including Pablo Neruda’s home, La Sebastiana. This once fishing village marked by colorful houses and narrow streets and is now the third largest city in Chile. A winery visit for tasting and Bar-B-Que is included. B/L


Saturday, February 25, 2017          Santiago - Coyhaique
Transfer to the SANTIAGO Airport for the flight to Balmaceda/Coyhaique. After hotel check-in relax before the astronomical briefing tonight. B


Sunday, February 26, 2017          Coyhaique
Enjoy the lengthy annular eclipse today. B/L


Monday, February 27, 2017          Coyhaique - Puerto Natales
Today you will fly to Punta Arenas and transfer on to Puerto Natales to being entry in the magnificent Torres del Paine National Park. B

Tuesday, February 28, 2017          Torres del Paine National Park
Today is a spectacular encounter with nature. First, a cruise on the Ultima Esperanza Fjord to see the glaciers up-close from the water before transferring to another boat on the Rio Serrano River to cruise to the pristine Torres del Paine National Park for two nights . B/D


Wednesday, March 1, 2017          Torres del Paine
Today is highlighted by a photographers’ breathtaking day in Torres del Paine, a 927-square-mile World Biosphere Reserve and one of the most unspoiled and beautiful nature preserves on Earth. Spend the day exploring this unparalleled landscape of ice-blue glaciers, turquoise lakes and jagged peaks. One hour soft trekking to the view of Nordenskjold Lake. B/L


Thursday, March 2, 2017          Torres del Paine - Patagonia
Cross the border into Argentina today. Visit a sheep farm for grilled Patagonian lamb dinner and entertainment. B/D


Friday, March 3, 2017          Perito Moreno Glacier
A boat trip up to the Perito Moreno Glacier wall of 200 vertical feet will mesmerize you. The glacier is an UNESCO World Heritage site and is swelling and growing instead of receding at a rate of up to seven feet a day. The beauty is mesmerizing. Depart for Buenos Aires today. B


Tango

Saturday, March 4, 2017          Buenos Aires
Highlights of Buenos Aires tour include the Palermo parks and beautiful homes and the Bohemian district of La Boca. Tango show & dinner. Broadway Suites Hotel. B/D


Saturday, March 5, 2017          Homeward
After breakfast transfer to Buenos Aires International Airport. B

Serenity

Your All-inclusive cruise includes

• Reserve by June 30, 2016 and receive $250 per person Shipboard Credit and hometown to airport transfers within a 50 mile radius.
• Complimentary select fine wines, champagne and premium spirits
• Complimentary evening in Specialty Restaurants: Prego and Silk Road
• Open-bar service throughout the ship
• Gratuities: Housekeeping, bar and dining staff
• All non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, specialty coffee
• Computer University @Sea classes with Technology
• Art classes with Odyssey Art at Sea
• Ambassador Hosts, cultured and well-traveled gentlemen to socialize and dance the night away.

Thursday/Friday, March 2/3, 2017           Embark - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Depart for Argentina where the rhythm of the tango greets you in Buenos Aires; visit Plaza de Mayo Square and Casa Rosa where the Perons addressed the people.


Saturday, March 4, 2017           Buenos Aires, Argentina
Enjoy a tango show or learn to dance the tango yourself; stroll the artistic Cementerio de la Recoleta, where Eva Peron’s grave is the most visited and friends enjoy picnics.


Sunday, March 5, 2017           Montevideo, Uruguay
Today you can visit an authentic Uruguayan ranch, Estancia La Rabida, and enjoy a traditional asado (barbeque).


Monday/Tuesday, March 6/7, 2017           Punta del Este, Uruguay
Known for its resorts and white sand beaches along an elegant beachfront with mansions nestled among the tall pines lining the shore.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017           Cruising the Atlantic
A spa day or enjoy a lecture from one of several world leaders or freshen up your internet skills.


Thursday, March 9, 2017           Sao Paulo/Santos, Brazil
Home to some of the world’s finest contemporary art, Sao Paulo is the world’s third largest city and the political center of Brazil.


Friday, March 10, 2017           Paraty, Brazil
Nestled at the base of the mountains on Costa Verde, Paraty is a colonial town with cobbled streets lined by 17th and 18-century buildings. Many architectural landmarks on the waterfront including Capela de Santa Rita, a whitewashed 18th century church can be enjoyed.


