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Exclusive Eclipse-Viewing and Stunning Peaks

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Group | 12 Days | Easy to Moderate Touring and Active
  • Exclusive viewing of 2020 eclipse on a private Argentine ranch far from crowds
  • Viewing site with longest totality and least chance of clouds
  • Talks by astronomer Dr. Ed Krupp, director of the Griffith Observatory
  • Hiking among the breathtaking mountains of Chile's Torres del Paine National Park
  • Exploring Perito Moreno Glacier

"Every eclipse is extraordinary," explains acclaimed astronomer Dr. Ed Krupp, who joins us on this trip. "It is, in fact, the most spectacular thing the sky does... there's really nothing quite as amazing to people as the effect in its entirety of a total solar eclipse." For the eclipse on December 14, 2020, we’ve lined up a private viewing in the area expected to have the longest duration of totality and the best weather conditions across all of South America. Based from a luxury tented camp on a private 22,000-acre family-owned ranch in the Neuquén Province of Argentina, we'll have the opportunity to revel in the celestial event far from crowds and light pollution, while gaining insight from Dr. Krupp. We'll also get to explore Patagonia's highest lights, including Torres del Paine.

ITINERARY


Merlin was welcoming, patient, prepared (always prepared!), flexible...the list goes on! He was simply excellent.

– Allison S.
Day
1–2

Arrive in Santiago, Chile, and overnight Fly to Patagonia and drive to Torres del Paine National Park.

Day
3–5

In stunning Torres del Paine, we hike amid iconic peaks, glaciers, pristine lakes, and gnarled Magellanic trees and watch for guanacos and Chilean flamingos.

Day
6–7

Driving into Argentina, we make our way to Los Glaciares National Park, settling into our lakeside hotel   We explore the sensational Perito Moreno Glacier.

Day
8

Fly north to the beautiful Argentine Lake District and then travel the Route of the Seven Lakes to the Neuquén Province, stopping along the way to take photos and sample local delicacies.

Day
9–10

Experience a total solar eclipse from a private ranch located in the path of totality where prospects for good weather are best   Learn about the sky during day and night from acclaimed astronomer Dr. Ed Krupp Opt to explore the Argentine steppe with hikes and outings on horseback.

Day
11–12

Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina's cosmopolitan capital, and overnight  Depart for home or to explore more of South America.

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Meet Your Astronomer

Dr. Edwin Charles Krupp

An award-winning astronomer, researcher, lecturer, and author, Dr. Krupp has been director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles since 1974. He has a special interest in archaeoastronomy, which studies the cultural aspects of astronomy, including eclipse folklore.

Astronomer Dr. Ed Krupp looks at the sky.

Meet Your trip leader

Merlin Lipshitz

Living most of his life in El Chaltén, Argentina, Merlin has been a mountaineer since age 15. He has done countless expeditions on the Patagonian Ice Cap and climbed the Bolivian Andes, Yosemite's El Capitan, Mont Blanc, and more.

Dates & Prices


Dates

12/6/20 – 12/17/20   – Guaranteed*

*Guaranteed departures will not be cancelled due to low enrollment; you can sign up and be confident that your plans will not change.

Pricing

From $18,450 per person (Group Trip)

Inclusions:

  • Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • All accommodations
  • All gratuities
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Sightseeing, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • Most meals
  • Bottled or filtered water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • Services of a GeoEx trip leader, astronomer, local guides, drivers, and other staff
  • Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance

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Take customization to the next level on a journey fully tailored to you. GeoEx's destination specialists will gladly tailor this existing itinerary—or build one completely from scratch—to suit your style, interests, and time frame. Contact us to see what's possible.

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