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Patagonia Solar Eclipse

Argentina, Chile - Trip code PAE Eclipse
Days 10
Deposit From £298
Price from £2980
Flights not included
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Why book this trip?

Combining the unique spectacle of the total solar eclipse with Patagonia's awe-inspiring mountain landscapes, this journey takes us across the Andes, through the Patagonian Lake District of Argentina and Chile. We have two itineraries available, one running from Santiago to Buenos Aires, and the other in the opposite direction, both coinciding with the eclipse on 14 December 2020

  • Solar Eclipse - Witness this phenomenon in Piedra del Aguila, Argentina, with a local astronomer
  • Catamaran lake crossing - Take a sailing trip that crosses the Andes mountains, connecting Petrohue in Chile with Bariloche in Argentina
  • Buenos Aires - Explore Argentina's diverse capital, including tango-filled La Boca, and Eva Peron's resting place at the Recoleta Cemetery
  • Included meals

    Breakfast: 9

    Lunch: 1

  • Trip staff

    Explore Tour Leader

    Astronomer

  • Transport

    Bus

    Boat

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    Accommodation

    9 nights comfortable hotel

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    Trip pace:

    Relaxed

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    Group Size:

    12 - 18

Itinerary

Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select the itinerary that you wish to explore.

Day 1 - Join trip in Santiago

Arrive in Santiago, Chile's capital in the shadow of the Andes.

For those arriving on time our Leader plans to meet you in the hotel reception at 6pm for the welcome meeting and for those that wish, there is the chance to go out for dinner. There are no activities planned today, so you are free to arrive in Santiago at any time. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you'll need to arrive into Santiago's International Airport (airport code: SCL), approximately a 45 minute drive from our hotel. Should you miss the meeting, your leader will inform you of any essential information as soon as you catch up.

If your flight arrives earlier in the day, you may wish to take the cable car up Cerro Cristobal for a birds eye view of the city, or visit the museum district of Quinta Normal and the bohemian cafes around Bellavista.

Accommodation:

Grade: Comfortable Hotel

Single room available

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: None

Day 2 - Explore Santiago on foot; visit a winery and taste the regional specialties

Lying in the shadow of the Andes, Santiago's historic colonial centre and acres of green space contrast sharply with its modern business district and quickly-growing urban sprawl. Today is devoted to exploring the scenic capital by bus and on foot. The old part of the city, around the Alameda, contains a number of fine buildings, statues and gardens, including the impressive Presidential Palace. We also visit the Mercado Central and the Fine Arts Museum, and later take a 15 minute walk up Santa Lucia hill for panoramic views of the city and its mountainous backdrop.

Chile is famed for its wine-making prowess, most notably for its fine Cabernet Sauvignon, and this afternoon we will be taking a tour of the Concha y Toro winery. The end of our tour will include a tasting - a fitting end to our time in the capital.

Accommodation:

Grade: Comfortable Hotel

Single room available

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Day 3 - Fly to Puerto Montt and drive to Puerto Varas

Today we fly to Puerto Montt, the most important port in the south of Chile and the spot where the developed or settled population of Chile comes to a full stop. This is the gateway to the wild and rugged regions to the south and on arrival we'll visit the bustling fish market for an insight into the local trading culture. From here we drive to Puerto Varas and our hotel, based beside the shores of Lake Llanquihue, the second largest in Chile and one of the shimmering jewels of Chile's Lake District. Set against the backdrop of snow-capped volcanoes, this is the third largest expanse of natural water on the South American continent and presents us with a quite breathtaking setting.

Accommodation:

Grade: Comfortable Hotel

Single room available

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Day 4 - Sail across Lake Todos los Santos from Petrohue to Peulla; optional zip wiring

Today is the start of our two-day lake crossing, as we set sail through three different lakes of the Andes, travelling between the lakes by overland vehicle. There are several ways to undertake the border crossing between Chile and Argentina, but this boat journey is undoubtedly the most scenic option as we sail across emerald-blue lakes, surrounded by rainforest and volcanoes. If we're lucky with the weather, the views from the deck of the catamaran will be outstanding.

