2020 Total Solar Eclipse Expedition - Itinerary Tour D2
*Only 1 x MALE twin share room now remaining
Day One - 10th December 2020 - Arrive Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel for a two night stay.
Day Three - Fly west for our next two nights hotel accommodation in the town of Neuquen, regional capital of Neuquen Province.
Day Two - At leisure in Buenos Aires with local optional excursions available, including and evening Dinner and Tango Show.
Day Four - Local tours including the Limay River area and various lakes are available today.
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 follow the Limay River Valley across the arid Argentine Pampas. After the eclipse we travel south following the line of the Andes to Bariloche where we stay for the next two nights.
OBSERVATION SITE details and weather data are HERE *Eclipse observation from Fortin Nogueyra near Piedra del Aguila, Argentina.
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. Excursions on the lakes are a highlight here.
Day Seven - Travel through the Patagonia Lakes area today and cross the Andes back into Chile. You will have the choice to make the crossing either by land or by taking the "lakes crossing" route with boat trips across three lakes joined by precipitous mountain roads. Both routes travel through magnificent scenery, although the land crossing is the quicker journey. Spend the next two nights in Puerto Varas.
Day Eight - A chance to enjoy the dramatic scenery of the area today.
Day Nine - Fly from Puerto Montt to Santiago today and overnight in the city.
Day Ten - Join your flight home from Santiago today.
Tour Price £2,175 / $2,825 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 £1,235 / $1,600
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