2020 Total Solar Eclipse Expedition - Itinerary Tour C

Day One - 9th December 2020 - Arrive Santiago and transfer to your hotel for a two night stay.

Day Two - At leisure in Santiago with optional local tours including a visit to the colourful town of Valparaiso.

Day Three to Day Five - Fly south for the next three nights at the lake side Hotel Enjoy in the town of Pucon on the shores of Lake Villaricca with views of the stunning Villarrica Volcano as a backdrop. 

Day Five - Eclipse Day.  There is a very clear distinction in local weather patterns in this region, with moisture laden winds blowing inland from the Pacific Ocean on to the western slopes of the Andes. Moisture is lost as the air rises over the mountain range and the downward slopes to the east of the range have a dry desert climate. Deserts are usually good places to expect the clear sky we need to observe an eclipse so this is where we will locate our mid-day observation site. To reach our eclipse site we cross the border from Chile into Argentina. After the eclipse we travel south following the line of the Andes to Bariloche where we stay for our next two nights at a lakeside hotel.

OBSERVATION SITE details and weather data are HERE.

Day Six - At leisure in Bariloche.  The lakeside town of Bariloche has a distinctly German flavour, with architecture reminiscent of the Alps and many examples of a long established German culture.

Day Six - Eclipse Day.  There is a very clear distinction in local weather patterns in this region, with moisture laden winds blowing inland from the Pacific Ocean on to the western slopes of the Andes. Moisture is lost as the air rises over the mountain range and the downward slopes to the east of the range have a dry desert climate. Deserts are usually good places to expect the clear sky we need to observe an eclipse so this is where we will locate our mid-day observation site. To reach our eclipse site we cross the border from Chile into Argentina, continuing on to Bariloche after the eclipse where we stay for the next three nights. Observation from the Malleo site.

OBSERVATION SITE details and weather data are HERE  *Eclipse observation from Malleo, Argentina.

Day Seven and Day Eight - At leisure in Bariloche.  The lakeside town of Bariloche has a distinctly German flavour, with architecture reminiscent of the Alps and many examples of a long established German culture. Excursions on the lakes are a highlight here.

Day Nine - Fly from Bariloche to Buenos Aires today with overnight accommodation provided in the city.

Day Ten - Join your flight home from Buenos Aires today.

Tour Price £1,695 / $2,375 per person.

  • The price is for the tour from arrival on Day 1 to your departure on Day 10.

  • Bed and breakfast accommodation is provided in hotels throughout the tour and all transfers, transport and excursions as described are included.  Accommodation is provided in twin or double bed hotel rooms with private bathroom. We are usually able to arrange shared accommodation with a person of the same gender or a limited number of rooms for sole occupancy are available at a supplement. Single Supplement £1,030 / $1,440

  • Local flights within South America are included but International flights are not included in the tour price.

  • Flight packages from London and the US will be offered about a year in advance of the tour departure or you can arrange your own International flights if you prefer. Current return air fares from London are between about £800 and £1,000 and from the US about $850 to $1,200

  • Provisional Reservations - Upon being able to confirm your Provisional Reservation we will invoice you for a deposit of 20% of the Tour Price per person.  This deposit is due within 2 weeks of the invoice date to secure your space on the tour.

  • Tour Extension details are available HERE