On a practical level, the boat sets off from Petrohue docks, approximately one hour from Puerto Varas. Today's journey takes us two hours, sailing across Lake Todos los Santos to Peulla, where we dock in the early afternoon and check-in to our hotel. This remote place has very little infrastructure. Wifi is patchy and the amenities are simple but comfortable - the joy is in the natural beauty surrounding it. For those who wish, there are opportunities to go zip wiring or horse riding this afternoon. Alternatively, walk down by the lake shore and take in the peaceful views.

All boat and vehicle journeys during the lake crossings are not private - we will be joining other passengers not from the Explore group.

Accommodation:

Grade: Comfortable Hotel

Single room available

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Day 5 - Cross into Argentina and sail across Lake Nahuel Huapi

We have a two-hour drive from Peulla to Puerto Frias this morning, which will take us across the Chilean border crossing and customs. A 40 minute boat trip across the Lago Frias and short bus ride brings us to Puerto Blest, where we stop for a long lunch on the remote lakeside, allowing us to take in these magnificent views. We finally sail for one hour across Lake Nahuel Huapi, arriving at Puerto Panuelo and its modern boat terminal that pops out of the surrounding mountains. It's only a one-hour bus ride from here to Bariloche.

The Argentinian Lake District is a hub for adventure-seekers, looking to hike, ski, bike and raft in this impressive landscape of jagged snow-covered peaks, rainforest and glacier-fed lakes. The laidback town of Bariloche has a picture-perfect setting on the banks of the Lake Nahuel Huapi, another emerald-blue lake that has been the theme of the last two travel days.

Arriving around 6pm in Bariloche, we have the evening free to relax.

Accommodation:

Grade: Comfortable Hotel

Single room available

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Day 6 - Discover the Patagonian Lake District on foot; chairlift up Campanario Hill

We'll spend the full day exploring some of the grandiose mountain scenery of Patagonia. Starting at the southern shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi, we drive up to the Llao Llao Peninsula, a winding mountain route that takes us past vistas of the glittering lake and tree-covered hills. We take a chairlift up the Cerro Campanario, which allows for one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the area.

We'll also visit the Colonia Suiza village, which in 1895 was the first settlement of Europeans in this area of Argentina. Nowadays it has a vaguely hippy flair, with a large artisan market and an open-air food court selling a variety of local dishes like cheesy empanadas and juicy grilled meats fresh off the parrilla (grill).

Finally, we have two easy hikes around Gutierrez Lake, approximately 8kms and 1.5 hours each. These take us through small waterfalls and past fantastic viewpoints of yet another of this region's stunning lakes.

Accommodation:

Grade: Comfortable Hotel

Single room available

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Day 7 - View the total eclipse with a local astronomer

A total eclipse of the sun will take place today, 14 December 2020. We will be driving to the town hall of Piedra del Aguila (a rustic countryside estancia on the banks of the Limay River), approximately a 2.5 hour drive from Bariloche. We aim to have the estancia just for Explore groups, although this may change prior to departure at the discretion of the local municipality.

Explore will have a local astronomer with us to provide expert information and to answer any questions that you may have, as well as providing eclipse glasses for you to watch the phenomenon safely. We'll be having lunch at the country house - a traditional Argentinian 'asado' style barbecue.

The Moon orbits the Earth almost 13 times a year, and an eclipse happens if it lines up exactly with the Earth and the Sun. Solar eclipses occur at New Moon, when the Moon is between Earth and the Sun. Lunar eclipses occur at Full Moon, when Earth is between the Sun and the Moon. A total eclipse of the sun occurs when the moon appears the same size as the sun, thus completely obscuring the light.

Eclipses do not take place every month because the orbits of the Moon and Earth are tilted at an angle. Most of the time, the line-up is not precise enough for an eclipse. When an eclipse is total, the solar corona can be seen as a white halo around the black disk of the Moon.

Near the beginning and end of total eclipses, the thin, visible slice of the Sun appears broken up into blobs of light. These blobs are called 'Baily's beads' after the British astronomer Francis Baily. They happen because the edge of the Moon is not smooth but jagged with mountain peaks. When just one bead is visible, the effect is often likened to a diamond ring.

The partial eclipse will begin at approximately 11.45am, with totality at 13.08pm, after which point we will return to our accommodation in Bariloche.

Accommodation:

Grade: Comfortable Hotel

Single room available

Meals Provided: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 8 - Fly to Buenos Aires

We fly to Buenos Aires this morning, arriving in the early afternoon. As flight schedules are subject to change, we have left the afternoon free to explore the city.

