We invite you to join our adventure to Chile & Easter Island, February 22–March 7, 2017 including the Annular Solar Eclipse near Puerto Aguirre February 26, 2017!
Join us and enjoy the Southern Hemisphere in summer as we explore Chile from its heartland in Santiago to the spectacular islands, fjords and mountains of Patagonian Chile. Our journey will culminate in a visit to fabled Easter Island!
Our journey will begin in the historic capital city, Santiago—Chile’s largest city and one of the most beautiful cities in South America.
We will then fly to Puerto Montt, a city located 1000 km south of Santiago, and picturesque Puerto Varas on the shores of Lake Llanquihue with a spectacular vista of Osorno Volcano.
We then board M/V Skorpios II to explore Chilean Patagonia as we sail south through protected coastal waters to Puerto Aguirre to see the Annular Solar Eclipse and the San Rafael Glacier, a massive tidewater glacier, declared a UNESCO World Biosphere reserve in 1978.
We will return to Santiago and then fly west 2,350 miles to Easter Island, the eastern corner of the Polynesian Triangle. About one thousand 10 to 30-ft tall moais are found on Easter Island, carved out of the volcanic rock. We will also become acquainted with the Easter Island culture.
Leading the expedition will be Dr. Tom Love, who has led trips in the Andes and South America for many years. Joining him on Easter Island will be our outstanding guide, Sabrina Tukipoint.
We hope you will join us on this unique adventure!