Saturday, March 11, 2017           IIha Grande, Brazil
Fabulous island retreats with a colorful history from pirates’ lair to penitentiary where political prisoners were held. All that remains today are some half-buried stone foundations. There are beautiful tropical beaches backed up to virgin rainforests, now protected as state parkland.


Sunday, March 12, 2017           Buzios, Brazil
Set on an ocean peninsula Buzios is known as an upscale vacations destination with white sand beaches and a calm, horseshoe bay. Among the village streets, cobbled Rua das Pedras is a center of dinning and nightlife.


Monday/Tuesday, March 13/14, 2016           Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio boasts one of the most beautiful bays to cruise into or view from atop Corcovado where Christ the Redeemer stands sentinel. The famous beaches with filled with youthful volleyball matches.


               
   

Your Tour Includes

Annular

• Roundtrip air from LAX - Santiago/Buenos Aires
• Superior First Class and First Class accommodations
• Meals: Breakfast daily, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
• Sightseeing as described, including entrance fees
• Guided Tour Highlights:
Valparaiso, Santiago, Buenos Aires
           o Wine tasting
           o Penguin Colony
           o Cruise on the Ultima Esperanza Fjord
           o Torres del Paine National Park
           o Perito Moreno Glacier cruise
           o Buenos Aires Tango Show
• Distinguished astronomical lecturer
• Fully escorted from Los Angeles

accompanied by


Richard Talcott

Richard Talcott
Senior Editor,ASTRONOMY magazine

                    

Buenos Aires & Rio de Janeiro
Your All-inclusive cruise includes

• Reserve by April 29, 2016 and receive $250 per person Shipboard Credit and hometown to airport transfers within a 50 mile radius.
• Complimentary select fine wines, champagne and premium spirits
• Complimentary evening in Specialty Restaurants: Prego and Silk Road
• Open-bar service throughout the ship
• Gratuities: Housekeeping, bar and dining staff
• All non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, specialty coffee
• Computer University @Sea classes with Technology
• Art classes with Odyssey Art at Sea
• Ambassador Hosts, cultured and well-traveled gentlemen to socialize and dance the night away.

Thursday/Friday, March 2/3, 2017           Embark - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Depart for Argentina where the rhythm of the tango greets you in Buenos Aires; visit Plaza de Mayo Square and Casa Rosa where the Perons addressed the people.


Saturday, March 4, 2017           Buenos Aires, Argentina
Enjoy a tango show or learn to dance the tango yourself; stroll the artistic Cementerio de la Recoleta, where Eva Peron’s grave is the most visited and friends enjoy picnics.


Sunday, March 5, 2017           Montevideo, Uruguay
Today you can visit an authentic Uruguayan ranch, Estancia La Rabida, and enjoy a traditional asado (barbeque).


Monday/Tuesday, March 6/7, 2017           Punta del Este, Uruguay
Known for its resorts and white sand beaches along an elegant beachfront with mansions nestled among the tall pines lining the shore.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017           Cruising the Atlantic
A spa day or enjoy a lecture from one of several world leaders or freshen up your internet skills.


Thursday, March 9, 2017           Sao Paulo/Santos, Brazil
Home to some of the world’s finest contemporary art, Sao Paulo is the world’s third largest city and the political center of Brazil.


Friday, March 10, 2017           Paraty, Brazil
Nestled at the base of the mountains on Costa Verde, Paraty is a colonial town with cobbled streets lined by 17th and 18-century buildings. Many architectural landmarks on the waterfront including Capela de Santa Rita, a whitewashed 18th century church can be enjoyed.


Saturday, March 11, 2017           IIha Grande, Brazil
Fabulous island retreats with a colorful history from pirates’ lair to penitentiary where political prisoners were held. All that remains today are some half-buried stone foundations. There are beautiful tropical beaches backed up to virgin rainforests, now protected as state parkland.


Sunday, March 12, 2017           Buzios, Brazil
Set on an ocean peninsula Buzios is known as an upscale vacations destination with white sand beaches and a calm, horseshoe bay. Among the village streets, cobbled Rua das Pedras is a center of dinning and nightlife.


Monday/Tuesday, March 13/14, 2016           Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio boasts one of the most beautiful bays to cruise into or view from atop Corcovado where Christ the Redeemer stands sentinel. The famous beaches with filled with youthful volleyball matches.


                    
      

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