Since its founding in 1536 the city has thrived on trade and its streets are filled with an eclectic mix of European architectural styles, with Spanish, French and Italian classicism rubbing shoulders with remnants of Victorian grandeur. Gaining independence from its Spanish overlords in 1816 the city grew to rival the great cities of Europe, its wide avenues and elegant squares earning it the title of the Paris of the South. San Telmo is an excellent place to immerse yourself in the city - the oldest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, its cobbled streets are lined with eclectic antique shops and cafes. This barrio is renowned for being the birthplace of tango in the city, and there may be street dancers in Plaza Dorrego or some of the surrounding bars.

In the evening we will have the option to discover the most Latin of dances during one of the city's famous tango shows, with wine tasting and dinner included.

Accommodation:

Grade: Comfortable Hotel

Single room available

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Day 9 - City tour; afternoon at leisure

Today we will take a tour of the city, exploring the major landmarks around the Plaza de Mayo, site of the famous mass demonstrations by supporters of Juan Domingo Peron in 1945, organised by his wife Eva. We'll also visit the elaborate mausoleums of the famous Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of some of Argentina's most revered figures, including Eva Peron herself. Our tour will also take us via Palermo Park and the tango-filled streets of La Caminito in the La Boca district of the city. Settled originally by Italian migrants, the area is famed for its colourful houses and lively street performers.

After our city tour we have some free time to revisit our favourite spots. There is so much about Buenos Aires to love, and its diversity means that there is something to satisfy every traveller.

Accommodation:

Grade: Comfortable Hotel

Single room available

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Day 10 - Trip ends in Buenos Aires

The trip ends after breakfast at our hotel in Buenos Aires.

There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart from Buenos Aires at any time. If your flight is departing later in the day, luggage storage facilities are available at our hotel. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you need to depart from either Aeroparque Internacional Jorge Newbery (AEP) or Ezeiza International Airport (EZE).

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Trip information

Country information

Argentina

Climate

Argentina has a climate that ranges from subtropical in the north to cold in the temperate south. The Andes has erratic rainfall and flash floods from December to May. From June to September spring like sunny days temper the cold nights.

Time difference to GMT

-3

Plugs

3 Pin Flat

Religion

Predominantly Roman Catholic.

Language

Spanish is the main language throughout this region, along with a number of indigenous dialects, of

Chile

Climate

The best time to visit is spring (Sept-Nov) and autumn (March- April). Between June and September the heat in the northern part of the country is less intense. Remember rain can fall at any time of the year and the weather is changeable in the mountains. Easter Island has a tropical climate so is likely to be quite hot and humid. It can also rain there in the evenings and become chilly.

Time difference to GMT

-4

Plugs

2 Pin Round

Religion

Predominantly Roman Catholic.

Language

Spanish, Aymara, Rapanui.

Budgeting and packing

Optional activities

The following excursions and/or activities are usually available and may be arranged locally. Estimated costs are provided below for guidance only, are on a per person basis unless shown otherwise, and may depend on the number of participants. Prices quoted are correct as of the date these tour notes were originally issued but may change at any time due to currency fluctuations. Please note: These activities are booked and paid for direct with the supplier and do not form part of your Explore holiday contract.


Peulla - Zip wiring US$30; Horse riding US$30; 4x4 safari - US$30
Buenos Aires - Tango show US$70 and US$120 with dinner

Clothing

December is just coming into summer in the southern hemisphere, but Patagonia's weather is very changeable - it can go from strong sun one day to high winds the next. Sunblock is essential, as well as a rain jacket and sturdy shoes to walk in. On the eclipse day you will be outside with the astronomer for part of the day, so pack layers, and both a sunhat and warm hat in order to prepare for all weathers.

On the boats in Patagonia, your main bag will be stored securely and you won't have access to them during the days, so you'll need to pack a daysack with anything you will need on the boat, like warm layers, camera, suncream etc.

Footwear

Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes or boots with good ankle support and tread are useful for the walks. Trainersandals for relaxing in.

Luggage

15Kg

Luggage: On tour

One main piece of baggage and daypack.
Total allowance for your international flight: 44lb/20kg. Luggage limit for domestic flights is 15kg.

