January 21, 2022

Trip to Patagonia – Jan 2, 2015 – Overland to El Calafate, Argentina

– from the Itinerary: After breakfast, we depart Torres del Paine National Park and cross the Andes once again as we transfer by coach to El Calafate, a town in Argentina that serves as the gateway to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. For 65 million years, the land here evolved from chaotic volcanic eruption and massive glaciers, creating a jagged landscape of interconnected fjords, channels, and mountainside  glacial lakes. We’ll enjoy another chance to view the scenery and wildlife of the Patagonian steppe during our drive and make a stop for lunch en route. This evening we arrive at our hotel …

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Trip to Patagonia – Dec 26, 2014 – Overland to Puerto Varas, Chile

– from the Itinerary After breakfast today, we’ll bid farewell to Bariloche, board our motorcoach, and travel to Chile. We’ll stop for lunch en route. We’ll arrive at our hotel in Puerto Varas in the late afternoon and take a short orientation walk. This evening, dinner is on your own. And now we take a long bus ride across the Andes to Puerto Varas in Chile for the next 2 nights. We drove through the Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. This entire area is covered in ash from the eruption of the Puyehue Volcano in 2011. When we cross into Chile, …

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Getting Ready for Trip to Patagonia

This coming Friday morning at 2 A.M., Pat and I fly out of Singapore for our trip to South America (Argentina and Chile and Patagonia), This is a trip we had planned last February, long before we knew about moving to Singapore. The flight goes to Doha, Qatar, and then to Buenos Aries – 30+ hours from the time the plane takes off from Singapore, until it lands in BA! The trip is organized by Overseas Adventure Travel (www.oattravel.com) and will be our first group tour (can’t count our trips with Kathy and Alan or John and Ruth), so we’re …

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