Science, Eco-Diversity & Culture
November 5-14, 2017
With optional excursion to Iguazu Falls, November 13-17, 2017
A breathtaking journey in the footsteps of Charles Darwin…
This modern day expedition begins in Buenos Aires, the city that Darwin grew to love for its rich culture and beautiful architecture. Here we will visit a nature reserve in a pampas wetland, enjoy a walking tour of the famed Four Balconies neighborhood, enjoy a dinner and tango show, and hear a short program on Darwin’s scientific explorations by a noted natural historian.
Next we travel to a sheltered half-moon bay along Argentina’s central coast at the very edge of the Patagonia Steppe, Argentina’s secret and hidden Galapagos. We will stay at a private “green resort” and working Patagonian estancia set among more than 80,000 hectares of unspoiled wilderness. Activity options include day hikes, light trail cycling, a sail to visit sea lion and colorful marine bird colonies, Magellan penguins, and a seaweed harvesting operation. We will visit a petrified forest and a rock canyon with 15 meter walls formed by Jurassic rocks from the Mesozoic era, enjoy swims in tide pools, and relax on white sand beaches where turquoise waters wash the shore. You even have an opportunity to lend a hand on a typical Patagonian sheep ranch.
Dirt roads bear names of seaweeds. The quiet is only interrupted by gusts of wind, the singing of hundreds of species of birds and the breaking of the waves on the shore. Peace reigns all around. Seaweed harvesters, biologists, sheep ranchers, families, adventure-lovers, artists, guests from every corner
of the world, all find their place in this quiet haven.
Accommodations are 3-star equivalent with en-suite facilities; our green estancia resort, where our meals are taken together in their on-site dining room, are small all-contained cabins overlooking the sea.
Optional Extension: Iguazu Falls tour
November 13-17, 2017
To complete your journey, add an optional excursion to the exquisite centerpiece of Iguazu National Park, Iguazu Falls – described by many as an 8th Wonder of the Natural World. You will see the falls from an adventure boat and explore the natural beauty of this sub-tropical jungle on boardwalk paths, or choose an optional special tour of bird watching, canoeing or kayaking..
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