Remember you are expected to carry your own luggage so don't overload yourself.

Equipment

Eclipse glasses will be provided for you in Argentina.

Tipping

Explore leader
Tipping isn't compulsory, and we work hard to ensure that our leaders all receive a fair wage. However, you might want to recognise a leader that's done a great job or really added to your trip by giving them a tip. We're often asked about the recommended amount. It's a tricky one, and down to personal preference, but we'd recommend between £15 to £20 per person per week as a guideline
Local crew
Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognized part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided. In order to make things easier for you, your leader may organise a group's tips kitty for included activities and meals and if this is the case, they will account for it throughout the tour.

Accordingly, you should allow US$ 65, approx. 2'900 Argentine Pesos for group tipping

For all non-included services and meals on your trip please tip independently at your discretion.

Argentina

Food and drink

The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


Lunch price
£11
Dinner price
£20
Beer price
£3-4
Water price
£2
Foreign Exchange
Local currency
Argentine Peso (ARS)
Recommended Currency For Exchange
You can choose to either change your money in advance or on arrival at the airport. Here you will find both ATMs and Bureau de Change. The exchange rate with the ARS is approximately ARS 57 to the British Pound. You may wish to take extra USD cash as most optional excursions need to be paid in USD cash (not dispensed by ATMs in Argentina or Chile). Please check on line for up to date information
Where To Exchange
Your Tour Leader will advise you on arrival.
ATM Availability
Available in Buenos Aires. In Patagonia some cards with Chip and Pin do not work in the ATM machines. Always have some cash as back-up as they are not always reliable
Credit Card Acceptance
Credit card are widely accepted in many shops and restaurants but some may be subject to a service charge
Travellers Cheques
We do not recommend Travellers Cheques

Chile

Food and drink

The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


Lunch price
£13
Dinner price
£20
Beer price
£3.00 - 4.00
Water price
£2
Foreign Exchange
Local currency
Chilean Peso (CLP)
Recommended Currency For Exchange
You can choose to either change your money in advance or on arrival at the airport. Here you will find both ATMs and Bureau de Change. The exchange rate with the CLP is approximately CLP 880 to the British Pound. We recommend you take some emergency cash in USD as the GBP exchange isn’t very good. Notes should be in good condition otherwise they may not be accepted. Please check on line for up to date information
Where To Exchange
Tour Leader will advise on arrival
ATM Availability
ATMs can be found in the major towns and cities for cash withdrawals in CLP. Always have some cash back up as they are not always reliable
Credit Card Acceptance
Credit card are widely accepted in many shops and restaurants but some may be subject to a service charge
Travellers Cheques
We do not recommend Travellers Cheques
Transport, Accommodation & Meals

Transport Information

Bus, Boat

Accommodation notes

In Peulla, our midway point during the boat crossing, the hotel has fantastic views right over the mountains and lake Todos los Santos. Due to its remote location, the hotel could use some care and maintenance, but the ensuite rooms are comfortable and the setting is outstanding. For a one-night stay it has everything you will need. Our other hotels during the trip are well located, and perfect for exploring the towns and cities that you'll pass through.

Essential Information

FCO Advice

We strongly recommend that you check your government's travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination: safety and security, entry requirements, health, local laws and customs. For UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice click here.

For more information from Explore about travel advice, click here
 

Under 18 immigration guidance

Please note that some countries require proof of parental consent when travelling overseas with under 18s. Please check requirements with the relevant embassy or consular office well in advance of travel if this applies to your party.

Price Guarantee

Once your booking has been confirmed we guarantee the price will not increase, whatever the circumstances. Before booking please ensure you have read our important tour pricing information.Booking Conditions

Visa and Passport Information


Please note we require a photocopy of your passport 3 month pre departure.
It is essential that you provide Explore with a photo copy of your passport at the time of booking, as this will be required in order to confirm accommodation.

Argentina: Visas are not required for UK, US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens.
Please note Australian passport holders will need make a payment called the 'reciprocity fee' in advance of travel to enter Argentina. This currently costs US$ 100. This payment needs to be made online at http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesible/templates/reciprocidad/reciprocidad.htm The receipt generated at the time of online payment must be printed and given to local immigration authorities together with your passport.

Chile: Visas are not required for UK, New Zealand, Australian, US and Canadian citizens.

Other nationalities should consult the relevant consulate.

All visa information is subject to change. You should confirm all visa related issues with the relevant Embassy prior to departure.

USA: (including those in transit) Citizens of the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and passport holders from several EU countries can enter the United States without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) - where you apply for an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation), which applies if you enter the country by sea or by air. This must be done on line - https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov no later than 72 hours prior to travel. Travellers who have not registered before their trip are likely be refused boarding.

You must have an electronic passport with a digital chip containing biometric information about the passport owner. UK passports which are biometric feature a small gold symbol (camera) at the bottom of the front cover.

If you have visited Iraq, Syria, Iran or Sudan since 2011 or are dual nationals of these countries, you cannot travel with an ESTA and instead you will need to apply for a visa from the nearest US Embassy or Consulate. If you are unable to provide a valid visa before boarding flights to the US, or entering via another method, you may not be permitted to travel.

Please note for your ESTA application you will be required to supply Point of Contact information. Explore' s USA contact information will be listed on your final documentation which you will receive approximately 3-4 weeks before departure. If you are leaving for the USA before this, please call the Explore team to get this information.(Not necessary if in transit)

For further information please check out the US embassy website. Visa applications - http://london.usembassy.gov/niv/apply.html

Canada: An electronic travel authorisation (ETA) is required by British citizens transiting via Canada. For more information see the official Canadian government website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp
Other nationalities should consult their local embassy or consular office.


If you do require assistance in obtaining a visa then you may be able to apply through Explore's recommended visa service in the UK, Travcour. See www.travcour.com to download the relevant visa application for your trip, if applicable (UK citizens only), along with details of how to apply for your visa through Travcour. The Team at Travcour will be happy to answer specific questions relating to visa applications, please call them directly on 0208 5431846.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a full passport, with the correct validity for your chosen destination.
 

Booking conditions

Before booking your Explore trip, please ensure that you read both our Essential Information and Booking Conditions.

Transfers

Find out more about Trip Transfer Terms and Conditions before you book.

Booking a land only package with Explore

Customers who have chosen to book on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements of our tour, please ensure that you have checked your tour specific ‘Joining Instructions’ prior to booking your own travel arrangements. Your joining instructions can be found below in the dates and prices information. 

You may also be eligible for the Free Explore Transfer.


Joining Tour Abroad

Customers booked on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements will now receive a Free Transfer, provided you arrive and depart on the tour only itinerary start and end dates. The complimentary transfers will be arranged from the Explore designated airport or train station to your trips joining point, and then back from the ending point to the designated airport or train station. Generally the airport or station that Explore have selected will be the one that is closest to the town or city where the trip starts, or the one nearest to the joining point. It will be either an airport or train station but not both.

The exception to this rule is customers who are booked on a tour where the joining and ending point is at the designated airport or train station.  

Free transfers are not available for Self-Guided, Polar, Tailormade or Tours for Churches customers.

If you are not eligible for the Free Transfer then you will need to make your own way through to the joining and ending point. On a majority of our tours Explore will be able to provide a private transfer at an additional cost. Please ask for a quote at the time of booking.  


For more information regarding the Explore Free Transfer click here

Insurance

It is a condition of booking with Explore that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter evacuation in the event of illness or injury and covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are trekking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. The cost of many of our Polar Voyages will exceed the capped amount covered by standard insurance premiums and you will be required to pay an additional premium to cover the full value of your trip. Please ensure that you are covered for the full amount of your holiday cost, as insufficient cover could invalidate a claim under the policy. Medical and repatriation insurance cover is not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.
Read more information about what travel insurance is required.

Flight information

Explore offers a wide range of flexible flying options to make joining and leaving our trips easy. Read more about them here.


Flight Information

You are able to book this tour on a 'land only' basis or as a ‘flight inclusive’ package. Your flight inclusive package will be fully protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ATOL protection scheme.

  

Booking a flight inclusive package with Explore

We have a good selection of flights not only from London but from many regional airports around the UK allowing us to compare fares between scheduled carriers as well as low cost and charter airlines. Our dedicated flights team will match the best flight options to your arrival and departure airport.

On our website we display a UK flight inclusive package guide price which is generally based on a London departure. To avoid paying supplements or to secure your preferred flight option, we recommend booking as early as possible, especially for peak travel dates.

Argentina

Vaccinations

Nothing compulsory, we recommend protection against typhoid, tetanus, polio and hepatitis A. Please consult your travel clinic for the latest advice on Malaria, Dengue and Zika Virus. Please take preventative measures to avoid mosquito bites - these include mosquito repellent as well as long trousers and long sleeve shirts to cover up when necessary. Please note many countries in Central America, South America and the Caribbean require a yellow fever vaccination certificates if travelling from infected areas. A detailed list of these countries can be found on the NaTHNaC website - http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries. Also on the NaTHNaC site there is a list of Countries (and specific areas within a country) which are at risk of infection and a vaccination is therefore recommended. Yellow fever is only recommended for those travelling to Iguazu falls. Please check the latest requirements with your travel clinic or doctor prior to departure. The above is not an exhaustive list. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at Explore Travel Health and from your local healthcare provider. Visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed by you before travelling.

Chile

Vaccinations

Nothing compulsory, we recommend protection against typhoid, tetanus, diphtheria, polio and hepatitis A. Please consult your travel clinic for the latest advice on Malaria, Dengue Fever and Zika Virus. Please take preventative measures to avoid mosquito bites - these include mosquito repellent as well as long trousers and long sleeve shirts to cover up when necessary. Please note many countries in Central America, South America and the Caribbean require a yellow fever vaccination certificates if travelling from infected areas. A detailed list of these countries can be found on the NaTHNaC website - http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries. Also on the NaTHNaC site there is a list of Countries (and specific areas within a country) which are at risk of infection and a vaccination is therefore recommended. Please check the latest requirements with your travel clinic or doctor prior to departure. The above is not an exhaustive list. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at Explore Travel Health and from your local healthcare provider. Visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed by you before travelling.

Additional Information

Why book this trip

Join a local astronomer to view the total solar eclipse from Piedra del Aguila, and cross the Andes by boat over two days. This trip is ideal for active people who want to combine some city sightseeing and cultural discovery with walks in some of the world's most inspirational scenery.

Dates, prices and booking

All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change
Tue 8 Dec 2020 - Thu 17 Dec 2020 Guaranteed departure
PAE_2020 Chile to Argentina 0 spaces available
£2980
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FLIGHT OPTIONS FROM
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SINGLE ROOM OPTION
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+£730
PAE_2020 Chile to Argentina 0 spaces available
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Generally the airport or station that Explore have selected will be the one that is closest to the town or city where the trip starts, or the one nearest to the joining point. It will be either an airport or train station but not both. The exception to this rule are customers who are booked on a trip where the joining and/or ending point is the airport or station. In this particular case there will be a specific time provided for when the trip starts and ends. On these particular trips, only one arrival and departure transfer will generally be provided for the whole group. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Time and place
19:00 at Hotel Reception
Ending Point
Town
Buenos Aires
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.

Add a flight

We offer a wide range of flexible flight options including convenient regional airports. Book flights with us and your trip will be ATOL protected for your peace of mind. 

ATOL logoATOL Protection
A flight inclusive package will be financially protected under ATOL 2595 held by Explore Worldwide Limited.

 


Thu 10 Dec 2020 - Sat 19 Dec 2020 Guaranteed departure
PAE_2020 Argentina to Chile 1 space available
£2980
was Save
FLIGHT OPTIONS FROM
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+£1019
SINGLE ROOM OPTION
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+£730
PAE_2020 Argentina to Chile 1 space available
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Generally the airport or station that Explore have selected will be the one that is closest to the town or city where the trip starts, or the one nearest to the joining point. It will be either an airport or train station but not both. The exception to this rule are customers who are booked on a trip where the joining and/or ending point is the airport or station. In this particular case there will be a specific time provided for when the trip starts and ends. On these particular trips, only one arrival and departure transfer will generally be provided for the whole group. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel Reception
Ending Point
Town
Santiago
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.

Add a flight

We offer a wide range of flexible flight options including convenient regional airports. Book flights with us and your trip will be ATOL protected for your peace of mind. 

ATOL logoATOL Protection
A flight inclusive package will be financially protected under ATOL 2595 held by Explore Worldwide Limited.

 


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